Practice Groups in the Central USA
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A regular meditation practice is essential in order to develop one's ability to be more peaceful, more open-hearted and to see one's life clearly. Practice groups can be of help in developing and maintaining a regular insight meditation practice.

Practice groups are listed for your information. Inclusion on this list does not constitute an endorsement by nor affiliation with Mid America Dharma. The following list of practice groups are ones that we're aware of in the Central U.S. If you know of a practice group that is not listed and would like to be, please contact info at midamericadharma.org .

A Note On E-Mail Addresses: In an attempt to protect email addresses from spammers, the "@" sign in all addresses have been replaced with "at". We're sorry for this inconvenience.

Practice groups are listed by state.

Alabama,    Arkansas,    Illinois,    Indiana,    Iowa,    Kansas,    Kentucky,    Louisiana,    Michigan,    Minnesota,    Mississippi,    Missouri,    Nebraska,    North Dakota,    Ohio,    Oklahoma,    South Dakota,    Tennessee,    Texas,    Wisconsin

If you can't find what you're looking for here, check the Buddhist Insight Network-Inquiring Mind Listings.


Alabama

   
      Montgomery
      Montgomery Dhamma Society
Contact Person: Jim Lauridson
Telephone: (334) 277-6987
Activities: A small Vipassana meditation and discussion group;
    Meets monthly, Beginning instruction is offered.
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Arkansas

   
      Little Rock
      Ecumenical Buddhist Society
Address: Gans Place Carriage House
Zip: 72201
Contact Person: Phebe Duff
Telephone: (501) 975-4060
E-Mail: phebed at comcast.net Activities: A Theravada vipassana practice group meeting Sunday 7:30 pm for silent sitting and a discussion group.
   
      Fayetteville
      Mindfulness Center
WWW for current details: http://www.nwabuddhist.info/
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Illinois

      Carbondale
      The Awakening Heart Dharma Group of the Carbondale Unitarian Fellowship
Contact Person: Jo Kilmer
Telephone: (618) 910-4711
E-mail: jkilmer61 at gmail.com
   
      Shawnee Dharma Group
Contact Person: Yolande Presley
Telephone: (618) 457-0458
E-mail: yo at astrosleuth.com
WWW: http://www.shawnee-dharma.org
Activities: Meditation, Dharma reading and Dharma discussion, Tuesdays, 7 p.m. at the University Christian Ministries building, corner of Grand Ave. and Illinois Ave. Monthly days of mindfulness - second Sunday of each month, call for location.
   
      The Buddhist Advocacy Fellowship
WWW: http://www.myspace.com/siucbuddhistp
Activities: We are a registered student organization at SIU. We meet on Wednesdays at 6:00 pm while school is in session at the Student Center SIUC.
   
      Chicago Area
     
Insight Chicago
   http://insightchicago.org
 
       North Chicago
       Contact Person: Brad
       E-Mail: brad.potts1 at gmail.com
       Activities: Mondays 7-9 p.m., 4636 N. Ravenswood. Downstairs door is
       locked so newcomers should notify Brad in advance.
 
       Downtown Chicago
       Contact Person: Greg
       E-Mail: glg222 at gmail.com
       Activities: Tuesdays 7-9 p.m. near Pearson & Lake Shore Drive.
 
       South Chicago
       Contact Person: Carly
       Phone: (773) 239-9642
       E-Mail: carlycarney at mac.com
       Activities: Sundays at Beverly Yoga Center
 
       North Side Sangha, Evanston
       Contact Person: Ralph Marol
       Phone: (847) 675-0282
       E-Mail: rmaroll at comcast.net
       Activities: Sunday sits and instruction
 
       Western suburbs: Elgin Area Insight Meditation
       Contact Person: Deb Wright
       E-Mail: debwright at elginim.org
       WWW: http://www.elginim.org
       Activities: Monday evening sittings, with readings and other teachings.
      Downers Grove
      Contact Person: Jack Hatfield
Telephone: (630) 375-0881
E-mail: jackhat1 at aol.com
Activities: Meets 2nd and 4th Sunday of each month, 7-9 p.m.
   
