The American Institute for Mindfulness was founded in 1981 during the visit of H. H. the fourteenth Dalai Lama to Har­vard University. Founder Ven. Thupten Kalsang Rinpoche decided at the begin­ning that the institute would be nonsec­tarian. Since its inception, it has provided Buddhist instruction and published booklets on meditation and the mind. In

1986

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Boston Shambhala is one of many centers throughout the world under the umbrella of Shambhala International. We offer sit­ting meditation, meditation instruction, and monthly open houses, as well as pub­lic classes and meditation intensives. We also offer a wide variety of programs

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No description available. address: 35 Colonial Avenue, Newton, MA 02160 PHONE: (617) 332-1835 lineage: Tibetan contact: Lorraine Binder

Tsegyalgar is the main center for the In­ternational Dzogchen Community in America. The community practice center and administrative offices are situated in an old grammar school in the town of Conway, Massachusetts. A rural retreat center is situated in nearby Buckland County. Born in East Tibet, Namkhai Norbu Rinpoche

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For additional information, please see Shambhala International, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. address: Box 714, Falmouth,

MA 02541-0714 PHONE: (508) 457-9527 lineage: Tibetan Kagyu-Nyingma spiritual head: Sakyong Mipham Rin­poche

contact: Cindy Wright affiliation: Shambhala International, Halifax, Nova Scotia

The goal of Khandarohi Buddhist Center is to bring pure Buddhadharma to the people of our area. We have daily pujas, many special daylong courses and re­treats, an occasional empowerment, and a weekly in-depth study of our teacher’s writings. People from all denominations, faiths, and walks of life are welcome to study and visit

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Kurukulla Center offers a year-round program of classes and group practice. Our resident teacher, Geshe Tsulga of Sera Monastery, typically lives in Boston for four months during the fall and win­ter, where he gives classes on basic texts as well as more advanced teachings in Mahayana Buddhism. He usually grants one or two initiations per year, open to all. We also offer a yearlong introduction to Buddhism and, in Geshela’s

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We are a small group of students of Dodrup Chen Rinpoche, which occasion­ally meets for teachings and practice. Our temple and stupa are located in rural western Massachusetts. We have no resi­dential accommodations and no regular retreat or seminar schedule. A few stu­dents who live close by meet several times each week for group practice. Our em­phasis is on practice and on devotion to our teacher and tradition. Access to Rin­poche

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No description available. address: 360 Ward Street, Newton,

MA 02159 PHONE: (617) 964-5990 lineage: Chinese Vajrayana: True Bud­dha School spiritual head: Grand Master Sheng - yen Lu

affiliation: True Buddha

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No description available. address: PO Box 1167, Stockbridge,

MA 01262 PHONE: (413) 528-9932 lineage: Tibetan Nyingma spiritual HEAD: The Ven. Shyalpa Ten­zin Rinpoche

AFFILIATION: Autonomous ESTABLISHED: 1989

facilities: Meditation center in Great Barrington,

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Sakya Sheidrup Ling was founded on the occasion of Dezhung Rinpoche’s visit to Cambridge in 1980. Since that time, the center has had a continuous program of meditation and study. In 1984 we pur­chased land in Barre, Massachusetts, and there established a rural retreat center known as Sakya Chokhor Yangtse. We are now attempting to establish a permanent city center as well. Meanwhile, Lama Migmar Tseten teaches classes

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