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Dari Rulai Temple

Address: 148 S. 8th Ave, Ste. A   La Puente CA 91746
Tradition: Mahayana, 49th MahaAcharya, the Dharma Lineage Holder of the Esoteric School, AND the 47th Lineage Holder of the Linji School of Chan/Zen Buddhism, and the 16th Linage Holder of the renouwned Zhaojue
Affiliation: MahaVairocana Dharma King Dechan Jueren
Phone: 626-330-0921
Fax: 626-330-4971
E-mail: darirulaitemple@hotmail.com
Website: http://www.dari-rulai-temple.org
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Abbot, Vajracharya: Dan Kendall, Chanzhi Decheng  
Main Contact: Abbot of the Temple  Email  (Phone: 626-330-0921)
Teacher: Zanze Pandit, Chanzhi Dezhi  
Spiritual Director: Maha Vairocana Dechan Jueren  
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Teachings

Buddhist esoteric practice involves the use of mantras, mudras, and visualizations to go from an ordinary state of mind to a higher state. A daily meditation practice is essential to greatly speed the natural self-healing process of the body.

Foundation Practices:

Treasure Vase
Calming and Relaxing
Diamond Wisdom
Dhyana Yoga
Prajna Akasagarbha

Advanced Practices:

Medicine Buddha Dharma
Buddhist Healing Techniques
Black Furious Manjusri Dharma
Ucchusma Vajrapala Sutra
Dharma Instruments
Dharani Cover Mala Dharma

Treasure Vase
This Dharma has been used by many practitioners to keep their bodies warm in the cold Himalayan snows, and cool in the blazing heat of the Gobi desert.

The practitioner develops purity and stillness of being, which brings the body under the complete influence of the mind. When the mind is in complete stillness, the body will not change as the environment changes.

Practice the Outer Qi Generating and Releasing dharma for self-healing and to cultivate the ability to heal others. Learn to adapt to extreme weather with the body warming and cooling meditation techniques.

Calming and Relaxing
The first state of Zen (Chan, or Dhyana) meditation. Learn how to enter into state by eliminating the resisting mind through the practice of Guided Calming, Body Relaxation, Mind Relaxation, and Mind Transcendence.

Diamond Wisdom
The second state of Zen meditation. Learn to firm the seed through the state of motion and stillness, being and non-being, called. Contains the Interflow of the Four Links, the Simultaneous Rotation of the Five Wheels, the Illumination of the Nine Suns, and the Observation of One Unified Body.

Dhyana Yoga
The fourth state of Zen Meditation. Attain direct knowledge and insight into the ineffable using the Eight Word Heart Dharma. Tranquil Contemplation, or Diamond Yoga Method: Calm, Null, Sink, and Fall. Transcendental Meditation, the main content of Dhyana cultivation: Chan, Din, Know, and Wisdom/Insight.

Prajna Akasagarbha
The Prajna Akasagarbha is an esoteric Buddhist healing dharma practice which literally means, wisdom hidden in the womb of space. This ancient dharma practice of Akasagarbha Bodhisattva, which was hidden in China for centuries, is considered a key to enlightenment, valued for its ability to increase physical vitality and energy, and bring forth rapid spiritual progress.

In essence, it is a sequence of movements (mudras) combined with visualizations and a mantra that help to align the individual to the universe and awaken the sleeping seeds of Alaya consciousness in the body.

The 16 basic mudras, when practiced diligently, will help the practitioner experience the gravitational pulls of the heavenly bodies, grasp the rhythm of nature, and attain health, prosperity, and wisdom. It flows like water and moves slowly with great depth. It is fun to do and suitable for all ages and abilities. Wear comfortable clothing.

Medicine Buddha Dharma
The sanskrit name of the Medicine Buddha is Bhaisajyaraja. The Chinese call him Yao Shi Fo, the Tibetans Sangye Menla, and the Japanese Yakushi. He is a great Master who made many vows to alleviate the suffering of all beings. The Medicine Master Lapis Lazuli Light King Buddha Extinguishing Disaster and Prolonging Life Dharma is for healing, protection, and prevention of illness and disease, as well as for extinguishing disaster, extending life, and bringing forth good luck. Includes separate purifying techniques for food, water and air.

Buddhist Healing Techniques
This workshop contains various meditations, applications, and techniques used by Buddhist healers to handle situations ranging from a simple headache to tumors and cancer.

