Practice Groups

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United States
New Hampshire
New Jersey
New Mexico
New York
North Carolina
Rhode Island
South Carolina
West Virginia

British Columbia

United States


Montgomery UU Meditation and Discussion Group
Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Montgomery
2810 Atlanta Highway, Montgomery, AL 36109
Charlie Suhor: 334-284-5683, csuhor{-at-}


UU Buddhist Fellowship of Fayetteville
Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Fayetteville
901 West Cleveland Street, Fayetteville, AR 72701
James Ownbey: 479-251-7452


Desert Lotus Zen Group
Valley Unitarian Universalist Church
6400 W. Del Rio Street, Chandler, AZ 85226
Contact: Deborah Saint; 480-759-7610, Desert_Lotus_Sangha{-at-}

Granite Peak Pure Land Meditation Group
Granite Peak Unitarian Universalist Congregation
882 Sunset Ave, Prescott AZ 86305
Not currently meeting because of Covid-19
Contact: Elayne Hayes, elayne1959{-at-}

Zen Meditation Practice Group
West Valley Unitarian Universalist Church
5904 W. Cholla Street Glendale, AZ 85304
Carl Alexander, 602-492-2212, mui{-at-}


Monterey Peninsula Mindfulness Practice Group
Currently meeting via Zoom
UU Church of the Monterey Peninsula
490 Aguajito Road, Carmel, CA 93923
Contact Dennis Hamilton > (831) 643-5093

Dharma Without Dogma: Fresno UU Buddhist Fellowship
UU Church of Fresno
2672 E. Alluvial, Clovis, CA  93611
Contact: Al Arrendondo: alarredondo{-at-}

Davis Unitarian Universalist Buddhist Meditation and Study Group
Unitarian Church of Davis
27074 Patwin Road, Davis, CA 95626
Steve Reynolds: 530-753-0646, smrsmr{-at-}

Live Oak Sangha
Live Oak UU Congregation
820 N. Fairview Ave., Goleta CA 93117
Tuesday evenings, 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. in the Sanctuary
contact Jan Ross, 570-3133 Jandjross{-at-}

Sacred Sands Sangha
In the tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh
at the Center For Spiritual Living-Antelope Valley
1030 W. Ave. L-8 Lancaster, CA 93534
Contact: Dianna Rimer 661-361-0117 voicesinthesky{-at-}

Clear Mountain Sangha
Monte Vista Unitarian Universalist Congregation
9185 Monte Vista Avenue, Montclair, CA 91763
Bob Figoni: bobfigoni{-at-}
Catherine Marie Mayfield: catherinemarie{-at-}

The UUCR Dharma Circle
UU Church of Riverside
3657 Lemon Street
Riverside, CA 92501
James Rounsaville james{-at-}

San Francisco Insight Meditation Community
First Unitarian Universalist Society of San Francisco
1187 Franklin Street (at the corner of Geary Blvd)
Contact: 415-994-5951 SFInsight{-at-}

San Mateo UU Meditation Group
Unitarian Universalists of San Mateo
300 E. Santa Inez, San Mateo, CA 94401
Lance and Ann Miller: 650-340-9698, lanmill{-at-}

UU Meditation Circle
First UU Church of San Diego
4190 Front Street, San Diego, CA 92103
619-298-9978 (church)
Contact: John Holl: jwholl{-at-}

UUFSD Buddhist Study Groups
The Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of San Dieguito
1036 Solana Drive, Solana Beach, CA 92075
Contact: Christie Turner: buddistgroups{-at-};

Zen Meditation Class
The Unitarian Universalist Church of Santa Monica
1260 18th Street, Santa Monica, CA 90404
Bernie Silvers: 310-815-1312, bernardsilvers{-at-}

Meditation Practice Group
Unitarian Universalist Church of Santa Paula
740 East Main Street, Santa Paula, CA 93060
Rev. Maddie Sifantus  805-525-4620 ~ msifantus{-at-}

The Sangha of the Morning, An Insight Meditation Circle
UU Congregation of Santa Rosa
547 Mendocinio Avenue, Santa Rosa, CA 95401
John Dumbrill: 707-539-3619, johndum{-at-}

Summit UU Sangha
Summit UU Fellowshp
8778 Cottonwood Avenue
Santee, CA 92071
Web site:
Meets every Sunday at 2 pm
Contact Lisa Garvey:

Friendship Sangha of the Heart
Practicing in the tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh
Unitarian Universalist Church of Ventura
5654 Ralston Street, Ventura, CA 93003
Contact: Neal Ortenberg: 805-368-9835;  email: nealstuart{-at-}
Web site:

Palomar Sangha
Palomar UU Fellowship
2600 Buena Vista Drive, Vista, CA 92083
Jean Rabenold: 760-758-0510, jrabenold{-at-}

Zen Fellowship of Bakersfield
Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Kern County
98 Sterling Road, Bakersfield, CA 93307
Mailing address: PO Box 296 , Bakersfield, CA  93302
Director: Richard Collins.
Web site:


JUC Sangha Group
Jefferson Unitarian Church
14350 W. 32nd Avenue, Golden, CO 80401
Doug Anderson:, 720-474-6723

UU Pueblo Church Buddhist Group
Unitarian Universalist Church of Pueblo
110 Calla Avenue, Pueblo, CO 81005
David Cockrell: 719-546-3409


Zazen Sangha of Westport
Unitarian Church in Westport
10 Lyons Plains Road, Westport, CT 06880
Web Site:
Contact: LaVoie: 203-641-5082, bplavoie{-at-}

UUS:E Buddhist Group
Unitarian Universalist Society: East
153 W. Vernon St., Manchester, CT 06042
Meets at 7:00pm on the First Tuesday of the month.
Meditation, Dharma talk, Discussion.

