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 hides lower still; shovels and coal scuttles on the next grade; glass doors, cats and little children on the next; disrupted lumberyards, light buggies and wheelbarrows on the next, and down only thirty or forty feet above ground. . .

a scurrying storm of emigrating roofs and vacant lots.” We first began sitting to­gether in 1990 in living rooms and offices in Carson City and Washoe Valley. We find there is an interest in Buddhist med­itation in northern Nevada, as evidenced by the consistent turnout at our retreats. Sangha members have taught a class in Buddhist meditation at the Reno YMCA. We strive to be as strong in our practice as the Washoe Zephyr is every afternoon. address: 6205 Franktown Road, Carson City, NV 89704 phone: (702) 882-1662 lineage: All American spiritual head: None/all contact: Christy Z. Tews affiliation: Informally with Mountain Stream Meditation Center (Nevada City) and Spirit Rock (Woodacre, Cali­fornia).

established: First incarnation, 1987;

second, 1988; third, 1990 meditation program: Sit together one night a week (phone for time and place).

retreats offered: Three or four non­residential one-day retreats a year, usu­ally led by John Travis.

Wat Buddhapavana Las Vegas

Wat Buddhapavana’s Thailand-ordained monks have been serving the Las Vegas community since 1985. Americans and tourists of every nationality are cordially welcome at the new temple facility, which is open to the public Monday through Friday from 6 am to 10 pm. Services and instruction for children are offered every Saturday and Sunday. Call for times. address: 2959 West Gowan Avenue, North Las Vegas, NV 89030 PHONE: (702) 648-9975 e-mail: Makobdee@aol. com spiritual head: Ven. Rev. Vara (Bang­kok, Thailand)

contact: Rev. Narong, Resident Di­rector

affiliation: Vajiradhammapadip Tem­ple (Mount Vernon, New York) and Wat Thai of Los Angeles (North Holly­wood, California)

ESTABLISHED: 1985 facilities: Urban temple.

about Buddhism:
Bhavana Society The Bhavana Society’s forest monastery offers newcomers and experienced stu­dents the opportunity to study and prac­tice Vipassana meditation under the guidance
Bellingham Vipassana Meditation Group Weekly Vipassana meditation practice, group discussion and monthly potlucks. Beginning instruction available. A group of six to twelve people
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
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
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 ma­je
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 Vietnames

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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…