Theravāda Buddhism Web Directory


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.