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Rigpa San Francisco Bay Area

Address: 111 New Montgomery St  San Francisco, CA 94105
Tradition: Vajrayana, Tibetan, Nyingma (Rigpa)
Phone: (415) 777-0052
Website: http://www.rigpabayarea.org
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Spiritual Director: Sogyal Rinpoche  
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Rigpa aims to present the Buddhist tradition of Tibet in a way that is both completely authentic, and as relevant as possible to the lives and needs of modern men and women.

Open to all schools and traditions of Buddhist wisdom, and with the guidance and gracious patronage of His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Rigpa offers those following the Buddhist teachings a complete path of study and practice, along with the environment they need to experience the teachings fully.

Current meditation and course schedule information is available on the Rigpa Bay Area website.


Rigpa Santa Cruz

Address: Santa Cruz  CA
Tradition: Vajrayana, Tibetan, Nyingma (Rigpa)
Phone: (866) 200-5876
E-mail: info@rigpa.org
Website: http://www.rigpaus.org/
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Spiritual Director: Sogyal Rinpoche  
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Rigpa aims to present the Buddhist tradition of Tibet in a way that is both completely authentic, and as relevant as possible to the lives and needs of modern men and women.

Open to all schools and traditions of Buddhist wisdom, and with the guidance and gracious patronage of His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Rigpa offers those following the Buddhist teachings a complete path of study and practice, along with the environment they need to experience the teachings fully.


River Oak Sangha

Address: 1905 Hartnell Avenue   Redding CA 96002
Tradition: Mahayana, Thich Nhat Hanh / Vietnamese Zen
Affiliation: Community of Mindful Living
E-mail: mindfulredding@gmail.com
Website: http://www.mindfulredding.blogspot.com
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Meetings Every Wednesday evening from 6:30 to 8 p.m.


Rockridge Meditation Community

Address: 5463 College Avenue Oakland, Ca 94618   Rockridge CA 94618
Tradition: Mahayana, Koan Zen
Affiliation: Pacific Zen Institute
E-mail: rockridge.meditation@gmail.com
Website: http://www.oaklandzen.org
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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.


Sacramento Buddhist Meditation Group

Address: 3600 Riverside Boulevard   Sacramento CA
Tradition: Non-Sectarian, Recognized teachers in all major lineages
Phone: 916-541-4242
E-mail: info@sbmg.org
Website: http://www.sbmg.org
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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.


Saddhamma Foundation

Address: 1685 Suncrest Ct   Walnut Creek CA 94597
Tradition: Theravada, Venerable Mahasi Sayadaw
Affiliation: Panditarama Forest Meditation Center
Phone: 925-944-1203
E-mail: retreat@saddhamma.org
Website: http://saddhamma.org/
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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.


SammaDitthi

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
E-mail: metta@sammaditthi.org
Website: http://www.sammaditthi.org
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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.


San Fran Dhammaram Temple

Address: 2645 Lincoln Way   San Francisco CA 94122
Tradition: Theravada
Phone: (415) 753-0857
E-mail: watsanfran@yahoo.com
Website: http:// watsanfran.org
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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
E-mail: sjdharmapunx@yahoo.com
Website: http://www.sanjosedharmapunx.com
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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.


Sang Ngak Chokor Ling

Address: San Rafael, California, 94915 United States   San Rafael CA 94915
Tradition: Vajrayana, Nyingma
E-mail: SangNgak.ChokorLing@gmail.com
Website: https://www.facebook.com/SangNgakChokorLing
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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.
 
https://www.facebook.com/SangNgakChokorLing 

P.O. Box 150653

San Rafael, California, 94915


Santa Monica Karma Kagyu Study Group

Address: 1245 10th St   Santa Monica CA 90401
Tradition: Tibetan, Karma Kagyu Lineage
Affiliation: KTD (Woodstock, NY)
Phone: (310) 451-4368
E-mail: santamonicakksg@earthlink.net
Website: http://www.santamonicakksg.org
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Contact: Daniel Kane  
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Mail to :  #4 1245 10th St. (mail only) Santa Monica CA 90401

Meets at the Clubhouse at Douglas Park.


Santa Monica Karma Thegsum Choling

Address: 1008 11th Street Room   Santa Monica CA 90401
Tradition: Vajrayana, Karma Kagyu Tibetan
Phone: 310-451-4368
E-mail: santamonicaktc@earthlink.net
Website: http://www.SantaMonicaKTC.org
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Main Contact: Daniel  (Phone: (310) 593-3609 )
Teacher: Venerable Bardor Tulku Rinpoche  
Spiritual Director: 17th Karmapa  
Notes and Events:

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 (www.kagyu.org)

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
E-mail: info@smzen.org
Website: http://www.smzen.org
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Main Contact: info@smzen.org  
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 info@smzen.org, or in person during our scheduled open hours, with your questions about Zazen Instruction, trial practice, or Membership.


