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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
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Main Contact: Stuart Smith  Email  (Phone: 1-352-237-0793)
Teacher: Toshiyori  
Spiritual Director: Tyuzi Hasimoto (deceased)  
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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

Tradition: Vajrayana, Rimey
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Main Contact: Erick Tsiknopoulos  Email  
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Buddhist translation group dedicated to translating Tibetan Buddhist texts into English. Classes in Tibetan language and translation theory and practice are available. Please see 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
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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  
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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
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Main Contact: Charles Schweger  Email  (Phone: 780-439-2492)
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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.  

The Way of Silent Mind-Open Heart

Address: 200 E. Parkway Dr.  Columbia MO 65203
Tradition: Theravada
Phone: 573-874-0881
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Teacher: Philip Jones  

The Woodlands Buddhist Fellowship

Address:   The Woodlands TX 77380-2758
Tradition: Mahayana
Affiliation: North American Shin Buddhist Association (NASBA)
Phone: (281) 465 - 9434
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Main Contact: Joe Frechette  
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We are engaged in the study of the whole of Buddhism but place more focus on Shin Buddhism, which is designed for ordinary working people with busy schedules. Open to all.

Theravada Buddhist Community of Vancouver

Address: #104 - 1960 West 7th Ave. Vancouver, BC   Vancouver BC V6J 1T1
Tradition: Theravada, Forest tradition
Affiliation: Birken Forest Monastery & Ajahn Chah
Phone: (778) 232-2282
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Main Contact: Brian Ruhe  
Teacher: Brian Ruhe  
Spiritual Director: Ajhan Sona  
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Weekly meditation group in False Creek. 

Monthly one-day retreats on Sunday.

Courses every week on week nights.

See schedule on website.

Theravadan Buddhist Dhamma Study Center

Address: 58 Hampton Street Concord, NH U.S.A.   Concord, Merimac County NH 03301
Tradition: Theravada
Phone: (603) 568-4861
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Contact: Ronald J. Chiodi (Ron-the-Elder)  
Spiritual Director: R. J. Chiodi  
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This is a Study Group for Theravadan Buddhist Students  & Practitioners of The Dhamma (Buddha\'s Teachings) as documented in The Tipitaka / Pali Canon.

Study daily translations from Bhikkhu Samahita of Sri Lanka

Discussions & study of Theravadan Suttas / Pali Canon from Access to Insight

And from “What the Buddha Said in Plain English

Weekly Ecuminical Meditation at The Unitarian Universalist Church of Concord, NH

Tuesdays at 07:00 p.m.

Thrangu Monastery

Address: 8140 No. 5 Road   Richmond BC V6Y 2V4
Tradition: Vajrayana, Karma Kagyu
Affiliation: Vajra Vidhya Buddhist Association
Phone: 778-297-6010
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Main Contact: Office Manager: Rabjor Dawa  Email  
Teacher: Resident Lama: Lama Pema Tsewang  
Spiritual Director: Thrangu Rinpoche  Email  (Phone: 778-297-6010)
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Thrangu Rinpoches official Chinese website. It delivers Rinpoches latest Dharma teaching news, videos, photos of all major events every year. And his teaching text, audio and videos.

Three Jewels Dhamma Hall

Address: 31791 Johnson Lane   Fort Bragg CA 95437
Tradition: Theravada
Affiliation: Abhayagiri Monastery
Phone: 707-964-4606
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Spiritual Director: Cindy Mettika Hoffman  Email  (Phone: 707-964-4606)
Main Contact: Cindy Mettika Hoffman  Email  (Phone: 707-964-4606)
webmaster: John Gilmore  Email  (Phone: 707-964-4038)
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Weekly teaching and meditation. Workshops, books, recordings, and other Buddhist resources for the northern California coast.

Weekly Events

Sangha Meeting

Every Monday

7:00-8:30 p.m.

On the third Monday of each month, April through December, a senior monk from Abhayagiri Monastery visits to  teach, guide meditation, and answer questions.

On other Mondays the teaching is a recorded talk usually by a monk associated with the Monastery followed by meditation and discussion with tea.

All are welcome—the teachings are helpful to both beginners and longtime practitioners. Cushions, blankets, stools, and chairs are provided. There is no charge, though donations are always appreciated.

Guided Meditation

Every Wednesday

8:00-9:00 a.m.

Open to all: experienced, beginners, those with beginners mind, those with religion, those without, those unsure.

Each session includes instruction in basic meditation techniques and time for questions and answers. To sustain continuity of practice, participants are asked to commit to attend at least six consecutive sessions.

Freewill donations are accepted for use of the Hall.

