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5 Minute Dharma Podcast

Address:   Rio Rancho NM 87124
Tradition: Non-Sectarian
Phone: 505-750-3121
E-mail: jay@5minutedharma.com
Website: http://www.5MinuteDharma.com
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Main Contact: Jay Forrest  Email  (Phone: 505-750-3121)
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5 Minute Dharma is a weekly five minute podcast that seeks to give people practical Buddhist wisdom for everyday life.


A Compassionate Mind Sangha

Address: 5090 Center Street.   Salem OR 97317
Tradition: Non-Sectarian, UU Meditation group
Affiliation: Unitarian Universalist
Phone: 503 949-3188
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Teacher: Lee Ann Nail  
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Wednesday evening program free of charge. Everyone is welcome.


A Single Thread Zen Contemplatives

Address: Evanston, Illinois   Evanston 60202
Tradition: Mahayana, Order of Hsu Yun
Affiliation: Order of Hsu Yun/ZATMA
Phone: 8473322501
E-mail: backyardbooks@gmail.com
Website: http://www.asinglethread.net
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Spiritual Director: Yao Xiang Shakya  (Phone: 8473322577)
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We are a new order rooted in the ancient teachings of Zen. We are inclusive, contemplative and are what we like to call a backyard practice.

After many years of spiritual practice we discovered an inward inclination to live a more contemplative life. Despite living in an urban setting, we live the life of quiet reflection without rule or imposed structure. As we practice we find silence, meditation, solitude, study and work to be the Way to finding and being our true Self.

We maintain a small zendo, look after two dogs and are friendly to our neighbors.

We welcome those who might be inclined to live a contemplative life right in the middle of ordinary circumstances. We offer little in the way of imposed structure or rule but point the way to find the Dharma through essays, good words, books, art, lay and priest ordination and contemplative practices. If you feel drawn to a contemplative life right where you are and might find some connection to others beneficial, please contact us by e-mail.

There are no fees, no membership cards, and no bylaws.

We offer the Dharma.

Yao Xiang Shakya


Academia Budista Kalamas

Address: Calle 5 de Mayo, núm 99-2 Pueblo de Tepepan Delegación Xochimilco, ciudad de México.  Delegación Xochimilco Distrito Federal 16020
Tradition: Mahayana, Tibetan Buddhism and others...
Affiliation: free affiliation: practic Mahayana
Phone: 5653 2472
Fax: 5653 2472
E-mail: budismokalamas@gmail.com
Website: http://www.kalamas.org.mx
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Teacher: Jorge García Montaño  
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La presente página tiene el objetivo de dar a conocer las principales tesis del budismo, del Dharma, por medio de cursos, libros y ebooks, talleres de meditación, textos, oraciones,  y otras páginas budistas en lengua castellana, de tal modo que toda persona interesada en el desarrollo espiritual pueda iniciar el estudio del Dharma. 

Budismo Kalamas
 no pertenece a ninguna escuela, linaje u orden en particular; gracias a esta libertad nos movemos en diferentes rutas y escuelas del budismo contemporáneo; aunque damos especial atención a las escuelas budistas tibetanas.


Adhivara Contemplative Hermitage

Address: Republic, MO   Springfield, MO 65738
Tradition: Theravada, Non-Sectarian, Primarily Insight/based
E-mail: adhivarahouse@gmail.com
Website: http://www.facebook.com/people/Adhivara-Hermitage/100003138491071
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Newly forming Adhivara House in Southwest Missouri is hoping to establish itself as a retirement hermitage for a small number of male contemplatives/lay monastics who choose to still live and/or work part-time in the secular world. There is no formal program or structure at Adhivara but residents share in the work of landscaping, cooking, house, yard and office work. The Hermitage is meant to be a refuge for serious contemplatives seeking to live cooperatively and support each other in their chosen practice. While primarily Theravada Buddhist and Insight in orientation, contemplatives from all inclusive faith traditions are encouraged to inquire.


