Theravāda Buddhism Web Directory

Springwater
NY

Springwater Center holds retreats throughout the year on 200 acres of woods, fields and streams in western New York. Retreats are in silence with a non-technical approach to meditation, no ritual, and an entirely optional sitting and walking schedule. Questioning her affiliation with formal Buddhist Zen, Toni Packer left the Rochester Zen Center, where she had been a teacher, with a group of friends in 1981. Springwater was born out of this need to see through the raw material of our everyday lives rather than grapple with traditional koans and practices.

New York
NY

New York Insight (NYI) was founded as a nonprofit center for the practice of mindful awareness (vipassana or insight meditation). NYI provides a place where all are welcome to begin or deepen meditation practice based on the liberation teachings of the Buddha. Programs include evenings with renowned meditation teachers, ongoing classes, daylong retreats and weekend courses for the integration of meditation teachings in daily life. The events, except where noted, are suitable for beginning as well as experienced meditators. NYI welcomes the participation of all interested people.

New York
NY

The Community Meditation Center is located in New York City on Manhattan’s upper west side. With a relaxed and comfortable atmosphere the CMC offers classes, Insight Meditation (Vipassana) instruction and practice, daylong retreats, workshops, and social events. Some of the world’s most renowned teachers join with guiding teacher Allan Lokos as we endeavor to develop greater compassion, lovingkindness, wisdom, generosity, and equanimity. All are welcome.

Williamsville
NY

The Buffalo Mindfulness Community offers spiritual education and training about mindfulness (the cultivation of a non-judgmental awareness of the mind-body) and loving-kindness (the intention for all beings to be free from the root of suffering).

Durham
NC

We are a Buddhist practice group that meets regularly for meditation, exploration of the teachings of Buddhism, and support in cultivating the path of practice. We ground our practice in the Insight Meditation (vipassana) tradition, while remaining open to wisdom from the broader spectrum of Buddhist teaching.

Our group seeks to explore the heart of Buddhist teaching and practice, while embracing the process of discovering skillful ways to adapt the tradition to our culture and times. We are peer led. Some participants work with planning and leading on behalf of the group as a form of awareness practice.


Asheville
NC

We are a peer-led Insight Meditation group located in the beautiful mountains of Asheville, North Carolina whose practices are founded on the core teachings of the Buddha. We are a community of supportive individuals (men & women) who are dedicated to bringing more wisdom, compassion and understanding to this world.

Asheville Meditation provides weekly guided Insight Meditation sessions, a sacred space to practice, opportunities to learn from visiting meditation teachers, reading resources, profound expansion naturally occurring from group sharing and resources for participating in extended insight meditation sessions and retreats.

Bolivia
NC

Wat Carolina is a Thai Buddhist Monastery, located near Bolivia, North Carolina or about 20 miles west of Wilmington, North Carolina. The Wat Carolina Monastery continues to grow, both physically and spiritually, under the most excellent leadership of Phrakru Buddamonpricha, abbot.

Hot Springs
NC

Southern Dharma Retreat Center is a nonprofit educational facility, welcoming a variety of spiritual paths, whose purpose is to offer meditation retreats. Southern Dharma is located in a remote mountainous area of Western North Carolina, an hour northwest of Asheville. Facilities include a meditation hall, dormitory, a private forest hermitage and creekside campsites.

Charlotte
NC

Monastic residence with two female monks (bhikkhuni).

High View
WV

A forest monastery and retreat center located 100 miles west of Washington DC. The site has Dhamma articles by resident monks, Bhante Rahula and Bhante Henepola Gunaratana.