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**Normally, we meet at the Zen center to practice meditation together, but these days we do it via zoom at the same times noted in meetup. So, we have three 1-hr meetings during the week and you would be welcome at any of them. We meditate for 30 minutes, do 2 chants together and then we do a round-robin check in of how everyone is doing. If you are interested in joining us in this format, please reach out to us so we can get you the zoom info. **

The Open Meadow Zen Group is a Korean style Zen Buddhism based group that is part of the Kwan Um School of Zen. It was was founded by Zen Master Bon Haeng. We meet every Monday and Wednesday nights (7:30 pm) and Sunday morning (9:00 am) for regular meditation practice which includes sitting, walking meditation, chanting, and a short Dharma reading. Practice takes place in the tranquil Dharma room, with expansive views of town conservation land.

Our Guiding Teacher, Zen Master Bon Haeng, is a Dharma heir to Korean Zen Master Seung Sahn, the 78th Patriarch in his line of transmission in the Chogye order of Korean Buddhism, and founder of the Kwan Um School of Zen. Practice includes Kong-An (Koan) interviews with Zen Master Bon Haeng every other week which is an opportunity for individual discussion.

Practice is free and all are welcome, newcomers are asked to arrive 15- 30 minutes before formal practice begins for a brief orientation.

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Meditation in Lexington, MA

Open Meadow Zen

Normally, we meet at the zen center to practice meditation together as noted below, but these days we do it via zoom. This meetup is now a 1 hr zoom. We meditate for 30 minutes, do 2 chants together and then we do a round-robin check in of how everyone is doing. If you are interested in joining us in this format, please let me know and we can forward the zoom info to you.

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Practice meditation with a supportive, friendly group in a space overlooking beautiful conservation land.

If you are new to our practice, please come 15-30 minutes before practice starts for a brief orientation. (Meetup is scheduled 15 minutes early to accommodate orientation.) Most of our group do not RSVP via Meetup, but we do have a good size regular group of practitioners.

Evening Schedule (Mondays and Wednesdays)
7:30 - 8:50 pm Sitting and Walking Meditation
8:50 - 9:00 pm Chanting
9:00 - 9:10 pm Dharma Reading

Sitting meditation consists of two 35 minute silent sitting sessions broken up by 10 minutes of walking meditation. A wide variety of cushions, benches, and chairs are available to make all practitioners comfortable.

Regular Kong-An (Koan) interviews with Zen Master Bon Haeng are conducted individually as part of the evening practice.

Meditation in Lexington, MA

Open Meadow Zen

Normally, we meet at the zen center to practice meditation together as noted below, but these days we do it via zoom. This meetup is now a 1 hr zoom. We meditate for 30 minutes, do 2 chants together and then we do a round-robin check in of how everyone is doing. If you are interested in joining us in this format, please let me know and we can forward the zoom info to you.

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Practice meditation with a supportive, friendly group in a space overlooking beautiful conservation land.

If you are new, please arrive 15 minutes early for an orientation. The orientation is important as we begin sharply at 9 with our practice. The Meetup is scheduled early to accommodate this. Most of our group does not RSVP via Meetup, but we do have a regular, good sized sitting group, so you will be in good company.

Sunday Morning Schedule
9:00 - 9:30 am Sitting
9:30 - 9:40 am Walking
9:40 - 10:10 am Sitting
10:10 - 10:20 am Walking
10:20 - 10:50 am Sitting
10:50 - 11:00 am Chanting
11:00 - 11:10 am Dharma reading

Participants can join practice at anytime on Sunday mornings by entering during any of the walking periods. However, if this is your first time, please arrive at 8:45 for orientation.

Sunday morning practice is not held on retreat days. Check here (http://openmeadowzen.com/events.php) to see if a retreat is being held.

Meditation in Lexington, MA

Open Meadow Zen

Normally, we meet at the zen center to practice meditation together as noted below, but these days we do it via zoom. This meetup is now a 1 hr zoom. We meditate for 30 minutes, do 2 chants together and then we do a round-robin check in of how everyone is doing. If you are interested in joining us in this format, please let me know and we can forward the zoom info to you.

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Practice meditation with a supportive, friendly group in a space overlooking beautiful conservation land.

If you are new to our practice, please come 15 minutes before practice starts for orientation. (Meetup is scheduled 15 minutes early to accommodate orientation.) Most of our group do not RSVP via Meetup, but we do have a good size regular group of practitioners. The orientation is important as we begin sharply at 730 with our practice.

Evening Schedule (Mondays and Wednesdays)
7:30 - 8:50 pm Sitting and Walking Meditation
8:50 - 9:00 pm Chanting
9:00 - 9:10 pm Dharma Reading

Sitting meditation consists of two 35 minute silent sitting sessions broken up by 10 minutes of walking meditation. A wide variety of cushions, benches, and chairs are available to make all practitioners comfortable.

Regular Kong-An (Koan) interviews with Zen Master Bon Haeng are conducted individually as part of the evening practice.

Meditation in Lexington, MA

Open Meadow Zen

Normally, we meet at the zen center to practice meditation together as noted below, but these days we do it via zoom. This meetup is now a 1 hr zoom. We meditate for 30 minutes, do 2 chants together and then we do a round-robin check in of how everyone is doing. If you are interested in joining us in this format, please let me know and we can forward the zoom info to you.

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Practice meditation with a supportive, friendly group in a space overlooking beautiful conservation land.

If you are new to our practice, please come 15-30 minutes before practice starts for a brief orientation. (Meetup is scheduled 15 minutes early to accommodate orientation.) Most of our group do not RSVP via Meetup, but we do have a good size regular group of practitioners.

Evening Schedule (Mondays and Wednesdays)
7:30 - 8:50 pm Sitting and Walking Meditation
8:50 - 9:00 pm Chanting
9:00 - 9:10 pm Dharma Reading

Sitting meditation consists of two 35 minute silent sitting sessions broken up by 10 minutes of walking meditation. A wide variety of cushions, benches, and chairs are available to make all practitioners comfortable.

Regular Kong-An (Koan) interviews with Zen Master Bon Haeng are conducted individually as part of the evening practice.

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