Buddhist Meditation
Unitarian Society of New Haven
700 Hartford Turnpike, New Haven, CT, 06517
Beth Roth: bethroth{-at-}

Wellspring Zen Sangha
A Sitting Group of Boundless Way Zen
The Universalist Church of West Hartford
433 Fern Street, West Hartford, CT 06107
Senior Dharma teacher Ken Walkama, kwalkama7{-at-}


Zen Meditation Group
Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Newark, DE
420 Willa Road,  Newark, DE 19711
Richard Field:  rtfield{-at-}

Open Heart Zen
First Unitarian Church
730 Halstead Road, Wilmington DE
Wednesdays, 7-8:30pm in Brunner Chapel, 2nd Floor of  Church.
Please park in the rear parking lot & enter via the back door.
Contact: Ben Fleury-Steiner.


The Buddhist Fellowship of the UU Church of Fort Lauderdale Florida
UU Church of Fort Lauderdale
3970 NW 21st Ave., Oakland Park, FL 33309
Joe DeAngelis: 954-973-1337, jndwrlib{-at-}

Buddhist Group of the UU Church of Tallahassee
Unitarian-Universalist Church of Tallahassee
2810 North Meridian, Tallahassee, FL 32312
Church office: 850-385-5115

The Southern Palm Zen Group
The Unitarian-Universalist Fellowship of Boca Raton
2601 St. Andrews, Boca Raton, FL 33434
Mitchell Doshin Cantor: 561-483-6680; doshin{-at-}

Universalist Church of Sarasota
3975 Fruitville Road, Sarasota, FL 3423

Zen Study Group
Contact: Don DeMaio 941-702-1662, zen{-at-}
Mindfulness Meditation & Study Group
Wednesday evenings 6-7, Fridays 12:00 (noon) – 1:00
Contact: Lynne Lockie 423-314-5650 lynnelockie{-at-}

The True Dharma Intl Buddhist Mission Study Group
A UUBF Chapter, Tampa Bay
2470 Nursery Road, Clearwater, FL 33764
Contact: Dr. Frank Tedesco, 727-512-4805; Truedharma108{-at-}

Unitarian Universalist Buddhist Fellowship of Tampa Bay
Unitarian Universalists of Clearwater
2470 Nursery Road, Clearwater, FL 33764
Dr. Frank Tedesco: 727-391-1152; frankmtedesco{-at-}

Dancing Crane Zen Center
Unitarian Universalist Fellowship
4225 NW 34th St
Gainesville, FL 32605
Fellowship Office: 352-377-1669;

Thursday Night Meditation Group
First Unitarian Church of Orlando
1901 East Robinson Street
Orlando, Florida 32803
Contact: Ross Payne, 407-894-2850, ross{-at-}

Volusia Buddhist Fellowship
Unitarian Universalist Church of West Volusia
116 S. Clara Ave., DeLand, Fla.
Contact Morris Sekiyo Sullivan, Sensei: 386-738-3715;

Insight Meditation Community of East Central FL
Unitarian Universalists Daytona Beach Florida
56 North Halifax in Ormond Beach, FL 32174
Insight Meditation, Vipassana
Contact: Michael Kane 386-679-2336 mk{-at-}

Tarpon Springs UU Meditation Group
UU Church of Tarpon Springs
230 Grand Boulevard, Tarpon Springs, FL 34689
Contact: Linda Gradual 727-934-6224

Meditation & Discussion Group
UU Fellowship of Vero Beach
1590 27 Ave, Vero Beach FL 32960
Every Saturday from 9:30 am to 11:00
Contact: Jim Patteson; Patterson.James{-at-}
Bill M: (772) 538-1970


Cliff Valley Zendo
UU Congregation of Atlanta
1911 Cliff Valley Way, NE, Atlanta, GA 30329
Savannah Buddhist Sitting Group Contact:
Mike McHugh, mjmchugh{-at-}
UUBF Covenant Group contact:
Randi Jones, randi852{-at-}

The Buddhist Sitting Group
Emerson Unitarian Universalist Congregation
410 Canton Road, Marietta, GA 30066


Honolulu Mindfulness Community
First Unitarian Church
2500 Pali Highway, Honolulu, HI 96817
Regular meetings on Tuesday evenings from 7:30-9:00 pm
Ernestine Enomoto: 808-521-9012 enomotoe{-at-}


Unitarian Universalist Church of the Palouse
420 E 2nd St, Moscow, ID 83843


Buddhist Covenant Group
Countryside Church Unitarian Universalist
1025 No. Smith Road, Palatine, IL 60067
Melanie Terbovic: email, terbovicm{-at-}

Second Unitarian Buddhist Fellowship
Second Unitarian Church of Chicago
656 West Barry Avenue, Chicago, IL 60657
Contact: 773-549-0260, office{-at_}

Buddhist Meditation and Study Group
102 South 2nd Street, Geneva, IL 60134-2712
Church office: 630-232-2350,

Awakening Heart Dharma Group
Carbondale Unitarian Fellowship
107 N. Parrish Lane, Carbondale, IL 62901
For more information: Martha Shum at – ahdgofcuf{at}

