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New York Tsurphu Goshir Dharma Center

Address: 183 15th Street   Brooklyn, New York 11215
Tradition: Vajrayana, Kagyu (Goshir Gyaltsabpas)
Affiliation: Karma Kagyu
Phone: (646)361-9201
Fax: (718)369-1034
E-mail: info@goshir.org
Website: http://www.goshir.org
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Main Contact: Lama Dorje Odzer  Email  (Phone: (646) 361-9201)
Teacher: Lama Dorje Odzer, Lama Karma Sangye Rinchen  
Spiritual Director: Goshir Gyaltsab Rinpoche  
Notes and Events:

We live in a complex and ever-changing world which presents challenges for anyone who seeks to maintain a contemplative practice. As a response to this our center offers a place to gather for group practice, personal instruction, for study, as well as meditation and reflection.

Our primary concern is to offer Tibetan Buddhist training in a manner that reflects the specific guidance and wisdom of the Kagyu lineage laid down through the line of the Goshir Gylatsabpas

As a place of refuge, a temple, and a space dedicated to exploring meaningfully engaged contemplative practice, New York Tsurphu Goshir Dharma Center is committed to supporting the community that it serves.

 

  • On a daily basis, we perform the offering of water tormas and Tara practice in the morning and an offering to the glorious Four-Armed Mahakala and Dudsolma in the evening.
  • On Wednesdays, we perform Chöd offerings.
  • On the 15th of every Tibetan lunar month, we perform Tara puja.
  • On the 8th of every Tibetan lunar month, we perform the Medicine Buddha puja.
  • On the 10th of every lunar month, we perform a feast offering to Vajrakilaya.
  • On the 25th of every Tibetan lunar month, we also perform the long Vajravarahi Sadhana and Milarepa Guru Yoga with a feast offering.
  • Here is a schedule of our classes.


New York Zendo Shobo-ji

Address: 223 E 67th St, New York, NY 10065   New York 10065
Tradition: Mahayana
Phone: (212) 861-3333
E-mail: office@newyorkzendo.org
Website: http://www.daibosatsu.org/newyorkzendo.html
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New York Zendo Shobo-ji officially opened its doors on September 15, 1968. It was one of the first Rinzai Zen practice centers to be established in the United States, and remains one of the few authentic Rinzai Zen centers anywhere.

Located on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, New York Zendo offers city dwellers the opportunity to experience authentic Zen practice in the midst of their daily lives. With a full weekly schedule of zazen and chanting, regular all-day sittings and other activities, the temple provides ample opportunities for the Sangha to practice, work, and celebrate together.


Newark Center for Meditative Culture

Address:   Newark NJ 07101
Tradition: Non-Sectarian
E-mail: info@newarkmeditation.org
Website: http://www.newarkmeditation.org
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Co-founder/Chair/Teacher: Marcie L. Barth  Email  
Spiritual Advisor/Lead Teacher: Ib’nallah S. Kazi  Email  
Main Contact: Marcie L. Barth  Email  
Notes and Events:

Newark Center for Meditative Culture (NCMC) is a diverse urban meditation community serving the Greater Newark Area in New Jersey. From 2012 through 2016 we served as an informal community initiative until we then formed a 501(c)3 non-profit organization in 2017. Most of our programs have been held at art galleries and in nature at parks. Our programs are based on secular and spiritual teachings from Buddhist and other wisdom traditions, within the context of the socially engaged, multi-cultural and diverse population of the Greater Newark Area. Our programs comprise of meditation classes, daylong retreats, sitting groups, and workshops. We engage too through Compassionate Activism. We are active in supporting local community events and making presentations in order to educate the community about meditation. NCMC is a volunteer-run organization with a strong commitment to openness and inclusion. We do this in two ways:

Diversity/Expansiveness: Our intention is to offer both general and specific programs for specific groups of people and issues. Thus far we have had focused-programs and retreats related to People of Color (PoC), women, and children. The PoC retreats especially are intended to provide an affinity group for individuals who daily confront the effects of oppression and racism, and who therefore may initially choose to avoid mixed programs.

Inclusiveness: All of our programs are offered as donation-based no-fee to the participant. Instead, we invite all participants to make voluntary gifts to the level of their ability, sometimes with suggested donation amounts. NCMC disperses the donations equitably between teachers and venue providers. We base this system on the practice of dana or generosity, which is inherent to many spiritual traditions. See Giving.

