Mystic Journey Retreat Center

The center offers a small, self-contained cottage set in a quiet wooded area of pris­tine beauty. It provides the physical space and external silence necessary for experi­enced meditators or serious beginners desiring to do intensive, solitary sitting practice.

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Arizona Community of Buddhists

Our focus is on community volunteer service work.

address: PO Box 6035, Chandler,

AZ 85246-6035 PHONE: (602) 821-5939 e-mail: rev. This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it lineage: Buddhists and non-Buddhists contact: Rev. Terry Kennard, Resident Director

affiliation: Rosemead

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Devachan Temple

Eureka Springs, Arkansas, has always been a special place of healing. Long be­fore throngs of people began coming in the 1800s for an assortment of mineral water cures, Native Americans were here performing spiritual ceremonies. Deva­chan Temple is a place of refuge where Buddhist students can come for retreats of any duration. The five

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Arya Marga Foundation

Arya Marga Foundation (AMF) was founded for the purpose of extending the scope of Buddhist education beyond the walls of the temple and meditation hall. Its activities combine traditional religious practices with ethical, environmental, and spiritual concerns. At present AMF sponsors

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DharmaNet International

DharmaNet International is a central clearinghouse for Buddhist information resources around the world, both on-line and off-line. It is organized to promote and support Buddhist organizations and practitioners in whatever ways it can and to find uses for technology that make Buddhist teachings and practice freely and widely accessible. DharmaNet is committed

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Occidental Sitting Group

This is primarily a local sitting group. Members meet one morning a week for two rounds each of sitting and walking meditation and a short dharma talk or discussion. Occasional guest teachers and daylong sittings. The leader is Bruce For­tin, a Zen priest ordained in 1976 at San Francisco Zen Center. The group’s orien­tation is Zen and Vipassana.

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The Buddhist/Christian Contemplative Group

This is an attempt to create a time and place where Buddhists and Christians committed to contemplative practice can come together to meditate on a weekly basis. There is a common liturgy and readings from both traditions,

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Naropa Institute

The Naropa Institute is a private, non­profit liberal arts college offering under­graduate and graduate degrees in the arts, social sciences, and humanities. Founded by the late Chogyam Trungpa, Rinpoche, the institute is nonsectarian and charac­terized

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Meditation Center at St. John’s on-the-Green

The purpose of our small sangha is to in­troduce all who come here to a variety of ways to create health, wholeness, and healing in their lives. The present format is zazen followed by a video and/or dis­cussion. Sometimes we offer Tai Chi or yoga before the sitting, depending on availability of a teacher. Some of our san­gha members

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Pentagon Meditation Club

The Pentagon Meditation Club is a non­denominational, nonprofit, private asso­ciation of Department of Defense employees, their families, and non-De - fense friends committed to the practice, exploration, and study of the effects of meditation, prayer, and positive thought. Our primary goal is to provide an oppor­tunity for people to meditate in the Pen­tagon

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Avalokiteshvara Buddhist Study Center

World-renowned Tibetan lamas and Zen masters teach participants the Buddhist doctrines and various meditative meth­ods of Mahayana Buddhism (Sutrayana, Vajrayana, Rinzai, Pure Land, etc.). In­cludes Tibetan and Vietnamese Buddhist traditions.

address: 7550 Southwest 82nd Court, Miami, FL 33143-3818 phone: (305) 271-6361 FAX: (305) 271-9151 e-mail:

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Morning Star Institute for Holistic Studies

Morning Star Institute is a nonprofit ed­ucational organization offering work­shops and retreats with leading teachers in psychological and spiritual growth. Lo­cated in a peaceful, rural area in the northeast Georgia mountains, we offer si­lent retreats in the contemplative tradi­tions with an emphasis on Buddhist

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Back in Balance™

Meditation alone is but a tool to focus the mind. Meditation, along with work­ing on a spiritual path such as the Eight­
fold Noble Path, the Twelve-Step Program, and so on, brings us and those we are interdependent with, back into balance. The universe remains as it is, and slowly our view expands to accept all of it.

address:

