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Insight Meditation of Cleveland

Address:   Novelty OH 44072
Tradition: Theravada, Vipassana
E-mail: info@imcleveland.org
Website: http://www.imcleveland.org
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Main Contact: John Cunningham  Email  (Phone: 216-407-2809)
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PO. Box 113, Novelty, OH 44072

Weekly sitting groups around the Cleveland area.  Twice-yearly weekend retreats.


Insight Meditation San Antonio

Address: San Antonio   TX
Tradition: Theravada, Insight Meditation Vipassana practice group.
Phone: (830)964-3684
E-mail: rgribbin@gvtc.com
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Teacher: Randall Gribbin  
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Insight Meditation San Antonio is a CDL (Community Dharma Leader) led Vipassana Meditation Group. Please visit the web site?


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 


International Buddhist Progress Society NC

Address: 2529 Prince Drive, Raleigh. NC 27606   Raleigh NC 27606
Tradition: Mahayana, Pure Land / Ch\\'an (Zen, Linchi)
Affiliation: Fo Guang Shan
Phone: (919) 816-9866
E-mail: ibpsnc@gmail.com
Website: http://www.blianc.org
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Spiritual Director: Ven. Master Hsing Yun  
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    International Buddhist Progress Society NC\\\'s temple is an American branch of the Buddhist order, Fo Guang Shan (Buddha\\\'s Light Mountain). We seek to end suffering for all sentient beings with the practice of Mahayana (Chan and Pure Land) and Humanistic Buddhism. We achieve this goal through education, charity, cultural programs and Dharma propagation. Cultivating kindness, compassion, and wisdom, we reach out to ourselves, our community and society at large.

Objectives of Fo Guang Shan
To propagate Buddhist teachings through cultural activities
To foster talent through education
To benefit society through charitable programs
To purify human hearts and minds through Buddhist practice.


International Order of Buddhist Ministers

Address: 7833 Emerson Place, Rosemead, Ca 91770   Rosemead 91770
Tradition: Non-Sectarian, Founded by Ven. Chao Chu, President , LABU
Phone: 626-280-1213
E-mail: drsean@backbenders.com
Website: http://www.iobm.org
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Main Contact: Rev. Sean Thompson  Email  (Phone: 323-459-8524)
Teacher: Rev. Sam Haycraft  
Spiritual Director: Ven. Chao Chu  (Phone: 626-280-1213)
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“The mission of the International Order of Buddhist Ministers is to maintain a legitimate organization of dedicated lay Buddhists to encourage proficiency in learning and teaching the Buddha Dharma.”

Purpose: Secretary of state September 4, 2008 #3161948


Iowa Buddhist Vihara

Tradition: Theravada
Affiliation: Minnesota Buddhist Vihara
Phone: (612) 522 1811
E-mail: iabvusa@gmail.com
Website: http://www.iowabv.org/
Spiritual Director: Witiyala Seewalie Thera  Email  (Phone: (612) 522 1811)
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The mission of the Iowa Buddhist Vihara is to share the Buddha\\\'s message of Peace and Happiness and help create peace and harmony within and ourselves and in the surrounding world.


Iqaluit Soto Zen Group / Groupe Zen Soto d\\\'Iqaluit

Address: Bldg / Edifice No. 2820 Niaqunngusiariaq Rd.(Road to Apex)   Iqaluit Nunavut X0A0H0
Tradition: Mahayana, Soto Zen (Matsuoka-Roshi)
Affiliation: Atlanta Soto Zen Center
Phone: 967.975.2320
E-mail: fraouel@gmail.com
Website: http://silentthunderorder.org/affiliates/iqaluit-soto-zen-group
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Main Contact: Shogon Francois Ouellette  Email  (Phone: 867.975.2320)
Teacher: Shogon Francois Ouellette  
Spiritual Director: Rev. Taiun M. Elliston, Abbot  Email  
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Bare-bones Buddhist meditation, service and discussion in the Soto Zen tradition every Sunday at l\\\'École des Trois-Soleils, 12:00 to 14:00.  Contact Shogon François at fraouel@gmail.com for more information. All are welcomed, regardless of level of experience or religious affiliation. Tunngasugit!  

Méditation, service et discussion suivant la tradition Zen Sôtô chaque dimanche à l\\\'École des Trois-Soleils, de 12h00 à 14h00. Veuillez contacter Shôgôn François a fraouel@gmail.com pour plus de renseignements. Tous sont les bienvenus, peu importe le niveau d\\\'experience ou l\\\'affiliation religieuse. Tunngasugit!


