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 .

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.


      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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      Little Rock
      Ecumenical Buddhist Society
Address: Gans Place Carriage House
Zip: 72201
Contact Person: Phebe Duff
Telephone: (501) 975-4060
E-Mail: phebed at Activities: A Theravada vipassana practice group meeting Sunday 7:30 pm for silent sitting and a discussion group.
      Mindfulness Center
WWW for current details:
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      The Awakening Heart Dharma Group of the Carbondale Unitarian Fellowship
Contact Person: Jo Kilmer
Telephone: (618) 910-4711
E-mail: jkilmer61 at
      Shawnee Dharma Group
Contact Person: Yolande Presley
Telephone: (618) 457-0458
E-mail: yo at
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
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
       North Chicago
       Contact Person: Brad
       E-Mail: brad.potts1 at
       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
       Activities: Tuesdays 7-9 p.m. near Pearson & Lake Shore Drive.
       South Chicago
       Contact Person: Carly
       Phone: (773) 239-9642
       E-Mail: carlycarney at
       Activities: Sundays at Beverly Yoga Center
       North Side Sangha, Evanston
       Contact Person: Ralph Marol
       Phone: (847) 675-0282
       E-Mail: rmaroll at
       Activities: Sunday sits and instruction
       Western suburbs: Elgin Area Insight Meditation
       Contact Person: Deb Wright
       E-Mail: debwright at
       Activities: Monday evening sittings, with readings and other teachings.
      Downers Grove
      Contact Person: Jack Hatfield
Telephone: (630) 375-0881
E-mail: jackhat1 at
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
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 Insight Meditation Group
Contact Person: Jean Sloan
Telephone: (309) 678-8099
E-Mail: JeanS at prairiesangha dot 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
Activities: Meditation and Dharma Discussion, 9 a.m. Sundays at
     the Unitarian Church, Quincy, Ill.
   Occasional day retreats and beginners classes.
      Contact Person: Wendy
Telephone: (815) 623-8649
E-mail: sopris at
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.
      Insight Meditation Community of Springfield Illinois (IMCSI)
Contact Person: Bridget Rolens
Telephone: (314) 369-1391
E-mail: bridget at
Activities: An Insight Meditation (Vipassana) practice group in the Theravada tradition. Sitting meditation and Dharma discussion held weekly 6:30 - 7:30 PM. Facilitated by Community Dharma Leader Bridget Rolens. You can join us through our video-conferencing tool. Contact Bridget for the link.
      Contact Person: Satipatthana Vipassana Association
E-mail: ugunasiri at
      Prairie Sangha
Contact Person: Tom Shay
Telephone: (217) 493-1771
E-Mail: TomS at
Activities: Meditation, Mondays at 6:30pm. 5 week introductory course in mindfulness meditation.
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      Mindfulness Meditation Practice Group
Address: Unity Church, 2425 Mounds Road
Contact Person: Stephanie Grissom
Telephone: (765) 779-5059
E-Mail: sgrissom at
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.

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
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
      Contact Person: Orlando Gustilo
Telephone: (317) 259-1462
E-Mail: creator81 at
      Contact Person: Michael Zieve
Telephone: (219) 362-1462
E-Mail: mlzieve at
      Michigan City
      Peacemakers Sangha
Address: Long Beach Community Center
Contact Person: Michael Zieve
Telephone: (219) 362-1462
E-Mail: mlzieve at
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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      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
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 City Metropolitan Area

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.

      The KU Meditation Club
Address: Ecumenical Christian Ministries, 1204 Oread
Contact Person: John Bellassai
Telephone: (785) 749-1292
E-Mail: griffyn00 at
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
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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      Contact Person: Glenda Hodges-Cook
Telephone: (502) 741-1129
E-Mail: oneglenda at
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      Baton Rouge
      Contact Person: Ray Boudreaux
Telephone: (225) 673-9767
      Contact Person: Charles St. Romain
Telephone: (337) 233-5127
E-mail: chuckst at
      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
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
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
      Contact Person: Larry Androes
Telephone: (318) 221-6833
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      Ann Arbor
      Arbor Insight
Address: 588 Glendale Circle
Zip: 48103
Contact Person: Sandra Berman
Telephone: (734) 769-9948
E-mail: info at
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
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
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.
      Still Mountain Buddhist Meditation Center
Address: Turner Senior Resource Center, 2401 Plymouth Road, Suite C
Zip: 48105
Contact Person: David Lawson
E-mail: stillmountainmeditation at
Activities: A diverse, welcoming community ; meditation classes at all levels; practice/study groups; sittings; workshops; retreats; community-based outreach; emphasis on heart-based approaches to Dharma
      Chelsea Meditation
Address: Washington Street Educational Center, room 114
Contact Person: Carol Blotter
E-mail: cb.meditate at
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.
      Dhammasala Forest Monastery
Telephone: (517) 675-1010
Activities: Guided meditations, retreats.
      Traverse City
      Traverse City Mindfulness Meditation Group
Contact Person: David Halperin
E-Mail: drhalperin at
Phone: 231-392-1811
Activities: Sunday sittings and study group.
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      Contact Person: Barb Koth
Telephone: (218) 724-7260
E-Mail: bkoth at
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
      Contact Person: Tom Arndt
Telephone: (507) 304-1743
E-Mail: little_toma at
      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
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
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
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
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 Buddhist Meditation Center
Address: 313 1/2 Division Street
Zip: 55057
Telephone: (507) 222-0018
E-Mail: contact at
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.
      Contact Person: Buddhist Support Society
Telephone: (507) 281-4808
      Contact Person: Rochester Vipassana Sangha
Telephone: (507) 535-0951
E-Mail: doug at
      Contact Person: Lynn Rabuse
Telephone: (507) 457-0347
Activities: Sundays 8:30-9:15 a.m.
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      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
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.

