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Dharmata ME

Address: 5 Baribeau Dr  Brunswick ME 04011
Tradition: Vajrayana
Affiliation: The Dharmata Foundation
Phone: 207-729-7115
E-mail: nyimalhamo@aim.com
Website: www.dharmatafoundation.org
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Main Contact: Deborah Henderson  Email  (Phone: 207-729-7115)
Spiritual Director: Anam Thubten Rinpoche  
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Meditation practice and pre-recorded teachings by Anam Thubten Rinpoche every Sunday morning. Rinpoche travels to ME 1 or 2 times a year for retreat.


Diamond Way Buddhist Center Madison

Address: 104 King St. Suite 302   Madison WI 53703
Tradition: Vajrayana, Tibetan, Karma Kagyu
Affiliation: Diamond Way Buddhism
Phone: (608) 209-9780
E-mail: Madison@diamondway-center.org
Website: http://www.diamondway.org/madison/
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Contact: John Christopherson  
Spiritual Director: Lama Ole Nydahl  
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Diamond Way Buddhist Center Madison belongs to an international non-profit network of over 600 lay Diamond Way Buddhist centers of the Karma Kagyu lineage of Tibetan Buddhism, founded by Lama Ole Nydahl and under the spiritual guidance of H.H. the 17th Gyalwa Karmapa, Trinley Thaye Dorje.

Diamond Way Buddhism offers practical and effective methods to realize mind’s inherent richness for the benefit of all. With an accessible and modern style, it works with people’s confidence and desire, using every situation in life to develop fearlessness and joy. We always present a basic introduction for newcomers, and the meditations are guided in English.


Diamond Way Buddhist Center Miami

Address: 205 NE 86th ST   El Portal FL 33138
Tradition: Vajrayana, Tibetan
Affiliation: Diamond Way/ Karma Kagyu
Phone: 305-606-7491
E-mail: miami@diamondway.org
Website: http://www.diamondway.org/miami/
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Teacher: Lama Ole Nydahl  
Spiritual Director: H.H. the 17th Gyalwa Karmapa, Trinlay Thaye Dorje,  
Main Contact: Tomas Stavel  
Notes and Events:

Diamond Way Buddhist Centers USA consists of 40 Buddhist centers and groups, which are a part of an international non-profit network of more than 500 meditation centers in the Karma Kagyu tradition of Tibetan Buddhism. These centers were founded and are directed by Lama Ole Nydahl according to the wishes of H.H. the 16th Karmapa, Rangjung Rigpe Dorje. They are currently under the spiritual guidance of H.H. the 17th Gyalwa Karmapa, Trinlay Thaye Dorje, who now resides in India.

Diamond Way (Vajrayana - Skt.) is the crown jewel of the Buddhas teachings. Working from the absolute level it employs methods of total identification with enlightenment for the quickest possible results. Since 1972, Lama Ole Nydahl has been been working to develop a modern approach to the Buddhas teachings. Diamond Way Buddhist Centers USA is the culmination of that effort. Modern western education, stressing self-reliance and independent thought, has proven to be an excellent basis for realizing ones mind. Through such capable groups the Buddhas most effective teachings are being passed on to the most idealistic and independent people around the world


Diamondway Buddhist Center Houston

Address: 954 W. 42nd St.   Houston 77018
Tradition: Vajrayana, Karma Kagyu Tibetan
Affiliation: Diamondway
Phone: 713 686-5409
E-mail: HoustonHeights@diamondway.org
Website: http://www.diamondway.org/texas/
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Spiritual Director: H. H. 17th Gyalwa Karmapa, Trinlay Thaye Dorje  
Main Contact: Lama Ole Nydahl  
Notes and Events:

Please come to our weekly public meeting on Wednesday nights at 7:30.  Diamond Way Buddhist Center Houston is part of an international network of over 520 meditation centers in the Karma Kagyu tradition of Tibetan Buddhism. The centers were founded and are directed by Lama Ole Nydahl according to the wishes of H. H. 16th Karmapa. They are now under the spiritual guidance of H. H. 17th Gyalwa Karmapa, Trinlay Thaye Dorje. Our Center has a democratic structure and function through unpaid, voluntary work on the basis of idealism and friendship. Our Center is a friendly place where all interested in Buddhism can meet to learn and meditate, share experience and development, actively participate in the work which makes all this possible.  Our members share the responsibility for guiding meditations, answering questions and giving teachings. Often we host traveling teachers renowned in the Karma Kagyu Lineage.


