Weekly Meditation Sittings

You are welcome to join us at any of our sittings and do not need to contact us in advance. We have cushions, chairs, and some benches available.  You can stay for all or part of the sitting.  We look forward to meeting you.

Times and Locations

All locations are accessible by public transportation.  Please arrive five minutes before the meditation period starts so that everyone is comfortably seated before the bell is invited to formally begin the session.

Please note that most of our sittings have their own mailing lists, so you should inquire about those at the sitting.

Regular Sittings
Newton
22 Howard St.
Newtonville, MA 02458
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We do occasionally move to another house setting or on occasion for an “off the cushion” event such as a pot luck lunch and dharma session at other members’ homes.  We are an open sangha community and welcome visitors or new friends to sit with us. Please email the sitting organizer for more information.
Monday
8:30am – 10:30am
Boston Center for Contemplative Practice
796 Beacon Street
Newton, MA 02459
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Take a look at the space.  There is metered parking directly across the street.
Monday
2:00pm – 3:30pm
Beacon Hill Friends Meeting House (CANCELLED) Tuesday
6:30pm – 8:30pm
Brookline
Coolidge Corner – United Parish Church
210 Harvard St.
Brookline, MA 02446
MapEnter at the BRIGHT lights, first door on the right
(NOTE: DO NOT PARK IN CHURCH LOT.  Those spaces belong to renters.  YOU WILL BE TOWED.)
Tuesday
7:00pm – 8:40pm
Chestnut Hill
Personal Residence
Please contact us for more information.
Thursday
6:30am – 8:00am
West End Public Library  (new sitting)

Please contact us for more information, as this sitting meets on a shifting schedule.

Thursday
6:00pm – 7:30pm
Hope Central Church  (CANCELLED) Thursday
7:00pm – 8:30pm
Chua Vietnam Temple
68 Bradeen Street
Roslindale, MA 02131
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Please note that this sitting moves to the Theodore Parker Unitarian Church, 70 Corey St., West Roxbury one week each month, usually on the 3rd Saturday, but otherwise is at Chua Vietnam.

Each month a specific schedule is mailed to the main BOPS mailing list. This sitting, like all of our sittings, is conducted in English.

Saturday
9:30am – 11:30am
Special Sittings
Mindful Parenting
Sitting and walking meditation and mindful support of each other as parents.

Personal Residence in Washington Square, Brookline

Please contact us for more information.

Friday
8:30am – 10:00am
Wake Up Boston
A group of young adults practicing in the mindfulness tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh.  

Location varies.

Please visit the Wake Up Boston Facebook page for the latest information.  Also, you can post messages to Wake Up Boston organizers at that page.

Sunday
4:00pm – 5:30pm

Structure

Our regular sittings generally flow as follows:

  • Sitting meditation (20 minutes)
  • Walking meditation (10 minutes)
  • Sitting meditation (20 minutes)
  • Tea and snacks
  • Dharma reading
  • Dharma discussion
  • Announcements + final brief sitting

All who practice with us are encouraged to lead a sitting from time to time. It is clear that we can benefit from the both the wisdom of seasoned practitioners, as well as those new to the practice who offer freshness and “beginner’s mind”.