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On-line resources

Buddhanet.net is an extensive resource on Buddhism.

Northwest Dharma Association is an resource for Buddhism in the Pacific Northwest.

Tibet.com is an excellent resource for information on Tibetan Buddhism.


Northwest Buddhist centers and groups

Bellingham Zen Practice Group in Bellingham, WA practice in the Soto Zen Tradition.

Bodhi House Spirituality Center in Olympia, WA is a small retreat center on 7 acres of woods/wetlands.

Dai Bai Zan Cho Bo Zen Temple in Seattle, WA is aq Rinzai Zen Temple in Seattle, with on-line beginning instruction, Dharma talks and electronic bookstore.

Great Vow Zen Monastery in Portland, OR is a year-round residential training monastery in the Soto Zen tradition.

Northwest Vipassana Center in Ethel, WA provides ten-day residential courses in Vipassana meditation in the tradition of Sayagi U Ba Khin, as taught by S.N. Goenka.

Olympia Meditators in Olympia,WA offers silent meditation and Dharma study drawing from all the Buddhist traditions.

Sakya Kachod Choling Meditation and Retreat Center in Friday Harbor, WA provides a safe, peaceful place for individual and group retreats.

Sakya Monastery of Tibetan Buddhism in Seattle, WA is the home of The Virupa Educational Institute which provides a wealth of programs for the enhancement of Buddhist religious education as well as cultural enrichment.

Seattle Insight Meditation Society in Seattle, WA offers classes, daylongs, and nonresidential events in Vipassana Meditation.

The Victoria Shambhala Meditation Centre in Victoria, B.C. offers classes in meditation instruction and an opportunity to practice and study the teachings of the Tibetan Buddhist Kagyu, Nyngma lineage and the Shambhala lineage.

Zen Community of Oregon in Portland, OR is an urban zazen group in the Soto Zen tradition which meets for Dharma talks, meditation, practice and discussion circles (private interviews with a teacher are available).


Studies Abroad

The International Buddhist Academy in Kathmandu offers courses in Buddhist practice, Buddhist philosophy, and Tibetan language.