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Lions Roar : January 2009
WILLPOWER INSTITUTE U.S.A. MEDITATION CENTER 2526 Manana Dr #105, Dallas, TX 75220; Wilkes Alexander (214) 458-9134 • Offering a FREE 6 month Meditation Instructor Course starting in August. Master Teacher of Meditation Phra Tep Jetiyajarn-Luangphor Viriyang Sirintharo of Thailand. Novice to experienced meditators and people of all faiths welcome. northeast ALBANY SHAMBHALA MEDITATION CENTER 879 Madison Ave, Albany, NY 12208. (518) 375-7041; email@example.com; www.albany.shambhala. org • Meditation instruction, practice and study in the Shambhala Buddhist traditions. AMERICAN BUDDHIST SHIM GUM DO ASSOC. 203 Chestnut Hill Ave, Brighton, MA 02135. (617) 787-1506 Fx: 787-2708; firstname.lastname@example.org; www.shimgumdo. org • Shim Gum Do—Mind Sword Path; Zen martial art training. Ongoing classes and residential programs available. ARYALOKA BUDDHIST RETREAT CENTER 14 Heartwood Circle, Newmarket, NH 03857. (603) 659-5456; email@example.com; www.aryaloka.org • Practice: Meditation, Dharma study, devotion, through classes, retreats, strong Sangha. Affiliated with Friends of the Western Buddhist Order. BALTIMORE SHAMBHALA MEDITATION CENTER 3501 Saint Paul St (enter on University Ave), Baltimore, MD 21218. (410) 243-7200; info@baltimoreshambhala. org; www.baltimoreshambhala.org • Free meditation instruction. Ongoing weeknight classes/study groups. Weekend programs. Shambhala Training, Buddhist stud- ies, contemplative arts, social engagement, diverse com- munity. Everyone welcome. BARRE CENTER FOR BUDDHIST STUDIES 149 Lockwood Rd, Barre, MA 01005. (978) 355-2347 Fx: 355-2798; firstname.lastname@example.org; www.dharma.org • A small campus and library in the Massachusetts countryside, offering a wide range of courses integrating scholarly understanding and meditative insight. BLUE MOUNTAIN LOTUS SOCIETY 6496 Jonestown Rd, Harrisburg, PA 17112. (717) 671-5057; houseof email@example.com; www.bmls.org • The Blue Mountain Lotus Society is devoted to sharing the univer- sal teachings of the Buddha in the 21st century. BODHI PATH KARMA KAGYU BUDDHIST CENTERS www.bodhipath.org. Martha’s Vineyard, MA (508) 696-5929; Washington DC area (240) 453-9200; Natural Bridge VA (540) 464-5117; Chicago IL (773) 251-1245 • Bodhi Path is an international organization of Karma Kagyu Buddhist centers founded by the 14th Kunzig ShaMar Rinpoche. Rinpoche and many other highly qual- ified teachers provide meditation and philosophy instruc- tion, and guidance to learn and practice the great com- passion of Mahayana Buddhism. BUDDHIST FAITH FELLOWSHIP OF CONNECTICUT Memorial Chapel, Wesleyan University, Middletown CT. (860) 805-2078; firstname.lastname@example.org; www.bffct.net • This innovative Shin Buddhist community gathers most Sunday mornings, offering courses, retreats, meditation instruction, social events, outreach and numerous chap- ters throughout North America. BUFFALO ZEN CENTER 104 Aurora Ave, West Seneca, NY 14224. (716)825-1144 www.buffalozencenter.com • Everyone welcome. Rinzai Zen in Chogey tradition, Rime and Tibetan backgrounds. Practice Meditation, Chi Gong, Yoga, Engaged Buddhist activities, Hospice, Bereavement, Tonglen. CENTER FOR JEWISH SPIRITUALITY at the Isabella Freedman Retreat Center, 116 Johnson Rd, Falls Village, CT 06031. (860) 824-5991; Fx: 824-7228; info@centerforjewish spirituality.org; www.centerforjewishspirituality.org; www. isabellafreedman.org • Jewish Silent/Contemplative Retreats with David Cooper, Norman Fisher, Alan Lew, Jeff Roth. 380 acres of Berkshire Mountain forest / Organic farming. DRAGON MOON MARTIAL ARTS ASSOCIATION 1016- 18 Wood St, Bristol, PA 19007. (877) KUNG-FU-9; www. dragonmoon.org • Instruction in