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:

  • Sat, Mar 11, 1pm
  • Mon, Apr 10, 7pm
  • Tue, May 2, 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

Music, Surprise, and the impact of Impermanence

Darryl guided our reflections on the Surprise of Impermanence this Sunday, drawing on excerpts from a talk by Carol Wilson, and using a musical recording to explore our shifting response to impermanence itself. Carol’s talk can be found here: https://dharmaseed.org/talks/73270/ You can listen to the music that was shared from Plum Village at this link:…

Inclining the Mind Towards What is Working

Surrounded by bad news, in media’s algorithmic echo chambers — how can we find and nurture the joy that is our birthright? The practice of Mudita gives us countless opportunities to savor happiness as we celebrate the good fortune of others.  And such cheering information is available if we seek it out.  Lorilee framed our discussion…

Beyond Self or NoSelf – new perspectives

Using excerpts from talks by dharma teacher Martin Aylward, as well as inviting sangha members to make some experiments, Michael guided our reflections on the Self/No-Self dichotomy – attempting to get beyond the usual philosophical positions and to investigate first hand the changing nature of our own experiences as they shine light on the very essence of our…