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
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.
- Facebook page – this link is broken
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.
- For more information, contact Vincent J. “Vinji” Shuryu Fortunato at firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
- Meets at 7th Street Zendo (FB page)
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.
Integrates Buddhist meditation in the Thai forest tradition with psychology, noetic sciences, and social justice.
Eastern and Western studies, dedicated to the unfoldment and evolution of consciousness through the exploration and practice of meditation.
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
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.”