Black Furious Manjusri Bodhisattva Bodyguardian Dharma
Currently not available to non-disciples.
This teaching was brought from India to China in 749 AD, and was traditionally taught only to initiated disciples. This dharma is used for spiritual protection from negative forces, and to extinguish accidents, disasters, and bad fortune.

Black Manjusri builds a foundation for advanced Feng Shui, space clearing, and dealing with problems associated with unusual phenomenon.


Davis Buddhist Meditation and Study Group

Address: 27074 Patwin Road  Davis CA 95616
Tradition: Theravada, Peer led Buddhist meditation and study group
Affiliation: Mountain Stream Meditation Center
Phone: (530) 219.7900
E-mail: auctionjack@gmail.com
Website: http://davisinsightgroup.org
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Main Contact: Jack Young  Email  (Phone: (530) 219.7900)
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Who and what...
We are a lay Buddhist meditation and study group. We have been meeting regularly since 1994. Generally, we follow a Theravadan practice but all are welcome and will find a comfortable environment for following their Buddhist practice. There is a sitting meditation for 30 minutes, 10 minutes of walking meditation a peer led Dharma discussion and tea / conversation time. Meditation instruction available weekly.
Zafus and zabutons are available.

Where...:
Unitarian Universalist Church of Davis
27074 Patwin Road, Davis, California

Directions:
Patwin Road is 1.5 miles west of Hwy 113 off Russell Blvd. After turning south on Patwin road, the Church is 100 yards on the right. Our group meets in the main hall (through main entrance, then turn right).

When...:
Weekly Meditation - and discussion every Thursday evening: 7:30 to 9:00.
***Beginning March 6, 2008, the time will change to: 7pm to 8:30pm.***
Monthly Potluck - Third Thursday of each month at 6 pm (meet in the kitchen (through main entrance and to the left).
Monthly 'Morning of Mindfulness' (half-day sitting) - Second Saturday of each month from 9:00 AM to 12:30 AM.


Deep Streams Zen Institute

Address: 1801 Bush Street, Suite 213   San Francisco CA 94109
Tradition: Mahayana, Zen
Affiliation: Diamond Sangha
Phone: (415) 353-5363
Fax: (415) 353-5794
E-mail: admin@deepstreams.org
Website: http://www.deepstreams.org
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Spiritual Director: Joseph Bobrow  Email  (Phone: (415) 353-5363)
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Join us on Tuesday evenings, 7 pm, at the Cultural Integration Fellowship at Fulton and 3rd. Ave. for regular zazen sittings. Sittings include zazen (zen meditation), brief talk by Joseph, and tea to follow. Meditation periods are 25 minutes long and you may sit in any position you like, including a chair. Beginners as well as seasoned practitioners are welcome, and instruction is provided. Please plan to arrive by 6:50 pm.


Dharma Drum Mountain Los Angeles Center

Address: 4530 North Peck Road   El Monte CA 91732
Tradition: Mahayana, Chinese Chan (Zen)
Affiliation: Dharma Drum Mountain, Taiwan
Phone: (626) 350-4388
E-mail: ddmbala@gmail.com
Website: http://www.ddmbala.org/Eng/
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Spiritual Director: Ven. Master Sheng Yen  
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Dharma Drum Mountain Buddhist Association (DDMBA) was founded by the renowned scholar and teacher of Chan Buddhism, Chan Master Sheng Yen. In the Los Angeles chapter, our goal is to share with our friends and neighbours in Southern California the wider mission of DDMBA - which is to educate the greater community about Chan. We offer free programs for beginners, as well as long time practitioners. The organization is made entirely of volunteers who share the same goal.

We welcome you to join in our weekly Chan meditation class. Activities include simple stretching exercise, sitting and walking mediation followed by tea and group discussion based on the readings of the book Zen Wisdom by Chan Master Sheng Yen. Classes will be held on every Saturday.


DharmaCreek Sangha

Address: PO Box 68   Jenner CA 95450
Tradition: Theravada, Ruth Denison lineage / U Ba Khin
Affiliation: Dhamma Dena
Phone: 707-632-5589
E-mail: DharmaCreekSangha@gmail.com
Website: http://www.DharmaCreek.com
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Spiritual Director: Jill Rayna  Email  (Phone: 707-632-5589)
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Mail to :  PO Box 68, Jenner, 95450
 

 

Our Vipassana sangha, in the Forest Monastery tradition, practices mindful awareness within the awesome beauty of nature.  We practice being in the moment, in bare receptivity to all that arises, as we kayak in silence at sunset/moonrise on the Russian River, hike mindfully along a redwood canyon, or meditate beside a rushing sun-sparkled creek.

