Wednesday Dharma Gathering

In-person – Wednesdays, 7pm – 8:30pm
See the 2024 series here

Wednesday Dharma Gatherings are open to community and newcomers alike.

These gatherings draw on the sangha – the third jewel of Buddhism – as a refuge and support for waking up. Depending on the week a presenter might share a key point from the classical Buddhist teachings, a memorable passage from a dharma text, a challenge or inspiration they are working with in their own path, or an exploration of putting the teachings into daily life.

The view of Shambhala is about whole-hearted engagement in life, i.e meditation in action, not separating one’s life into spiritual and secular. So how do we dig in fully and apply the teachings to our everyday lives? What can we learn from one another on the path?

Conversations will be grounded in the experience of meditation in action

Each evening includes: Brief meditation instruction and 10-20 minutes of practice, a short presentation on a dharma topic, and 30-45 minutes of open discussion

These Open House Dharma Gatherings are each Wednesday from 7-8:30pm in person at the Boston Shambhala Center.

Registration is not required – just come by. All are welcome!


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:

Donation Page
venmo: @ShambhalaBoston0015 (use 0015 if it asks you to confirm a phone number) and mention “Wednesday” or “Open House” in the memo.