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North Dakota Buddhist Vihara

Address: P.O.Box 5152   Fargo ND 58105
Tradition: Theravada
Affiliation: Minnesota Buddhist Vihara
Phone: (612) 522 1811
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Spiritual Director: Witiyala Seewalie Thera  Email  (Phone: (612) 522 1811)
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Mail to :  P.O.Box 5152, Fargo, 58105 ND

The mission of the North Dakota Buddhist Vihara is to share the Buddhas message of Peace and Happiness and help create peace and harmony within and ourselves and in the surrounding world.

Northeast Ohio Buddhist News

Tradition: Non-Sectarian
Main Contact: Lynne Brakeman  Email  
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Northeast Ohio Buddhist News supports and engages the diverse Northeast Ohio Buddhist community by providing a central source for news, events and networking. Members of this FaceBook page can post news and events of interest to Buddhist students in our region. Occasional posts about national and international Buddhist news -- and about events in surrounding states.

Nyingma Institute

Address: 1815 Highland Place   Berkeley CA 94709
Tradition: Vajrayana
Affiliation: Tarthang Tulku
Phone: 510-809-1000
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Main Contact: reception desk  (Phone: 510-809-1000)
Teacher: Sylvia Gretchen  
Spiritual Director: Tarthang Tulku  
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With an emphasis on joyful engagement in life, the Nyingma Institute in Berkeley, California has been bringing the riches of the Tibetan tradition to the Western world since 1972.

We offer training in meditation, Buddhist studies, and Tibetan language in ways that blend cognitive and experiential learning. Tibetan Yoga; Nyingma Psychology; and the Time, Space, and Knowledge vision were all developed here by our founder Tarthang Tulku. These unique fields of study provide effective ways to counteract tension, clear the mind, and open body and mind to new dimensions of feeling.

We offer ongoing weekend and extended retreats, classes, workshops, certificate programs, resident and non-resident volunteer programs.

Oklahoma Buddhist Center

Address: 5108 1/2 S Lindsay Ave.   Oklahoma City OK 73020
Tradition: Theravada
Phone: (405) 592 - OKBC (6522)
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Spiritual Director: Bhante Rathana  Email  (Phone: (405) 592 - 6522)
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Oklahoma Buddhist Center is a non-profit organization dedicated to the study and practice of the teachings of the Buddha. Our resident monks are trained in the Theravada tradition, but we invite Buddhists of all traditions to practice with us.



7:00am - 8:00am     Morning Service @ OKBC

4:00pm - 5:00pm     Basic Yoga @ OKBC

5:00pm - 6:00pm     Meditation Class @ OKBC

6:30pm - 7:30pm     Introduction to Pāli and Sanskrit @ OKBC


7:30pm - 8:30pm     Meditation Class @ Windsong Dojo Innerspace

                                                               2201 NW I-44 Service Rd.

                                                               Oklahoma City, OK 73112

6:00pm - 7:00pm     Meditation Class @ St. Stephens United Methodist Church
                                                               1801 W Brooks St.
                                                               Norman, OK 73069

4:00pm - 5:00pm     Basic Yoga @ OKBC

5:00pm - 6:00pm     Meditation Class @ OKBC

Oklahoma Nichiren Shoshu Hokkeko

Address: 2235 W Britton Road   Oklahoma City OK
Affiliation: Myohoji Temple, Los Angeles, CA
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Main Contact: Michael Heffron  Email  (Phone: 405-751-8360)
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Contact for Nichiren Shoshu Hokkeko members or persons interested in Nichiren Shoshu Buddhism.

Oklahoma Rime Foundation

Tradition: Vajrayana
Main Contact: James Martin  Email  
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The Oklahoma Rim&eaut; Foundation is a nonsectarian organization whose primary goal is to bring qualified Tibetan spiritual teachers into our communities to live and teach, and to form conditions that will enable dedicated spiritual practitioners in our communities to engage in spiritual study and retreat.

