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Tendai Buddhist Institute

Address: 1525 State Route 295  East Chatham NY
Tradition: Mahayana, Tendai-Shu New York Betsu-in
Affiliation: Tendai
Phone: 518-392-7963
E-mail: info [at] tendai.us
Website: http://www.tendai.org
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The Tendai Buddhist Institute is home to the Tendai-Shu New York Betsuin, the Karuna Tendai Dharma Center and Juinzan Tendai-ji. The Karuna Tendai Dharma Center has branch sanghas located in:

In 2001, the central authority of Tendai Buddhism in Japan designated Karuna Tendai Dharma Center the Tendai-shu New York Betsuin, a branch of Enryakuji, the head Tendai temple on Mt. Hiei, in Japan. The head priest in Canaan, NY, Monshin Paul Naamon was designated the Jushoku (abbot) of the temple. His wife, Shumon Tamami Naamon, who also received ordination in Japan, was appointed Managing Director. The Betsuin (branch) designation authorizes us to teach and train people for ordination and to represent Tendai Buddhism in the West.


Tendai Jiko-ji Temple

Address: 504 Fayne Lane  Redondo Beach CA 90277
Tradition: Mahayana, Vajrayana, Tendai
E-mail: jion@tendai-lotus.org
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Spiritual Director: Rev. Jion Prosser  Email  
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Established in the early 1980's as a Tendai Buddhist outreach temple by Archbishop Jiko Kohno, spiritual director of the Osaka Jiko-ji temple and author of the book, Right View, Right Life; Insights of a Woman Buddhist Priest. 


Tennessee Buddhist Vihara

Address: 4901 Ross Road   Memphis TE TN 38141
Tradition: Theravada, Buddhist Tradition from Sri Lanka
Phone: 901-438-0579
E-mail: dhammafriends@ymail.com
Website: http://www.tnbvihara.org
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Spiritual Director: Bhante Rahula  Email  (Phone: 901-438-0579)
Main Contact: Bhante Rahula  
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Tennessee Buddhist Vihara offers Insight (Vipassana) meditation and guidance to the practice of the noble teaching of the Buddha. The Vihara is open to anyone, and those who would like to enjoy the noble teaching of the Buddha.


Tenzin Gyatso Institute

Address: P.O. Box 239   Berne NY 12023
Tradition: Vajrayana
Affiliation: Rigpa US, Rigpa International
Phone: (518) 872-1250
E-mail: info@tenzingyatsoinstitute.org
Website: http://www.tenzingyatsoinstitute.org
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Executive Director: David Rand  (Phone: (518) 872-1250)
Spiritual Director: Sogyal Rinpoche  
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The Tenzin Gyatso Institute, named after His Holiness, the 14th Dalai Lama, has been founded in homage to his vision and achievements. Its aim is to advance, explore, and put into action the values and principles that the Dalai Lama holds closest to his heart.

The founder of the Tenzin Gyatso Institute is Tibetan Buddhist teacher Sogyal Rinpoche, author of the ground-breaking The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying. The Tenzin Gyatso Institute is the realization of Sogyal Rinpoches lifelong wish to make a lasting contribution to His Holiness work and to help safeguard it over the years to come, by promoting education, preservation of an endangered culture, and human values.


Tergar Boston

Address: 70 Pacific St.  Cambridge MA 02139
Tradition: Mahayana, Vajrayana, Karma Kagyu
Affiliation: Tergar International
E-mail: Boston@Tergar.org
Website: http://www.Tergar.org
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Spiritual Director: Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche  
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Tergar Boston

Under the guidance of Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche, Tergar Boston holds a weekly meditation group on the campus of MIT, in addition to periodic retreats, seminars, and classes on meditation and Buddhist practice. We also host occasional visits by Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche and other meditation teachers. Please Join Us!

Our weekly meditation group is free and open to all. If you are new to meditation and would like to learn more, or if you are a seasoned practitioner and would like to deepen your practice, please join us as we explore the practice of mindfulness. Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche\\\'s approach to meditation focuses on working with the challenges of day-to-day life to create a peaceful mind and open heart. Our meditation group includes short presentations on the basics of meditation practice, guided meditations, and group discussion. Feel free to drop in anytime!

