Buddhism in the North East USA
Buddhism is a path of practice and spiritual development leading to Insight into the true nature of life. Buddhist practices such as meditation are means of changing oneself in order to develop the qualities of awareness, kindness, and wisdom. The experience developed within the Buddhist tradition over thousands of years has created an incomparable resource for all those who wish to follow a path – a path which ultimately culminates in Enlightenment or Buddhahood.
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Thosum Gephelling Institute is devoted to Buddhist teachings and practices in the Mahayana tradition, and charitable outreach work and activities that support the goal expressed often by His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama as ” Just be a good person.” The Tibetan name “Thosum Gephelling” means, a place to learn to increase and expand one’s virtue, and everyone is welcomed at Thosum Gephelling Institute in this noble pursuit. TGI is dedicated to helping all beings attain wisdom, compassion and happiness through spiritual practice and development in the tradition of the Gelugpa School of Tibetan Buddhism founded by Lama Je Tsongkhapa, the lineage of His Holiness the XIVth Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso. The Spiritual Director of Thosum Gephelling Institute, Geshe Ngawang Singey, received his novice and full monastic vows from His Holiness, a Sera Je Monastic University.
At this present time, this Buddhist Directory site is only listing Buddhist organizations operating in North East USA. New York City, NY State, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, New Jersey & Vermont. If you know of any Buddhist organizations in this area that are not listed or wish to change a listing please let me know.