Northwest Dharma Association Annual Report

As part of the 2014 Northwest Dharma Association Annual Report, here is a listing of our current 108 member groups.

It includes sanghas, temples, and organizations throughout the region which represent the diversity of practice within the Buddhist tradition. All the major traditions, as well as non-sectarian groups, are represented.

You can find more information about each and all of them in the Member Group Directory.

The Northwest Dharma Association is unique in North America. No other organization encompasses the variety of traditions represented by the member groups. In addition, no other regional organization publishes as professional an online newsletter as the Northwest Dharma News.

If you live in the Northwest and don’t see your sangha listed here, please talk to the teacher or leadership of the group and encourage them to join.

As a member group yours will be more accessible to people who want to learn about Buddhism in our area. In 2014, an average of 5,400 people visited the site each month.

Northwest Dharma Association provides a resource for connecting people to your sangha.

NWDA Member Group List:

1 Open Heart

Ashland Zen Center

Ashland Zen Center

Ashland Zen Center

Atammayatarama Buddhist Monastery

Back To True Nature – IBC Zen Garden

Bainbridge Bodhi Center

Bellevue Dharma Group

Bellingham Insight Meditation Society

Bellingham Rimé

Birken Forest Monastery

Blue Heron Zen Community

Blue Heron

Blue Heron

Bodhi House Spirituality Center

BodhiHeart Sangha

Buddhist Peace Fellowship (Seattle)

Chagdud Gonpa Amrita

Chenrezig Project

Cloud Mountain Retreat Center

Co Lam Temple

Creativity and Dharma Group

Creston Zen Centre

Dai Bai Zan Cho Bo Zen Ji

Chenrezig Project

Chenrezig Project

Dance Mandal

Dharma Buddies

Dharma Friendship Foundation

Dharma Ocean Seattle

Dharma Rain Zen Center

Dharmata of Olympia

Dharmata Portland

Dorje Ling/Yeshe Nyingpo

Downtown Lunch Hour Meditation

Drikung Seattle



Drukpa Mila Center – Salem

Dzogchen Community Seattle

Eastside SIMS Meditation Group

EcoSangha Seattle

Education at Elevation

Ellensburg Zen Group


Finch Sangha Zen Meditation Group

Foundation for Active Compassion

Insight Meditation of the Mid-Columbia

Kadampa Meditation Center Washington

Kadampa Meditation Centre Vancouver

Mountain Way Zendo

Mountain Way Zendo

Kagyu Changchub Chuling (KCC)

Ligminsha Northwest

Lotus Sisters

Mahasati Retreat Association

Maitripa College

Mindfulness Community of Puget Sound

Mount Adams Zen Buddhist Temple

Mountain Way Zendo

Nalanda Institute

Nalandabodhi Seattle

Nalandabodhi Vancouver

Natural Awareness

Pacific Hermitage

Pacific Hermitage

Nitartha Institute (member)

No-Rank Zendo

No Sangha

Northwest Buddhist Recovery

Ocean Light Zen Center

Open Gate Zendo

Open Way Sangha

Pacific Hermitage

Pema Kilaya Sangha

People of Color and Allies Sangha

Pine Street Sangha  A Recollective Aware

Plum Mountain Buddhist Community

Shambhala Portland

Shambhala Portland

Portland Community of Mindful Living,Thur

Portland Friends of the Dhamma

Portland Insight Meditation Community

Puget Sound Zen Center

Rigpa Seattle

River Sangha

Sakya Kachod Choling

Sakya Monastery of Tibetan Buddhism

Salem Insight

Salem Zen Center

Samden Ling

Saraha Nyingma Buddhist Institute

Sravasti Abbe

Sravasti Abbe

Seattle Betsuin Buddhist Temple

Seattle Buddhist Center

Seattle Choeizan Enkyoji Nichiren Buddhis

Seattle Insight Meditation Society

Seattle Koan Discussion Group

Seattle Koyasan Buddhist Temple

Seattle One Drop Zendo

Seattle Soto Zen

Seattle Meditation Center

Seven Thunders



Shambhala Meditation Center of Seattle

Shambhala Meditation Center of Portland


Spokane Concentration Meditation Group

Sravasti Abbey

Tahoma One Drop Monastery


The Compassion Network

Theravada Meditation Group

Three Treasures Sangha of the Pacific Northwest

Tibetan Nuns Project

Tsinta Mani Choling

Theravada Meditation Group

Theravada Meditation Group

Walla Walla Dharma Sangha

West Seattle Sitting Group

Whidbey Island Sangha

White Cloud Buddhist Society

White River Buddhist Temple

Younge Drodul Ling – Seattle

Zen Center of Portland

Zen Centre of Vancouver

Zen Community of Oregon