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KMC Washington - Anchorage Branch

Address: Visit  Anchorage AK
Tradition: Vajrayana, Tibetan
Affiliation: New Kadampa Tradition
Phone: (907) 250-9454
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Main Contact: Rick Zilinsky  
Teacher: Gen Kelsang Khedrub  
Spiritual Director: Geshe Kelsang Gyatso  
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Weekly teachings throughout the year.  Special teaching visits by Gen Khedrub, the Resident Teacher at Kadampa Meditation Center Washington.  Gen Khedrub was ordained in 1995, and explains Buddhas teachings in a simple and practical manner.

Korean Buddhist Wonkaksa

Address: 260 Clove Road   Salisbury Mills 12577
Tradition: Mahayana
Affiliation: Jogye Order of Korean Buddhism
Phone: 845-497-2229
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Teacher: Vev. Gikwang  
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Korean Buddhist Wonkaksa established in 1974 is a first Buddhist temple of Korean Buddhism in east coast of America. It offers meditation classes, traditional Korean chantings and Dharma talks. The temple is located on the beautiful mountains of catskill region of New York State.

Koyasan Buddhist Temple

Address: 342 East 1st Street   Los Angeles CA 90012
Tradition: Mahayana, Shingon Buddhism
Affiliation: Koyasan Shingon-shu, Japan
Phone: (213) 624-1267
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Main Contact: Rev. Keishin Kako, Rev. Koo Kanai, Rev. Ryuzen Hayashi  
Spiritual Director: Bishop Emeritus Taisen Miyata  
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The Koyasan Buddhist Temple, officially known as "Koyasan Beikoku Betsuin" of Los Angeles, is located in Little Tokyo area near the Civic Center. The Temple belongs to the Koyasan Shingon Mission founded by Kobo-Daishi (774-835 A.D.) and refers to one of the Mahayana Buddhist Schools. The Temple serves as the Koyasan Shingon Mission headquarters for the mainland United States.

Our temple follows Shingon Buddhism, a Vajrayana Buddhist sect that was established by Kobo Daishi (Kukai) at the beginning of the Heian period (9th century) in Japan. This form of Buddhism is also known in Japanese as "mikkyo" (secret teaching) and is one of several streams of practice within the Mahayana Buddhist tradition The word \\\'shingon\\\' means "true words". According to the teachings, enlightenment is not a distant reality that takes eternity to approach but a real possibility within this very life, based on the spiritual potential of every living being.

Ksitigarbha Tibetan Buddhist Center

Address: 118 Este Es, Taos   NM
Tradition: Vajrayana, Gelupa lineage of His Holiness the Dalai Lama
Affiliation: FPMT
Phone: (575) 751 1007
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Spiritual Director: Lama Zopa Rinpoche  
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Location: Suite f, in Diamond Plaza (across from George\\\'s woodworks)
Taos, New Mexico

We offer regular meditations Tuesday evenings, 6:00-7:00 PM, and teachings Thursday evenings, 6:00-8:00 PM, in addition to other events. Our doors are open to everyone regardless of level of experience with Buddhism. There is no charge to participate.

Kundrolling--The Dzogchen Community in New York

Address: 151 West 30th Street, 4th Fl. New York, NY 10001  Midtown Manhattan NY 10001
Tradition: Vajrayana, Dzogchen, atiyoga. Tibetan
Affiliation: Chogyal Namkhai Norbu Rinpoche
Phone: (212) 564-1024
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We are the students of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu Rinpoche. He is one of the greatest living teachers of the pinnacle of Tibetan Buddhist Vajrayana teachings, Dzogchen.

We have a rich and varied schedule of events, including group practices, authentic Tibetan Buddhist Yantra Yoga, and weekend practice retreats with qualified teachers in the Dzogchen Community. 

In addition, one can attend the teachings and transmission of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu Rinpoche at our center via live video webcast. For schedules and more information, please visit and please visit the website of the main North American center in our community,

L.A. Dzogchen Community

Address: Glendale Civic Auditorium 1401 N. Verdugo Road   Glendale CA 91208
Tradition: Dzogchen
Affiliation: Dzogchen Community West Coast
Phone: (323) 696-0108
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Spiritual Director: Chogyal Namkhai Norbu  
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Ten-zhi Lus-kyi Geg-sel 
(Tib. rten-gzhi-lus-kyi gegs-sel)
For Freeing Illnesses of the Body
From the Dzogchen Upadesha Nyingthig Yazhi Vol 2062:

Lake Champlain Buddhism

Address: Burlington, Vermont   Burlington, St. Albans, & Plattsburgh NY VT 05402
Tradition: Mahayana, Nichiren Buddhism
Affiliation: Soka Gakkai (SGI)
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Our philosophy is rooted in the concept of “human revolution,” a process of inner transformation through Buddhist practice. It is a process that leads us to develop our character and to act not only for our personal fulfilment but also for the betterment of society.