One Dharma Nashville

Address: 2301 12th Avenue South, Suite 202  Nashville TE 37204
Tradition: Non-Sectarian, open to all Buddhist traditions
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Spiritual Director: Lisa Ernst  Email  
Teacher: Lisa Ernst  
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One Dharma Nashville reflects an emerging Western Buddhism that integrates the teachings of the major traditions and focuses on the key practices of mindfulness, lovingkindness and compassion. We meet on Monday nights at the 12South Dharma Center from 7 - 8:30. Our program includes meditation, chanting and discussion. We also meet two Saturdays per month for a dharma study group, 10 - 11:30, and the third Wednesday night of each month 6:30 - 8 p.m for a "new meditators" night. More information is available at our website,

Open Door Sangha

Address:   Santa Barbara CA 93101
Tradition: Theravada
Affiliation: In the tradition of Spirit Rock, IMC, IMS
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We are a peer-led group offering three weekly sitting groups (one including a dharma talk by a senior student), classes and daylongs led by senior students, and weekend non-residential retreats taught by visiting teachers from several streams of Buddhism, but mostly in the Theravadan/Insight tradition.

Details of our current schedule can be found on our website and on our Facebook page, Open Door Sangha of Santa Barbara.

Open Heart Sangha

Address: 97 Main Street   Yarmouth ME 04096
Tradition: Mahayana
Affiliation: Engaged Zen Buddhism
Phone: 207-774-1599
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Teacher: Thich Nhat Hanh  
Main Contact: Dave Trafton  Email  (Phone: 207-749-3396)
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Open Heart Sangha is a meditation group that practices mindfulness in the tradition of Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh. We are an open and welcoming community for any and all who wish to practice with us. We offer sitting and walking meditation and dharma study every Monday from 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.

.See our website calendar for additional events.

Open Sangha

Address: 4161 N. High Street, Suite B   Columbus OH 43212
Tradition: Non-Sectarian
Phone: 1-(614) 594-9336
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The mission of the Columbus Open Sangha is to provide an opportunity for people to practice and study Buddhism and the teachings of the Buddha without the constrains of sectarianism or the historical lines between the many traditions of Buddhism. Rather, we will examine and reflect upon the differences in doctrine and practice between different schools of Buddhism and discuss whether they are products of culture and history or inherent to what Buddha taught. We respect that his successors continued to develop the Dharma, creating new schools of thought and practice. These are all valuable teachings, regardless of the school or tradition of the teacher. 

Open Sky Sangha - an LGBT Buddhist Community

Tradition: Non-Sectarian
Phone: 212-989-3456
Main Contact: Lawrence Grecco  Email  (Phone: 212-989-3456)
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Open Sky is a group of gay, lesbian, bisexual,straight, and transgendered people with a common interest in Buddhism. We are open to newcomers, seasoned Buddhists, and everyone in between. We meet on the 2nd and 4th Sunday of each month at the New York Insight Meditation Center in New York City.

We are dedicated to providing our members with a diverse and inclusive experience of the dharma. This means that we embrace the wide array of lineages and traditions that exist within Buddhism.

We are a completely self-sustaining and independent organization so we have complete autonomy with regard to our meeting formats and speakers. This gives us the freedom to explore and learn about different ways of meditating from different teachers. We have the unique opportunity to meet as peers and to speak freely about our individual approaches to practice.

We provide a space for reflection, discussion, mutual support, and learning. Each meeting begins with meditation instruction and a brief period of sitting. Our meetings focus on assigned readings as well as readings we will do as a group that cover a rich and diverse overview of relevant Buddhist teachings and topics.

Members are encouraged to share their personal experiences regarding their personal practice and spiritual journey.

We realize that all of us are both students and teachers at different moments of our lives--we all have something to teach and we all have something to learn.

Everyone is valuable and everyone is welcome regardless of religion, race, sexual orientation, gender identity, or previous meditation experience.