Buddhist Meditation Community
North Shore Unitarian Church
2100 Half Day Road, Deerfield, Illinois 60015
Contact: Joseph Barr

Mindful Reflection Community
Unitarian Universalist Congregation at Unity Temple
875 Lake St, Oak Park, IL 60301-1341
Contact: (Mr) Terry Kinsey;; (708) 848-6225


Buddhist Meditation and Study Group
1426 McKinley
South Bend, IN 46617
Jan Wilen: 574-243-2483

All Souls Unitarian Church
5805 E 56th St.
Indianapolis,IN 46225

Practice and Conversation
The UU Buddhist Group meditates together and explores Buddhist topics chosen by the Group. We use a Covenant Group model, which means that in addition to the meditation time and topic discussion there is a brief check-in. You do not have to be an accomplished meditator; Group members are happy to help beginners. If you are new to meditation (or UUism), we recommend This Very Moment: A Brief Introduction to Buddhism and Zen for Unitarian Universalists by Rev. James Ishmael Ford, available in the ASUC Bookshop.
Facilitator: Rev. Bruce Russell-Jayne
Every Sunday 9-10:15 a.m. Classroom #4
No fee for this group, no need to pre-register, drop-in.

Indiana Buddhist Meditation Retreats
A non-denominational Buddhist practice group that helps prepare participants for daily and intensive retreat practice. We meet at All Souls Unitarian Church Thursday evenings from 6:30 to 9:45 for weekly practice. The Sangha meets on the second Saturday of each month for a 1/2 day or all-day.


Buddhist Path
UU Society of Black Hawk Co.
3912 Cedar Heights Dr, Cedar Falls, IA 50613
Rev. Eva Cameron, 319-610-6605, minister{-at-}

Buddhist Sangha
Unitarian Universalist Society of Iowa City
10 South Gilbert Street, Iowa City, IA 52240
Cindy Spalding: email mandcspalding{-at-}
Brian Glidewell: email brianandmark711{-at-}


Southwind Sangha Soto Zen Association
First Unitarian Universalist Church of Wichita
1501 Fairmount, Wichita, KS 67208
Del Smith: 316-612-0826, news{-at-}


One Dharma Bowling Green
Meeting Thursdays at 6:00 pm
The Unitarian Universalist Church of Bowling Green
2033 Nashville Road
Bowling Green, KY 42101
Facebook Contact: One Dharma Bowling Green
Email Contact: onedharmabowlinggreen{-at-}

UUCL Sunday Sangha
Unitarian Universalist Church of Lexington
3564 Clays Mill Road, Lexington, KY 40503
859-223-1448 (church phone M-Th 9-4; F 9-12)
contact: Kari O’Connor indigodesigns{-at-}

UCBR Meditation Group
Unitarian Church of Baton Rouge
8470 Goodwood Blvd., Baton Rouge, LA 70806


UU Society of Bangor Mindfulness Meditation Group
120 Park St.
Bangor, ME 04401
First and Third Tuesdays of the month from 5:45 to 7:00 PM.
Please follow signs and enter through the middle door
For more information contact Drew Moeller drewuu2{-at-}

Dawn Redwood Zen Community
Allen Avenue Unitarian Universalist Church (A2U2)
524 Allen Avenue, Portland, ME 04103
Group Leader: David Heald: 207-781-7320, dheald{at}


Mindfulness Meditation Group
First Unitarian Church of Baltimore
1 W. Hamilton Street, Baltimore, MD 21201
Michael Preston, 410-847-9639 seepres{-at-}

Bowie Meditation Group
Goodloe Memorial UU Church
1540 Pointer Ridge Place, Ste.C
Bowie, MD 20716-1881
Lee Weimer: 301-262-2663 leeweimer{-at-}

UUCF Buddhist Fellowship
Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Frederick
4880 Elmer Derr Road
Frederick, Maryland 21703
301-473-7680 – office
email Buddhist{-at-}

The Mindful Way
Towson Unitarian Universalist Church
1710 Dulaney Valley Road, Towson, MD 21093
Debbie Haverson, 410-241-0211; themindfulwaybaltimore{-at-}

Mindfulness Practice Group of Annapolis
UU Church of Annapolis
333 Dubois Road, Annapolis, MD 21401
Robert Ertman 410-533-4203 mpg{-at-}

Salisbury Buddhist Community
Unitarian Universalist Fellowship at Salisbury (
2812 Old Ocean City Rd, Salisbury, MD 21804 (we are less than 10 minutes from Delaware)


Arlington Meditation Group
First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington
630 Mass Avenue, Arlington, MA 02476
Contact: meditation{-at-}

Arlington Street Zen Center and Buddha’s Belly (Book Discussion)
Arlington Street Church
351 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02116
Rev. Kim Crawford Harvie: 617-536-7050; office{-at-}

Belmont Meditation Group
The First Church in Belmont
404 Concord Avenue, Belmont, MA 02478
Contact: James Hencke 781-775-2613, jehencke{-at-}

Greater Boston Zen Center
288 Norfolk St, 2nd Floor
Cambridge, MA
Contact: information{-at-}

Joyful Heart Sangha
First Parish Duxbury MA
Tremont St.
Duxbury, MA 02332
Contact: Rev. Catherine Cullen; 781-934-02332; email: uuduxbury{-at-}

Buddhist Reflections
All Souls Unitarian Universalist
186 Elm St., Braintree, MA 02184
Contact: Don Swanson 781-762-1595; email donsixalex{-at-}

