What we're about

We are a group of people from different backgrounds, root religions - both eastern and western - and philosophical traditions. We practice and encourage each other to live in mindfulness each moment of every day. We practice engaged Buddhism in the Plum Village tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh.

During this time of COVID, we are meeting online via Zoom. Please send us an email (see below) for more information.

We meet Sunday afternoons at 5pm - 6:30 pm and Thursdays at 5:00 - 6:30 pm. When able to meet in person, we gather at Southern Berkshire Friend's Meeting House on Route 23 in Great Barrington, Massachusetts for sitting and walking meditation, a Dharma offering and Dharma sharing. On the 2nd Sunday of each month at 4 pm (on Zoom or in the Friends Meeting House Library) we recite either the 5 Mindfulness Trainings, based on the original five precepts of the Buddha, or on alternate months the 14 Mindfulness Trainings (Bodhisattva vows) of the Order of Interbeing, keeping our practice fresh.

From time to time we hold special Days of Mindfulness, retreats and Sangha potluck suppers.

You can find us on Facebook (Berkshire Mountain Laurel Sangha) and email us at berkshiremountainlaurel@gmail.com

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Thursday Meditation

Online event

Thursday evening Mindfulness meditations in the Plum Village tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh at 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm. These days, we are gathering on Zoom (Meeting ID:[masked]; password: bmls). It is appreciated if you can arrive a bit earlier to settle in, and sit in silence. Please join us for a Dharma offering, sitting meditation, and our Dharma sharing practice of deep listening and mindful speech.

We also have Sunday meditations beginning at 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm; likewise on Zoom for now.

Sunday Mindful Meditation

Online event

In the Plum Village tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh, please join us for sitting and walking meditations, Dharma reading and the practice of deep listening and mindful speech as we share our insights. We are currently meeting on Zoom at[masked], password bmls. It is appreciated if you can arrive 5-10 minutes early to settle in.

Thursday Meditation

Online event

Thursday evening Mindfulness meditations in the Plum Village tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh at 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm. These days, we are gathering on Zoom (Meeting ID:[masked]; password: bmls). It is appreciated if you can arrive a bit earlier to settle in, and sit in silence. Please join us for a Dharma offering, sitting meditation, and our Dharma sharing practice of deep listening and mindful speech.

We also have Sunday meditations beginning at 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm; likewise on Zoom for now.

Sunday Mindful Meditation

Online event

In the Plum Village tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh, please join us for sitting and walking meditations, Dharma reading and the practice of deep listening and mindful speech as we share our insights. We are currently meeting on Zoom at[masked], password bmls. It is appreciated if you can arrive 5-10 minutes early to settle in.

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