Against the Stream

Address: 3816 Charlotte Ave   TE
Tradition: Non-Sectarian
Affiliation: Santa Monica and Los Angeles centers founded by spiritual teacher and Dharma Punx author Noah Levine,
Website: http://againstthestreamnashville.com/
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Main Contact: meditation teacher David Smith  
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We are located on the ground floor. We have plenty of off street parking

Weekly Schedule

Mondays 7-8pm weekly Refuge Recovery Meeting (peer led)

Wednesdays- 7-8:30pm weekly Refuge Recovery practice and study session (led by Dave Smith)

Fridays – 7-8pm weekly Refuge Recovery Meeting (peer led)

Sundays – 7-8:30pm weekly
Intro to Dharma meditation, talk & discussion (led by Dave Smith)

**Saturdays – 10am-noon** – Special Studies/Classes
Practice and study session (various topics/more info to come)**

DONATIONS: Against the Stream offers all of our weekly classes free of charge. We are only able to do this because of your financial contributions.


Akron- Canton Shambhala Meditation Group

Address: 2951 Kent Road   Silver Lake, OH OH 44224
Tradition: Vajrayana, Shambhala/ Kagyu/ Nyingma Tibetan
Affiliation: Shambhala International
Phone: (330) 212-1633
E-mail: akroncanton.shambhala@gmail.com
Website: http://akron.shambhala.org
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Main Contact: Nick Miller  Email  (Phone: (330) 212-1633)
Spiritual Director: Toni Miller  Email  (Phone: (330) 896-2533)
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We offer a wide variety of programs in the Shambhala Buddhist tradition, under the guidance of Sakyong Mipham, Rinpoche. Please see our website for details.


Akshobya Buddhist Meditation Centre

Address: #208 2120 Kensington Road, NW Calgary Alberta T2N 0H3   Alberta
Tradition: Vajrayana, Tibetan, New Kadampa Tradition
Affiliation: Chandrakirti Meditation Centre - Toronto
Phone: (403) 270-7149
E-mail: AKBCInfo@gmail.com
Website: http://www.meditationalberta.org
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Spiritual Director: Kelsang Gyatso  
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Drop-in classes on many weekday evenings (Mon-Wed, Calgary; Thurs in Okotoks).

Prayers for World Peace every Sunday morning at 11 (meditation, teachings, prayers)

Please visit website for current calendar: http://www.meditationalberta.org


Alabama Buddhist Fellowship

Address: 302 S Main Street   Camp Hill 36850
Tradition: Bright Dawn Institute of Oneness Buddhism
Phone: 3343324332
E-mail: cjmarbutt@gmail.com
Website: https://www.alabamabuddhistfellowship.com/
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Spiritual Director: CJ Marbutt  Email  (Phone: 3343324332)
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We meet at 6:30 PM every Thursday at:

450 E Thach Ave 
Auburn, AL 36830

Everyone is welcome!


Alabama Buddhist Meditation (Vihara)

Address: 1217 Xavier Street   Birmingham AL 35224
Tradition: Theravada
Phone: 7275040518
E-mail: alvihara@gmail.com
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Main Contact: Baminyanvla Dhammaloka  Email  (Phone: 7275040518)
Spiritual Director: Baminyanvla Dhammaloka  Email  (Phone: 7275040518)
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Theravada Buddhist Temple and Vipassana Meditation Center

 

The Alabama Buddhist Vihara is dedicated to the promotion of the Theravada Buddhist teachings through the practice of meditation, the study of Buddhist scriptures, Dhamma School for children and regular religious ceremonies. The Vihara was established in 2017 in Birmingham, Alabama.


Albany Karma Thegsum Choling

Address: 1270 Ruffner Rd  NY 12309
Tradition: Vajrayana, Karma Kagyu Tibetan
Affiliation: Karma Triyana Dharmachakra
Phone: 518-374-1792
E-mail: info@albanyktc.org
Website: http://www.albanyktc.org
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Main Contact: Laura Roth  Email  (Phone: 518-374-1792)
Spiritual Director: Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche  (Phone: 845.679.5906)
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Albany KTC Tibetan Buddhist Study and Meditation Center, located in Albany, NY, provides individuals with an opportunity to encounter the authentic teachings and practices of Tibetan Buddhism. We are an affiliate center of Karma Triyana Dharmachakra (KTD), the North American seat of His Holiness the Seventeenth Gyalwang Karmapa, Ogyen Trinley Dorje. Albany KTC was established in 1979 by His Holiness the XVI Karmapa, head of the Karma Kagyu Lineage, and is under the spiritual guidance of Ven. Bardor Tulku Rinpoche and Ven. Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche, the resident lamas at KTD.

