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Vimala Sangha

Tradition: Mahayana, Zen, in the tradition of Shunryu Suzuki Roshi
Phone: 415.381.3015
E-mail: vimalasangha@earthlink.net
Website: http://www.vimalasangha.org
Teacher: Lewis Richmond  
Notes and Events:

The Vimala Sangha (Vimala Zen Center) is a Buddhist group based in Mill Valley, California, under the spiritual guidance of Buddhist teacher Lew Richmond. It takes its name from Vimalakirti, the householder whose wisdom was said to surpass that of all the Buddha's other great disciples.

 

Vimala Sangha's forms of practice and methods of inquiry are illuminated by the American experience, and respectful of all the teachings and schools of Buddhism. 

 

Our schedule of events is available at http://www.vimalasangha.org.

Lewis Richmond's music CDs and music teaching DVD are availabel at http://www.lewisrichmond.com


Vipassana Buddhist Church / Center for Buddhist Development

Address: 203 East Dunklin Street  Jefferson City MO 65101
Tradition: Non-Sectarian, (Pali based teachings)
Affiliation: Centers for Buddhist Development
Phone: (573) 635-9544
E-mail: revhbwe@aol.com
Website: http://www.vipassanabuddhistchurch.org
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Contact: Rev. Dhammasiri (Rev. Michael Stephens)  Email  (Phone: (573) 635-9544)
Teachers: Rev. Dhammasiri (Rev. Michael Stephens)  Email  (Phone: (573) 635-9544)
Spiritual Director: Rev. Dhammaruchi (Rev. William Edwards)  Email  (Phone: (573) 635-9544)
Teacher: Rev. Dhammaruchi  
Main Contact: Rev. Dhammaruchi  Email  (Phone: (573) 635-9544)
Notes and Events:

Sundays: 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM - Meditation and chanting service; 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM Dharma Discussion.

Wednesday & Thursday Nights: 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM - Meditation Class.

Contact us for more information


Vipassana Dhura Meditation Society

Address: 12118 E. Amherst Circle   Aurora CO 80014
Tradition: Theravada, Mahasi Sayadaw
Phone: (303) 861-5051
E-mail: vipassanadhura@yahoo.com
Website: http://www.vipassanadhura.com/
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Main Contact: Cynthia Thatcher  (Phone: (303) 861-5051)
Spiritual Director: Achan Sobin Namto  
Notes and Events:

Offering detailed, authentic teachings in moment-to-moment mindfulness from the Thai-Mahasi tradition. Learn sitting/walking meditation, the Sixteen Stages of Insight, and mindful eating. Free correspondence program.


Vipassana Hawaii

Address: North Kohala, Hawai‘i Island   Kapaau HI 96755
Tradition: Theravada
Phone: 808 889-0567
E-mail: information@vipassanahawaii.org
Website: http://www.vipassanahawaii.org/
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Teachers: Steven Smith, Michele McDonald-Smith  
Main Contact: Sophia V Schweitzer  Email  (Phone: 808 889-0567)
Teacher: Michele McDonald  
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Hawai‘i Insight Meditation Center
 
Retreats in Hawai‘i, the mainland USA, Canada, and Southeast Asia. Land ownership opportunities and monastic community, Hawai‘i Island.
 
The teachings of classical Buddhism - Relevant to the issues of our day - Roots through the land in our stewardship.


Virginia Boudha Vihar

Address: 9108 Backlick Road   Ft. Belvoir, Fairfax VI VA 22060-1303
Tradition: Theravada
Affiliation: Ajahn Cha
Phone: (703) 372-1995
E-mail: virginabv@yahoo.com
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Main Contact: Paritosh Barua  (Phone: (703) 372-1995)
Spiritual Director: Ven. Gayanosri Bhikkhu  Email  (Phone: (703) 372-1995)
Teacher: Ven. Gayanosri Bhikkhu  
Notes and Events:

The Virginia  Boudha Vihar  newly established  by the group of Bengali Buddhist community  2009 . And  its our main aim is the prompting Buddhas teaching and practice meditation, or carry on our Bengali culture and heritage one to another generation.

The Virginia Boudha Vihar main object to establish Dhamma school and meditation.


