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Rockford SatSangha

Address: various meeting places  Rockford IL 61103
Phone: 815 964-2007
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Main Contact: Judith Engblom  Email  
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All Traditions welcome.

Meditation each Saturday morning 7:30. 

Call contact person for location of next meeting.

Rockridge Meditation Community

Address: 5463 College Avenue Oakland, Ca 94618   Rockridge CA 94618
Tradition: Mahayana, Koan Zen
Affiliation: Pacific Zen Institute
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Teacher: David Weinstein  
Spiritual Director: John Tarrant, Roshi  Email  
Contact: Steven Grant  Email  
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The Rockridge Meditation Community is the Oakland home of the Pacific Zen Institute. Our mission is to develop a culture for transforming the mind through meditation, koans, conversation, and the arts. We offer a quiet and inviting space for meditation, Koan study and conversation.

Rosslyn Zendo

Address: 1835 N Nash Street   Arlington VI 22209
Tradition: Non-Sectarian, Open Gate Zendo
Affiliation: Washington Mindfulness Community, Blue Ridge Zen Center
Phone: 5714388349
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Spiritual Director: Alex Yuan  Email  (Phone: 5714388349)
Main Contact: Greg Bauer  Email  (Phone: 3193312762)
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The Rosslyn Zendo is a non-denominational meditation group that meets from 7:15 to 7:45am Monday-Friday in the Arlington Methodist Temple for silent group meditation. Most of our members are trained in the Zen tradition but we welcome all individuals interested in the practice of contemplative silence. We are located above the Rosslyn Metro Station which provides a unique opportunity for commuters throughout Northern Virginia to meditate before going to work in Washington D.C.

For those new to meditation we hold introductory sessions and weekly Dharma talks. If you have any questions please see our website for the latest updates or contact us at:

Sacramento Buddhist Fellowship

Address: Sierra College Boulevard   Roseville CN 95661
Tradition: Mahayana, Buddhist Faith Fellowship
Affiliation: North American Shin Buddhist Association
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Main Contact: T Brown  
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The Sacramento Buddhist Fellowship (SBF) offers free meditation and discussions about the Buddha\\\'s teachings. Gathering most Sunday mornings in Roseville. All welcome.
The Sacramento Buddhist Fellowship serves Sacramento and Placer Counties and their local communities like Rosemont, Granite Bay, Lincoln, Auburn, Arden - Arcade, Davis, Elk Grove, North Highland and Rancho Cordova.  We are an independent affiliated community of the North American Shin Buddhist Association (NASBA).Visit NASBA at

Sacramento Buddhist Meditation Group

Address: 3600 Riverside Boulevard   Sacramento CA
Tradition: Non-Sectarian, Recognized teachers in all major lineages
Phone: 916-541-4242
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Spiritual Director: Peer-lead  
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SBMG is a peer-led group with little ceremony which since 1991 has regularly presented recognized teachers from all the major Buddhist traditions.   Our usual 7:00 p.m., Sunday evening meeting includes a 40-minute meditation and a talk by a visiting teacher.  On some nights we have a talk by a sangha member or a group discussion.  We also offer introductory meditation classes and monthly one-day retreats  See  website for calendar of events.  All are welcome. There is no prerequisite.  Free, by donation.

Sacramento Zen Center

Address: 2425 Sierra Blvd   Sacramento CA 95825
Tradition: Mahayana, Boundless Way Zen
Affiliation: Boundless Way Zen
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Teacher: Desmond Gando Gilna  

Saddhamma Foundation

Address: 1685 Suncrest Ct   Walnut Creek CA 94597
Tradition: Theravada, Venerable Mahasi Sayadaw
Affiliation: Panditarama Forest Meditation Center
Phone: 925-944-1203
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Spiritual Director: Sayadaw U Pandita  
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Saddhamma Foundation was formed to support the Venerable Sayadaw U Pandita 1989. We provide resources about Satipatthana (mindfulness) and Vipassana (insight) meditation and meditation retreats. We have extensive information for those who wish to travel to and practice meditation at the Panditarama Forest Center in Burma. From December 1st to January 31st, the Forest Center conducts the annual 60-Day Special Retreat led by Sayadaw U Pandita. Please contact us for more information.

