What we're about
A meetup for people interested in Buddhist meditation practice who desire regular group and/or teacher support for daily practice. Teachings are mainly in the Theravadan, Secular Buddhist and Zen traditions but we're open to other practice traditions and invite teachers and speakers from these traditions to periodically share their insights and experience with the group.
We also offer more intensive training in the form of day-long, weekend retreats or retreats of longer duration in a safe, friendly, and supportive environment as well as other events that help members study, practice and realize Buddhist teachings e.g. monk and non-monk teaching events, book and movie discussions, fasting, mindful walking, dana, etc.
Retreats are in the Theravadan IMS tradition or the tradition of the retreat leader. Retreat participants are advised to take their decision to participate seriously. Participation usually requires us to cut off communication with the outside world including families and work and undertake the Training Precepts the duration of the retreat.
For regular meet-ups, we welcome everyone - beginners to advanced meditators as well as the merely curious. We are a participant-driven meet-up and encourage everyone to actively shape our activities and group objectives.
May all beings be happy, peaceful, and free from suffering!