Last spring, dharma centers across the United States made the difficult decision to close their doors due to COVID-19. Unable to host in-person gatherings, Buddhist centers quickly adapted to the confinement of the pandemic by shifting their offerings online. Through virtual events, Zoom meditations, and live-stream talks, sanghas were able to stay connected while practicing apart.
Now, as restrictions ease and more people get vaccinated, some centers have begun the careful process of reopening for in-person events. For those who have missed sitting alongside fellow practitioners, here is a growing list of centers that have reopened or are planning to reopen within the year. (Check back for updates.) You can visit each center’s website to learn more about their COVID-19 safety protocols, vaccination policy, and capacity restrictions.