      Park Forest
      Plank Trail Sangha
Contact Person: Beverly Feldt
E-Mail: BevF at prairiesangha dot org
WWW: http://www.prairiesangha.org
Activities: We meditate together on Monday evenings from 8:00 to 9:30 at the
     Unitarian Universalist Community Church, 70
     Sycamore Drive, in Park Forest.
   
      Peoria
      Peoria Insight Meditation Group
Contact Person: Jean Sloan
Telephone: (309) 678-8099
E-Mail: JeanS at prairiesangha dot org
WWW: http://www.prairiesangha.org
Activities: Meditation at 7pm on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of each month at the Universalist Unitarian Church in Peoria.
   
      Quincy (and Hannibal and Canton, MO)
      Great River Sangha
Contact Person: Patrick Hotle
Telephone: (217) 231-6394
E-mail: photle at moses.culver.edu
Activities: Meditation and Dharma Discussion, 9 a.m. Sundays at
     the Unitarian Church, Quincy, Ill.
   Occasional day retreats and beginners classes.
   
      Rockford
      Contact Person: Wendy
Telephone: (815) 623-8649
E-mail: sopris at aol.com
Activities:Informal sitting practice on Saturday mornings in member's homes.
    We practice and share our experiences. Primarily IMS and Goenka in focus,
    but we're open to whatever. No formal teachers.
   
      Springfield
      Contact Person: Satipatthana Vipassana Association
E-mail: ugunasiri at chanmyayusa.org
   
      Urbana
      Prairie Sangha
Contact Person: Tom Shay
Telephone: (217) 493-1771
E-Mail: TomS at prairiesangha.org
WWW: http://www.prairiesangha.org
Activities: Meditation, Mondays at 6:30pm. 5 week introductory course in mindfulness meditation.
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Indiana

      Anderson
      Mindfulness Meditation Practice Group
Address: Unity Church, 2425 Mounds Road
Contact Person: Stephanie Grissom
Telephone: (765) 779-5059
E-Mail: sgrissom at netdirect.net
Activities: Insight meditation. Our handbook is "Mindfulness in Plain English"
   by H. Gunaratana. Occasional full day retreats. Study is in the tradition of
   Achaan Chah, Achaan Mun, Bhante Gunaratana, Matthew Flickstein.
   
      Evansville
     

Mindful Heart Buddha Sangha
Address: Bradford Park Office Complex, 600 N. Weinbach, Suite 960
Contact Person: Gary Hutton
Telephone: (812) 434-6643
E-Mail: info at mhbsangha.com
WWW: http://www.mhbsangha.com
Activities: Five vipassana sittings per week. Some with discussion.
    And sponsorship of a prison sangha in Tell City, Indiana

   
      Fort Wayne
      Contact Person: Tammy Dyer
Telephone: (260) 672-8023
E-Mail: tsdyer at comcast.net
   
      Indianapolis
      Contact Person: Orlando Gustilo
Telephone: (317) 259-1462
E-Mail: creator81 at gmail.com
   
      Laporte
      Contact Person: Michael Zieve
Telephone: (219) 362-1462
E-Mail: mlzieve at yahoo.com
   
      Michigan City
      Peacemakers Sangha
Address: Long Beach Community Center
Contact Person: Michael Zieve
Telephone: (219) 362-1462
E-Mail: mlzieve at yahoo.com
Activities: Every Tuesday 7:15 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.. Practice in tradition
    of Thich Nhat Hanh and Theravadan. Peer led. Also Sunday
    mornings summer months.
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Iowa

      Davenport
      MOTI Meditation Center
Address: 29006 West Central Park Avenue, Suite 4B
Contact Person: Ray & Joan Chonan
Activities: Insight and metta meditation
    One-day workshops, weekend retreats, seminars
   
      Des Moines
     

Des Moines Meditation and MindfulnessGroup
Address: Friends Meeting House at 4211 Grand Avenue
Contact Person: Charlie Day
Telephone: (515) 255-8398
E-Mail: charlesday1 at mchsi.com
WWW: http://www.desmoinesmeditation.com
Activities: Mindfulness meditation Tuesdays, 7:30 to 9:00 p.m.
   Occasional non-residential retreats throughout the year.

