Links

Dharma Audio Resources

Dharma Seed

              

 A collection of Dharma talks by teachers in the Vipassana or Insight practices of Theravada Buddhism. Talks by most IMS-affiliated teachers can be found on this site.

Audio Dharma

 

An archive of Dharma talks given by Gil Fronsdale and various guest teachers at the Insight Meditation Center in Redwood City, California.

Everyday Zen

  Talks by Zoketsu Norman Fischer, director of the Everyday Zen Foundation, an organization in Oakland, CA dedicated to adapting Zen Buddhist teachings to Western culture.
 

Birken Forest Monastery

 

Dharma talks and chants by monastics of Theravada Buddhism in the Thai Forest tradition at Birken Forest Monastery near Kamloops, B.C.

Bodhi Monastery

 

Audio and written study materials by the Venerable Bikkhu Bodhi at the Bodhi Monastery in Sussex County, New Jersey.

Abhayagiri Buddhist Monastery

 

 

Talks by Ajahn Amaro, Ajahn Passano, and other monks at Abhayagiri Buddhist Monastery in Redwood Valley, California, in the Thai forest tradition of Ajahn Chah and Ajahn Sumedo.

Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC

 

Talks by Tara Brach, clinical psychologist and senior teacher and founder of the Insight Meditation Community of Washington D.C.

 

Online Study Materials

Access to Insight

          

Extensive listing of books, articles, readings and FAQs on Theravada Buddhism, including more than a thousand Sutta translations from the Pali canon.

 

Residential Retreat Centers

Cloud Mountain Retreat Center

         

A non-sectarian Buddhist center in Castlerock, WA, 125 miles south of Seattle, hosting residential retreats year-round.

IMS Retreat Center

 

Insight Meditation Society's Retreat Center in Barre, Massachusetts is the home of Joseph Goldstein, Sharon Salzberg, and other leading teachers in the Insight Meditation tradition. It offers a yearly schedule of meditation courses for both new and experienced practitioners. IMS Resources Page

IMS Forest Refuge

 

Insight Meditation Society's Forest Refuge is designed to support the practice of more experienced meditators. It offers sustained, longer-term personal retreats.

Barre Center for Buddhist Studies

 

Located 1/2 mile from IMS in Barre, MA, BCBS offers a variety of courses, workshops, retreats, and self-study programs to further research, study, and practice.

Spirit Rock 

 

Spirit Rock Meditation Center in Woodacre, CA is dedicated to the teachings of the Buddha as presented in the vipassana tradition. The Center hosts a full program of residential retreats, ongoing classes, and daylong programs. Spirit Rock Links Page

Gaia House 

 

Gaia House is a sanctuary of contemplative calm, set amongst the gentle hills and woodlands of South Devon in England. Gaia House offers meditation retreats from various Buddhist traditions led by teachers from all over the world. It is the home of Christina Feldman, one of the Guiding Teachers of IMS.

 

Local Seattle-Area Community Sangha

Northwest Dharma Association

          

Organization founded to support Buddhist teachings in the Northwest. Maintains informative website with online directory of local Buddhist groups and teachers. Publishes quarterly NW Dharma News and sponsors events of interest to Buddhists of multiple traditions.

Lotus Sisters

 

A peer-led group of lesbian, bisexual, and transgender women who practice together in the Vipassana tradition.

Freedom Project

 

The Freedom Project teaches Non-Violent Communication and mindfulness meditation to prisoners inside prison and returnees to the community, for the purpose of healing relationships ruptured by violence and forging community founded on genuine safety through connection.

Dharma Buddies

 

A Buddhist meditation and discussion group for gay, bisexual and transgender men in the Seattle area. (This is a Facebook page)

Seattle People of Color and Allies Sangha (POCAS)

 

A Buddhist-inspired peer-led meditation and discussion group for People of Color.

 

 

 

Foundations supporting Theravada teachings

Saddhamma Foundation

           

This foundation was formed to support the teachings of Sayadaw U Pandita. The website provides information and resources about Vipassana meditation retreats in Burma, in particular the Panditarama Forest Center.

Saranaloka Foundation

 

A foundation in the San Francisco Bay Area which supports a group of Western Theravada nuns in the Forest Tradition who are working to establish a permanent training monestary for women in the United States, where lay women and men can also come to visit and practice.