Zen Arts with Allan Sosei Palmer

image003On Thursday, November 3, at 7:30 PM in the Chapel of First Parish, 20 Lexington Road in Concord, Jhamtse Buddhist Center will host the second of a series on “Zen Arts,” welcoming Allan Sosei Palmer to demonstrate Japanese tea ceremony.

Allan, a practitioner and teacher for forty-four years, will integrate tea with related elements of aesthetics, kindness, and engagement with others, in a journey onto one path of Buddhist meditation. Tea ceremony – the mindful preparation and sharing of a cup of tea – has deep roots in China and Japan, where, as Chado, or the “way of tea” it became a meditative art associated with Zen practice.

Kyudo in Concord, The Art of Zen Archery

Kyudo_archers_600x900On Thursday, October 6 from 7:30-9pm at First Parish in Concord, MA, Don Seckler will demonstrate the Zen art of Kyudo in Concord.

Kyudo is a movement practice, like yoga, in which the condition of the body reflects, and is a means of observing and working with, mind, balance, and focus. In a larger sense, it is a way of approaching the Dharma, facilitating work with expectation, attachment, evenness of attention, dignity, and compassion.

Geshe Dondup Tsering: September Visit

Geshe Dondup

Geshe Dondup Tsering will be visiting the Concord sangha for two weeks in September. Geshe-la will be teaching on meditation and related subjects, and it’s sure to be a great experience for both newcomers to Buddhism and seasoned practitioners. Geshe-la visited us last year and we enjoyed some very entertaining and thought-provoking discussions. We will meet in the Chapel at First Parish, Concord, MA, and all are welcome.

Please join us!

Concord Sangha Guest Teachings with Geshe Dondup Tsering
Wednesday, Sept 7, 9:30-11am
Thursday, Sept 8, 7:30-9pm
Wednesday, Sept 14, 9:30-11am
Thursday, Sept 15, 7:30-9pm

Where: First Parish in Concord, 20 Lexington Rd., Concord, MA 01742
Questions? Email concordsangha@gmail.com

The Eightfold Path with Kate Lila Wheeler

Kate Lila Wheeler will be teaching at the Thursday Evening Sangha Group in Concord on the Eightfold Path. This is part of a series of talks on the topic — we are somewhere around right effort, right mindfulness, and right concentration.

This has been a highly interactive teaching, with plenty of discussion and idea sharing. Practitioners who are accustomed to a more traditional lecture followed by Q&A may find this a welcome, refreshing change. While the knowledge from the series is cumulative, it is not necessary to have attended the previous teachings.

Please join us!

Teaching: The Eightfold Path with Kate Lila Wheeler
When: June 23, 2016 | 7:30pm – 9pm
Where: First Parish in Concord, 20 Lexington Rd., Concord, MA 01742
Questions? Email concordsangha@gmail.com

Love & Compassion: A Buddhist Perspective

Afternoon teachings from Geshe Pema Dorjee

photo of Geshe Pema Dorjee

“A meaningful life and happiness is the direct effect of love and compassion.”

Teaching: "Love & Compassion – A Buddhist Perspective"
When: Sunday, February 14th 2016. Talks at 1pm and 3pm.
Where: The Multifaith Center at Houghton Chapel, Wellesley College, 106 Central St., Wellesley, MA

Join us on Sunday, February 14th at 1pm and/or 3pm, all are welcome at both or either talk.
Refreshments before, between, and after talks.

Sponsored by Jhamtse Buddhist Center & Wellesley College Buddhist Community

More Info: bit.ly/love21416
Questions? Email Veronica or call 781.283.2171

Compassion in Action During Difficult Times

Renowned Tibetan Monk to Visit MetroWest and Worcester, Massachusetts


Geshe Dondup Tsering is visiting in the MetroWest and Worcester area in July 2015, under the sponsorship of Jhamtse International, an Acton-based nonprofit that sponsors Jhamtse Gatsal Children’s Community in an ethnically Tibetan area of Northeast India. This Doctor of Buddhist Philosophy will be available through a series of events across the area. Make time to meet this joyful, funny, accomplished, and compassionate teacher, who generously offers his knowledge, wisdom, and experiences of the Buddhist philosophy.

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