LocalCenterMany people find it enhances their practice to belong to a community of fellow practitioners. In cities around the world, Dharmakaya groups meet to meditate and study Buddhist teachings; often members have been personally inspired by Trungram Gyaltrul Rinpoche PhD.

Attendance is free and everyone is welcome to participate.

The details of local meetings are below, but please verify the time and location before attending.

Boston, Massachusetts
When:
Every Monday
7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Where:
100 Pembroke Street
Boston, Massachusetts 02118
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Contact:
John Henderson
617.543.5603
Details:
The group is open to all; it includes participants who are just beginning as well as more advanced practitioners. It usually chooses an area of focus for the hour, with both a short teaching and a meditation on the subject.
Catskills, New York
When:
Every Sunday
10:00 am -1:00 pm
Where:
Dharmakaya Center for Wellbeing
191 Cragsmoor Road
Pine Bush, New York 12566
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Contact:
catskills@dharmakaya.org
845.203.1275
Details:
The group follows a curriculum designed by Trungrum Gyaltrul Rinpoche PhD and includes meditation, Buddhist classics and discussions on various dharma-related topics. You can join for all or for any part of it you like. Includes a potluck lunch.
Las Vegas, Nevada
When:
Every Saturday and every Monday
8:30 am – 9:30 am
Where:
Silverado Ranch area
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Contact:
Peter Shankland
702.883.6706
Details:
The group practice centers on a recitation dedicated to Avalokiteshavara (The Bodhisattva of Compassion) and includes personal discussions and reflections on Buddhist texts.
Miami, Florida
When:
Sunday
11:30 am – 1:30 pm
Monday
8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Where:
541 N.E. 110th Terrance
Miami, Fl 33161
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Contact:
Ismael Gavidia
786.319.7182
miami@dharmakaya.org
Details:
The group practice centers on an Avalokiteshavara recitation, and includes personal discussions and reflections on Buddhist texts.
Ridgefield, Connecticut
When:
Alternate Thursdays
7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Where:
Buddhi Mat Power Yoga Studio
66 Danbury Road, Ridgefield, Connecticut
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Details:
The group discusses the benefits of meditation, learns proper meditation techniques, practices calm-abiding and loving-kindness/compassion mediation, and learns from each other. Find out more.
San Francisco, California
When:
Every Sunday
10:30 – 11:30 am
Where:
Locations alternate between Palo Alto and El Cerritos.
Please call to confirm the location.
Contact:
Manee
650.843.0393
Karma
415.694.3482
sanfrancisco@dharmakaya.org
Details:
Sessions begin with the discussion of the Dhammapada text followed by Shamatha meditation and ritual meditation of Avalokiteshvara.
Seattle, Washington
When:
Every Sunday
11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Where:
Seattle School of Aikido
3422 NE 55th St
Seattle, WA 98105
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Contact:
Helmut Floss
206.554.1605
Details:
Meetings consist of study of Buddhist texts, calm-abiding meditation and deep meditation practice.
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Meaning of Abbreviations

* The following day is a missing or a double date accroding to Tibetan calendar.
BA Amitabha Buddha Day
BD Baden: unfavourable for putting up flags
BM Medicine Buddha Day
BS Shakyamuni Buddha Day
DP Dharmapala Day
LD Ludok: unfavourable for Naga Offering
LT Luthep: favourable for Naga Offering
ME Moon Eclipse: great day for accumulation of merit
NG Ngenpa Guzom: unfavourable for new project, e.g. gathering, inauguration
NN Nyinag: unfavourable for new project, e.g. marriage, inauguration
SE Sun Eclipse: a greater day for accumulation of merit
SN Shakngen: unfavourable for new project, e.g. marriage, inauguration
TN Tashi Nyima: auspicious day in a general sense
YK Yenkong: unfavourable for new project, e.g. marriage, inauguration
ZC Zangpo Chuzom: auspicious day, good for gathering

Duchen great anniversaries, special days of Buddha Shakyamuni, etc., good for accumulating merits.
Tsezang good days for accumulating merits
Naga Powerful long-lived serpent-like beings who inhabit in water, guard great treasure. Some great protectors of the Dharma are nagas such as Eight Major Nagas.