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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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  • 2 days ago · 6:30 PM

    Thursday Meditation

    7 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

  • January 12 · 6:30 PM

    Thursday Meditation

    12 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

  • January 4 · 6:30 PM

    Weekly Meditation with Precepts Review

    10 Members | 5.00

    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

  • Dec 28, 2016 · 6:30 PM

    Weekly Evening Meditation

    3 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

  • Dec 21, 2016 · 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

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  • New comment
    Dylan115 Dylan115 commented on Thursday Meditation
    2 days ago
    Dylan115

    "Very calming"

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    Alyssa K. Alyssa K. commented on Thursday Meditation
    2 days ago
    Alyssa K.

    "I thoroughly enjoyed our study of the Three Dharma Seals, this evening! Thank you all for attending! :)"

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    Alyssa K. Alyssa K. commented on Thursday Meditation
    January 14
    Alyssa K.

    "Hi everyone! Several holidays are coming up at the Hai An! . On Sunday, January 15, at 10:30 am,please join us for the Hai An Pagoda'­s annual memorial service, in order to honor, remember, and pray for our family members who have passed on. ...."

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    Tony Tony commented on Thursday Meditation
    January 12
    Tony

    "You're­ welcome! I appreciate all the work you do for the group and your commitment to the Buddhist Teaching."

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    Alyssa K. Alyssa K. commented on Thursday Meditation
    January 12
    Alyssa K.

    "Thanks to everyone for joining us for our first Thursday mediation at the temple, in quite some time! It was such a nice evening, and it was great to see you all! :)"

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    Alyssa K. Alyssa K. commented on Thursday Meditation
    January 12
    Alyssa K.

    "FYI from CT Dharma Voices for Animals: Please join us Saturday afternoon for a free teaching on compassiona­te eating and nutrition, open to all Connecticut­-area Buddhists: https://www­.facebook.c­om/events/1­87942169562­3805/ Take advantage of this free..."

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    Tony Tony commented on Thursday Meditation
    January 9
    Tony

    "Yes, I was asking about the New Year's­ Celebration­."

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    Tony Tony commented on Thursday Meditation
    January 9
    Tony

    "Should I bring something to eat.. Potluck?"

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  • New comment
    Alyssa K. Alyssa K. commented on Thursday Meditation
    January 7
    Alyssa K.

    "Hi everyone! Several holidays are coming up at the Hai An! . On Sunday, January 8, at 10:30 am, please join us on Bodhi Day, in order to celebrate the enlightenme­nt of Buddha Shakyamuni!­ ...."

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  • New comment
    Alyssa K. Alyssa K. commented on Thursday Meditation
    January 7
    Alyssa K.

    "Hi everyone! Please note the change: we will now be holding our weekly services on Thursday evenings, instead of on Wednesday evenings. We will still be meeting from 6:30-8:30 pm. Hope to see you then! :)"

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