Salem Zen Center

Address: 5090 Center Street NE   Salem OR 97317
Tradition: Mahayana, Harada-Yasutani
Affiliation: Zen
Phone: (503) 949-3188
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Teacher: Lee Ann Nail  
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Each Wednesday: Sitting Zen meditation facing the east chapel wall from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. and  from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. sitting and walking meditation, silent tea, Dharma talk, discussion and washing bowls together. Offered free of charge. Beginning instruction available by request at 7:00 p.m. Currently the group is studying the Sayings and Doings of a Wise Bird together.

Samadhi Buddhist Meditation Centre

Address: 5908 - 67TH AVE N  Pinellas Park FL 33781
Tradition: Non-Sectarian, Early (Pali) Buddhism
Phone: 727-744-4377 & 727-330-8542
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Main Contact: Venerable Upananda Thero Dedunupitiye  Email  
Teacher: Venerable Upananda Thero Dedunupitiye  
Spiritual Director: Venerable Bhikkhuni Sudarshana  Email  
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Non-sectarian by nature, this centers congregation is comprised of local Americans. Conducts regular programs on samatha (tranquality) and vipassana (insight) meditations. Services include funeral service, house-warming, house-blessing, ministering to the sick and dying, guidance counseling in all areas of life, teaching Pali, Theravada Buddhism, Pali chanting.

Offered in English only, the services are open to people in Tampa Bay Area and beyond.

All services are absolutely free of charge. Donations welcome. As a non-profit organization registered in and approved by the State of Florida, Samadhi Buddhist Meditation Center issues receipts for donations for income tax purposes. Checks payable to SAMADHI BUDDHIST MEDITATION CENTER.

Samden Ling

Address:   Portland 97228
Tradition: Vajrayana, Longchen Nyingthig
Affiliation: Dzogchen Nyingthig
Phone: 503-790-1064
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Main Contact: Jacqueline Mandell  Email  (Phone: 503-790-1064)
Teacher: Jacqueline Mandell  
Spiritual Director: Adzom Rinpoche  
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In the spirit of lovingkindness and open heartedness we welcome all levels, including new practitioners, to engage in learning and practicing time honored meditations of the Tibetan Lineage of Longchen Rabjam and Jigme Lingpa.

Honoring the request of Adzom Rinpoche, the practices included in the Longchen Nyingthig Ngndro are offered by Meditation Teacher, Jacqueline Mandell.

Practice sessions include Refuge, Bodhicitta, Vajrasattva, Mantra, Guru Yoga and more. Tara practice and Tara tsok are also included at some sessions.

Samden Ling: A Center for Meditative Contemplation was established in 2000.

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Address: 851 Pine Ave Suite 111   Long Beach CA 90813
Tradition: Non-Sectarian
Affiliation: Taiwan - 大自然和協生命協會
Phone: 562-888-0368
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Main Contact: Todd Cornell  Email  (Phone: 562-888-0368)
Spiritual Director: Venerable Kong Hai  
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Our teachings are based on the early suttas, the Pali Canon. We follow the same practice as practiced and taught by Gotama Buddha 2500 years ago. We are experiencing great changes in our lives. Come join us for Metta & Meditation!

Meditation Schedule:

Wednesday 7PM - 9PM

Saturday 10AM - 12:30 Meditation & Discussion

Sunday 9AM - 1PM Mandarin Language Meditation and Discussion.

Samudrabadra Buddhist Center

Address: 16050 South US 41, Suite 108   Fort Myers FL 33908
Tradition: Vajrayana, New Kadampa Tradition Tibetan
Phone: (239)567-9739
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Teacher: JoAnn Lawrence  
Spiritual Director: Ven. Geshe Kelsang Gyatso  
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Kadampa Buddhism is a joyful, extremely practical lineage of Buddhism that offers levels of study ranging from introductory, intermediate, and a very indepth program for those wishing to train up as qualified Dharma teachers. We also have weekly pujas, once a month day retreats, and bi-monthly Day Courses.

Introductory classes are open to everyone, of any faith or philosophical background.

