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
Brisbane Insight Meditation brisbane Australian Capital Territory Australia
British Columbia Insight Meditation Society Vancouver British Columbia Canada
Buddha Path Montclair New Jersey United States
Buddhist Group of Kendal (Theravada) Kendal Cumbria United Kingdom
Buffalo Dharma Buffalo New York United States
Butte Sangha Butte Montana United States
Cache Valley Sangha Logan Utah United States
Cambridge Insight Meditation Center Cambridge Massachusetts United States
Center for Mindfulness Community Shrewsbury Massachusetts United States
Chattanooga Insight Meditation Group Chattanooga Tennessee United States
Chico Insight Chico California United States
Cholula Vipassana Sangha San Pablo Tecama Mexico
Citta 101 - Online Practice Resource Houston Texas United States
Clothespin Sangha (formerly Fairfield County Sangha) Stratford Connecticut United States
Club Med Ashland Oregon United States
Coast and City Sangha Adelaide and Goolwa South Australia Australia
Common Ground Meditation Center Minneapolis Minnesota United States
Davis Insight Group Davis California United States
Deep South Dharma Oxford Mississippi United States
Desert Dharma Utah United States
Desert Dharma Las Vegas Las Vegas Nevada United States
Dhamma Dena Desert Vipassana Center Joshua Tree California United States
Dhamma Vihara Mexico Xalapa Veracruz Mexico
Dharma Zephyr Insight Meditation Community Carson City Nevada United States
DharmaTown St Louis Missouri United States