The guide, Cindy Mettika Hoffman, was ordained as a lay minister in the Thai Forest Tradition of Buddhism at Abhayagiri Monastery. She was also given authorization to teach meditation by Spirit Rock Meditation Center.

Threefold Lotus Kwoon

Address: 189 CR 455  Shannon MS 38868
Tradition: Mahayana, Nagarjuna, Vassubandhu, Chih-Che, Saicho, Miao-Lo, Nichiren
Affiliation: Quantum Life Buddhism
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Spiritual Director: Sifu Sylvain Chamberlain-Nyudo  Email  
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As we have recently moved from our downtown Tupelo building to a 15 acre parcel in rural Old Union area just north of Shannon, MS, we are currently operating out of our residence as we build our new temple.

We can take appointments for those in need of practice and guidance. Please email to

For our intended schedule of classes and the teachings we provide, please see our main website at

Please also research our resources for study and practice at the main site  where also a brief description of the school and mission statement.

Thu Vien Phat Giao .ORG

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Thu Vien Phat Giao is an online Buddhism media library for Buddhism teaching materials in the form of Videos, Audios, and Photos. Thu Viện Phật Giáo là một ...

Thubten Norbu Ling Tibetan Buddhist Center

Address: 149 E. Alameda St   Santa Fe NM 87501
Tradition: Vajrayana, Tibetan, Gelugpa (FPMT)
Phone: (505) 660-7056
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Director: Rowena Mayer  
Teacher: Don Handrick  
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Thubten Norbu Ling is a Tibetan Buddhist study group which offers teachings in the lineage of Lama Je Tsongkhapa (1357-1419) and his followers, the fourteen Dalai Lamas of Tibet. Our name, Thubten Norbu Ling, is Tibetan for "Land of the Jewel of the Buddhas Teachings." We are associated with the Foundation for the Preservation of the Mahayana Tradition, a worldwide organization with over 130 centers. Lama Thubten Zopa is the Spiritual Director of the Foundation for the Preservation of the Mahayana Tradition.

Tibet Lama Dawa

Address: 9452 Dewey Dr., Garden Grove   Garden Grove 92841
Tradition: Vajrayana, Tibetan Karma Kagyu
Phone: 714 369 0702
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Teacher: Lama Dawa  
Main Contact: Victoria  Email  (Phone: 714 369 0702)
Spiritual Director: Lama Dawa  Email  (Phone: 510 604 9177)
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Invitation to TIBETAN LAMA DAWA Dharma Teaching:

We need to develop Compassion and Wisdom to get the enlightenment. Lama Dawa performs Buddha Dharma Teaching in English, Tibetan, and Vietnamese, every Saturday & Sunday: 1 PM - 3 PM  

Address: Light of Buddha Temple: 9452 Dewey Dr., Garden Grove, USACA 92841, USA. (Please park on Gilbert Street)

Subject: Blessing Ceremony and Initiation, Dharma teaching and Practice praying Medicine , Buddha, Green Tara, Chenrezig, SakyaMuni Buddha, Yellow Zambala, Amitaba Buddha

Loppon Lama Dawa is a Karma Kagyu Lineage holder born in Kham, eastern Tibet. His root guru is Vajradhara Tai Situpa Rinpoche. Tai Situpa Rinpoche is one of the highest ranking Lama of the Karma Kagyu Lineages of tulkus (reincarnated Lamas) in the Kagyu school of Tibetan Buddhism and was instrumental in recognizing Ogyen Trinley Dorje (H.H. Karmapa 17th). As a youth, Lama Dawa lived at the first Kalu Rinpoche's monastery. He then lived at Tai Situpa Rinpoche's monastery, Palpang Sherab Ling, for 22 years. During this time he studied Buddhadharma for 22 years, and completed his three-year retreat. In 1998, Lama was asked to come to the Bodhisattva Institute, one of Kalu Rinpoche's dharma centers, in Tucson, Arizona. A few years later, Lama opened a meditation center called Chokor Ling on the outskirts of Tucson. Currently, Lama is the Director of The Nimbus Compassion Foundation based in Orange County, California. Lama speaks fluent Tibetan, Chinese and English and has regular dharma activities in Taiwan, Hong Kong and Tibet as well as in Los Angeles county and Orange County, California . Lama Dawa earned the Khenpo title equivalent of a PhD in Buddhism. He is qualified to teach Phowa to help people to go to the Pure Land fast in one life. He is available to give prayers and Empowerment blessings to individuals and families, Lama Dawa can be reached at 510.604.9177
or call Victoria: (714) 369 0702 Moi Thuyet Giang Phat Pháp
Hien cu ngu tai Hoa Ky tu năm 1998, Tien Si Phat hoc Lama Dawa đen Little Saigon đe ban pháp cho Phat tu nguoi Viet dành cho cong đong. Đai Su Lama DAWA thuc ve dòng Truyen thua KARMA KAGYU là mot trong nhung dòng truyen thua chính cua nhánh Kagyu. Ngài Karmapa đoi thu 17 hien nay là Pháp Vuong dòng truyen thua Karma Kagyu.
Kagyu là dòng Khau Truyen (hoc có khi còn đuoc gio là Nhĩ Truyen), 