Order of Clear Mind Zen

Address: 642 South Alameda Boulevard, Suite E   Las Cruces NM 88005
Tradition: Mahayana, Soyu Matsuoka-roshi
Affiliation: Independent
Phone: 575-680-6680
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Spiritual Director: Rev. Daiho Hilbert-roshi  Email  (Phone: 575-680-6680)
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The Order of Clear Mind Zen is an Engaged Zen sangha.  We have established sanghas in El Paso, Texas, northern California, and Las Cruces, New Mexico.  We provide daily zazen services, educational services, monthly zazenkai and quarterly sesshin.  We practice both in Zendo and on the streets. 

Order of the Lotus Blossom

Address: Lincoln, Nebraska   Lincoln NE
Tradition: Mahayana, Hui Neng
Affiliation: Zen Buddhism
Phone: 4024504668
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Spiritual Director: Ven. Fajian Shakya, Abbot  
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The Order of the Lotus Blossom (OLB) is a Zen Buddhist Brother- and Sisterhood. It consists of novices and ordained members, who are committed to a mindful life style, but not necessarily within the confines of a community, center or monastery.

Orgyen Khamdroling Dharma Center

Address: 3300 Josephine Street   Denver CO 80205
Tradition: Vajrayana, Nyingma
Phone: 1-720-208-0651
Fax: 1-720-208-0651
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Spiritual Director: Anyen Rinpoche  
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Sitting meditation practice is regularly scheduled on Thursday evenings from 6:30 to 7:30

Sunday evening practices rotate between Medicine Buddha, Phowa, Vajrasattva and selected public talks given by Anyen Rinpoche.

Medicine Buddha Monlam occurs every June; Shedra meets for four weekends in the Fall and Winter; a week long Nyungne retreat in July or August is organized yearly; and book study groups are scheduled at various times. 

Orgyen Khamdroling, the spiritual community of Anyen Rinpoche, welcomes new Dharma practitioners, and supports lifelong commitment to Dharma. Anyen Rinpoche, a traditionally trained teacher, speaks fluent English and reaches out to his students by name. Rinpoche’s strong devotion to his pure lineage of Dharma teaching has motivated him to establish a place for teaching in the US. Seated in Denver, Colorado, the Orgyen Khamdroling Sangha strives to create a warm, friendly and supporting environment.

Please introduce yourself and ask any questions you may have - we are happy you are here.

More information can be found at

Original Buddhism Society

Address: 30-20 Parsons Blvd.   Flushing NY 11354
Tradition: Theravada, Original Buddhism
Affiliation: Original Buddhism Society, Inc.
Phone: 718-321-3380
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Main Contact: Bhikkhu Aticca  Email  (Phone: 718-321-3380)
Teacher: Ven. Bhikkhu Vupasama  
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Friday afternoon in Chinatown, New York
7PM ~ 8:30PM: the original teaching of the Buddha Sakyamuni & mindfulness meditation
9PM ~ 11PM: watch the real-time video lectures by Ven. Bhikkhu Vupasama in
Location: Youth Buddhism Communications (in the basement) 
Address: 55-59 Chrytie Street, Suite B101, Chinatown, NY 10002 (212)406-5109 
Saturday vegetarian potluck lunch in Flushing, New York
11:30AM ~ 1:00PM: We will share our favorite vegetarian dishes together
Location: Original Buddhism Society
Address: 30-20 Parsons Blvd., Flushing, NY 11354

Original Zen Mind - Andre Halaw

Address: 291 Witherspoon Street   Princeton NJ 08542
Tradition: Mahayana, Korean Zen in the lineage of Seung Sahn
Affiliation: Five Mountain Zen Order
Phone: 6093758936
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Main Contact: Rev. Andre Doshim Halaw  
Spiritual Director: Rev. Andre Doshim Halaw  Email  (Phone: 6093758936)
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Original Mind Zen Sangha, founded by Rev. Andre Dōshim Halaw, is a community of Zen practitioners in the lineage of Korean Zen Master Seung Sahn. Our purpose is to support one another on the Buddhist Path, to wake up to our true, original mind (Buddha nature), and to manifest this inherent perfection in our everyday lives. 

Please come join us for meditation, Dharma talks, and Zen services. We meet on Sunday evenings from 7-9 p.m. All are welcome.

