“When watching after yourself, you watch after others. When watching after others, you watch after yourself.”
—The Buddha

Community Dharma Leader (CDL) Groups

These sitting groups are led by graduates of the Spirit Rock Community Dharma Leaders Program, which trains leaders who are ethical, understand the principles of Dharma practice, and can elicit clarity, kindness, patience and wisdom within their communities.

San Francisco Bay Area

Rebecca Dixon, Deb Kerr
Every Sunday, 7-9 pm
United Methodist Church
2311 Buena Vista Ave
Info: or (510) 482-2032

Richard Shankman
Wednesday 7:15 - 9:15pm
St. Clement’s Episcopal Church
2837 Claremont Boulevard, Berkeley, CA
Info: (510) 559-5920

Berkeley (Dharma & Recovery)
Walt Opie
2nd Tuesday of each month, 7:30pm – 9:00pm
Northbrae Community Church
941 The Alameda  Berkeley, CA

Mountain View
Shaila Catherine, Insight Meditation South Bay
Tuesdays 7:30-9pm
St. Timothy's Episcopal Church, Edwards Hall
2094 Grant Road

Rebecca Dixon
Every Monday, 5:15 - 6:30pm
Unitarian Church
685 14th St (at Castro)
Info: or (510) 482-2032

Matthew Sockolov
Tuesdays at 7:30pm
765 Baywood Dr. #147, Petaluma
info: or

Will Lister
Every Thursday, 7 - 8:30pm
(530) 306-7264

Insight Richmond
Guiding Teachers: Ashley Sharp, Thomas Davis, Mary Davis
Wednesday, 6:30-8:00 pm
Open Door United Methodist Church
6226 Arlington Blvd Richmond, CA
Facebook: Insight Richmond Meditation Group

Rocklin (near Sacramento)
Mary Helen Fein, Maeve Hassett
Mondays 6:30 – 8pm
Rocklin Montessori
5250 Fifth Street
Info: (530) 887-9400 or

San Jose
San Jose Insight Meditation
Wednesdays, 7:30 - 9pm.
Friends Meeting House, 1041 Morse Street. Info: Contact: or Berget (408) 255-2783. Beginning instruction first Wednesday of each month, 6:15-7:15 pm.

San Rafael
Rick Hanson
Wednesday 6:45 - 8:30 pm
Heritage House in the Veritas Interfaith Center at Dominican University.
75 Magnolia, San Rafael, CA
Info: (415) 491-4900 or

Santa Rosa
Matthew Sockolov
Mondays at 8:00pm
2801 Yulupa Ave, Santa Rosa
info: or

Walnut Creek
Ernest Isaacs
Tuesdays, 7:30-9pm
The Unity Center
1871 Geary Rd.
Info: (510) 526-0711 or


San Diego
Spanish Dharma Group
Offering Dharma in Spanish
Sits, classes and daylongs  
For information, pease contact Carrie at:

Santa Barbara

Open Door Sangha
Thursdays 7:00-8:30 pm
Unity Church, YOU Room
227 E Arrellaga St.
(805) 685-2836

Outside of California

Fairfield County, CT
Paul Epstein, every other Thursday 7:30 – 9:15 pm
Norfield Grange, 12 Goodhill Road, Weston, CT
Info: Paul Epstein (203) 226-3923 or
       Arline Epstein (203) 259-9395 or

Honolulu, Hawaii
Gregory Pai, Saturday 4pm
Broken Ridge Korean Temple – Info: (808) 395-7749 or

Lowell, Massachusetts (for Care Providers of all kinds)
Abhaya Sandy Kopka, Tuesdays, 7-9 pm
Allegiance Hospice, 67 Middle St. Suite 503, Lowell, MA
Info: (978) 349-8284 or

Lowell, Massachusetts (Women’s meditation)
Abhaya Sandy Kopka,  Mondays 7-9
Pawtucket Living Arts Center, 15 Mammoth Rd.
Info: (978) 349-8284 or

Carson City, Nevada
Dharma Zephyr Sangha, Monday 7-9pm
Info: Christy Tews (775) 882-1662 or
Carson City, Nevada
West Wind Sangha, Thursday 6:30-8:30pm
Info: Nevan Kane (775) 841-1695 or

Minden, Nevada
Carson Valley Meditation Group
Tuesday 7-9pm
Info: Constance Alexander (775) 267-2850 or

Reno, Nevada
Dharma Zephyr Sangha
Wednesday 7-9pm
Info: Janet Scott (775) 690-0752

New York
Cutchogue, New York
Charmaine Henderson
NOFOLI (North Fork of Long Island) Insight Meditation Sangha -Meets every Tuesday evening 6:30-8:30pm, 3rd Sunday of every month 10:45-1:00 pm & also day-long & weekend non-residential retreats classes for the study of the Dhamma
Info: 917.734.2506 or

Burnesville, North Carolina
Janey Zeitlow, Monday Night sitting group, 7-9pm, Beginner's instruction offered.
Info: (828) 675-5440

Winston-Salem, North Carolina
Forest Brook sangha, first and third Mondays, 7- 8:30pm. There is a dharma talk.
Info: (336) 725-1177 or

Bend, Oregon
Bend Vipassana Sitting Group
Led by Valeta Bruce, CDL
For information call (541) 389-9449 or

Eugene, Oregon
Eugene Insight Meditation Community (EIMC)
Justin Michelson CDL 
Wednesdays, 6:30 - 8:00pm 
Yoga Mind Studio, 1339 Oak St. Eugene, OR
Contact: or (206) 356-0354

Sedona, Arizona
Verde Valley Insight Meditation, Mondays 6:30-8:00 p.m.
Info: Jeff Hardin or or 928-203-6392 or

Houston, Texas

Mary Rees, Info: (713) 662-2743 or

San Antonio, Texas
Insight Meditation San Antonio (Yellow Dog Sangha)
Randy Gribbin CDL
Mondays, 6:45pm New Student Orientation; 7:30-9:15pm Regular Sangha Meeting
First Unitarian Universalist Church, 7150 W. I-10, San Antonio, TX
Contact: or (830) 964-3684

Madison, Wisconsin
Madison Insight Meditation Group - Janice Sheppard (CDL), Devon Hase (CDL), Craig Hase, and Jack Arpin
Sunday 6-8pm – First Unitarian Society
Tuesday 6:30-8:15pm – 9638 Shadow Ridge Trail, Middleton, WI.
Friday 7:30-9pm - Main Street Yoga, Madison, WI.
Contact for information about sitting and other activities: or

West Lafayette, Indiana
Lafayette Insight Meditation Community
 “Practicing Vipassana Meditation”
Unitarian Universalist Church, 333 Meridian Street. West Lafayette Indiana, 47906
Mondays 7-8:30pm
Jacqueline Nelson (CDL) & Dave Kiser