   
      Iowa City
      Mindfulness Meditation Group
Contact Person: Bev and Chris Klug
Telephone: (563) 432-7753
Activities: Sittings and discussion twice a month. One monthly sitting includes
   sharing a meal. Half-day retreats every other month.
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Kansas

      Kansas City Metropolitan Area
     

Overland Park
Address: Grace Covenant Presbyterian Church
11100 College Blvd., Overland Park
Contact Person: Kevin Johnson
Phone: (913) 681-5522
E-Mail: krpj01 at gmail.com
Activities: All are welcome to join these informal sittings and short discussion each week.
Sundays: 8:00-8:40 a.m. 20 minute Gentle Guided Meditation and short discussion

   
     

Shawnee: Sunday Mindfuls Sangha Group
Address: 5302 Lucille Lane, Shawnee
Contact Person: Jane Vogel
Phone: (913) 248-4412
Activities: Sundays 5:00 pm
We sit one half hour, then watch a one hour DVD of Goenka, have tea and
process for one half hour. We are working on consistency and renewal of practice.
All are welcome. Mi casa su casa.

   
      Lawrence
      The KU Meditation Club
Address: Ecumenical Christian Ministries, 1204 Oread
Contact Person: John Bellassai
Telephone: (785) 749-1292
E-Mail: griffyn00 at hotmail.com
WWW: http://www.rsl.ukans.edu/~pkanagar/meditation
Activities: Insight meditation; handbook provides information about various meditation techniques and traditions. Meets at the ECM building during the summer on Wednesdays at 6:00 pm. During the fall and spring semesters will meet in the Burge Union.
   
     

Lawrence Insight Meditation Community
Contact Person: Hilary Kass
Telephone: (913) 375-5497
E-Mail: hilary.kass at gmail.com
Activities: Wednesdays, 7:30 - 9:00 p.m. at Unity of Lawrence, 900 Madeline Lane. We sit for 30-45 minutes, then study/dialogue.

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Kentucky

      Louisville
      Contact Person: Glenda Hodges-Cook
Telephone: (502) 741-1129
E-Mail: oneglenda at yahoo.com
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Louisiana

      Baton Rouge
      Contact Person: Ray Boudreaux
Telephone: (225) 673-9767
   
      Lafayette
      Contact Person: Charles St. Romain
Telephone: (337) 233-5127
E-mail: chuckst at cox.net
   
      New Orleans
      New Orleans Insight Meditation Group
Address: 2134 Magazine St., 3d fl
Zip: 70115
Contact Person: Larry Ozenberger
Telephone: (504) 343-8378
E-mail: noimg at me.com
WWW: http://noimg.org/
Activities: Tuesday evenings at 7:30 to 9:00
   We do some formal meditation and metta, and have some dharma study.
   Beginning instruction is available.
   
      Blue Iris Sangha
Address: 2419 Chartres
Zip: 70117
Contact Person: Dewain Belgard
Telephone: (504) 947-6227
E-mail: dewain2419 at hotmail.com
WWW: http://home.bellsouth.net/p/pwp-blueirissangha
Activities: Mindfulness Meditation in the tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh;
   Mondays at 7:00 p.m. sitting and walking meditation,
   dharma discussion and chanting of precepts.
   
      Contact Person: Amma Center
Telephone: (504) 483-6854
E-mail: marilynyank at aol.com
   
      Shreveport
      Contact Person: Larry Androes
Telephone: (318) 221-6833
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Michigan

      Ann Arbor
      Arbor Insight
Address: 588 Glendale Circle
Zip: 48103
Contact Person: Sandra Berman
Telephone: (734) 769-9948
E-mail: info at arborinsight.org
WWW:http://www.arborinsight.org
Activities: Bi-weekly sitting group, day longs, beginning insight meditation classes,
    non-residential and residential retreats
   
      Deep Spring Center
Address: 3003 Washtenaw Ave., Ste. 2
Zip: 48104
Telephone: (734) 477-5848
E-mail: info at deepspring.org
WWW:http://www.deepspring.org
Activities: Variety of classes for beginning, intermediate, and experienced students;
weekly drop-in sittings, residential and non-residential weekend retreats 3-5 times/year,
weeklong summer retreat in June.
   