When: Every Sunday morning, 10-11:30am
Where: Seminar Room, MIT Residence Hall - 70 Pacific St. Cambridge MA, 02139 (enter through the side entrance on the right of the building, seminar room is located immediately to the right upon entrance)
Cost: Free!
Contact: boston@tergar.org


Tergar International

Address: Tergar International 810 S. 1st St., Suite 200   Minneapolis 55343
Tradition: Vajrayana
Phone: (952) 232-0633
E-mail: info@tergar.org
Website: http://www.tergar.org
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Co-Director: Edwin Kelly  Email  (Phone: 952-405-8597)
Main Contact: Cortland Dahl  Email  (Phone: 952-236-7278)
Teacher: Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche  
Instructor: Myonshin Kelly  Email  (Phone: 952-405-8597)
Spiritual Director: Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche  Email  (Phone: (952) 232-0633)
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Tergar Meditation Community

Under the guidance of Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche, a well-known Tibetan Buddhist meditation master and best-selling author, the Tergar community of meditation centers offers weekly meditation and study groups, as well as regular seminars on meditation and the core principles of the Buddhist path.


Tergar Meditation Community

Address: 706 N. 1st St., Suite 112   Minneapolis MN 55401
Tradition: Vajrayana, Kagyu and Nyingma Lineages
Phone: (612) 460-8837
E-mail: info@tergar.org
Website: http://www.tergar.org
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Main Contact: John Wheeler  Email  (Phone: (612) 460-8837)
Teacher: Edwin and Myoshin Kelley  
Spiritual Director: Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche  
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Under the guidance of Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche, the Tergar Meditation Center holds a weekly drop-in meditation group, as well as periodic retreats, workshops, and classes on meditation and Tibetan Buddhism.


Tergar Meditation Group of Portland

Address: PO Box 24  Gresham OR 97030
Tradition: Mahayana, Vajrayana, Kagyu
Affiliation: Tergar International
Phone: (503)341-7776
E-mail: portland@tergar.org
Website: http://www.tergar.org/portland
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Spiritual Director: Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche  
Coordinator: Lyle McQueen-Smith  Email  (Phone: (503)936-2049)
Main Contact: Diane McQueen-Smith  Email  (Phone: (503)341-7776)
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Tergar Meditation Group of Portland 

Under the guidance of Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche, the Tergar Meditation Center of Portland holds regular teachings and community events in and around Portland, Oregon. As a community of friends exploring the practice of meditation, we gather regularly to practice and study, and host yearly visits by Mingyur Rinpoche. We also offer retreats and seminars on the practice of meditation and the fundamentals of Buddhist practice. 

Mingyur Rinpoches approach to meditation focuses on the practice of mindfulness, which unlocks the door to a calm mind, compassionate heart and insight into the challenges of day-to-day life. Rinpoche’s teachings emphasize universal principles that are of profound benefit to people of all faiths and belief systems. Whether you are new to meditation or a seasoned practitioner wanting to deepen your practice, please join us.

Meditation Group Details

Our group meets at SomaSpace located at 4050 NE Broadway in the Hollywood District of Portland from 1:00 pm to 3:15 pm on the second and fourth Sundays of each month.  During our time together, we practice silent and guided meditations, watch DVD teachings by Mingyur Rinpoche, and engage in conversation that supports one another in applying the teachings to our lives.  Our bi-monthly group meetings are free and open to everyone. 


Tergar Meditation Group of Tucson

Address: PO Box 292   Sonoita 85637
Tradition: Mahayana, Vajrayana, Non-Sectarian, Kagyu
Affiliation: Tergar International
Phone: 520.455.9222
E-mail: tucson@tergar.org
Website: http://www.tergar.org/tucson/
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Main Contact: Jonelle Kearney  Email  (Phone: 520.455.9222)
Spiritual Director: Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche  
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Under the guidance of Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche, Tergar Meditation Group of Tucson holds monthly Mindfulness Meditation sessions in downtown Tucsons historic Armory Park neighborhod. In addition, we will host periodic retreats, seminars, and classes on meditation and Buddhist practice. Please feel free to join us!

