Resources to Support Your Practice

CENTERS FOR RESIDENTIAL RETREATS:

KEVALA RETREAT: Norwalk, WI

Kevala Retreat, the dhamma refuge of Santikaro, local teacher from Wisconsin, who offers many trainings for ICMC every year, and whose own website is packed with great resources of its own. http://kevalaretreat.org/

BARRE CENTER FOR BUDDHIST STUDIES (BCBS):  BARRE, MA

BCBS was founded in 1991 by Joseph Goldstein and Sharon Salzberg and is located just through the woods and down the hill from Insight Meditation Society (IMS). https://www.buddhistinquiry.org/courses/

INSIGHT MEDITATION SOCIETY:  BARRE, MA

IMS is a spiritual refuge for all who seek freedom of mind and heart. We offer meditation retreats rooted in the Early Buddhist teachings of ethics, concentration and wisdom. https://www.dharma.org/meditation-retreats/

SPIRIT ROCK:  WOODACRE, CA

https://calendar.spiritrock.org/residential-retreats/

Tri-State Dharma

Tri-State Dharma is an organization designed to promote the study and practice of Insight Meditation in the Buddhist Theravadin tradition in the geographic areas of Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana. https://tristatedharma.org/

STARTING YOUR SITTING PRACTICE:

https://www.tarabrach.com/howtomeditate/

Part 1: How to Establish a Daily Sitting Practice

Part 2: Common Issues for Meditators

Part 3: Sustaining a Practice & Resources

10% Happier: Meditation for Fidgety Skeptics

10% Happier: Meditation for Fidgety Skeptics (APP)

A clear, simple approach to meditation with bestselling author Dan Harris


ONGOING SUPPORT FOR YOUR PRACTICE

Great tool with meditation timer & many guided meditations.

Dharma Seed freely offers Western Buddhist Vipassana teachings from retreat centers and teachers across the country.


ONGOING LEARNING

GLOSSARY OF BUDDHIST TERMS (courtesy of IMS)

https://www.dharma.org/resources/glossary/

ONLINE STUDY PROGRAMS

https://www.buddhistinquiry.org/online-programs/

BUDDHIST CENTER FOR BUDDHIST STUDIES (BCBS)

https://www.buddhistinquiry.org/online-programs

Access to Insight (SUTTAS)

This website is one of many sources and ways to explore the suttas.  We encourage you to investigate various sources and translations to deepen your exposure and understanding of the Buddha’s teachings.

https://accesstoinsight.org