Jefferson Tibetan Society

Address: P.O. Box 874 118 Olinda Dr.  Charlottesville VI 22902
Tradition: Vajrayana, Tibetan
Affiliation: Drepung Loseling Monastery
Phone: 434-980-1752
E-mail: jts108va@aol.com
Website: http://avenue.org/jts/
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Teacher: Geshe Jampel Thardo  
Spiritual Director: Geshe Jampel Thardo  
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Geshe Jampel Thardo is a distinguished Lharampa Geshe (the highest level of learning in Buddhism) from Drepung Loseling Monastery.  Geshe-la, originally from Lhasa, Tibet, traveled to the United States in 1972 at the request of His Holiness the Dalai Lama to teach Buddhism.  He has been the resident Lama of the Jefferson Tibetan Society since 1983.  He has taught numerous Americans the precious Buddhist teachings of compassion, love and wisdom. He has also taught in New York, New Jersey, California and Hawaii among other locations.

Geshe-la exemplifies the ideal H.H. Dalai Lama emphasizes of living a life as a simple Buddhist monk.  His dedication to this ideal and profound pursuit of daily spiritual practice is a great inspiration to his students.  Geshe-la teaches each Wednesday evening, 7:30 to 9:00 pm a the Jefferson Tibetan Society Temple in Charlottesville.


Jewel Heart Nebraska

Address: 3100 South 72 Street   Lincoln NE 68506
Tradition: Vajrayana, Tibetan, Gelugpa
Affiliation: Jewel Heart (Headquarters, Ann Arbor, MI)
Phone: (402) 467-2719
E-mail: kporter@well.com
Website: http://www.jewelheart.org
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Contact: Kent Porter  
Spiritual Director: Gelek Rinpoche  
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Concentrated and Analytic Meditation Teachings and Practice according to Buddhist Mahayana and Vajrayana Vehicles.   


Jewel Heart New York

Address: 260 West Broadway #1G New York, New York 10013 (Closest subways are the 1/9 to Franklin and A, C and E to Canal Street) (for information or to be added to our e mail list)   NY
Tradition: Vajrayana, Tibetan, Gelugpa
Affiliation: Jewel Heart www.jewelheart.org
Phone: (212) 966-2807 for event details and schedules
E-mail: newyork@jewelheart.org
Website: http://www.jewelheart.org/chapters/new_york/newyork.html
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Spiritual Director: Kyabje Gelek Rimpoche  
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 DEEPENING AWARENESS - The Practice of Mindfulness Meditation

Becoming more aware of our thoughts, feelings and sensations through meditation opens the door to understanding the nature of our mind and how it creates our experience. This course is open to all, but is recommended to follow Creating Space: Clarity and Insight through Meditation. This course will be facilitated by Joan Hurley and Dimitri Ehrlich.


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.


Joyful Land Buddhist Centre

Address: 879 Somerset Street West,  Ottawa Ontario K1R 6R6
Tradition: Vajrayana, Je Tsongkapa, New Kadampa Tradition
Phone: (613) 234-4347
E-mail: info@meditateinottawa.org
Website: http://www.meditateinottawa.org
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Teacher: Gen Kelsang Suma  
Spiritual Director: Geshe Kelsang Gyatso  
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Joyful Land Buddhist Centre is a non-profit organization dedicated to serving others.

We offer classes suited to all levels of experience and interest as well as pujas (chanted prayers), day courses, retreats and empowerments.

Our General Program classes are available on a drop-in basis and are suited to everyone including beginners.  Each class in self-contained and includes a talk, guided meditation and time for discussion and questions.  Weekly topics for each class follow the Lamrim teachings as presented by our Spiritual Director, Geshe Kelsang Gyatso.

Our current General Program class schedule is as follows:

Sunday 10:00 - 11:30 am, "Peaceful Mind, Peaceful World"

Tuesday 7:00 - 8:30 pm, "Sagesse Ancienne pour les Temps Modernes"

Thursday 7:00 - 8:30 pm, "Ancient Wisdom for Modern Lives"

Tuesday and Thursday 12:15 - 1:00 pm, Noon hour meditations

Bookshop hours: Monday, Wednesday, Friday 12 - 2 pm, feel free to drop by for tea and browse.


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.


