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Bhikshuni

Address: 3115 Roy Key Ave., #220   Ames IA 50010-4282
Tradition: Mahayana, Yuan Heng Monasterys late elder Bhikshu Upadhyaya Pu Miao, Hong Shi Insitutes\\\\'s Bhikshuni Elder Acaryani Ven. Zhao Hui
Affiliation: Chinese Buddhism Vinaya, Chan and Pure Land
Phone: (515) 337-2698 use email first
E-mail: bhikshuni@live.com
Website: http://www.sanghwalks.org
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Spiritual Director: Bhikshuni Ven. Hong Yang  Email  (Phone: (515) 337-2698)
Notes and Events:

Bhikshuni contact in Iowa.  Ven. Hong Yang is the only residing Bhikshuni in Iowa. If you have any questions about Buddhism, its practice or want to study it you may contact her directly.
 
If you wish to invite her to give a dharma talk at your church, charity, center, or community event make sure you contact her early enough to set a schedule.
She is currently translating the Taisho Edition of the Mahayana Chinese Tripitaka from Chinese to English and will always welcome your emails, calls and visits.  

Conversations in English work better for making exact arrangements for hospice, hospital, funeral and scheduling appointments for counseling, meditation classes or workshops, services and traditional Buddhist services. Services are offered in Chinese and English with instruction in English.
 
Current project for 2012 is funding for the first Calm Clarity Temple.  See also.

http://www.sanghawalks.org   Sangha Walks is the main website

http://www.buddhafolk.wordpress.com   Buddhafolk is the original blog.

 


Bird and Bell Mediation Group

Address: 3005 Thomes Avenue   Cheyenne, WY 82001
Tradition: Non-Sectarian
Affiliation: Unitarian Universalist Church of Cheyenne
Phone: 307-421-5098
E-mail: gheater@wyoming.com
Website: http://www.uucheyenne.org/adult.html
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Main Contact: Gene Heater  Email  (Phone: 307-421-5098)
Notes and Events:

Provides an equipped meditation room with regularly scheduled periods of silent meditation.

Primarily Buddhist but meditators of all traditions are welcome to join us.

 Call or email for schedule.

 


Black Mountain Zen

Address: 8787 E. Pinnacle Peak Road Suite 206   Scottsdale AZ 85262
Tradition: Mahayana, Soto Zen
Affiliation: White Plum Sangha, Yokoji-Zen Mountain Center
Phone: 480-586 5149 or 480-433-3198
E-mail: blackmountainzen@yahoo.com
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Notes and Events:

Venue: 8787 E. Pinnacle Peak Rd.   

A peer-led sitting group that meets Wednesday evenings from 7:30 to 9:00;
a simple service is held that includes two periods of meditation; meditation instruction given; all are welcome.Yoga+ is on the SW corner of Pima and Pinnacle Peak; parking and access to the second level are behind the building. 


Blue Cliff Monastery

Address: 3 Mindfulness Road  Pine Bush NY 12566
Tradition: Mahayana
Affiliation: Thich Nhat Hanh, Engaged Zen Buddhism
Phone: 845-733-4959
Fax: 845-733-4300
E-mail: office@bluecliffmonastery.org
Website: http://www.bluecliffmonastery.org
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Spiritual Director: Thich Nhat Hanh  
Notes and Events:

Blue Cliff Monastery set in the lush green Hudson Valley of New York was established in May 2007 and is an extension of Plum Village meditation center in France, founded by the Venerable teacher Thich Nhat Hanh. uring your stay at the Blue Cliff Monastery, we invite you to practice and learn the art of mindful living. Since the teachings emphasize practicing with the Sangha in order to enjoy its collective energy, retreatants are encouraged to participate fully in all scheduled activities. Retreatants are invited to help in communal activities, such as preparing meals, general cleaning, washing dishes etc. as a way of co Twice weekly on Thursdays and Sundays we hold our Days of Mindfulness which include listening to a teaching and the practices of walking meditation, formal lunch, and sharings in small groups. We also have special annual retreats such as a summer family retreat, teens retreat, people of color retreat, creativity and meditation retreat, Christmas and new year holiday retreat and a traditional three month winter retreat.