Kính moi phat tu đen tham du buoi giang Phat pháp hàng tuan Đai Su Lama Dawa voi phan thông dich tieng Vite chùa Phat Quang. Có Sách Kinh tieng Anh & Viet.

Thoi gian: Moi Thu 7 và chu nhat: 1 PM - 3 PM 
Đia điem: Chùa Phat Quang 9452 Dewey Dr., Garden Grove, CA 92841, USA

Lama Dawa giang day, tung kinh, Thuyet giang ve:
* Đuc Phat Duoc Su Luu Ly,
* Đuc Luc Đo Mau đe tránh nan và gap may man
· Đuc Than Tài Yellow Zambala
* Đuc Bach Đo Mau Truong Tho,
* Đuc Quan The Âm Bo Tát,
* Đuc Kim Cang Tát Đóa, Sám Hoi Kim Cang Tát Đoa và Thanh Tinh Hóa Nghiep,
* Hành trì quán tuong Kim Cang Tát Đoa,
* Đuc Pho Hien Bo Tát,  
* Đuc Thích Ca Mâu Ni Phat,
* Thuyet giang ve Đuc Phat A Di Đà.
* Thuc tap quán tuong Đuc Phat A Di Đà,
* Gioi Thieu ve pháp tu siêu viet Phowa (Phowa giúp di chuyen than thuc đuoc chuyen vào cõi Tây Phuong Cuc Lac khi chet, vào lúc Lâm Chung)

* và ban Le Quán Đnh , ban phep lanh, may man, giai tru nghiep chuong theo su thinh cau ca Phat Tu.

Thoi gian: Moi Thu 7 và chu nhat: 1 PM - 3 PM -  

Điađiem: Chùa Phat Quang 9452 Dewey Dr., Garden Grove, CA 92841, USA

​Lien Lac: Tinh Dung (714) 369 0702 

Tibetan Aid Project

Address: 2210 Harold Way   Berkeley CA 94704
Tradition: Vajrayana
Phone: 510.848.4238 or 800.338.4238
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Main Contact: Rosalyn White, Executive Director  Email  (Phone: 510-848-4238)
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Tibetan Aid Project rebuilds, preserves, strengthens, and perpetuates Tibet’s cultural and spiritual heritage for the benefit of the Tibetan people and all humanity.


Our primary program:

  • Funding the production, shipment, and distribution of sacred texts, art, and prayer wheels for donation to institutions and individuals in the Himalayan region.

Other program activities:

  • Sponsoring ceremonies important to sustaining the lineages of all Tibetan Buddhist schools.
  • Providing financial support for monastic centers, lamas, monks, nuns, and lay people.
  • Promoting awareness of Tibet\\\'s heritage in the West through publications, presentations, exhibits, and the production and sale of culturally significant items.

Tibetan Gelug Society Of Denver

Tradition: Vajrayana, Gelugpa, Non-NKT
Main Contact: Sempa Dachen  Email  
Spiritual Director: H.H. 14th Dalai Lama  
Teacher: Tenzin Senge  
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Daily meditation 4:00am to 6:00am

                        5:00pm to 7:15pm

This is a grass root sangha in the heart of Denver, CO. Consisting of two monks from the lineage of H.H. the 14th Dalai Lama. We are a non-NKT sangha. As a quiet sangha we have only basic needs. Please feel free to contact us via email until we become established. Our website will be up soon.


Tenzin Senge -email

Tibetan Language Institute

Address: P.O. Box 2037  Hamilton MT 59840
Tradition: Vajrayana
Affiliation: Independent
Phone: 406/ 961-5131
Fax: 406/ 961-0031
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Teacher: Lama David Curtis  
Spiritual Director: Lama David Curtis  Email  (Phone: 406/ 961-5131)
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Learning materials and instruction for Tibetan language and Tibetan Buddhism 

Timpanogos Mountain Buddhist Hermitage

Address: 9091 Mill Creek Cove   Cedar Hills UT 84062
Tradition: Theravada, Following the lineage of Forest Monk tradition spearheaded by the late Phra Ajhan Chah of Wat PaPhong, Ubon, Thailand.
Affiliation: Monastere Bodhinyanarama, Tournon sur Rhones, France
Phone: (801) 785-5757
Fax: (801) 785-5757
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Main Contact: Dr. Thuan Tran, JD, PharmD  Email  (Phone: (801)785-5757)
Teacher: Phra Ajhan Bodhinyanadharo Maha Thera  
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During the Sangkhakam period (July thru October) the resident head master will conduct meditation session, an all-night meditation practice on half-moon and full moon days. Students are required to take the eight precepts on the practice days and stay overnight at the hermitage.

