Hello friends! I live in Mexico City, without a proper Theravada Saṅgha close by. The nearest monasteries are both in different states (yes, there are only two in the country, that I know of). What I’ve found are “Vipassana meditation centers,” but I remain unconvinced, as they all seem to be a syncretistic mixture of elements, with a focus on practicing “mindfulness” and not necessarily the full breadth of the Buddha’s teachings.
I’ve been practicing on my own, reading the EBTs, reading forums, listening to pre-recorded Dhamma talks, etc. It’s worked well for the most part, but in days like today—an Uposatha day—I really wish I had a community to practice with, who share my love and gratitude to the Dhamma.
So, two questions: Is anybody aware of any Theravada monasteries in Mexico City? And if not, does anybody have any tips on practicing alone? Like, if there were an online Saṅgha that would be cool, for example (this forum is pretty close to that, I imagine, but I can’t know, because I’ve never practiced in a Saṅgha, of course).