Our Mission
To form a meditation community based on the secular, universal principles and practices of Buddhist-based psychology/philosophy, applied through both traditional and contemporary means, along with ancestral, yogic, Taoist, Sufi, and other wisdom teachings and disciplines. NCMC is intended to be a safe place where like-minded people can gather in order to practice the fundamental meditation methods of tranquility, insight, and loving-kindness (metta), and to become engaged together in conscientious, compassionate, and contemplative activities as a group and in the local community.

Our Vision
To be an inclusive community of practice, study, and social engagement that provides a refuge for all people who seek meditation and spiritual development and a purposeful, conscientious lifestyle.

Our Goal
To develop a center with a dedicated meditation community committed to practicing together and supporting each other and to maintain the culture of this center so that all can feel welcome. We intend for it to take shape both through leader guidance and organic means according to the wants, needs, and conditions of the community. Our founding members are committed to furthering our spiritual growth and leadership capacities through ongoing practice and education in order for the organization to develop fluidly and become self-regulating. By engaging teachers and advisors with deep knowledge and practice in Buddhist philosophy and meditation, other wisdom disciplines, and community immersion, we can ensure that we maintain integrity.


Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NewarkCenterforMeditativeCulture/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/NCMC_Meditates

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/newark.meditative.culture/


Nichiren Buddhist Sangha of Texas

Address: Houston. Myoken Temple P.O. Box 14048   Houston TX 77221-4048
Tradition: Mahayana, Nichiren Buddhism
Affiliation: Nichiren Order of North America; Nichiren Shu
Phone: (713) 429-1274
E-mail: mike.barrett@sbcglobal.net
Website: http://www.nichiren-shu.org/Houston/
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President: Mike Barrett  Email  (Phone: 713-741-1318)
Spiritual Director: Rev. Myokei Lynda Caine-Barrett  Email  (Phone: 713-429-1274)
Notes and Events:

Shodaigyo meditation Wednesdays at 7:30 pm
Weekend services 1st/3rd Sundays at 10:00 am, 2nd/4th Saturdays at 9:00 am
Lotus Sutra study, recitation in english and shindoku, chanting Odaimoku


Nichiren Buddhist Sangha of Texas

Address: Myoken-ji Temple 4360 Graduate Circle  Houston, TX 77004
Tradition: Mahayana, Nichiren Shu
Affiliation: Nichiren Order of North America
Phone: 713-429-1274; 877-803-6647
E-mail: nbstx@comcast.net
Website: http://www.nichiren-shu.org/Houston
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Spiritual Director: Myokei Caine-Barrett, Shonin  Email  (Phone: 713-429-1274)
Notes and Events:

All of our practices and services are based on the teachings contained within the Lotus Sutra as well as the writings of Nichiren Shonin.  The following five practices are taken from the Lotus Sutra.

  1. to receive and keep the Sutra in ones body and mind
  2. to read the Sutra
  3. to recite the Sutra
  4. to share the Sutra with other
  5. to copy the Sutra.
In keeping with these practices, we hold a chanting meditation service every Wednesday and a traditional temple service with dharma talk on Sundays.  Retreats and classes on basic Buddhism, the Lotus Sutra and Nichiren Shonin\\\\\\\'s writings are also offered.  We chant the Lotus Sutra in shindoku [our faith language--Japanese pronunciation of Chinese] as well as in English [for understanding].  Our primary practice is chanting Namu-Myoho-Renge-Kyo [devotion to the Sutra of the Lotus Flower of the Wonderful Dharma].


Nichiren Buddhist Sangha of the Antelope Valley

Address: 44845 Cedar Ave   Lancaster CA 93534
Tradition: Mahayana, Nichiren Shu
Affiliation: Nichiren Order of North America; Nichiren Shu
Phone: 661-947-1753
Fax: n/a
E-mail: micheledc@Qnet.com
Website: http://www.avnbs.org/
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Main Contact: Michele Chavez  Email  (Phone: 661-947-1753)
Teacher: Rev. Ryuei Michael McCormick  
Notes and Events:

Venue: AV Unitarian Universalist Fellowship at the above address. 

Weekly services on Tuesday evenings at 7:00 pm

Chanting Odaimoku, sutra recitation in shindoku and English, study.


