Waltham Buddhist Meditation Group


The Waltham Buddhist Meditation Group provides space for new and experienced practitioners of meditation to practice together.  Group and individual instruction in shamatha (mindfulness) meditation is provided.

Our Meetings

We meet every Thursday night at 7 p.m. in the chapel of First Parish in Waltham, 50 Church Street at the corner of School St. You may enter the chapel from the parking lot on the corner of School St. and Church St., or if the chapel door is locked, use the door to the left of that.

If meditation is cancelled due to weather, we will post a notice here in red.

Our Teachings

Meditation instruction is offered at 7:00 p.m. at the beginning of the sitting period when new people are present. Class begins at 8 p.m. Newcomers are welcome. Please see Introduction for more information.

The classes for the remainder of May and June will be a change of pace, with a variety of dharma programs.
The next three scheduled classes are:

May 11 –  Extended meditation period (7 to 8:30), followed by a half-hour of open discussion.
This will give us more time to settle into our practice of meditation, and leave time to ask questions about past courses or meditation techniques.
May 18 – “When the Iron Bird Flies: Tibetan Buddhism Arrives in the West
This is an excellent documentary featuring many living Buddhist teachers in the West, with commentary by their students.  We will begin the movie at 7:10 p.m.  It is 96 minutes long so we will have about 15 minutes at the end for comments.
May 25 – Open discussion to share our experiences of studying with various Buddhist teachers.
Information about upcoming summer retreat opportunities

We have just completed a module on the Heart Sutra. To review the material for the class, please see Module 18: Heart Sutra.

Our Host

First Parish in Waltham, a Unitarian Universalist Welcoming Congregation invites you to visit their website and learn about their many events and activities.

Last updated: May 10, 2017