MINDFULNESS MEDITATION: Our monthly mindfulness meditation sessions are free and open to all. If you are new to meditation and would like to learn more, or if you are a seasoned practitioner and would like to deepen your practice, please join us as we explore the practice of mindfulness. Yongey Mingyur Rinpoches approach to meditation focuses on working with the challenges of day-to-day life to create a peaceful mind and open heart. Our meditation sessions include short presentations on the basics of meditation, guided meditations, and group discussion. Feel free to drop in anytime.


Texarkana Buddhist Alliance

Address: 1002 West lawn Drive   Texarkana TX 75501
Tradition: Non-Sectarian
Affiliation: Buddha Joy Meditation School
Website: https://bowiecountybuddhistalliance.wordpress.com/schedule-12-2014-to-4-2015/
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Teacher: Patricia Snodgrass  
Spiritual Director: Patricia Snodgrass  Email  
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We are a NON sectarian fellowship who embrace Buddha’s teachings. Our mission is to build a thriving community of enthusiastic good hearted and sincere Dharma practitioners, as well as seekers who are interested learning more about Buddha and his teachings.

We also welcome those who are interested in learning how to meditate in order to relieve stress, Depression and Anxiety, Post Partum Depression and PTSD.


The Blue Dragonfly Zen Center

Address: 7502 Dixie Hwy. Florence KY. 41042   Florence KY 41042
Tradition: Mahayana, Zen Master Dae Gak
Affiliation: Furnace Mountain Zen Temple.
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Teacher: Shifu Tiger Bodhisattva  
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At "Furnace Mountain" & "The Blue Dragonfly Zen Center". 
 
Zazen is the practice of attending to experience as it presents itself, with and as the whole Mind, Body, Sprit. While the mind may wander off into thoughts of the past, interpretations of the present, and speculations concerning the future, the body is always right here and right now. Thus, Zazen begins with the body practicing an upright and attentive posture.
 
 The main point of Zazen posture is to attend, and not to merely take on or force the body into a particular position in order to look or feel "holy" or "like a Buddha". Dogen Zenji says in the Fukanzazengi: How Everyone Can Sit, "You cannot fabricate Buddha through sitting or lying down". You take a strong, stable, and open posture to practice, to open to your actual experience, to understand yourself, to enter and manifest your true nature, and realize yourself as Buddha. Making a "big deal" out of it by taking a difficult posture or romanticizing or dreaming it is all unnecessary.
 
 The bodily posture should be balanced, grounded, and open. The full lotus (kekka-fuza), or half lotus (hanka-fuza) are optimal for this posture of an aware bodymindspirt and so you could experiment with those first but sitting in a char is no big deal.

 Sit on the front edge of a zafu (round meditation cushion) or any thick and firm cushion that you might have at hand; if you sit too far back you will put too much pressure on the back of the thighs and cut off circulation. Rest the knees on a zabuton (flat padded mat) or blanket so that the knees and buttocks form a tripod of support for the upper body. Lift up one ankle with the hands and pull it up onto the thigh of the opposite leg; the line of the toes should align with the outside line of the thigh. It really doesn\\\'t matter very much which leg is uppermost. Allow the foot to rest in the hollow of the thigh and then try to bring the other foot up to the same position on the other thigh. Bring the feet in as close as is possible. This is the full lotus posture or padma asana. If this is uncomfortable, then bring up only one foot and tuck the other underneath the leg. This is the half lotus.

 You will probably experience some discomfort after holding this posture for a while. Stop "holding it" and just sit with it. The idea of the discomfort is much worse than the actual sensations. As you continue to practice, the body will settle into the posture, ligaments will become more flexible, tension held in the hips, thighs and calves will release, and the posture will become not only comfortable but will have a steady, joyous quality. Basic stretching exercises will be helpful in alleviating undue stress on the muscles and increasing flexibility. Sit in the posture at any opportunity: to read, listen to music, and so on.

 If neither the full or half-lotus postures are not suitable as yet, you can simply take the "Burmese" or agura posture in which the knees contact the zabuton and one ankle is placed in front of the other. If this is not suitable, sit in seiza (a formal kneeling posture) on the zafu with the knees spread and the big toes of each foot in contact, left over right, behind the zafu. Again, keep the knees about four fists apart so that there is a grounded quality to the posture.