Kī bhāvanā Buddhism

Address: Online Based   Atlanta GA 30260
Tradition: Non-Sectarian
Phone: 4049558433
E-mail: spiderbudda@gmx.com
Website: http://thebuddhist.us
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Spiritual Director: Matthew Willis  Email  (Phone: 4049558433)
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"Kī bhāvanā Buddhism©", Spirit of Buddhism, is a new and interesting look on Buddhism created by C. Matthew Price on the foundation of The Four Noble Truths and other teachings of Buddha, Science and New Age philosophies of the Eastern and Western world ideals.


Kadampa Center

Address: 5412 Etta Burke Court  Raleigh NC 27606
Tradition: Vajrayana, Tibetan, Gelugpa (FPMT)
Affiliation: FPMT
E-mail: info@kadampa-center.org
Website: http://www.kadampa-center.org
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Teacher: Geshe Gelek Chodak  
Spiritual Director: Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche  
Notes and Events:

Silent meditation Sundays 9 a.m.   Dharma talk Sundays 10:30 a.m.   Discovering Buddhism class Mondays 7 p.m.   Basic Program (advanced class) Wednesdays 7 p.m.    See website for additional events.   


Kadampa Meditation Center New Mexico

Address: 8701 Comanche NE  Albuquerque NM 87111
Tradition: Vajrayana, Tibetan, New Kadampa
Affiliation: New Kadampa Tradition - International Kadampa Buddhist Union
Phone: (505) 292 5293
E-mail: info@meditationinnewmexico.org
Website: http://www.meditationinnewmexico.org
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Spiritual Director: Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso  
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Kadampa Meditation Center New Mexico is a Western Buddhist Meditation Temple in Albuquerque. The Center provides meditation classes and teachings in New Mexico, including various locations in Albuquerque, as well as Los Lunas, Las Cruces, Rio Rancho, Gallup and East Mountains. Taught by Westerners, the meditation classes are very easy to understand and apply in our daily lives. The classes are suitable for both beginners and more advanced meditation practitioners.


Kadampa Meditation Center New York City

Address: 127 West 24th Street   New York NY 10011
Tradition: Mahayana
Phone: (212) 924-6706
E-mail: info@meditationinnewyork.org
Website: http://meditationinnewyork.org/
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Located in the heart of Chelsea, Kadampa Meditation Center provides meditation classes and teachings throughout NYC and the greater New York area, includingBrooklynQueensNew Jersey, Upper West and East Sides of Manhattan. The Kadampa Meditation Center, NYC (KMC-NYC) is part of the Kadampa Buddhist Meditation Centers world-wide.


Kadampa Meditation Center Texas

Address: 609 Truman Street.   Arlington TX 76011
Tradition: Mahayana, New Kadampa Tradition/International Kadampa Buddhist Union
Phone: (817) 303-2700
E-mail: info@MeditationInTexas.org
Website: http://www.meditationintexas.org/
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Education Program Coordinator: Eve Miller  Email  (Phone: 817-303-2700)
Main Contact: Kelsang Chogo  Email  (Phone: 817-303-2700)
Teacher: Gen Kelsang Jampa  
Spiritual Director: Geshe Kelsang Gyatso  
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The Texas Kadampa World Peace Temple at KMC Texas has arisen from the pure intention and vision of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso, Founder of the New Kadampa Tradition – International Kadampa Buddhist Union.  The Temple is dedicated to the happiness and freedom from suffering of every living being. It is one of many temples built around the world as part of the International Temples Project.

The current building in Arlington has been renovated under Geshe Kelsang’s guidance into a modern Kadampa Buddhist Temple.

“We hope and pray that in the future similar temples will develop throughout the world, in every major city of every country and dedicate the creation of these temples to world peace and for the happiness of all living beings.”  – Geshe Kelsang Gyatso

Deep spiritual meaning

The symbolic architecture of the Temple and its original art endow it with a tranquil beauty that soothes the mind and has deep spiritual meaning. The Temple is treasured by Kadampa practitioners as a holy object that inspires us to attain inner and outer peace.

“Just looking at the Temple with a happy mind brings inner peace.”  - Geshe Kelsang Gyatso

Visiting the Temple

The Temple is open for tours on Sundays from 12:00 to 1:00 pm. KMC Texas offers a full schedule of Buddhist classes, group meditation and chanted prayers, retreats, special events and day courses.  Everyone welcome!