Nichiren Shoshu

Address:   Norcross 30093
Tradition: nichiren shoshu
Phone: 770-242-6023
E-mail: myoama@yahoo.com
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Main Contact: Donna Okumura  Email  
Notes and Events:

Shodaigy

Gongyo (Sutra recitation)

Gather weekly on shodai


Nitartha Institute

Address: Mailing address: 3902 Woodland Park Ave N  Seattle, WA 98103
Tradition: Vajrayana, Non-Sectarian, Tibetan, Kagyu & Nyingma
Affiliation: Nitartha International, Nalandabodhi
Phone: 206-947-6018
E-mail: info@nitarthainstitute.org
Website: http://nitarthainstitute.org
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Main Contact: Sandra Roscoe  Email  (Phone: 206-947-6018)
Spiritual Director: The Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche  
Acharya: Lama Tenpa Gyaltsen  
Notes and Events:

Nitartha Institute was founded in 1996 by The Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche, a Tibetan master who is renowned for his exceptional ability to present key Buddhist teachings on the nature of mind in English, and in a way that clarifies their essential meaning for modern-day Western students. Nitartha Institute’s broad and deep approach to Buddhist studies, covering the core teachings of Buddhism, and the main commentaries of the Tibetan masters of the Kagyü and Nyingma lineages, makes it a true resource for Buddhists of all traditions. The personal practicality of the teachings at Nitartha ensures their usefulness to a wide range of people who are Buddhists in any tradition as well as non-Buddhists. Nitartha’s courses are taught in several locations throughout the US and Canada and are organized in various formats ranging from weekend intensives, weekly classes in a semester format, 9-day programs, and a two-week or month-long summer residential program.


No Hindrance Zen

Address:   Baton Rouge 70808
Tradition: Mahayana, White Plum Zen Buddhist Lineage
Affiliation: Two Arrows Zen
E-mail: nohindrancezen@yahoo.com
Website: https://www.nohindrancezen.org/
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Teacher: Gary Muso Pettigrew Hoshi  
Notes and Events:

No Hindrance Zen offers weekly practice opportunities in the Baton Rouge area. Services include Zazen (seated meditation),  Dharma talks (presentations on Zen Buddhism), and discussion.


Norman Meditation Group

Address:   Norman OK 73072
Tradition: Non-Sectarian
Phone: (Cliff) 405- 310-2490
E-mail: haven.tobias@gmail.com
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Notes and Events:

We meet weekly for a 40-minute silent meditation, followed by sharing and tea for those who choose to stay.


North American Buddhist Alliance

Address:   WA 98178
Tradition: Non-Sectarian
Phone: 253-886-6251
E-mail: Info@NorthAmericanBuddhistAlliance.org
Website: http://www.NorthAmericanBuddhistAlliance.org
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Notes and Events:

North American Buddhist Alliance shares Dharma resources across Buddhist traditions. We aim to foster supportive networks. We encourage collaboration, communication, and interaction among Buddhists and Buddhist groups. We publicise, sponsor, or coordinate initiatives and activities of interest through NABA's interactive website and NABA News.


North American Shin Buddhist Association (NASBA)

Address:   Middletown CN
Tradition: Mahayana, Shin Buddhism
Affiliation: independent lay practicioners
E-mail: amida@bffct.org
Website: http://bffct.org/bff/nasba/
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Notes and Events:

NASBA is a growing and innovative collection of affiliated American Shin Buddhist communities that follow the successful and increasingly popular practice style of its flagship community, the Buddhist Faith Fellowship of Connecticut. Established in the year 2005, and now headquartered in Middletown, Connecticut, NASBA serves as the religious and administrative center for its affiliated sanghas across the continent and the world.


North Carolina Buddhist Temple

Address: 907 Northview Street   Garner NC 27529
Tradition: Theravada
Phone: 919-827-4389
Fax: 919-827-4389
E-mail: wajip7@yahoo.com
Website: http://www.ncbuddhisttemple.org/
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Spiritual Director: Yatiyana Wajirapala Thero  Email  (Phone: 919-827-4389)
Notes and Events:

We are located in Raleigh, North Carolina and welcome anyone that is interested in learning and practicing Buddha’s teachings and philosophy to achieve their spiritual and personal goals. The temple community is guided under the leadership and patronage of the Most Venerable Yatiyana Wajirapala Thero. The cultural heritage of the temple stems from the Sri Lankan tradition of Theravada Buddhism.

We offer many services that include meditation sessions, scripture discussions, Sunday school, monthly one-day retreats on Poya (Full-Moon) days, and various community and cultural events such as Vesak, Vas Season Program and Katina Pooja, Sinhala and Tamil New Year Celebrations, etc., on a frequent basis. Please check back for these announcement as they happen.


North Dakota Buddhist Vihara

Address: P.O.Box 5152   Fargo ND 58105
Tradition: Theravada
Affiliation: Minnesota Buddhist Vihara
Phone: (612) 522 1811
E-mail: ndbvusa@gmail.com
Website: http://www.ndbv.org
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Spiritual Director: Witiyala Seewalie Thera  Email  (Phone: (612) 522 1811)
Notes and Events:

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
E-mail: lbrakeman@cox.net
Website: http://www.facebook.com/neobn
Main Contact: Lynne Brakeman  Email  
Notes and Events:

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.