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American Buddhist Association (ABA)

The ABA was founded in 1955 by the Rev. Gyomay Kubose to “study, publish and make known the principles of Bud­dhism and to encourage the understand­ing and application of these principles in the general American public.” Although the organization has its roots in lapanese Buddhism (Jodo Shinshu and Zen), it considers itself an independent,

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Mindfulness Meditation Foundation

The Mindfulness Meditation Foundation is a nonsectarian, nonprofit Buddhist group unaffiliated with any particular lin­eage or school. We invite teachers of vari­ous lineages to come and teach us. Our goal is to be more inclusive

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Louisville Community of Mindfulness

The Louisville Community of Mindful­ness provides a supportive environment for anyone interested in practicing Bud­dhist meditation, regardless of religious affiliation or lack thereof. (Buddhist teaching is not opposed to or in competi­tion with any other religious belief.) We take our teachings from both the Thera­vada and Mahayana traditions, and are inspired by such

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Friends of the Western Buddhist Order—Portland

A core of people who have been sitting together for a number of years. New peo­ple are welcome to join us. address: RR#3 Box 801, Woolwich,

ME 04579 PHONES: (207) 828-1097 or (207) 442- 8341

lineage: Friends of the Western Bud­dhist Order

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Barre Center for Buddhist Studies

The Barre Center for Buddhist Studies is dedicated to bringing together teachers, students, scholars, and practitioners committed to exploring Buddhist thought and practice as a living tradition. We offer a variety

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Deep Spring Center for Meditation and Spiritual Inquiry

Deep Spring Center teaches and supports the deepening of nondual awareness through the practices of meditation and spiritual inquiry. The foundation practice is Insight Meditation. We balance Insight practice with a deepening awareness of our true nature, which is eternal

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Common Ground Meditation Center

Common Ground is a community medi­tation center that provides practice op­portunities for people interested in mindfulness meditation in all its forms. Programs are offered free of charge, al­though participants are welcome to sup­port the center in whatever way feels appropriate given their circumstances and interest. For the most part, all work and teaching is done on a volunteer

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American Buddhist Center at Unity Temple on the Plaza

The American Buddhist Center is a com­munity of meditators that provides train­ing in meditation, as well as lecturers and workshops on Buddhist philosophy, his­tory, and practice. We encourage under­standing

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Jackson Insight Meditation Group

For additional information, please see our Home page. This Web site lists titles in our lending library and provides data on upcoming events. address: 781 Broadmoor Drive,

Jackson, MS 39206 phone: (601) 981-6925 FAX: (601) 982-4471 e-mail: luke@teclink. net WWW: http://home.

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Rocky Mountain Friends of the Western Buddhist Order

Rocky Mountain FWBO is one of several United States centers affiliated with the Friends of the Western Buddhist Order, an international Buddhist movement founded in 1967 with activities in more than two dozen countries. In Missoula we have two residential communities and a dharma

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Friends of the Western Buddhist Order—Aryaloka

We are pleasantly situated in wooded, rural New Hampshire. At the end of a dirt driveway bordered by pines, you will see an unusual building in the form of twin “silver”-painted geodesic domes. It may look space-age, but the FWBO is neither Space Age nor New Age. Rather, it is firmly based in traditional Buddhist teachings and practices such as medita­tion

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Buddhist Sangha of South Jersey

Our group is working to adapt Buddhism to modern life in America. We have in­corporated teachings from both Thera­vada and Mahayana and our members have experience in both traditions. We emphasize lay practice but we respect

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Zen Buddhist Temple

Located in a renovated Pentecostal church building, Zen Buddhist Temple offers services and meditation courses to the general public, and provides a com­munity…

The Zen Buddhist Temple of Chicago

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Arizona

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Nevada

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Vajrayana

The tantric approach to Buddhist practice is called Vaj­rayana, the indestructible vehicle. Actually the vajra is a kind of brass scepter held by lamas and…

Theravada Buddhism in North America

Since the 1960s, the Theravada tradition has slowly but surely found a home in North America. The two major turning points for its establishment here were the…