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Lions Roar : September 2008
A DIRECTORY OF MEDITATION, RETREAT AND YOGA CENTERS SHAMBHALA SUN Network CALIFORNIA CALIFORNIA TENDAI MONASTERY PO Box 811, Cobb, CA 95427. (707)295-7733; email@example.com; www. buddhadendo.org • Open Practices. The Goma-do here is named HOSHU-IN. Daily life is modeled on Sekizan in Japan. VK Leary, Director. DAVIS SHAMBHALA MEDITATION CENTER 133 “D” St, Suite H, Davis, CA 95616. (530) 758-1440; davis_shambhala@ pacbell.net; www.davisshambhala.org • Meditation practice and study in the Tibetan Buddhist and Shambhala Training tradi- tions. Contemplative practices of ikebana, poetry and tai chi. DEER PARK MONASTERY 2499 Melru Lane, Escondido, CA 92026. (760) 291-1003; firstname.lastname@example.org; www.deerparkmonastery.org; Podcast: www.dpcast.org • Buddhist meditation practice in Plum Village tradition of Vietnamesse Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh. Residential monastic community provides many opportunities for public and lay practice. Offers weekly public days of mindfulness, frequent retreats and regular podcasts. FLOATING ZENDO PO Box 320433, Los Gatos, CA 95032. (408) 674-5956; email@example.com; www.floatingzendo. org • Tuesday evening program & monthly day-long sitting in San Jose, CA. Annual Sessin. Kobun Chino Otogawa Roshi lineage. Teacher, Angie Boissevain. Details on website. INFINITE SMILE SANGHA PO Box 636, Lafayette, CA 94549. (925) 283-8292; firstname.lastname@example.org; www. infinitesmile.org • Through our meetings, retreats, and podcasts, Infinite Smile Sangha endeavors to integrate a relevant spirituality with 21st century living. JIKOJI ZEN CENTER 12100 Skyline Blvd, Los Gatos, CA 95033. (408) 741-9562; email@example.com; www.jikoji.org • Sunday program, 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; office@medicinebuddha. org; www.medicinebuddha.org • Tibetan Buddhist Center, Study Programs, Workshops & Retreats, Facility Rentals, Guest Accomodation, Hiking Trails, Sauna, Bookstore. Santa Cruz County. LONG BEACH MEDITATION PO Box 227, Long Beach, CA 90801. (562) 804-5570; info@longbeachmeditation. com; www.longbeachmeditation.com • Our teacher-led sangha offers weekly sits, retreats and instruction in Vipassana meditation. Guiding teacher, Victor Byrd. Everyone is welcome. LOS ANGELES SHAMBHALA MEDITATION CENTER 963 Colorado Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90041-1705. (323) 255-5472; firstname.lastname@example.org; http://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. MANZANITA VILLAGE PO Box 67, Warner Springs, CA 92086. (760) 782-9223 Fx: 782-0655; www.manzanita village.org • Center based on Mindfulness teachings (Vipassana and Zen), Deep-Ecology and Nonviolence . . . for Healing the Individual, Society and the Earth. Caitriona Reed and Michele Benzamin-Miki. MOUNTAIN STREAM MEDITATION CENTER PO Box 4362, Auburn, CA 95604. (530) 272-6425; info@mtstream. org; www.mtstream.org • John Travis, Teacher. Weekly Vipassana practice in Nevada City and other Sierra Foothill locations. Residential retreats, Meditation Classes. 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 seminars, seasonal long retreats. John Tarrant Roshi, Director. RANGJUNG YESHE GOMDE 66000 Drive Thru Tree Rd, PO Box 162, Leggett, CA 95585-0162. (707) 925-0201, Fx: 925-6041; email@example.com; www.gomdeusa. org • Dzogchen meditation retreat center. Teachings, study and practice with teachers in the Chokling Tersar lineage. Under direction of Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche. SAN DIEGO SHAMBHALA MEDITATION GROUP 3139 University Ave (behind Caffe Forte), San Diego, CA 92104. (619) 692-2148; firstname.lastname@example.org; www. shambhalasandiego.org • Group meditation practice, weekend programs both Buddhist and Shambhala Training. Please see website for schedule. SAN FRANCISCO BUDDHIST CENTER / FRIENDS OF THE WESTERN BUDDHIST ORDER 37 Bartlett St, San Francisco, CA 94110. (415) 282-2018; info@ sfbuddhistcenter.org; www.sfbuddhistcenter.org • An ecumenical system of Buddhist practice for modern western society, focusing on meditation, friendship, study, arts and ritual. SAN FRANCISCO SHAMBHALA MEDITATION CENTER 1630 Taraval St, San Francisco, CA 94116. (415) 731-4426; email@example.com; www.sfshambhala.org • Shambhala Buddhist teachings [Kagyu, Nyingma and Shambhala traditions including secular meditation train- ing]. Free meditation and instruction: Tues & Wed 7:30 pm-9 pm. Open House: Sun 9 am-12 . Check website for calendar, events and classes. SONOMA MOUNTAIN ZEN CENTER 6367 Sonoma Mountain Rd, Santa Rosa, CA 95404. (707) 545-8105; Fx: 545-9508, firstname.lastname@example.org; www.smzc.net • Jakusho Kwong-roshi, Dharma successor of Shunryu Suzuki-roshi. Monthly retreats, guest programs, resident