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Vipassana Organizations


  • Gregory Pai
    Mindfulness meditation Saturday 4pm, Broken Ridge Korean Temple, free to the public
    Info: (808) 395-7749 or
  • Bodhi Tree Meditation Center
    Mindfulness meditation on Monday 6:30pm with Joe Bright, and Wednesday 6:30pm with Pat Masters.
    Info: 654 Judd Street in Liliha. Free to the public.

Big Island/Maui 

Mainland U.S.

  • Abhayagiri Buddhist Monastery – A Buddhist community in the tradition of Ajahn Chah, Ajahn Sumedho & Amaravati Buddhist Monastery. Located in Redwood Valley, California
  • Bhavana Society – A Forest monastery and retreat center located in West Virginia.
  • Cambridge Insight Meditation Center – Offering daily sitting group, classes, non-residential daylong and weekend retreats. Located in Cambridge, Massachusetts
  • Insight Meditation Society – Offering year-round schedule of retreats: weekend, 9-day, three month. Located in Barre, Massachusetts
  • Metta Forest Monastery  – Offers the opportunity for lay people to come and stay for individual retreats as well as the opportunity for men to ordain in the Theravada lineage and train in the practices of the Thai Forest Tradition. Located in San Diego County in California
  • New York Insight Meditation Center – Offers retreats, courses, and workshops. Located in New York City
  • Philadelphia Meditation Center – Offers retreats, courses, and workshops. Located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Santa Fe Vipassana Sangha – Offering daylong, weekend, and 9-day retreats. Located in Santa Fe, New Mexico
  • Seattle Insight Meditation Society – Offering weekly sittings, classes, daylong, weekend, and weeklong retreats. Located in Seattle, Washington.
  • Southern Dharma Retreat Center – Offering Vipassana and other Buddhist retreats. Located in western North Carolina
  • Spirit Rock Meditation Center – Offering weekly sitting groups, ongoing classes, daylong retreats and residential retreats. Located in Woodacre, Marin County, California
  • Tathagata Meditation Center – Offering ongoing classes, daylong retreats and residential retreats. Located in San Jose, California
  • Vallecitos Mountain Refuge – A wilderness ranch and contemplative reteat center in Northern New Mexico
  • Wat Dhammabucha – A Theravadan Buddhist community serving central and south Texas
  • Westcoast Dharma Society – Offering non-residential weekend retreats and classes. Located in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada


Other Organizations

Online Resources

  • Access to Insight –  Resources for practice and meditation — directories, text archives, self-guided tour through the Pali Canon.
  • Audio Dharma  – – A site rich with audio lectures by various teachers on various Dhamma subjects
  • Buddha Net – download of books by various venerable meditation masters.
  • Buddhist Insight Network – Hub for the network of Insight teachers and sanghas – See more at:
  • Dharma Seed Audio Library –  – Preserves the oral tradition of contemporary dharma teaching by taping talks and instructions given by teachers at various retreat centers around the country
  • DharmaNet –  – A gateway to Buddhist Resources.
  • Inquiring Mind – semiannual journal dedicated to the transmission of Buddhadharma to the West.
  • Mindfulness Meditation Introduction –  – Introductory mindfulness course online.
  • Mindfulness online course with Thanh Huynh.
  • The Buddha Sasana Nuggaha Organization –  – Online resource for Venerable Mahasi Sayadaw teachings on Buddhism
  • Tricycle Magazine  – Tricycle is a non-profit quarterly magazine with an educational charter to spread the dharma