Buddhist Priests and Contemplatives


For information on Buddhism, contact

1710 Octavia Street
San Francisco, CA 94109-4341
Tel: (415) 776-5600

The IMS is one of the Western world’s oldest and most-respected meditation retreat centers. Visit its Web site for more information.

1230 Pleasant Street
Barre, MA 01005-9313

Soka Gakkai International promotes peace, culture and education centered on respect for the dignity of life within the humanistic philosophy of Nichiren Buddhism in 192 countries and territories around the world.

Josei Toda International Center
15-3 Samon-cho, Shinjuku-ku
Tokyo, 160-0017
Tel: +81-3-5360-9811
Fax: +81-3-5360-9881

Soka Gakkai International-USA describes itself as “the most diverse Buddhist community in the United States with more than 500 chapters and some 100 centers throughout the country.” SGI-USA members base their practice on the Lotus Sutra and Nichiren Buddhism. Visit its Web site for more information and to find local centers.

606 Wilshire Blvd
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Tel: (310) 260-8900
Fax: (310) 260-8917
Email: inquiry@sgi-usa.org