      Insight Meditation in Ann Arbor
Address: Harmony Yoga, 1955 Pauline Blvd, Ste 100 B
Zip: 48103
Contact Person: Sue Weir
Telephone: (734) 945-7612
E-mail: info at insightmeditationannarbor.org
WWW:http://www.insightmeditationannarbor.org
Activities: Friendly, open Sunday morning sitting group, vipassana classes for beginning and continuing meditators. Weekend retreats several times a year, vipassana instruction in the traditional Theravadan tradition. Serving Ann Arbor and Washtenaw County, Michigan, led by teacher Susan Weir.
   
      Chelsea
      Chelsea Meditation
Address: Washington Street Educational Center, room 114
Contact Person: Carol Blotter
E-mail: cb.meditate at gmail.com
WWW:http://www.chelseameditation.com/
Activities: Weekly Vipassana meditation sitting group Thursdays, bi-monthly day longs, beginning and continuing insight meditation classes, and weekend retreats serving Washtenaw and Jackson County.
   
      Perry
      Dhammasala Forest Monastery
Telephone: (517) 675-1010
WWW:http://www.dhammasala.org
Activities: Guided meditations, retreats.
   
      Traverse City
      Traverse City Mindfulness Meditation Group
Contact Person: David Halperin
E-Mail: drhalperin at gmail.com
Phone: 231-392-1811
WWW: http://www.tcmmg.org
Activities: Sunday sittings and study group.
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Minnesota

      Duluth
      Contact Person: Barb Koth
Telephone: (218) 724-7260
E-Mail: bkoth at cp.duluth.mn.us
Activities: Tuesday, 9-10:30 a.m., Peace Church, 1015 East 11th Street;
   times are negotiable; readings, short discussion, and meditation in Vipassana tradition.
   
      Forest Lake
      Contact Person: RES / Mary Jo Meadow
Telephone: (651) 464-7489
E-Mail: resecum at msn.com
   
      Mankato
      Contact Person: Tom Arndt
Telephone: (507) 304-1743
E-Mail: little_toma at yahoo.com
   
      Minneapolis/St. Paul
      Common Ground Meditation Center
Address: 2700 E. 26th St., Minneapolis
Zip: 55406
Contact Person: Mark Nunberg
Telephone: (612) 722-8260
E-Mail: info at commongroundmeditation.org
WWW:http://blog.commongroundmeditation.org/
Activities: Wednesdays 7:30-9 pm and Sundays 7-8:30 pm, Group meditation practice;
   Sundays 8 am - noon, Open sit; Other daily sits, introductory classes and
    weekend retreats. Call for current flier.
   
      Phat An Temple/Vietnamese Buddhist Association of MN
Address: 475 Minnesota Ave., Roseville
Contact Person: Nita Truitner
Telephone: (612) 348-3587
E-Mail: nita.truitner at co.hennepin.mn.us
Activities: Saturdays, 6-9 a.m.
   
      Rivers' Way Meditation Center
Address: 2637 27th Avenue Sout,h Suite 201, Mpls,MN 55406
Contact Person: Merra Young
Telephone: (612) 253-5133
E-Mail: rivwaymed at aol.com
WWW: http://www.riverswaymeditation.net
Activities: Monday night sitting group: instruction, practice and discussion. 7:15-9:00pm.
Monthly Dharma talks/ Fridays 6:30-8:30. for dates, contact RWMC
   
      Twin Cities Vipassana Cooperative
Address: P.O. Box 14683, Minneapolis, MN
Zip: 55414
Telephone: (651) 229-3139
E-Mail: tcvcoop at hotmail.com
WWW:http://www.tcvc.info
Activities: TCVC sponsors retreats in the Theravada tradition, several times a year in a Minnesota or Wisconsin location. Teachers include Steve Armstrong, Kamala Masters, Matthew Flickstein, Eugene Cash, Wes Nisker, Marcia Rose and Venerable Santikaro Bhikkhu.
   
      Northfield
      Northfield Buddhist Meditation Center
Address: 313 1/2 Division Street
Zip: 55057
Telephone: (507) 222-0018
E-Mail: contact at northfieldmeditation.org
WWW: http://northfieldmeditation.org/
Activities: We welcome anyone interested in the practice of meditation, regardless of religious background or affiliation. We offer daily meditation and frequent dhamma talks and classes.
   
