Thai Forest in DC?

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Thai Forest in DC?

Postby AlB » Sun Feb 14, 2010 10:46 pm

Hi there. Does anyone know of a meditation group from the Thai Forest tradition in Washington DC? Or anyone who wants to form such a group?
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Re: Thai Forest in DC?

Postby retrofuturist » Sun Feb 14, 2010 10:59 pm

Greetings,

Have you looked here...?

World Buddhist Directory - Washington DC
http://www.buddhanet.info/wbd/province. ... ince_id=72

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel, by the way.

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Re: Thai Forest in DC?

Postby AlB » Mon Feb 15, 2010 12:02 am

Many thanks to both of you. Was looking for something in the Ajahn Chah, or Thanissaro Bhikkhu line but it appears there are no such groups in DC. Thanks.
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Re: Thai Forest in DC?

Postby sattva » Tue Feb 16, 2010 7:55 am

If you look through the site link below at Maryland, West Virginia, and Virginia, there are some groups listed that you might like. Some of these groups are in DC suburbs. Some are a little farther away.
http://www.buddhanet.info/wbd/country.php?country_id=2

This is a forest tradition a few hours away from you in West Virginia. To get there, you would need to drive.
http://www.bhavanasociety.org/about/

I hope you find something to your liking. To start a group, i would suggest advertising in health food stores, co-ops, new age bookstores, and on college campuses. Good luck!
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