We practice in harmony with the elements and our bodily sensations, to cultivate non-conceptual Being (mindfulness), to realize the truth of our own nature. Just as the waters are ever-changing, as the trees and plants dance with the air element of wind, or as the sun appears and disappears through the clouds and coastal fog, we cultivate our awareness of impermanence, which is reflected in our constantly changing thoughts and feelings, and the arising and dissolving away of all forms.  We practice surrender to the moment as it is unfolding, without clinging to any particular object, thought, or sensation--allowing all to arise and pass away within the field of our non-judging awareness.

DharmaCreek Sangha currently offers one weekend women\\\\\\\'s sunset/moonrise kayak retreat each month, plus a week-long women\\\\\\\'s dharma camp in June.  The sangha is located on 200+ acres of beautiful land which is available for guided or solo private retreats, and for small-group use by other spiritual groups upon request.


Dieu Phap Temple

Address: 311 E. Mission Road.   San Gabriel CA 91776
Tradition: Mahayana, Vietnamese
Affiliation: Vietnamese American Unified Buddhist Congress (USA)
E-mail: vienly09@gmail.com
Website: http://www.chuadieuphap.us/
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Teacher: Ven. Thich Vien Chanh  
Spiritual Director: Most Venerable Thich Vien Ly, Abbott  Email  
Teacher: Most Ven. Thich Vien Tanh  
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Services in Vietnamese held M-F 7:30 ~ 8:45 p.m and Sundays from 11:45 ~ 12:30 p.m. with memorial chanting until 1:00 p.m.  Special holidays include Lunar New Year, Buddha\\\'s Birthday in May and Vu Lan in August, a holiday to honor one\\\'s parents and ancestors.  There is also a Buddhist youth program on Sundays.

For English language services, there is the Buddhism 101 program run in 10-week blocks.  This program consists of chanting in English, a short Dharma talk and Q&A session and meditation.  It is on Sundays from 3:00 ~ 4:30 p.m.  Please check the English language link on the website for details.  Video of the English chanting and Dharma talks can be found via the English language page on the website.


Dogen Sangha Los Angeles- Hill Street Center

Address: 237 Hill Street   Santa Monica CA 90405
Tradition: Mahayana, Soto Zen
Affiliation: Dogen Sangha International
E-mail: dogensanghala@gmail.com
Website: http://www.dogensanghalosangeles.org
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Dogen Sangha Los Angeles is a Soto Zen Buddhist group that meets every Saturday morning at Hill Street Center in Santa Monica, CA.  Our group was started by Brad Warner.  We are affiliated with Dogen Sangha International, founded by Brad’s teacher, Gudo Nishijima.

9:50 AM - Noon Saturdays

Dharma talks on the 1st and 3rd Saturdays

Shinji Shobogenzo - koan and commentary book study on the 4th Saturday 

9:50 AM - 3:30 PM on the 2nd Saturday of the month.


Dzogchen Buddha Institute

Address: 160-C Donahue Street   Sausalito CA 94965-1250
Tradition: Vajrayana, Dzogchen Tibetan
Affiliation: Vajrayana-Dzogchen
Phone: (415) 887-2800
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Main Contact: Hazlitt Krog  Email  (Phone: 4I5-846-36I8)
Spiritual Director: Dzogchen Khenpo Choga  Email  (Phone: 702-526-0108)
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Dzogchen Buddha Institute is the Bay Area organization established in 2002 by Dzogchen Khenpo Choga Rinpoche to provide support and educational programs for the study and practice of Buddhism in the Vajrayana tradition of the Dzogchen Lineage. The Institute hosts Khenpo Choga\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'s Bay Area teaching events, live Webcasts, meditation retreats, as well as weekly Buddha Path meditation practice.


Dzogchen Community West Coast

Address: 2748 Adeline Street, Suite D   Berkeley CA 94705
Tradition: Mahayana, Dzogchen
Affiliation: International Dzogchen Community
Phone: 510-644-2260
E-mail: aha@dzogchencommunitywest.org
Website: http://www.dzogchencommunitywest.org
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Main Contact: Anyone Here  Email  (Phone: 510-644-2260)
Spiritual Director: Chogyal Namkhai Norbu  
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Dzogchen is an ancient Buddhist spiritual tradition developed in India and Tibet. In Dzogchen, the primordial enlightened state of being is seen not as something to be constructed or gained, but rather as our inherent nature and potential. A teacher of sufficient capacity is needed to explain, introduce and transmit the Dzogchen teachings. Practitioners of Dzogchen endeavor to develop awareness and integrate the teachings into their daily lives by discovering through practice their own inherent Primordial State. 

