Like our Sister Group in Stuart Florida, we are a peer led group that focuses on Buddhist practice and inquiry. Our membership reflects many diverse beliefs in one of the world's oldest and most heterogeneous religions. For many modern students and practitioners, Buddhism has become less of a religion and more of a series postulations and methods to help the human condition evolve in a kinder, more comprehensive direction.
The principles the Buddha taught 2500 years ago have led to happier lives for countless human beings. Buddhist teachings apply today more than ever in reducing stress, providing peace ,encouraging mental stability and enhancing understanding of the human condition.Buddhism teaches that the mind and our concepts are the cause of our unnecessary problems and that the mind can be positively influenced by reflection and meditation.
The Buddhist Study and Meditation Groups of Newburyport and Stuart Florida are an interstate experiment in spiritual participatory democracy, exploring the diversity and inclusiveness within Buddhist thinking and practice. This peer-led approach encourages regular participants to teach/present Buddhist related topics.
We invite beginners, experienced Buddhist practitioners of all lineages, as well as people curious about Buddhism to attend our meetings.
Our bi-monthly meetings begin at 7:00 PM with a 30 minute meditation, followed by a Dharma talk/presentation and group discussion until 8:30 PM. Those who wish to receive free individual meditation instruction should arrive by 6:40 PM.
We meet every 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month @ The Yoga Center of Newburyport (12 Maple Street).
Weather cancellations will be made by 3:00pm on a storm day. We'll post on the Meetup Schedule. We follow Merrimack College's cancellation decisions. Their weather phone # is 978/837-5700, and they announce on the local TV and radio stations.