For the most up to date information about our current offerings, as well as the link to our Zoom meetings, please subscribe to the Brattleboro Zen Center mailing list, or send a message through our contact form.
Monday – Friday
6:45 – 7:20 am
The Zoom meditation hall opens at 6:40 am. At 6:45 we “bow in” with each other, followed by a short chant, before sitting together in silence for 30 minutes. The sitting ends with the chanting of the bodhisattva vows, followed by a short service.
You are invited to join us in chanting (please stay muted). Though the texts will be supplied during the event, this version for printing is more user friendly (print 2-sided with flip on short edge): Daily Verses and Texts
6:00 – 6:40 pm
Introduction to Zen Meditation
If you are new to Zen meditation, or feel like you would benefit from further guidance. We offer zazen instruction, including posture suggestions, and some basic orientation to “Zen forms.” Please contact us beforehand to let us know that you will be attending.
7:00 – 8:30 pm
Zazen, Service, Dharma Talk & Discussion
On Tuesday evenings, we gather in our zendo at the Centre Congregational Church for 30 minutes of Zen meditation, followed by Service and a Dharma talk with discussion. We encourage you to contact us before you first attend and ask that you review our covid-19 protocols beforehand.
6:30 – 7:30 pm
Meditation and Recovery
Meditation and Recovery is a community of people whose lives have been touched by addiction. We welcome addicts, alcoholics, family, friends, providers, caretakers, and any other interested person. This weekly meeting features sitting meditation followed by discussion to support those in recovery from addictive substances and behavior patterns.
Everyone is Welcome, regardless of prior experience in meditation. Masking is optional for this program.
1:00 – 1:35 pm
Meditation for All Beings & Earth
Come join us for a silent outdoor meditation at the Wells Fountain outside the Brattleboro Memorial Library.
9:00 am – Noon
Once a month, we engage in an extended period of silent sitting, alternating between periods of sitting and walking meditation. Please sign up through link provided in our Newsletters if you would like to paritcipate.
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