Dzogchen cannot be counted as a religious or philosophical tradition, but is a non-intellectual knowledge, which the masters have transmitted beyond any limitations of school or sect. Because its meaning does not depend on cultural specifics, it can be understood and practiced in any spiritual context.

The Northern California Community organizes weekly group practices at the Dondrub Ling Center in Berkeley. Special events, practice explanations, and weekend workshops are held as well. These ongoing practices enable participants to develop and integrate the teaching into daily life and to support each other in practice. Anyone who has received or intends to receive transmission from Chögyal Namkhai Norbu Rinpoche is welcome to participate and learn.

The Dzogchen Community West Coast developed in California following many visits by Chögyal Namkhai Norbu, beginning in 1979. It is a non-profit organization that was established to help preserve the teachings of Chögyal Namkhai Norbu for the future, and to strengthen practice by working together. The West Coast Community is linked to the Dzogchen Community of America, Tsegyalgar, the original seat of the Dzogchen Community in North America, located in Conway Massachusetts; and Tsegyalgar West, in Baja Sur, Mexico.

There are also groups of committed practitioners in Washington, Oregon, New Mexico and southern California.


Dzogchen Community West Coast

Address: 2748 Adeline, Suite D   Berkeley CA 94703
Tradition: Non-Sectarian, Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Phone: (510) 644-2260
E-mail: aha@dzogchencommunitywest.org
Website: http://www.dzogchencommunitywest.org
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Spiritual Director: Chogyal Namkhai Norbu  
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The Dzogchen Community West Coast developed in California following many visits by Chögyal Namkhai Norbu, beginning in 1979. It is a non-profit organization that was established to help preserve the teachings of Chögyal Namkhai Norbu for the future, and to strengthen practice by working together. The West Coast Community is linked to the Dzogchen Community of America, Tsegyalgar, the original seat of the Dzogchen Community in North America, located in Conway Massachusetts; and Tsegyalgar West, in Baja Sur, Mexico.

There are also groups of committed practitioners in Washington, Oregon, New Mexico and southern California. To contact these communities, visit our links page. 

The Northern California Community organizes weekly group practices at the Dondrub Ling Center in Berkeley. Special events, practice explanations,Santi Maha Sangha Study Groups, Vajra Dance, Yantra Yoga, and weekend workshops are held as well. These ongoing practices enable participants to develop and integrate the teaching into daily life and to support each other in practice. Anyone who has received or intends to receive transmission from Chögyal Namkhai Norbu Rinpoche is welcome to participate and learn. 


East Bay Meditation Center

Address: 2147 Broadway  Oakland CA 94612
Tradition: Theravada, open to all
Phone: 510-268-0696
E-mail: eastbaymeditation@yahoo.com
Website: http://eastbaymeditation.org
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Founded in a celebration of diversity, the East Bay Meditation Center welcomes everyone seeking to end suffering and cultivate happiness. Our mission is to foster liberation, personal and interpersonal healing, social action, and inclusive community building. We offer mindfulness practices and teachings on wisdom and compassion from Buddhist and other spiritual traditions. Rooted in our commitment to diversity, we operate with transparent democratic governance, generosity-based economics, and environmental sustainability.


Eureka Mindfulness

Address: PO Box 6865   Eureka CA 95502
Tradition: Theravada, Vipassana
Phone: 707-269-7044
E-mail: cindeegrace@sbcglobal.net
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Main Contact: Cindee  (Phone: 707-269-7044)
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 Mail to : PO Box 6865, Eureka, CA 95502      

"Eureka Mindfulness" vipassana meditation and discussion group, second and fourth Weds. 7:15pm, First Christian Church 730 K St., Eureka, CA. Wheelchair accessible, fragrance free, beginners welcome. Info: 707-269-7044.


