Intermountain Dharma Community

Intermountain Dharma Community (IDC) is an association of Insight medita­tion (Vipassana) practitioners sponsoring residential and nonresidential meditation retreats throughout the year. IDC draws teachers primarily from Spirit Rock/In­sight Meditation Society for these

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Dharma Zephyr Sangha

Dharma Zephyr Sangha is named after the local afternoon wind, the Washoe Zephyr, which Mark Twain reported car­ried “things living and dead, that flittered hither and thither, going and coming, hats, chickens and parasols sailing through the remote heavens; blankets, tin signs and sagebrush a shade lower; door­mats and buffalo

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Albuquerque Vipassana Community (unofficial)

The Albuquerque Vipassana Community has three small sitting groups and pub­lishes a one-page newsletter called Grass­roots.

address: 11577 Laurel Loop NE, Albuquerque, NM 87122 PHONE: (505) 856-5000 spiritual head: Eric Kolvig, Teacher contact: Joan Granger AFFILIATION: Autonomous ESTABLISHED: 1996 publications: Grassroots

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Albany Vipassana Sangha

Our small sangha meets weekly for a brief reading, then an hour of meditation fol­lowed by tea and conversation. About half our members first learned Vipassana at the Insight Meditation Society (IMS) in Barre, Massachusetts. We gratefully ac­knowledge the inspiration of IMS in maintaining our practice energy. Other people have been drawn by our un­adorned,

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Asheville Vipassana Group

Informal and eclectic, the Asheville Vipassana Group meets one evening a

week. We sit for an hour—sometimes with Metta meditation—have tea and cookies, share a reading or tape and work our way into an often lively Dhamma dis­cussion. Because we have no formal teacher,

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Mindfulness Meditation of Columbus

In 1991 a woman who had recently trans­ferred from San Diego and a man who had just relocated from New Jersey joined a Columbus resident to form Mindful­ness Meditation of Columbus (MMOC). Four to eight meditators typically attend MMOC’s weekly sittings. We also spon­sor semiannual retreats led by experi­enced teachers such as Jacqueline Mandell,

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Columbia Sangha

Ours is a leaderless group that meets weekly for sittings and discussion. We en­courage newcomers to first receive guid­ance in Vipassana meditation at a retreat led by any teacher from the Insight Medi­tation Society. Local instruction can be received from Robert Beatty (503-228- 5982) or Janni Stark (503-231-8302). address: 1607 Southeast

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Pittsburgh Vipassana Group

We are a group of individuals devoted to the practice of Insight meditation and to understanding the teachings of the Bud­dha and their relevance to our daily life. Meetings consist of sitting and walking meditation, taped talks, and dharma dis­cussions. There are no chanting

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Nashville Theravada Meditation Group/Lao Buddhpathip

We are a small sitting group with a core of five to six people. We meet one eve­ning a week in the hall of a local Lao tem­ple for an hour of meditation followed by tea and conversation. The hall could ac­commodate many more people for sitting or dharma talks. Our spiritual head is Bhante

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Buu Mon Buddhist Temple

We hold weekly evening meditation in our temple. Annual ceremonies include Maghapuja, Vesak, Parent’s Day, Chil­dren’s Festival, Kathina, and Vietnamese New Year.

address: 2701 Procter Street, Port Ar­thur, TX 77640 phone: (409) 982-9319 FAX: (409) 985-3749 lineage: Vietnamese Theravada spiritual

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The Last Resort

The Last Resort is located in the moun­tains of southern Utah about forty miles southwest of Bryce Canyon at an eleva­tion of 8,700 feet. The purifying and ma­jestic environment enhances spiritual practice and inner work. Part of what makes the Last Resort so special is that we limit retreat participation to eight to ten people.

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DharmaNet

E-mail teaching group and individual guidance.

address: PO Box 78, East Middlebury, VT 05740 PHONE: (802) 388-7329 FAX: (802) 388-6406 e-mail: asbarker@sover. net lineage: Burmese Theravada contact: Ann Barker ESTABLISHED: 1996

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Ekoji Buddhist Sangha Vipassana Sitting Group

This is an informal group that sits weekly for forty-five minutes to one hour. We are not affiliated with any teacher or par­ticular Vipassana method. We sometimes have group discussions or listen to a tape after the sitting. address: 3411 Grove Avenue, Richmond, VA 23221 PHONE: (804) 355-6657 lineage: Buddhist

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Bellingham Vipassana Meditation Group

Weekly Vipassana meditation practice, group discussion and monthly potlucks. Beginning instruction available. A group of six to twelve people meets weekly to

practice and discuss chapters from Bud - dhist-oriented books. address: 115 Unity Street, Bellingham, WA 98225 PHONE: (360) 671-5993 lineage: Theravada Vipassana

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Bhavana Society

The Bhavana Society’s forest monastery offers newcomers and experienced stu­dents the opportunity to study and prac­tice Vipassana meditation under the guidance of Ven. H. Gunaratana and Bhante Yogavacara Rahula. Monthly weekend retreats are offered, along with several ten-day courses each year. The center is located on thirty forested acres about two hours from Washington,

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Nevada

Dharma Zephyr Sangha Dharma Zephyr Sangha is named after the local afternoon wind, the Washoe Zephyr, which Mark Twain reported car­ried “things living and…