Welcome to Dhammakaya USA

Dhammakaya Foundation is made-up of centers located around the world, with the goal of promoting inner peace through meditation. Each center is staffed with qualified teachers of meditation made-up of ordained Buddhist monks, staff members, and committed volunteers who have been trained in the meditation method. This central website/blog has been created for people to learn more about this ancient art with members throughout the country to share their experiences on their journey, inspiring others to learn to commit to the practice. The founder of the Dhammakaya Foundation, Venerable Dhammajayo, is the Abbot of Wat Phra Dhammakaya — Thailand, his vision of "World Peace, Through Inner Peace" begins with You!

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Georgia - Meditation Center (4)
Washington DC - Dhammakaya International Meditation Center (4)

How to meditate

meditation technique
1

The sitting posture, sit in a position that is most comfortable for you. The most ideal sitting position is the half-lotus position with your right leg over your left, your hands should rest palms-up on your lap, and the tip of your right index finger touching your left thumb.

2

Softly close your eyes as if you were about to fall asleep. Relax every part of your body.

3

Close your eyes softly but not completely. Let all worries of the world go and simply clear your mind.

4

Feel your body is empty space. It is light and spacious. Create a feeling of happiness and joy from the mind. Now gently rest your attention at the center of the body.

5

If you find that your mind is wandering you may need a mental object to focus on you can envision a mental object such as a crystal ball, shining sun, or full moon.

6

If you find that the mind is still wandering you can repeat the mantra "samma-arahang" silently,

7

Do not entertain thoughts in your mind. Continue to gently imagine your mental object at the center of the body and repeat the mantra allowing the mind to come to a standstill at the center.

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Boston

Boston

Boston - Dhammakaya Meditation Center
California

California

California - Dhammakaya International Meditation Center
Chicago

Chicago

Chicago - Meditation Center
Denver

Denver

Denver - Dhammakaya International Meditation Center
Florida

Florida

Florida - Meditation Center
Georgia

Georgia

Georgia - Meditation Center
Kansas

Kansas

Kansas - Dhammakaya International Meditation Center
Palm Beach

Palm Beach

Palm Beach - Meditation Center
Minessota

Minnesota

Minnesota - Meditation Center
New Jersey

New Jersey

New Jersey - Dhammakaya International Meditation Center
Oregon

Oregon

Oregon - Meditation Center
Texas

Texas

Texas - Meditation Center
Tennessee

Tennessee

Tennessee - Dhammakaya Meditation Center
Silicon Valley

Silicon Valley

Silicon Valley - Dhammakaya Meditation Center
Washington DC

Washington DC

Washington DC - Dhammakaya International Meditation

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