 If you have severe back or knee problems you may certainly also use a chair or stool; in this case sit well away from the back of the chair with the feet flat on the ground. If you are very ill, you may practice by lying on your back with your hands over the hara in the shashu mudra, the right hand folded to form a fist with the left hand placed over the right, the left thumb tucked into the fist.

 The hands can also help us to practice zazen. Put the right hand palm up so that the wrist is resting on the right thigh, and, if you are in the full-lotus posture, the backs of the knuckles are on the upturned heel of the foot. In Burmese or agura posture the backs of the wrists should rest on the upper inner thighs. Place the left hand so that the knuckles fit behind the knuckles of the right. Bring the blades of the hands in against the tanden (the area of the lower belly four finger widths below the navel) and allow the thumbs to touch lightly in a natural arch above the palms.


 This is the hokkai-join, or dharmadhatu-mudra which means the "gesture of reality". The mudra will help you to notice how you are. We should be aware of whatever mental state arises as it arises; however, if we were able to do this completely, we wouldn\\\'t need to start with feeling the breath. Mental states and bodily states arise together as bodymind is not separate. Therefore, bodily states can remind us to recognize our mental state. If mindfulness dulls, the hands will slide forward and the thumbs will drop. If your practice is judgmental and goal-oriented, the thumbs will press against each other tensely. A stable and open bodily posture is a manifestation of a stable and open mental posture.

 Now open the shoulder blades and any tension being held in the shoulders. Straighten the head and draw the chin back slightly. Exhale and bow forward from the hips toward the wall, keeping the body aligned. Slowly straighten again while inhaling. You should find that the pelvic area has thrust forward slightly and that there is a very slight concave to the lower back. This will support your back. You do not need to tense your shoulders or try to somehow hold yourself straight with your chest. When your posture is aligned correctly in this way, the upper part of the body should feel almost weightless and the lower part extremely grounded and settled.

 Exhale deeply through the mouth and place the tongue against the palate, with the lips and teeth now closed. This will create a slight vacuum in the mouth and so the gathering of saliva in the mouth will be decreased.

 Place the eye gaze about one-third up from the bottom of the wall to your own height and allow a soft gaze; that is to say, do not stare or focus on the wall, but let the gaze fall "through" the wall and be open to peripheral vision. Do not keep the eyes wide open, or you will be easily distracted. Do not close the eyes or you will be scattered in the random hypnogogic colours and images that arise, or you will become dull and sleepy.

 The body is the mirror of the present moment.
In this posture, just sit.

 The purpose of the breath, Like thoughts, the breath comes and goes. If anger arises, the breath becomes angry. If sadness arises, the breath sighs. If your practice is tense, the breath is tense. Attend to the rising and falling movements of the lower belly as the breath fills and releases. Each breath is fresh, new - you have never breathed this breath before. The breath is a touchstone through which you can bring body and mind together in the same time: here, now.

 Just feeling the breath itself, abandon notions of the breath. Don\\\'t even "watch" or "follow" the breathing. Just feel this breath. When you wander into discursiveness and get lost in thoughts, return to just this breath. When mindfulness darkens or sinks, return to just this breath. Practice free from struggle. Don\\\'t tense the belly around the breath to make sure you are watching it and thus take on the stance of a "watcher". Don\\\'t try to manufacture deep, calm breaths. Just breathe as you breathe. With this breath, you enter into your life.

 The breath is a mirror of the mind. In this posture of breath, just sit.

 The Propose of the mind.
As you sit, the mind takes on various postures or stances. It crosses its arms and tries to just wait things out. It twiddles its thumbs. It fidgets and scratches and wriggles. It flails its arms, shakes its fists, and screams. It crouches and slumps among its old memories, its favorite old movies and songs, as random chattering. It bloats with pride at having been "watching the breath" so clearly. On and on and on.

 The mind defines itself as "this" as opposed to "that". It agrees or disagrees. It tells itself stories about itself over and over to try to prove to itself that it is real. It takes a point of view and then confuses that viewpoint with what is seen and so blinds itself to seeing clearly. And on and on and on.

 The mind is the mirror in which experiences arise and present themselves within Awareness.