Wa Dok Tea & Sutras

Address: 1971 Bardstown Rd. #5  Louisville 40205
Tradition: Mahayana
Affiliation: Zen
Phone: 502-303-1549
E-mail: tea_man@earthlink.net
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Main Contact: William C. Weaver  
Spiritual Director: William C. Weaver  Email  (Phone: 502-553-2376)
Notes and Events:

We make tea, and discuss sutras every Sunday at 3PM local time.  We only allow eight guests at a maximum, and prefer groups of five, so that everyone may have plenty of time to discuss their point of view.  All guests must call in advance for an available date and reservation.  The number to call for an appointment is 502-303-1549.  We are not always able to answer, so please leave a message.  The tea we serve is a medium grade Sencha.  If this does not suit your needs or wants, please bring your own beverage.  When you call, and we agree on a date, the sutra for discussion will be announced.  We select readings from the Diamond Sutra, The Flower Garland Sutra, The Lotus Sutra, The Blue Cliff Record, The Platform Sutra, and Wind in the Pines.  If you do not possess a reading, one will be e-mailed to you, so that any purchase will not be necessary.  We accept no gifts or donations.  We do appreciate a prepared mind on the assigned sutras, and do not offer personal counseling.  This is a place for exchanging ideas on spiritual matters, and not a place to gain social advice.

William C. Weaver


Waco Zen Meditation Group

Address:   Waco TX 76707
Tradition: Mahayana, Zen
E-mail: WacoZen@gmail.com
Website: http://www.facebook.com/WacoZen/
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Main Contact: Jared Shaw  Email  
Notes and Events:

We are a group of lay zazen practitioners living in and around Waco.


Wake Up to Your Life Group of Columbus, Ohio

Address: Buddhist Center of Ohio 1005 King Ave   Columbus OH 43212
Tradition: Non-Sectarian, http://www.unfetteredmind.org/index.php
Affiliation: Unfettered Mind
E-mail: wutyl.columbus@gmail.com
Website: http://www.wutyl-columbus.org/
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Notes and Events:

"The Wake Up to Your Life" group of Columbus, Ohio is a nonsectarian group of Buddhist practitioners who come together to meditate and study the teachings of Ken McLeod, Stephen Batchelor, and other Western teachers.


Waken Temple

Address: 11657 Lower Azusa Road   El Monte CA 91732
Tradition: Mahayana
Phone: +1 626 455 0077
Fax: +1 626 455 0556
E-mail: contact@wakentemple.org
Website: http://www.wakentemple.org/
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Teacher: Master Allen Hou  
Spiritual Director: Master Allen Hou  Email  (Phone: +1 626 455 0077)
Notes and Events:

Buddhism is the Dharma of Compassion, Wisdom and Enlightenment. May all sentients find their own Sunyata, the true Buddha-nature. Thus, understand the Dharmakaya exists within one\'s own Heart.

Seek the heart and one will find the Truth.

Waken Temple operates daily 9:00AM~4:00PM. Closes on Mondays.


Walking Tree Zen

Address: 146 School Street   Keene NH 03431
Tradition: Mahayana, Soto Zen lineage of Taizan Maezumi Roshi (White Plum Asangha)
Affiliation: Zen
E-mail: Walkingtreezen@gmail.com
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Main Contact: Todd Watson  
Teacher: Todd Watson  
Notes and Events:

Walking Tree Zen offers Zen practice and training in the Soto tradition. We offer weekly public practice: sitting meditation (zazen), walking meditation (kinhin), face-to-face student/teacher inquiry (Daisan), public discourses, weekend and weeklong retreats.


Washington Buddhist Vihara

Address: 5017 16th Street, N.W.,   Washington DC
Tradition: Theravada, American
Phone: (202) 723-0773
Website: http://www.buddhistvihara.com/
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Founder: Ven. Madihe Pannasiha Mahanayaka Thera  
Notes and Events:

Endeavoring to share the knowledge of the Dhamma of the Buddha, the Washington Buddhist Vihara, from it is very inception, has supported a policy that goes beyond ethnic and cultural boundaries. Though people of many nationalities frequent the Vihara, all regular services are conducted in the English language. This policy has greatly aided the introduction of Buddhism to the USA. In fact, almost one half of the Washington Buddhist Vihara Societys membership is made up of local Americans. As there are no language barriers, visitors and devotees who speak different languages feel quite at home at the Vihara. There is always some one to talk to.


Wat Mongkhool-Khunaram

Address: 697 St Anthony Avenue, St Paul, MN 55104   MN
Tradition: Theravada, Thai and Hmong
Phone: 952-594-9582.
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Teacher: Ajan Kosam, resident monk  
Notes and Events:

The temple operates out of a two story grey house surrounded by a grey cyclone fence. But when you leave your shoes at the door, step inside and you find a small prayer hall with statues and pictures of Buddha on the wall and a low dais where Ajan Phra Khrupras- itthamrha Kosam, the resident Thai Buddhist monk sits during services. The lay people coming there are not Lao or Thai. They are Hmong.

Wat opened in October of 2012 . Visitors are welcome and visits can be arranged by calling Mr. Yang at 952-594-9582.