training. Beautiful rural setting. SUKHASIDDHI FOUNDATION PO Box 151327, San Rafael, CA 94915-1327. (415) 482-9208; admin@sukha siddhi.org; www.sukhasiddhi.org • Founder and Resident Lama: Lama Palden Drolma. Classes and retreats in Tibetan Buddhism. VAJRAPANI INSTITUTE PO Box 2130, Boulder Creek, CA 95006. (831) 338-6654 Fx: 338-3666; vajrapani@ vajrapani.org; www.vajrapani.org • Beautiful Tibetan Buddhist retreat center. Courses, retreats, private cabins with vegetarian meal delivery, group rentals, blessed set- ting. Gelugpa lineage. ZEN CENTER OF ORANGE COUNTY 120 East 18th St, Costa Mesa, CA 92627. (949) 722-7818; Fx: 631-8891; email@example.com; www.zcoc .org • Regular practitioners’ program, intensives, introductory workshops, beginners’ classes, counseling. ZEN CENTER OF SAN DIEGO 2047 Felspar St, San Diego, CA 92109. (858) 273-3444; www.zencentersandiego. org • Teachers: Elizabeth Hamilton, Ezra Bayda. Daily sit- ting sesshins, teacher consultations. NORTHWEST EUGENE ZENDO—BUTSU GENJI BUDDHA EYE TEMPLE 2190 Garfield St, Eugene, OR 97405. (541) 302-4576; firstname.lastname@example.org; www.eugenezendo.org • Soto Zen Buddhist Temple located in Eugene, Oregon. We offer a regular schedule of zazen, classes, lectures, service, beginner instruction and retreats. A Zen Sangha in the Joshin Keira Roshi lineage. Ejo McMullen, resident priest. GREAT VOW ZEN MONASTERY PO Box 368, Clatskanie, OR 97016. (503) 728-0654 Fx: 728-0633; zcoregistration@ zendust.org; www.zendust.org • Daily meditation, classes, retreats, and residential lay and monastic training. Led by Chozen Bays, Roshi and Hogen Bays. KAGYU CHANGCHUB CHULING 73 NE Monroe St, Portland, OR 97212. (503) 284-6697; email@example.com; www. kcc.org • Vajrayana. Instruction, meditation, retreats. Founder—Kalu Rinpoche, Principal teacher, Michael Conklin. Rural center: Building 1 & 3 year retreat facilities. 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 seminars, seasonal long retreats. John Tarrant Roshi, Director. PORTLAND SHAMBHALA MEDITATION CENTER 1110 SE Alder St, Portland, OR 97214. (503) 231-4971; firstname.lastname@example.org; www.portlandshambhala.org • Meditation instruction, practice and study in Buddhist and Shambhala traditions. Call or visit our website for schedule. SEATTLE INSIGHT MEDITATION SOCIETY 2911 South Main St, Seattle, WA 98144. (206) 366-2111; www. seattleinsight.org • Offering introductory and ongoing Insight Meditation classes, weekend non-residential retreats, and on-line dharma talks. Guiding Teacher: Rodney Smith. ZEN CENTER OF PORTLAND 2520 NW Upshur, Portland, OR 97210. (503) 319-8548; www.zencenterof portland.org • Daily meditation, private interviews, retreats. Affiliated with the Ordinary Mind Zen School (Founder: Joko Beck). Teacher: Larry Christensen. ZEN COMMUNITY OF OREGON PO Box 368, Clatskanie, OR 97016. (503) 728-0654; info@greatvow. 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 ARIZONA SOTO ZEN CENTERS (520) 360-9080; (Phoenix and Tucson) email@example.com; www.azszc.org • Regularly scheduled services, zazenkai and sesshin under the direction of So Kozen in the lineage of Suda Roshi and Matsuoka Roshi. Please check our website for details and schedules. BOULDER QUEST CENTER 1200 Yarmouth Ave, Boulder, CO 80304. (303) 440-3647; www.boulderquest. com • Martial Arts, Meditation & Fitness. Multiple weekly classes in Blue Lotus meditation., Japanese martial arts, kickboxing, yoga, and belly dance. BOULDER SHAMBHALA MEDITATION CENTER 1345 Spruce St, Boulder, CO 80302. (303) 444-0190 Fx: 443-2975; firstname.lastname@example.org; www.boulder. shambhala.org • Extensive programs/practice Shambhala Buddhism, Shambhala Training, Nalanda Arts/Education. DESERT LOTUS ZEN PO Box 13426, Tempe, AZ 13426. www.desert-lotus-zen.org • Meditation, Koan Study and the Arts, weekly services, regular seminars, seasonal long retreats. DORJE KHYUNG DZONG PO Box 131, Gardner, CO 81040. (719) 746-2264 Fx: 746-2997; dkd@shambhala. org; www.shambhala.org/centers/dkd • Solitary cabin retreats in rural mountain setting. Open year round. GREAT MOUNTAIN ZEN CENTER 1110 Sparta Dr, Lafayette, CO 80026. (720) 890-1800; Fx: (303) 926-4357; email@example.com; www.gmzc.org • Regular zazen, sesshin and private interviews led by Shishin Wick, Roshi and Shinko Perez, Sensei at facilities near Boulder and Denver. KANZEON ZEN CENTER UTAH 1268 East South Temple, Salt Lake City, UT 84102. (866) 759-6137 or (801) 328-8414; firstname.lastname@example.org; www.kzci.org or www. bigmind.org • Genpo Merzel Roshi, former President of the White Plum and founder of Kanzeon Sangha and the “Big Mind” process. Daily meditation classes, Retreats, Sesshins, “Big Mind” workshops & trainings. 107 SHAMBHALA SUN SEPTEMBER 2008 SEPT 100-112.indd 107 SEPT 100-112.indd 107 7/3/08 1:35:54 PM 7/3/08 1:35:54 PM