Fa Yun Chan Temple

Address: 439 8th St.  Oakland CA 94607
Tradition: Mahayana, Chan
Phone: 510-452-8982
E-mail: xinxin_shi@yahoo.com
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Main Contact: Ven. Xin Xin  Email  (Phone: 510-452-8982)
Teacher: Ven. Xin Xin  
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Wednesdays, 1-4pm: Chanting the Sutra of Amitabha and recitation of the name of Amitabha Buddha  

Saturdays & Sundays, 2-4 pm: Chanting the Lotus Sutra 

Welcome to join us for our Dharma activities.

Free DVD/VCD's and CD's of Dharma teachings in Chinese and Cantanese to take.

Free books of Buddhist teachings in Chinese and English to take.


Friendship Sangha of the Heart- Unitarian Universalist Church of Ventura

Address: 5654 Ralston Street   Ventura CA 93003
Tradition: Mahayana, Thich Nhat Hanh
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Main Contact: Neal Ortenberg  Email  (Phone: 805-368-9835)
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Evening Meditation Every Monday 7:00 - 8:45 pm

The Friendship Sangha of the Heart began practicing in 1997 and is inspired by the contemporaryand timeless teachings of Thich Nhat Hanh with emphasis on mindfulness practice.

Each evening includes sitting meditation, walking meditation, dharma readings, and dharma sharing with the following special activities each month.

  • First Monday of the Month: Recitation and meditation on the Five Mindfulness Trainings (FIve Precepts).
  • Second Monday of the Month: Introduction to Meditation at 6:30 before the 7pm meditation practice.
  • Fifth Monday of the Month (once each season): Silent vegitarian potluck meal at 6:00 before the 7pm meditation practice.


Gay Buddhist Fellowship

Address:   San Francisco CA 94114
Tradition: Non-Sectarian
E-mail: inquiry@gaybuddhist.org
Website: http://www.gaybuddhist.org
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An Inclusive and Caring Community

The Gay Buddhist Fellowship supports Buddhist practice in the Gay community. It is a forum that brings together the diverse Buddhist traditions to address the spiritual concerns of Gay men in the San Francisco Bay Area, the United States, and the world. GBF’s mission includes cultivating a social environment that is inclusive and caring.

Meetings

Every Sunday at 10:30am we meditate together for 30 minutes, followed by a talk or discussion till 12 noon. Everyone is then welcome to stay and socialize over refreshments till approximately 12:30, after which those who are interested usually go somewhere local for lunch.

Please visit our website for an archive of over 300 recorded talks. 

Our sittings are held at the San Francisco Buddhist Center, 37 Bartlett Street (between Mission and Valencia Streets) Look for the red door near 21st St.
MUNI: 14/Mission or 49/Van Ness-Mission. Alight at 21st St, walk 1/2 block
BART: 24th and Mission, walk 3.5 blocks
PARKING: on street (meters free on Sundays) or in adjacent New Mission Bartlett Garage.
The Center is handicapped accessible.

Mail correspondence:
GBF
2215-R Market St. #456
San Francisco, CA 94114


Gay Mens Buddhist Sangha

Address: 57 Hartford Street   San Francisco CA 94114
Tradition: Non-Sectarian
E-mail: gmbsmail@yahoo.com
Website: http://www.gaysangha.org
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Contact: Albert Kaba  
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Meets every Sunday from 3 to 5 pm in the zendo of the Hartford Street Zen Center
2215-R Market St. #162 San Francisco CA 94114


Infinite Smile Sangha

Address: 584 Glenside Drive  Lafayette CA 94549
Tradition: Mahayana, Zen-inspired
Phone: 415 871 1622
E-mail: info@infinitesmile.org
Website: http://www.infinitesmile.org
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Contact: Judy Garvens  
Spiritual Director & Teacher: Michael McAlister  
Spiritual Director: Michael McAlister  Email  
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The Infinite Smile Sangha works to integrate a relevant approach to spirituality for 21st century living.  Michael McAlisters Zen-inspired work is currently reaching a global audience by applying teachings of wisdom, compassion, and laughter to this very life.


Insight Meditation - Modesto

Address: 2467 Veneman Ave.   Modesto CA 95356
Tradition: Theravada, Vipassana meditation (mindfulness)
Affiliation: Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula
Phone: 209-343-2478
E-mail: insightmeditationmodesto@gmail.com
Website: http://insightmeditationmodesto.wordpress.com
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Main Contact: Lori Wong  Email  (Phone: 209-343-2478)
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Meets on Tuesday evenings 6:30-8:30pm at the Unity Church, 2467 Veneman Ave., Modesto.


