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Lions Roar : September 2011
A DIRECTORY OF MEDITATION, RETREAT, AND YOGA CENTERS SHAMBHALA SUN Network california AGAINST THE STREAM BUDDHIST MEDITATION SOCIETY 4300 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90029. (323) 665- 4300, Fax: (323) 665-4404, email@example.com, www.againstthestream.org • Founded by Noah Levine, author of Dharma Punx, Against The Stream has two cen- ters in Los Angeles and Santa Monica offering weekly classes, daylong retreats, and special class series. CALIFORNIA TENDAI MONASTERY PO Box 811, Cobb, CA 95426. (707) 295-7733, keisho@ xprs.net, www.caltendai.org • Mahayana Brotherhood. HOSHU-IN is the goma-do and daily life is modeled on SEKIZAN ZEN-IN in Kyoto. VK Leary Keisho, Abbot. DHAMMAKAYA MEDITATION CENTER OF SAN JOSE 19198 De Havilland Dr, Saratoga, CA 95070. (408) 490- 4448, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.dmc.tv/en • Home of Dhammakaya Meditation in Northern California. Weekend Meditation classes and retreats. Sunday Buddhist ceremonies. Please contact us for details. FRESNO RIVER ZEN Unitarian Church, 2672 East Alluvial, Clovis, CA 93611. (559) 877-2400, Fax: (559) 877-4570, Fresno@emptynest zendo.org, www.emptynestzendo.org • Meditation and discussion Monday evening and Saturday mornings; Abbess Grace Schireson and Rev. Peter Schireson teach- ing. Retreats and Buddhist precepts. JIKOJI ZEN CENTER 12100 Skyline Blvd, Los Gatos, CA 95033. (408) 741-9562, email@example.com, www.jikoji.org • Sunday program, work- shops, day-long sittings & sesshins. Available for group & individual retreats. Kobun Chino Otogawa Roshi lineage. Resident teacher, Shoho Michael Newhall. Details on website. LAND OF MEDICINE BUDDHA 5800 Prescott Rd, Soquel, CA 95073. (831) 462-8383, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.landofmedicinebudha. org • Tibetan Buddhist Center, Study Programs, Workshops & Retreats, Facility Rentals, Guest Accomodation, Hiking Trails, Sauna, Bookstore, Santa Cruz County. LION’S ROAR DHARMA CENTER 1809 19th St, Ste A, Sacramento, CA 95811. (916) 565- 6314, Fax: (916) 492-9396, email@example.com, www.lionsroardharmacenter.org • LRDC provides medita- tion instruction and Dharma designed specifically for all level of practitioners with daily life commitments. Founder, Geshe Lobsang Gyatso. Director, Lama Yeshe Jinpa. LOS ANGELES SHAMBHALA MEDITATION CENTER 963 Colorado Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90041-1705. (323) 255-5472, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.la.shambhala.org • Free meditation instruction available: Sundays 9 am- noon, Wednesdays and Thursdays 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm. Extensive programs in Buddhist teachings and practice, Shambhala Training, and Contemplative Arts. For further information please call or check our website. LOST COIN ZEN San Francisco, CA 94117. (800) 731-5061, contact@lost coinzen.com, www.lostcoinzen.com • Modern, interna- tional Zen group. Koan study with Doen Sensei in person or by skype. Zazen. Weekly groups, retreats. Rooted in traditional practices, Lost Coin harnesses the power of “The Way” to remove barriers to seeing your true nature and to achieving goals and joy in everyday life. MODESTO VALLEY HEARTLAND ZEN GROUP Modesto Church of the Brethren, Rm 5, 2301 Woodland Ave, Modesto, CA 95358. (209) 535-6750, modesto@ emptynestzendo.org, www.modestozen.org • Zen medita- tion and teaching Thursday 6:30 - 8:30 p.m . Zen Recovery group first Saturday monthly (9:30 - 11:00 a.m .). PACIFIC ZEN INSTITUTE Based in Sonoma County, CA, and the San Francisco Bay area. (707) 544-0540, www.pacificzen.org • Meditation, Koan Study and the Arts. Weekly gatherings, regular semi- nars, seasonal long retreats. John Tarrant Roshi, Director. RANGJUNG YESHE GOMDE CALIFORNIA 66000 Drive Thru Tree Rd, PO Box 162, Leggett, CA 95585-0162. (707) 925-0201, email@example.com, www.gomdeusa.org • Dzogchen meditation and retreat center under the direction of Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche. Teachings, study and practice with teachers in the Chokling Tersar lineage. RISSHO KOSEI-KAI INTERNATIONAL OF NORTH AMERICA DHARMA CENTERS 4255 Campus Dr, University Center A-245, Irvine, CA 02612. (949) 336-4430, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.rkina.org • Founded in Toyko 1938. Bodhisattva practices: Sutra Study, Chanting, Calligraphy, Hoza, Meditation. Located in HI, CA, OR, WA, TX, CO, OK, IL OH, FL, NY. SHAMBHALA MEDITATION CENTER SAN FRANCISCO/ SHARCHEN DZONG 1231 Stevenson St, San Francisco, CA 94103. (415) 796- 2507, email@example.com, www.sfshambhala.org • Newly opened! FREE MEDITATION & INSTRUCTION: Tues & Wed 7:30 pm-9 pm (Tuesday’s Beginner’s Night) & Sun 9 am-Noon (w/dharma talk). See website for classes. Shambhala Buddhist, Kagyu & Nyingma Teachings. STILLPOINT ZEN COMMUNITY 7919 Empire Grade, Santa Cruz, CA 95060. (831) 466- 9566, (831) 466-9599, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.umiji.org • This Enlighten Master Umi, is inviting you, into Enlightenment. Is inviting you to fly. Daily meditations. Satsangs Wednesdays 7:30 pm and Sundays 11:00 am. Visitors welcome. Residential. SUKHASIDDHI FOUNDATION PO Box 151327, San Rafael, CA 94915-1327. (415) 482- 9208, email@example.com, www.sukhasiddhi.org • Founder and Resident Lama: Lama Palden Drolma. Classes and retreats in Tibetan Buddhism. TIBETAN NYINGMA INSTITUTE 1815 Highland Place, Berkeley, CA 94709. (510) 809- 1000, Fax: (510) 649-9774, nyingma-institute@nyingma. org, www.NyingmaInstitute.org • Home of Tibetan Yoga (Kum Nye), Nyingma Psychology and the Time, Space, and Knowledge Vision. Offering retreats, workshops and classes. VAJRAPANI INSTITUTE FOR WISDOM CULTURE PO Box 2130, Boulder Creek, CA 95006. (800) 531-4001, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.vajrapani.org • A meditation retreat center offering Tibetan Buddhist retreats and pri- vate meditation retreat cabins. Available to rent for your spiritual group. ZEN CENTER OF SAN DIEGO 2047 Felspar St, San Diego, CA 92109. (858) 273-3444, www.zencentersandiego.org • Teachers: Elizabeth Hamilton, Ezra Bayda. Daily sitting sesshins, teacher consultations. northwest CANYON MOUNTAIN CENTER 511 SE Hillcrest St, John Day, OR 97845. (541) 932-2725, email@example.com, www.bodysoulalignment.com • Beautiful high desert valley. Daily Zazen, yoga, well being classes, group meetings and support. Space available for like minded teaching. GREAT VOW ZEN MONASTERY PO Box 368, Clatskanie, OR 97016. (503) 728-0654, info@ greatvow.org, www.greatvow.org • Daily meditation, class- es, meditation retreats, residential and monastic training. Led by Chozen Bays, Roshi and Zen Teacher Hogen Bays. KAGYU CHANGCHUB CHULING 73 NE Monroe St, Portland, OR 97212. (503) 284-6697, www.kcc.org • Vajrayana. Instruction, meditation, retreats. Founder - Kalu Rinpoche, Principal teacher, Michael Conklin. Rural center: Building 1 & 3 year retreat facilities. NALANDA WEST 3902 Woodland Park Ave N, Seattle, WA 98103. (206) 529- 8258, Fax: (206) 632-3859, firstname.lastname@example.org, www. nalandawest.org • Center for American Buddhism. Regular classes, meditation, workshops, and teachings with lineage masters from diverse traditions in the 5 Sciences. NITARTHA INSTITUTE 3902 Woodland Park Ave N, Seattle, WA 98103. (206) 947- 6018, email@example.com, www.nitarthainstitute. org • Intensive study programs founded by Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche, Khenchen Thrangu Rinpoche, Khenpo Tsultrim Gyamtso Rinpoche. Online Streaming Video, Regional, Summer Institute. Foundation, Intermediate, Advanced courses. OLYMPIA ZEN CENTER 3248 39th Way NE, PO Box 1154, Olympia, WA 98507. (360) 357-2835, www.olympiazencenter.org • Sesshins, personal retreats, residentials. Soto Zen tradition. Teacher: Eido Frances Carney Roshi. SEATTLE INSIGHT MEDITATION SOCIETY PO Box 95817, Seattle, WA 98145. (206) 366-2111, www.seattleinsight.org • Offering introductory and ongo- ing Insight Meditation classes, weekend non-residential retreats, and online dharma talks. Guiding Teacher: Rodney Smith. ZEN COMMUNITY OF OREGON PO Box 368, Clatskanie, OR 97016. (503) 728-0654, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.zendust.org • Meditation in Portland Thursday and Sundays. Sesshin and residential training at Great Vow Zen Monastery. Teachers Chozen and Hogen Bays. southwest ALBUQUERQUE SHAMBHALA CENTER 501 Calle del Pajarito NW, Albuquerque, NM 87114. (505) 890-7464, email@example.com, www.albuquerque. shambhala.org • Free group meditation practice and medi- tation instruction in the Shambhala Buddhist tradition. Weekend programs, classes and more. Everyone welcome. AWAKENED LIFE PO Box 2368, Santa Fe, NM 87504. (505) 983-4505, mail@ awakenedlife.org, www.awakenedlife.org • Weekly medi- tation, talks, and koan salons, meditation and koan retreats with Joan Sutherland, Roshi. Creativity, commu- nity, depth, rootedness, modernity. BIG MIND ZEN CENTER 1268 East South Temple, Salt Lake City, UT 84102. (866) 759-6137 or (801) 328-8414, bigmindoffice@bigmind. org, www.bigmind.org • Genpo Roshi, former President of the White Plum and Founder of Kanzeon Sangha. Worldwide and the Big Mind process. Daily meditation classes, Koan study, retreats, sesshins, Big Mind work- shops and trainings. 91 SHAMBHALA SUN SEPTEMBER 2011