 Breathing in, breathing out, just breath natural settle in & sit.
 Overview;
Sit on a zafu or cushion facing each other, If you use a timer or a clock, place it out of sight and forget about it until thirty minutes are up.

 Straighten and align your posture: ears over the shoulders, nose over the navel. Release the shoulders. Knees should be flat on the mat or floor so that together with the buttocks a firm base of support is formed. Place the hands left over right in the lap with the inner edges of the hands against the belly. Rest the wrists and allow the thumbs to touch lightly.

 Exhale and bow forward from the hips, keeping the back straight. Pause.

 Inhale and straighten. Rest back from the hips lightly and exhale, placing the tongue against the hard palate. Keep the chin tucked in slightly. Eye gaze is soft, half-open, and directed downwards slightly.

 Sit. Feel the movement of the breath together with the tanden (lower belly). Don\\\'t arrange the breath. Just breathe the breath.

 When you become lost in thinking, sleeping, hearing, seeing, itching, or anything at all, just notice that and bring yourself back to present experience through feeling this breath.

 Practice yourself and others as you actually are, right now.
May you be Peaceful, Well & Content.
Amitaba x108
– Abbot, Tiger Bodhisattva.
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_/\\\\_


The Chenrezig Project

Address: 21616 Yeager Road   Monroe WA 98272
Tradition: Mahayana, Rime (With Gelugpa roots)
Phone: 206 707-9944
E-mail: info@chenrezigproject.org
Website: http://www.chenrezigproject.org
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Main Contact: Mark Winwood  Email  (Phone: 206 707-9944)
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The Chenrezig Project is a Buddhist study/practice group in Snohomish County, WA, with a national online teaching presence, under the guidance of Buddhist teacher Mark Winwood.

We take our name in recognition of Chenrezig, the Tibetan Buddhist representation (and emanation) of perfect compassion. We are committed to using the aspects of householder life — home, workplace, the intimacy of committed relationship, the challenges of health and aging — as our areas of work. Our teachings and practices follow the Tibetan tradition and are illuminated by the American experience, respectful of all the teachings and schools of Buddhism.

We are dedicated to developing the good heart by cultivating wisdom and compassion through our studies and practices. At the core of our work is the cultivation of the wise and spacious quality known as “bodhicitta” — the deep, altruistic intention to realize genuine wisdom and compassion in ourselves in order to best help beings everywhere do the same.

We study teachings and practices both directly and indirectly sourced from Lama Tsongkhapa’s Lam-rim Chen-mo, the foundational 15th century text of teachings and practices of the path to enlightenment.

We gather regularly for teachings and/or meditations on Thursday evenings in Monroe (WA), as well as on our online (Skype) “Dharma Bridge” on Wednesdays.

All are welcome to come and benefit from exposure to this wonderful curriculum, regardless of experience or familiarity with Buddhism. Our gatherings are informative, friendly, supportive and practical. All are invited.


The Compassion Network

Address:   Seattle WA 98178
Tradition: Mahayana
Phone: 253-886-6251
E-mail: Hi@TheCompassionNetwork.org
Website: http://www.TheCompassionNetwork.org
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The Compassion Network is a small Buddhist nonprofit with a big wish to benefit all beings. We cultivate Buddhist initiatives in the West that include: translating Mahayana Buddhist canonical texts from Chinese to English, collaborating in intrafaith and interfaith endeavours, and sharing the teachings of the Buddha through its websites.


The Dharma Centre of Canada

Address: 1886 Galway Road.   Kinmount Ontario K0M 2A0
Tradition: Non-Sectarian
Phone: (866) 266-0966
Fax: (715) 488-2215
E-mail: adminoffice@dharmacentre.org
Website: http://www.dharmacentre.org
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MS: Mala Sikka  Email  
Teacher: Terry Hagan  
Spiritual Director: Namgyal Rinpoche  
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Founded by the Venerable Namgyal Rinpoche in 1966, the Dharma Centre of Canada is an extended community Which maintains a study and meditation facility north of Toronto.

