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Sanghas (sitting groups)

  • Louisville Vipassana Community: Insight Meditation Weekly sittings, introductory classes and day-long and weekend retreats.
  • Louisville Zen Group Weekly sittings in the tradition of Rochester Zen Center - Roshi Philip Kapleau
  • Louisville Community of Mindful Living Zen in the tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh. Weekly sitting groups, regular Day of Mindfulness practice and some longer trainings.
  • Refuge Recovery is a mindfulness-based addiction recovery community that practices and utilizes Buddhist philosophy as the foundation of the recovery process.  Meetings are held twice a week in two different locations. All are welcome: those struggling with any form of addiction, supporters, or those simply with an interest in Buddhism. 

    Meditation Centers

    Other Meditation classes in Louisville:

    • Mindful Parenting Workshops and Mindful Living Series and other rewarding mindfulness-based programs as well as 1:1 and couple's psychotherapy offered by Shelly Sowell. Check out her website for more info.
    • Weekly Guided Meditation, Monday 6-7pm, Wednesday 10:30 - 11:30am. St Paul United Methodist Church (Douglass Blvd and Bardstown Rd). Meet in the church parlor. Led by Marilyn Stoner. Info: email or 502 456 1502 

    • Doug Van Houten offers world-shifting Soulcraft intensives — initiatory journeys with the goal of discovering the meaning and destiny at the heart of each life. contact Doug for more info.

    • Peter Buecker is facilitating a number of exciting meditation gatherings in our community.  Learn more on his


    • Amanda O'Brian offers a variety of mindfulness trainings. Learn more.
    • Aerial Arts and Cirque Fitness Studio is offering Mindfulness classes! 

    • Shine Wellness Studio offers a variety of wellness and life-enrichment programs - come share a dance with Maria! For Info


    Other excellent resources outside of Louisville:

    • Integral Mondo Zen this is my current practice community and the most powerful and clear meditation practice I have experienced - check it out! Seven day retreats are being offered around the country and in Europe.
    • Goenka Vipassana- 10-day courses offered around the world - donation only. Nearest center is just outside of Chicago. An excellent way to deepen your practice and connection with the body in a very tight and supportive container.(note: know that you don't have to devote yourself to this particular tradition or any of it's dogma to benefit from 10 days of intense practice.)
    • Tri-State Dharma - Insight meditation retreats in Indiana with various teachers.
    • Spirit Rock - Jack Kornfield's center in California
    • Insight Meditation Society - Joseph Goldstein, center in Barre, Mass