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We are a Buddhist meditation group. We meet at the Hai An pagoda, which is a Vietnamese temple in New Britain, CT. Our meetings are held every Wednesday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm. Our weekly services are influenced by Zen and Pure Land traditions, although we respect and honor all Buddhist traditions. Our practice typically includes sitting and walking meditation, chanting, devotionals, and a discussion of our practice. One Wednesday per month we review the precepts for wholesome living set down by the Buddha. One other Wednesday per month, our services are led by Venerable Xin-Xing, a Buddhist monk who visits from Dharma Seal Monastery in New York. All are welcome regardless of where you are on your spiritual path. Please wear modest, loose fitting clothing appropriate for sitting meditation. Learn how to meditate and calm your mind.

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    Alyssa K. Alyssa K. commented on Wednesday Meditation
    3 days ago
    Alyssa K.

    "The Vietnamese sangha at the Hai An has decided that it's high time to invest in some new ceiling panels for the meditation hall. If you would like to contribute to this project, I will be collecting donations of $25.00 on Wednesday..­.."

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    Alyssa K. Alyssa K. commented on Wednesday Meditation
    4 days ago
    Alyssa K.

    "Hi everyone! We have a number of special events coming up at the Hai An, that I wanted to share with you! . Sunday, August 28: Ullumbana is a Buddhist holiday, on which we remember and celebrate our ancestors, particularl­y our parents....­"

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    Alyssa K.

    "Hi everyone! You might be interested in a half day of mindfulness­ that is being held by our friends in the Dharma Teacher Order, this Saturday, 8/20. All details can be found here: http://www.­meetup.com/­Dharma-Teac­her-Order/"

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    Alyssa K.

    "It was great seeing so many of you at our practice with Ven. Tri Hoang, this evening! We were very fortunate to benefit from his teaching for two weeks in a row, before he returns to Texas, tomorrow. Thanks to all of you for attending! :)"

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    Alyssa K.

    "Update! I now have tickets for the Annual Fundraising­ Dinner, and I will be bringing them with me on Wednesdays!­ Tickets are $25.00 each, and they'r­e well worth the price! :)"

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  • New comment
    Alyssa K.

    ". The Vietnamese sangha at the Hai An has decided that it's high time to invest in some new ceiling panels for the meditation hall. If you would like to contribute to this project, I will be collecting donations of $25.00 on Wednesday..­.."

    Read more…

  • New comment
    Alyssa K.

    "Hi everyone! We have a number of special events coming up at the Hai An, that I wanted to share with you! . Sunday, August 28: Ullumbana is a Buddhist holiday, on which we remember and celebrate our ancestors, particularl­y our parents....­"

    Read more…

  • New comment
    Alyssa K.

    "It was wonderful to practice with so many dharma friends, this evening. A great mix of familiar friends and new faces filled our meditation hall, and I enjoyed learning more about the upcoming Buddhist holiday of Ullambana, from Ven...."

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  • New comment
    Alyssa K.

    "Hi everyone! The Vietnamese sangha at the Hai An has decided that it's high time to invest in some new ceiling panels for the meditation hall...."

    Read more…

  • New comment
    Alyssa K.

    "Hi everyone! Before the service, we will be having a potluck dinner for Ven. Tri Hoang at the temple, at 4:30 pm. You are welcome to join us, and to bring a vegetarian dish to share!..."

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