Tinh Tam Buddhist Meditation Temple

Address: 1602 Lane Street. Kannapolis   NC
Tradition: Mahayana, Vietnamese, but all are welcome!
Phone: 203-524-5527
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Teacher: Abbot, Bhikku Thich Tam Khanh.  
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The temple holds services every Sunday, from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Services include Sutra chanting and meditation, as well as a message from the abbot.

To meditate is to try to understand the nature of the mind and to use it effectively in daily lives,” Thi Thi says. “The mind is the key to happiness and also the key to suffering.”

Toronto Mahamevnawa Bhavana Asapuwa

Address: 11175 Kennedy Road   Markham Ontario L6C 1P2
Tradition: Theravada
Affiliation: Mahamevna Bhavana Asapuwa
Phone: (905) 927-7117
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Spiritual Director: Ven. Kiribathgoda Gnanananda Thera  
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Mahamevnawa is an organization of monasteries established for the sake of spiritual development of human beings through the teachings of the Sakyamuni Buddha. The organization was established by Most Venerable Kiribathgoda Gnananada Thero on 1999 and within less then 7 years it grew up to more 30 monasteries more then 300 monks and unprecedented number of lay devotees. The Toronto center is the First Mahamevna center outside Sri Lanka established on 9th of July 2006 by Most Venerable Kiribathgoda Gnananada Thero.

Services: We provide Dhamma Talks in Sinhala and English (English on Fridays) and two Monthly Uposotha Day Eight Precept program. We provide special programs for Children and Youth, and also special Dhamma talks and visiting Dhamma talks. Feel free to call us for more info. All activities are free.

Toronto Shambhala Meditation Centre

Address: 670 Bloor Street West, 3rd Floor, Toronto, ON M6G 1L2   Ontario
Tradition: Vajrayana, Tibetan, Kagyü lineage
Affiliation: Shambhala International
Phone: (416) 588-6465
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Founder: Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche  
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The Shambhala Meditation Centre of Toronto provides meditation instruction, courses on Buddhism, Shambhala teachings, and the contemplative arts.

Touching Earth Sangha- Gathering Clouds Temple

Address: 6126 NE 12th Ave   Portland OR 97211
Tradition: Non-Sectarian
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We offer a full daily schedule of meditation, chanting, and work practice based in the zen tradition, with other innovations and influences.  In addition we have several talks weekly, instruction in Tai Chi and Indian raga, and one, three, and seven day silent retreats.  All our offerings are free, on a purely donation basis.  We emphasize ecological and social responsibility in the spirit of the traditional yogic lifestyle.  Please see our website for further info.

Tranquil Waters Sangha

Tradition: Mahayana, open to all
Phone: 717-880-5397
Main Contact: Robert Hess  Email  (Phone: 717-880-5397)
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Information at

Treasure Root Sangha

Tradition: Mahayana, Practice in the Tradition of Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh
Affiliation: Community of Mindful Living
Main Contact: Brian Kimmel  Email  (Phone: (702) 461-8422)
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We meet every Tuesday Night for sitting, walking, lying down, deep listening meditation and a short evening program in the style of Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh.  We also hold several events for deepening in mindfulness in your daily life including days of rest, weekend retreats, evening talks, presentations, guest teachers and ceremonies.  Our programs are by donation and are welcome to beginners and anyone interested in engaged practice, not pertaining to any one, particular religious belief or ideology. 

Treetop Zen Center

Address: 293 Country Club Road   Oakland, ME ME 04963
Tradition: Mahayana, Soto Zen
Affiliation: Soto Zen - White Plum Asanga
Phone: (207) 619-1156
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Teacher: Peter Seishin Wohl  
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Treetop Zen Center offers meditation instruction on Wednesdays at 7 p.m., and Saturdays 9 a.m.

Practices: Zazen (meditation), morning services, dharma talks, Buddhist studies classes, daisan (one-on-one meetings with the teacher). Weeklong and weekend retreats are offered throughout the year.

No experience is necessary. Beginning meditation instruction is provided as necessary.

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