Santa Rosa Shambhala Center

Address: 855 7th Street (Masonic Lodge, corner of Beaver & 7th Street)   Santa Rosa CA 95404
Tradition: Mahayana, Vajrayana, Non-Sectarian, Tibetan, Shambhala Buddhist
Affiliation: Shambhala International
Phone: 707 545-4907
E-mail: santa.rosa.shambhala@gmail.com
Website: http://santarosa.shambhala.org/
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Spiritual Director: Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche  
Founder: Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche  
Main Contact: Joanne Henn (Center Director)  Email  (Phone: 707 545-4907)
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Mailing address: Post Office Box 521, Santa Rosa, CA 95402


SGI-USA Oxnard Activity Center

Address: 2340 Wankel Way   Oxnard CA 93030
Tradition: Mahayana, Soka Gakkai International
Affiliation: Soka Gakkai International
Phone: 805-983-7430
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Minister of Ceremonies: Kevin Nunn  Email  (Phone: 805-484-7436)
Main Contact: Bob Nomura  (Phone: 805-983-7430)
Teacher: Scott Wilson  
Spiritual Director: Amy Walker  
Notes and Events:

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 of the individual.


Shambhala Meditation Center of San Francisco

Address: 1231 Stevenson Street   San Francisco CA 94103
Tradition: Vajrayana, Non-Sectarian, Tibetan, Shambhala Buddhist
Affiliation: Shambhala International
Phone: (415) 731-4426
E-mail: sf@shambhala.org
Website: http://www.shambhala.org
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Teacher: Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche,  
Main Contact: Susan Arnesen and Noah Butter, Co-Directors  Email  (Phone: 415-796-2507)
Teacher: Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche,  
Spiritual Director: Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche  
Notes and Events:

The Shambhala Meditation Center of San Francisco is part of an international community of urban meditation and rural retreat centers founded in 1973 by Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, a Tibetan Buddhist meditation master, artist, author, and poet.

The Shambhala Center in San Francisco is one of twelve affiliated Shambhala Meditation Centers and Groups organized as Northern California Shambhala. We offer free public meditation, a core curriculum of Buddhist and Shambhala teachings, as well as training in advanced contemplative practices. You are invited to explore our diverse programs designed to help San Franciscans of all traditions discover their inherent sanity, gentleness and humor.


Shimmering Void Zen Center

Address: 3312 Century Drive   Bakersfield CA 93306
Tradition: Mahayana, Non-Sectarian
Affiliation: None
Phone: 661-330-9332
E-mail: mathprof@pacbell.net
Website: http://shimmeringvoid.com
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Main Contact: Julie Cartwright  
Teacher: Rafael Espericueta  
Spiritual Director: Rafael Espericueta  
Notes and Events:

We offer a daily sitting schedule, and occasionally day long sitting retreats.

 See our website for further details.


Shingonji Temple

Address: 2013 250th Street   Lomita CA 90717
Tradition: Mahayana, Shingon Buddhism
Affiliation: Koyasan Shingon-shu, Japan
Phone: (323) 500-6031
E-mail: shingonji@gmail.com
Website: http://www.shingonjitemple.org
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Spiritual Director: Reverend Seicho Asahi  Email  
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Shingonji Temple is a religious center located in the heart of Southern California, dedicated for people seeking Buddhist teaching and spiritual healing.

Alongside meditation and the study of core principles taught in general Buddhism, the purpose of Shingonji is to provide guidance and instruction in the Dharmic path of Esoteric Buddhism, as preserved for nearly 1,200 years by our founder Kobo Daishi (Kukai), as well as to provide a place where people can form a community and strive to achieve Buddhahood in this lifetime for not just oneself, but for all sentient beings.

Shingonji is committed to creating an atmosphere that is open and freely accessible while maintaining a well-balanced spiritual practice for students.


Silent Shin Zendo

Address: 1548 Beverly Place   Berkeley CA 94706
Tradition: Rinzai Zen
Affiliation: Rinzai-ji, Sangha of Kyozan Joshu, Roshi
Phone: 646-591-9874
E-mail: genshuosho@gmail.com
Website: http://silentshin.rinzaiji.org/
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Spiritual Director: Tokuju Genshu, Osho  Email  (Phone: 646-591-9874)
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Rinzai Zen practice in Berkeley California.  Zen instruction is available by house calls or through Skype.


Silicon Valley Shambhala Meditation Center

Address: 2483 Old Middlefield Way suite 110   Mountain View CA 94043
Tradition: Vajrayana, Tibetan, Shambhala Buddhist
Affiliation: Shambhala International
Phone: (650) 292-4607
E-mail: request-info@siliconvalleyshambhala.org
Website: http://www.siliconvalleyshambhala.org/
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Main Contact: Amy Dyer  Email  
Spiritual Director: Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche  
Notes and Events:

Sunday Open House Meditation 

10:00am Tea

10:30-11:30am Meditation 

11:30am. Talk or Reading with discussion

Free meditation instruction

Wednesday Night

7:15pm-8:15 Meditation

 All Day Meditation

 Second Saturday of each month

 9:00am-5:00pm.