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  
Notes and Events:

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.


Dinh Quang Buddhist Temple

Address: 2901 West High Street   Springfield 65803
Tradition: Non-Sectarian
Phone: 417-866-1095
E-mail: dinhquangtemple@yahoo.com
Website: http://www.dinhquangtemple.com
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Spiritual Director: Venerable Thich Thong Chanh  Email  (Phone: 417-866-1095)
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Ozark Dharma Community meets here each Saturday from 9-10:30 AM. There is a 25 minute mediation followed by discussion about the Pali Canon texts. The Vietnamese community will begin meeting for Dharma talks in the near future. The temple is undergoing temporary changes and Ven. Thay is giving talks out of the state.


Dizang-Qi Buddhism Club

Address: Iowa State University, Ames, IA   Ames IA 50010
Tradition: Mahayana
Phone: 515-450-8493
E-mail: ransheng@iastate.edu
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Notes and Events:

Dizang-Qi Buddhism Club is for those who are interested in Buddhism cultivation. Our cultivation is based on the basic theories of Dharma and Buddhism. Key concepts include "the law of cause and effect", the "five precepts" and "ten good conducts". The teachings come from the Pure Land school of Buddhism and utilizes six steps of cultivation which are tools that enable meditation and peace of mind:1. Being Vegetarian 2. Chanting the Sutra of the Past Vows of the Earth Store Bodhisattva 3. Prostrating in accordance with the "Eighty-Eight Repentance Ceremony" 4. Releasing and feeding animals 5. Conducting one good deed a day 6. Reciting the name of the Amitabha Buddha. As we cultivate together, participants will have a good basic understanding of Buddhism and have the tools necessary to embark on becoming a buddhist practitioner if they decide to pursue this path. At the least, participants will have experience a nice break from daily life and a relaxing day getaway a peaceful environment.


Do Ngak Kunphen Ling (DNKL)

Address: 30 Putnam Park Road.   Redding CN 06896
Tradition: Vajrayana, Gelug
Affiliation: Sera Mey Monastery
Phone: (203) 664-1574
E-mail: info@dnkldharma.org
Website: http://www.DNKL.org
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Spiritual Director: Gyumed Khensur Rinpoche Lobsang Jampa  
Teacher: Geshe Lobsang Dhargey  
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Tuesday 7PM: Buddhist Philosophy

Wednesday 7PM: Guided Meditation

Sunday 10AM: Mind Training


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.


Dogwood Dharma Fellowship

Address: 9888 Pensacola Blvd.   Pensacola FL 32514
Tradition: Non-Sectarian
Affiliation: Unitarian Universalist Church of Pensacola
Phone: 850-418-2679
E-mail: DogwoodDharmaFellowship@yahoogroups.com
Website: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/DogwoodDharmaFellowship
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Main Contact: Chris Yow  Email  (Phone: 850-418-2679)
Notes and Events:

Dogwood Dharma Fellowship is an ecumenical, secular Buddhist meditation and study group associated with the Unitarian Universalist Church of Pensacola.  We are not aligned with any particular Buddhist tradition, lineage, or teacher, though we learn from many. Rather, we are a community of learners who share a common interest in how the wisdom teachings of the Buddha can be integrated into our modern lives.

Together, we learn and share mindfulness and meditative techniques that help us generate awareness, presence, and compassion. We also support and encourage one another as we encounter challenges to our peace of mind. Our sessions emphasize practical application and integration of Buddhist principals into our daily routines.

Meetings are freely offered.  There are no dues or fees; however, donations for supplies and expenses are graciously accepted, though never expected.

Currently, we meet every Thursday night from 7-8:30.