      Rochester
      Contact Person: Buddhist Support Society
Telephone: (507) 281-4808
   
      Contact Person: Rochester Vipassana Sangha
Telephone: (507) 535-0951
E-Mail: doug at mcgillreport.org
   
      Winona
      Contact Person: Lynn Rabuse
Telephone: (507) 457-0347
Activities: Sundays 8:30-9:15 a.m.
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Mississippi

      Jackson
      Jackson Insight Meditation Group
Address: 2807 Old Canton Road, Suite B
Zip: 39216
Contact Person: Luke Lundemo
Telephone: (601) 981-6925
E-Mail: luke at computercoop.com
Activities: Silent Sitting Practice (all meditation styles welcome), 9:00-10:00 am each Sunday
    Dharma Council Meetings, every other Thursday 7:00 pm (meditation &
     discussion on a theme.)
    Buddhist Sutta Study Group, every other Thursday 7:00 pm
    Free Video, Audio tape and Book Lending Library
    One day, weekend and week-long intensive meditation retreats
    Introduction to Insight Meditation classes.
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Missouri

      Carthage
      Heartland Insight Meditation
Address: 427 S. Main St.
Zip: 64836
Contact Person: Gregg Galbraith
Telephone: (417) 358-5176, (417) 358-4484
   
      Columbia
      Buddhist Association of MU
WWW: http://students.missouri.edu/~muba/index.html
Activities: The Association exists to introduce Buddhism through understanding
and undertaking Buddhist teachings using meditation practice, discussion groups,
and community service. Meetings on Saturday afternoons.
   
     

Show Me Dharma Sitting Group
Telephone: (573) 355-5303
E-Mail: showmedharma@gmail.com
WWW: http://www.showmedharma.org
Activities: Insight & metta meditation: Sundays 10:30 11:30,
Tuesdays 7:30-8:30 pm
Introduction to Meditation and Insight Dialogue Series See website for details
Kalyana Mitta (spiritual friends) study group, monthly
Days of Mindfulness

   
      Silent Mind-Open Heart
Contact Person: Phil Jones
Telephone: 573-874-0881
E-Mail: phil at silentmindopenheart.org
WWW: http://silentmindopenheart.org/sitting_gps.html
Activities: Insight Meditation Sundays 9:00 a.m.- 10:00 a.m.
including 30 min. sitting period, a brief talk and Q and A. Instructions are available. Chanting and music on the Sunday closest to the full moon, 8:40 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Monthly daylong retreats. See the monthly schedule.
   
      University of Missouri Mindfulness Practice Center
Contact Person: Lynn Rossy
E-Mail: RossyL at health.missouri.edu
WWW: http://studenthealth.missouri.edu/MPC/mpc.htm
Activities: Offering mindfulness practices to students, faculty and staff. The MPC
emphasizes a non-sectarian approach to mindfulness that draws on contemplative practices from a variety of traditions.
   
      Hannibal and Canton (and Quincy, Ill.)
      Great River Sangha
Contact Person: Patrick Hotle
Telephone: (217) 231-6394
E-mail: photle at moses.culver.edu
Activities: Meditation and Dharma Discussion, 9 a.m. Sundays at
     the Unitarian Church, Quincy, Ill.
   Occasional day retreats and beginners classes.
   
      Jefferson City
      Vipassana Buddhist Church
Contact Person: Rev. Dhammaruchi
Telephone: (573) 6359544
Email: go2buddha at aol.com
Contact Person, Thursday Gp: Joe McCormack
Telephone: (573) 491-3431
E-Mail: metta41856 at embarqmail.com
Activities: Insight & metta meditation, Monday - Thursday
   
      Kansas City Metropolitan Area
      Engaging Mindfulness Practice Group
Contact Person: Lori Woodley
Address: Unity Village Clubhouse
    Unity Village, MO Telephone: (816) 795-6282
E-Mail: lori at peacematters.org
Activities: First Saturday of the month, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
   
      Heart of America Sangha
Address: 707 W. 47th Street (Unity on the Plaza)
   Kansas City, MO
Contact Person: John Flaherty
Telephone: (816) 523-5061
Activities: Insight and metta meditation, Thursdays 7:30 pm.
   Kalyana Mitta (spiritual friends) book study group, 3rd Saturday of the month,
      9:30-12:30 pm.
   