Metta Buddhist Center
Address: 360 Comet Drive, Suite F
Zip: 39206
Contact Person: Shelley Johnson
Telephone: (601) 487-8611
E-Mail:mettacenterjxn at
Activities: Weekly meditation and study Saturdays from 10am to 11:30am.
Alternating dharma talk and book study.
No fees - Dana donation appreciated.

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      Heartland Insight Meditation
Address: 427 S. Main St.
Zip: 64836
Contact Person: Gregg Galbraith
Telephone: (417) 358-5176, (417) 358-4484
      Buddhist Association of MU
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
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
Activities: Insight Meditation Tuesdays 7:00-8:30 p.m.
including 30 min. sitting period, a brief talk and Q and A. Instructions are available. Chanting and music on the Tuesday closest to the full moon, 8:00 -8:30 p.m. See the monthly schedule.
      University of Missouri Mindfulness Practice Center
Contact Person: Lynn Rossy
E-Mail: RossyL at
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
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
Contact Person, Thursday Gp: Joe McCormack
Telephone: (573) 491-3431
E-Mail: metta41856 at
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
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
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
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
Activities: Insight meditation 7:00 pm Monday
      Kirksville Sitting Group
Contact Person: Marc Rice
Telephone: (660) 627-0819
E-Mail: mrice at
Activities: Sundays at 9 p.m.
      Inspiration Center Sangha
Contact Person: Maureen Hall
Telephone: (573) 364-0517
E-Mail: mhall at

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
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
      St. Louis Mindfulness
Address: Big Bend Yoga Center
88 N. Gore, Webster Groves
Contact Person: Elizabeth Fryer
Telephone: (314) 397-3732
E-Mail: modharma at
Activities: Sundays 6-7:30 p.m., second and fourth Sundays.
      Sunday Sangha
Address: Solar Yoga, 6002 Pershing
Contact Person: Christine Schutz
Telephone: (314) 210-8820 (Jan)
E-Mail: sundaysangha at
Activities: Meets Sundays 11:00am to 12:30pm for meditation and discussion

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      Mindfulness Outreach Initiative
Address: 3015 Pacific Street
Contact Person: Johnathan Woodside
Telephone: (402) 882-2755
Activities: MOI Sitting Group meets weekly Tuesdays and Thursdays at 4:45pm and on Sundays from 6:00pm to 7:00pm to practice insight meditation in the Theravada tradition.
Meditation instruction is available at the weekly insight meditation classes offered at MOI on Mondays, Wednesdays, & Fridays.
      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
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      Tri-State Dharma
Address: P.O. Box 5378, Cincinnati, 45205
Contact Person: Joan Staubach
Telephone: (513) 793-0652
E-mail: tsdharma at
      Insight Meditation of Cleveland
Address: P.O. Box 113, Novelty, OH 44072
Contact Person: John Cunningham
Telephone: (216) 407-2809
E-Mail: john at
Activities:Meditation on Tuesday and Thursday evenings throughout the area; mindful parenting group. See our website for current schedule.
      Mindfulness Meditation of Columbus
Address: P.O. Box 151534
Zip: 43215
Contact Person: Jim Dunn
Telephone: (614) 291-7630
E-Mail: mmocohio at
Activities: Meditation Thurs. 7:15-9 p.m. 1st Community Church Annex Building, room 105.
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      Edmond / Oklahoma City
      Contact Person: Arpita Brown
Address: 13904 Wellsburg Ct.
City: Edmond
Zip: 73013
Telephone: (405) 478-8407
E-mail: arprob at
Activities: Vipassana, Tuesday, 7:30-8:30 p.m. including a Dharma discussion;
   Beginning meditation classes and a book study group.
      Contact Person: Barbara Carlozzi
Telephone: (405) 377-8612
      Contact Person: Terry
Telephone: (918) 740-7772
E-mail: buddhawithin at
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
Activities: Vipassana/Tibetan; Meditation ,Wednesday, 7:15 pm. at
   4109 Carnegie Circle.
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      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
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.
      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
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
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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      Mindfulness Meditation Group of South Austin
Contact Person: Gail Rice
E-mail: grice at
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
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 Sitting Group
Contact Person: Max Bowen or Nancy Thompson
Telephone: Max at (409)838-6159. Nancy at (409) 899-2860
E-mail: NJuniper at
Activities: Vipassana meditation, Saturday mornings 9 a.m. - 11a.m.
      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
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
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.
      Insight Meditation Community Houston
Contact Person: Michel Mathew
Telephone: (713) 805-9673
E-mail: svwindhorse at
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
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
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
Activities: Vipassana meditation, Monday, 7:30 p.m. - 9:15 p.m., First Unitarian-Universalist Church
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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
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
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.
      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 Area Meditation Group
Contact Person: Lynne
Telephone: (507) 457-0347
E-Mail: lynnerabuse at
Activities: Sunday, 8 a.m.

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