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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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  • 3 days ago · 6:30 PM

    Wednesday Meditation

    4 Members

    Dear Friends, Please join us for our weekly service, including chanting, sitting meditation, walking meditation, and a Dharma discussion. If this is your first time,... Learn more

  • September 21 · 6:30 PM

    Wednesday Meditation

    4 Members | 5.00

    Dear Friends, Please join us for our weekly service, including chanting, sitting meditation, walking meditation, and a Dharma discussion. If this is your first time,... Learn more

  • September 14 · 6:30 PM

    Wednesday Meditation

    2 Members | 5.00

    Dear Friends, Please join us for our weekly service, including chanting, sitting meditation, walking meditation, and a Dharma discussion. If this is your first time,... Learn more

  • September 7 · 6:30 PM

    Wednesday Meditation with Precepts Review

    3 Members

    Dear Friends, Please join us for chanting and meditation. We will review the Five Precepts, and the focus will be on meditation, with no tea ceremony or Dharma... Learn more

  • August 31 · 6:30 PM

    Wednesday Meditation

    6 Members | 5.00

    Dear Friends, Please join us for our weekly service, including chanting, sitting meditation, walking meditation, and a Dharma discussion. If this is your first time,... Learn more

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    Alyssa K.

    "Hi everyone! The following message is from Venerable Xin-xing, abbot of Dharma Seal Monastery. To RSVP for this event, you can email Shifu at: [masked] :) Dear Dharma friends, How are you doing? Today is the last day of September. We are..."

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    Michelle H. Michelle H. commented on Wednesday Meditation
    3 days ago
    Michelle H.

    "I am sorry to be missing you all so much lately. The school schedule has collided with Wednesday evenings very often, as it is tonight. I will be with you in spirit."

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    Alyssa K. Alyssa K. commented on Wednesday Meditation
    September 24
    Alyssa K.

    "*This is tonight, at 6:30!* :) On Saturday, September 24, The Annual Fundraising­ Dinner is being held at the Hai An Pagoda! Come and enjoy amazing vegetarian Vietnamese cuisine along with entertainme­nt, including..­..karaoke!.­.."

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    Alyssa K. Alyssa K. commented on Wednesday Meditation
    September 21
    Alyssa K.

    "We really had an excellent discussion this evening, on "right­ action!"­ It was great to see so many dharma friends. Thank you all for attending! P.S...."

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    Alyssa K. Alyssa K. commented on Wednesday Meditation
    September 17
    Alyssa K.

    "Hi everyone! On Saturday, September 24, The Annual Fundraising­ Dinner is being held at the Hai An Pagoda! Come and enjoy amazing vegetarian Vietnamese cuisine along with entertainme­nt, including..­..karaoke!.­.."

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    Alyssa K. Alyssa K. commented on Wednesday Meditation
    September 14
    Alyssa K.

    "I had a wonderful time at what turned out to be "girls­' night"­ at the Hai An! :D Thanks to all my lovely dharma sisters for attending!"

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    Chris de O Chris de O commented on Wednesday Meditation
    September 14
    Chris de O

    "Apologies, I had something come up at work (again!). Next week, hopefully."

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    Susan B Susan B commented on Wednesday Meditation
    September 14
    Susan B

    "Hi all, I have a family obligation that came up at the last minute so I will not be able to come tonight but I will be there next week for sure. With loving kindness, Susan"

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    Alyssa K. Alyssa K. commented on Wednesday Meditation
    September 10
    Alyssa K.

    "Hi everyone! On Saturday, September 24, The Annual Fundraising­ Dinner is being held at the Hai An Pagoda! Come and enjoy amazing vegetarian Vietnamese cuisine along with entertainme­nt, including..­..karaoke!.­.."

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  • New comment
    Susan p.

    "I'll be late but I'll be there!"

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