The Vimala Sangha

Photo of The Vimala Sangha Address:
Box 856
Sausalito, CA 94966

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Phone: (415) 381-3015

The Vimala Sangha (Vimala Zen Center) is a Buddhist group based in Mill Valley, California, under the spiritual guidance of Buddhist teacher Lew Richmond. It takes its name from Vimalakirti, the householder whose wisdom was said to surpass that of all the Buddha’s other great disciples.

We are committed to using all aspects of householder life–the workplace, the intimacy of committed relationship, the challenge of raising children – as instances of the Great Koan of human existence.

Vimala Sangha’s forms of practice and methods of inquiry are illuminated by the American experience, and respectful of all the teachings and schools of Buddhism.

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