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, Spiritual, and Ethical Life at MIT.


Director, Prajnopaya at MIT
Venerable Tenzin Priyadarshi

Administrative Staff
Linda Krause | e-mail: lkrause at MIT dot edu

Program Coordinators
Kai-yuh Hsiao, Karthik Dinakar, Dhaval Ajodha, Tenzin Ukyab, Sean Dae Houlihan, Maple Wang, Maximillian Langenkamp

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 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".