Meditation Society (IMS) Barre, Massachusetts, USA
The Insight Meditation Society was founded in 1975 as a nonprofit
organization to provide a place for the intensive practice of insight
meditation. IMS operates a retreat center set on 80 wooded acres in
the quiet country of central Massachusetts. It provides a secluded
environment for intensive meditation practice.
York Insight Meditation Center New York, USA
New York Insight Meditation Center is a non-residential meditation
center that provides insight meditation retreats, courses, workshops,
and other programs to people in the New York City area. Beginning
and experienced meditators are welcome. NYI is a not-for-profit organization.
Insight Meditation Society (SIMS) Seattle, USA
The Seattle Insight Meditation Society (SIMS) is a non-profit organization
devoted to offering the Buddha's teachings on insight and awareness
to all those who seek them. SIMS offers classes in insight meditation
Rock Meditation Center San Francisco, USA
Spirit Rock Meditation Center is located in Woodacre in western Marin
County, less than an hour north of San Francisco. The Center hosts
a full program of ongoing classes, daylong retreats and residential
retreats exploring the themes of meditation and its relation to life
in modern society. Retreats are taught by the seventeen members of
the Spirit Rock Teachers Council and by senior visiting teachers from
our sister centers, Insight Meditation Society and Gaia House.
Wisdom Meditation Centre Gilroy California, USA.
Buddhist Wisdom House Gilroy is primarily an Insight/Theravadan Vipassana
center (but not exclusively so). Geographic region: Southern San Francisco
Bay Area and northern Central Coast (southern Santa Clara, San Benito,
southern Santa Cruz and northern Monterey counties), namely Morgan
Hill, Hollister, Gilroy and Salinas.
America Dharma Central Region, USA
Mid America Dharma offers insight meditation to the central region
of the USA. The web site offers information on: local meditation groups
in the area between the Appalachian and Rocky Mountain ranges; Mid
America Dharma retreats and retreats of most other insight meditation
groups throughout the USA; and links to other insight meditation sites
throughout the world.
Insight Meditation Center USA
The Insight Meditation Center of the Midpeninsula has been meeting
since 1986 and is a gathering of individuals who meet in order to
learn, support and deepen their mindfulness practice. It is an informal
group and those interested in mindfulness meditation are heartily
welcome to join whenever they wish.
Meditation Community Washington DC, USA
The Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC is vipassana meditation
group approximately in the tradition of the Insight Meditation Society
in Barre, Massacheusetts, USA. Tara Brach is the founding and guiding
Dhamma teacher. Over 100 meditators attend the weekly sitting / class.
Meditation retreats of one, three, or seven days are held regularly
in the Washington, DC area.
Meditation Website - International
This is the international home page of the organizations which offer
courses in Vipassana Meditation in the tradition of Sayagyi U Ba Khin
as taught by S.N. Goenka and his assistant teachers.
International Meditation Centers USA, Australia, England and Austria
There are five International Meditation Centres in the Sayagyi U Ba
Khin Tradition. Each of the Centres in the West is a direct offspring
of the International Meditation Centre of Yangon, Myanmar, which was
founded by Sayagyi U Ba Khin. All the Centres are guided by Mother
Sayamagyi and Sayagyi U Chit Tin, two of Sayagyi U Ba Khin's closest
disciples, who have practised and taught meditation for more than
forty years and have carried on the tradition since Sayagyi U Ba Khin's
demise in 1971.
Metta Maui, USA
The small vipassana retreat community on Maui conduct regular silent
vipassana metta retreats: daylong, weekend, two week and an annual
month long (August). We undertake cultivation of awareness through
the traditional practices of generosity, moral conduct, concentration,
insight and lovingkindness with the understanding that liberation
of the heart brings the greatest happiness which is peace. Teachers:
Kamala Masters and Steven Armstrong. Periodically other senior teachers
are invited to offer the dhamma on Maui.
Insight Meditation Group
The Madison Insight Meditation Group is comprised of people with varying
levels of training and experience in Vipassana, or Insight Meditation.
They focus on the essence of the Buddha's teachings that underlie
2500 years of cultural traditions.
and Insight London, England.