Blue Lotus Dharma Center

Address: 7921 Forsyth Blvd., Lower Level, Clayton, MO, 63105   MO 63117
Tradition: Non-Sectarian
Affiliation: Center for American Buddhist Practice
Phone:
E-mail: bluelotusdharmacenter@gmail.com.
Website: http://www.bluelotusdharmacenter.org/
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Main Contact: Shaul Hirschmann  Email  (Phone: 314.614.7370)
Notes and Events:

The Blue Lotus Dharma Center (BLDC) is operated by the Center for American Buddhist Practice. The BLDC approaches the Teachings of the Buddha in a two-fold way: First is to present the teachings in a very pragmatic way specifically for the American community without abandoning traditional Buddhist ceremonies; Secondly we offer traditional ceremonies that are free from any one specific culture and still strongly promote the true essence, proper conduct and requirements of those ceremonies.

The BLDC supports all reasonable Buddhist traditions and offers an environment where practitioners from any tradition/lineage can come and practice. This is not meant to be a replacement for those that are members of specific lineages or orders, but rather a “home away from home” for those that may not have a center or temple near by. For others, due to the approach to the Buddha Dharma that the BLDC offers, this is home. Either way, everyone is welcome.

One of the ways the BLDC looks to support all Buddhist traditions and the community of practitioners as a whole is by seeking to invite as many qualified teachers from the various schools and traditions to come and give teachings, empowerments or talks. The intent is to not only provide insight and education but to also promote a sense of unity between the various traditions, developing insight, knowledge and deeper awareness within a safe and open-minded community.

Join Us for Year-Round, Traditional Non-Sectarian Buddhist Services and Classes in English. And New!
Private Special Blessings Services
Upon Request

Sundays: 10 -11:30 am Newcomers to
Buddhism Welcome!
Plus Three Weekly Classes on
Buddhism for Beginners to Bodhisattvas

We\'ve moved to 7921 Forsyth Blvd., Lower Level, Clayton, MO, 63105 (between Central and Meramac)! All services and classes have resumed (see Home and Schedule page for specifics).


Blue Mountain Sage Sangha

Address: 320 Cuchara Street   Denver CO 80221
Tradition: Mahayana, Tendai North America District
Affiliation: Tendai Buddhist Institute (www.tendai.org)
Phone: (303) 856-4961
E-mail: tendaicolorado@gmail.com
Website: http://www.tendaicolorado.com
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Spiritual Director: Reverend Monshin Naamon  
Teacher: Rev. Doko Christopher OBrien  
Notes and Events:

The Sangha is led by Doko O Brien. 

He conducts meditation service on Mondays at 7:00 pm at his Denver home.

On the last Sunday of each month we hold a mountain walking meditation in Boulder starting in Chautauqua Park from 9:00 am until noon.

For more information please contact Doko: tendaicolorado@gmail.com


Blue Mountain Zendo

Address: Temple - 857 Constitution Drive Allentown, PA 18015   Allentown PA 18015
Tradition: Mahayana, Rinzai/Lam Te Zen
Affiliation: Independant American Rinzai
Phone: 610-760-3033
E-mail: joriki@bluemountainzendo.org
Website: http://www.bluemountainzendo.org
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Contact: Jisha  (Phone: 610-760-3033)
Teacher: Rev. Joriki Dat Baker  
Notes and Events:

Those who are new to Zen Practice should arrive fifteen minutes early for basic meditation instructions. Blue Mountain Zendo does offer cushion sets; however, it is a good idea to obtain a personal set if possible. Having your own set will allow you the opportunity to sit both with the sangha (group) as well as alone when at home or work. Also to note, if you cannot sit on the floor due to a medical condition, chairs are an option. If done correctly, sitting in a chair is no different than sitting on the floor. An offering for the temple is traditional for those visiting for the first time. This offering is symbolic of the “open” and “giving” nature of the new student and his/her recognition of the value of the teachings.

