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Shenandoah Zen

Address:   Waynesboro VI 22980
Tradition: Mahayana, Zen
Website: http://www.shenandoahzen.org
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Weekly Zen Meditation in the Shenandoah Valley. Convenient to Waynesboro VA, Staunton VA, Crozet VA


Shield Sangha

Address:   North Bay Ontario P1B 5G3
Tradition: Non-Sectarian
E-mail: info@shieldsangha.org
Website: http://www.shieldsangha.org
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Main Contact: Tim Robertson  Email  (Phone: 705-497-1227)
Notes and Events:

Shield Sangha has been described as the one room schoolhouse of Buddhism because the group includes both people new to Buddhism and longtime meditators. To be notified of our activities, join the Sangha List on our home page.


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.


Shin Buddhist Fellowship of Toledo

Address: 2080 Brookdale Avenue  Toledo OH 43613
Tradition: Mahayana, Pure Land Amitabha
Affiliation: Buddhist Faith Fellowship of Connecticut
Phone: 419530-4516
E-mail: toledo.shinbuddhism@gmail.com
Website: http://buddhistfaith.tripod.com/toledo/
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Main Contact: Susan Purviance  Email  (Phone: 419- 530-4516)
Teacher: Susan Purviance  
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Simple shin practice involving the Three Refuges, homage to Shakyamuni and to Amitabha Buddha and the Great Vow as recorded in the Longer Amitabha Sutra.  Short meditation, with emphasis on chant and the three classic Pure Land Sutras, sharing of the merit.  All practice materials are distributed free to all visitors who may take them home with them.

Dharma talk or most often, questions and answers after practice.  We also honor all texts and a person\'s direct insight into the Buddhadharma.  Everyone is encouraged to deepen their meditation practice.  Beginners and more advanced practitioners welcome at all times.  Occasional outings and sharing of the merit through engaged Buddhism.  Please visit us and our website, and please do not omit sending us a brief message of fellowship and encouragment on the Guest Book page, thank you.

Samadhi of Liberation (Susan Purviance)

First Practice Leader


Shin Buddhist Fellowship of West Hartford

Address: Elmwood Community Center New Britain Avenue, West Hartford CT 06110   CN
Tradition: Mahayana, American Shin Buddhism
Affiliation: North American Shin Buddhist Association
Website: http://shin-westhartford.tripod.com
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Teachers: Lay sangha with various teachers  
Notes and Events:

This group no longer meets in West Hartford but in Middletown. Visit www.bffct.net


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.


Shiwa Center for Peace

Address: 1023 Loyalist Ct   Mt. Pleasant 29464
Tradition: Vajrayana, Tibetan
Phone: 843-971-6095
E-mail: info@shiwacenter.org
Website: http://shiwacenter.org
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Teacher: Bhkang Tulku Rinpoche  
Spiritual Director: Bhkang Tulku Rinpoche  Email  (Phone: 843-971-6095)
Notes and Events:

The key to true peace and happiness in the world lies no further than in our own hearts and minds.

Shiwa, named after the Tibetan word for “peace,” is a non-profit charitable organization, whose purpose is to assist in the development of genuine compassion and wisdom in the world. Shiwa will help to nurture the natural inborn potential for peace and happiness which is present in all of us.

Shiwa provides a non-denominational facility where participants may attend teachings, classes and seminars on a variety of topics related to personal and community development. The facility provides a location for spiritual growth through teachings, meditation and quiet reflection away from the distractions of the everyday world. At Shiwa, our wish is to help all people in realizing and following a path towards unlimited compassion, deep understanding and true happiness.

Most people face a common situation, where there is some level of discontent and a sense of confusion regarding how to find the source of true happiness within the complexity of living in a modern world. The common response is to try to overcome unhappiness by seeking material solutions outside of ourselves. In reality, the key to true peace and happiness for our inner selves, as well as in the world, lies within our own hearts and minds. All human beings contain the potential to generate compassion and gain wisdom, uncovering the true peace and wisdom that lies within. It is simply a matter of cultivating that potential – nurturing it, developing it, and implementing it in our daily lives.

Shiwa offers the opportunity to do focused retreat and receive instruction in spiritual and meditation practices. Spiritual counseling will also be available. The Shiwa Center welcomes all, as we gather to gain access to the great wisdom traditions of the world as well as modern psychology and science.