      Pilgrim Chapel/KC Bhavana Group
Contact Person: Mike McFarland
Address: Pilgrim Chapel, 3801 Gillham Rd.
    Kansas City, MO
Telephone: (816) 679-7170
E-Mail: simpleyogi704 at gmail.com
Activities: Sundays at 6:30 p.m. We practice meditation, read and discuss dharma/meditation topics.
   
      Temple Buddhist Center at Unity Temple
Address: 707 W. 47th Street (Unity on the Plaza)
    Kansas City, MO
Contact Person: Janet Taylor
Telephone: (816) 561-4466 ext 108
E-Mail: janet@unitytemple.com
WWW: http://www.templebuddhistcenter.org
Activities: Meditation, Message and Metta, Sundays, 9-10 am Meditation practice in various traditions Mon-Thursday 7-9 pm
   
      Unity Sangha
Contact Person: Robert Brumet
Address: Unity Village Admin Bldg, Room #229
    Unity Village, MO
Telephone: (816) 853-5721
E-Mail: rjbrumet at earthlink.net
WWW: http://www.unitysangha.org
Activities: Insight meditation 7:00 pm Monday
   
      Kirksville
      Kirksville Sitting Group
Contact Person: Marc Rice
Telephone: (660) 627-0819
E-Mail: mrice at truman.edu
Activities: Sundays at 9 p.m.
   
      Rolla
      Inspiration Center Sangha
Contact Person: Maureen Hall
Telephone: (573) 364-0517
E-Mail: mhall at inspirationcenter.net
   
      Springfield
     

Springfield Sangha
Contact Person: Max Benecke
Phone: (417) 831-0814
Activities: Sitting meditation Wednesday at Missouri State University

   
      Ozarks Dharma Community
Contact: Holly Graves
Telephone: (417) 812-5953
E-Mail: ozarksdharma at gmail.com
WWW: http://www.ozarksdharma.org
Activities: We meet every Saturday at 9am at Dinh Quang Buddhist Temple, 2901 W. High, for meditation and group discussion. We also meet two Wednesdays of every month at 7pm at the Brentwood Library, 2214 S, Brentwood. We also offer one-day retreats twice a year.
   
      St. Louis Metropolitan Area
 
      Contact Person: Richard Hodges
Telephone: (314) 984-9297
Activities: Sundays 8-10
   
      St. Louis Insight Meditation Group
Address: Big Bend Yoga Center
88 N. Gore, Webster Groves
Contact Person: Jon Yaffe
Telephone: (314) 669-6524
E-Mail: jonyaffe at gmail.com
WWW: http://www.dharmastl.org
Activities: Sundays 6-7:30 p.m. We offer weekly sittings, instruction, and retreats; suitable for both beginners and advanced yogis. See our website for current listings.
   
      Sunday Sangha
Address: 7700 Clayton Rd, Suite 307 Contact Person: Christine Schutz
Telephone: (314) 762-9412
E-Mail: sundaysangha at yahoo.com
Activities: Meets Sundays 11:00am to 12:30pm for meditation and discussion

   
      Solar Yoga Center
Address: 6002 Pershing, Des Peres
Contact Person: James O
E-Mail: bodidhama at hotmail.com
WWW: http://www.solaryogastl.org/
Activities: Saturdays, 3-5 p.m. We do walking and sitting meditation followed by Metta and discussion, reading
    passages from Jack Kornfield, and the like.
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Nebraska

      Omaha
      Omaha Sitting Group
Contact Person: Patti Benker
Telephone: (402) 496-3249
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North Dakota

      Grand Forks
      Lotus Meditation Center
Contact Person: Lora Sloan
Telephone: (701) 787-8839
E-Mail: lorasloan at msn.com
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Ohio

      Cincinnati
      Tri-State Dharma
Address: P.O. Box 5378, Cincinnati, 45205
Contact Person: Joan Staubach
Telephone: (513) 793-0652
E-mail: tsdharma at tristatedharma.org
WWW:http://www.tristatedharma.org
   
      Cleveland
      Insight Meditation of Cleveland
Address: P.O. Box 113, Novelty, OH 44072
Contact Person: John Cunningham
Telephone: (216) 407-2809
E-Mail: john at imcleveland.org
WWW: http://imcleveland.org
Activities:Meditation on Tuesday and Thursday evenings throughout the area; mindful parenting group. See our website for current schedule.
   
