Nevada Dharma – Reno -Sparks, Northern Nevada Buddhist meditation groups and events

Tara Meditation Practice Carson Valley Meditation( formerly the Carson Valley Sangha with DZIMC) Theravadan Tradition
Dharma Zephyr One Tree Zen Meditation Group Incline Village Teen Sangha
Reno Buddhist Church Non-Sectarian Meditation 
One River Sangha
Soto Zen
Shamata  and Prajnaparamita
Mahakaruna Buddhist Meditation Center
Mindfulness Meditation with Dr. Marcia Howton ACI-Reno Vipassana Meditation in Reno.


Carson Valley Meditation
We were formerly the Carson Valley Sangha with DZIMC, and have recently branched away from the exclusive Vipassana practice.
We are now Carson Valley Meditation in the rural part of Minden. We watch/ listen to Eckhart Tolle and various mystics as well as Buddhist teachings for 45 minutes and proceed to meditate for the next 45 minutes. We meet every Tuesday at 3:30 – 5:00

Lorelle Zenko Chorkey
775 267-4575

Mahakaruna Buddhist Meditation Center 
Resident Teacher: Ace Remas

Monday evening meditation classes are open to all. Beginners welcome. Classes are led by Ace Remas, Resident Teacher of Mahakaruna Buddhist Meditation Center in Petaluma, CA

Every Monday Evening
6:30 pm to 8 pm
449 Marsh Ave. (one block south of California Ave. on Arlington Ave.)
$10 suggested donation

For more information call 415-760-7300; or e-mail

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One Tree Zen Meditation GroupOne Tree Zen group in Carson City no longer meets on Thursday nights. I have recently moved to Incline Village and started a new group. We still practice in the Soto Zen tradition under Jakusho Kwong-roshi. I am in the process of finding a new venue to practice at. Visit our website for updates.
Contact: Shindo Kevin Souza 


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Soto Zen 

Carson City
One Tree Zen /
Join us Thursday nights at 7:00 PM at The Spiritual Living Center (Inner Light Bookstore) at 675 Fairview Drive in Carson City for Soto Zen Meditation practice. Everyone and anyone who is interested may attend. We ask that beginners please show up 15-20 minutes early for a brief orientation. The meetings will consist of chanting, bowing, incense offering, walking meditation, 30 minute zazen (seated meditation) periods and recorded dharma talks by Jakusho Kwong-roshi, the founder and abbot of the Sonoma Mountain Zen Center. A five dollar donation is requested, but everyone is welcome regardless of financial means. Please wear comfortable clothing in plain colors, mats and cushions and chairs are provided.

ontact: Fudoki Kevin


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Tara Meditation PracticeRed TaraOur Tara group will now be meeting in Minden on  Saturdays at 10:00 am. We are also skyping the practice so people can join us remotely.

We are spending time at the Gonpa in Sonoma County as well.

We no longer meet at the Humboldt address.

Michele 775 234-8366 or Steve 775 351-9129

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VIPASSANA (Insight) Meditation Group Session of Dharma Zephyr SanghaWe meet Mondays from 6.45 – 8.30pm. We will have announcements, then a reading or CD of a teacher for 10-15 minutes, then meditation for 40-45 minutes, then time of sharing of thoughts possibly generated by the CD/reading, then metta.

Janet Scott 775-690-0752

or Gayl Chudd 775-747-6525
or Dionne Bloomfield 

We are also affilliated with the Carson group, Dharma Zephyr Sangha.

Dharma Zephyr Sangha

Spirit Rock Meditation Center

Mountain Stream Meditation Center

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Truckee Tahoe Vipassana Meditation Group Contact:
Richard (530)582-5619

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One River Sangha
Non-Sectarian Meditation Group, Reno 
Summer Sittings:  Tuesdays from 6:30-8:00pm
As of August, 2011, our new sitting location is:

Reno Buddhist Center
Kannon Room
820 Plumas St., Reno
(enter from the Taylor Street Entrance, Kannon Room is the last room on your right down the hall)

Sitting starts at 6:30, so please arrive early to get settled by our starting time, and bring a cushion if you would like one. Chairs provided. 

it’s a big old house, painted yellow, about mid-block. You may park in the lot or on the street. when you go in through the front door, you will see a stairway on your left — the room we will be sitting in is the art room, upstairs, last room on the right if you turn left at the top of the stairs. we are planning on having some sort of sign to help everyone navigate.

Frank at 
or cell number: (775)813-7155.
Their website:

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Buddhist meditation and study group in Tahoe Sunday nights 7-9 PM.
Brian Stricker (530)577-0826

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Meditation Nights at the
Reno Buddhist Church
Reno Buddhist Church member Phil Bryan will take the leadership of the Meditation Nights on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday evenings each month at 6:30PM. Mr. Bryan is an experienced meditator in the Zen tradition and offers help to anyone interested in practicing meditation or simply getting quiet within. 

