Meditation Society - 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
- Los Angeles & Southern California, USA
Under the direction of Dharma teacher Trudy Goodman, InsightLA
offers mindfulness meditation for the curious, secular beginner,
as well as intensive training for the experienced Buddhist
practitioner. We are a community of caring and friendly practitioners
– come join us! Participate in our: Sitting groups, Classes,
Retreats, Family mindfulness programs, and Mindfulness Based
Stress Reduction (MBSR) program.
- New 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 - 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 and retreats.
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.
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
Insight Meditation Center - Redwood City, USA
The Insight Meditation Center (IMC) is a community-based urban
meditation center for the practice of Vipassana or Insight
meditation. We are a non-residential center in Redwood City,
California, dedicated to the study and practice of Buddhist
teachings. IMC offers a broad range of practice and community
activities. This includes a weekly schedule of meditation
sessions, dharma talks (talks on Buddhist teaching and practice),
classes, group discussions, yoga practice and a variety of
meditation and study retreats.
- Insight 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,
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
International Meditation Centers - USA, Australia, England
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 - USA
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.
House - England
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
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).
for Insight Meditation - England
Association for Insight Meditation website's has books in
the Burmese Insight Meditation tradition of Mahasi Sayadaw,
Ledi Sayadaw and Chanmyay Sayadaw. Retreats are conducted
by an English monk ordained by Mahasi Sayadaw, Bhikkhu Pesala.
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 for retreats.
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 and religion.
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.
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.
- The 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).
Insight Meditation Community of New Haven - New Haven,
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.
Columbia Insight Mediation Society - British Columbia,
BCIMS, formerly Vipassana BC, is a nonprofit society based
in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Formed to connect
and support Buddhist meditation communities in B.C. that practice
in the Theravadan tradition, we provide access to teachings
through classes, sitting groups and retreats, and build sangha
through community events and volunteer work.
— 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.
Foundation - Burma
Saddhamma Foundation was formed to support the Venerable Sayadaw
U Pandita 1989. We provide resources about Satipatthana (mindfulness)
and Vipassana (insight) meditation and meditation retreats.
We have extensive information for those who wish to travel
to and practice meditation at the Panditarama Forest Center
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