We Are Building American Buddhism

Insight Meditation Society (Barre)/Spirit Rock Meditation Center/New York Insight Meditation Center/East Bay Meditation Center

Insight Meditation Society (Barre)
1230 Pleasant Street
Barre, MA  01005
Spirit Rock Meditation Center
P.O. Box 169
5000 Sir Francis Drake Blvd.
Woodacre, CA 94973
New York Insight Meditation Center
28 West 27th Street, 10th Floor
New York, NY 10001
East Bay Meditation Center
285 17th Street
Oakland, CA  94612

Grant Amount 


Grant Description

In 2014, the collaboration program “Bringing Greater Racial Equity to the American Buddhist Landscape” was awarded a grant in support of a program designed to increase the racial diversity and cultural competence of the Insight Meditation faculty who teach Buddhist practices in the US.  The collaborating partners will:

  • Adapt an existing Insight Meditation teacher training curriculum so that it is relevant and appropriate for a diverse and multicultural group of trainees; and
  • Conduct a two-day workshop focused on increasing levels of cultural competency for current Insight Meditation teachers who lead meditation retreats, classes and workshops in the US.