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Mindfulness in Spiritual Contexts

These websites provide information about meditation centers and retreats where mindfulness is the primary practice. Vipassana meditation comes from Theravada Buddhism, the tradition on which the Mindfulness and Stress Reduction Program is based. The others are teachers whose writings are in a similar vein and helpful for practice, plus general resources for further information.




 

Mindfulness in Spiritual Context Links

The form of mindfulness taught in the Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction program comes from vipassana (insight) meditation in the Theravada Buddhist tradition, though all forms of Buddhism teach mindfulness practices. The following links focus on vipassana and Theravada Buddhism, and a few teachers from other Buddhist traditions who especially emphasize mindfulness in their teachings.



VIPASSANA MEDITATION CENTERS


Insight Meditation Society
Barre, MA

http://www.dharma.org

Offers teacher led retreats year-round, and facilities for independent retreats at the Forest Refuge Sanctuary.


Spirit Rock Meditation Center
Woodacre, CA

http://www.spiritrock.org

Offers year-round teacher led retreats and short programs.


Cambridge Insight Meditation Center
Cambridge, MA

http://www.cimc.info/

Offers programs and short retreats (no overnight facilities).



RESOURCES FOR THERAVADA BUDDHISM


Dharma Seed Tape Library

http://www.dharmaseed.org

Talks on tape from Theravada Buddhist Meditation Teachers


Barre Center for Buddhist Studies
Barre, MA

http://www.dharma.org/bcbs/index.htm

Offers year round courses integrating study and practice of mindfulness in context of Buddhism.


Information about Theravada Buddhism

http://www.accesstoinsight.org/index.html



OTHER BUDDHIST TEACHERíS WEBSITES


Thich Nhat Hanh (Vietnamese Zen Buddhism; Plum Village)

http://www.plumvillage.org/


Pema Chodron (Tibetan Buddhism; Gampo Abbey)MBR>
http://www.gampoabbey.org/


DATABASES WITH INFORMATION ABOUT BUDDHIST MEDITATION CENTERS

http://www.dharmanet.org/infoweb.html

http://www.buddhanet.net/amdir_na.htm



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