Theravāda Buddhism Web Directory

Chelmsford
MA

Kalyana Mitta Sangha means “community of spiritual friends” in Pali, the language of the oldest Buddhist texts. Often used to describe someone in the teacher role, the term kalyana mitta can refer to anyone on the path of self-knowledge who is a guide, support, or merely co-traveler. Our group began as a “Mindfulness Meditation for Caregivers” class founded in 2005 by Abhaya Sandy Kopka, a Hospice Chaplain then working in Lowell, Massachusetts.  From time to time we are pleased to offer special events including half- and full-day workshops and retreats led by guest teachers.

Our regular meetings take place on Tuesdays from 7:30pm to 9:30pm. All are welcome, regardless of experience.

Barre
MA

IMS's Forest Refuge has continuously hosted experienced meditators since 2003. Its program is specifically designed to encourage sustained, longer-term retreat practice – a key component in the transmission of Buddhism from Asia to the West.

Within a harmonious and secluded environment, meditators can nurture the highest aspiration for liberation. In consultation with visiting insight meditation teachers, a program of training in one or more Theravada Buddhist practices is created for each participant, allowing the continuing unfolding of deeper levels of wisdom and compassion. A personal retreat here strengthens practice faith, confidence and self-reliance.

Barre
Massachusetts

Dedicated to bringing together teachers, students, scholars and practitioners who are committed to exploring Buddhist thought and practice as a living tradition, faithful to its origins and lineage, yet adaptable and alive in each new time and place.

 

Barre
MA

This is the website of Jeta Grove Foundation, a non-profit organization created to steward funds donated to help with the establishment of a Theravada Buddhist forest monastery in the Northeast U.S., specifically a branch monastery of the monastic community of Ajahn Chah and Ajahn Sumedho.

 

Raynham
MA

As of 2011, the site has a small farmhouse where activities are held. However, there are ongoing plans to construct a very large Buddhist center on the site. There is an English-speaking meditation group that meets at 8:00am on Sunday mornings.

Amherst
MA

Bodhisara Dharma Community is a non-profit organization in western Massachusetts formed to offer the Buddha's teaching to all ages and to create a community of friends who support and sustain each other in living with awareness, kindness,  compassion, and right action.

Framingham
MA

We are a group of New Englanders who want to establish a permanent center in this area for the practice of meditation and the exploration of Buddhist philosophy and teachings. Our group is lead by several Sri Lankan Theravada Buddhist monks with considerable experience in the practice and teaching of Buddhism and meditation methods in Sri Lanka, South Korea and the US.

Shutesbury
MA

Temenos is a small retreat and conference center, located on 78 acres on a small mountain in Massachusetts, 25 minutes from Amherst. In our forest setting guests are away from electricity and telephone, taking their water from our well.

Easthampton
MA

IMC PV is a non-residential urban center located in Easthampton, MA. Its mission is to offer the Buddha's teachings of liberation to all those who are interested and to those who want to sustain and deepen their practice. We offer drop in sittings, classes, one day and weekend non-residential retreats and teacher interviews. Rebecca Bradshaw is the Guiding Teacher.

West Newbury
MA

IMCN offers a variety of meditation opportunities including daily sittings, practice groups, retreats and workshops.