By deeply engaging diverse spiritual traditions We offer teachings and experiences pointing towards transcendence. With contemplation as our ground We explore the arts, sciences and everyday life as integral to unfoldment. In the spirit of generosity our members share their unique gifts and the fruits of meditation in service to others. We endeavour to create opportunities to express the clarity, humour, and dignity Which arise from a calm and alert state of mind.

From renowned spiritual leaders to eminent scientists, the Dharma Centre hosts inspiring teachers from a broad spectrum of religious and secular paths. In this Wholesome environment one can receive meditation instruction, participate in programs, or craft one’s own journey.

Our forested property invites the visitor to appreciate the uplifting beauty and Wildness of the natural World. Here there are manifold opportunities for persons Who Wish to contribute their talents and skills towards creating a future of sustainable interdependence. The Dharma Centre is a Welcoming setting for refuge and realization.

Upcoming programs include:


The Easier Softer Way

Address: 11417 Washington Place   Los Angeles CA 90066
Tradition: Mahayana
Phone: 4158585586
E-mail: love@theeasiersofterway.com
Website: http://TheEasierSofterWay.com
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Spiritual Director: Matthew Sockolov  Email  (Phone: (415) 858-5586)
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The Easier Softer Way is a Buddhist community of recovering alcoholics and addicts.

We use the Buddhas teachings and the power of meditation and compassion to enhance our lives.


The Laughing Buddha Sangha

Address: 2046 Fourteenth Street   Santa Monica CA 90405
Tradition: Theravada, Sri Lanka Amarapura Nikaya
Affiliation: Dharma Vijaya Vihara Los Angeles
Phone: 310-450-2268
E-mail: AkasaLeviZZ@msn.com
Website: http;//www.zentrance.com
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Spiritual Director: Akasa Levi  Email  (Phone: 310-450-2268)
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The LAUGHING BUDDHA SANGHA offers a very eclectic - Inquiry into Self practice - combining the calm observation approach of traditional Vipassana Mindfulness with the crazy wisdom irrationality of Zen Non-Duality which short-circuits the obsessive self-absorbed, self-identified mind.

Newcomers: Beginners very welcome! You will be very patiently guided. Newcomers are asked to please inquire first by phone to see if this group is possibly even for you. This sitting group encourages highly inquisitive, unflappable people with a natural, deep love of learning – who relish the abstract, and even the absurd - with a genuine taste for the indefinable existential stuff.

Experienced Meditators who are seeking a much deeper questioning into Self - and a de-mystifying, open-minded, caring conversation into Wisdom, Empathy and Spiritual Reality in our Western life-style + some poetry and laughing! Our practice is informed by traditional Theravada Buddha Dharma for clarity of view.

"BUDDHA: The JOYOUS ICONOCLAST" Study Series – offers a much more outside-the-box-Buddhism! Heart-filled heresy for a more maverick spirited inner-quest – for nourishing an iconoclast intelligence and compassionate critical thinking with a caring heart – thru some refreshing, risky, even radical spiritual considerations of Reality by developing a Dharma informed mind.

The Open Meditation Class is 7:30 - 9:30 PM, Monday Evenings and Includes: Guided Instruction - a 35 minute Silent Meditation - Dharma text study with Q&A dialogue - Metta-style Loving-Kindness Meditation with sacred poetry to conclude. The Core Study Group meets with Akasa on Tuesday evening, The Zen-Men Group on Thursdays. Sangha Shabat one Friday evening a month. Please Phone for Details. 

Akasa Levi was one of the few Americans of the counter-culture generation that lived a decade in Asia during the 70s, to be directly with the last living spiritual teachers of the pre-global era. He was a Buddhist forest monk for six years - trained and ordained into the Theravada monastic lineage by the revered Maha Nayake Ananda Maitreya of Sri Lanka. Originally a Vajrayana initiate of Lama Thubten Yeshe and Zopa Rinpoche at Kopan, Nepal - and later, a Vipassana student of S.N. Goenka and Anagarika Munindra in Bodhgaya, India - and practicing Non-Duality Advaita in satsang with Nisargadatta Maharaj in Bombay. Akasa is a Bodhi-Acharya lineage-holder of the Theravada teaching-transmission. He is known for his spontaneity and wry unpredictable humor.

For more information email Akasa at AkasaLeviZZ@msn.com, call 310-450-2268.

