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
Southern NH Sangha Londonderry New Hampshire United States
Spirit Path Meditation Center Lafayette Louisiana United States
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Woodacre California United States
Still Mountain Buddhist Meditation Center Ann Arbor Michigan United States
Sunday Sangha Sitting Group St Louis Missouri United States
Syracuse Mindfulness Sitting Group Syracuse New York United States
Taos Mountain Sangha Taos New Mexico United States
The Mountain Hermitage Rancho de Taos New Mexico United States
Three Jewels Dhamma Hall Fort Bragg California United States
Tinmouth Sitting Group Tinmouth Vermont United States
Tovana Israel
Triangle Insight Meditation Community Durham North Carolina United States
True North Insight Ottawa Ontario Canada
Twin Cities Vipassana Collective (TCVC) Minneapolis Minnesota United States
Two Rivers Insight Meditation Community Winnipeg Manitoba Canada
Valley Insight Meditation Society Lebanon New Hampshire United States
Valley Insight Meditation Society White River Junction Vermont United States
Valley of the Moon Insight United States
Vermont Insight Meditation Center United States
Victoria Insight Meditation Society Victoria British Columbia Canada
Vimalakirti Meditation Center Geneva Switzerland
Vipassana Hawaii Kapa'au Hawaii United States
Vipassana Metta on Maui Kula, Maui Hawaii United States
Walnut Creek Sitting Group Walnut Creek California United States
Wellspring Insight Meditation Community Hardwick Vermont United States