Ongoing meetings of secular Buddhist groups and sanghas

USA

Secular Buddhist Network’s Monthly Online Discussion Group

Third Thursday of each month online • 3:00 pm –4:30 pm Eastern U.S. time

An online group for practitioners interested in developing a secular approach to the dharma
The group meeting includes a short period of meditation followed by an exploration and discussion of issues related to a secular approach to the dharma.

For more information or to join, click here.

 

Secular Buddhist Network’s Weekly Online Meditation Group

Every Sunday  • 11:00 am – 11:40 am Eastern U.S. time

An online meditation group for secular Buddhists
Each meeting of the group lasts about 40 minutes. The group starts with a brief welcome and introduction (2-5 minutes), followed by a 30-minute silent meditation, and close with a short poem, metta meditation or other reading (2-5 minutes).

For more information or to join, click here.

 

Secular Buddhist Association Online Practice Circle
2nd & 4th Sundays of each month • 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm U.S. Central time

The U.S. Secular Buddhist Association Practice circle is an online meditation and discussion community. We meet via video conference on the second and fourth Sundays of each month. Practice circle is free to attend, and everyone is welcome.

https://secularbuddhism.org/attending-practice-circle

 

Sati Sangha Daily Online Group
9:00 am –10:00 am U.S. Pacific Time

The daily meditation group provide participants with an opportunity to practice Reflective Meditation as a refuge, and a time for daily connection.

For more information, click here.


New Zealand

One Mindful Breath (New Zealand) – Two groups

Every Monday online • 19:30–20:30 New Zealand time

Online, meditating, together, secular
Whether you’re in New Zealand or elsewhere, you practice on your own or are part of a group, if you’re wanting additional support for your practice you’re welcome to take part in these online secular Buddhist practice sessions with members of One Mindful Breath, Wellington’s secular dharma practice community.

http://www.onemindfulbreath.org.nz/events/monday-online

Every Wednesday in person • 19:30–21:30 New Zealand time

Face to face meetings of a secular dharma community
Meetings are held every Wednesday at 7.30pm at the Wellington Friends Centre and everyone is welcome. One Mindful Breath is a secular dharma practice community in Wellington, Aotearoa New Zealand. We run weekend retreats and weekly evening meditation sessions on a Wednesday.

https://www.facebook.com/OneMindfulBreath/


England

Exeter Meditation Circle 
Mondays • 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm GMT

Mindful meditation & enquiry within a secular Buddhist framework
Currently we start with a 15 minute guided mindful meditation (zazen) followed by a brief discussion about anything that arises in the meditation. There is then a 20 minute silent meditation, another brief discussion, and then we focus on a particular topic or question about Buddhist practice (often including a brief Dharma talk). We finish with another short silent meditation.

For more details contact: j.danvers@exeter.ac.uk


Germany

Open Meeting of Secular Buddhism

Every two weeks on Thursday online • 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm Germany time

Open meeting of (secular) Buddhism is an online discussion and question and answer session for beginners and experienced people.
The meeting is part of the activities of the Secular Buddhist Network of Germany, We exchange ideas with each other about secular Buddhist topics and meditation and our experiences in the implementation in everyday life. We also discuss questions from the participants and support each other

https://buddhastiftung.org/events/offenes-treffen-saekularer-buddhismus-online/


A secular dharma

Our group YouTube channel explores the relationship between Buddhism, dharma, and the modern world. We are looking at what secular Buddhism or secular dharma means in contemporary times.

We are graduates of the Bodhi College two year Secular Dharma course, run by Stephen Batchelor, but the videos here are our own musings and interpretations on the concepts introduced on that course, alongside a wide variety of other sources from philosophy, art, science, information technology, and other ideas and frameworks we think may be relevant.

The aim is to try to find out what the dharma is, how can it be defined? and to explore connections with ideas that were not available when Gautama expounded his thoughts.

This channel and forum are called secular dharma but we are not convinced that this is the right name as dharma is hardly an everyday term in the west so secular dharma is a working title.

Contact email address: garydean@okusi.id



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