What we're about

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 Thursday 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 Thursday per month we review the Five Precepts for wholesome living set down by the Buddha. All are welcome regardless of where you are on your spiritual path. Please wear modest, loose fitting clothing appropriate for sitting meditation.

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Thursday Meditation - Online!

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Dear Hai An friends,
We look forward to gathering tonight at 6:30 for a remote sangha gathering and abbreviated service, including devotionals, chanting, a 20-25 minute silent sitting meditation, and a metta meditation.
You can join from a computer or a cell phone. There is no need to create an account. Simply click on the link to join the conference. We will be using Google Meet again this week, since it seems to offer me (Alyssa) much better connectivity!
The "online event" option is back! Once again, the link will be visible to you once you RSVP for the service.
We hope to see you there!
With lovingkindness,
Julie and Alyssa :

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Thursday Meditation

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Dear Friends,

Please join us for our weekly service, including chanting, sitting meditation, walking meditation, a tea ceremony, and a dharma discussion. Please RSVP by Wednesday; if projected attendance is low, we may cancel the service.

With metta,

Alyssa :)

Thursday Meditation

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Dear Friends,

Please join us for our weekly service, including chanting, sitting meditation, walking meditation, a tea ceremony, and a dharma discussion. Please RSVP by Wednesday; if projected attendance is low, we may cancel the service.

With metta,

Alyssa :)

Thursday Meditation

Needs a location

Dear Friends,

Please join us for our weekly service, including chanting, sitting meditation, walking meditation, a tea ceremony, and a dharma discussion. Please RSVP by Wednesday; if projected attendance is low, we may cancel the service.

With metta,

Alyssa :)

Past events (495)

Thursday Meditation - Online!

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