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. Learn how to meditate and calm your mind.

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Thursday Meditation With Venerable Thich Quang Phap

Hai An Pagoda Buddhist Temple

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

Hai An Pagoda Buddhist Temple

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 With Precepts Review

Hai An Pagoda Buddhist Temple

Dear Friends, Please join us for our weekly service, including chanting, sitting meditation, and walking meditation. This evening, we will be reviewing the Five Precepts. There will be no tea ceremony or dharma discussion. We will be meeting at the temple for dinner at 5:00 before the service. Feel free to bring a vegetarian dish to share, or to chip in for pizza. :) With metta, Alyssa :)

Thursday Meditation

Hai An Pagoda Buddhist Temple

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 (366)

Thursday Meditation With Venerable Thich Quang Phap

Hai An Pagoda Buddhist Temple

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