Oxbow Zen Sangha

Address: Concord Friends Meeting 11 Oxbow Pond Rd Canterbury, NH 03224   Concord NH NH 03301
Tradition: Mahayana
Affiliation: Vermont Zen Center
Phone: 603-783-04401
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Teacher: Sunyana Graef, Sensei  

Oxford Soto Zen

Address: 606 McLarty Oxford, MS 38655   Oxford MS 38655
Tradition: Non-Sectarian
Phone: (662) 816-6370 or (408) 691-3539
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Main Contact: Jimmyle Listenbe  Email  (Phone: (408) 691-3539)
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Offering meditation, Zen practice and Dharma study in the lineage of Shunryu Suzuki.

     Sunday Mornings:
          8:00  Set-up and newcomer orientation
          8:30  Zazen (sitting meditation)
          9:10  Kinhin (walking meditation)
          9:20  Service:  Ceremonial bowing & chanting
          9:30  Soji (silent work period)
          9:40 - 10:30  Dharma study
                         (lecture and/or discussion, with tea).

Ozarks Dharma Community

Address: 205 W. Walnut Street.   Springfield MO 65806
Tradition: Theravada
Phone: 417-459-0665
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Main Contact: Holly  Email  (Phone: 417-459-0665)
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We practice sitting and walking meditation followed by a presentation of a discourse of the Buddha.

When: Saturdays 9 - 10:30 a.m.


The 2nd and 4th Wednesdays

of each month, 7 p.m.

(Sept. 2012 and Nov. 2012 only

we will meet the 2nd and 3rd Wed.)


Saturday group: 205 W. Walnut St. Springfield, MO 65806

We meet in the Body of Work Studio. Please click on the map link for directions. We are at the corner of South Ave and Walnut St. On the ground level is Staxx, we are in the basement of this building. You can park for free in the lot next to the building which is on the corner of Patton Alley and Walnut St.

Come to the Walnut street entrance and enter through the double glass doors, turn to your left and go down stairs. The door at the bottom of the stairs will be propped open. You will see a couple of small rooms one with a couch. Please take your shoes off and leave them there. This small room opens into a large room which is where we practice meditation. The racks to your left have cushions and blankets. We also have folding chairs behind the alcove. We have a couple of kneeling benches as well. Please ask for anything you don\\\'t see.

If you are new to the group and/or meditation, please arrive 10-15 minutes early for orientation.

Pacific Buddhist Academy ( Buddhist High School)

Address: 1710 Pali Highway Honolulu, Hawaii 96813 Approximately: 1754 Lusitana Street   HI
Tradition: Mahayana, shin Buddhism-everyone welcome!!
Affiliation: Honpa Hongwanji Mission of Hawai\\\'i
Phone: (808) 532-2649
Fax: (808) 532-0537
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other contacts

Pacific Buddhist Academy (PBA) teachers academically challenge and personally and spiritually nurture each student in order to develop leaders who work effectively and compassionately with others. PBA is a standards-based learning environment where a Buddhist approach to peace is integrated into all classes and activities. An average class size of 18:1 allows teachers to provide personalized instruction. Students learn through a process of collaborative, active engagement, critical examination of ideas and reflective self-discovery.

Fully WASC/HAIS accredited, PBA is an independent college preparatory high school located right outside downtown Honolulu, and part of a coordinated system of Buddhist education, pre-kindergarten through grade 12. Applicants are not required to be or expected to become Buddhists, as we welcome students of all beliefs and religious backgrounds.

For more information, contact us directly at (808) 532-2649 or by email
1710 Pali Hwy, Honolulu Hawaii 96813

Pacific Zen Institute and Santa Rosa Creek Zen Center

Address: 825 Sonoma Avenue, Santa Rosa, CA 95404   Santa Rosa CA 95404
Tradition: Mahayana, Koan Zen
Phone: 707-544-0540.
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Teacher: John Tarrant  
Main Contact: Santa Rosa Center director  Email  
Teacher: David Weinstein Roshi  
Spiritual Director: John Tarrant  Email  
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Pacific Zen Institute was founded by John Tarrant, Roshi 25 years ago as a way to teach that meditation and koans can have a real and direct impact​ on your life in all circumstances. Today there are a number of PZI centers in the US and Canada. Santa Rosa is the location of the original center. ​For more information about Pacific Zen Institute, retreats and programs, go to .