We have introductory classes in the following locations:

Fort Myers


Bonita Springs

Cape Coral

Sanibel Island

San Antonio Buddhist Temple/ Chua Phuoc Hue

Address: 6292 Lockhill Road   San Antonio TX 78240
Tradition: Mahayana, Tien Tai
Affiliation: Mahayana, Vietnamese
Phone: (210) 561-1225
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Upasaka: Dennis Estrada  Email  (Phone: 210-495-4521)
Spiritual Director: Thich Phuoc Quang  (Phone: (210) 561-1225)
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This is an American temple, with services in English, Spanish and Vietnamese.

San Antonio Zen

Address: 1442 West Woodlawn  San Antonio TX 78201
Tradition: Mahayana, Soto Zen
Affiliation: Houston, Austin and San Francisco Zen Centers
Phone: 210-257-8383
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Teacher: John Grimes  
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In October of 2003, San Antonio Zen arose out of a wish to share the Dharma and sitting practice in the Soto traditions of Shunryu Suzuki. This wish was realized with the guidance and example of the teachers and students of the Austin Zen Center. We also have cultivated and cherished ties with the Houston Zen Center and the San Francisco Zen Center.

We aspire to benefit all beings (including ourselves) in each moment, unconditionally, with awareness, energy, lovingkindness, compassion, joy and equanimity, relaxing with what is, to realize awakening.

San Fran Dhammaram Temple

Address: 2645 Lincoln Way   San Francisco CA 94122
Tradition: Theravada
Phone: (415) 753-0857
Website: http://
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Spiritual Director: Phra Anandapanyo  Email  
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San Fran Dhammaram Temple offers daily sermons in English and Thai, Dhamma discussion sessions on weekends and by appointment, annual Dhamma retreats at an affiliated retreat center, daily Sanghadana offerings, Thai culture and language classes in collaboration with Thailands Chulalongkorn Volunteer Teaching Program. Please visit our website, Youtube page (Watsanfran), or Facebook page for more information.

San Jose Dharma Punx

Address: 1041 Morse Street   San Jose CA 95128
Tradition: Theravada
Phone: 408-717-3350
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Teacher: Stephanie Tate  
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San Jose Dharma Punx is a community-based urban Insight Meditation group focused on providing the teachings and practices of the Buddha to all that are interested. We welcome people from all racial, economic, sexual, social, political and religious backgrounds and preference. The Buddha said that all are capable of awakening. Our practices are steeped in the over 2,500 year old Theravadin tradition with flavors of the New School.

We are part of the Against the Stream Meditation Society and Dharma Punx nation founded by Noah Levine.

Sanctuary Meditation Center

Address: 1112 Sanctuary Road  Naples FL 34120
Tradition: Theravada, Non-Sectarian
Phone: 239-404-1832
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Main Contact: Jan Robey  Email  (Phone: 239-404-1832)
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Located on 15 acres of wooded land, Sanctuary Meditation Center offers free meditation lessons and retreats.  Visit our website for the latest information.

Sang Ngak Chokor Ling

Address: San Rafael, California, 94915 United States   San Rafael CA 94915
Tradition: Vajrayana, Nyingma
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Main Contact: Taliesin Lanning  Email  
Spiritual Director: Tsewong Sitar Rinpoche  
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Sang Ngak Chokor Ling is a Non Profit temple based out of Northern California and Bhutan. It supports and promotes the teachings of Vajrayana Tantric Buddhism, Dzogchen and Chod through the transmission and enlightened guidance of Tsewong Sitar Rinpoche and his brother and translator Lama Pema Tenzin.

Our mission is to provide complete training to non celibate practitioners in the Tantric Buddhist practices of the Ngakpa or mantra speaker leading back to the second Buddha Padmasambhava.

We hold regular teachings in Tantra, meditation, ritual and Buddhist art and dance. Our dates vary so please contact us or check in with our facebook page for more details. The community is welcome to sponsor prayer and puja for themselves or others and we also offer divination to those in need. 