During Zazenkai (Extended Zen Service) the han is struck for the first time to start the beginning of the service. The ino then announces the first chant and the service begins. We chant in both Japanese, Pali and English to show respect to Zens roots and lineage. After the last chant, kinhin or walking meditation begins which will continue at various times during the service. The bell is struck and the sangha sits down to begin zazen (seated meditation) practice. During Zazen we become and remain still throughout the round while watching our breath or answering our Koan. Our eyes become half closed and focused downward on the floor in front of us to avoid distractions. The bell is struck (dink) after 25 minutes and to allow new students the option to stand up and face the wall or adjust their posture. The bell is struck once again after 10 minutes, informing those who are standing to please be seated. The final bell struck is at the 60 minute mark to signal the cessation of the sitting round. The sangha then does walking meditation or Kin-hin which will last for fifteen minutes. When kinhin is completed, the sangha once again is seated. To conclude, Rev. Joriki Dat Baker will then give a Dharma Talk and the service is closed with chanting. After the close of the service, tea and sweets are served in the kitchen; during this time, questions or comments may be posed in a relaxed atmosphere.

On the second Sunday of  each month, Dokusan will replace the Dharma Talk. Dokusan is the private meeting between the zendo’s teacher and its students. Dokusan is a formal meeting and idle talk is inappropriate.


Blue Ocean Sangha

Address: 736 6th Street   Miami Beach FL 33139
Tradition: Mahayana, Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh\\'s Order of Interbeing
Affiliation: Order of Interbeing
E-mail: info@blueoceansangha.org
Website: http://www.blueoceansangha.org
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Spiritual Director: Thich Nhat Hanh  
Notes and Events:

The Blue Ocean Sangha is a lay Buddhist community that practices mindfulness by following the teachings of Vietnamese Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh. We provide a resource for study and practice of socially "Engaged Buddhism."

We meet every Sunday evening from 6 to 8 P.M. for sitting and walking meditation, a Dharma teaching and discussion at the Miami Life Center in South Beach (metered parking available). Although blankets and chairs are provided, feel free to bring your preferred sitting meditation arrangement.

We look forward to having you practice with us. Everyone is welcome! 


Blue Ridge Meditation

Address: 24 Arlington Street.  Asheville NC
Tradition: Theravada, Insight Meditation
E-mail: info@blueridgemeditation.com
Website: http://www.blueridgemeditation.com
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Teacher: Vincent Horn & Emily Horn  
Spiritual Director: =  
Notes and Events:

Blue Ridge Meditation is an urban practice center located in Asheville, North Carolina. We offer groups, classes, and workshops that provide a space to explore, awaken, and heal.


Blue River Bhavana

Address: Pilgrim Chapel 3801 Gilham Road.   Kansas City, Mo. MO 64111
Tradition: Theravada
Affiliation: MidAmerica Dharma
E-mail: simpleyogi704@gmail.com
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Main Contact: Mike McFarland  Email  (Phone: 816-679-7170)
Notes and Events:

Meditation practice and discussion at 6:30 PM on Sundays.


Bluewater Community of Mindful Living

Address: 2713 Hancock Street   Port Huron MI 48060
Tradition: Mahayana, Thich Nhat Hanh
Affiliation: Community of Mindful Living
Phone: 810-982-4597
E-mail: marybasrai@gmail.com
Website: http://www.bluewaterbuddhist.org
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Notes and Events:

Meets the second and fourth Sunday of each month at Studio 1219 in downtown

Port Huron and every Tuesday in Marysville. See website for details.


