North America

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Directory of meditation centers in USA. Also helps to find Buddhist books.

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The British Columbia Insight Meditation Society (BCIMS) is a non-profit organization based in Vancouver, British Columbia.

Formed to connect and support Buddhist meditation communities in B.C. that practice in the Theravada tradition, we provide access to teachings through classes, sitting groups, study groups and retreats, and build sangha through community events and volunteer work.

We invite you to join us exploring the Buddha’s teachings on insight, generosity and kindness; and in awakening the body, mind and heart in formal meditation practice and in the challenge of daily life.

City: Waukesha
Federal State: Wisconsin
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Buddha Haksa Temple, also known as Wat Buddha Raksa. The monastery is established to conduct ceremonies and activities serving the spiritual and religious needs of the Lao and Thai communities. It is to provide religious guidance of the Buddha's teachings to the people interested.

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Here you can find information about Vipassana meditation in the tradition of the Ven. Mahasi Sayadaw of Burma (now Myanmar).

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Practice groups are listed by state: Alabama, Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Wisconsin.

City: Los Angeles
Federal State: CA
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Founded by George Haas in 2003 and named the Best Online Buddhist Meditation by Los Angeles Magazine in 2011, Mettagroup uses Vipassanā, or insight meditation, as a way to help students live a meaningful life. Drawing from 2500-year-old Buddhist teachings and John Bowlby's Attachment Theory, the Mettagroup techniques serve as a model of how to connect with other people, and how to be completely yourself in relationships with others and with work.

Commonly referred to as "mindfulness," Vipassanā meditation is focused on living more peacefully, compassionately and wisely. Derived from the Theravada school of Buddhism, the techniques are widely acknowledged as effective ways to manage pain, stress, compulsiveness and are often used in conjunction with psychotherapy.

Most Mettagroup students begin with Morning Meditation, a guided meditation held via conference call six days a week with founding teacher George Haas. In addition, we offer several intensive courses throughout the year, as well as multiple retreats every year and ongoing one-on-one mentoring with experienced teachers. Read more in our classes section, or sign up for our newsletter and we'll let you know about courses and special events.