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Weekly Wednesday Night Services, 7-8pm

These services will include chanting (primarily in English), a silent meditation period, and a rotating element depending on the week of the month. Click here to view an animated version of the liturgy.

  1. Scripture reading and discussion: Drawing on the Pali suttas, Mahayana sutras, and words of ancient masters
  2. Dharma talk (sermon)
  3. Dharma Dialog: An open-ended conversation about the teachings and practices of the Buddhadharma
  4. Metta (loving-friendliness) practice
  5. (as needed) Kido Chanting

These services are open to visitors. First-time attendees are encouraged to arrive by 6:45 to get oriented and acclimated. See the For Visitors page for more information.

Monthly Intro to Buddhism classes

This class will include an overview of the core teachings of the Buddha, instruction in basic meditation practice, and an introduction to the main practices and forms of services. People who have completed this class are welcome to participate in the events listed below.

Weekly Monday morning services, 7-7:45am

These will focus on meditation practice, with a brief liturgical service to close. Click here to view an animated version of the liturgy.  During the three-month Angeo (summer) and Dong Angeo (winter) intensive practice periods, these are held virtually online on the Center’s YouTube channel.

Monthly Saturday Mini-retreat, 9-noon

These sessions will begin and end with chanting and will feature sitting, walking, and moving meditation practices. These are held consistently during the three-month Angeo (summer) and Dong Angeo (winter) intensive practice periods.

Monthly Full-Moon Yebul Services, 7-8pm

These services will be held on the 15th day of the lunar month, so the day of the week will vary. This service focuses on the moral teachings of the Buddhadharma, to encourage participants to put these teachings into practice in their own lives.

Movie Nights and Other Social Events

In the Buddhist tradition, the sangha (community) is valued. Supporting each other in our practice and spiritual development requires a degree of intimacy with one another. Occasional movie night, where we share refreshments and watch a Buddhist (or Buddhist-adjacent) movie, as well as other social events will be schedules periodically.