You can also visit his webpage at http://zentrance.com
 


The Middle Path Group of Tulsa

Address: 5840 S. Memorial Dr., Suite 305   Tulsa OK 74145-9082
Tradition: Non-Sectarian
Affiliation: St. Johns Center for Spiritual Formation
Phone: 918-833-2881
E-mail: dbeach4@cox.net
Website: http://www.middlepathtulsa.com
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Main Contact: David Beach  Email  (Phone: 918-833-2881)
Spiritual Director: David Beach  Email  (Phone: 918-833-2881)
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The Middle Path Group of Tulsa meets weekly for the benefit of meditation and inspiration.

Exploration of non-sectarian, Buddhist teachings and philosophy serve as our guideline for developing a personal practice of meditation and mindfulness.

Middle Path is an open group and welcomes people from all racial, ethnic, economic, sexual, social, political, religious and non-religious backgrounds and preferences. There is never a "conversion" agenda.

Who you are is up to you. We offer a Path for being it fully.


The Mindfulness Center

Address: 212 N. Chestnut Street.   Chaska MN 55318
Tradition: Theravada,
Affiliation: TripleGem Of The North
Phone: 6122164854
E-mail: meditation@triplegem.org
Website: http://www.triplegem.org
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Member: Ray  (Phone: 612 760 3996)
Main Contact: Bhante Sathi  (Phone: 6122164854)
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The Mindfulness Center serves the communities of the Southwest Metro Area of Minneapolis. Open to all who seek to live in deeper harmony with life through mindful living, the Center is dedicated to serving all who seek to improve their health and well-being -- physical, mental, and spiritual -- through the practice of meditation and mindfulness practices, well being classes, mindfulness retreats, classes in Buddhist philosophy, and Buddhist counseling. The Center serves as an oasis of quiet peace and loving kindness in the heart of the community, a place where anyone can come to meditate and rest in a refuge of peace and compassion amidst the hectic pace of our lives.

The Center also serves as a monks‘ residence, facilitating the daily availability of monks offering classes, retreats, teachings, meditations and counseling.

*Open Meditation Sessions
*Weekly Group Meditation
*Personalized Meditation Instruction
*Mindfulness Workshops
*Yoga Classes
*Meditation Retreats
*Buddhist Courses and Talks
*Book Discussions
*Guest Teacher Visits and Retreat.


The Mindfulness Meditation Institute

Address:   Raleigh NC 27605
Tradition: Non-Sectarian
Phone: (919) 803-3517
E-mail: Charles@MindfulnessMeditationInstitute.org
Website: http://www.mindfulnessmeditationinstitute.org
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Main Contact: Charles A. Francis  Email  (Phone: (919) 803-3517)
Spiritual Director: Charles A. Francis  Email  (Phone: (919) 803-3517)
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Mindfulness Meditation Meeting

Find out how to get the most from your meditation practice at our new meditation meeting every Monday evening. There will be basic and intermediate level instruction, discussion, and meditation. You will learn how to:
  • Heal and transform the wounds from your past
  • Enhance your spiritual development
  • Realize true inner peace and serenity

It is ideal for both beginners and experienced meditators. The group is non-faith based, and no meditation experience is necessary. There is no admission charge. Everyone is welcome!

Where:

The Healing Place of Wake County
1251 Goode Street Raleigh, NC 27603

When:

Every Monday from 8:00pm to 9:15pm. For more information, visit:

http://www.mindfulnessmeditationinstitute.org/current-events/


The Nebraska Buddhist Association, Inc

Address: 724 W. 12th Street   Grand Island, Nebraska NE 68801
Tradition: Theravada
Phone: 619 985-6784
E-mail: khyo80@yahoo.com
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Main Contact: Ajahn Khyo  (Phone: 619 985-6784)
Spiritual Director: Ajahn Khyo  (Phone: 619 985-6784)
Notes and Events:

We are a fairly small, but thriving Laotian Buddhist community.  We celebrate both Buddhist and Laotian holidays with chanting (Pali and Laotian), meditation, and activities such as Dak Baht.  From time to time we sponsor day-long meditation retreats.

