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. The first meeting of every month is held in-person. Join us for meditation, dharma talk, discussion, and tea. You can find material from our past meetings in the Archive.

The Burlington Area Buddhist Fellowship is primarily a group of long-term dharma practitioners who meet to study, discuss, and practice together.

If you are an experienced practitioner and would like to join us for our weekly Sunday meetings, please email us and let us know the nature of your past training or study of the dharma and your daily practice. Most of our gatherings are online, and this format makes it challenging for those with no experience to join our discussions. 

If you are a beginner and are curious about Buddhist practice and study, we offer a monthly drop-in session led by a member of the Sangha. We will discuss how our Sangha fits into the diverse world of Buddhist practice and will also offer instruction and guided meditation on a specific practice. Sessions will last from one hour to 90 minutes and are held online. The next sessions are scheduled for:

  • Thurs, July 20, 7:30pm
  • Tues, Aug 22, 7:30pm

If you are interested in joining these sessions, please sign up using the form below and we will send you a reminder along with the link before each session. All courses and sessions are offered freely, but donations are accepted.

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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

Nature’s beauty and our vulnerability

In the beauty and poignancy of spring we can become deeply aware of the beauty of the changes around us. Can we take in this beauty in a way that helps us accept the natural changes of our mind-body and the mind-bodies around us as another deeply beautiful process? One that could bring us to…

Generosity’s gifts to those who give

In the Buddha’s opinion, the practice of gratitude and generosity, while not always easy, is “beautiful in the beginning, beautiful in the middle, and beautiful in the end.” The variety of forms that gratitude takes can be remarkable.  Giving to a charity or to a person on the street may be what first come to…

Wisdom and Energy

Meditation offers us many benefits, and at the top of the list are Wisdom and Energy.  Wisdom may come in small increments or spectacular insights.  But in either case it requires sustained energy.  Wisdom may reveal to us that energy is finite and fluctuant, and needs to be shepherded carefully and cultivated with patience and…