Shiwa’s founder, Bhakhang Tulku Rinpoche, has been teaching at the Center for Inner Knowing in Atlanta and has also taught in North Carolina and Virginia. He is a Tibetan Lama from Drepung Monastery in India, and is uniquely qualified to provide leadership and advice in the areas of human development and meditation. He also provides a unique perspective on bringing the timeless wisdom of Tibetan Buddhism into the modern world in a manner open and accessible to all, regardless of their religious or personal beliefs. Through participation in the Shiwa Center, people will learn to become their own teachers, and in turn, living examples of peace and compassion.

The core essence of all wisdom traditions is love and compassion. Shiwa opens its doors to teachers from diverse backgrounds and traditions to present their insights and perspectives on development of inner and outer peace. By focusing on the unity and oneness that underlies surface differences, Rinpoche hopes to dissolve divisions and narrow outlooks that often stand in the way of our fullest potential as individuals, as communities, and across the globe.

We live in a time of great opportunity: it is up to us to choose how we wish to spend our lives on this wondrous earth. May Shiwa play its part in infusing us all with peace, compassion, and love for all beings.


Siddhartha Circle

Address:   Boston MA
Tradition: Vajrayana
E-mail: info@siddharthacircle.org
Website: http://www.siddharthacircle.org
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Siddhartha Circle is for meditators and Dharma practitioners interested in gathering weekly as a sangha for meditation practice, study, and discussion of video teachings by Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse Rinpoche and others. All are welcome. Those living at some distance from their root teacher may be especially interested, as will those seeking community for in-depth exploration and support on the Buddhist path.

Wednesday evening meetings in Sherborn, Massachusetts, begin with meditation practice. Video teachings are followed by discussion, questions, and sharing, as members endeavor to help each other live the teachings into their lives between meetings. Meetings close with a shorter meditation to dedicate the merit of our practice.

Our facilitator is a meditation instructor and mindfulness teacher who has been a student of Buddhism for over 35 years and whose teachers include Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse Rinpoche, Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche, Pema Chodron, Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche,Lama Willa Miller, and others.

Siddhartha Circle also offers a Buddhist film series on the second Friday of each month.


Silent Thunder Temple

Address: 136 Jackson NE   Albuquerque NM 87108
Tradition: Non-Sectarian
Affiliation: independent
Phone: 505 265 3112
E-mail: mokurai81@yahoo.com
Website: www. silentthundercenter.org
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Spiritual Director: Master Mokurai  Email  (Phone: 505 265 3112)
Notes and Events:

Silent Thunder Temple is a Buddhist monastery, a center for various Asian disciplines, including several styles of meditation, Tai Chi, martial arts and Qigong.
More information at: www. silentthundercenter.org


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.


Singing Bird Sangha

Address: 3226 N Martin Avenue   Tucson AZ
Tradition: Mahayana, Zen Buddhist Master Thich Nhat Hahn
Affiliation: Community of Mindful Living
Phone: (520) 318-0989
E-mail: jbgraf@msn.com
Website: http://www.yahoogroups.com/SingingBirdSangha
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Main Contact: Julia Graf  Email  (Phone: 520-318-0989)
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Venue 1    Zen Desert Sangha    3226  N Martin Avenue, Tucson AZ.
We meet for silent mediation and walking mediation, a program centered around Thich Nhat Hanh's teachings, and Dharma discussion, every Sunday from 5:00 to 6:30 pm.  Doors open at 4:30.  All are welcome.

Venue 2:   Office of Secretary Robinson   2415 E 6th St, Tucson AZ
We meet for guided and walking mediation and dharma discussion from 6:30 to 7:30 pm the first and third Tuesdays of the month.


Sirimangalo International Monastery & Meditation Centre

Address: 31 Beaucourt Road   Hamilton Ontario L8S 2R1
Tradition: Theravada, Ajaan Tong Sirimangalo
Affiliation: Mahasi Sayadaw
Phone: 905-581-8522
E-mail: sirimangalointl@gmail.com
Website: https://www.sirimangalo.org/
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Main Contact: Sirimangalo International Volunteer Team  Email  
Spiritual Director: Ajaan Tong Sirimangalo  
Teacher: Venerable Yuttadhammo Bhikkhu  
Notes and Events:

Sirimangalo International is a non-profit organization located in Ontario, Canada, dedicated to supporting the practice, study and teaching of Buddhist Insight (Vipassana) Meditation, in the tradition of Ajaan Tong Sirimangalo. The organization was founded by Yuttadhammo Bhikkhu, an ordained disciple of the venerable Ajaan Tong, in order to help facilitate the spread of Vipassana meditation around the world.