By chanting Nam-myoho-renge-kyo with confidence in our innate Buddhahood—or highest human potential—we can dispel self-doubt, challenge our problems courageously and reveal our innate wisdom and compassion. Through chanting, studying Buddhist philosophy and taking action daily for the well-being of others, we can establish a state of profound happiness and make each moment of our lives joyful and meaningful while contributing to peace in our families and community.

Lam Rim Buddhist Center

Address: 70 Colchester Street  Brookline MA 02445
Tradition: Vajrayana, Gelug, Tibetan. everyone welcome
Phone: 617 277-8269
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General Director: Linda Mancini  Email  (Phone: 617 277-8269)
Arts Director: Bonwen Fullington  Email  (Phone: 617 244-8836)
Spiritual Director: Lobsang Dorgay  
Teacher: Lobsang Dorgay  
Main Contact: Linda Mancini  Email  (Phone: 617 277-8269)
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The Center shares Buddhist philosophy as practiced in the Tibetan tradition:  All are welcome.  Classes and events as announced.  The Center is placed with Christs Church Longwood. Supporters provide venues and translations. Our resident teacher has never been paid. All work is volunteer, there is no paid staff. Donations are appreciated.

Lobsang Dorgay, Spiritual Director, began his studies at Gaden Monastery in Lhasa, Tibet.  He has kindly taught and profoundly directed us in the LamRim with inspiration and devotion since 1998.  Additionally, we are often honored by the eloquent translations of Pema Tsewang Shastri and by local and international guest teachers. 2008 is our 10th Anniversary Year.

During 2008 - 2009 the Center presents ceremonies and teachings on alternate months, please call or write to join the mailing list, we are building a new website.

The LamRim Buddhist Center, Inc. is a religious and educational organization, a non profit  incorporated in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in 1999.  The Center has continuously provided classes, ceremonies and special events directed for Buddhist and Tibetan cultural appreciation and preservation.

Directions:The Church Center is close to the Longwood Medical area. Closest "T" Transportation is the D Green Line to Longwood station in Brookline, then walk uphill one block. Also there is on-street parking.

Lama Yeshe Wisdom Archive

Address: P.O. Box 636 Lincoln MA 01773   MA
Tradition: Vajrayana, His Holiness the Dalai Lama
Affiliation: FPMT Inc.
Fax: 678-868-4806
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Director: Nicholas Ribush  Email  (Phone: 781-259-4466)
Spiritual Director: Lama Zopa Rinpoche  (Phone: 503-808-1588)
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Bringing you the teachings of Lama Yeshe and Lama Zopa Rinpoche

The Archive makes Buddhist teachings freely available in many ways, including on our website for instant reading, listening or downloading, and as printed and electronic books.

Our website offers immediate access to thousands of pages of teachings and hundreds of audio recordings by some of the greatest lamas of our time. Our photo gallery and our ever-popular books are also freely accessible there.

You can find out more about the Archive and see all we have to offer by visiting our website at

Lamrim Buddhist Center

Tradition: Vajrayana, New Kadampa Tradition Tibetan
Affiliation: NKT -IKBU
Phone: (319) 541-2886
Teacher: Kelsang Wangden  
Spiritual Director: Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso  

Lansing Area Mindfulness Community

Address: Van Hanh Temple 3015 S. Washington Avenue   Lansing, MI MI 48910
Tradition: Mahayana, Zen Buddhist Master Thich Nhat Hahn
Affiliation: Community of Mindful Living
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Contact: tara scott  Email  
Contact: Carolyn White  (Phone: 517/351-5866)
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The Lansing Area Mindfulness Community is a sangha of lay practitioners of diverse backgrounds who study the Dharma and practice meditation in the Zen Buddhist tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh. All are welcome! 

Meets Wednesdays, 7 - 9 pm.
Flow of practice: 15 minutes of walking meditation. 30 minutes of sitting meditation. Dharma discussion to share readings and experiences about the path of practice.