the Pai Family Lineage of martial and meditative arts. Dr. Makia L. Pai, Director. DZOGCHEN CENTER CAMBRIDGE 123 Weston Rd, Lincoln, MA 01773 (practice takes place at 5 Longfelllow Park off Brattleboro). (781) 259-9822; www.dzogchen. org/Cambridge; Cambridge@dzogchen.org • Dzogchen Meditation Mondays 7:30 pm, Meditations on Natural Love and Awareness twice monthly. Lama Surya Das, Lama John Makransky, Lama Choying Palmo. Contact Cambrige@dzogchen.org. EMPTY HAND ZEN CENTER 45 Lawton St, New Rochelle, NY 10605. (914) 636-1450; email@example.com; www.empty handzen.org • Monday, Wednesday (Introductory) and Friday evening zazen; Sunday morning zazen, talk, service; Retreats, Weekend Sesshin. Soto Zen, Shunryu Suzuki lineage. THE FOREST REFUGE 1230 Pleasant St, Barre, MA 01005. (978) 355-2063; firstname.lastname@example.org; www.dharma. org/ims • The IMS personal retreat center. Offers experi- enced vipassana meditators a quiet, supportive environ- ment for longer-term practice. HARTFORD SHAMBHALA MEDITATION GROUP c/o 149 Kenyon St, Hartford, CT 06105. (860) 571-3766; email@example.com; www.shambhala.org/center/ hartford • Meditation instruction, practice and study in the Shambhala Buddhist traditions. HEART CIRCLE SANGHA 451 Hillcrest Rd, Ridgewood, NJ 07450. (201) 445-1874; firstname.lastname@example.org; www. heartcirclesangha.org • Zen meditation, beginning instruc- tion, koan study, retreats. Rev. Joan Hogetsu Hoeberichts, Sensei. White Plum Asangha Soto-Rinzai Lineage. HIGH MOUNTAIN CRYSTAL LAKE ZEN COMMUNITY 393 Crescent Ave, Wyckoff, NJ 07481. (201) 891-9100; email@example.com; www.highzen.org • Director: Sensei Paul Genki Kahn. Buddhist, Interfaith, Lay/Priest Paths, Daily Zazen, Retreats, Christian Zen, Social Service, Healing Arts, Eckhart Tolle Group, Psychotherapy, Yoga, Martial Arts, Zen & Recovery. JEWEL HEART - NEW YORK 260 W Broadway Suite 1 G, New York, NY 10013. (212) 966-2807; newyork@ jewelheart.org; www.jewelheart.org • Gelek Rimpoche, Founder-Spiritual Director. Meditation Instruction, Weekly Classes, Retreats and Graduated Study Program. INSIGHT MEDITATION SOCIETY 1230 Pleasant St, Barre, MA 01005. (978) 355-4378; firstname.lastname@example.org; www. dharma.org/ims • Insight and Lovingkindness meditation retreats for new and experienced meditators. Teachers include Sharon Salzberg, Joseph Goldstein and others. KAGYU THUBTEN CHOLING 245 Sheafe Rd, Wappinger Falls, NY 12590. (845) 297-3843; office@ kagyu.com, www.kagyu.com • Tibetan Buddhist monas- tery/retreat center. Lama Norlha Rinpoche. Seminars, 3-year retreat, Tibetan classes, Maitreya Cultural Center project, Tibet projects: www.nyema.org. KARMA TRIYANA DHARMACHAKRA 335 Meads Mountain Rd, Woodstock, NY 12498. (845) 679-5906 Fx: 679-4625; email@example.com; www.kagyu.org • Karma Kagyu Tibetan Buddhist meditation and retreat center. The seat of His Holiness the Gyalwa Karmapa in North America. KARME CHOLING SHAMBHALA MEDITATION CENTER 369 Patenaude Lane, Barnet, VT 05821. (802) 633-2384 Fx: 633-3012; firstname.lastname@example.org; www.karmecholing.org • Meditation retreats: beginners thru advanced. Buddhist, Shambhala and Contemplative teachings and programs, as well as residential deep study and practice. MENLA MOUNTAIN RETREAT & CONFERENCE CENTER 375 Pantherkill Rd, PO Box 70, Phoenicia, NY 12464. (845) 688-6897; Fx: 688-6895; email@example.com; www.menla.org • 320 acres in heart of Catskills; comfortable, modern accommodations; meditation sanctuary; yoga stu- dio; wellness center; nature hikes; wifi; vegetarian cuisine. MOUNT EQUITY ZENDO Pennsdale, PA 17756. (570) 546-2784; firstname.lastname@example.org; www.mtequity.org • Teacher: Abbess Dai-En Bennage, lineage holder in the Soto Zen tradition. NAMGYAL MONASTERY INSTITUTE