Northern Light Zen Center

Address: 202 Meadown Road.   Topsham ME 04086
Tradition: Mahayana, Korean Chogye Order
Affiliation: Kwan Un School of Zen
Phone: (207) 729-6013
E-mail: northernlightzencenter@gmail.com
Website: http://www.nlzc.info
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Teacher: Terence Cronin, JDPSN  
Contact: Colin Fay  
Notes and Events:

Evening Practice is every Wednesday. 

6:00            Orientation for new students

6:40            General arrival

6:45            Recite 4 Great Vows; 3 Bows

6:50            Chanting

7:05            Sitting meditation

7:35            Walking meditation

7:45            Sitting meditation

8:05            Reading from Zen Books

8:20            Discussion

8:30            Conversation and departure


Nritya Mandala Mahavihara/ Dance Mandal

Address:   Portland 97214
Tradition: Vajrayana, Newar/Nepalese Buddhism specializes in the Buddhist arts including dance, singing,painting, mask and deity costumes, and mandalas
Affiliation: Newar Vajrayana Buddhism
Phone: 503-807-5252
E-mail: info@dancemandal.com
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Teacher: Prajwal Ratna Vajracharya  
Spiritual Director: Prajwa Ratnal Vajracharya  Email  (Phone: )
Notes and Events:

Charya Nritya and Giti Classes - Lineage of Nepalese Buddhist Dance and Song, dancing the Bodhisattvas, Dakinis, and Buddhas for Deity Yoga.


Nyingma Institute

Address: 1815 Highland Place   Berkeley CA 94709
Tradition: Vajrayana
Affiliation: Tarthang Tulku
Phone: 510-809-1000
E-mail: nyingma-institute@nyingma.org
Website: http://www.nyingmainstitute.com
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Main Contact: reception desk  (Phone: 510-809-1000)
Teacher: Sylvia Gretchen  
Spiritual Director: Tarthang Tulku  
Notes and Events:

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 Vihāra

Address: 4820 N Portland Ave.   Oklahoma City OK 73112
Tradition: Theravada
Phone: (405) 810 - OKBV (6528)
E-mail: okbvinfo@gmail.com
Website: https://www.okbv.org/
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Resident Monk: Santhapiya  
Resident Monk: Piyananda  
Teacher: Bhante Piyaratana  
Notes and Events:

Oklahoma Buddhist Vihāra 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.

_____Services_____

Sunday
5:00pm - 6:00pm     Meditation Class @ OKBV

Tuesday
6:00pm - 7:00pm     Meditation Class @ OKBV

Wednesday
6:00pm - 7:00pm     Silent Meditation @ OKBV


Thursday
6:00pm - 7:00pm     Meditation Class @ St. Stephens United Methodist Church
                                                           1801 W Brooks St.
                                                           Norman, OK 73069
   (Look for the shoes.) 

Friday
5:00pm - 6:00pm     Yoga @ OKBV

6:00pm - 7:00pm     Happy Hour @ OKBV
                               (Tea, Coffee, Snacks & Noble Friendship)

Saturday
6:00pm - 7:00pm     Meditation Class @ OKBV


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
E-mail: info@oklahomarime.org
Website: http://www.oklahomarime.org
Main Contact: James Martin  Email  
Notes and Events:

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
E-mail: lisa@lisaernst.com
Website: www.onedharmanashville.com
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Spiritual Director: Lisa Ernst  Email  
Teacher: Lisa Ernst  
Notes and Events:

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, www.onedharmanashville.com.


One Mind Dharma

Address: 12217 Pacific Avenue #7   Los Angeles CA 90066
Tradition: Non-Sectarian, Spirit Rock
Phone: 888-991-6463
E-mail: info@oneminddharma.com
Website: http://oneminddharma.com
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Spiritual Director: ELIZABETH KEY-COMIS  Email  
Teacher: MATTHEW SOCKOLOV  
Notes and Events:

One Mind Dharma offers daily guided meditation emails, a mindfulness blog, and tons of online meditation groups and resources.


Open Door Sangha

Address:   Santa Barbara CA 93101
Tradition: Theravada
Affiliation: In the tradition of Spirit Rock, IMC, IMS
E-mail: opendoormeditation@gmail.com
Website: http://insightmeditationsb.org
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Notes and Events:

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
E-mail: dtrafton@maine.rr.com
Website: http://www.openheartsangha.org
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Teacher: Thich Nhat Hanh  
Main Contact: Dave Trafton  Email  (Phone: 207-749-3396)
Notes and Events:

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.


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