P.O. Box 150653

San Rafael, California, 94915

Santa Monica Karma Thegsum Choling

Address: 1008 11th Street Room   Santa Monica CA 90401
Tradition: Vajrayana, Karma Kagyu Tibetan
Phone: 310-451-4368
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Main Contact: Daniel  (Phone: (310) 593-3609 )
Teacher: Venerable Bardor Tulku Rinpoche  
Spiritual Director: 17th Karmapa  
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Santa Monica KTC is a registered non-profit, founded in Santa Monica to provide the community with meditation instruction and practice.  New comers are welcome to contact us to find out about the dates and times we meet.

We are under the guidance of Karma Triyana Dharmachakra (

We are near church at corner of Washington Ave and California Ave in Santa Monica.

Santa Monica Zen Center

Address: 1453 W 14th Street Unit C   Santa Monica CA 90404
Tradition: Mahayana, Zen: Three Treasures Tradition of Taizan Maezumi Roshi
Affiliation: White Plum Asangha founded by Taizan Maezumi Roshi
Phone: (310) 572-9070
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Abbot & Head Teacher: William Yoshin Jordan  Email  
Teacher: William Yoshin Jordan, Sensei  
Spiritual Director: William Yoshin Jordan, Sensei  
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The Santa Monica Zen Center is an urban, non-profit organization that operates on a Membership/Volunteer model.

We invite Guests and practitioners new to SMZC to participate one time in an initial 40-minute Zazen Instruction and Orientation, after which we support their practice for a trial period of 2 months at no charge.

Newcomers are asked to consider Membership at the end of the trial period.  Members pay monthly dues and enjoy the privilege of ‘just sitting’ on a self-styled schedule or engaging whole-heartedly in our training and development programs.

SMZC would be very pleased to have you visit and ‘test drive’ us for our 2-month trial period!  Please contact us at, or in person during our scheduled open hours, with your questions about Zazen Instruction, trial practice, or Membership.

Saraha Nyingma Buddhist Institute

Address: 477 E. 40th Ave.   Eugene OR 97405
Tradition: Vajrayana, Dudjom Lineage of the Nyingma School of Tibetan Buddhism
Phone: +1(541)359-3588
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Main Contact: office  (Phone: +1(541)359-3588)
Teacher: Lama Sonam Tsering  
Spiritual Director: Lama Tharchin Rinpoche  
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Located in Eugene, Oregon, USA. Saraha Nyingma Buddhist Institute is a Buddhist Temple and educational facility dedicated to the study and practice of the Dudjom Lineage of the Nyingma School of Tibetan Buddhism.

Please visit our website at: for more information on our background, vision and intention, as well as our current schedule and calendar of events, and Dharma Education opportunities. This site is also a source for Buddhist learning resources, including photo, audio, video and structured study materials.

Sarana International Buddhist Center

Address: 15241 51st Avenue South   Tukwila WA 98188
Tradition: Theravada
Phone: (206) 277-8399
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Main Contact: Polwatte Pagnananda  Email  (Phone: (206) 277-8399)
Teacher: Polwatte Pagnananda  
Spiritual Director: Polwatte Pagnananda  
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Sarana International Buddhist Center (SIBC), In Tukwila, Washington is truly international. Its altar includes Buddha statues and paintings from Cambodia, Sri Lanka, Thailand, China, Burma, and India. One of the resident monks, Venerable Pra Mahamuni Lim Sovann, and many of those who attend the large gatherings at the temple near Sea-Tac airport are Cambodian. But, the abbot, Bhante Polwatte Pagnananda hails from Sri Lanka. SIBC, which was established in 1998, is open to anyone who wants to learn about Buddhism or practice Buddhist meditation. Regular religious services are held every Sunday morning starting at 9 a.m.

There are meditation and Yoga classes every Wednesday 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. A new vipassana hall was opened in March of 2005, and the Northwest Vipassana Society conducts all-day workshops from 8:00 a.m to 4:30 p.m. on the last Saturday of every month. The annual vassa (rainy season retreat) for monks lasts for three months, beginning on July 24 and continuing through October.

The retreat period ends on October 30, 2005 with the colorful Kathina ceremony during which lay supporters offer new robes, flowers, food, and other donations to the monks. All are welcome to take part in these ceremonies.

