North America

Castle Rock

Cloud Mountain Retreat Center is a non-sectarian Buddhist center hosting residential retreats year round.



The Seattle Insight Meditation Society (SIMS) is a non-profit organization devoted to offering the Buddha's teachings on insight and awareness to all those who seek them. Founded by a group of longtime practitioners of the dharma, or teachings of the Buddha, SIMS intends to create and nurture an open and cohesive spiritual community, or sangha, to support the practice of mindfulness in daily life.


Dharma refuge in southwestern Wisconsin, Liberation Park is inspired by The Garden of Liberation (Suan Mokkhabalarama) founded by Venerable Buddhadasa Bhikkhu, at which Santikaro trained from 1985 through 1999.



The Madison Insight Meditation Group is comprised of people with varying levels of training and experience in Vipassana, or Insight Meditation. They focus on the essence of the Buddha's teachings that underlie 2500 years of cultural traditions.


Ajahn Dick Silaratano, disciple of Ajahn Maha Boowa, is establishing a new 215-acre forest monastery in rural Virginia. This monastery will be in the Dhammayut lineage.


Wat Yarnna Rangsee is a Thai Buddhist Monastery founded in 1988. It is a center for Buddhists residing in Virginia, Washington D.C. and Maryland.


Insight Meditation Community of Charlottesville (IMCC) is dedicated to the practice of mindfulness awareness, also know as Insight or Vipassana Meditation. IMCC provides a full program of weekly meditation, ongoing classes, daylong programs, and retreats.



The Forest Way Insight Meditation Center is a forest retreat center in rural Virginia. Retreats will be held on a year-round basis and will vary in length from a weekend to one year in duration. Matthew Flickstein is the resident teacher.


The current members of the fellowship are all people who have practiced at the Insight Meditation Society in Barre, Massachusetts. This puts our group in the Theravada-Vipassana school of Buddhism, although the intent is not to be sectarian.


Vermont Insight Meditation Center is a community-based, non-residential center for the practice of Vipassana or Insight meditation, and for the study of Buddhist teachings and mindfulness practice in daily life. Vermont Insight offers a range of study programs and meditation practice opportunities. All are welcome to participate.

Natrona Heights

Pittsburgh Buddhist Center (PBC) was established on September 06, 2006 to serve the needs of the Buddhists and friends of Buddhism in and around Pittsburgh.
This is the first Theravada Temple established in western Pennsylvania. PBC welcomes your participation of its monthly activities as well as your private visits to temple.
PBC plans to conduct meditation sessions, Dhamma discussions and childrens Buddhism classes. There will be a once a month talk given by a Buddhist scholar.

Crystal Spring

International Buddhist Society of Pennsylvania is located at Sadaham Sevana Meditation Center, in a very beautiful, quiet and serene rural environment in south central Pennsylvania.
The monks here follow the Sri Lankan Theravada tradition of Buddhism, which is based on the Tripitaka, the oldest record of the Buddha's teachings.
All Center services and activities are free of charge.


The Portland Insight Meditation Community began in 1978 as the Portland Vipassana Sangha. Robert Beatty is the founding and guiding teacher. He traces his lineage through Ruth Denison and the Burmese teacher U Ba Khin.


Portland Friends of the Dhamma  is a Buddhist Meditation Center in Portland, Oregon, affiliated with and advised by the Abhayagiri monastic descendants of the Ajahn Chah, Ajahn Sumedho lineage.


Tri-State Dharma is an organization designed to promote the study and practice of Insight Meditation in the Buddhist Theravadin tradition in the geographic areas of Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana. As such, it is actively engaged in facilitating the existing Sangha (community of practitioners) in both study and practice. The organization sponsors retreats and other related activities throughout each calendar year in an effort to bring the teachings to the public.

Salt Lake City

Mindfulness does nothing but noticing, watching each occasion of experience as it arises, stands and passes away.  In the watching there is the freedom to choose how we will live that moment.   All are welcome to begin meditation with us or to continue with the support of the Sangha, a community of spiritual friends, dedicated to living a less stressful and more peaceful life.


The Austin Buddhist Vihara was founded on June 3rd, 2006 under the patronage of the resident monks, as a place of observance of the Therawada principles of Buddhism.


Del Valle

Mission: Promote education, inspire and support the Buddhist way of life in the USA and thereby work to ensure peace in individual's lives and in the world at large.



The Dallas Buddhist Center Objectives:
- To offer morning and evening chanting with meditation to lay people.
- Offer lay people the opportunity to make merit by designating every Sunday as a "Buddhist Holiday" where lay people can offer food/alms and decide morning chanting while monks have a lunch. The lay people will receive the "Five recepts" and blessing from the monks.
- Arrange for monks from Thailand to have a hance to visit the Buddhist Center of Dallas as a guest lectures.
- Provides students/visitors programs about Buddhism and Thai language and culture.
- Distribution Buddhist publications, audiocassettes and media information to lay people interested in Buddhism.
- Publication "Dallas San" every quarter for temple members featuring Dhamma topics, upcoming temple activities, and temple donation and income/expense financial statement.
- Provide lectures about Buddhism to any requesting public institution.

Port Arthur

Vietnamese Buu Mon Buddhist temple, established in 1980, was the first Buddhist center in Beaumont, Texas. In fact, thats where it gets its name. During its early stages, the temple moved to Orange, Texas for a few years and settled into its current location, in Port Arthur, Texas, in 1986.
Abbot Thich Huyen Viet and his small congregation moved in, and after much remodeling and renovation, had built a stupa where there was once a steeple, and installed seven foot tall guilt bronze Buddha seated on the altar in front of a fresco mural of a Bodhi tree on a rivers shore. The dedication ceremony for the current temple was held on August 15, 1987.