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.

Upcoming events (5)

Thursday Meditation - online!

Online event

Dear Hai An friends, We look forward to gathering tonight at 6:30 for a remote sangha gathering. Alyssa and I will lead us through an abbreviated service. 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. There will be a prompt to run zoom – accept it and the download happens in a few seconds and then you are on the conference. There will be another prompt about joining with audio – accept that, too, and you should be able to hear. Earbuds are not required, but if you have them it makes it easier for everyone. If you are new to zoom, please join a few minutes early to get used to the connection and do any trouble shooting. Here are some quick tutorials on zoom: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201362193-Joining-a-Meeting https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-s76QHshQnY With lovingkindness, Julie

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

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 :)

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Thursday Meditation - Online!

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