Wat Amphawan of America Buddhist Temple

Address: 4880 Barfield-Crescent Road  Murfreesboro TE
Tradition: Theravada, Thai , all welcome
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Teacher: Abbot Preeda Momuntkon  
Notes and Events:

All welcome! Americans, Indians, Laotians and Thais worship at the temples. Christians, Muslims and Jews are invited to meditate at the temple.


Wat Buddha Oregon

Address: 8360 David Ln  Turner OR 97372
Tradition: Theravada
Phone: 503-391-9866
Fax: 503-391-9807
Website: http://www.watbuddhaoregon.org
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Spiritual Director: Ven. Subin Singthong  (Phone: 503-391-9866)
Notes and Events:

Vipassana Meditation Instruction Mondays 7PM - 9PM


Wat Buddhadhammadharo

Address: 1217 Babel Lane   Concord CA 94518
Tradition: Theravada, Forest tradition
Affiliation: Theravada
Phone: 9258251645
E-mail: watconcord@gmail.com
Website: http://www.watconcord.org
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Main Contact: Ven Roemchai Chinwangso  Email  (Phone: 9258251645)
Spiritual Director: Ven Roemchai Chinwangso  Email  (Phone: 9258251645)
Notes and Events:

Wat Buddhadhammadharo (or a.k.a Wat Concord) is a Theravada Buddhist monastery with a forest tradition monastery and a branch monastery of Asokaram temple of Thailand.  

The monastery has monks and missionary monks to conduct the teaching of lord Buddha, by abiding by Vinaya Pitaka (Precepts) and rules of Dhammayut Sangha of USA as its management philosophy. The abbot would be the lead in supervising and manage the development of all activities of the monastery. Other monks would assist and support to improve the organization efficiency. The main religious practice duty is as follows     

06:00AM-7:30 AM             Morning service and meditation (Not open to public) 

10:00AM                          Offsite alms round 

10:30AM                          Food offering to monastic members 

06:30 PM-8:30 PM            Evening service and meditation (Open to public, daily)

09:00 PM-12:00 AM          Extended meditation session.


Wat Buddhanusorn

Address: 36054 Niles Blvd   Fremont CA 94536
Tradition: Theravada, Thai
Phone: (510) 790-2294, 790-2296, Fax. (510) 796-9043
E-mail: buddhanusorn@hotmail.com
Website: http://www.watbuddha.org/
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Notes and Events:

Wat Buddhanusorn, “temple for the dedication of the Buddha”, was founded in 1983 and in keeping with Thai Theravadan Buddhist traditional has always relied on donations and volunteer work for its support. The main objectives behind the founding of the temple community are for propagating the Buddha’s teachings and practice, to teach and promote Thai arts, language, and culture to all those who are interested, and to serve as a pillar of the Thai community.


Wat Buddharangasi of Miami

Address: 15200 SW 240 Street,Homestead, Miami, FL 33032   FL
Tradition: Theravada, Thai (Maha Nikaya)
Affiliation: Thai Bhikkhus Council of USA
Phone: 305) 245-2702
Fax: (305) 247-3092
E-mail: mystik@icanect.net
Website: http://watmiami.org/
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Contact: P.S. Boonnom  
Notes and Events:

WAT BUDDHARANGSI: 15200 S.W. 240th St., Homestead; http://www.watmiami.org or 305-245-2702. Open daily 7 a.m.-5 p.m. Admission free. Meditation, Sunday 3-5 p.m. Morning chanting at 6 a.m., evening chanting, 6 p.m. Located about 35 miles from Miami; directions at http://watmiami.org/location.en.php.


Wat Buddhasamkidam

Address: 3296 Watkins Road.   Columbus OH 43207
Tradition: Theravada
Phone: 614-754-7768
E-mail: watbsd@gmail.com
Website: http://www.watbsd.com
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Spiritual Director: Ajahn Suriyan  
Notes and Events:

Wat BSD is a Buddhist Monastery and Center in the Thai Forest Tradition.  Weekly meditation groups meet Weds at 6pm.  Everyone is welcome to "come and see" Metta!


