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Pittsburgh Shambhala Meditation Group

Address: c/o 518 Lloyd Street  Pittsburgh PA 15208
Tradition: Vajrayana, Non-Sectarian, Shambhala Buddhism
Affiliation: Shambhala International
Phone: (412) 723-2369
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Founder: Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche  
Main Contact: Rebecca McAllister  Email  (Phone: 412-723-2369)
Teacher: Acharya Adam Lobel  
Spiritual Director: Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche  Email  
Notes and Events:

Open night meditation on Mondays 6:30-7:30.  Everyone welcome to join us for an evening of sitting, reading and discussion.  Meditation instruction available at the beginning of each session.  There is no charge but donations are welcome.  Check the website for up-to-date details on where we are meeting.

Plum Blossom Zendo

Address: 5228 Beeler Street  Pittsburgh PA 15217
Tradition: Mahayana, Zen Master Taizan Maezumi Roshi
Affiliation: Soto-Rinzai
Phone: 412.431.8016
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Main Contact: Beverly Griebling  Email  (Phone: 412.431.8016)
Teacher: Sensei Janet Jiryu Abels  
Notes and Events:

Plum Blossom Zendo, a Pittsburgh Zen Community was formed in 2005 to offer Zen practice to southwestern Pennsylvania residents.  We are an affiliate center of Still Mind Zendo, a zen center located in New York City is in the lineage of Maezumi Roshi and the White Plum Asangha.  Our principal teacher is Sensei Janet Jiryu Abels, the founder and resident teacher of Still Mind Zendo.  Our practice is focused on the needs of lay people who seek to deepen their spiritual practice in the midst of family and career responsibilities.  We offer a challenging yet nurturing environment which emphasizes strong zazen (sitting meditation) practice, a robust commitment to realizing our true nature, and careful attention to the present moment within and outside the zendo.

Pocono Sangha

Tradition: Mahayana, everyone welcome, regardless of religious beliefs
Notes and Events:

Pocono Sangha meets Thursday evenings from 7pm to 9pm.   Please visit our website or email us for more information.

Preah Buddha Rangsey Temple / Khmer Buddhist Humanitarian Association, Inc.

Address: 2400 South 6th Street   Philadelphia PA 19148
Tradition: Theravada
Phone: (215) 336-9547
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Vice_Chairman: Yun Or  Email  (Phone: (267) 591-2946)
Founder/Chairman: Sinn Vatha Sakyamuni  Email  (Phone: (215) 336-9547)
Main Contact: Venerable Muni Ratana  Email  (Phone: (215) 336-9547)
Teacher: Venerable Muni Ratana  
Spiritual Director: The Most Venerable Sinn Vatha Sakyamuni  Email  (Phone: (215) 336-9547)
Notes and Events:

  • Address in New Jersey:

1234 Haddonfield Berlin Road, Voorhees, NJ. 08043

  • Address in Pennsylvania: 

2400 S. 6th Street, Philadelphia, PA. 19148 

Phone: (215) 336-9547

Susquehanna Valley Sangha

Address:   PA
Tradition: Mahayana
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Main Contact: Val  (Phone: (717) 927-9460)
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A meditation group in York, Pennsylvania.

Two Rivers Zen Community

Address: 926 Court Street   Honesdale PA 18431
Tradition: Mahayana, Soto Zen
Affiliation: Udumbara National Sangha
Phone: 5702517800
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Spiritual Director: Rev. Seiso Paul Cooper  Email  (Phone: 5702517800)
Teacher: Rev. Seiso Paul Cooper  
Notes and Events:

The Two Rivers Zen Community (Formerly: “Zen Center of Wayne County”) serves to make Zen practice and study in the Soto Zen tradition truly accessible to the Upper Delaware River region and the surrounding areas.

We offer introduction to zazen (Zen meditation)*, zazenkai (day-long retreats), traditional services; Zen studies classes and special events including retreats, workshops led by visiting teachers and ongoing one-on-one private instructions for review and refinement on a regular basis. **

The Two Rivers Zen Community meets at the Court Street Zendo located at 926 Court St., 2nd floor, Honesdale, PA. 18431, at the corner of Tenth Street, across the street from Central Park. Court Street Zendo is formally designated as “Bendowa Temple” “Bendowa” means “Wholehearted Practice of the Way,” which is our emphasis at Two Rivers.

All programs, unless otherwise noted, are open to all at no fee. Voluntary donations are welcomed and gratefully appreciated.

 Further Details:


* Introduction to Zen form and practice available Sundays at 9:00 A.M. by previous appointment via e-mail: before 6:00 P.M. on the Saturday prior to your first visit, or by pre-arranged appointment.

 Two Rivers is a non-profit religious organization incorporated in the Commonwealth of PA.

Wat Padhammaratana (Buddhist Meditation Center of Pittsburgh)

Address: 2618 Monroeville Blvd.   Monroeville PA 15146
Tradition: Theravada, Thai
Phone: 412.229.8128, 412.326.7373
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Main Contact: Ven.Phramaha Piya Uttamapanyo  
Spiritual Director: Ven.Phramaha Piya Uttamapanyo  Email  (Phone: 4120326.7373)
Notes and Events:

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.

Willow Branch Sangha

Address: 1066 South New Street   West Chester PA 19382
Tradition: Mahayana, Thich Nhat Hanh
Affiliation: Plum Village, France
Phone: 610-388-1257
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Main Contact: Dat Nguyen  Email  (Phone: 610-388-1257)
Notes and Events:

Group sitting and walking followed by dharma sharing at 6 PM Sundays.  Recitation of Mindfulness Trainings (Precepts) on first and third Sundays.  Dharma talk listening and discussion 7:30 PM Thursdays.  Periodic visits and practice at Blue Cliff Monastery, Pine Bush, NY.

Zen Sitting Group of Pittsburgh

Address: 1406 S. Negley St Pittsburgh,PA  Pittsburgh PA 15217
Tradition: Mahayana, Zen: Mountains and Rivers Order
Affiliation: Mountains and Rivers Order, Zen Mountain Monstery
Phone: 412-421-5176
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Teacher: Shugen Arnold Sensei  
Main Contact: Ron Hogen Green  Email  (Phone: 412-421-5176)
Spiritual Director: JohnDaido Loori, Roshi  Email  (Phone: 845-688-2228)
Notes and Events:

The Zen Sitting Group of Pittsburgh (ZSGP) is a member of the Society of Mountains and Rivers (SMR), a network of Zen Buddhist sitting groups and affiliates of the Mountains and Rivers Order (MRO). The MRO’s spiritual founder and director is John Daido Loori Roshi, abbot of Zen Mountain Monastery in upstate New York.

We meet on alternating Sundays for zazen and a liturgy service. On the second Sunday of each month there will also be a senior’s talk by the group leader, Hogen Green. These talks will focus primarily on the relationship of Zen practice to daily life.

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