The Albany KTC community engages in several meditation practices that come out of the tradition of the Karma Kagyu school of Tibetan Buddhism. In addition, we study Tibetan Buddhism together in a group setting by reading texts by teachers of the Karma Kagyu lineage. We also participate in a variety of community service activities, and provide Tibetan language instruction. Finally, we have the good fortune to receive teachings from a host of Karma Kagyu Lineage Buddhist teachers from around the world on a regular basis.


Alberta Buddhist Vihara Association

Address: 3454 37 ST NW   Edmonton Alberta T6L 4Y9
Tradition: Theravada, Sri Lankan tradition
Affiliation: Samatha Vipassana Meditation Centre
Phone: (780) 641-9795
E-mail: president@abva.org | info@abva.org | spiritualdirector@abva.org
Website: http://www.abva.org
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Contact resident monk : Bhnate Nanda  (Phone: 780 641 9795)
Main Contact: Kamal Ranaweera  Email  
Spiritual Director: Bhante Kotawaye Suseela  Email  (Phone: 780 641 9795)
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Welcome to the Alberta Buddhist Vihara Association (ABVA) and the Samatha Vipassana Meditation Centre (SVMC). ABVA is a registered charitable organization in Alberta, established with the objective of providing our community an understanding of Buddhism and its practice, particularly of the Theravada tradition.

The Samatha Vipassana Meditation Centre is the main service venue of ABVA. It offers a range of services including meditation programs, sutta discussions, Sunday Dhamma School for children, religious services at homes, special retreats and daily Buddhist sermons. These services are based on original teachings of the Buddha, such as The Four Noble Truth and The Eightfold Path, and are offered in both English and Sinhala languages freely to the community irrespective of one's origin, faith, religion or ethnicity. You are welcome to come and experience a difference.


Albuquerque Buddhist Fellowship Group

Address: 3701 Carlisle Blvd. NE   Albuquerque, NM
Tradition: Mahayana, Shin Buddhist
Affiliation: North American Shin Buddhist Association
Phone: (505) 266 7271
E-mail: shin-newmexico@bffct.net
Website: http://shin-newmexico.bffct.net/
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Group Leader: Dug Corpolongo  Email  (Phone: 866-306-0118)
Asst. Group Leader: Jim Snyder  Email  (Phone: 505-452-1433)
Spiritual Director: Dug Corpolongo  Email  (Phone: 866-306-0118)
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First Unitarian Church of Albuquerque, Wesson Room.
We gather on Sundays at 4:00pm  in order to spiritually train and nurture each other so that we may better practice the Buddhist teachings of peace, love and compassion during our often busy daily lives. Though we emphasize Shin Buddhist training, we integrate it with practices of other Buddhist traditions. Gatherings include chanting, meditation, Dharma discussions, fellowship and refreshments.
Our gatherings are Free of Charge,  but a donation is greatly appreciated to help out with the expenses.


Albuquerque Shambhala Meditation Center

Address: 1102 Mountain Road NW   Albuquerque NM 87102
Tradition: Non-Sectarian, Shambhala Buddhist
Affiliation: Shambhala International
Phone: (505) 717-2486
E-mail: Shambhala.Albuquerque @gmail.com
Website: http://www.albuquerque.shambhala.org
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Main Contact: Director  Email  (Phone: 505-503-7248)
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Join us for public sittings:

Wednesday 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm & Sunday mornings 10:00 am - 12:00 pm.

Free meditation instruction upon request every Sunday at 10:00 am.

Everyone welcome. Our website lists many ongoing and special programs.


Alexandria Open Meditation Group

Address: Alexandria   LA
Tradition: Mahayana, Zen
Phone: Margaret Waring 318-792-5061.
Website: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Alexandria-Open-Meditation/216707561728962
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Main Contact: Larry White  Email  
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The Alexandria Open Meditation Group was created in the spring of 2014 to offer the essence of Zen Buddhism to the Alexandria community without Asian rituals and hierarchies traditionally associated with Zen. The group meets at the Yoga Practice Studio, 1205 Texas Ave, Alexandria, Louisiana on Wednesday evenings at 5:15.

Zazen is an ancient meditation which was developed and taught by the person known as the Buddha around 2500 B.C.E. Zazen is the heart of the practice known as Chan in China and refined as Zen in Japan. The word “zazen” is Japanese and means to sit and give one’s entire body and mind to the present moment; to practice being here and now. Erect posture, regular breathing, and softly open eyes are hallmarks of this meditation. It is a universally available practice which does not require any belief or commitment to a teacher or organization. It is single minded sitting in silence without expectation or goal.

