Theravāda Buddhism Web Directory

Englewood
Florida

Our Mission

The long-term plan is to raise sufficient funds through private donations to build monks’ residences, a meditation hall, and a general purpose hall on the monastery grounds for use by the lay community. A major fundraising effort is currently underway to raise the monies for building this permanent monastery. All operating expenses and building fund capital are obtained from donations freely given by those who come to hear Dhamma talks and seek guidance from the monks.

Once the necessary structures are built at the forest site, the monks will continue to officiate Buddhist ceremonies and provide Dhamma instruction for all who seek it. The monastery will be a source of information and learning about Buddhism, as well provide a space for those who wish to come on short – or long-term retreats to deepen their practice of the Buddha’s teachings.

Parker
Colorado

The Colorado Forest Monastery Of Luangta Maha Boowa was established by the students of Luangta Maha Boowa, both the monks and lay people in the year of 2012, located in Parker, Colorado in order to provide counseling services to the local community. The monastery intends to follow the Thai Buddhist Forest tradition, led by Luangta Maha Boowa in order to support the people to practice and learn the Buddhist teachings ultimately providing its followers with a meaningful, happy, and peaceful life. Our intention is to spread Buddhism to all Americans and to provide an opportunity to develop a deeper and more meaningful understanding of Buddha. We accept everyone, and do not discriminate against anyone, and welcome all people of all religious backgrounds, color and race. The monastery understands the importance of education and therefore providing its followers with the right information through teaching correctly. We also understand the importance of unity, of all Buddhists, and bringing together all the different sects in the Buddhist religion so that we can all work together towards a common cause. By understanding each other’s differences, it will further strengthen the missionary cause of the temple.

Ann Arbor
Michigan

We are a Buddhist dharma community in the Theravada tradition.  All are welcome.  We support beginners and advanced meditators.

Hillsboro
OR

The mission of the Oregon Buddhist Vihara is to share the Buddha's message of Peace and Happiness and help to create peace and harmony within and ourselves and in the surrounding world. Vihara is open to people of all faith traditions and cultures. We welcome you come and see, to participate in spiritual practices such as meditation, sila bhavana, Dhamma discussions and community events.

 

Richmond
Virginia

Offers weekly group Vipassana meditation.

Gaithersburg
MD

This rural meditation retreat facility is a branch of the Washington Buddhist Vihara.

It is the fulfillment of the long-held dream of Bhante Maharagama Dhammasiri to honor his beloved teacher, the late Ven. Madihe Pannasiha Mahanayaka Thera. Lion of wisdom is the translation of the pali word pannasiha. Panna means wisdom and siha is a lion. The lion is the fearless king of animals, while Wisdom is the fearless king of the mind.

It is the purpose of this center to be a refuge from the hustle and bustle of city life and provide access to the slower nature vibrations of the rural countryside conducive to mindfulness meditation practice. There has long been a need for a meditation retreat center not too far from the tri-state metropolitan areas of Washington, Maryland and Northern Virginia.

White Salmon
WA

In the hills above White Salmon and Bingen on the Washington side of the Columbia River Gorge, is the home of a small group of Theravada Buddhist monks. The Pacific Hermitage is a branch of Abhayagiri Buddhist Monastery in Redwood Valley, California. Established in the summer of 2010 on five acres of leased land, the Hermitage is a place of solitude for these monks who devote their lives to meditation and simple living.

Aurora
Colorado

Meditation society headed by Achan Sobin (Namto Bhikkhu Sopako Bodhi).

Offering a precise, moment-to-moment mindfulness technique in the Thai/Burmese tradition. Learn sitting/walking meditation, the "Sixteen Stages of Insight," mindful eating, and more.

 

See also: https://www.reddit.com/r/theravada/comments/5xgre3/update_of_vipassana_dhura_meditation_society_pages/

Concord
CA

Wat Buddhadhamadharo (aka. Wat Concord) residing at Concord, California was found to gratify and commemorate Ven Ajaan Lee Dhammadharo, Asokaram temple, Samutprakan, Thailand, who was a significant disciple of Ven Luangpu Mun Bhuritatto a grand master of Thailand forest tradition Buddhism. In addition, this monastery is one of few official branch monasteries of Asokaram temple.

Ven Roemchai Chinwangso with 37 vassa (years in robe), the abbot of Wat Buddhadhammadharo, has ordained into monkhood since May 18th, 1975 at Asokaram temple, Thailand. He named the organization after the monastic name of Pra Sutthidham Rangsi Kampeera Mathajarn (aka. Ven Ajaan Lee Dhammadharo) at Asokaram Temple.

Monroe Township, South Brunswick
New Jersey

Mahamevnawa Buddhist Meditation Center of New Jersey Inc (MBMNJ) is a non-profit organization dedicated to the practice and teaching of Buddha Gotama known as Theravada Buddhism. MBMNJ is a New Jersey (US) branch of Mahamevnawa Buddhist Monastery of Sri Lanka.

It is our mission to advance the Buddha’s teachings of generosity, morality, and meditation and to enhance the spiritual life of our members and the general public through cultivating friendship, compassion, and wisdom. The services of this organization are open to any member of the public interested in learning and practicing Theravada Buddhism.

MBMNJ’s ultimate motive is to foster a deeper practice of the Buddhist ethics for the well-being of individuals, families and society at large, to help individuals of all ethnic and religious backgrounds to find peace and mental calmness through concentration and mindfulness and to promote the study and application of insight meditation (vipassana) which will ultimately lead to the attainment of Nirvana.