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The Meditation Circle of Charleston is a support group for the study and practice of meditation in the Buddhist tradition of mindfulness.


Washington D.C.

The goal of the Washington, DC, Buddhist Studies Group is to support and enhance participants’ practice and knowledge of Buddhism.  Our meetings are led by individual volunteer members and typically include readings and discussions of suttas (discourses) by the Buddha from the earliest sources—Theravada, Pali Canon—as well as Buddhist topics closely linked to and supported by the suttas.  Topics are wide-ranging, from compassion and mindfulness to how to apply the practice in one’s daily life.  Coupled with this, our meetings include very short meditations.

Our small group consists of individuals with varying degrees of experience regarding teachings of the Buddha, and we encourage others to join us who have sincere interest, an open mind, and a loving heart.

Washington D.C.

Sri Lankan Buddhist temple, with all regular services conducted in the English language.

Cabin John

IMCW offers training in Vipassana (or Insight) meditation and related Buddhist practices that awaken the heart and mind. We serve the entire DC metro area. In addition to our flagship Wednesday night class in Bethesda, IMCW’s programs include weekly classes and sitting groups in Washington; Takoma Park and Frederick, MD; northern Virginia and Shepherdstown,WV. We also offer nonresidential weekend retreats and workshops, as well as a thriving community of peer-led Kalyana Mitta (or spiritual friend) groups. Longer residential retreats, held several times a year, are open to out-of-towners as well as DC-area residents. IMCW is guided by founder and senior teacher, Tara Brach, in addition to a Teachers Council and Board of Directors.


Myanmar Buddhist monastery.


The Atammayatarama Buddhist Monastery (ABM) was launched January 18, 1998 by the Thai and American Buddhist community of Washington state. The ABM was certified as a "not-for-profit" corporation of the State of Washington on 22 April 1998. ABM is established with the goal of promoting authentic, classic Buddhist teaching in an open and friendly spirit.


Bellingham Insight Meditation Society (BIMS) supports meditation and practice in the Buddhist Theravada tradition.

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.