First Time Visitors

Please note that we meet on Monday nights at 7:00 PM, (first timers please arrive at least 10-15 minutes early to get acquainted and check out the space) Let someone know that you are a first timer. Someone will help you get settled in.

Our sangha is peer led, and combines practices from different Buddhist traditions. We do not have a resident teacher, although we invite guest teachers to visit throughout the year. We do not have a required creed or belief system. Our group consists of many people who follow different traditions. Some consider themselves Buddhist and others do not so the sangha is considered non-sectarian since no one sect or doctrine prevails.

We are open and welcoming to new visitors. You need not be a Buddhist or want to become one to be with us. All ages, sexual orientations, and abilities welcome.  Many people come weekly in order to practice meditation with our group and we all benefit from supporting each other’s practice.

Before your first visit, please check the other sections of our website, particularly the How to Meditate section. Most of what we do is seated meditation and we ask that all visitors, even observers, participate in meditation. There are benches for those who need them and we do not require anyone to sit on the floor if they are not able to do so. If you have a cushion you prefer, feel free to bring it with you. During the fall and winter months, it can get a bit chilly in the room, so bring a shawl or blanket to keep comfortable

Dress comfortably. Darker clothing is best since it does not distract. Please do not wear strong scents, noisy jewelry or otherwise cause distractions. Please turn off your cell phone and other electronic devices that make noise. We are creating a place for all to be at ease and settle down so anything you can do to support that is appreciated. If you have any questions please contact us – Note: Email may not be monitored daily so for immediate assistance calling is best, please leave a message.

Several members at a Blue Sky Meditation Retreat
Meditation Hall has both benches and cushions
If you have a cushion you prefer, feel free to bring it with you.