Sarana\\\'s Abbot, Bhante Polwatte Pagnananda, entered the order of bhikkus in 1965 in Sri Lanka under the patronage of Venerable Mullegama Seelananda and Labugama Lankananda Maha Thero, and received his higher ordination in 1974 from Akurana Pannaransi Maha Thero, the Sanghanayake (leader) of the Raigama Korale (Siamese sect-Kotte chapter). He received his early education from Paravahera Pagnnananda Maha Thero at Dharmaduta Buddhist Seminary in Colombo, and later studied at Vidyaratana Affiliated University Parivena. In 1977 he completed the GCE Advanced Level Examination, in 1981 the First Examination of the Pracina Panditha degree, and in 1983 received a Bachelor of Arts degree from The University of Kelaniya. He was active in various religious and social activities in the Horana area from 1986 to 1994, and was eventually appointment as the chief incumbent of the Boddalgoda Sri Devarakshita Temple.

In 1996 Bhante Pagnananda was invited to come to the United States on a Dhammaduta (missionary) mission by a devoted Sri Lankan physician in New York. He stayed at the Maitri Viharan in Los Angeles and the came to Seattle in 1977. He was determined to establish a Theravada Buddhist center, and the next year founded the Sarana International Buddhist Center in Tukwila with the generous support of Buddhist devotees from different ethnic groups. The Sarana International Buddhist Center is located at 15241 . 51st Ave South in Tukwila, just northeast of Sea-Tac Airport. Further information about the Center and its activities can be obtained from Bhante Polwatte Pagnananda at 206-277-8399.

Seattle Buddhist Center

Address: 12056 15th Ave NE   Seattle WA 98125
Tradition: Non-Sectarian, Western Buddhist Order
Affiliation: Western Buddhist Order
Phone: (206) 726-0051
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The Seattle Buddhist Center is part of an international Buddhist movement known as the Friends of the Western Buddhist Order (FWBO) which aims to make available the teachings and practices of Buddhism in a form accessible to those in the West. The Center offers a range of activities and resources to further these aims.

The entrance is on NE 123rd Street.

Sera Jey Buddhist Culture Center

Address: 74-15 43rd Avenue   Elmhurst 11373
Tradition: Vajrayana, Tibetan Buddhism - Gelug tradition
Affiliation: Sera Jey Monastic University, South India
Phone: 917-605-7109, 347-601-1726
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Teacher: Pare Rinpoche  
Main Contact: Geshe Lobsang Ngodup  Email  (Phone: Same as above)
Spiritual Director: Geshe Lobsang Ngodup  Email  (Phone: 917-605-7109)
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Sera Jey Buddhist Culture Center is a 501 (c) (3) not-for-profit religious and cultural organization established in New York in 2009.  The center is dedicated to the preservation and fostering Tibets unique spiritual tradition and cultural heritage through providing a wide range of programs on Buddhism and Tibetan culture to the Tibetan community and the general public.  Pare Rinpoche is our residential lama who give teaching, performs religious services and provides spiritual counseling.

SGI-USA Las Vegas Buddhist Center

Address: 2725 W. Charleston Blvd.   Las Vegas NV 89102
Tradition: Mahayana, Nichiren Daishonin
Affiliation: Soka Gakkai International
Phone: 7022586489
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Main Contact: David Sharp  Email  (Phone: 7022586489)
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The SGI is based on the teachings and philosophy of Nichiren Buddhism, which places the highest emphasis on the sanctity of life. Members seek, through their practice of Buddhism, to develop the ability to live with confidence, to create value in any circumstance and to contribute to the well-being of friends, family and community.

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 fulfillment but also for the betterment of society.

We believe that happiness is being able to experience profound joy that comes from never being defeated by any problem in life. In fact, we use life’s challenges as catalysts to deepen and expand our inner lives. True happiness results from our efforts to manifest our highest potential — wisdom, compassion, courage and vitality.

The SGI-USA is the American branch of the SGI network, with more than 2,600 neighborhood discussion groups and nearly 100 SGI-USA centers throughout the country.

The core activity for all SGI-USA members is the neighborhood discussion meeting. These informal gatherings bring people together for Buddhist prayer, study, sharing and discussion of ways Buddhism can be applied to the challenges of daily living.

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