We have a growing number of practitioners of European ethnicities, as well as some Thai folks.

All are welcome at Wat Buddha Metta Phaaphayaram, our temple at 724 W. 12th Street, in Grand Island, Nebraska.


The Open Circle

Address: Windsong Dojo Innerspace 2201 W I-44 Service Rd.   Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Tradition: Theravada
Phone: 405-478-8407
Fax: 405-478-8407
E-mail: arprob@flash.net
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Teacher: Arpita Brown  
Notes and Events:

Meets each Tuesday evening at 7:15, The Open Circle includes sitting and walking meditation and an informal discussion on Dharma. A study group is held once per month focusing on an aspect of Buddhadharma.

Arpita Brown has been  practicing Vipassana meditation since 1983 and has completed the Community Dharma leaders program at Spirit Rock in 2003. She is currently  Vice president of The Saranaloka Foundation. www.saranaloka.org. an organization working for the establishment of a female monastic training center in America and facilitating the teaching in America  of the nuns from Amaravati Monastery in England.  


The Organ for the Universal Buddhist League

Address: 2905 SW 16th Street.  Ocala, Florida 34474
Tradition: Mahayana, Japanese Pure Land and Esoteric Buddhism
Phone: 1-352-237-0793
E-mail: stusmith@embarqmail.com
Website: http://www.organubl.wordpress.com
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Main Contact: Stuart Smith  Email  (Phone: 1-352-237-0793)
Teacher: Toshiyori  
Spiritual Director: Tyuzi Hasimoto (deceased)  
Notes and Events:

The Organ for the Universal Buddhist League is a contiinuation of Rev. Tyuzi Hasimoto\'s free publication in blog form.  It aims at dissemination of Mahayana Dharma teachings, especially those of Rev. Hasimotos sect (Jodo Shinshu), and of my own (Shingon Shu).  The instruction is mostly of an introductory nature, but questions from interested readers are welcomed.  Effort is made to show the relevance of the Buddhadharma in contemporary affairs.  Finally, the author practices Kaji-Reki healing and offers his help without charge.  Any free-will offerings will be donated to the forthcoming Shingonji Temple of Alhambra, CA.  


The Sugatagarbha Translation Group

Address:  
Tradition: Vajrayana, Rimey
E-mail: SugatagarbhaTranslations@gmail.com
Website: http://www.buddha-nature.com
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Main Contact: Erick Tsiknopoulos  Email  
Notes and Events:

Buddhist translation group dedicated to translating Tibetan Buddhist texts into English. Classes in Tibetan language and translation theory and practice are available. Please see www.Buddha-Nature.com for more information, and to view some of the translations of the Sugatagarbha Translation Group.  (Dharamsala, India)  

 

 


The Tibet Center

Address: 25 Washington Street, Suite 304  Brooklyn NY 11201
Tradition: Vajrayana, Tibetan - Everyone welcome
Affiliation: Gelugpa
Phone: 718-222-0007
Fax: 718-222-0087
E-mail: info@thetibetcenter.org
Website: www.thetibetcenter.org
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Main Contact: Darren J. Smith  Email  (Phone: 718-222-0007)
Spiritual Director: Rev Khyongla Rato Rinpoche  Email  (Phone: 718-222-0007)
Teacher: Ven Nicholas Vreeland  
Notes and Events:

Mondays 7pm

Beginners Buddhism Class. Basic concepts and precepts of Tibetan Buddhist Philosophy.

Tuesdays 7pm

Tibetan Buddhist Philosophy w/Khyongla Rato Rinpoche and Geshe Nicholas Vreeland

Saturdays 2pm to 4:30pm

White Tara Meditation

Monday - Friday 2pm to 7pm

Open Temple  


The Touch the Earth Forum

Address:   Edmonton Alberta T5K 2W3
Tradition: Non-Sectarian
Phone: 780 439-2492
Fax: 780 439-2492
E-mail: charlesschweger@mac.com
Website: http://www.touchearth.ca
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Main Contact: Charles Schweger  Email  (Phone: 780-439-2492)
Notes and Events:

The Touch the Earth Forum provides an opportunity for those interested in Buddhist perspectives on environmental issues to meet, research, learn and discuss relevant topics.  


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