Sangha Listing

Welcome to BIN’s searchable database of Insight Meditation sanghas. We aim to include all current Insight Meditation sanghas in the West.

What is an Insight Meditation sangha? This does not have a sharp definition, but neither is it vague or undefined. The Insight Meditation Movement in the West was started by Westerners who trained at Theravada monasteries in Southeast Asia – these founding teachers include Joseph Goldstein, Jack Kornfield, Sharon Salzberg, Christina Feldman, Christopher Titmuss, and Ruth Denison. Insight sanghas feel a spiritual connection to these teachers and the meditation centers they founded: Insight Meditation Society, Spirit Rock, Gaia House, and Dhamma Dena. Teachers and Insight groups who are not directly connected to these four centers are welcome to be listed in the BIN database provided they primarily teach and/or practice meditation in ways that are in harmony with these organizations. Essentially, the groups listed here would characterize themselves by both the words "Buddhist" and "Insight," and offer practices that include meditation and Dharma instruction.

In addition, we list groups taught by monastics ordained in the Theravada tradition, where laypeople can hear the Dharma, learn to meditate, and connect with the texts of the Pali Canon.

Because of requests we’ve received, we have added this clarification: This listing is not for yoga centers or secular mindfulness organizations, unless your location is also the meeting place for an Insight Dharma group, and your website lists such Dharma events explicitly. Thanks for your understanding.

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City State / Province Country
Insight Meditation Community of Colorado - Boulder Boulder CO United States
Insight Meditation Community of Colorado - Denver Denver CO United States
Insight Meditation Community of Columbia Columbia SC United States
Insight Meditation Community of Gettysburg Gettysburg PA United States
Insight Meditation Community of New Jersey Morristown NJ United States
Insight Meditation Community of the Desert Palm Springs CA United States
Insight Meditation Community of Washington Cabin John MD United States
Insight Meditation Houston Houston TX United States
Insight Meditation of Cleveland Novelty OH United States
Insight Meditation San Antonio San Antonio TX United States
Insight Meditation Satsang Berkeley CA United States
Insight Meditation Scottsdale Scottsdale AZ United States
Insight Meditation Society Barre MA United States
Insight Meditation South Bay Mountain View CA United States
Insight Meditation Tucson Tucson AZ United States
Insight Meditation Ventura Ventura CA United States
Insight Retreat Center Santa Cruz CA United States
Insight San Diego San diego CA United States
Insight Santa Cruz Santa Cruz CA United States
Insight South Bay Rancho Palos Verdes CA United States
Kalyana Mitta Sangha (Chelmsford, Massachusetts) Chelmsford MA United States
Kalyanna Mitta - Basel Basel Switzerland
Karuna Buddhist Vihara Mountain View CA United States
Laguna Sangha Laguna Beach CA United States
Las Cruces Vipassana Sangha Las Cruces NM United States

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