North America


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.



This site is a resource for practitioners of Vipassana (insight meditation) based on the teachings of Theravada Buddhism and the Venerable Ajahn Tong Sirimangalo, one of Thailand's most respected meditation masters. Courses advertised on this site are suitable for both beginner and experienced meditators.

Caledon East

Laotian Theravadan Buddhist Temple.


Severn Bridge

Rev. Sister Khema Nandi is a Theravada Buddhist nun trained in the Mahasi tradition. She was a founder and the resident director of the Buddha Sasana Yeiktha meditation centre.


The Ottawa Buddhist Society serves Theravada Buddhists of all backgrounds in and around Ottawa, Canada's Capital.
All who support the Society and its objectives are welcome to Society activities: meditation retreats, days of mindfulness, Friday evening meetings at 91A Fourth Avenue Dharma study groups and to become members.


Nova Scotia

Buddhayana Forest Retreat is a Buddhist meditation retreat center, set in the beautiful mixed hardwood forest of Nova Scotia's Cobequid Highlands. Our center offers self-directed and self-sufficient temporary, monastic style meditation retreats.


True North Insight is a charitable organization that offers a full schedule of insight meditation retreats and courses in English and French.


Come join us for our weekly groupsits of Vipassana/Insight meditation, which is a very ancient form of Theravada Buddhist practice. Learn to focus your attention on your breathing and to let go of your mind's continuous chatter.

Let go of the daily 'roller-coaster-ride' of cravings and aversions, likes and dislikes. Become balanced, relaxed and happy again. And learn to experience reality more directly without re-acting blindly to positive or negative events.




1. To maintain the Teachings of the Buddha.
2. To be the means in helping to spread the Teachings of the Buddha.
3. To be a tool in promoting Buddhist and Eastern Culture.
4. To make known the activities of Buddha Vihara to Buddhists in general.
5. To promote and spread activities of Buddhist and other religious organizations to public.
6. To be the means of promotion techniques and the ways to promote activities of Buddhist Monks in the US.

Ann Arbor

Insight Meditation center offering regular classes and frequent retreats.


The Great Lakes Buddhist Vihara reflects the hopes, aspirations and energies of a tiny community of Buddhists primarily in the Michigan Great Lakes region and in southern Ontario.


Dhammasala Forest Monastery has been established to encourage the teaching, practice and realization of the Dhamma (the Buddha's teaching) with special emphasis on classical, Theravada Buddhism. It arranges services for the benefit of the community, such as regular teachings on Buddhism, meditation instruction in twice weekly sessions, an English library and tapes, as well as traditional Buddhist cultural activities. All teaching and instruction is in English. There are no charges for attending Dhamma talks, for meditation instruction or sessions or any other services provided.


This is the website of Jeta Grove Foundation, a non-profit organization created to steward funds donated to help with the establishment of a Theravada Buddhist forest monastery in the Northeast U.S., specifically a branch monastery of the monastic community of Ajahn Chah and Ajahn Sumedho.



As of 2011, the site has a small farmhouse where activities are held. However, there are ongoing plans to construct a very large Buddhist center on the site. There is an English-speaking meditation group that meets at 8:00am on Sunday mornings.


Bodhisara Dharma Community is a non-profit organization in western Massachusetts formed to offer the Buddha's teaching to all ages and to create a community of friends who support and sustain each other in living with awareness, kindness,  compassion, and right action.


We are a group of New Englanders who want to establish a permanent center in this area for the practice of meditation and the exploration of Buddhist philosophy and teachings. Our group is lead by several Sri Lankan Theravada Buddhist monks with considerable experience in the practice and teaching of Buddhism and meditation methods in Sri Lanka, South Korea and the US.


Temenos is a small retreat and conference center, located on 78 acres on a small mountain in Massachusetts, 25 minutes from Amherst. In our forest setting guests are away from electricity and telephone, taking their water from our well.


IMC PV is a non-residential urban center located in Easthampton, MA. Its mission is to offer the Buddha's teachings of liberation to all those who are interested and to those who want to sustain and deepen their practice. We offer drop in sittings, classes, one day and weekend non-residential retreats and teacher interviews. Rebecca Bradshaw is the Guiding Teacher.

West Newbury

IMCN offers a variety of meditation opportunities including daily sittings, practice groups, retreats and workshops.


CIMC is a non-residential urban center for the teaching and practice of insight meditation. CIMC’s programs are designed to provide a strong foundation in formal meditation as well as daily practice. Our schedule includes daily sittings, weekly Dharma talks, ongoing classes and practice groups, teacher interviews, and a variety of weekend workshops and meditation retreats. An open invitation is extended to all to stop by CIMC and browse through the library or join in any of the public sittings or Wednesday evening Dharma talks.