Sixth Patriarch Zen Center

Address: 133 Halsey Ct   Hercules CA 94547
Tradition: Mahayana, Lineage of Kusan Sunim. Teacher: Hyunoong Sunim
Affiliation: Korean Rinzai Zen
Phone: 510 245-2400
Fax: 510 245-1155
E-mail: sixthpat@zenhall.org
Website: http://www.zenhall.org
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Teacher: Jaguang  
Notes and Events:

Teachings in traditional Korean Rinzai Zen. Classes in Sun-do, a Korean Taoist (Qi Gong) breathing practice. Five Element nutritional counselling based on the Korean system of Body Constitution medicine, and Chinese herbs. See our additional website: www.healingthesource.com


Sonoma Shambhala Center

Address: 455 West Napa Street Suite G   Sonoma CA 95476
Tradition: Vajrayana, Tibetan, Shambhala-Buddhist, Kagyü and Nyingma lineages
Affiliation: Shambhala International
Phone: 707-935-6333
Fax: 415-276-3267
E-mail: dbensonz@yahoo.com
Website: http://www.shambhala.org/center/sonoma
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Found: Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche  
Lineage Holder: Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche  
Main Contact: Dan Benson  Email  
Teacher: Alan Schwartz  
Spiritual Director: Sheila Cataford  Email  
Notes and Events:

The Sonoma Shambhala Meditation Center is part of an international community of urban meditation and rural retreat centers founded by the late Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche.

In addition to free meditation instruction, offered at each of our public sitting pratices three times each week, our center offers frequent public meditation, a core curriculum of Buddhist and Shambhala teachings, as well as training in advanced contemplative practices.

We welcome all to explore our diverse programs designed to help people of all traditions discover their inherent sanity, gentleness and humor.


Sri Ratana International Buddhist Meditation Center.

Address: 806 N Normandie Avenue  Los Angeles CA 90029
Tradition: Theravada
Phone: 323 6630282
E-mail: bogollesumana@yahoo.com
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Teacher: Venerable B.Sumana  
Main Contact: Venerable B.Sumana  
Spiritual Director: Venerable P.Chandavimala  
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Sri Ratana international Buddhist center is non secretarian open for any Buddhists in Los Angeles area,We serve for manyfield, Meditation,Sunday school for children,housewarming,funeral service,chanting,and counselling,

Meditation on Sunday,3-5 pm,

everything is free of charge donations are well come

All service are done by Sinhalese and English.

All beings be well happy and peaceful.


Tantrayana Vajradharma Metaphysical Center

Address: 44725 E.Highway 74 #154   E.Hemet CA 92544
Tradition: Non-Sectarian, India, Tibetan,Neuroscience Whole Mind meditation
Affiliation: Tantrayana Buddhism esoteric
Phone: 951-9277351
E-mail: TVMC_inc@hotmail.com
Website: Lana Yeshe Naljorma@facebook.com
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Main Contact: Lama Joyce  Email  (Phone: 951-9277351)
Teacher: Rev. Joyce Diane Schuls MAed  
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TVMC is a Buddhist consulting counseling service to develop the Whole Mind method to stabilization of imbalance brain function and unfication of the mind with consciousness activities.  It uses the Buddhist methods from India, Tibet, China,and modern neuroscience education to achieve this balance and harmony with the Universe.  Our Head teacher is Lama Yeshe Naljorma (Tibetan), Jyothirchandra (hindu) and American name is Lama Joyce Diane Schulz MAed, Ph.d in metaphysics and neuroscience brain education.  She is an art therapist, author, and retired educator.  The method is taught as a therapy for all individual sessions.  The meditative process is quite difficult in the beginning, and diagnostic tools are used to assess individual clients.  Group presentations can be given if requested, but the information is too general for the serious student of esoteric Buddhism or Whole Mind Unification.  The method is focused on how a person receives information and learns.  The method is quite holistic for the beginning and advanced mediator, with mantric studies, in Sanskrit and Tibet, visualization techniques, yogic activities for stress reduction, and balance.  The esoteric teachings of Tibet and India are explore for healing and past life therapy.


Tara Redwood School and Preschool- Lamas Vision for Kids

Address: 5800 Prescott Road   Soquel CA 95073
Tradition: Vajrayana, Tibetan, Gelugpa (FPMT)
Phone: (831) 462-9632
E-mail: office@tararedwoodschool.org
Website: http://tararedwoodschool.org/contact/
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Empowering children to make a positive difference in the world

Tara Redwood School provides a curriculum and environment that nurtures the innate positive qualities within each child. The school strives to stimulate an intense interest in and joy of learning and an opportunity for each child to fully explore their particular area of interest.

We provide a program that addresses not only our students’ various talents but, just as importantly, their emotional and inner development. Our school strives to develop the ‘whole child‘ — mental, physical and spiritual.

The approach we use is an integration of Montessori and Creating Compassionate Cultures.


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