Dorjechang Buddhist Centre

Address: 2673 Trinity Street   Abbotsford BC BC V2S 3S3
Tradition: Vajrayana, Kadampa Buddhism Tibetan
Affiliation: New Kadampa Tradition
E-mail: info@dorjechang.ca
Website: http://www.dorjechang.ca
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Main Contact: Kelsang Chenma  Email  (Phone: 604 853 3738)
Teacher: Kelsang Sanden  
Spiritual Director: Kelsang Gyatso  
Notes and Events:

Dorjechang Buddhist Centre is a registered charity, part of the NKT-IKBU, an international union of Buddhist Centres dedicated to teaching practical meditation classes and Buddhist study programs. Our purpose is to provide places where people can learn to meditate and develop positive, peaceful states of mind. Our drop-in weekly meditation classes and most of our daycourses and many retreats are sutable for both beginners and experienced meditators. Everyone is welcome. Weekly we offer evening drop-in meditation classes in Abbotsford, Langley, Chilliwack, Coquitlam, Maple Ridge and Mission

We also hold regular sessions of chanted prayers, or pujas, which are often combined with meditation, visualization, and mantra recitation. Usual weekly practices offered include:

Heart Jewel Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays 7:30-8:30 am; and on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 5 pm;
Wishfulfilling Jewel with Tsog Saturdays at 6:30pm.
Liberation from Sorrow, prayers to the female wisdom Buddha Tara, Sundays at 8:30 am and
Quick Path to Great Bliss Mondays and Fridays at 9:00 am (this requires appropriate empowerments)

As well, we offer more in-depth study programs for those who are interested in deeply exploring the Buddhist spiritual path.

Foundation Program

The Foundation Program is a structured study and meditation program that enables us to gain deeper understanding and experience of Buddha’s teachings, to develop a regular meditation practice, and to become part of a warm and supportive spiritual community.

Teacher Training Program


The Teacher training program is for those who wish to become qualified teachers of Kadampa Buddhism and also for those who wish to gain clear insight into Buddha’s teachings and deep experience of their practice. It involves the study of twelve of Geshe Kelsang’s books, covering both Sutra and Tantra teachings.


Dorjechang Buddhist Centre

Address: 106 31581 South Fraser Way   Abbotsford BC V2T 1T8
Tradition: Mahayana, Kadampa
Affiliation: Kadampa Meditation Centre Canada
Phone: 604 853 37383
E-mail: sanden.k@gmail.com
Website: http://www.dorjechang.ca
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Spiritual Director: Gen-la Kelsang Dekyong  
Main Contact: Gen Kelsang Sanden  Email  (Phone: 604 853 3738)
Teacher: Gen Kelsang Sanden  
Notes and Events:

We offer meditation classes at all levels.  Everyone is welcome and our introductory classes are helpful both to develop meditation practice and gain essential life skills like stress management.  As well, we have a complete spiritual program for those interested in pursuing the Buddhist spiritual path.  We have weekly drop in classes and practices, weekend and one day or even half day meditation workshops and retreats.  All our classes and practices are in English and the teachings are given in a way that focuses on how to integrate Buddhist wisdom with our modern busy daily lives.  Again: everyone is welcome!


Dragon Mountain Zen Community Center

Address: 50 Dunnell Lane   Pawtucket RI 02860
Tradition: Mahayana, Ch\\'an
Phone: 401-213-9784
E-mail: cassandra@z-cc.com
Website: http://z-cc.com
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Spiritual Director: Cassandra Tribe  Email  (Phone: 401-231-9784)
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 The Dragon Mountain Zen Community Center of Rhode Island (ZCC) offers a resource to all in helping to enhance community and individual wellness. Our programs are secular (for all faiths)  in recognition that it is what we share in common that will be what will create a whole, purposeful and supportive community for all.

We offer outdoor classes that combine Shaolin Qi Gong/Kung Fu with GO/Weiqi and Life Drawing Studies, Meditation, Private Instruction and train volunteers for various local programs including hospice, veterans care, research initiatives and humane services. Every year we run the "Winter of Plenty" a food relief program that provides economic and wellness support to those in need.

Chan Devotional, every 3rd Sunday at 7pm.


Dragons Gate Temple

Tradition: Mahayana
Affiliation: Hongaku Jodo
Phone: 360 666 5626
E-mail: LongRu*gmail.com
Website: http://www.geocities.com/ryunyo/dg2.html
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An internet Temple for people who do not live near a physical Temple.  Although Ryunyo Sensei has ordination in Pure-Land Buddhism. the purpose of DGT is to enable and encourage anyone in the study and practice of any Buddhist tradition.  All activities are done on-line.