For weekly study schedule, visit

Las Vegas Buddhist Sangha

Address: 4110 N. Martin Luther King Blvd   North Las Vegas, NV CA 89032
Tradition: Mahayana, Shin / Jodo Shin­shu (Japanese)
Affiliation: Bud­dhist Churches of Amer­ica Amer­i­can Shin Bud­dhist affil­i­ated with the Jodo Shin­shu Hongwanji-ha Hong­wanji denom­i­na­tion within the Con­ti­nen­tal United States.
Phone: (702) 633-4810
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Welcome to the Las Vegas Sangha Buddhist Sangha Website. We are Las Vegas Buddhist Sangha group that meets the second Sunday of every month from 10:00am-12:00pm. We are located at 4110 N. Martin Luther King Blvd., North Las Vegas, NV 89032. School age children are welcome to attend and are encouraged to join our Dharma Classes. Each month we have a different visiting minister who is assigned by Rev. Marvin Harada, Executive Assistant to Bishop Umezu. Yearly dues are only $20 per family.

Laughing Rivers Sangha

Address: 307 S. Lang Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15208 (Mailing address only)   PA
Tradition: Mahayana, Zen Buddhist Master Thich Nhat Hahn
Affiliation: Community of Mindful Living
Phone: (412) 241-1649
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Contact: Deborah Brooks  
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Our group meets weekly Tuesday evenings from 7-9pm for sitting and walking meditation, dharma teachings and discussions. We meet in the Squirrel Hill section of Pittsburgh. Please contact Deborah for more information.

Leominster Meditation Society

Address: PO Box 7551  Fitchburg MA 01420
Tradition: Non-Sectarian
Affiliation: Mahayana Shamatha-Vipassana
Phone: 978 906-3299
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Main Contact: Paul Bail  
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Shamatha-vipassana instruction and group meditation every Monday evening in Leominster, Massachusetts

Lexington Shambhala Center

Address: 315 W. Maxwell Street, Lexington, KY 40508   Lexington KY 40508
Tradition: Vajrayana, Tibetan, Kagyü lineage
Affiliation: Shambhala International
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Founder: Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche  
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Café Shambhala on Saturday mornings, 9 AM - Noon

Two sitting meditation periods 9-10 and 11-12 with a social hour 10-11. Free basic meditation instruction is available.

Lhundrup Choling Dharma Center

Address: 2481 Amherst Avenue   Los Angeles CA 90064
Tradition: Vajrayana, Nyingma
Phone: 310 445 0913
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Spiritual Director: Khenpo Sonam  Email  (Phone: 310 445 0913)
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Located in West L.A., L’hundrup Choling was founded to preserve the sacred lineage of Nyingma Vajrayana Buddhism. Khenpo Sonam, our Spiritual Director, leads group practice and freely offers clear teachings in fluent English. Students can also receive profound transmissions from visiting teachers and great lineage masters.

Liberation Park

Address: PO Box 205 Norwalk, WI 54648   Norwalk WI
Tradition: Theravada, Thai Forest- Venerable Buddhadasa Bhikkhu
Affiliation: Suan Mokkh, Ajahn Buddhadasa
Phone: (608) 823-7141
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Contact: Jo Marie Thompson  
Teacher: Ajahn Santikaro  
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We are a young Dhamma refuge in southwestern Wisconsin, with roots in the Theravada tradition of Buddhism and modelled after Suan Mokkh, the "radical conservative" monastery founded by Buddhadasa Bhikkhu in southern Thailand. We are dedicated to fostering a community of liberatory practice; providing a natural setting for personal retreat and study; and living out a Buddhist ethics of ecological healing, social responsibility, and right relationship.

Liên Trì Monastery

Address: 2276 West Red Fox Road Mt. Vernon, AL 36560   AL
Tradition: Mahayana, Vietnamese-everyone welcome!
Affiliation: Kim Son Monastery in Watsonville, California
Phone: (251) 829-9660
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Spiritual Director: Grand Master Thich Tinh Tu  
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Lien Tri Monastery is a mixture of traditional and modern Mahāyāna Buddhist Meditation training center and a place of practice for lay people. The Monastery sits on 80 acres of serene landscape, surrounded by a forest of Southern Pines, two ponds, and a large ten acre lake in Mt Vernon, Alabama. The Monastery is an approximately 45 minute driving distance from the city of Mobile. When first entering the grounds, visitors are led down a long serene path that gives a sense of calm and peace.

Originally owned by a wealthy resident of Mt. Vernon, this property was a vacation resort.  In 2006, the Lotus Association Buddhist Group of Mobile, Alabama purchased this property for Buddhist Meditation practices.  Later, in 2009 this land was donated to Grand Master Thich Tinh Tu and the Sangha of Kim Son Monastery in Watsonville, California.

