North America

New Orleans

Focusing on the Insight Meditation tradition of Theravada Buddhism (Vipassana), we meet twice weekly for practice, study, and discussion.

We can help you to get started in meditation and will provide support for your ongoing practice. Whether you are new to meditation or more experienced, you are welcome to join us at any time.


The intention of Mindful Heart Buddha Sangha is to support individual growth to achieve freedom of the mind. We follow a Theravada tradition, practice primarily Vipassana Insight meditation, and welcome people of all spiritual paths.

Activities: Five vipassana sittings per week. Some with discussion.
And sponsorship of a prison sangha in Tell City, Indiana.

Silver Spring

WAT THAI WASHINGTON, D.C. is a non-profit Buddhist center serving the Thai and Thai-American communities. The Wat is the focal point for cultural and educational activities for the community, as well as an information center for Americans interested in Thailand and Buddhism.


The Minnesota Buddhist Vihara  is a Buddhist temple that serves all those interested in learning about the Teachings of the Buddha. We offer teachings for both children and adults. We welcome people from all traditions and cultures to ‘come and see’ and to share in practices such as meditation, discussion on the teachings of the Buddha and ritual and cultural events of the Buddhist community of Minnesota.



The Samatha-Vipassana Meditation Centre was established as an affiliated institution of Alberta Buddhist Vihara Association (ABVA) with the intention of preserving the 'Original Teachings of the Buddha and Buddhist Meditation' within the context of Western culture.


Khmer-Canadian Buddhist Cultural Centre is a place for every one to come, visit and enjoy exploring Khmer Buddhist religion and Culture. This website gives a flavour of what it might be like to visit the Centre.



Buddhist Vihara Society in B.C. is located in Surrey, B.C. Canada. It provides resources and facilities in their premises to learn and practice Theravada Buddhism. Theravada Buddhism is the oldest form of Buddhism dating back to the time of the Buddha more than 2500 years ago. Guidance is available in English and Sinhalese.



Full Circle Meditation offers Vipassana (mindfulness/insight) and Metta (loving kindness) instruction to people from all walks of life.
Margot Sangster is the principal teacher although periodically other teachers will lead programs.


A monastery is a place supportive of personal spiritual development for sincere people of all backgrounds and religions.



Based upon Buddhist purity as defined by the Buddha's words in the Theravadin suttas. The Theravada Buddhist Community of Vancouver is a religious society that welcomes teachers or student teachers from across the entire spectrum of Buddhist traditions.


The Westcoast Dharma Society was formed in Vancouver, BC, Canada to promote Buddhist meditation practices (primarily Vipassana and Metta) for the benefit of all beings. WDS focuses on retreat management with the specific mandate of bringing senior Western Dharma teachers to Vancouver to lead meditation retreats.


We are based in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, a location we have found highly conducive to serious practice.

We have no formal group meetings at present, but we do get together with other Dhamma practitioners in Saskatoon every few weeks for discussion of Dhamma readings, including books and essays by Thanissaro Bhikkhu, Suttas and excerpts thereof. The group includes people at a variety of levels of exposure to the Kammatthana tradition.


The Regina Insight Meditation Community shares a commitment to the investigation and practice of the Buddha's teachings (Buddhadharma).  Together we explore the teachings on the nature of things. Within our community (sangha), we support and inspire each other to bring our spiritual practice into daily life.  Our practice is woven through the way we relate to each other in our community. Within an atmosphere of respect and honesty, each person's direct experience is honoured. We welcome anyone who wishes to explore this practice and these teachings.


Devon Township

The Arrow River Forest Hermitage is a Theravadan Buddhist monastery and meditation center located in Northern Ontario. This web-site contains information about the ARCC, Dhamma notes, the Letters from Mara, Pali chanting and lots more.



Bhikkhuni hermitage headed by Ayya Medhanandi.


Established in 1978, and located on the edge of picturesque Rouge Valley, Toronto Maha Vihara today is not only a noteworthy landmark,  but also a monument to the vision and conviction of the early pioneers of the Sri Lankan expatriate Buddhist community in the Greater Toronto Area.



The TBC is a lay community active since June 1986, under the guidance of Ven. Ajahn Viradhammo and affiliated informally, with the Tisarana Buddhist Monastery, Perth, Ontario.



At the Buddhist Place we aim to create an environment in which people can learn about and practice the teachings of the Buddha. We organize various events and activities to further Dharma practice, and to increase awareness of Dharma in the Peterborough area.




West End Buddhist Centre is dedicated to building a community of support in the larger Canadian community that nourishes intellectual and spiritual growth while embracing our Buddhist traditions. 



Dharma Retreats was founded in July 1998.

Our purpose is to provide retreats for people who wish to learn and deepen their practise of Vipassana/Insight Meditation and Metta/LovingKindness Meditation.