Useful links



Retreat Centres offering Insight Meditation (vipassana)

Australia

Offering vipassana (insight) retreats mostly in the tradition of the Burmese meditation master
Mahasi Sayadaw

Blue Mountains Insight Meditation Centre – Medlow Bath, New South Wales
http://bmimc.org.au/

New Zealand

Auckland Insight

A community of people interested in exploring meditation together in the Western insight meditation tradition.  This tradition combines insight meditation (vipassana), which is grounded in the practice of mindfulness, and the brahma vihara practices of kindness, compassion, joy and equanimity, to develop deeper happiness and peace of mind.
http://www.aucklandinsightmeditation.org/
https://www.facebook.com/akinsightmeditation

Offering vipassana (insight) meditation retreats

Te Moata retreat centre, Coromandel
http://www.temoata.org

United Kingdom

Offering meditation retreats in various Buddhist traditions

Gaia House, Devon
http://gaiahouse.co.uk/

USA

Offering vipassana (insight) and metta (loving-kindness) retreats in various Theravada
Buddhist traditions

Insight Meditation Society – Barre, Massachusetts
founding teachers Joseph Goldstein, Jack Kornfield, Sharon Salzberg
http://www.dharma.org

Spirit Rock Meditation Center – San Francisco, California
founding teacher Jack Kornfield
http://www.spiritrock.org/

Insight Meditation Center – Redwood City, California
founding teacher Gil Fronsdal
http://www.insightmeditationcenter.org/

Focusing on the integration of study and practice from various Buddhist traditions

Barre Center for Buddhist Studies – Barre, Massachusetts
http://www.bcbsdharma.org/



Websites


Dharma talks in the Insight Meditation tradition:

Dharma Seed
http://www.dharmaseed.org

Audio Dharma
http://www.audiodharma.org/

Talks given by Jill on Dharmaseed:
http://www.dharmaseed.org/teacher/637/


Translations of the Buddha’s teachings:

Access to Insight
http://www.Accesstoinsight.org

Sutta Central – suttas translated into many languages besides English
https://suttacentral.net/

Dharmafarer – suttas with commentary by Piya Tan
http://dharmafarer.org/wordpress/sutta-discovery


On-line Buddhist studies:

Online courses focusing on the integration of study and practice from various Buddhist traditions

Barre Center for Buddhist Studies – Barre, Massachusetts
https://www.bcbsdharma.org/online-programs/

Integrating the fruits of retreat practice into your daily life:

A six week online course specifically designed to bring your retreat back home
In this six week, online course, meditation teachers Oren J. Sofer and Jaya Rudgard offer in-depth training to nourish the insights and learnings from a retreat. Through practical, down-to-earth videos, practices, and readings, you’ll learn versatile tools to bring the teachings into your life.
http://www.nextstepdharma.org/

Awakening Joy
An internationally recognized Internet course created by noted teacher and author, James Baraz. The course is designed to awaken joy through an exciting curriculum of principles and practices that incline the mind toward well-being, happiness and ease:
http://www.awakeningjoy.info/

Buddhanet Buddhist studies
http://www.buddhanet.net/e-learning/index.htm

A glossary of Buddhist terms:
http://www.sharonsalzberg.com/glossary

One Hundred Days of Loving-Kindness (metta)
A blog by Bodhipaksa, as he and his on-line community undertook one hundred days of brahma vihara practice ie kindness, compassion, joy and equanimity:
http://www.wildmind.org/100-days



Directories of Buddhist organisations:

Worldwide:

Buddhanet
http://www.buddhanet.info/wbd/

Western Buddhist sanghas/communities:
http://www.buddhistinsightnetwork.org/sanghas

Insight Aotearoa
An online newsletter dedicated to supporting individuals and communities in Aotearoa
New Zealand who practice insight meditation:

http://www.insightaotearoa.org/insightaotearoa/wiki/>

Aotearoa Buddhist Education Trust
A charity through which funds are raised to bring Buddhist teachers to New Zealand, primarily from the Insight Meditation tradition:
http://www.abet.nz/

Sydney Insight Meditators
Supporting the opportunity for regular insight meditation practice through several
affiliated local meditation groups (Sanghas):

http://www.sydneyinsightmeditators.org