      Columbus
      Mindfulness Meditation of Columbus
Address: P.O. Box 151534
Zip: 43215
Contact Person: Jim Dunn
Telephone: (614) 291-7630
E-Mail: mmocohio at earthlink.net
WWW: http://www.geocities.com/mindfulnesscolumbus/
Activities: Meditation Thurs. 7:15-9 p.m. 1st Community Church Annex Building, room 105.
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Oklahoma

      Edmond / Oklahoma City
      Contact Person: Arpita Brown
Address: 13904 Wellsburg Ct.
City: Edmond
Zip: 73013
Telephone: (405) 478-8407
E-mail: arprob at flash.net
Activities: Vipassana, Tuesday, 7:30-8:30 p.m. including a Dharma discussion;
   Beginning meditation classes and a book study group.
   
      Stillwater
      Contact Person: Barbara Carlozzi
Telephone: (405) 377-8612
   
      Tulsa
      Contact Person: Terry
Telephone: (918) 740-7772
E-mail: buddhawithin at aol.com
Activities: Insight Meditation, Sun. 5-7 p.m.
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South Dakota

      Sioux Falls
      Heartland Meditation Center
Address: 1300 E. 6th St. #2
Zip: 57103
Contact Person: Paul Rentz
Telephone: (605) 339-1098
E-mail: pema at iw.net
Activities: Vipassana/Tibetan; Meditation ,Wednesday, 7:15 pm. at
   4109 Carnegie Circle.
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Tennessee

      Knoxville
      Monday Mindfulness Meditation
Address: Losel Shedrup Ling, 5415 F Kingston Pike
Zip: 37919
Contact Person: Ann Pendley
Telephone: (865) 556-3908
E-mail: zpendley at bellsouth.net
Activities: Mindfulness/Vipassana Meditation Group. We meet on Monday night from 7:00 8:30. We sit for 45 minutes with time for a mixture of: dharma talks, metta practice, readings, mindful sharing, listening, and discussion. Daylong retreats are scheduled periodically.
   
      Memphis
      Delta Insight Group
Address: 715 North Auburndale Street
Zip: 38107-4531
Contact Person: Mark W. Muesse
Telephone: (901) 278-0961
Fax: (901) 843-3727
E-mail: muesse at rhodes.edu
WWW: http://dharmamemphis.beliefnet.com/dm/delta/delta.html
Activities: Vipassana/Zen, Wednesdays at 7:45 p.m. at the Eastern Sun Yoga Studio, 3534 Forrest Avenue,Memphis; Daylong silent retreat quarterly .
   
      Memphis Insight Meditation Group
Contact Person: John Greer
Telephone: (901) 685-6985
WWW: http://dharmamemphis.com/insight/insight.html
Activities: Vipassana, Mondays from 7-8:30 p.m.
     Offering a mix of sitting and mindful conversation centered on practice matters.
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      Austin
      Mindfulness Meditation Group of South Austin
Contact Person: Gail Rice
E-mail: grice at austin-safeplace.org
WWW: http://www.geocities.com/austinsangha/
Activities: An ongoing informal program of weekly sittings and 2 silent weekend retreats each year.
   
      Mariposa Sangha
Contact Person: Kathey or Rick
Phone: (512) 565-3774
E-mail: kferland [at] NOSPAM onr [dot] com or rickp [at] NOSPAM onr [dot] com
WWW: http://mariposasangha.org
Activities: We offer weekly meditation, book discussions, beginning meditation instruction and Dharma talks. There are experienced meditators available to provide instruction. We collaborate with other Texas sanghas to offer retreats in Central Texas with visiting teachers from Spirit Rock in Woodacre, CA and Seattle Insight Meditation Society (SIMS). We enjoy occasional potlucks, Buddhist Movie Night and other social activities. Newcomers are welcome.
   
