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.
Madison Insight Meditation Group Our 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 of Theravada Buddhism.
Buddhist Insight Sangha Listing If you are looking for Theravada or Insight meditation groups this is a searchable listing of groups by state, country, teacher and type of group.
Wat Buddhahaksa Theravada Temple Waukesha, WI
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
Zen, Cha’an, Pureland Buddhism
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
Isthmus Zen Community, Kwan Um School of Zen
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
Tergar The meditation community of Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche
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: email@example.com
Refuge Recovery of Madison
New Address: Connections Corner Building, 659 N Whitney Way, Madison
Thursdays, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
For more information, email: firstname.lastname@example.org, visit Facebook (Refuge Recovery of Madison), or look at Refuge Recovery for background information.
LGBTQI Meditation Group
NO MEETING IN JULY 2018. We hope to find new space by the August 2018 meeting and will post it here.
Last Wednesday of each month from 7 – 8:30 p.m.
The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex, & Questioning Meditation Group aspires to be a welcoming and inclusive space for practitioners of Buddhism who self-identify as LGBTQI. Members of the group represent various Buddhist traditions that come together monthly to create a refuge of mutual respect and understanding. Currently, this group chooses to be designated as LGBTQI-only for the purposes of cultivating a sincere circle of belonging that feels safe to its members, where they may intimately explore spirituality in the context of multiple and intersecting lines of difference that include, but are not limited to: sexuality, gender, race, ethnicity, socio-economic class, age, and dis/abilities.
Due to a variety of concerns with Shambhala International, the LGBTQI Sangha is currently seeking a different, neutral and accessible meeting space. We will be cancelling our July meeting, but hope to start up again in August. Please stay in touch via our website! The webpage continues to be a space for the group to use; we will provide updates about meeting spaces, notices about gatherings, and other items that might be of interest to LGBTQI meditators and Buddhist practitioners.
Although the LGBTQI Sangha has no direct affiliation with Shambhala, our use of the Shambhala space may be of concern to potential members of LGBTQI communities. We therefore consider it most appropriate to seek a neutral community space for our Sangha meetings.