Pathways for Peace
First Universalist Society
262 Chestnut St., Franklin, MA 02038
Contact Susan Emmer-Schmidt: emmerschmidt{-a-}

Mindfullness Meditation Group
First Church of Christ Unitarian
P.O. Box 66, Lancaster, MA 01523
Contact: Bob Johansen, minister{-at-}

The First Religious Society
26 Pleasant St, Newburyport, MA 01950
Contact: tlsnewburyport{-at_}

Henry David Thoreau Sangha
A Sitting Group of Boundless Way Zen
Meets at the First Baptist Church
(on the corner of Beacon & Centre Streets)
848 Beacon Street, Newton Center, MA
Contact: hanksanghainfo{-at-}

FUSN Meditation Group
Buddhist Meditation influenced by the teachings of Thich Naht Hanh
First Unitarian Society in Newton
1326 Washington St., Newton, MA 02465
Contact: Matt Cuddy 617-866-0104; cuddy.m{-at-}

Buddhist Meditation Group at UUCR
Unitarian Universalist Church of Reading
239 Woburn Street, Reading, MA 01867
Contact: Andrew Furst, anfurst{-at-}

Buddhist Meditation Group
Unitarian Universalist Church of Haverhill
16 Ashland Street, Haverhill, MA 01830
Bets Robertson; bets.robertson04{-at-}

First Church Unitarian
Loving Kindness Sangha Meditation Practice
19 Foster St, Littleton, MA 01460
Contact:  Rev. Lara Hoke, minister{-at-}

Unitarian Universalist Church of Medford

147 High St., Medford, MA
Meditation Group meets 1st and 3rd Thursdays of the month
In the Moore Room 7:00 – 9:00 pm
Marsha Lawson leads the first Thursday, Michael Glenn the third
Enter from the kitchen door by 6:40 or by side door by 6:45
Contact: Marsha Lawson; email mjlawson118{-at-}
Telephone 781-396-4549

Cambridge UU Sitting Group
First Parish in Cambridge
3 Church Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
Rev. Joel Baehr: 617-349-0785 joelbaehr{-at-}

Kalyana Mitta Sangha (Vipassana)
First Parish Unitarian Universalist of Chelmsford
2 Westford St,  Chelmsford, MA 01824-2608

Great Pond Sangha (Tibetan)
North Parish Unitarian Universalist Church
190 Academy Rd, North Andover, MA 01845
Laura Howell: directorgreatpondsangha{-at-}


Martha’s Vineyard Vipassana Meditation
Unitarian-Universalist Church
238 Main St., Vineyard Haven, MA 02568
Jo Rice: 508-693-2827, jscotrice{-at-}

Greater Boston Zen Center
A Boundless Way Zen Affiliate
288 Norfolk St., 2nd. floor
Cambridge, MA
Contact Josh Bartok info{-at-}bostonzen.or

Unitarian Universalist Area Church
11 Washington St.
Sherborn, MA 01770
Contact: minister{-at-}

Vipassana Group of Groton
First Parish Church of Groton
1 Powder House Road
P.O. Box 457, Groton, MA 01450-0457
Richard Hussong: 978 448-0448; rhussong{-at-}

Buddhist Meditation at Old Ship
First Parish in Hingham (Old Ship Church) Unitarian Universalist
107 Main Street, Hingham, MA 02043
Contact: Rev Read Brown 781-749-1679

Pittsfield (MA) UU Meditation Sangha
Unitarian Universalist Church
175 Wendell Ave, Pittsfield, MA  01201
Contact. Craig Johnson; (508) 237-4252; cognitorex{-at-}

Wakefield UU Meditation Practice Group
Wakefield Unitarian Universalist Church
326 Main Street, Wakefield, MA 01880

Waltham Buddhist Meditation Group
First Parish in Waltham
50 Church St., Waltham MA 02452
Meeting every Thursday at 7:00 pm followed by a dharma talk or discussion at 8:00

First Parish Meditation Group
First Parish of Wayland
225 Boston Post Road, Wayland, MA 01778
Corner of Rte. 20 and Rtes. 27/126
Joel Silberman: jcsilberman{-at-}

Tibetan Buddhist Sangha
First Unitarian Church of Worcester
90 Main Street, Worcester, MA 01608
Jeff Bailey: 508-853-6939, baileyjeffrey{-at-}

Boundless Way Temple (Mugendo-ji)
Worcester Zen Community
A Boundless Way Zen Affiliate
1030 Pleasant St., Worcester, MA
Melissa Blacker & David Rynick: 508-792-5189


Central Michigan Sangha
Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Central Michigan
319 S. University Avenue, Mt. Pleasant MI, 48858
Contact: Guy Newland, 989-944-0534; guy.newland[-at-]

GPUC Buddhas
Grosse Pointe Unitarian Church
Maumee Ave., Grosse Pointe, MI 48230
Zachariah Bobby.

