1. Wat Buddhawararam, Denver, Colorado, founded in 1976, a former church (Theravada). © Rachel Antell.
2. Chuang-yen, Carmel, New York, founded in 1975 (Chinese Tientai, Zen, and Pure Land Buddhism). © Wen-Jie Qin.
3. Seumi Sha Buddhist Temple, Tacoma, Washington (Korean Zen). © Finnley D. Macdonald.
4. Ch'an Meditation Center, Elmhurst, New York, founded in 1976, a former "five-and-dime" store (Rinzai and Soto Zen).© Wen-Jie Qin.
5. International Meditation Center, Westminister, Maryland, founded in 1989, modeled on a Burmese pagoda (Theravada). International Meditation Center.
6. Denver Zen Center, Denver, Colorado, founded in 1974 (Rinzai and Soto Zen). © Rachel Antell.
7. Diamond Hill Zen Monastery, Providence Zen Center, Cumberland, Rhode Island, founded in 1984 (Zen). Providence Zen Center.
8. Wat Khmer Metta, Chicago, Illinois, founded in 1990, a former apartment building (Theravada). © Dr. Paul Numrich.