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Practice and Talk Meeting
Twice a month, we offer two unique opportunities to explore the core teachings and practices of Buddhism, and the unconditional compassion of Shin Buddhism. Our Practice & Talks are non-committing occasions to learn about Buddhism in a nurturing, gentle, and systematic way. Open to the general public. No experience necessary. The Practice & Talk is divided in a few segments: Reflection, Meditation, and Talk. The first segment of the Sunday morning practice focuses on a couple of standard and short Buddhist rituals like going for refuge; the second part focuses on meditation practices, which include voice and sitting meditation plus sutra (scriptural) chanting; the third portion of the P & A is devoted to an intellectual engagement with the teachings. There is no lecturing or sermonizing; participation is important but not required. The talk can be a discussion of a reading, a formal talk but it is always enveloped with discussion and Q & A. The session becomes a learning experience for everyone including the teacher. $10 per person. No none will be turned away for lack of funds. A short Introduction to Meditation Training session will be held before the gathering at 9:45 a.m. (if volunteers are available) About the Unique Meditation Space Our meditation space is unmatched in Connecticut. You might have to go to Japan to experience a similar traditional atmosphere. The room is adorned with light colored wood with traditional designs that create a serene ambiance that soothes the mind and senses. An entire wall is a clear glass window that overlooks a spectacular Zen garden and adjacent tatami room. Visit our main website at for Calendar and topic of discussion, and more information on our Meetup, beliefs, and practices

Buddhist Faith Fellowship

Mansfield Freeman Center 343 Washington Terrace · Middletown, CT

What we're about

Buddhism is a life long education to learn how to realize

our human potential by transforming suffering

into peace, joy and liberation.

Looking for a community?

Come and Join

at the College of East Asian Studies, Wesleyan University

343 Washington Terrace

Wesleyan University

Middletown, Connecticut

Most Sundays from 9 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.

The Buddhist Faith Fellowship is an open, nurturing, and non-judgmental spiritual community that is dedicated to realizing our human potential by transforming suffering into happiness, well-being, and tranquility of mind. Located in Middletown, Connecticut, we are open to the public; no experience necessary.

Established in 2001, we are one of Connecticut's most established Buddhist organizations. Since then, with the vision and guidance of our founding teacher, Senpai Daishin, the Fellowship has offered a full array of spiritual activities that include bimonthly Practice & Talk gatherings, family practice meetings, a 12 Step group, end of life programs, retreats, mindfulness, meditation and contemplative practices, social and cultural events, and plenty of opportunities to learn about and practice Buddhism in the contemporary American context.

Visit our main web site for calendar of event and plenty of information on Buddhist philosophy and practice.
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Who attends this Meetup?

People from all walks of life, from the very beginner to the most advanced practitioners. On average 15 - 20 people attend our Sunday morning Practice & Talk gatherings. Guests come from a variety of venues including internet, web site, ads and other media like So if Meet-up indicates only 1 or 2 people will be attending a particular event, please know that you should add another 15 -20 people on average to event roster who are members and friends of our community.

What do we practice?

We practice quiet sitting meditation, sacred chants, mindfulness, and contemplation and application of the teachings. Our gatherings include lively discussions on the practical daily application of Buddhism. In our daily lives, we seek to practice compassion, love, mindfulness with al sentient beings. We are pen to all seekers of wisdom and compassion from beginners to the most advanced.

When and where do we meet?

We meet on most Sunday mornings from 9 - 10:30 p.m. at the College of East Asian Studies at Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut. Google us, "Buddhist Faith Fellowship" for schedule, philosophy and directions.

To Learn More

All are welcome. To learn more about us, visit or Google our main web site. (

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