Through daily practice of this meditation we can learn to drop the desires and attachments which cause suffering in our lives.  People with deep religious beliefs or none whatsoever can practice this meditation. Sitting in stillness together underscores our common humanity and equality.

Alexandria Open Meditation Group enables interested persons to experience this meditation practice which many of us find to be beneficial in our daily lives.  The Group meets on Wednesday evenings to sit together for thirty minutes.  Discussions or social outings often flow from our group practice which fosters friendships naturally.

Cushions, benches, and chairs are available but please bring your own if you have them.  A contribution of five dollars each


Aloha Sangha

Address: 3241 Alani Drive   Honolulu ID 96822
Tradition: Non-Sectarian
Phone: 808.393.6342
E-mail: tom@alohasangha.com
Website: http://alohasangha.com/
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Teacher: Tom Davidson-Marx  
Main Contact: Tom Davidson-Marx  Email  (Phone: 808.393.6342)
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We meet weekly to practice breath awareness meditation, as was taught to me while I was ordained in a forest tradition in Sri Lanka in the 1980s. This website strives to offer an alternative to many retreat-focused approaches to Buddhist meditation, as it recognizes that a large portion of our society simply cannot afford the expense nor the time involved in undertaking retreats. It presents the point of view that spiritual development is at times more thorough-going when undertaken in our daily lives as they are, and for many of us that means living paycheck to paycheck, or raising kids, or taking care of our aging parents. The general approach we take is that at it's core, Buddhism presents a clear, simple and commonsense spirituality for our challenging times.


American Bodhi Center

Address: 29123 Mellman RD USA   Waller TX 77445
Tradition: Mahayana, Japanese, Zen
Affiliation: Jade Buddha Temple (Houston)
Phone: 281-498-1616
Fax: 281-498-8133
E-mail: abcwisdom@gmail.com
Website: http://www.abc.jadebuddha.org/
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Teacher: Rev. Hung I  
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The American Bodhi Center will include- the Grand Buddha Hall, Meditation Hall, Meditation Retreat Forest, Buddhist Live-in Community Quarters, Administration Building, Buddhist College, Community Activities Building, Outdoor Activity and Camping Areas, Multimedia Publishing House, Zen Garden, Memorial Park and Organic Garden.  Rev. Hung I, Abbott of Jade Buddha Temple in Houston and vice president of the Texas Buddhist Association, said that TBA strives to adapt Buddhism to modern American life while maintaining respect for traditional Buddhist practice. We are creating a new Texas traditions for Texas Buddhists".


American Buddhist Fellowship - Mei Fo Temple (美佛寺)

Address: 1032 South 1st Street   Alhambra CA 91801
Tradition: Mahayana
Phone: (626) 213-4563
E-mail: meifotemple@gmail.com
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Spiritual Director: Venerable Xing Ren  
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The American Buddhist Fellowship is a non-profit Buddhist organization, and its mission is to provide fellowship for monastics, Dharma talks and meditation retreats for the public, as well as hospice and spiritual emergency care. The temple was founded in 2009 by Venerable Dr. Xing Ren, an ordained Buddhist monk from Wenzhou, China.


American Buddhist Sangha

Address: 4040 SW 76 Ave   Davie FL 33328
Tradition: Non-Sectarian
Affiliation: Zen Do USA
Phone: 9543385480
E-mail: seay2nolan@yahoo.com
Website: http://www.americanbuddhistsangha.org/
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Spiritual Director: Michael Nolan  
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Tai chi, Qigong, meditation and martial arts.
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Disabled American Veteran Founded 501c3 Nonprofit Charity.


Ananda Buddhist Monastery and College

Address: 200 Greenwood Avenue   Yeagertown PA 17099
Tradition: Mahayana
Affiliation: Meditation (Thiền) and Pure Land (Tịnh Độ Tông)
Phone: 717-248-4050
E-mail: thichvandam@yahoo.com
Website: http://www.abmconline.org
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Spiritual Director: Most Reverend Thich Van Dam  Email  (Phone: 571-643-5700)
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Ananda Buddhist Monastery and College is a central Pennsylvania Buddhist congregation in the Vietnamese tradition combining meditation (Thiền) and Pure Land (Tịnh Độ Tông) practices under the direction of the Most Reverend Thich Van Dam.

