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Welcome to the Burlington, Vermont Buddhist Sangha. We are a discussion and practice group primarily based in the Insight Meditation (vipassana) school of Buddhism.

We meet Sunday mornings from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Join us for meditation, dharma talk, discussion, and tea. You can find material from our past meetings in the Archive.

Due to concerns about COVID 19, our Sangha will be meeting online for the near future. The Burlington Area Buddhist Fellowship is primarily a group of long-term dharma practitioners who meet to study, discuss, and practice together. Given the constraints of the online format, it is challenging for those with no experience to join the online gatherings. 

If you are interested in joining, please email us and let us know the nature of your past training or study of the dharma and your daily practice.

If you are a beginner, we occasionally have six-week courses of study available that provide an avenue to join the conversation; let us know if you are interested in such a course.

The nature of a Sangha is to be inclusive and, we believe, to actively work toward equality. To that end, we have collected some resources which you may find useful regarding anti-racism on a dedicated page.

Recent talks

Four Truths, Tasks, or Vows

What are the Four Noble Truths? Buddhist practice epouses practice and insight, and yet the core teaching of the path is a short list of statements. How can we look at this teaching from another perspective? Perhaps the Truths are meant to be activity rather than philosophy. This week Eric played a talk by Stephen […]

How Nature reveals dharma

The natural world offers us readily accessible opportunities to become intimate with the wisdom and qualities we work so hard to cultivate in enclosed spaces. Bringing our bodies and our senses into the present, nature reveals the laws of dharma, things just as they are. Mark Coleman’s talk, “The Wisdom of Nature Practice,” presents a […]

Dharma & the Ancient Wisdom traditions

The time before, during, and after the teaching career of the Buddha were rich in other Wisdom traditions worldwide. Some of these can shed light on the dharma with implications for a richer practice. Michael guided our discussion of these intersections this week and their possible potential. Some quotes from the talk and discussion: Lost […]