About us:

Prajnopaya at MIT, the Buddhist Community at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology was established in 2002 to develop and disseminate educational programs in Buddhist meditation and philosophy. We organize regular meditation retreats and study programs for the community at large.
Prajnopaya at MIT is under the auspices of the Office of Religious Life at MIT.


Director, Prajnopaya at MIT
Venerable Tenzin Priyadarshi

Administrative Staff
Christina English | e-mail: christina at MIT dot edu

Program Coordinators
Kai-yuh Hsiao, Nancy Boyce, and Melita Podesta

10 years of MIT Prajnopaya

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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 Event announcements are made on our Athena mailing list. (open to MIT affiliates and invited guests)
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  group The Google Group is used for quotes-of-the-day and general discussion.
  • facebook Join our Facebook group!.
  • Events are also posted to the MIT Events Calendar ; do a quick-search for "buddhist".