Our temple offers monthly retreats, celebration of important Buddhist festivals, meditation instruction, and fellowship with Buddhists and non-Buddhists alike.  Please visit our website for more information, including archived Dharma talks:  http://www.abmconline.org


Ananda Dharma Center

Address: 3888 Balcom Road   San Jose CA 95148
Tradition: Vajrayana, Tibetan Gelug
Affiliation: Tibetan Gelug
E-mail: Contact@AnandaDharmaCenter.org
Website: http://www.anandadharmacenter.org
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Spiritual Director: Geshe Gyalten Kungka  
Executive Director: Geshe Thupten Kunsang  Email  
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Ananda Dharma Center is a Tibetan Buddhist Center, teaching and practicing the Buddha Dharma.  Our programs explore how the universal wisdom and compassion of the ancient Buddhist tradition can transform our own lives, as well as bring practical benefit to the world.  Our events range from the devotional to those suited for everyone, regardless of background or belief, seeking to uncover the truth within themselves, develop peace of mind, and find the happiness and meaning we all long for.  The center is located in the beautiful San Jose hills, in the San Francisco Bay Area near Silicon Valley.  We invite all spiritual seekers to join us.


Ancient Dragon Zen Gate

Address: 1922 W. Irving Park Rd.   Chicago IL 60613
Tradition: Mahayana, Soto Zen, Shunryu Suzuki Lineage
Affiliation: San Francisco Zen Center, Mountain Source Sangha
Phone: (773) 899-3841
E-mail: info@ancientdragon.org
Website: http://www.ancientdragon.org
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Spiritual Director: Rev. Taigen Dan Leighton  
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A schedule of events is available on our website at http://www.ancientdragon.org/sangha/schedule

Dharma talks, including MP3s is also availble on our site at http://www.ancientdragon.org/dharma


Ancient Dragon Zen Gate

Address: 1922 W Irving Park Road   Chicago IL IL
Tradition: Mahayana, Soto Zen, Shunryu Suzuki lineage
Affiliation: San Francisco Zen Center
Phone: 773-899-3841
E-mail: info@ancientdragon.org
Website: http://www.ancientdragon.org
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Main Contact: Rev. Eishin Nancy Easton  Email  (Phone: 773-899-3841)
Teacher: Rev. Taigen Dan Leighton  
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We are a sangha dedicated to practice and teaching in the Soto Zen Buddhist tradition of Eihei Dogen Zenji and Shunryu Suzuki Roshi. We are led by Taigen Dan Leighton, Dharma teacher in the San Francisco Zen Center lineage, as well as Zen scholar and translator. Together we are building a space to offer traditional practice and teaching translated for the challenges of practitioners in contemporary Chicago. All are welcome. We offer a variety of meditation and practice opportunities throughout the year including evening, morning, half day, one day, and three day meditations as well as seminars and classes.


Anexo de Round free Insight Practice Institute

Address: Centro Vipassana Camino Medio   Guadalajara Jalisco
Tradition: Theravada, Buddhism. Vipassana Insight Practice as taught by the late Achan Naeb
Affiliation: Round free Insight Practice Institute, Thailand
E-mail: vipassanamx@yahoo.com
Website: http://www.roundfree.org
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Contact: Rodrigo Aldana  Email  
Teacher: Achan Prani Samreungrat  
Spiritual Director: Achan Naeb Mahaniranonda  
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Round free Insight Practice Institute is a Solitary Retreat center in Thailand for the practice of the Foundations of Mindfulness (Satipatthāna) by the contemplation of material phenomena (rūpa) according to the four main bodily postures (iriyā-patha): walking-rūpa, sitting-rūpa, lying-rūpa and standing-rūpa; this is mindfulness regarding the body (kāyanupassanā-satipatthāna).

Please contact only by e-mail. 


Angulimala Buddhist Chaplaincy

Address: 18925 52nd Ave W   Lynnwood WA 98036
Tradition: Non-Sectarian
Affiliation: Open Gate Zendo
Phone: 206-856-0531
E-mail: chuanlu.mushi@gmail.com
Website: http://www.northwestdharma.org/groupdirectory/groupdirectoryentry.php?memberId=653
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Main Contact: David Chuanlu Beavers  Email  (Phone: 206-856-0531)
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Angulimala Buddhist Chaplaincy serves those not served elsewise; primarily veterans, prisoners, ex-convicts, homeless. I am the volunteer Buddhist chaplain for the Seattle VA Hospital, and a student of Koro Kaisan Roshi. If you have not been able to find a Sangha home or are unable to get to one, please call or email.


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