Buddah statue at Duke Gardens

Please click here for:
A Special Message in Response to Racism and Acts of Violence
and in Support of “May We Gather”,
A National Buddhist Memorial Ceremony for Asian American Ancestors
Tuesday, May 4, 7 pm, Eastern Daylight Time

Corona Virus (COVID-19) Update

As we face the changing conditions of the COVID-19 pandemic, we have shifted from in-person meetings to holding sangha online by Zoom. We will be doing this for Wednesday evening meetings and also for Monday and Thursday morning meditation. You do not need a Zoom account to participate.

Each week we send email invitations for these Zoom meetings. We have two email lists, one for Wednesday evening sangha, and one for Monday and Thursday morning meditation.

If you haven’t been receiving email invitations for these meetings and would like to participate, please go to our Schedule page and use the forms to sign up for one or both email lists: (1) Wednesday evening sangha; (2) Monday and Thursday morning meditation. If you have questions or experience difficulty with the forms or instructions, please contact us at [email protected].

During these challenging times, it can be especially important to come together to practice, hold space, and care for each other. This care rests in our practice of non-harming, and recognizing the current need for social distancing, we believe this shift to Zoom is one way to help protect all in our beloved community.

While we will miss our usual gatherings, the care and connection we share extend far beyond the walls of our meeting room. Potentially, this change might even allow those unable to attend sangha in person to join us in practice.

During these difficult times, let us appreciate the sense of community we have formed over the years, accessing its potential for greater strength and deeper connection. May we greet these current challenges as an opportunity to offer patience, compassion, and care, and together may we realize the fruits of our spiritual practice.