We meditate! Our group is called Middle Way Meditation Center- Bethlehem

We are a group of meditators of varying experience that come together for meditation every week.  Our group is open to all, no matter what level of experience.  It is our experience, that sitting together in meditation creates a powerful, shared experience of calm abiding. It is our experience that the wisdom of the whole is greater than the individual, so we come together to meditate and support each other in meditation, in cultivating mindfulness, awareness and learning.  It is our belief that as we become more peaceful within our lives and ourselves, we extend peace and healing in the world.

The format of our group is Buddhist and is mostly facilitated by Venerable Great Song of the Heart, a Buddhist Priest in the Dhyana tradition (from Vietnam which is Zen, Chu'an, Son, Thien in other cultures).  Regular service format includes incense offering, dedication of merit, chanting Om..., a 20 minute meditation sit, a 10 minute walking meditation, another 20 minute meditation sit, followed by a brief teaching (dharma talk), sharing and closing. Most members feel greatly benefited by a regular practice, supported by the group (Sangha). Full service the first Monday of the month.

If you are a new meditator or want instructions/guidance, please arrive at least 15 minutes early.

We begin at 7:00 pm on Monday's.

In accordance with the Dharma service is free.  Donations are encouraged to support the group and the meditation site.


Please visit us at our Facebook page;


Thanks so much for your patience and support.


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  • David K.

    Hello My name is David and I am looking to take part in your meditation group! I have NO experience with little knowledge of meditation other than I know its good for you! Ha! Any suggestions or experience through meditation would be wonderful! Weather permitting i hope to see you all tomorrow or one future Monday! Thanks!

    March 2, 2014

    • Beth

      Hi David, Thanks for joining. No worries about not having experience. We'll be happy to support you where you are at and I'd ask that you please let us know what you need or what is not working for you.

      March 4, 2014

    • Beth

      I look forward to meeting you Monday.

      March 4, 2014

  • Jessica

    It will be my first time!

    February 25, 2013

  • Chris H.

    Hello everyone. I am in west central NJ (Ringoes, near Flemington). Bethlehem, PA is too far for me to drive after work, as I have a family as well. Anyone know of a group or temple near ere that meets regularly?

    February 23, 2013

    • Beth

      Hi Chris, I don't know of a place near you. I am sorry about that. I hope you can find a place to practice with a Sangha.

      February 25, 2013

    • Beth

      Thanks for writing!

      February 25, 2013

  • Arunabha

    attended the session last monday. felt really good.. planning to come for coming monday's session.. thanks..

    February 20, 2013

  • Nan P.

    The discussions here have been great

    February 20, 2013

  • christina

    i would love to come and bring my daughter. when we lived in ny we would go every sunday for meditation.............i'm excited

    February 9, 2013

  • TiffanyLace

    Possibly one will be her first time.

    February 6, 2013

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