Buddhadharma: The Practitioner's Quarterly



AGAINST THE STREAM BUDDHIST MEDITATION SOCIETY 4300 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90029. (323) 665-4300, Fax: (323) 665- 4404, service@againstthestream.org, www.againstthestream.org • Founded by Noah Levine, author of Dharma Punx, Against The Stream has two centers in Los Angeles and Santa Monica offering weekly classes, daylong retreats, and special class series.

AGAINST THE STREAM BUDDHIST MEDITATION SOCIETY 2701 Folsom St, San Francisco, CA 94110. bayarea@againstthestream.org, www.againstthestream.org • Meditation center in the Mission offers weekly classes, daylongs, class series and residential retreats.

CHAGDUD GONPA RIGDZIN LING PO Box 279, Junction City, CA 96048. (530) 623-2714, FAX: (530) 623-6709, sangha@chagdudgonpa.org, www.chagdudgonpa.org • Nyingma Buddhist center in serene Northern California Alps. Founded by Chagdud Tulku Rinpoche. Daily meditation; teaching and retreat programs; individual retreat facilities.

DHARMA ZEN CENTER 1025 S Cloverdale Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90019. (323) 934-0330, info@dharmazen.com, www.dharmazen.com • Clear teaching, clear mind. Please join us for regularly scheduled practice and retreats. A Kwan Um School Zen Center.

EMPTY GATE ZEN CENTER 2200 Parker St, Berkeley, CA 94704. (510) 845-8565, info@emptygatezen.com, www.emptygatezen.com • Clear teaching, clear mind. Please join us for regularly scheduled practice and retreats. A Kwan Um School Zen Center.

INSIGHTLA 1430 Olympic Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90404. (310) 450-1821, www.insightla.org • InsightLA offers classes, sitting groups, retreats and special events dedicated to opening minds and hearts. Buddhist wisdom inspires all our programs in Vipassana meditation and secularmindfulness education in Los Angeles.

SHASTA ABBEY 3724 Summit Dr, Mt. Shasta, CA 96067. (530) 926-4208, Fax: (530) 926-0428, guestmaster@shastaabbey.org,www.shastaabbey.org • A Soto Zen monastery in Northern California. Retreats, residential training, meditation, religious services, teaching, spiritual counseling. Around 25 male and female monks.


BIG BEAR CAMP RETREAT CENTER 89480 Nelson Mountain Rd, Walton, OR 97490. (541) 228-5372, bigbearcamporegon@gmail.com, bigbearcamp.org • We welcome small group retreats. Exquisite facilities in a beautiful Oregon coast range forest setting. Lodge, yurts, indoor/outdoor kitchens, hiking trails. All traditions welcome.

CANYON MOUNTAIN CENTER Meditation & Well Being 767 E. Main St. John Day, Oregon 97845. (415) 748-8697, jim@canyonmountaincenter. net, www.canyonmountaincenter.net • Jim and Sandy Bay. Zazen Mon, Wed. & Sat., call for times. Ongoing Yoga, Tai Chi, Energy Work, Massage, Laby rinth Walk, Rock Garden / River Walk, Lodging rentals.

46 Stoller Road, Trout Lake, WA 98650. (509) 395-2030, • We are a small farm temple in the Vietnamese Thien tradition. Metta, Loving Kindness & meditation are our primary practices. We

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Awareness, from the Moment You Wake Up
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The Rice Seedling Sutra
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