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Announcements

Upcoming Events

Discussion: Reframing Shabbat and Mindfulness

Rev. Takafumi Kawakami, Vice-Abbot, Shunkou-in (Myoshin-ji, Kyoto) and Rabbi Gavriel Goldfeder (MIT Hillel), moderated by the Venerable Tenzin Priyadarshi
February 26, 2019, at 6pm.
Venue: MIT W11 Main Dining Room

More details forthcoming.

Co-sponsored by MIT Hillel, Prajnopaya at MIT, Buddhist Students Club.


Amplifying Compassion (on campus, and in our lives and world)

Rabbi Michelle Fisher (MIT Hillel) and the Venerable Tenzin Priyadarshi, moderated by Rabbi Gavriel Goldfeder (MIT Hillel)
March 12, 2019, at 6pm.
Venue: MIT W11 Main Dining Room

More details forthcoming.

Co-sponsored by MIT Hillel, Prajnopaya at MIT, Buddhist Students Club.


Envisioning a Better World: In Conversation with Wisdom Traditions

Rabbi Gavriel Goldfeder (MIT Hillel) and the Venerable Tenzin Priyadarshi
April 30, 2019, at 6pm.
Venue: MIT Room 2-105

More details forthcoming.

Co-sponsored by MIT Hillel, Prajnopaya at MIT, Buddhist Students Club.




Regular Activities

Weekly Club Meeting

Fridays, 6-7pm
Venue: Room 5-217

Our weekly meeting, with a period of meditation followed by open discussion. Open to anyone interested in practicing Buddhism or just curious about it.

Find Some Om Under the Dome

Mondays, 12pm-12:30pm
Venue: Barker Library (10-500) in the Dome Reading Room

Please join us for 30 minutes of silent meditation in the Barker reading room. Sit for a minute, or 30. Offered by the MIT Libraries. Please arrive promptly. Beginners welcome.

Prajnopaya (Off-Campus) Activities

Cyber Dharma: Teachings with the Venerable Tenzin Priyadarshi

Thursdays, 8pm-9:30pm. Check here to confirm schedule.
Venue: 44 Walker St., Cambridge, MA

Weekly teachings with The Venerable Tenzin Priyadarshi. When Venerable Tenzin is not on-campus in person, he teaches through live interactive webcast. Current texts for discussion are His Holiness the Dalai Lama's How to Expand Love and Acharya Shantideva's Guide to a Bodhisattva's Way of Life. Previous teachings have covered: Acharya Nagarjuna's Exposition on Bodhichitta, HH the Dalai Lama's The Art of Happiness, Patrul Rinpoche's Words of My Perfect Teacher, Foundations of Buddhism, and others.

Register here to receive updates on the Thursday Teachings.


Interesting Links

  • Videos from the Dalai Lama's visit in October 2012 can be found here and here.
  • The Buddhist Community now has a Library of Buddhist books. Stop by before or after the Thursday meditation to discuss borrowing.
  • The Benefits of Meditation, from the MIT News Office, about MIT and Harvard researchers finding a neurological benefit to meditation.
  • The Campus Chapel as an Interfaith Laboratory, in the Chronicle of Higher Education: The White House encourages colleges to bring religious communities together for interfaith services and conversation.
  • New links on our Media Gallery page!

Programs supported in part by the Office of Religious Life (MIT); Dean of Student Life (MIT); and Prajnopaya. On-campus activities sponsored by MIT GSC via the Buddhist Students Club.
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Welcome! The MIT Buddhist Community is a group of keen individuals interested in the study and practice of Buddhist meditation and Buddhist philosophy.

  • Led by MIT's Buddhist Chaplain, the Venerable Tenzin Priyadarshi, we participate in weekly teachings, regular meditation exercises, and periodic all-day retreats.
  • Undergraduates, graduate students, and alumni are all welcome!
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  • Events are also posted to the MIT Events Calendar ; do a quick-search for "buddhist".