In Kingsbury, in North West London, you can find the Sri Saddhatissa
International Buddhist Centre. It is here Buddhism and Insight Meditation
are taught to a wide cross section of the community by the Venerable
U. Dhammasami. Although primarily focused on the Mahasi Sayadaw and
the Monggut meditation techniques, the two most prominent living traditions
in Burma, Ven U. Dhammasami highlights the mental flexibility, which
can be gained from the practice.
A Centre for meditation, enquiry and compassion. Gaia House offers
insight meditation and zen retreats throughout the year. The Centre
provides comprehensive Dharma teachings and spiritual practices to
realize wisdom and compassion in daily life. The Centre is not tied
to any religion. The teachings explore depths of awareness and the
discovery of an enlightened life.
Vipassana.com offers resources and support to meditators in the Theravada
tradition. Several hundred people have participated in the free 10
week Online Meditation Course since it began in 1997. Led by Andrew
Quernmore, a London-based meditation teacher, the course introduces
both samatha and vipassana techniques and is currently available in
English and Russian (Spanish and French translations are in progress).
is the website of a network of Insight Meditation groups, centres
and teachers in Australia. There is a wide variety of practice styles
in the network, but all the teachers are members of the Insight Teacher
Circle Australia, a group established by Christopher Titmuss and Subhana
Meditation Centre Singapore
The Burmese, Mahasi Sayadaw Satipatthana Vipassana tradition is followed
in this centre. (Sayadaw U Pannathami stays at this centre from time
to time) Transport: The nearest MRT station is Tanah Merah and the
SBS Buses passing through are no. 10 and 14. Meditators are welcome
to the centre anytime to practise, either individually or in groups
Yeiktha Myanmar (Burma)
Chanmyay Yeiktha ('Peaceful Hermitage') is a Buddhist meditation centre
in Rangoon, Myanmar (Burma) where the teachers are senior Buddhist
monks who teach Vipassana (Insight) meditation in Myanmar and English
languages. Anyone who takes a keen interest in mental development
can practise meditation here, regardless of sex, race, nationality
Shwe Taung Gon Sasana Yeiktha Myanmar (Burma)
Both local and foreign yogis come to the Shwe Taung Gon center in
Yangon to practice intensive Vipassana meditation. The Mahasi method
involves mindfulness of body, sensations, mind, and general objects
such as seeing, hearing, tasting and smelling. The primary objects
of meditation are the rise and fall of the abdomen in sitting meditation
and the movement of the feet in walking meditation.
Buddhist Meditation Centre (MBMC) Penang
The Malaysian Buddhist Meditation Centre, is open throughout the whole
year. Intensive retreats as well as part time meditation classes are
held throughout out the year. The present meditation teacher is Sayadaw
U Pannathami. He is the disciple of Sayadaw U Pandita of Panditarama
in Myanmar (Burma). Sayadaw speaks English well and teaches vipassana
meditation in the Mahasi Sayadaw tradition.
Inzichts Meditatie The Netherlands
This organization promotes the practice of vipassana meditation in
The Netherlands and organizes vipassana meditation retreats with teachers
from the East and the West. It publishes a yearly schedule including
the activities of regional centers.
Swedish Vipassanagruppen Sweden
Vipassanagruppen is a nonprofit organisation for people interested
in insight meditation. We arrange regular sittings, seminars and retreats.
Vipassana means insight. It is a meditation method taught by the Buddha
around 500 BC. The purpose is to develop mindfulness here and now
which leads to compassion, equanimity and enlightenment.
Retreat Centre Ireland
Passaddhi, a small retreat and meditation centre in the Beara Peninsula
in the southwest of Ireland, overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. The meditation
taught is vipassana in the tradition of the Ven. Mahasi Sayadaw (Burmese/Thai
Theravadin). Contact person is: Marjó Oosterhoff, address:
Passaddhi, Leitrim Beg, Adrigole, Beara, Co. Cork, Ireland. Tel: 027-60223,
Insight Meditation Community of New Haven New Haven, CT, USA.
The Insight Meditation Community of New Haven is a gathering of individuals
who are interested in deepening our meditation practice and developing
our understanding of Buddhist teachings. We host a weekly, drop-in
sitting group, free of charge and open to the public, and beginners
are particularly welcome.
The Foundations of Mindfulness USA
Dedicated to an in-depth study of the Satipatthana and Anapanasati
Suttas in the Theravada tradition. Also hosts the North Jersey Mindfulness
Community website. Contact: R.A. Harris: firstname.lastname@example.org