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Nearby Meditation Groups-Resources  

Try these sites of nearby sanghas:

Mid America Buddhist Association in Augusta, MO

Ongoing Sunday programs: please visit the MABA website.

Tel/Fax:(636) 482-4037 E-mail: maba_usa@yahoo.com
Website: www.maba-usa.org

*Take Highway 40 West to Highway 94 West to Schindler Road. (First right turn after Augusta.)


Retreats by MidAmerica Dharma Group
http://www.midamericadharma.org

Illinois Vipassana Meditation Center 
Dhamma Pakasa
Pecatonica, Illinois

Offering courses in Vipassana Meditation in the tradition of
Sayagyi U Ba Khin as taught by S.N. Goenka and his Assistant Teachers   

This relatively new retreat center holds programs are every 10 days, all year long!    

Past members recommend this program very highly. For more information, visit their web site: http://www.pakasa.dhamma.org/index.shtml


Chicago Shambhala Center:
Many on-going events and retreats - go to their site!
For information about Shambhala go to http://www.shambhala.org/centers/chicago/events.html


Retreats by Prairie Sanga in Champaign/Urbana, ILhttp://www.prairiesangha.org/retreats.html


Retreats by Prairie Zen Center in Champaign/Urbana, IL
Sesshin Schedule  (from their website: www.prairiezen.org)


Retreats by Tri-State Dharma (Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana)http://tristatedharma.org/pages/retreats.htm


Retreats by Southern Dharma in the mountains of North Carolina
http://www.southerndharma.org/


Liberation Park in northern Illinois
Please see http://www.liberationpark.org/ for current assignments.

Missouri Zen Center, St. Louis
http://www.missourizencenter.org 

 

Insight St. Louis

http://www.insightstlouis.org

Show Me Dharma
http://showmedharma.org/

Evansville, Indiana
Mindful Buddhist Sanga

Tashi Choling Center in Champaign, IL

http://homepage.mac.com/farquasi/tc/

Nashville, TN only 3.5 hrs away 
http://www,obc-tb.org

 

The Tibetan Cultural Center in Bloomington, IN

http://www.tibetancc.com/info/index.asp

 

Dharma Memphis: 
http://www.dharmamemphis.com/ 

 

Chicago Shambhala Center

http://www.shambhala.org/centers/chicago/

 

Deer Park Buddhist Center (near Madison, WI)

http://www.deerparkcenter.org/

Buddhist Resources on-line:

Access to Insight - a Theravadan treasury
http://www.accesstoinsight.org/index.html

Wildmind - online meditation courses
http://www.wildmind.org/

Tibetan Buddhist Internet Radio
http://www.lamrim.com/

Tibetan Buddhist Resource Links
http://www.quietmountain.org/buddhism.htm

The Tibetan Buddhist Resource Center
http://www.tbrc.org/ 

The Himalayan Art Project
http://www.himalayanart.org/home.cfm 

For e-mail teachings, I found this at Amazon.com
http://buddhism-connect.org/ 

Dharmastream: Listen to Great Dharma Teachers Online
http://www.dharmastream.org/ 

Buddhist Information and Education Network

http://www.buddhanet.net/index.html

 

Foundation for the Preservation of the Mahayana Tradition

http://www.fpmt.org/

 

Free Buddhist texts and MP3 audio dharma talks

http://www.budaedu.org
       http://www.budaedu.org/en/book/

 

Buddhist Study: Naropa University

www.naropa.edu

 

Free books and on-line teachings.

http://www.lamayeshe.com/  

 

More free books to download.

http://www.dharmaprinting.com/  

National Groups:

IMS - Insight Meditation Society
http://www.dharma.org/ims/programs/index.htm 

Spirit Rock Insight Meditation
http://www.spiritrock.org 


Shambhala
http://www.shambhala.org 

 

Soka Gakkai International

www.sgi-usa.org

 

Zen Buddhist Order of Hsu Yun

http://www.hsuyun.org

 

Abhayagiri Buddhist Monastery

http://www.abhayagiri.org

Special Teachers:

H.H. The Dalai Lama

http://www.dalailama.com/

Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche
http://www.nalandabodhi.org/

Sharon Salzburg

http://www.sharonsalzberg.com/

The Chant Room at Dzogchen Center: (Lama Surya Das)
http://www.dzogchen.org/chant/index.htm 

Rigpa Fellowship (Sogyal Rinpoche)
http://www.rigpa.org 

Pundarika Foundation (Tsoknyi Rinpoche)
http://www.pundarika.org/ 

The Bhavana Society (Bhante Gunaratana)
http://www.bhavanasociety.orgl 

The Dzogchen Community in North America: Tsegyalgar (Namkhai Norbu)
http://tsegyalgar.org 

Thich Nhat Hanh - Plum Village
http://www.plumvillage.org/ 

Ven. Kirti Tsenshab Rinpoche's Uttaratantra teaching
http://www.kunkyab.org/  or LAM RIM RADIO http://www.lamrim.com/ 

Asian Classics Institute (Geshe Michael Roach)

http://www.world-view.org/

 

Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche

http://www.mingyur.org/

Meditation Supplies & Books

http://westwindcollection.com/home/ww1/index.html 

http://www.shambhala.com

http://www.snowlionpub.com/

Buddhist Periodicals

Shambhala Sun 

Tricycle

Mandala

Bodhi

Buddhadharma

The Dragon

Thar Lam

Turning Wheel

Inquiring Mind

Rightview

Shenpen Osel: This 150 page magazine can be found at
http://www.shenpen-osel.org/
All back issues of the magazine can be downloaded from this site.

Other interesting sites

The web site of spiritual teacher Eckhart Tolle

http://www.eckharttolle.com/ 

The goal of The Tibetan Photo Project is to create a voice from the Tibetan people

http://www.tibetanphotoproject.com/

Buddhist Meditative Art

http://kaladarshan.arts.ohio-state.edu/exhib/circleofbliss/index.html

http://www.pacificasiamuseum.org/buddhism/ - A terrific flash site.

http://www.dharmaprinting.com/ - The Wheel of Buddhist Terms Poster, check it out!

Nearby Sanghas

Buddhist Resources

National Groups

Special Teachers

Meditation Supplies & Books

Buddhist Periodicals

Other interesting sites