We offer residential and online courses in Satipatthana Vipassana meditation. For more information, please see https://www.sirimangalo.org/courses/


Sitting Bull Sangha

Address:   Durham NC
Tradition: Mahayana, Non-Sectarian, Zen Buddhist Master Thich Nhat Hahn
Affiliation: Community of Mindful Living
Website: http://mindfulnessindurham.blogspot.com/p/mindfulness-trainings.html
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Our sangha meets for sitting and/or walking meditation and to discuss Buddhist writings of interest to members.  Our current meeting time is 7 PM to 8:30 PM Mondays at Durham Shambala Center, 733 Rutherford Street, Durham, NC

Contact us and find a map at:  http://mindfulnessindurham.blogspot.com/p/meeting-schedule-and-contact.html


Sitting Frog Zen Center

Address:   Phoenix AZ 85014
Tradition: Non-Sectarian
Affiliation: Zen
Phone: (602) 510-5366
E-mail: sittingfrogzencenter@gmail.com
Website: http://www.sittingfrogzen.org
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Main Contact: Daishin Stephenson Sensei  Email  (Phone: (602) 510-5366)
Spiritual Director: Dogo Barry Graham Sensei  
Notes and Events:

The Sitting Frog Zen Center is an independent, nondenominational Zen Buddhist sangha based in Phoenix, AZ.
Led by Zen master and author Dogo Barry Graham, we offer Zen practice for everyday life.
All those who wish to follow the way of wisdom, compassion and enlightenment are welcome to practice with us.


Six Rings Sangha

Tradition: Mahayana, Soto Zen
E-mail: horst2com@gmail.com
Website: http://www.sixringssangha.org
Contact: Horst de Lorenzi  
Notes and Events:

Six Rings Sangha is practice group of Soto Zen tradition     


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


Sky Lake Lodge

Address: 23 Hillcrest Lane, Rosendale, NY 12472   NY
Tradition: Vajrayana, Shambhala, Tibetan, Kagyu
Affiliation: Shambhala International
E-mail: programs@sky-lake.org
Website: http://www.sky-lake.org
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Teachers: Agness Au, Arawana Hayashi, Steve Clorfeine  
Contact: Rebekka Henriksen, Managing Director  
Spiritual Director: Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche  
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Nestled in a forest of tall cedars and white pines on the northern crest of the Shawangunk Mountains, Sky Lake is a Shambhala contemplative center for meditation, arts and community.  It is part of an international community of meditation centers founded byChögyam Trungpa Rinpoche and now led by his son and lineage holder Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche.

Just two hours north of Manhattan in the Mid-Hudson River Valley, you can walk in our woods, enjoy extraordinary hiking trails at nearby Mohonk Preserve, scale the Gunks or take a stroll around our spring-fed pond. The Lodge has a contemplative, peaceful ambience and is a genuine haven from the rigors of urban life.


Skyclad Zendo

Address: 2001 Brinson Rd  Lutz FL 33558-8367
Tradition: Mahayana, Zen
Phone: 727-215-3794
E-mail: skycladzendo@yahoogroups.com
Website: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/skycladzendo/
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Administrator: Andrew Warnick  
Main Contact: Andrew Warnick  
Teacher: Various  
Notes and Events:

Follow teachings of Toni Packer and Springwater Center. The Skyclad Zendo is a naturist Zen meditation group which follows a non-traditional approach of open inquiry through awareness, mindfulness and attention. We meet every Sunday morning for two hours of zazen au naturel, from 10 A.M. to noon in the yoga room at Paradise Lakes Resort, 2001 Brinson Rd., Lutz, FL 33558-8367. We also offer seven-day silent meditation retreats with various teachers.


Soka Gakkai International- Kansas City

Address: 1804 Broadway  Kansas City 64108
Tradition: Mahayana, Nichiren
Affiliation: SGI-USA
Phone: 816-474-7973
Website: http://www.sgi-kc.org
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SGI Kansas City Heartland Region is a division of Soka Gakkai International-USA. We are an international lay Buddhist organization practicing Nichiren Buddhism. SGI has over 12 million members world wide in 192 countries and territories. It is by far the fastest growing buddhist practice in the United States. Our Kansas City Community Center serves a large area. Every Monday and Thursday evening at 7 PM we hold an introductory meeting. This is the perfect opportunity for someone who is just curious about buddhism to come and ask questions in a welcoming environment. The majority of the area members gather here on the first Sunday of the month for Word Peace Prayer at 9 AM or 11 AM. You never have to be a member to attend. These and all SGI meetings are always open to the public. The curious are encouraged to attend.