Three Jewels Sangha
Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Midland
6220 Jefferson Avenue, Midland, MI 48640
Meets every Monday 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Contacts: Andy Rapp rappgroup{-at-}
and Dennis Rogers dennislrogers{-at-}


New Hampshire

Concord Unitarian Universalist Church
274 Pleasant St, Concord, NH 03301
Three Practice Groups
Mindfulness Practice Group
Meets Second & Fourth Mondays in the Chapel
6:00 – 7:30 PM
Contact: Craig craig.listening{-at-}
The Clapping Registers Meditation Group
Meets Every Tuesday in the Chapel
7:00 – 8:30 PM
Contact: Bob at 228-6264
Insight Meditation Sangha
Meets Third Friday in the Chapel
Contact: Doris dmir1{-at-}

Meditation Group
Unitarian Universalist Church of Nashua
58 Lowell Street, Nashua, NH 03064
Martha Roberts, meditatenashua{-at-}

UU Society of Laconia-Meditation Group
172 Pleasant St.
Laconia, NH 03246
Tuesday nights from 6:00 to 7:30 PM
For more information contact Judith Wright revjudithwright{-at}

UU Sangha
Unitarian Universalist Church of Portsmouth-South Church
292 State Street, Portsmouth, NH 03801
James Funston: 978-388-3264, JamesF3579{-at-}

New Jersey

UU Buddhist Practice Group of Princeton
Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Princeton
50 Cherry Hill Rd,. Princeton, NJ 08540
Michele Ochsner: 609-924-1155 mochsner{-at-}

South Jersey Secular Buddhist Sangha
UU Congregation of South Jersey Shore
75 S Pomona Road, Galloway, NJ 08215
Contact: Cynthia Grzywinski cynthiagrzy{-at-}

Skylands Zen Circle
Skylands Unitarian Universalist Fellowship
229 Main St., Hackettstown, NJ 07840
contact Karl: 973-525-9738

Buddhist Sangha of South Jersey
Unitarian Universalist Church in Cherry Hill
401 N. Kings Highway, Cherry Hill, NJ 08034-1016
Meeting Sundays at 7 pm,br. buddhistsangha{-at-}

TUS Buddhist/Meditation Group
The Unitarian Society of East Brunswick
176 Tices Lane, East Brunswick, NJ 08816
Contact: Jackie Held-Rubin 908-881-4553, Jacalyn21{-at-}

Buddhist Meditation and Study Group
Unitarian Universalist Ocean County Congregation
c/o Murray Grove Retreat and Renewal Center
431 US Hwy. 9, at Church Lane, Lanoka Harbor, NJ 08734-0246
Contact: Linda Kay (732) 408-6193; lindasong55{-at-}

UU Buddhist Meditation
Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Monmouth County
1475 West Front Street Lincroft, NJ 07738
Contact: Elaine Held (Sunryu Suzuki); 732-774-3492; email edvplate{-at}
Zen in Ridgewood
The Unitarian Society of Ridgewood, NJ
113 Cottage Place, Ridgewood, NJ 07450
Bernard Spitz: 201-652-0313, mbpianopots{-at-}

New Mexico

UU Buddhist Fellowship of Los Alamos
Unitarian Church of Los Alamos
2525 Canyon Road, Los Alamos, NM 87544
Henry Finney: 505-661-6874, hcfinney{-at-}

New York

Buddhist Explorers Group
The Community Church of NY
40 East 35 St., New York, NY 10016
Gary Jacinto: 212-267-2694

The Friendly Open-mind Compassionate Unitarian-Universalist Sangha(FOCUS)
UU Fellowship of Briarclif, Croton & Ossining
2021 Albany Post Road, Croton-on-Hudson, NY 10520
Paul Yue: yuepc{-at-}

South Ocean Sangha
228 South Ocean Ave, Freeport, NY 11520
Information: 516-623-1204

Green Lotus Sangha
Unitarian Universalist Society of South Suffolk
28 Brentwood Road, Bay Shore, NY 11706-8001
Karen Zampa Leon: 516-767-0677,  GreenLotusSangha{-at-}

Sangha of All Souls in NYC

Unitarian Church of All Souls
1157 Lexington Avenue
New York, NY 10075
(212) 535-5530
Contact: Pamela Patton: pamela{-at-}

North Fork Buddhist Meditation Group
North Fork Unitarian Universalist Fellowship
Grange Hall, Sound Avenue, Northville, NY 11947
Chris Tower: 917-751-6420, kinseito{-at-}

Open Spirit Sangha
Community Unitarian Church of White Plains
468 Rosedale Avenue, White Plains, NY 1060
Bice Wilson: 914-946-1660; bicew{-at-}

Sunday Morning Meditation
Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Binghampton
183 Riverside Drive, Binghampton, NY 13095
Contact: Fred Haverly; 518-542-7334; email ferd{-at}

Friends in Spiritual Practice
Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Binghampton
183 Riverside Drive, Binghampton, NY 13095
Contact: Elena Greene; 607-625-5739; email elena{-at}

Meditation Group
First Unitarian Church of Rochester
220 Winton Road South, Rochester, NY 14610-2998
Office: 585-271-9070 or
Gail Gucker, 585-544-3602, ghgxcski{-at-}

Stony Brook Sangha (in the tradition of Thic Nhat Hanh)
Meetings at 9-am on Saturdays
Unitarian Universalist Fellowship at Stony Brook
380 Nicolls Rd., Setauket, NY, 11733
Contact: Rev. Linda Anderson; Revlin23{-at-}

North Carolina

UUCA Buddhist Fellowship
Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Asheville NC
1 Edwin Place, Asheville, NC 28801
Sitting and discussion on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of each Month
from 7:00 to 8:30 pm in the sanctuary. Doors close at 6:55 pm
Contacts; Jim Steffe, jf.steffe{-at-} and
Karen Waters, karen.waters,phd{-at-}

Community of Mindful Living-UUFR
UU Fellowship of Raleigh
3313 Wade Avenue, Raleigh, NC 27607
Joyce Gad: 919-233-3910, gadabout2{-at-}

