Shim Gwang Sa (Mind Light Temple) is the central teaching center for both the American Buddhist and the World Shim Gum Do Associations. Shim Gum Do means “Mind Sword Path” and is com­posed of hundreds of forms of Sword, Shin Boep, Ho Shin Sul, Long Stick, Two Sword, and Short Stick. Shim Gum Do is about attaining clear mind, thought, ac­tion, and enlightenment. Ongoing classes and residential programs are offered. The center’s Founding Teacher,

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Cambridge Buddhist Association was founded in 1957. Its first meditation teacher was Shinichi Hisamatsu, who was then a Professor Emeritus of Kyoto Uni­versity, a Zen teacher, and scholar of Zen art. His zazenkai in Cambridge, like its prototype in Japan, was nonsectarian. In 1979, Maurine Stuart-Roshi assumed the position of meditation teacher, a post that she held until her death eleven

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For additional information please see Community of Mindful Living, Berkeley, California.

address: 25 Cogswell Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02140 PHONE: (617) 354-7555 FAX: (617) 237-1127 lineage: Mindfulness practice in the tra­dition of Thich Nhat Hanh. spiritual head: Thich Nhat Hanh contact: Miriam

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Cambridge Zen Center is an interna­tional Zen Buddhist residential commu­nity with an average population of twenty to thirty residents—both lay and monas­tic—ranging in age from three to sixty-



three years old! It is a busy, bustling city center with lots of talks, classes, and so­cial

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Patricia Shelton teaches “Introduction to Zen Practice” at Boston University and leads Zen groups in Massachusetts, Maine, and New Hampshire. Encouraged by the Venerable Rinpoches Trungpa and

Kalu and by Zen Master Seung Sahn to engage in a life’s work of assisting others at the moment of death, Shelton founded the Clear Light Society in 1971. Here she has pioneered in practices for ministering

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For additional information, please see Community of Mindful Living, Berkeley, California.

address: 20 Elm Street, Maynard,

MA 01754 PHONE: (508) 897-0796 e-mail: AndreWeiss@aol. com lineage: Mindfulness practice in the tra­dition of Thich Nhat Hanh.

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For additional information, please see Community of Mindful Living, Berkeley, California.

address: 321 Bedford Street, Concord, MA 01742 PHONE: (508) 369-6112 FAX: (508) 287-4316

lineage: Mindfulness practice in the tra­dition of Thich Nhat Hanh. spiritual head: Thich Nhat Hanh contact: Claude An Shin Thomas affiliation: Community of Mindful Living, Berkeley, California meditation program:

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Framingham Sitting Group meets weekly to do zazen. We are loosely affiliated with Zen Mountain Monastery and use their

Eight Gates of Zen training materials to help us in our practice. Though our group is small, we have met regularly since 1986.

address: 24 Vernon Street,

Framingham, MA 01701 phone: (508) 877-6375, (508) 875-1494

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This center is dedicated to the develop­ment of Buddhist literary translation and digital media conversion and storage. Eventually the center will provide free tools and access for scholarly and popular presentations through the World Wide Web. We are equipped with advanced computing and scanning systems con­nected through a 56KB frame relay to outside sources.

address: PO Box 323, Concord,

MA 01742

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For additional information, please see Community of Mindful Living, Berkeley, California.

addresses: 80 Silver Lane, Sunderland, MA 01375 or PO Box 443, Northampton, MA 01061 phones: (413) 665-3983 or (413) 586- 8386

lineage:

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For additional information, please see Community of Mindful Living, Berkeley, California.

address: 34 Elizabeth Street, Northamp­ton, MA 01060 PHONE: (413) 634-5421 lineage: Mindfulness practice in the tra­dition of Thich Nhat Hanh. spiritual

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address: 16 Miles Street, Greenfield,

MA 01301 PHONE: (413) 773-8259 lineage: Mindfulness practice in the tra­dition of Thich Nhat Hanh.

spiritual head: Thich Nhat Hanh contact: Alice Barrett affiliation: Community

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For additional information, please see Living Dharma Center, Bolton, Connect­icut.

address: PO Box 304, Amherst,

MA 01004 PHONE: (413) 259-1611 lineage: The eclectic lineage of Harada Yasutani-Roshi that combines the es­sence of Soto and Rinzai Zen. spiritual head: Richard Clarke, Resi­dent

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No description available. address: 320 Riverside Drive, Northampton, MA 01060 phone: (413) 584-6139 fax: (413) 584-7807 e-mail: jbrooks882@aol. com LINEAGE: Soto Zen SPIRITUAL HEAD: Issho Fujita contact: Jeffrey Brooks affiliation: Valley Zendo ESTABLISHED: 1995 facilities: Sitting space for thirty.

meditation program: Daily zazen and karate.

In the spring of 1995, before the cushions and folks to sit upon them, there was an automobile. It removed the front wall and settled into the soon-to-be zendo. Rising from the wreckage, Pond Village Zendo has evolved into a lovely, still space that invites awareness of the imper­manence of things. From the outermost towns

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Single Flower Sangha is a spontaneous gathering of dharma friends touched by the teaching and example of Zen Master Bo Mun (George Bowman). It is free of excess rules and hierarchy, yet character­ized by elegant and serious practice—

rigorous, not rigid. George has dharma transmission from Seung Sahn Soen-sa

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A Zen group for nonsmoking vegetari­ans. Using the precepts to clean the pre­cepts, we directly actualize the precepts. This is our way. We sit in members’ homes, outdoors, and on our island in New Hampshire. Our approach includes (short) dharma talks, Dogen study, chan­ting, Kundalini yoga, healthy food, new and full moon sittings, together practice, and, mostly, zazen.

address:

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ADDRESS: Box 16, Stow, MA 01775 PHONE: (508) 264-9076 e-mail: baa@genrad. com lineage: Mindfulness practice in the tra­dition of Thich Nhat Hanh. spiritual head: Thich Nhat Hanh contact: Barbara Atenasio affiliation: Community of Mindful

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Valley Zendo was established in the early 1970s and has strong links with Antai-ji Temple in Japan. From the beginning, Antai-ji has been sending monks to Charlemont to serve as resident teachers. Valley Zendo maintains a rigorous daily sitting practice schedule, frequent ex­tended zazen retreats,

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For additional information, please see Community of Mindful Living, Berkeley, California.

address: Windy Hill-131,

Shelburne Falls, MA 01370 PHONE: (413) 625-9495 lineage: Mindfulness practice in the tra­dition of Thich Nhat Hanh. spiritual head: Thich Nhat Hanh contact: Prudence Grand affiliation: Community

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Zenki is a newly built meditation center next to farms and wooded conservation land where we explore the many expres­sions of practice through recycling, com­posting, gardening, and the arts. We are experimenting with ways to include young people in the practice and are ac­commodating and increasing the sched­ule to fit people’s lives. address: 70 Littleton County Road, Harvard, MA 01451 PHONE: (508) 456-2740 lineage: Mahayana/nondenominational

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