SokukoJi Buddhist Community

Address: 33 Anderson Court (meditation center) 25404 M-78 Bellevue, Mi 49021 (mailing address)  Battle Creek MI 49015
Tradition: Mahayana, Soto Zen Buddhist and Shambhala
Affiliation: Lineage of Kobun Chino Roshi
Phone: 517-852-4198
E-mail: robertbrown43@gmail.com
Website: http://www.sokukoji.org
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Spiritual Director: Sokuzan Robert Brown  Email  (Phone: 517-852-4198)
Notes and Events:

All meditation traditions are welcome.  Please go to our website at www.sokukoji.org for more info about our activities and scheduled practice times/retreats/activities.


Songtsen Gampo Buddhist Center of Cleveland

Address: 14023 Madison Ave.   Lakewood 44102
Tradition: Vajrayana, Jigme Khyentse Rinpoche
Affiliation: http://www.songtsen.org/
Phone: (216) 471-8840
E-mail: palmo@sgbcc.org
Website: http://www.sgbcc.org
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Teacher: Ani Palmo Rybicki  
Notes and Events:

Songtsen Gampo Buddhist Center of Cleveland was established as a nonprofit organization in 2008 under our Spiritual Directors Tulku Pema Wangyal Rinpoche and Jigme Khyentse Rinpoche.

Buddhist nun Ani Palmo, our Resident Teacher and Director of Songtsen Gampo Buddhist Center, is a native Clevelander who has been teaching courses in Buddhism and Meditation in the Greater Cleveland area since 2003.

We provide instruction in Buddhist meditation and philosophy in a way that is applicable to both non-Buddhists and Buddhists alike. The Center also serves as the focal point for forming a true spiritual community where we support one another in our practice and benefit the larger community as well.

Join us for classes, events, and weekly meditation!


Songtsen Gampo Buddhist Center of Cleveland

Address: 3546 W. 98th Street   Cleveland OH 44102
Tradition: Vajrayana, Jigme Khentse Rinpoche
Affiliation: Songtsen Gampo
Phone: 216-320-9589
E-mail: palmo@sgbcc.org
Website: http://www.sgbcc.org
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Spiritual Director: Ani Palmo Rybicki  Email  (Phone: 216-320-9589)
Notes and Events:

Songtsen Gampo Buddhist Center of Cleveland was established as a nonprofit organization in 2008 under our Spiritual Directors Tulku Pema Wangyal Rinpoche and Jigme Khyentse Rinpoche.

Buddhist nun Ani Palmo, our Resident Teacher and Director of Songtsen Gampo Buddhist Center, is a native Clevelander who has been teaching courses in Buddhism and Meditation in the Greater Cleveland area since 2003.

We provide instruction in Buddhist meditation and philosophy in a way that is applicable to both non-Buddhists and Buddhists alike. The Center also serves as the focal point for forming a true spiritual community where we support one another in our practice and benefit the larger community as well.


Songtsen Gampo Buddhist Center of Cleveland

Address: 14023 Madison Ave.   Lakewood 44107
Tradition: Vajrayana, Nyingma
Phone: 216-471-8840
Website: http://www.BuddhistCleveland.org
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Teacher: Ani Palmo Rybicki  
Notes and Events:

Songtsen Gampo Buddhist Center aims to create a more peaceful, loving, and kind world through providing opportunities for people of all faiths to access the Buddha's teachings. It is essential to understand one’s own mind in order to have peace within and without. This begins with simple things like meditation and studying the teachings on the nature of reality.  We offer instruction in meditation and philosophy, Lama visits, workshops, retreats, Buddhist practice, and programs for all ages.  We are passionate about providing the opportunity for all—Buddhist and non-Buddhist alike—to discover the importance of wisdom and compassion in their own lives.

We are the most active Buddhist group in the Greater Cleveland area, and the only one offering regular programs for children and families. In addition, our resident teacher, Buddhist nun Ani Palmo Rybicki, is one of the most highly trained Buddhist teachers in the country, having completed over seven years in retreat and studied Buddhism for more than 30 years. She is careful to present authentic teachings and does so with clarity and humour. The Dalai Lama often says, “My religion is kindness,” and our deepest wish is to bring this kindness into the world and to help others do the same.


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.


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