Drigung Theksum Chöling - Orlando

Address:   Orlando FL 32821
Tradition: Vajrayana, Bright Dawn Sangha - American Buddhism & Drigung Kagyu -Tibetan
Affiliation: Bright Dawn Institute - Drigung Kagyu
Phone: 407-429-7546
E-mail: boundlesslightsangha@yahoo.com
Website: http://www.boundlesslight.webs.com
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Co-Director: David James Morris  (Phone: 407-429-7546)
Teacher: Sensei Sayo-Shenphen  
Notes and Events:

Our Sangha focuses on Everyday Buddhism or rather how to apply the Dharma daily in all our activities. Our meetings are balanced with meditation practice and short talks on Buddhist Philosophy. This is an important combination in the overall practice of Buddhism.

The group also hosts Vajrayana practice of Chenrezig, the Buddha of Compassion, as practiced within the Drikung Kagyu tradition of Tibetan Buddhism.


Drikung Meditation Center

Address: 15 Bartlett Ave.  Arlington MA 02476
Tradition: Vajrayana, Drikung Kagyu Tibetan
Phone: 1-888-390-5580
Website: http://drikungboston.org
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Main Contact: Lama Sonam  Email  (Phone: 888-390-5580)
Spiritual Director: Ven. Lama Konchok Sonam  
Notes and Events:

The Drikung Meditation Center is a Tibetan Buddhist meditation center in Arlington, MA (in the metro Boston area), dedicated to the study and practice of the Buddhist teachings as preserved in the Drikung Kagyu lineage from Tibet.

We meet regularly on Sundays and Wednesdays for teachings and meditation practice. with our resident lama and spiritual director, Lama Konchok Sonam. We also host a variety of visiting teachers and lamas throughout the year to make their teachings available to the community.

We welcome anyone and everyone to come and join us for these teachings. We are here to serve the community and to bring the happiness and joy of the Buddhist teachings to everyone who is interested.


Drolma Buddhist Center Northeast Florida

Address: offers classes in Jacksonville,St Augustine, Flagler Beach and Palm Coast  Palm Coast FL 32137
Tradition: Vajrayana, New Kadampa Tradition Tibetan
Phone: 386 793-3013
E-mail: clutker@yahoo.com
Website: http://www.meditationinflorida.org
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Main Contact: Carol Lutker  Email  (Phone: 386 793-3013)
Teacher: Kadam Nick Gillespie  
Spiritual Director: Geshe Kelsang Gyatso  
Notes and Events:

Weekly Meditation Classes and teachings, day courses and retreats in several locations in northeast Florida. Everyone welcome. http://www.meditationinflorida.org/florida-buddhist-centers.php


Drolma Kadampa Buddhist Center

Address: 140 W Prospect Road   Oakland Park FL 33309
Tradition: Mahayana, Kadampa
Affiliation: New Kadampa Tradition
Phone: 954.537.9191
E-mail: info@meditationinfortlauderdale.org
Website: http://www.meditationinfortlauderdale.org
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Spiritual Director: Geshe Kelsang Gyatso  
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Drolma Kadampa Buddhist Center was founded by Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso in 1997 as a non-profit organization and member of the New Kadampa Tradition (International Kadampa Buddhist Union).

Drolma Center is dedicated to helping people in Southeast Florida find peace in their busy lives. We offer Buddha’s timeless teachings in a simple, practical manner that can help us solve our problems and find happiness within. The classes taught at the Center are suitable for all individuals whatever their level of interest, from those who seek simple relaxation to those who wish to find lasting inner peace and contentment through following the Buddhist path.

Drolma Buddhist Center offers a full schedule of meditation classes, pujas (chanted prayers), retreats and day courses at the main Center in Fort Lauderdale, as well as branch classes throughout South Florida.

Our main center is easy to get to and offers a beautiful quiet meditation room that can seat over 100. We also have a fully-stocked bookstore, including audio books, artwork, gift ideas, and a range of exquisitely-crafted Buddhist statues from Nepal. We also have a spacious yard that is colorful and secluded (gardeners welcome!), and has a Bodhi Tree (tree of enlightenment).

You do not need to be a Buddhist to attend the Center or to benefit from practices such as meditation.

Everyone is welcome!


