Weekly Meditation Sittings

SITTINGS ARE BEING HELD ONLINE. PLEASE CONTACT INDIVIDUAL SANGHA LEADERS – USING LINKS BELOW – FOR MORE INFO. 

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 – Dandelions of the Heart Sangha (DAILY)
This is a mostly silent sit with a closing dharma reflection except on Thursday and Friday. Feel to drop in and sit for any part of that time. If interested, please email the organizer for more info or the zoom link.

Monday thru Friday 6:30a.m.-7:30a.m.
Brookline – Peaceful Garden
(meetup.com link)
Coolidge Corner – United Parish Church
210 Harvard St.
Brookline, MA 02446
Map
Please email the sitting organizer for information.

Enter 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
7:15pm – 8:45pm
Mindful Lunch (Eating Practice) – NEW

(Will not meet on Oct 20th and Oct 27th)

If interested, please email the organizer for more info or the zoom link.

Wednesday
12:00pm – 12:45pm
Chestnut Hill

Personal Residence
Please contact us  for more information.

Thursday
8:30am – 10:00am
Peaceful Songbird Sangha

The Peaceful Songbird Sangha gathers together on Saturday mornings  (9:30-11 am). We meditate, check-in with one another, share a reading from a teacher of the dharma, and follow with dharma discussion, metta practice and a final meditation. We practice in the Plum Village tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh, with its emphasis on engaged Buddhism and the art of mindful living.

We began meeting at Chua Vietnam, a beautiful Vietnamese temple in Roslindale, MA and at Theodore Parker Unitarian Church in West Roxbury, MA. We have been practicing online via zoom since March of 2020 with occasional outdoor in-person opportunities for socially distanced and masked walking meditation.

All are welcome to join us. You can request the zoom link by emailing: PeacefulSongbird+owner@BostonOldPath.groups.io

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”.