Bo Kwang Zen Center

Address: 4011 Juniata   Saint Louis MO 63116
Tradition: Mahayana, Korean Zen
Affiliation: Taego Order
Phone: 3144200961
E-mail: dharmapunk3@hotmail.com
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Spiritual Director: Ven. Hae Won Sunim  Email  (Phone: 3144200961)
Main Contact: Ven. Hae Won Sunim  Email  (Phone: 3144200961)
Notes and Events:

Bo Kwang Zen Center was formed to teach and propagate Zen Buddhism in the west.   Zen Buddhism, with its emphasis on meditation, is a way of cultivating compassion and wisdom through radical acceptance of what is. Meditation becomes an awareness and mindfulness of all that is, moment-to-moment and an appreciation of life in all its manifestations.

Although individuals are encouraged to become members and deepen their spiritual practice with others of this sangha under the direction of the Temple Monk, people of all faith traditions are invited to gather with us as we seek to foster greater communion and understanding among all beings. 

Retreats, workshops and classes will be offered as determined by need and interest.

We are affiliated with the Korean Buddhist Taego order; one of the largest Zen orders in the world.  We are also members of the International Mook Rim Society, a liberal Buddhist movement that strives for social justice and inter religious dialogue. 


Bodhi House

Address: 4846 Johnson Point Rd  Olympia WA 98516
Tradition: Vajrayana, Nyingma Tibetan
Phone: 360-459-1967
E-mail: bodhihouse@comcast.net
Website: http://www.bodhihouse.org
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teacher: Ani Tsering Chodron  Email  (Phone: 360-459-1967)
teacher: Lama Dechen Yeshe Wangmo  Email  (Phone: 360-459-1967)
Main Contact: laurie brown  Email  (Phone: 360-459-1967)
Notes and Events:

Regular pracitce groups meet Sunday and Wednesday:

Sunday   9:30 a.m.    Longchen Nyingthig Ngondro/tsok  allow for 1 1/2 hours

Sunday 11:15 a.m.    Dakini Heart Essence (Yeshe Tsogyal) puja and tsok  allow for 1 hour

Wednesday   5:00 p.m.   Shower of Blessings puja - based on the 7-line prayer to Guru Rinpoche.  Allow a generous hour.

25th day of the lunar month.  Dakini Day tsok with Dakini Heart Essence saddhana. Please bring a finger food for the tsok. Allow for 2 hours.

4th Wednesday of the month at 6:15 p.m. a small group meets for book discussion. Currently we are reading Prajnaparamita; Mother of all the Buddhas, by Lex Hixon.

4th Sunday of the month at 3:30 p.m.  South Sound Buddhist Peace Fellowship monthly meeting.

Please check our web site or sign up for e-news to get current information on programs and teachings.


Bodhi Institute of Compassion and Wisdom USA

Address:  
Tradition: Mahayana, Tibetan tradition, Nyingmapa school
Phone: 626-600-bicw(2429)
E-mail: bicwusa@gmail.com
Website: http://www.buddhistweb.org/index.php/bodhi-institute/bodhi-institute-of-compassion-and-wisdom-usa
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Notes and Events:

Background

The Bodhi Institute of Compassion and Wisdom USA (BICW-USA) is a nonprofit organization registered with state and federal governments in the United States, and is made up of members from across the United States. Its main purposes are to propagate Buddhist teachings and philosophy and to bring benefit to sentient beings. BICWUSA enables all those interested to build a strong foundation in Buddhist study and practice by systematic learning, reflection, and meditation on Sutrayana and Mantrayana. The program is under the spiritual guidance of Khenpo SoDargye and its curricula follow those for ordained Han practitioners at Sertha Buddhist Institute, in Sichuan, China.

Objectives

We wish to promote Buddhism in the United States. We wish that the essence of wisdom and compassion of Buddhism will nourish people’s minds, relieve pressure, and eliminate negative emotions and anguish. By working on ourselves first, we make our lives more meaningful and joyful, and gradually bring harmony to society. Through study, reflection, and meditating on various scriptures in an ordered and progressive way, the members of this society will develop the right view and assimilate the Dharma in their minds.

