Christopher Germer, Mindful Self-Compassion

Links :: Centers*

Depending on the teacher, self-compassion is integrated into meditation training to varying degrees. Before you take instruction or go on a retreat, please research your teacher carefully to determine whether his or her teaching style is compatible with your needs.

Meditation centers and communities in your area.

• A broad listing of Buddhist meditation centers around the world.

The following meditation centers are likely to have teaching and meditation programs that are compatible with the material presented in The Mindful Path to Self-Compassion.


Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health, and Society
55 Lake Avenue North
Worcester, MA 01655
Garrison Institute
14 Mary's Way, Route 9D
Glenclyffe, NY 10524
Compassion Training  
Mindfulness-Based Compassionate Living
Training in 8-week program
Netherlands, Europe
Insight Meditation Tradition  
Barre Center for Buddhist Studies
149 Lockwood Road
Barre, MA 01005
Bhavana Society
Rt. 1, Box 218-3
High View, WV 26808
Cambridge Insight Meditation Center
331 Broadway
Cambridge, MA 02139
2633 Lincoln Blvd, #206
Santa Monica, CA 90405-2005
Insight Meditation Community of Washington, D.C.
P.O. Box 212
Garrett Park, MD 20896
Insight Meditation Society
1230 Pleasant Street
Barre, MA 01005
Metta Forest Monastery
P.O. Box 1419
Valley Center, CA 92082
Mid-America Dharma
455 East 80th Terrace
Kansas City, MO 64131
New York Insight Meditation Center
28 West 27th Street, 10th floor
New York, New York 10001
Spirit Rock Meditation Center
P.O. Box 909
Woodacre, CA 94973
Zen Tradition  
Blue Cliff Monastery
3 Mindfulness Road
Pine Bush, NY 12566
Boundless Way Zen
297 Lowell Avenue
Newton, MA 02460-1826
Deer Park Monastery
2499 Melru Lane
Escondido, CA 92026
Upaya Zen Center
1404 Cerro Gordo Road
Santa Fe, NM 87501
Village Zendo
588 Broadway, Suite 1108
New York, NY 10012-5238
Zen Center of San Diego
2047 Feldspar Street
San Diego, CA 92109-3551
Tibetan Buddhist Tradition  
Dzogchen Foundation
Teaching and retreat schedule.
Naropa University
2130 Arapahoe Avenue
Boulder, CO 80302
Shambhala Mountain Center
4921 Country Road 68C
Red Feather lakes, CO 80545
Tenzin Gyatso Institute for Wisdom and Compassion
P.O. Box 239
Berne, NY 12023


Gampo Abbey
Pleasant Bay, Nova Scotia
Canada BOE 2PO



Centre for Mindfulness Research and Practice
Institute for Medical and Social Care Research
University of Wales, Bangor
Bangor, LL57 1UT

Insight Meditation Tradition  
Meditationszentrum Beatenberg
CH-3803 Beatenberg
Gaia House
West Ogwell, Newton Abbot
Devon, TQ12 6EN
Kalyana Centre
Glenahoe Castlegregory
Co Kerry
Seminarhaus Engl
Engl 1
84339 Unterdietfurt
Other European centers.  
Tibetan Buddhist Tradition  

Shambhala Europe
Kartäuserwall 20
50678 Köln

Shambhala centers worldwide.

Sanctuary of Enlightened Action
Lerab Ling
34650 Roquerdonde
Kagyu Samye Ling Monastery and Tibetan Centre
Dumfriesshire, DG13 0QL, Scotland
United Kingdom
Zen Tradition  
Plum Village Practice Center
13 Martineau
33580 Dieulivol

Australia/New Zealand

Insight Meditation Tradition  
Santi Forest Monastery
Lot 6 Coalmines Road
Bundanoon, NSW, 2578
Bodhinyanarama Monastery
17 Rakau Grove, Stokes Valley
Lower Hutt 5019
New Zealand
Other Australian insight meditation centers.
Buddhist Society
Australian Insight Meditation Network
Other New Zealand insight meditation centers.
Tibetan Buddhist Tradition  
Shambhala Meditation Centre Auckland
35 Scarborough Terrace
Zen Tradition  
Zen centers in Australia.
Zen centers in New Zealand.

*Germer, C. (2009). The Mindful Path to Self-Compassion: Freeing Yourself From Destructive Thoughts and Emotions. New York: Guilford Press. Reprinted by permission