Theravāda Buddhism Web Directory

Berkeley
CA

The Metta Dharma Foundation, located in the East Bay of the San Francisco Bay Area, is dedicated to the study and practice of Buddhist meditation and the integration and application of Buddhist teachings in all aspects of our lives. Our classes and programs are based in the Buddha’s teachings in the Pali discourses.

We strive to support practitioners to live with wisdom, compassion and peace through foundational teachings and practices of Moral Conduct, Mental Calm and Insight Meditation, Generosity and Lovingkindness.

Sacramento
CA

Thai Buddhist temple.

Pasadena
CA

Los Angeles Buddhist temple was founded in 1978. The incumbent abbot of the temple is Ven. pandit Ahangama Dhammarama nayaka thero. The temple is located in the center of Hollywood. Meditation classes, dharma classes, Buddha puja (offering to buddha) and other religious activities are conducted by resident monks at the temple. There are Sri Lankan, Thai, Bangladesh Buddhist monks resident in the temple. Meditation classes are conducted by Ven. Lakkhana, the meditation master from Sri Lanka. Lot of them who attend the meditation classes become devoted Buddhists. Special attention is being given to each and every individual who attends the meditation classes. Other Buddhist priests who are resident in the temple conduct many religious activities.

Idyllwild
CA

The Skillful Meditation Project offers an approach to Buddhist Meditation based on what people actually experience when they meditate.

 

Los Angeles
CA

Against The Stream Buddhist Meditation Society is founded upon the empowering and self-revealed teaching of original Buddhism. We follow the guidance of the 4 Noble Truths. The Dharma (Truth) as revealed by the Buddha is our only Refuge. Through our founding teacher Noah Levine’s connection and empowerment from his teachers, Jack Kornfield, Stephen and Ondrea Levine and Ajahn Amaro we are directly connected to several lineages of traditional Buddhism.



Los Angeles
CA

L.A.Dharma is a non-sectarian Buddhist organization. Our mission is to create a focal point for insight meditation and to help develop community. Buddhist ethics, traditions, and practices inspire our activities. We host retreats, offer meditation groups, workshops and classes. L.A.Dharma operates as a division of the Insight Center, a 501(c)3 public benefit corporation, from which it inherits non-profit status. All donations are tax deductible.

 

Long Beach
CA

We practice Vipassana meditation, a time-honored method for developing mindfulness and concentration. We offer weekly sits and retreats with on-going instruction in sitting and walking meditation by our guiding teacher, Victor Byrd, who gives regular dharma talks and leads our open discussions.

Jenner
CA

DharmaCreek Sangha is located on 200+ acres of redwood forest coastal wilderness. In the Forest Monastery tradition, we practice mindful awareness within the awesome beauty of nature. We practice being in the moment, in bare receptivity to all that arises, as we kayak in silence at sunset/moonrise on the Russian River, hike along a redwood canyon, or meditate beside a rushing sun-sparkled creek.

Monthly weekend Mindfulness in Nature, Sunset/Moonrise kayak retreats are held just before the full moon. Dana only.

Berkeley
CA

The Insight Meditation Community of Berkeley promotes Buddhist teachings and meditation practices primarily from the Theravadan tradition.

 

Riverside
CA

TTVMC is a relatively new center, however, during its short history the center has been fortunate in hosting some of the most notable Vipassana teachers in the world. The religious advisors are Venerable U Silananda, Venerable Gunaratana, and Kyaswa Sayadaw U Lakkhana, who have generously come to the center and taught retreats ranging in weekend to a month in length.