Kagyu Chögyi Gyaltsen

Address: 2 Roxbury Court   Voorheesville NY 12186
Tradition: Vajrayana, Kagyu
Affiliation: Kagyu Thubten Chöling
Phone: 518-439-2974
E-mail: kcgsangha@gmail.com
Website: http://www.kcgsangha.org
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Main Contact: Dean Hill  Email  (Phone: 518-439-2974)
Spiritual Director: Lama Norlha Rinpoche  
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Kagyu Chögyi Gyaltsen (KCG) is a Tibetan Buddhist meditation and study center located just outside of Albany, New York. KCG is an affiliate of Kagyu Thubten Chöling monastery, and is under the spiritual direction of Lama Norlha Rinpoche

We engage in Tibetan Buddhist practice and study with a special emphasis on the Karma Kagyu and Shangpa lineages of Buddhism. Practices include silent sitting meditation and sadhana practice. Basic Buddhist meditation instruction is offered free of charge. 

In addition to meditation and study, KCG also supports the practice of participants by offering childcare on a monthly basis. Please check the schedule for applicable dates.


Kagyu Samdrup Chödzong

Tradition: Vajrayana, Karma Kagyu Lineage
Affiliation: Kagyu Thubten Chöling Monastery
E-mail: kagyu-samdrup-chodzong@earthlink.net
Website: http://home.earthlink.net/~kagyu-samdrup-chodzong
Spiritual Director: Puntsok Gyaltsen  Email  
Teacher: Puntsok Gyaltsen  
Main Contact: Puntsok Gyaltsen  
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Kagyu Samdrup Chödzong is the Greensboro, North Carolina Dharma center in the tradition of the Karma Kagyu lineage and an affiliate of Kagyu Thubten Chöling Monastery in New York State. 
Kagyu Thubten Chöling Monastery was founded in 1978 by Lama Norlha Rinpoche after he arrived in New York City as Kyabje Dorje Chang Kalu Rinpoches representative and director of his centers in the eastern United States.

The intention of our Dharma Center here in Greensboro, North Carolina is to encourage the practice of teachings and practices of the Kagyu Lineage in creative ways. 

We strive to provide opportunities for students at all levels to accumulate merit and practice mindfulness.  We encourage our students to nourish each other’s practice, and to find new ways to benefit every one.


Kalpa Bhadra Buddhist Center

Address: 1419 North Second Street  Harrisburg 17112
Tradition: Vajrayana, Tibetan
Affiliation: Kadampa Buddhism
Phone: 717 232-2700
E-mail: peace@meditationinpennsylvania.org
Website: www.meditaitoninpennsylvania.org
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Teacher: Kelsang Atisha  
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Introductory Meditation Classes Weekly in various locations - see www.meditationinpennsylvania.org for details.

The Meditation Center offers a full spectrum of meditation classes, daycourses on buddhist wisdom and offers a bookstore with buddhist books and handcrafted items.

Open Wednesday and Friday 6:00pm - 9:00 pm, Sundays 1-4pm. 

 


Kanromon Practice Group

Tradition: Non-Sectarian, Mixed
Phone: (443) 527-3877
E-mail: bdgzendo@mac.com
Website: http://homepage.mac.com/bdgzendo/prison.html
Contact: Chauna Brocht and Gry Esho Gambert  
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A group of Buddhists from a variety of traditions sharing an interest in offering meditation programs in prisons and jails. We meet monthly in Baltimore to share resources and discuss issues pertaining to working with incarcerated people. Volunteer opportunities in local prisons and jails are available through the group.


Karma Kagu Study Group Asheville

Address: 20 Battery Park, 309, Flat Iron Building   Asheville 28801
Tradition: Vajrayana, Karma Triyana Dharmachakra
Phone: 828-231-8049
E-mail: ktc.asheville@gmail.com
Website: http://facebook.com/ktc.asheville
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Monday 7:30-9pm: Introduction/Fundamentals ofBuddhism

Tuesday-Friday noon: 20 minute shinay/shamata

Wednesday 7:30: Chenrezig/Amitaba Sadhana

Thursday: 7:30pm: Medicine Buddha Sadhana


Karma Kagyu Buddhist Meditation Centre of Niagara

Address: email for location.  St. Catheranes Ontario
Tradition: Vajrayana, Tibetan, Karma Kagyu
Affiliation: Karma Sonam Dargye Ling
E-mail: niagara.kagyu@gmail.com
Website: http://www.kagyu.org/kagyulineage/centers/can/can-nia.php
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Founder: Lama Namse Rinpoche  
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Mondays (except holidays)
7:30 p.m.A typical evening will include silent meditation, Tibetan Buddhist teaching, and the Vajrayana practice of Chenrezig, the bodhisattva of compassion. This practice includes mantra chanting, visualization, prayer, and more silent meditation. Please email for location. niagara.kagyu@gmail.com


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