Courses on Study, Reflection, and Meditation

Details please see: “Guideline for Enrollment of ‘Facing the Future’, a study program of Bodhi Institute, Sertha Buddhist Institute, in Sichuan, China.

Regular Activities

Group learning and practice: to expound the meaning of the Dharma, to remove doubts about Buddhism and establish the correct view of it. Study groups are organized at a local level and via the Internet.

Respecting life: to carry out life-saving activities and to promote animal protection.

Distributing Dharma study materials: to make available the teaching texts and DVDs from Khenpo SoDargye and other teachers of the Sertha Institute.

Offering help to the old and the sick: to care for senior citizens and patients, to offer hospice care, to organize practice groups for recitation assistance. Offering disaster relief: to help disaster victims through material offerings and counseling.

Advocating environmental protection: to promote healthy lifestyles such as refraining from tobacco use and becoming a vegetarian.

Contact:
email: bicwusa@gmail.com

Phone: 626-600-BICW (626-600-2429)


Bodhi Light International (BLI) - Lu Mountain Temple

Address: 7509 Mooney Drive   Rosemead CA 91770
Tradition: Mahayana, Chan and Pure Land
Affiliation: www.tinhdodaithua.org
Phone: 626-280-8801
E-mail: blipub@bli2pl.org
Website: http://www.bli2pl.org
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Spiritual Director: Ven. Master Yong Hua  Email  (Phone: 626-280-8801)
Notes and Events:

  • Vajra Sutra Lecture on every Sunday
  • Meditation training center
  • Buddhist chanting
  • Fo Qi and Chan Qi Assemblies are hosted twice per year
  • Publications: The Bequeathed Teachings Sutra, The Sutra in 42 Sections, Medicine Master Sutra, Earth Store Sutra, Small Amitabha Sutra, Pure Land Handbook

    Free publications are available in printed books and online PDF files.  All publications are available in English, Vietnamese, and Chinese.

    Currently seeking for publication sponsorship and volunteering for Sutra translations.


    Bodhi Meditation Center of Missouri

    Address: Missouri  Hazelwood MO 63042
    Tradition: Theravada
    Phone: 727-656-2243/
    E-mail: bmcm2008@gmail.com
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    Spiritual Director: Tawalama Bodhseehs Thero  Email  (Phone: 727-656-2243)


    Bodhi Path Buddhist Center of Washington, DC Area

    Address: 12540 Falls Road   Potomac MD 20850
    Tradition: Vajrayana, Tibetan, Karma Kagyu Lineage
    Phone: 240-453-9200
    E-mail: information@bodhipath.org
    Website: http://www.bodhipath.org
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    Teachers: Lama Tsonyi, Lama Rinchen, Lama Yeshe, Lama Dawa, Lama Tenpa  
    Main Contact: Paul Triolo  Email  (Phone: 240-453-9200)
    Spiritual Director: H.H. Shamarpa Rinpoche  
    Notes and Events:

    Bodhi Path is an international organization of Karma Kagyü Buddhism

    www.bodhipath.org/potomacmd

    Center Programs

    Sundays

    10:00 - 11:00am

    Calm Abiding Meditation

    11:00am - 12:00pm

    Reading or Audio Teachings & Discussion

    Buddhist Philosophy and Practice

    Tuesdays

    Calm Abiding Meditation

    7:30 – 8:30 pm

    Reading

    8:30 – 9:30pm


    Readings from Buddhist Literature



    Thursdays

    Introduction to Calm Abiding Meditation

    Basic instruction with short periods of sitting.
    7:30 - 8:30pm


    Bodhicitta Sangha

    Address: 810 S. 1st Street, Suite 200   Minneapolis, MN 55343
    Tradition: Vajrayana, Nyimgma, Tibetan
    E-mail: gregjohnsonmn@gmail.com
    Website: http://www.bodhicittasangha.org/
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    Spiritual Director: Khenpo Sherab Sangpo  
    Notes and Events:

    Please see web site for an up to date listing of current teachings schedule.


