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Welcome to the Burlington, Vermont Buddhist Sangha. Our group’s practice is based in the Insight Meditation (vipassana) school of Buddhism, but everyone is welcome.

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.

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.

Due to concerns about COVID19, our Sangha will be meeting online for the near future. You can join us by clicking the link in our weekly email. Please email us at burlingtonbuddhist@gmail.com to inquire about being added to the list.

Recent talks

Socially engaged Buddhism = Seeing the Interdependence of all life

Ginny guided our session this Sunday, drawing on readings and teachings from Thich Nhat Hanh and others on the importance of Socially Engaged Buddhism. The hour is striking so close above me, so clear and sharp,that all my senses ring with it.I feel it now: there’s a power in meto grasp and give shape to […]

The space of presence

A great gift of practice is the ability to cultivate presence, a space in which we can meet our experience with a real attention that brings deep connection and fulfillment. This Sunday, Andrea guided our reflections, drawing on Tara Brach’s exploration on this topic. Tara’s talk is available here: https://www.tarabrach.com/gift-to-the-soul-the-space-of-presence-4/ During the talk, Tara read a poem […]

Dharma in our wider world

Matters like COVID, political¬†uncertainty, police violence and the like often seem remote from the meditation cushion and the world view of the Buddha. And yet the connections between dharma, pain, grief, effective action, and social challenges can be clearly drawn, as they are in an end-of-retreat dharma talk by Michele MacDonald and Jesse Maceo Vega-Frey […]