Theravāda Buddhism Web Directory

Santa Monica

InsightLA, under the direction of Trudy Goodman, guides the practice of Buddhist meditation individually, in sitting groups, and through retreats in the Los Angeles and Southern California area. We offer a range of programs which include the practice of Insight Meditation, also known as Vipassana in the Buddhist tradition.

Redwood Valley

A Buddhist community in Redwood, California, in the tradition of Ajahn Chah, Ajahn Sumedho & Amaravati Buddhist Monastery.


BPF's programs, publications, and practice groups link Buddhist teachings of wisdom and compassion with progressive social change.

Valley Center

Wat Metta, headed by Ajaan Geoffrey Thanissaro, is a Thai forest monastery located in an avocado orchard on a hill surrounded by the mountains and chaparral of northern San Diego county. Metta Forest Monastery offers the opportunity for lay people to come and stay for individual retreats of long or short duration. Although Metta is primarily a monastery, part of the hill is set aside for lay visitors who want to come on individual retreats and follow the daily schedule.

Santa Clara

Buddhi Vihara is a Sri Lankan Buddhist Temple, which follows the Theravada School of practice. It was founded in 1997 by Venerable Kahanda Amarabuddhi and Sri Lankan Buddhists living in San Francisco Bay area.


Santa Cruz

The mission of Insight Santa Cruz is to support anyone interested in the path of awakening and liberation through mindfulness and loving-kindness.

To support this mission, Insight Santa Cruz offers a variety of classes and practice opportunities that help cultivate wisdom and compassion inspired from the Theravada Buddhist Tradition.

Insight Santa Cruz teachers provide guidance, support, and inspiration to develop:

  • Integrity (ethical living)
  • Steadiness of mind (concentration)
  • Insight into the causes of suffering and the path to freedom (wisdom)

Insight Santa Cruz and its teachers charge no fees and are solely sustained through generosity and volunteer support. This model of service and generosity “awakens and gladdens” the heart, and has deep roots in ancient Buddhism.


A non profit organization which was established to offer the following free services to the public:
* Promote meditaion.
* Offer Buddhist teachings for whom is interested.


Colorado Springs

A non-profit organization dedicated to educating people in the Dhamma. Founded by Dr Lucinda Green.


The Insight Meditation Community of Colorado (IMC) was founded in 1993 by students of resident teachers at the Insight Meditation Society in Barre, Massachusetts, and the Spirit Rock Meditation Center in Woodacre, California. IMC dharma teachers include Lloyd Burton, David Chernikoff, Terry Ray, and Wendy Zerin.

Colorado Springs

Awakening Truth is a new Theravada training monastery for nuns located in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Its guiding teacher, Ajahn Thanasanti Bhikkhuni, hosts regular talks, insight meditation (vipassana) instruction and practice, moonlight vigils, retreats and workshops. All are welcome.