    Bodhiheart Sangha

    Address:   Seattle WA 98102
    Tradition: Non-Sectarian, Vajyayana and Burmese Vipassana
    Affiliation: Tradition of the Dalai Lama
    Phone: 206-383-4959
    E-mail: bodhi.community@gmail.com
    Website: http://www.bodhiheartsangha.org
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    Main Contact: Ven. Dhammadinna  
    Teacher: Ven. Dhammadinna,  
    Spiritual Director: Dalai Lama  
    Notes and Events:

    Bodhiheart Sangha is led by two western students of His Holiness the Dalai Lama. Ven. Dhammadinna ordained as a Buddhist nun in 1983 and practiced extensively in the Theravada tradition before becoming a disciple of H.H. Dalai Lama. Tenzin Jesse has studied deeply in the Tibetan tradition completing the 6 year Lama Tsongkhapa study program modeled on the traditional geshe curriculum. The teachings focus on the graduated topics for spiritual formation (lam rim) and vipassana meditation. Workshop topics include Medicine Buddha, applying Dharma to relationships, and studying classical Tibetan language for reading scriptures.


    Bodhimarga

    Address: P.O. Box 261037   Lakewood CO 80226
    Tradition: Non-Sectarian
    Affiliation: Prajnopaya Institute
    Phone: 303-482-1496
    E-mail: info@bodhimarga.org
    Website: http://www.bodhimarga.org
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    Teacher: The Venerable Tenzin Priyadarshi  
    Spiritual Director: The Venerable Tenzin Priyadarshi  (Phone: 303-482-1496)
    Notes and Events:

    Bodhimarga (Sanskrit. Path to Enlightenment) is a non-sectarian (rimed) and non-denominational community dedicated to the study of Buddhadharma. Students are encouraged to engage in the study of Theravada, Mahayana, and Vajrayana (Triyana) schools. Bodhimarga emphasizes critical study combined with serious practice.  


    BodhiMind Center

    Address:   Colorado Springs CO
    Tradition: Non-Sectarian
    Phone: 719-632-7678
    E-mail: bodhimindcenter@gmail.com
    Website: http://www.bodhimindcenter.org
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    Teacher: David Gardiner  
    Main Contact: David Gardiner  Email  (Phone: 719-632-7678)
    Notes and Events:

    BodhiMind Center is a non-traditional Sangha, four years old, that filed for 501-C3 status as an educational rather than a religious group in January 2013. While our roots are in the Tibetan tradition, our branches spread widely. We offer weekly meditations, lectures, seminars, book groups and retreats. Occasional visiting teachers come from all Buddhist traditions and we also do some inter-religious dialog events. We nurture both those dedicated to deepening their Dharma practice and those just wanting to learn about Buddhism.


    BodhiMind Center

    Address: 1316B W. Pikes Peak Ave.   Colorado Springs 80904
    Tradition: Non-Sectarian
    Phone: 719-632-7678
    E-mail: bodhimindcenter@gmail.com
    Website: http://www.bodhimindcenter.org
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    Teacher: David Gardiner  
    Main Contact: David Gardiner  Email  (Phone: 7196327678)
    Notes and Events:

    Meditation every Tuesday, 5:30 pm, with two 20-minute sits followed by discussion. Usually led by David Gardiner, professor of religion specializing in Buddhist studies at Colorado College. Also host lectures, seminars, book group, daylong and weekend retreats, and more. Tibetan Buddhist roots but with branches beyond, interested in introducing anyone to basic Buddhist ideas and practices, and in engaging in inter-religious dialog. See website www.bodhimindcenter.org for more. Most meetings at 20 Mesa Rd., Colorado Springs, 80904, near Colorado College campus. 


