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Lions Roar : September 2009
A Directory of MeDitAtion, retreAt, AnD yogA centers SHAMBHALA SUN Network california CALIFORNIA TENDAI MONASTERY pO Box 811, Cobb, Ca 95427. (707) 295-7733, keisho@ xprs.net, www.caltendai.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, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.davisshambhala.org • Meditation practice and study in the Tibetan Buddhist and Shambhala Training traditions. Contemplative prac- tices of ikebana, poetry and tai chi. FRESNO RIvER ZEN unitarian Church, 2672 east alluvial, Clovis, Ca 93611. (559) 877-2400, fax: (559) 877-4570, fresno, emptynestzendo.org, www.emptynestzendo.org • Weekly meditation instruction and Buddhist dharma discussion; Grace Schireson teaching. regular weekend retreats. Opportunity to study the Buddhist precepts. INFINITE SMILE SANGhA pO Box 636, Lafayette, Ca 94549. (925) 871-1622, info@ infinitesmile.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, 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. 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, email@example.com, 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. MANZANITA vILLAGE pO Box 67, Warner Springs, Ca 92086. (760) 782-9223, fax: (760) 782-0655, www.manzanitavillage.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. NEW DhARMA COMMUNITY (Center for Transformative Change) 2584 MLK Jr Way, Berkeley, Ca 94704. (510) 549-3733, practice@ newdharma.com, www.newdharma.com • Urban, diverse community practice dedicated to transformative social change through integrated practice of fearless meditation, yoga, awareness & presence. Sits, workshops & trainings in new dharma tradition of angel Kyodo williams. NYINGMA CENTERS Berkeley and Sonoma County, Ca. (510) 981-1987, fax: (707) 847-3510, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.nyingma. org • City and rural centers in San Francisco Bay area— offering classes, extensive Buddhist study courses, books and practice materials, workshops, retreats, residential volunteer opportunities for dharma work on a wide variety of projects. 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 66000 drive Thru Tree rd, pO Box 162, Leggett, Ca 95585-0162. (707) 925-0201, fax: (707) 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 CENTER 3139 university ave (behind Café Carpe diem), San diego, Ca 92104. (619) 692-2148, sandiego@shambhala. org • Group meditation practice, weekend programs both Buddhist and Shambhala Training. please see website for schedule, http://sandiego.shambhala.org. SAN FRANCISCO bUDDhIST CENTER / FRIENDS OF ThE WESTERN bUDDhIST ORDER 37 Bartlett St, San francisco, Ca 94110. (415) 282-2018, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.sfbuddhistcenter.org • an ecumenical system of Buddhist practice for modern western society, focusing on meditation, friendship, study, arts and ritual. SONOMA MOUNTAIN ZEN CENTER 6367 Sonoma Mountain rd, Santa rosa, Ca 95404. (707) 545-8105, fax: (707) 545-9508, email@example.com, 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, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.sukhasiddhi.org • founder and resident Lama: Lama palden drolma. Classes and retreats in Tibetan Buddhism. TAMALPAIS ShAMbhALA MEDITATION GROUP 734a St, San rafael, Ca 94901. (415) 457-4157, tamalpai email@example.com, www.tamalpais.shambhala.org • Meditation, contemplation, shamatha yoga, book study and teachings in the Shambhala lineage of Sakyong Mipham rinpoche and acharya pema Chödron. TIbETAN NYINGMA INSTITUTE 1815 Highland place, Berkeley, Ca 94709. (510) 809-1000, fax: (510) 649-9774, firstname.lastname@example.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 pO Box 2130, Boulder Creek, Ca 95006. (831) 338-6654, fax: (831) 338-3666, email@example.com, www. vajrapani.org • Beautiful contemplative retreat center in a blessed setting. personal retreat in private cabins with delicious vegetarian meal delivery, extensive program of Gelugpa Tibetan Buddhist group retreats, group rentals. ZEN CENTER OF LOS ANGELES / bUDDhA ESSENCE TEMPLE 923 South normandie ave, Los angeles, Ca 90006. (213) 387-2351, fax: (213) 387-2377, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.zcla. org • Daily Zen meditation, classes, retreats, Zen Training. abbot & Head Teacher, roshi Wendy egyoku nakao. White plum/Maezumi Lineage. 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 GREAT vOW ZEN MONASTERY pO Box 368, Clatskanie, Or 97016. (503) 728-0654, info@ greatvow.org, www.greatvow.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, med- itation, retreats. founder—Kalu rinpoche, principal teacher, Michael Conklin. rural center: Building 1 & 3 year retreat facilities. PORTLAND ShAMbhALA MEDITATION CENTER 1110 Se alder St, portland, Or 97214. (503) 231-4971, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.portland.shambhala.org • Meditation instruction, practice and study in Buddhist and Shambhala traditions. Call or visit our website for schedule. SEATTLE INSIGhT MEDITATION SOCIETY pO Box 95817, Seattle, Wa 98145. (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. ShAMbhALA CENTER OF SEATTLE 3107 east Harrison St, Seattle, Wa 98112. (206) 860-4060, email@example.com, www.seattle.shambhala.org • Buddhist and Shambhala classes offered. Meditation instruc- tion available at no charge. Thursday Open House 6:30 pm. ThREE TREASURES SANGhA OF ThE PACIFIC NORThWEST 1910 24th ave S, Seattle, Wa 98144. (206) 322-8759, KayandLarry@gmail.com, www.three-treasures-sangha.org • Lay Zen group affiliated with Diamond Sangha, founded by robert aitken roshi. Offers orientation, morning and evening sitting, monthly zazenkai, & sesshin. ZEN CENTER OF PORTLAND 2520 nW upshur, portland, Or 97210. (503) 319-8548, www.zencenterofportland.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, 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 AWAKENED LIFE pO Box 2368, Santa fe, nM 87504. (505) 920-8409, 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 WESTERN ZEN CENTER 1268 east South Temple, Salt Lake City, uT 84102. (866) 759-6137 or (801) 328-8414, email@example.com, 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 workshops and trainings. 99 SHAMBHALA SUN SePteMBer 2009