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Meditation Practice Centers in the Washington Metro Area

Dae Do Sah Zen Group
Adams Morgan, Silver Spring, and Rockville
Zen meditation practice

Avatamsaka Vihara
Potomac, Maryland
Dharma Realm Buddhist Association (DRBA)

Drikung Mahayana Center
North Potomac, Maryland
Tibetan Buddhist center founded by His Eminence Kyabje Garchen Triptrül Rinpoche

Insight Meditation Community of Washington
Bethesda and Takoma Park, Maryland
A spiritual community teaching and practicing Vipassana meditation

Kunzang Palyul Choling of Maryland (Buddhist temple)
Poolesville, Maryland
Tibetan Buddhist center in the Nyingma tradition

Sakya Dokho Choling
Germantown, Maryland
Center for study and practice in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition

The Self-Revelation Church of Absolute Monism
Bethesda, Maryland
Church founded by Swami Premananda

Self-Realization Fellowship Center
College Park, Maryland
Meditation fellowship center founded by Paramahansa Yogananda

Shambhala Meditation Center of Washington, D.C.
Washington, D.C.
Meditation and study center providing instruction and training in the Shambhala Buddhist tradition

Still Water Mindfulness Practice Center
Silver Spring, Maryland
Mindfulness Practice in the Tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh 

Vedanta Center of Greater Washington, D.C.
Silver Spring, Maryland
The Vedanta Center offers the study of Vedanta and the teachings of Sri Ramakrishna, Sri Sarada Devi and Swami Vivekananda

Washington Buddhist Vihara
Washington, D.C.
Vihara dedicated to the presentation of Buddhist thought, practice, and culture

Washington Mindfulness Community
Takoma Park, Maryland
A community inspired by the teachings of Buddhism and of Thich Nhat Hanh

Meditation Practice Centers outside the Washington Metro Area

Ananda Sangha
Ananda Village is based on the teachings of Paramhansa Yogananda
Ananda Village, California

Plum Village Practice Center
Lead by Thich Nhat Hanh

Satchidananda Ashram founded by Sri Swami Satchidananda
Wingina, Virginia

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InterFaith Organizations

Global Oneness Project
The Global Oneness Project is a web-based video initiative exploring how the simple notion of oneness can be lived in our increasingly complex world.

InterFaith Conference of Metropolitan Washington
IFC brings together 11 historic faith communities to promote dialogue, understanding, and a sense of community among persons of diverse faiths, and to work cooperatively for social and economic justice in metropolitan Washington, D.C.

The Pluralism Project at Harvard University
The Pluralism Project seeks to help Americans engage with the realities of religious diversity through research, outreach, and the active dissemination of resources.

United Religions Initiative
URI is an extraordinary global community committed to promoting enduring, daily interfaith cooperation, ending religiously motivated violence, and creating cultures of peace, justice, and healing for the earth and all living beings.


Sacred Circle
Alexandria, Virginia
Bookstore and peaceful gathering place for anyone interested in spirituality, metaphysics, personal growth, holistic healing, and sustainable living in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area.

The Labyrinth Society


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Moments of the Soul Book

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