Mindfulness Meditation Centers

An important prerequisite for attending the MBSR 6-Day Teacher Training Intensive is to participate in a 5-day teacher-led silent meditation retreat.  Indeed we expect our trainees to attend annual silent meditation retreats of 5, 7, or 10 days throughout their training as an MBSR teacher.

To assist you in finding retreat centers to satisfy this requirement, we have complied a list of meditation centers. This is not a comprehensive list nor an endorsement of these centers.

Atlanta Mindfulness Institute, Atlanta, GA

British Columbia Insight Meditation Society, British Columbia, Canada

Gaia House, Devon, UK

Gainesville Retreat Center, Gainesville, FL

Great Vow Zen Monastery, Clatskanie, OR

Insight Meditation Society, Barre, MA

Insight LA, Los Angeles and Southern California

Insight Meditation Center, Redwood City, CA

Insight Meditation Community, Washington, DC

Insight Meditation Community of New Haven, New Haven, CT

Madison Insight Meditation group, Madison, WI

Mid-America Dharma, Kansas City, MO

New York Insight Meditation Center, New York, NY

Seattle Insight meditation Society, Seattle, WA

Sky Meadow Retreat Center, Greensboro Bend, VT

Spirit Rock Meditation Center, Woodacre, CA

True North insight, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Vipassana Meditation Center (S.N. Goenka), USA & Internationally

Vipassana Metta on Maui, Maui


Zen Centers in North America

Crestone Mountain Zen Center, Crestone, CO

Minnesota Zen Center, Minneapolis, MN

New York Zen Center for Contemplative Care, New York, NY

Rochester Zen Center, Rochester, NY

San Francisco Zen Center, San Francisco, CA

Zen Life and Meditation Center, Chicago, IL


Tibetan Centers

There are Shambhala retreat centers around the world.

Karmê Chöling Retreat Center, Barnet, VT

Karma Triyana Dharmachakra, Woodstock, NY

Menla Mountain Retreat Center, Phoenicia, NY

Vajrapani Institute, Boulder Creek, CA


Other Centers

Copper Beech Institute, Hartford, CT

Mindful Way, Joshua Tree, CA

Mindfulness and More, Philadelphia, PA

Mindfulness Northwest, Bellingham, WA

Springwater Center, Springwater, NY

The Soul of Yoga, Encinitas/Oceanside, CA