      Beaumont
      Beaumont Sitting Group
Contact Person: Max Bowen or Nancy Thompson
Telephone: Max at (409)838-6159. Nancy at (409) 899-2860
E-mail: NJuniper at aol.com
Activities: Vipassana meditation, Saturday mornings 9 a.m. - 11a.m.
   
      Bryan/College Station
      Brazos Buddhist Association
Contact Person: David Kalil
Telephone: (979) 739-1645
E-mail: info at brazosbuddhist.org
WWW: http://brazosbuddhist.org
   
      Dallas
      Insight Meditation Dallas
Address: P.O. Box 781632
Zip: 75378
Contact Person: Lou Wetherbee
Telephone: (214) 351-3789
Fax: (214) 351-5350
E-mail: lvw at metronet.com
Activities: An ongoing informal program of weekly sittings,
    monthly discussion groups, a dharma study group,
    occasional community dinners, a newsletter, several days of mindfulness,
    and 2 silent weekend retreats each year.
   
      Southwest Vipassana Association
Address: P.O. Box 190248
Zip: 75219
Contact Person: Registrar
Telephone: (214) 521-5258
Fax: (214) 522-5973
E-mail: vip at onramp.net
WWW: http://www.dhamma.org/
Activities: Vipassana in tradition of Sayagyi U Ba Khin as taught by S.N. Goenka;
   Schedule of regular 10 Day Course in Vipassana. At least one course per month.
   Schedule of courses at Centers in this tradition given on the WWW Homepage URL
   given above. National Vipassana Newsletter produced three times each year.
   
      Houston
      Insight Meditation Community Houston
Contact Person: Michel Mathew
Telephone: (713) 805-9673
E-mail: svwindhorse at yahoo.com
WWW:http://www.meditationhouston.org
Activities: Sitting Monday evenings in Houston, 7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
   Retreats: Five retreats a year (one residential)
   
      Insight Meditation Houston
E-mail: info at insighthouston.org
WWW:http://www.insighthouston.org
Activities: Sitting Monday evenings in Houston, 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
   Retreats: Two to three residential retreats a year
   
      Citta 101 - Insight Meditation Courses in Houston
Contact Person: Mary Rees
Telephone: (713) 662-2743
E-mail: mary at citta101.org
WWW:http://www.citta101.org
Activities:  Weekly Meditation Groups and Instructional Sittings, Meditation Courses, Weekend Retreats, Sutta Study, Individual Sessions  and Online  Courses
   
      San Antonio
      San Antonio Sitting Group
Contact Person: Randy Gribbin
Telephone: (830) 964-3684
E-mail: rgribbin at hotmail.com
Activities: Vipassana meditation, Monday, 7:30 p.m. - 9:15 p.m., First Unitarian-Universalist Church
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Wisconsin

      Madison
     

Madison Insight Meditation Group
Address: 9638 Shadow Ridge Trail
City: Middleton
Zip: 53562
Contact Person: Jan Sheppard
Telephone: (608) 829-0944
E-Mail: uppekha at yahoo.com
Web:http://vipassana.net
Activities: Weekly sitting group, Sunday 6-8 p.m. and Tuesdays 6:30 - 8:15pm;
   3-4 residential and non-residential retreats per year;
    newsletter, Kalyana Mitta groups and more.

   
      Steven's Point
      Mahayana Buddist Congregation
Contact Person: Alice Keefe
Telephone: (715) 342-1252
E-Mail: akeefe at uwsp.edu
Web: http:www.mahayanabuddhistcongregation.org
Activities: We affirm all the different schools of Buddhism ( Theravada, Zen, Tibetan, etc.) and support members in their practice of choice. We also affirm the truth in all religions, and welcome persons of any faith (or no particular faith) who would like to learn more about Buddhism or who wish simply to meditate with a group. Weekly group meditations on Sundays and Fridays and a Dharma book study group.
   
      Superior
      Contact Person: Barb Koth
Telephone: (218) 724-7260
Activities: Tuesday, 9-10:30 a.m., Peace Church, 1015 East 11th Street, Duluth, MN;
   times are negotiable; readings, short discussion, and meditation in Vipassana tradition.
   
      Winona
      Winona Area Meditation Group
Contact Person: Lynne
Telephone: (507) 457-0347
E-Mail: lynnerabuse at yahoo.com
Activities: Sunday, 8 a.m.


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