DharmaNet's USA Guide to
Theravadin Dhamma Centers
and Meditation Practice Groups

This resource was first created, and diligently maintained, by John Bullitt at Access to Insight. In February 1998, DharmaNet International agreed to take over the maintenance of these directories. Our gratitude extends to John for his excellent work in making Dhamma readily available over the Internet.

The listings below may be helpful in your search for a meditation group or a teacher in your area. These listings include only groups that teach and practice primarily Theravada forms of meditation.

If you're interested in practices and teachings from other schools of Buddhism, take a look at DharmaNet's USA Guide to Dharma Centers or World Guide to Dharma Centers, which have extensive listings from many traditions. See also: DharmaNet's Buddhist InfoWeb for quick links to online Buddhist resources.

The listings here are grouped into two categories:

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By including a Dhamma center or group in these listings DharmaNet International is in no way endorsing their teachers, teachings, policies, politics, or activities. They are included here simply as useful starting points in your quest for good teachings from the Theravada traditions. The final judgment is yours alone.

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