Wat Lao Vimuttaram and Meditation Temple

Address: 1034 Kompackdee Lane   Saint Martinville LA 70582-7935
Tradition: Theravada, shan burmese /laotian
Phone: (337) 394-8856
Fax: (337) 394-8858
E-mail: wlvmt@yahoo.com
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Notes and Events:

Monday 7pm Abhidhamma class
Wednesday 7pm Meditation class


Wat Padhammaratana (Buddhist Meditation Center of Pittsburgh)

Address: 2618 Monroeville Blvd.   Monroeville PA 15146
Tradition: Theravada, Thai
Phone: 412.229.8128, 412.326.7373
E-mail: bmcpitts@hotmail.com
Website: http://www.bmcpitts.org
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Main Contact: Ven.Phramaha Piya Uttamapanyo  
Spiritual Director: Ven.Phramaha Piya Uttamapanyo  Email  (Phone: 4120326.7373)
Notes and Events:

Activity
1. Chanting & Meditation Daily Morning and Evening
05.30 - 06.30 a.m.
05.30 - 06.30 p.m.
2. Dhamma Talk  Daily Morning
10.45 - 11.15 a.m.
3.Buddhist Study(Thai) Every Sunday
01.00 - 03.00 p.m.
4. Meditation(English) Every Wednesday
05.00 - 08.00 p.m.


Wat Prachum Raingsey Buddhist Association

Address: 14334 Yelm Hwy SE   Yelm WA 98697
Tradition: Theravada, Cambodian
Phone: 360-458-9762
Website: http://www.wprba.org
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Main Contact: Kosal Suon  
Notes and Events:

Services are 10 a.m. Saturdays and Sundays.


Wat Rattanavanaram

Address: 2275 Thomas Sumter Highway  Sumter SC 29153
Tradition: Theravada
Phone: 803-469-2494
Fax: 803-469-2494
E-mail: watrattanavanaram@gmail.com
Website: http://www.lightofsumter.org
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Main Contact: Chinnaphat Khotwong  (Phone: 803-469-2494)
Spiritual Director: Chinnaphat Khotwong  Email  (Phone: 910-723-0149)
Teacher: Chinnaphat Khotwong  
Notes and Events:

Wat Rattanavanaram, domestically incorporated in the State of South Carolina on February 15, 2001, is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit religious organization whose excluvesive purpose is to promote Buddhism, especially the practice of Theravada Sect.

The organization forms the Buddhist Temple in Sumter, South Carolina, providing religious services to Buddhist community free of charge. The Temple is open 7 days a week from 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

However, major religious services are held on Sunday, on Buddhist holidays, and Thai festivals.

You are welcome to visit our office or join our services at your own convenience. Please call 803-469-2494 to make an appointment.


Wat Spokane Dhammaram

Address: 12112 S Hatch Road   Spokane WA 99224
Tradition: Theravada, Thai
Phone: 1-509-244-2928
Website: http://templemap.org/index.php/map/article/61-wat-spokane-dhammaram
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Notes and Events:

They do not have an offical website but that one has their address updated plus some information about the temple. Service days and hours are not listed. You must call or go over there and contact someone to find out. It was in Airway Heights, WA but they moved to S Hatch Road. Their phone number is that website as well, which is on here too, and you can directions how to get there and back on the bottom of the page. The only to contact them is through the phone. Sunday service starts at 10: 45 A.M. and ends at 11


Wat Thai of Los Angeles Meditation Center

Address: 8225 Coldwater Canyon Ave  North Hollywood CA 91605
Tradition: Theravada, Mahasi Sayadaw, Ajaan Tong
Affiliation: Mahasi Sayadaw
Phone: +1 (818) 635 6460
E-mail: yuttadhammo@sirimangalo.org
Website: http://www.sirimangalo.org/
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Main Contact: Nuchanach Sirin  Email  (Phone: +1(818) 635 6460)
Teacher: Noah Yuttadhammo  
Spiritual Director: Ajaan Tong Sirimangalo  
Notes and Events:

Wat Thai of Los Angeles is the oldest Thai Buddhist monastery in America, and one of the largest centers for Thai Buddhism outside of Thailand.  Meditation courses are currently held in the meditation hall behind the main monastery grounds and meditators stay in the houses owned by the monastery.

Persons interested should contact us at http://www.sirimangalo.org/contact or read the information at http://www.sirimangalo.org/faq


Wat Yarn Buddhist Study Group

Address: 21950 Shaw Road   Sterling VI
Tradition: Theravada
Phone: 571-2787-6922
E-mail: olympioh2@gmail.com
Website: http://www.watyarn.com/buddhiststudygroup
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Main Contact: charles olimpio  Email  (Phone: 571-278-6922)
Teacher: Bhikku Peichairt  
Notes and Events:

Weekly Tuesday Study Group meets from 4:30 PM to 6:00 PM

at the Wat Yarn Rangsee Buddhist Temple in Sterling, Va.

Beginners welcome, no need to register, just come to the temple and join us.  

We teach Buddhist Theory to English speaking Buddhist Lay Disciples or those who are curious about Buddhism

Topics: 4 Noble Truths, Eightfold Path, Audios and English texts of Ajahn Chah from his books and 58 mp3 tape collection. 5 Precepts, Mindfulness; Meditation assistance.


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