    BodhiPath Buddhist Center Santa Barbara

    Address: 113 West Gutierrez   Santa Barbara CA
    Tradition: Mahayana, A Karma Kagyu Buddhist Center Tibetan
    Affiliation: BodhiPath International Buddhist Centers
    Phone: 805-252-6137
    E-mail: bodhipathsb@gmail.com
    Website: http://bodhipath.org/santabarbara
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    Main Contact: Jen Gaffaney  
    Teacher: Dawa Tarchin & Bart Mendel  
    Spiritual Director: Shamar Rinpoche  
    Notes and Events:

    All classes and programs are held at our dharma center in downtown Santa Barbara at 113 West Gutierrez Street, 2nd Floor. (Behind Pollero Outlet) 

    Weekly Activities: 

    Thursday evenings, 7:00-9:00 pm: Group Meditation and Dharma Teaching

    Sunday mornings, 11:00 am: Chenrezig Practice

    We also offer Weekend Meditation Workshops, Quarterly Urban Retreats and an Annual Residential Retreat.

    Please visit http://groups.google.com/group/santa-barbara-bodhipath-buddhist-center?hl=en for more information or to sign up for our weekly email updates.


    Boston Buddhist Vihara (New England Buddhist Vihara & Meditation Center )

    Address: 162, Old Upton Road,   Grafton, (Boston) MA 01701
    Tradition: Theravada
    Phone: 1-508-839-5038
    Fax: 1-508-839-5038
    E-mail: bostonbuddhistvihara@gmail.com
    Website: http://www.nebvmc.org
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    Resident Monk: Ven. Thalewela Wimala  
    Resident Monk: Ven. Aththanakadawala Rathanathissa  
    Main Contact: Ven. Aththanakadawala Rathanathissa  
    Teacher: Ven. Aluthgama Dhammajothi  
    Spiritual Director: Ven. Kurunegoda Piyathissa  
    Notes and Events:

    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 and the US. These monks have developed a keen awareness of the problems faced by all who live and function in our modern society. Although we are Buddhists, we welcome to join us anyone who seeks solutions to lifes many problems, regardless of their personal beliefs, in a peaceful and understanding environment. Our center will emphasize loving kindness, compassion and caring. Further, we recently registered as an official non-profit organization.


    Boston Shambhala Center

    Address: 646 Brookline Avenue, Brookline MA 02445   Brookline Village MA 02445
    Tradition: Vajrayana, Tibetan, Shambhala, Kagyu/Nyingma lineages
    Affiliation: Shambhala International
    Phone: (617) 734-1498
    E-mail: info@shambhalaboston.org
    Website: http://www.shambhalaboston.org
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    Contact: Center Coordinator  Email  (Phone: 617-734-1498)
    Spiritual Director: Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche  
    Notes and Events:

    Monday night Heart of Recovery: 7:30pm
    Tuesday night Under 30 meditation group: 7pm
    Wednesday night Open House: 7pm
    Wednesday and Thursday public sitting: 6-7pm
    Sunday morning Nyinthun: 9am - noon

    Shambhala vision is rooted in the contemplative teachings of Buddhism, yet is a fresh expression of the spiritual journey for our time.

    We offer a large range of classes and events for newcomers, those interested in exploring a full path of practice and study, and our more advanced students. We also host community gatherings and celebrations. We endeavor to put into practice the principles of courage and compassion. This helps us to experience daily life as a constant opportunity for spiritual practice and social service.

    Meditation is a natural state of the human mind—at rest, open, alert. Mindfulness meditation is the foundation of all that we do at the Shambhala Center. This ancient practice of self-discovery is rooted in the simple but revolutionary premise that every human being has the ability to cultivate the mind\\\\\\\'s inherent stability, clarity and strength in order to be more awake and compassionate in everyday life.
     


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