Treasure Valley Buddhism

May all beings be free from suffering.

This site was created to centralize information about Buddhist sangha, groups, & resources in Idaho’s Treasure Valley (Boise, Nampa, Caldwell) and to help spread Buddhadharma in the area.


Page last reviewed/updated: 12-August-2019

Beginners Mind Sangha

Meditation in the tradition of Vietnamese monk Thich Nhat Hanh.

Boise Buddhists and Beyond

Community hub for Buddhists of Boise and the greater Idaho region.

Boise Dharma Center

Vajrayana Dzogchen Lineage Sangha.

Boise Insight Sangha

Vipassana meditation.

Boise Institute for Buddhist Studies

Classes and practice space for the Buddhist community at large.

​Boise River Rainbow Sangha

Not certain this group still exists….

The Boise River Rainbow Sangha is an inclusive, safe, and supportive environment for Buddhist meditation practice, insightful Dharma study, and mindful dialogue relating specifically to the unique concerns of the queer community. We are hosted by and for LGBTQQIP2SA+ people from all backgrounds and traditions, and we explore multiple and intersecting lines of identity/worldviews with openness, curiosity, and gentleness.

Boise Zen Center

The Boise Zen Center is a Soto Zen community in the lineage of Dainin Katagiri Roshi; it was established in October, 2017. We are committed to zazen, the Buddha’s teachings and opening the doors to explore our Chinese ancestors, koan introspection, movement and conversation.

Dragon’s Pearl Sangha

At Dragon’s Pearl Sangha (formerly Boise Nondual Sangha and Just Sit Boise), core practices from Zen Buddhism (sitting and walking meditation) and non-duality (direct inquiry) have been integrated to assist individuals in realizing their own nature and in deepening and clarifying their understanding. Meets weekly on Wednesday evenings from 7pm to approximately 9pm. Each weekly meeting usually consists of silent and/or facilitated meditation, walking meditation, and Satsang (a brief talk along with a question and answer period). The evening schedule begins promptly at 7pm, so please arrive a few minutes early to settle in.

Empty Gate Zen

Practice forms based on the traditions of Korean Son (Zen) practice.

Floating Cloud Sangha

Affiliated with the San Francisco Zen Center; practices in the tradition of Shunryu Suzuki, with emphasis on sitting practice and Buddhist study.​

Heart of the Dharma Sangha

Dedicated to teaching the essence, or heart, of Buddha’s teachings. ​

Idaho-Oregon Buddhist Temple

Jodo Shinshu Buddhism in Ontario, Oregon.

​Idaho-Oregon Buddhist Temple, Boise Sangha

Linh Thuu Vietnamese Buddhist Temple

Vietnamese Buddhism of the Pure Land school.

Maitri Sangha

Integrates Buddhist meditation in the Thai forest tradition with psychology, noetic sciences, and social justice.

Open Path

Eastern and Western studies, dedicated to the unfoldment and evolution of consciousness through the exploration and practice of meditation.

Refuge Recovery

Refuge Recovery Groups meet to investigate Buddhist principles applied to recovery from addiction of all kinds.

Soka Gakkai Idaho

Nichiren Daishonin Buddhism.

Treasure Valley Dharma Friends

Tibetan Buddhism.

Wat Idahophoxaiyaraam ​(“Wat Idaho”)

“​A place of worship for all Theravada Buddhists, our Wat (or ‘Buddhist temple’) provides spiritual refuge and serves as a place for meditation where the monks offer comfort to those seeking spirituality and tranquility.”