OF BUDDHIST STUDIES PO Box 127, Ithaca, NY 14851. (607) 273-0739 Fx: 256-5132; www.namgyal.org • The North American Seat of His Holiness the Dalai Lama. Traditional Tibetan Curriculum; Tibetan Language Programs; Weekend Seminars; Summer Retreats. NEW HAVEN SHAMBHALA MEDITATION CENTER 85 Willow St, Building B, 3rd Flr, New Haven, CT 06511. (203) 503-0173; email@example.com; www.shambhala. org/centers/newhaven/ • Meditation center with instruc- tion and training in Buddhist and Shambhala teachings. Please see website for schedule. NEW YORK BUDDHIST CHURCH Jodo Shinshu Pure Land Temple, 331-332 Riverside Dr, New York, NY 10025. (212)678-0305; www.newyorkbuddhistchurch.org • Rev. T. Kenjitsu Nakagaki, Resident Minister. Weekly services, dharma study, chanting & meditation instruction, Japanese cultural offerings. NEW YORK INSIGHT MEDITATION CENTER 28 West 27th St, 10th Fl, New York, NY 10001. (212) 213-4802; firstname.lastname@example.org; www.nyimc.org • New York Insight Meditation Center’s programs include evenings with renowned meditation teachers, ongoing classes, day- long retreats and weekend programs. NEW YORK ZENDO SHOBO-JI 223 East 67th St, New York, NY 10065. (212) 861-3333 Fx: 628-6968; nyzoffice@ zenstudies.org; www.zenstudies.org • Manhattan zendo. Morning and evening zazen 5 times weekly. Thursday - Beginner orientation; all day sits, weekend retreats. Teisho and Dokusan with Ven. Eido Shimano Roshi. PALDEN SAKYA CENTERS Six locations: New York City, NY (212) 866-4339; Woodstock, NY (845) 679-4024; Cresskill, NJ (201) 541-0007; Philmont, NJ (518) 672-5216; Dayton, OH (937) 436-9990; Jamaica, VT (802) 874-4739; email@example.com; www.paldensakya.org • Venerable Lama Pema Wangdak, Director. RHINEBECK INSIGHT MEDITATION GROUP 141 Lamoree Rd, Rhinebeck, NY 12572. (845) 876-7963; Fx. 876-6369; firstname.lastname@example.org • Sitting meditation every Wednesday evening. Weekend retreats three times a year. SHAMBHALA MEDITATION CENTER OF WASHINGTON, DC 3520 Connecticut Ave NW Ste 23, Washington, DC 20008-2463. email@example.com; www.dc.shambhala.org • Meditation center with instruc- tion and training in Buddhist and Shambhala teachings. SKY LAKE LODGE PO Box 408, Rosendale, NY 12472. (845) 658-8556; firstname.lastname@example.org; www.sky-lake. org • A Shambhala Contemplative practice center in the Mid-Hudson Valley, offering retreat programs, Buddhist studies, Shambhala Training, Arts workshops and group rentals. Located on 20 secluded acres, the gracious 16 bed lodge and grounds provide a peaceful ambience and extraordinary hiking trails. SPRINGWATER CENTER 7179 Mill St, Springwater, NY 14560-9730. (585) 669-2141 Fx: 669-9573; info@spring- watercenter.org; www.springwatercenter.org • Silent med- itation retreats with Toni Packer and other teachers. Non- traditional approach of open inquiry. Beautiful country property, walking trails, private cabin available, guest stays. Call for rental possibilities. VERMONT ZEN CENTER PO Box 880, Shelburne, VT 05482. (802) 985-9746; email@example.com; www.vermontzen. org • Daily zazen, personal retreats, sesshin, dokusan, train- ing programs, mettabhavana and art courses; ordained woman teacher, Roshi Philip Kapleau’s Dharma heir. VILLAGE ZENDO (Dotoku-ji True Expression Temple) 588 Broadway, Ste 1108, New York, NY 10012. info@ villagezendo.org; www.villagezendo.org • Daily Zen medi- tation, retreats, workshops in the heart of the city. Roshi Pat Enkyo O’Hara, Abbot. WHITE LOTUS SOCIETY 11 Goodman St, Rochester, NY 14607. (585) 442-5853; Fx: 442-7630; info@whitelotus dharma.org; www.whitelotusdharma.org • Tibetan Buddhist Center dedicated to the transmission of Buddhist teachings to the West. Study and retreat, weekly meditation. 118 SHAMBHALA SUN JANUARY 2009