What we're about

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. Because of the pandemic, we have moved to the Zoom platform. We 'meet' at 6:30PM every Thursday with a 30 minute meditation, followed by a Dharma talk/presentation and group discussion until 8:00 PM. You will receive the Zoom link when you RSVP to each event.

Those who wish to receive free individual meditation instruction can contact Alida Bryant at info@harbordharma.net. Alida Bryant is a Dharma Leader and meditation instructor under the guidance of Anam Thubten. She has been meditating for over 30 years (still very much a beginner!) and studying and practicing Mahamudra, Dzogchen and the Mahayana for over 15 years under Khenchen Thrangu Rinpoche, Anam Thubten and Dza Kilung Rinpoche among others.

When physical distancing requirements subside, we meet every 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month at The Central Congregational Church,14 Titcomb St. Newburyport MA.

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.

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Donation Basket

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Here is our virtual donation basket. Your gift will support the various expenses for our meetings - Zoom, Meetup, rent (for later!) and incidental costs. You can send money to paypal.me/DharmaGroups Thank you!

Donation Basket

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Here is our virtual donation basket. Your gift will support the various expenses for our meetings - Zoom, Meetup, rent (for later!) and incidental costs. You can send money to paypal.me/DharmaGroups Thank you!

Donation Basket

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Here is our virtual donation basket. Your gift will support the various expenses for our meetings - Zoom, Meetup, rent (for later!) and incidental costs. You can send money to paypal.me/DharmaGroups Thank you!

Donation Basket

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Here is our virtual donation basket. Your gift will support the various expenses for our meetings - Zoom, Meetup, rent (for later!) and incidental costs. You can send money to paypal.me/DharmaGroups Thank you!

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Patience: The 2nd of six ways to be a bodhisattva

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