Nyinthün: Sunday Morning Meditation

Online and in-person – Sundays from 9 AM till 12 PM.

See the 2024 schedule here

For online practice. Please join online practice through Zoom URL:

Nyinthün is open to all and there is no need to register. Participants can arrive and leave as they wish, but please do so during walking meditation as much as possible. The Gatekeeper will guide you about entering the meditation hall.


Nyinthün is a weekly group practice of sitting and walking meditation held every Sunday morning. The practice begins and ends with a short set of traditional group chants and includes a dharma reading and a practice of compassion for those who have instruction in Tonglen.

People of all levels of practice experience are always welcome.

When the Sunday falls within a day of the new or full moon, the group will practice the Sadhana of Mahamudra during the last hour of Nyinthun. These dates are listed in the schedule above.

Meditation Instruction is available upon request, usually during walking mediations. These are short personal meetings to address questions for both new and experienced meditators.

The power of group meditation
The group practice of Nyinthün is a special opportunity to extend and deepen and one’s meditation. Being supported and carried by the energy of group practice helps us to stay with the practice in an uplifted and supportive environment. This energy inspires our own practice further than short daily sessions alone can do. The deepening of our personal practice afforded by Nyinthun in turn gives momentum to our regular daily practice.

Nyinthün may be experienced in its entirety, and people are also free to join and leave the practice as they need.

The older I get, the more drawn I am to longer periods of retreat, yet I know that spending months in solitude isn’t realistic for many people. You could, however, meditate each day and do daylong or weekend retreats whenever possible. If you can take more time, I certainly encourage you to do so. The main point is to make solitude a part of your life.

– Pema Chodron
“Cutting ties – the fruits of solitude”

Health & Accessibility: In-person participants agree to follow the current pandemic safety policy. Additionally, we ask you to limit the use of scented products, as many people have chemical sensitivities. Note that our building is not wheelchair accessible

FAQ Common questions might be answered on our FAQ page.

If you’re coming for the first time, we welcome you as our guest. After that please consider making a donation. Please practice generosity at the level that feels most appropriate. Your donations support programs such as this and promote a bright, caring, and brave environment of dharma practice.

Donate via:

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venmo: @ShambhalaBoston0015 (use 0015 if it asks you to confirm a phone number) and mention “Nyinthun” or “Sunday Sitting” in the memo.