Our PZI mission is to create a culture for transforming the mind through meditation, koans, conversation and the arts. We believe many impossible things, but the most impossible thing of all, that enlightenment is right here, is also the most true. And it’s not so hard to have an experience of enlightenment.  The trick is to notice it, and to embody the transformation, to live in the world that is transformed.

Padma Rigdzin Ling Buddhist Monastery

Address: 1210 Jessica Ave,   Las Vegas NV 89104
Tradition: Vajrayana, Nyingmapa-Longchen Nyinthig
Affiliation: Nyingmapa Buddhist-Longchen Nyinthig
Phone: (208) 819 2205
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Main Contact: Esteban Castillo  Email  (Phone: (208)8192205)
Spiritual Director: Ven. Lama Jigme Namgyal Rinpoche  Email  
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The intention of our Sangha is to help as many beings as possible to cultivate inner wisdom, peace and compassion through the overcoming of the negative emotions.

Palchen Study Group Battle Creek

Address: 181 North Ave. #2 Battle Creek, MI 49017   Battle Creek MI 49017
Tradition: Vajrayana, Barway Dorje, Karma Kagyu
Phone: (269) 275-0090
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We are a Tibetan Buddhist meditation and study group.

Palyul Changchub Dargyeling D.C. Area

Address: 211 King Street   Alexandria VI 22314
Tradition: Vajrayana, Palyul Nyingma Tibetan
Affiliation: Palyul Nyingma Tradition of Tibetan Buddhism
Phone: 703-370-9363
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Head of Palyul Lineage of Nyingma: Drubwang Pema Norbu Rinpoche  
Main Contact: Janet Borges  Email  (Phone: 703-370-9363)
Teacher: Khenpo Tenzin Norgey  
Spiritual Director: Khenchen Tsewang Gyatso Rinpoche  
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Our Mission
Our mission is to offer authentic teachings and practices in the Tantric Buddhist traditions of the Nyingmapa, the ancient school of Tibet; and to create a gathering place and support structure for the D.C. area community for regular practice, instruction and study; and to preserve the teachings of Lord Buddha and of our lineage masters for future generations.
By following the authentic teachings transmitted to us through our spiritual teachers, our goals are to establish the Dharma in the world and to benefit all sentient beings.  To do this, we offer a place for the community and for ourselves to practice the two accumulations — understanding through study, and realization through practice — to discover the living Dharma within ourselves, and to support each other in our practice and our lives.
Our Values
 We present these principals to guide our actions:  We strive to emulate the values personified by our teachers, including compassion for all beings, equanimity, patience, openness, ethical behavior, non-grasping, generosity, humility and simplicity.  We strive to hold respect for each member of the Sangha (community) as a practitioner on the path of enlightenment, with no bias toward anyone who comes seeking Dharma instruction and community.  We are committed to a democratic spirit among our members, with oversight and guidance from our spiritual teachers.  Decisions are made in an open, honest and cooperative manner with organizational processes as transparent as possible.  We conduct the affairs of the organization in compliance with all local, state, and national laws.

211 King Street, 3rd floor Old Town Alexandria, VA -Washington DC

Parbawatiya Kadampa Buddhist Center

Address: 201 6th Avenue South   Safety Harbor FL 34695
Tradition: Vajrayana, New Kadampa Tradition Tibetan
Phone: (727) 797-9770
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Spiritual Director: Ven Geshe Kelsang Gyatso  
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Tese classes consist of guided meditations, a talk and discussion. The classes are suitable for everyone. Each class is self contained, though you are welcome to attend the whole series. They provide an ideal introduction to meditation and Buddhism, teaching effective and practical methods for overcoming problems and increasing happiness in daily life.

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