Dear Alumni,

The Buddhist Community at MIT is a non-sectarian and non-denominational organization fostering the practice and study of Buddha's teachings. We greatly appreciate your generous support and donation that help us fund public lectures, meditation retreats, and related events.

To make a contribution please contact Ven. Tenzin Priyadarshi through the Office of Religious Life at MIT.

Online contributions can be made through the MIT Giving Site (account #2737293).

Thank you again for your support and we look forward to your active involvement.

With Palms Together,

Tenzin Priyadarshi

Buddhist Monk

Article in Technology Review by Jim Rosen '79, MAR '82


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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!
  • mit list Events and regular meeting announcements are made on our "buddhism" Athena mailing list. Add yourself to list "buddhism" using the blanche command on Athena, or use the moira web portal here (MIT email addresses only; contact the student group leaders in person if you wish to receive announcements at a non-MIT address).
  • mit list Event announcements are also made on our (lower traffic) "dharma" mailing list (open to MIT affiliates and invited guests).
  • Non-MIT affiliates, please look into the Prajnopaya Institute for a larger organization to get involved with, or the Bodhimarga study group to focus on Buddhist study.
  • Events are occasionally posted to the MIT Events Calendar ; do a quick-search for "buddhist".