Insight Meditation South Bay

Address:   Mountain View CA 94040
Tradition: Theravada
E-mail: sit@imsb.org
Website: http://www.imsb.org
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Teacher: Shaila Catherine  
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Insight Meditation South Bay (IMSB) offers mindfulness-based meditation practices to support the development of ethical living (sila), meditation (samadhi), and wisdom (panna). Founded in 2006 by Shaila Catherine, IMSB offers weekly meditation groups, monthly day longs, lecture series, intensive retreats, and sutta study classes to encourage the cultivation of mindfulness, concentration, practical daily life wisdom, loving-kindness and compassion, and the deep meditative absorptions called jhanas. Programs are held at sites in the Silicon Valley and southern area of the San Francisco peninsula, primarily in Mountain View and Los Altos.

Please see website: http://www.imsb.org 


Jonang Foundation

Address: 182 Howard Street #206   San Francisco CA 94105
Tradition: Vajrayana, Jonang Tibetan Buddhist
E-mail: info@jonangfoundation.org
Website: http://www.jonangfoundation.org
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Executive Director: Michael R. Sheehy, Ph.D.  Email  
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Jonang Foundation is a non-profit organization and online educational resource that supports and promotes understanding of the Jonang Tibetan Buddhist tradition.

We host educational and cultural preservation projects in Tibet, and work with the living Jonang tradition around the world in order to facilitate greater conservation, translation, transmission, and revivification of this little-known lineage of Tibetan Buddhism. Please visit our website (www.JonangFoundation.org) for the latest updates on our projects and programs, and for information about the Jonang, zhentong, and the Kalachakra.


Joyful Dharma

Address: 114 Sycamore Ave, 7   San Anselmo CA 94960
Tradition: Theravada
Phone: (415) 845-0084
E-mail: kathrinapeterson@yahoo.com
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Contact: Kasha Peterson  
Teacher: Kathrina Kasha Peterson  
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Thursday evenings from 6:30-7:30 for silent sitting. If new to meditation, please come a little bit early for instructions. Meditation instructions on anapanasati and vipassana will be given on individual basis. Bring cushion for sitting. Please call for other times.


Juniper | Buddhist training for modern life

Address: 3923 Pepper Tree Ct.  Redwood City CA 94061
Tradition: Non-Sectarian
Phone: 650 299-9333
E-mail: info@juniperpath.org
Website: http://www.juniperpath.org
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Juniper offers Buddhist training for modern life. Buddhist training is a rich and dynamic path for cultivating inner calm, clarity, and strength; for infusing our lives with compassion and joy; and for dramatically expanding our inner freedom and awareness. By carefully extracting the essence of Buddhist thought from the cultural wrapper in which we receive it, Juniper is making Buddhist training relevant and accessible in modern culture. We invite you to discover our work.


Karuna Buddhist Vihara

Address: 279 Aviador Ave.   Millbrae CA 94030
Tradition: Theravada, Sri Lanka Bhikkhuni lineage
Affiliation: Mahapajapati Monastery and Dharma Vijaya Buddhist Vihara
Phone: (650) 556-6427
E-mail: info@KarunaBV.org
Website: http://www.karunabv.org
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President: Jamila Gunawardena  Email  (Phone: (408) 888-1132)
Main Contact: Ayya Santussika Bhikkhuni  
Spiritual Director: Ayya Santussika Bhikkhuni  Email  (Phone: 650-556-6427)
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Karuna Buddhist Vihara

is a Buddhist monastery offering teachings according to the Theravada Tradition in meditation and Dhamma principles. There are several meetings each week for meditation and teachings, as well as specially scheduled workshops and retreats on various topics. It is also possible for women to stay at the vihara in order to study, practice and support the Bhikkhuni(s) in residence, while learning how to bring Buddhist practice more fully into their daily lives.

These are regularly scheduled meetings:

Buddhism for Being Happy-Principles and Practice -- Sunday mornings 10-11:15 am -- followed by a vegetarian potluck lunch 11:30 am

Meditation Instruction and Practice -- 7-8pm Monday evenings

Sutta Study - 6:30-8pm Tuesday evenings

Meditation for Daily Life - 6:30-8pm Wednesday evenings, held at the Millbrae Community Center

Scheduling may vary. It is best to check the website for the current schedule and program details: www.KarunaBV.org 

 


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.


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
E-mail: dzcommunityla@gmail.com
Website: http://tsegyalgar.org/localcenters/losangeles/
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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:
Wam276-282


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