Drong Ngur Jangchubling

Address: 30520 Lynne Drive Wesley Chapel, Florida 33543   Tampa FL 33543
Tradition: Vajrayana, Drikung Kagyu
Affiliation: Tibetan Buddhism- Drikung Kagyu
E-mail: DrongNgur@gmail.com
Website: http://dnjus.org/
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Teacher: Drupon Thinley Ningpo Rinpoche  
Spiritual Director: Drupon Thinley Ningpo Rinpoche  Email  
Notes and Events:

Our center is part of the Drikung Kagyu lineage of Tibetan Buddhism and was founded by Drupon Thinley Nyingpo Rinpoche who is our resident Lama. As a center for Buddhist studies, Drong Ngur Jangchubling holds retreats, hosts visiting teachers, and offers in-depth study of the Buddhadharma. We have regular meditation practice on Tuesday evenings and Sunday mornings. For the most updated practice and teachings dates, please see our events page. We welcome your email inquiry.


Drukpa Mila Center

Address:   Longmont CO 80503
Tradition: Vajrayana, Drukpa Kagyu from Bhutan
Affiliation: Drukpa Kagyu
Phone: 303 449 3332 (General Inquiry)
E-mail: drukpamilacenter@msn.com
Website: http://www.drukpamilacenter.org/
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Spiritual Director: Ven. Karma Namgyel Rinpoche  
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The Drukpa Mila Center's mission is to spread authentic teachings from the Drukpa Kagyu lineage of Tibetan Buddhism in America, to benefit sentient beings everywhere. Drukpa Kagyu branches from the Kagyu tradition, one of four main schools in Tibetan Buddhism. It was founded in Bhutan by Shabdrung in the 17th century. The Drukpa Mila Center's founder and resident teacher, Venerable Karma Namgyel Rinpoche, also hails from Bhutan. Centers in the United States include Colorado and Oregon. International branches include Bhutan, Canada, and Taiwan.


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 Chogas 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 94103
Tradition: Dzogchen
Affiliation: International Dzogchen Community
Phone: 510-644-2260
E-mail: aha@dzogchencommunitywest.org
Website: http://www.dzogchencommunitywest.org
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Spiritual Director: Choegyal Namkhai Norbu Rinpoche  
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The Dzogchen Community West Coast was developed in California following many visits by Chögyal Namkhai Norbu,  beginning in 1979. It is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization established to help preserve his teachings and transmission for the future,  and to strengthen practice by working together. The Northern California Community organizes group practices on an ongoing basis. 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 West Coast Community is linked to the Dzogchen Community of America, Tsegyalgar East, The original seat of the Dzogchen Community in North America, located in Conway Massachusetts, Tsegyalgar West, in Baja Sur, Mexico, and also the International Dzogchen Community, based in Tenerife, in the Canary Islands.


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  
Notes and Events:

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. 


Dzogchen Community West Coast

Address: 2748 Adeline Street Suite D   Berkeley CA 94703
Tradition: Vajrayana
Affiliation: International Dzogchen Community
Phone: 510-644-2260
E-mail: aha@dzogchencommmunitywest.org
Website: http://www.dzogchencommunitywest.org
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Main Contact: Gakyil  Email  (Phone: 510-644-2260)
Teacher: Choegyal Namkhai Norbu Rinpoche  
Spiritual Director: Choegyal Namkhai Norbu Rinpoche  
Notes and Events:

The Dzogchen Community West Coast counts among its members all those who are interested in the practice of Dzogchen as passed on to us by Chögyal Namkhai Norbu. The Community is thus seen as a place for sharing and exchange for people who share the same path towards knowledge. The various community centers are considered places for the practice of awareness where it is possible to collaborate with others in the perspective of a common spiritual enrichment.

It was developed in California following many visits by Chögyal Namkhai Norbu, beginning in 1979. It is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization established to help preserve his teachings and transmission for the future,  and to strengthen practice by working together. The Northern California Community organizes group practices on an ongoing basis. 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 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, and the International Dzogchen Community.
It has a non-bureaucratic organization, with systems of communication and collaboration which respect the various autonomous local conditions.


Earth Sanctuary

Address: 6144 Wahl Road   Freeland WA 98249
Tradition: Vajrayana, Sakya
Phone: (360) 321-5465
E-mail: celia@earthsanctuary.org
Website: http://www.earthsanctuary.org/
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Main Contact: Founder: Chuck Pettis  
Spiritual Director: H. H. Jigdal Dagchen Sakya  
Notes and Events:

Earth Sanctuary combines exemplary ecology with art and spirit to create a sanctuary for birds and wildlife and a peaceful place for personal renewal and spiritual connection

Visit Earth Sanctuary on Whidbey Island
Earth Sanctuary is open every day of the year, rain or shine, during daylight hours. $7/person fee. No dogs and no fires please.


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