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Reno-Tahoe Kapala Mandala is pleased to offer:
Praj�a Paramita Practice and Feeding Your Demons Practice 
Sundays 3:00-5:00 in south Reno; 645 Sierra Rose Dr., Suite 201, Reno.
Sundays 3:00-4:00 for Praj�a Paramita for those who have had the transmission from Lama Tsultrim Allione of Tara Mandala. Please bring your meditation cushion and your practice. Come a bit early to settle in if you can. 645 Sierra Rose Dr. Suite 201. Reno, NV 89511. Behind Lowe’s on S Kietzke.

Sundays 4:00-5:00 for guided dyad practice of Feeding Your Demons under the guidance of Debra Travis, MFT and Polly Ryan, MFT. 645 Sierra Rose Dr. Suite 201. Reno, NV 89511. Behind Lowe’s on S Kietzke.

Praj�a Paramita arose as an embodiment of wisdom and a representation of the spacious, sky-like nature of mind at a fruitful time in history, parallel to the wisdom goddess Sophia. In Reno at Bartley Ranch Park April 2009 Lama Tsultrim gave an introduction and transmission of the practice of the Great Mother Praj�a Paramita, who is known as mother of all the Buddhas. Those who have received the transmission and would like to continue the practice under the guidance and instructions of Debra Travis, MFT and Polly Ryan, MFT are invited to join us each Sunday in south Reno from 3:00-4:00. See the Tara Mandala website for more information and a schedule of teachings by Lama Tsultrim.

See the Tara Mandala website for details on certification in the Feeding Your Demons practice. Come join us Sundays 4:00-5:00 for shared practice, teachings and guidance under Debra Travis, MFT and Polly Ryan, MFT. No transmission required for this hour of practice.

Please RSVP to confirm meeting

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Mindfulness Meditation Support 

Meeting and guided instructions Thursday’s 11:00-12:00 at 645 Sierra Rose Dr. Suite 201, Reno, NV 89511. This meeting is for beginners and for those who have had Mindfulness meditation or Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction instructions. Led by Marcia Howton, M.D.


Nevada Dharma – Tahoe City and Incline Village Buddhist Groups

For information on Tahoe Dharma events, or to be included on the Tahoe Tibetan Times Mailing List, please contact  Jan and Dave Arnett at 530-525-1900 or

 One Tree Zen group in Carson City no longer meets on Thursday nights. I have recently moved to Incline Village and started a new group. We still practice in the Soto Zen tradition under Jakusho Kwong-roshi. I am in the process of finding a new venue to practice at. I will keep you posted at our website: 

Nevada Dharma – Listing of Buddhist groups in Northern Nevada and Northeast California

Dharma activities and groups for: Reno-Sparks, Verdi, Carson City, Minden/Gardnerville, Tahoe City, Nevada City areas.
Email Webmaster
 to include your group or event.
Friday July 15, Sat. July 16: Dharma Teachings with Lama Choyang.  A warm, compassionate American woman dharma teacher of the Nyingma Vajrayana tradition.
Flyer and all the details
Zephyr Forest Dharma Center
in Susanville, California: “Our orientation is Buddhist, however we are open to anyone of all faiths or no faith, who want to practice meditation.”  There will be guest teachers from varied traditions and lineages.
Visit website for schedule and address.
Superb slideshow of Losang Samten creating Kalachakra Mandala in Chico, CA Feb-Mar 2008.
 Photos of Sangha members audience with His Holiness the XIV Dalai Lama. Millennium Pilgrimage to India.

Padma Rigdzin Ling Buddhist Center located in Reno. Click here for website, location, directions, and events. Lama Jigme Rinpoche is a Tibetan Buddhist meditation Master living in Reno, Nevada. He dedicates his life to sow the seed of peace and compassion. The monastery offers a full calendar of teachings, meditations, pujas, empowerments, Tibetan Yoga.
Some meetings at Bushidokan Martial Arts Temple in Sparks.

Photo Albums:

  • Zephyr Forest Dharma Center – Susanville

  • Nevada City

ACI Reno Now has their own website!  Visit for the latest on their new center, Tibetan Heart Yoga classes, Lama Marut teachings, Buddhism instruction.

Nevada Dharma – Listing of Buddhist groups in Northern Nevada and Northeast California

May all sentient beings have happiness and the causes of happiness;
May all sentient beings be free from suffering
and the causes of suffering;
May all sentient beings never be separated from
the happiness that knows no suffering;
May all sentient beings live in equanimity,
free from attachment and aversion.

Dear Friends of the Dharma:
This website is no longer in service. It was my joy to maintain it when groups were so few and scattered and so few had their own websites. It was gratifying to put sanghas in touch with one another.

But over the years, groups evolved their own websites and mailing lists and therefore outlived its usefulness. All things change, as we Buddhists know all too well! Blessings to all,