Eno River Buddhist Community
Eno River UU Fellowship
4907 Garrett Road Durham, NC 27707
Steve Seiberling. sseiber{-at-}

Deep River Sangha
Unitarian-Universalist Church of Greensboro
5603 Hilltop Road, Jamestown, NC 27282

Piedmont UU Sangha
Piedmont Unitarian Universalist Church
9704 Mallard Creek Road, Charlotte, NC 28262
Perna Tara: 413-358-2626; pematara{-at-}


West Shore Sitting Group
West Shore UU Church
20401 Hilliard Blvd, Rocky River, Ohio 44116
Contact: Grace Dufree grace{-at-}

536 Linton St., Cincinnati, OH 45219
David Mohler: 812-537-4741, dmohler{-at-}

Manjushri Study Group
First UU Church of Youngstown
1105 Elm. St. (at Illinois), Youngstown, OH 44505
Rev. Matt Alspaugh: 330-337-1456


Bodhicharya Oklahoma
All Souls Unitarian Church
2952 South Peoria, Tulsa, OK 74117-5323
Jacqueline Roemer: moejackie{-at-}

Insight Meditation Group
Unitarian Universalist Church of Lawton
701 B Avenue, Lawton, Oklahoma 73505
Jeff Houser: 580-355-1111, jeffhouser{-at-}

1UC in OKC Meditation Group
First Unitarian Church of Oklahoma City
600 NW 13th St, Oklahoma City, OK 73103
Contacts: Lori Jervis; lori.jervis{-at-}; Paul Spicer;  pgspicer{-at-}


Rogue Valley UU Buddhist Meditation Group
Rogue Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship
87 Fourth Street, Ashland, OR 97252
Lou Heumann: mlburdick{-at-}

Mid-Columbia UU Meditation Group
Mid-Columbia Unitarian Universalist Fellowship
Rockford Grange
4262 Barrett Drive, Hood River, OR 97301
Beginning on Sept 15, The group meets Sunday mornings
Before service from 9:00 to 9:45
Contact : MCUUF Office by email mcuuf1{-at-} or phone 541-241-6771

The Buddha in the City
1865 Davis St. #115, Portland Oregon 97232
Patrick Genna pgenna2{-at-}, 502-287-4568 Buddha-in-the-City-Portland-Oregon/200912023308829?ref=h1

UU Compassionate Mind Sangha and Salem Zen Center
Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Salem
5090 Center St. NW, Salem, OR 97317
Contact: Lee Ann Nail (Zen teacher) (503) 949-3188,


Unitarian Universalist Buddhist Fellowship of Berks County
First Unitarian Universalist Church of Berks County
416 Franklin Street, Reading, PA 19602
Meeting on the first and third Mondays 5:30pm – 6:30pm
Contact: Fran Malley (484) 256-7619, fmalley{-at-}
or Matt Owen (484) 632-9995, mo348241{-at-}

Central Pennsylvania Buddhist Fellowship
c/o Dan Cozort, Dept of Religion, P.O. Box 1773
Dickinson College, Carlisle, PA 17013
Dan Cozort: 717-245-1385

Unitarian Universalists of Gettysburg
136 S. Stratton St., Gettysburg, Pa
Michele Jewell, 717-334-1233

MLUC Meditation Community
Main Line Unitarian Church
816 S Valley Forge Road, Devon, PA 19333
Terry Dixon: tadixon65{-at-}
Meets Sundays 8:30 am to 9:45 am and 11:30 to 12 noon

UU Church of the Restoration
6900 Stenton Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19150
Michael Foy mj.foy{-at-}
Meets 1st & 3rd Sundays of the month at 9:30-11:00 am., childcare is available.

Sunnyhill Meditation Group
UU Church of the South Hills
1240 Washington Rd., Pittsburgh, PA 15228
Stephanie Romero: 412-414-1191, stephromerouu{-at-}

The Buddhist Meditation Group
Unitarian Society of Germantown
6511 Lincoln Drive, Philadelphia, PA 19119
Jerry Jido Lindauer: 215-635-6775

Joseph Priestly Zen Community
An Affiliate of Boundless Way Zen
The Unitarian Universalist Church of Susquehanna Valley PA
265 Point Township Drive, Northumberland, PA 17857
Dharma Teacher: Edward Keido Sanshin Oberholtzer

Meditation Group
Unitarian Church of Harrisburg
1280 Clover Lane, Harrisburg, PA 17113
Chuck Daley: 717-230-8829, mmg{-at-}

Red Rose Sangha
UU Church of Lancaster
538 W. Chestnut St., Lancaster, PA 17603
David Ganse: 717-299-0170
Ed Sullivan (Dharma Holder, White Plum Lineage): 717-399-2974

UU Meditation Group
Unitarian Congregation of West Chester
501 South South High Street, West Chester, PA 19335
Each Sunday from 9:00 – 9:30 at the church

Rhode Island

Benevolent Zen
A Sitting Group of Boundless Way Zen
A Practice Group of Greater Boston Zen Center
First Unitarian Church Providence
One Benevolent Street, Providence, RI 02906
1 Benevolent St, Providence, RI  02906
James Cordova is our teacher; Cindy Bapties & George Beshers are practice leaders.
Contact : Benevolentstreetzen{-at-}

South Carolina

Aiken Silent Meditation
Aiken Unitarian Unuversalist Church
115 Gregg Avenue, Aiken, SC
Contact Michael Slusher via website:

