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Meet fellow Meditators near you! Learn about Mindfulness or renew your commitment to practice. We are a local, non-sectarian group open to all levels. Beginning instruction is provided.

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The Binghamton Buddhist Meditation Group Weekly Meetup

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Last week we had a brief discussion of Vipassana meditation, as taught by S.N.Goenka. It is a particular style of meditation, and courses emphasize practice. The "entry level" course is 10 days but, in the spirit of "dana" (generosity), courses, housing, and meals are completely free. Donations invited at the end of each course are not to repay, but to make the experience available to others.
This is an international organization and, prior to COVID, courses at Dhamma Dhara (near Greenfield MA) had students from all over the world. Accommodations and food are simple, but I've been told Dhamma Dhara is the nicest of all the centers - all single rooms, en suite. (The men's building was not so nice, but a big addition was completed in 2018.)
Courses have always filled quickly, even more since COVID has reduced capacity. (Registration opened December 3 for a course March 3-14; by December 10 the course was full.) I usually pick the dates I want to attend, put the date application starts on my calendar, and get up early and submit immediately.
All the details are at https://www.dhara.dhamma.org/

NOTICE

For the next few months we will not meet face-to-face due to the Pandemic. We will meet every Wednesday at 6:30 via Zoom. RSVP and we'll send you details.

The regular meetings of the BBMG often include Dharma talks, discussion of spiritual topics and life issues, questions and answers, practical instructions for various forms of Buddhist meditation, chanting practice, and a variety of short prayers. The group is non-sectarian and open to people from all traditions and lineages of Buddhism. Those who are not Buddhists but wish to learn how Buddhist teachings and practices might enrich their own lives are also welcome to attend.

This meeting is free of charge and open to everyone; all levels of practitioners are welcome. We start with 20 minutes of meditation. Beginning meditation instruction is provided for anyone who needs it; if you would like to learn the basics of meditation, please arrive a few minutes early.

Zen - with Mike O'Sullivan

First Congregational Church

Michael O'Sullivan is a senior teacher of Korean Zen, from Brooklyn. These traditional practice periods take us back to basics: sitting/walking meditations and chanting. Good old fashion Buddhism for the purists among us.

The Binghamton Buddhist Meditation Group Weekly Meetup

Location visible to members

Last week we had a brief discussion of Vipassana meditation, as taught by S.N.Goenka. It is a particular style of meditation, and courses emphasize practice. The "entry level" course is 10 days but, in the spirit of "dana" (generosity), courses, housing, and meals are completely free. Donations invited at the end of each course are not to repay, but to make the experience available to others.
This is an international organization and, prior to COVID, courses at Dhamma Dhara (near Greenfield MA) had students from all over the world. Accommodations and food are simple, but I've been told Dhamma Dhara is the nicest of all the centers - all single rooms, en suite. (The men's building was not so nice, but a big addition was completed in 2018.)
Courses have always filled quickly, even more since COVID has reduced capacity. (Registration opened December 3 for a course March 3-14; by December 10 the course was full.) I usually pick the dates I want to attend, put the date application starts on my calendar, and get up early and submit immediately.
All the details are at https://www.dhara.dhamma.org/

NOTICE

For the next few months we will not meet face-to-face due to the Pandemic. We will meet every Wednesday at 6:30 via Zoom. RSVP and we'll send you details.

The regular meetings of the BBMG often include Dharma talks, discussion of spiritual topics and life issues, questions and answers, practical instructions for various forms of Buddhist meditation, chanting practice, and a variety of short prayers. The group is non-sectarian and open to people from all traditions and lineages of Buddhism. Those who are not Buddhists but wish to learn how Buddhist teachings and practices might enrich their own lives are also welcome to attend.

This meeting is free of charge and open to everyone; all levels of practitioners are welcome. We start with 20 minutes of meditation. Beginning meditation instruction is provided for anyone who needs it; if you would like to learn the basics of meditation, please arrive a few minutes early.

Zen - with Mike O'Sullivan

First Congregational Church

Michael O'Sullivan is a senior teacher of Korean Zen, from Brooklyn. These traditional practice periods take us back to basics: sitting/walking meditations and chanting. Good old fashion Buddhism for the purists among us.

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Zen - with Mike O'Sullivan

First Congregational Church

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