Madison, Wisconsin is fortunate to have many Buddhist organizations and groups.  We encourage you to visit to decide which may be the best fit for you.

Theravada, Vipassana Tradition

Madison Insight Meditation Group - Both the Friday and Sunday night groups draw upon the teachings of a broad range of Theravada Buddhist teachers; the Tuesday night group primarily draws upon the teachers and teachings in the tradition of Ajahn Chah and Ajahn Sumedho of the Thai Forest Lineage. 

Wat Buddhahaksa Theravada Temple, Waukesha, WI
On the first Saturday of each month, you can carpool with others to visit the temple and the monks. For questions or details contact 
Jim Kern  608-334-1920 Phone or Text.
9:00 AM Meet at the park and ride on Hwy N and I90 near Cottage Grove. 
10:30 AM Prepare food to offer Monks 
11:00AM Chant with group 
11:30 AM Eat lunch 
12:15 PM Dhamma Talk 
1:00 PM Meditation instruction 
2:30 PM Travel back to Madison 

Illinois Vipassana - as taught by S.N. Goenka in the tradition of Sayagyi U Ba Khin

Cambodian Buddhist Society  Wat Puthikak Samki, 1848 Hwy County Road MM, Oregon, WI

Cha'an, Zen, Pureland Traditions

SnowFlower Sangha  Thich Nhat Hanh Tradition

UW-Madison Buddhism Study Group  A group with Zen, Chan, and Pureland practitioners and many  weekly activities, including a Sunday Amitabha practice.

Madison Zen Center  Affiliate of the Rochester Zen Community

Midwest Soto Zen Community  

Isthmus Zen Community, Kwan Um School of Zen

Tibetan Buddhism

Drikung Kagyu Dharma Circle  Kagyu Tradition

Deer Park Buddhist Center  Gelupa Tradition 

Akanishta Buddhist Center  New Kadampa Tradition

Diamond Way Buddhist Center  Kagyu Tradition

Madison Shambhala Center  Tradition founded by Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche  The meditation community of Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche

Twelve-Step Meditation & Recovery Group

Madison Meditation and Recovery Group, 29 S Mills St · Madison, Neighborhood House, Community Room
Wednesdays, 5:30 – 6:30 p.m
For More Information email:

Meditation Groups                                    

Isthmus Meditation Community. Currently meeting on Saturday mornings. For more information, please contact James Meadows at or check out the Facebook page at:

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