Sea Island Sangha
Beaufort Unitarian Universalist Fellowship
Frances Kuzinski: kuzkats{-at-}

Zen Sangha and Meditation Group
UU Church of Spartanburg
251 E.Henry St., Spartanburg, SC 29306
contact: David Stack: 864-542-1324, d.r.stack{-at-}


Holston Valley Sangha
Holston Valley UU Church
136 Bob Jobe Road, Gray, TN 37615
Marina Munjal: 423-239-4561; hvsangha{-at-}

Neshoba Buddhist Group
Neshoba Unitarian Universalist Church
7350 Raleigh LaGrange Rd., Cordova , Tn. 38018
Sam Lathem: 901-754-4046, cryanosam{-at-}

Tullahoma Sangha (Soto Zen Practice Group)
A ministry of the UU Church of Tullahoma, TN
3536 New Manchester Hwy
Tullahoma, TN 37388
contact Doug Traversa; dougtraversa{-at-}, 931-455-8626


Horizon UU Church
1641 West Hebron Parkway, Carrollton, TX 75010
Dennis Hamilton, Sr Min, DHamilton{-at-}

Texas Border Zen Center
UU Community of El Paso
4425 Bryon Street, El Paso, TX 79930
Meredith Garmon: 915-562-7042,{-at-}

Brazos Buddhist Association
UU Fellowship of the Brazos Valley
305 Wellborn Road, College Station, Texas 77840
David Kalil: info{-at-}

Midland Zen Center
Unitarian Universalist Church of Midland
3301 Neely at Midkiff, Midland, TX 79707
Meredith Garmon: 432-694-4308,{-at-}

Nichiren Buddhist Covenant Group
Bay Area Unitarian Universalist Church
17503 El Camino Real, Houston, TX 77058
David Overland: doverlan{-at-}

Bayou Moon Sangha
UU Fellowship of Houston
1504 Wirt Road, Houston, TX 77055
Contact/Facilitator William Willke (713) 301-6059

Spindletop UU Buddhist Group
Spindeltop Unitarian Church
1575 Spindletop Road, Beaumont, TX 77725
Karen Corwin: karencorwin{-at-}

Red River Grassroots Zen
River Unitarian Universalist Church
525 N Burnett Ave., Denison, TX

Zen Island Fellowship
Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Galveston County
502 Church Street, Galveston, TX 77550

Zen Meditation Covenant Group
Bay Area Unitarian Universalist Church
17503 El Camino Real, Houston, TX 77058

Buddhist Meditation
Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Hidalgo County
1401 S. Nebraska Avenue, San Juan, TX
contact Erik Toren: 956-467-0649, rgvbuddhism{-at-}

Westside Unitarian Universalist Church
901 Page Ave., Fort Worth, TX 76110
contact Rev. Alex Holt: 817-924-6988, revalexholt{-at-}


Champlain Valley UU Sangha
Champlain Valley Unitarian Universalist Society
2 Duane Court, Middlebury,VT 05753 (802) 388-8080
Marsdan VanOrder: marsdinvan{-at-}

Zen Meditation Group
First Unitarian Universalist Society
152 Pearl Street, Burlington, VT 05401
Robert Senghas: 802-985-9207, rsenghas{-at-}


The Buddhist Fellowship
UU Church of Arlington
4444 Arlington Blvd, Arlington, VA 22204
Julia Goss: juliabetsy{-at-}

Great River Ekayana Sangha
Unitarian-Universalist Church of Arlington
4444 Arlington Blvd Arlington, VA 22204
Contact: Jikan Anderson JikanAnderson{-at-}

UUC Meditation Group
Unitarian Universalist Congregation
1301 Gladewood Drive
Blacksburg, VA 24060
Tuesdays 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Contact: Tim Pickering time{-at-}

UUCC Mindfulness Sangha
Unitarian Universalist Community Church of Glen Allen
11105 Cauthorne Rd., Glen Allen, VA, 23059-1647
Mostly Zen & Shambhala influenced with some Insight meditation.
Contact: Leann Harris: bi{-at-}

Silent Buddhist Meditation Group
Williamsburg Unitarian Universalist Church
3051 Ironbound Road, Williamsburg, VA 23185
Kathi Mestayer: wren{-at-}

The UCN Buddhist Connection
Unitarian Church of Norfolk (UU)
739 Yarmouth Street, Norfolk, VA 23510

UU Buddhist Group
First Unitarian Church of Richmond
1000 Blanton Avenue, Richmond, VA 23221
Colin Ceperich: 804-754-5630, ceperich_colin{-at-}

UU Reston Church Buddhist Group
Unitarian Universalist Church in Reston
1625 Wiehle Avenue, Reston, VA 20190
Contact: Mel Harkrader-Pine: 703-707-9332, melhpine{-at-}

Vipassana Meditation Group
Mt. Vernon Unitarian Church
1909 Windmill Lane, Alexandria, VA 22307
Dale Peebles: 703-780-2243

UU Fellowship of Fredericksburg
1115 Caroline Street, Fredericksburg, VA 22401
Chris Lillis: 540-972-4577, christopher_lillis{-at-}


UU Mindfulness Meditation Buddhist Sangha
First UU Church of Salt Lake City
Contact Information:


Buddhist Fellowship
Unitarian Universalist Church of Vancouver
4505 E 18th Street, Vancouver, WA 98661
Marvin Benson: 360-695-1858, bensonjmlaw{-at-}

Northlake Unitarian Universalist Church
308 4th Ave., Kirkland, WA 98033
Eastside Insight Meditation
Contact: Steve Wilhelm; stevellen95{-at-} or (425) 298-6639
We sit on 1st & 3rd Thursdays at 7 p.m.

