Weekly Meditation Sittings

MOST SITTINGS ARE BEING HELD ONLINE, BUT SOME ARE NOW HYBRID.
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 6:30am – 7:30am

Brookline – Peaceful Garden Sangha

We welcome brand new and experienced friends who wish to learn about and practice mindfulness meditation. For the foreseeable future, we offer a hybrid meeting.  For those who are fully vaxed and boosted, we meet in a personal residence in Coolidge Corner, Brookline.  This is subject to change. We are also zooming our meetings.

Please email the organizer for information or to join our mailing list.


Tuesday
7:10pm – 8:45pm
Mindful Lunch (Eating Practice)

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
Roslindale – 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

ONLINE ONLY – Mindful Parenting
Sitting and walking meditation and mindful support of each other as parents.  

 

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 or email boston@wkup.org for the latest information.  

Sunday
TBD

OTHER AREA SANGHAS IN THE PLUM VILLAGE TRADITION

Lotus Pond Sangha

We meet every other week on Zoom to practice sitting and walking meditation, followed
by dharma sharing

We often read a short text to start dharma sharing to help us gather the mind and open
the heart. We welcome everyone.

Please email the organizer Magrit m.romang@ren.com
Thursday evenings, 7:15-9:00 pm
Tree House Sangha

In person, Carlisle Rd, Bedford.

Please call or email: Frances Bigda-Peyton Fbigdapeyton@gmail.com (781-686-8498)
Meets 1st & 3rd Monday Mornings 8:30-10:00
Mountain Bell Sangha

Hybrid format: in person personal residence Belmont and on Zoom

Contact Larry Raffel at larryraffel@gmail.com or John Bell at jbellminder@gmail.com.
Meets 2nd and 4th Sundays 7-9 pm
Green Fields Sangha

Hybrid: First Parish Church, 4 Bedford Rd, Lincoln Center Ma and on Zoom, outdoor summer sittings

Contact Joan Kimball selenejck@gmail.com
Meets Tuesday 4-5:30 pm

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”.