Light of Buddha/Nimbus Compassion

Address: 9452 Dewey Dr., Garden Grove, CA 92841   CA CA 92841
Tradition: Vajrayana, Karma Kagyu
Phone: 7143690702
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assistant: Victoria  Email  (Phone: 714 369 0702)
Main Contact: Victoria  Email  (Phone: 714 369 0702)
Teacher: Lama Dawa  
Spiritual Director: Lama Dawa  Email  (Phone: 510 6049177)
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Loppon Lama Dawa is specialized in the following Buddha Dharma Teaching praying and empowerment ceremonies:
Medicine Buddha, White Tara, Green Tara Chenrezig, Amitabah Buddha... Powa

Light of Buddhadharma Foundation International

Address: 2018 Allston Way, Berkeley CA 94704   Berkely 94704
Tradition: Non-Sectarian
Phone: 510 8091025
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Mission & Vision

The inspiration for the Light of Buddhadharma Foundation International (LBDFI) is the compassion and wisdom of the Buddha, as expressed in the Buddhadharma and brought forward through the living tradition of the Sangha. The vision of the Foundation is to apply the principle of loving compassion to achieve peace and harmony for all humanity.

Extending the work of its founder, Venerable Tarthang Tulku on behalf of world peace and the Buddhist cultural heritage, the Foundation\\\'s mission has four areas of activities:

  • To support preservation and restoration of the shrines and cultural artifacts of India, the Aryadesha;
  • To support pilgrimages and religious ceremonies at the holy places for practitioners of all Buddhist schools and denominations;
  • To support research into and understanding of the texts, practices, and symbols of Buddhism, especially by sponsoring educational programs and events at the holy places;
  • To promote mutual respect among all beings through the worldwide cooperation of men and women of good will.

We are a fully registered charity under the laws of the State of California, USA, with affiliate organizations in India and Thailand.

Ligmincha International

Address: 554 Drumheller Lane   Shipman VI 22971
Tradition: Vajrayana, Tibetan, Bon Buddhist
Phone: 434-263-6304
Fax: 434-263-6355
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Main Contact: Sue Davis-Dill  
Spiritual Director: Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche  
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Ligmincha International is a worldwide network of centers and sanghas founded by Geshe Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche. Its headquarters is Ligmincha Institute at Serenity Ridge, a year-round retreat center located in Nelson County, Virginia, USA. Visit the Ligmincha website to find local practice groups and centers throughout North and South America, Europe, and Asia; as well as a wide variety of Internet-based teachings.

Lilburn Nichiren Daishonin Group

Address:   Lilburn GA 30093
Tradition: Mahayana, Nichiren Daishonin
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Main Contact: Momo Tada  
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For all who are interested in learning/practicing the Buddhism of Nichiren Daishonin; searching for contacts in the Atlanta/Georgia area.

Lincroft Zen Sangha

Address: Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Monmouth County 1475 West Front Street, Lincroft, NJ 07738   NJ
Tradition: Mahayana, Soto Zen
Affiliation: Zen Center of Los Angeles
Phone: (732) 291-3966
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Contact: Merle Kodo Boyd andPeter Ott  
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Meets every Wednesday from 7-9pm.  Newcomers please arrive at 6:15pm for basic instruction.

Lions Roar Dharma Center

Address: 708 Alhambra Blvd   Sacramento CA 95816
Tradition: Vajrayana, Tibetan
Phone: (916) 565-6314
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Spiritual Director: Lama Yeshe Jinpa  
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Lions Roar Dharma Center is a Buddhist practice center in Sacramento, California, USA. We practice the way of Shakyamuni Buddha as passed down through the great synthesizer of Tibetan Buddhism, Lama Tsongkapa, up to the present Dalai Lama. We follow in the lineage of Serajey Monastic University in India.

The core of Buddhist meditation training is based on yoga techniques taught by Shakyamuni Buddha and successive teachers. These techniques include sitting meditation, used to develop calm, awareness, and finally insight, as well as walking meditation. Imaginal practice is also used to creatively work with aspects of our own self nature through imagining Buddhas such as Tara, Chenresig or Vajrasattva. Discussions and Dharma talks help integrate these techniques into our daily life.  Please visit our website for meeting times.

Living Bodhicitta

Address: 2680 Hancock Street   Port Townsend WA 98368
Tradition: Mahayana, Non-Sectarian, The lineage of Dzogchen and as taught by Patrul Rinpoche and Jigme Lingpa.
Affiliation: Mahayana Buddhism
Phone: 4807728444
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Teacher: Joe Evans  
Spiritual Director: Joe Evans  Email  (Phone: 4807728444)
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 Regular meditation and discussion groups, workshops, visiting teachers, and one-on-one mentoring available.Weekly discussion group is free of charge, and mentoring is available on a sliding scale.

We continuously use The Way of the Bodhisattva in the style of Patrul Rinpoche.

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