UU Church Meditation Group
Saltwater Unitarian Universalist Church
25701 14th Place South, Des Moines, WA 98198
Contact: meditation{-at-}

Evergreen Meditation Group
Evergreen UU Fellowship
1607 4th St., Marysville, WA 98270
Contact Sharon Petit 509-670-0883 or 509-884-6773, shayknight{-at-}

Westside Unitarian Universalist Congregation
7141 California Ave. SW
Seatle, WA 98136
West Seatle Buddhist Sangha
We sit, discuss Dharma and chant every Tuesday from 7 -8 PM.
Non-sectarian/Vipassana – All Are Welcome
Contact Jill Boone > santutthi{-at-}

UUC Zen Meditation & Study
University Unitarian Church
6556 35th Avenue NE, Seatle, WA 98115
Meets Fridays 10:00 am – Noon
Contact Janine Larsen at janine.larsen{-at-}
Affiliated with James Ford, Blue Cliff Zen Sangha

Stone Blossom Sangha
119 South Miller St., Wenatchee, WA 98801
Contact Matthew “Suihei” Morgan, stoneblossomsangha{-at-}
Zen and Tibetan traditions
Affiliated with Cascade Unitarian Universalist Fellowship (East Wenatchee

Quimper Unitarian Universalist Fellowship
2333 San Juan Ave, Port Townsend, WA 98368
* Non-Sectarian Buddhist Meditation Group*
Contact: Katie Atwood, moonoverhawaii{-at}
* Non-Sectarian Buddhist Book Group*
Contact: Elizabeth Walker, elizabeth.walker{-at-}
* Zen Meditation Group*
Contact: Ed Shozen Haber, kofukued{-at-}, 360-379-2713

WUUC Zen Meditation & Study
Woodinville UU Church
19020 Woodinville-Duval Rd., Woodinville, WA 98077
Meets Tuesdays 10am – noon
Contact: Janine Larsen, janine.larsen{-at-}
Affiliated with James Ford, Blue Cliff Zen Sangha

UUC Meditation Group
University Unitarian Church
6556 35th Avenue NE, Seattle, WA 98115
Meets Wednesdays 7:30 – 8:30 pm
Contact Mark Lee at leemrw{-at-}

UU Spokane Buddhist Meditation Group
Unitarian Universalist Church of Spokane
4340 W. Ft. Wright Drive, Spokane, WA 99224
Meets Mondays on an irregular schedule.
Loosely associated with Sravasti Abby founded by Venerable Thubten Chodrun.
Call the church at 509-325-6383, to verify sitting schedule.

West Virginia

UFH Buddhist Reflections
Unitarian Fellowship of Huntington
619 6th Avenue
Huntington, WV 25701
Contact email: ufhbuddhistreflections{-at-}


Kintsugi Sangha
Lake Country Unitarian Universalist Church
W299 N5595 Grace Drive
Hartland, WI 53029
Erich Moraine erich{-at-}

Buddhist Study Group
First Unitarian Society of Milwaukee
1342 N. Astor St., Milwaukee, WI 53202
Steve Lowry, jslowry{-at-}

Madison Insight Meditation Group
c/o First Unitarian Society
900 University Bay Drive, Madison, WI 53202

OBUUC Buddhist Group
Olympia Brown Unitarian Universalist Church
625 College Avenue, Racine, WI 53403
Mary Kay: 262-942-8833

Smiling Dandelion Sangha
Fox Valley UU Fellowship
2600 E.Philip Lane, Appleton, WI 54913
Sundays 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Contact: smilingdandelion{-at}

Joyful Mind Sangha
Fox Valley UU Fellowship
2600 E Philip Lane, Appleton, WI 54913
Contacts: Jim Bowker; jtbowker{-at}
Be Shojin Alford; mandolinbe{{-at}

Tibetan Buddhist Meditation and Study group
First Universalist Unitarian Church
504 Grant St. Wausau, WI.
Saturdays, 4:00-5:30pm.
Paul Hagstrom. buddhists{-at-}
Church office: 715-842-3697


Bird and Ball Meditation Group
Unitarian Universalist Church of Cheyenne
3005 Thomes Avenue, Cheyenne, WY 82001
Gene Heater: 307-632-0974, gheater{-at-}


British Columbia

North Shore Unitarian Church of Vancouver,
2050 West 12th Avenue, Vancouver, B.C., V7S 1H3 Canada
Monday evening group: Patti Wall pawall{-at-}
and Michelle Garvock michellegarvock{-at-}
Thursday morning group: Jenna Jordison jennajordison{-at-}
Associated with BCIMS


Wednesday Evening Mindfulness Meditation
First Unitarian Congregation of Ottawa
39 Cleary Avenue, Ottawa, CA
7:00 – 8:30 each Wednesday
Contact Colleen Glass email mcglass3{-at-}

Buddhist Practice Group I
First Unitarian Congregation of Toronto
175 St. Clair Avenue West, Toronto, Ontario M4V 1P7
Timothy Law: 416-485-8976, timothylaw{-at-}

Buddhist Practice Group II
First Unitarian Congregation of Toronto
175 St. Clair Avenue West, Toronto, Ontario M4V 1P7
Engo: murrayscott1{-at-}

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