Walking the path of liberation together, we express our intimate connection with all beings. Sacramento Buddhist Meditation Group embraces inclusion and commits to a dharma practice that is available to persons of every race, ethnicity, nationality, class, gender, sexual orientation, age, and physical ability. We also welcome those who differ in ways we have yet to name. May all beings realize their true nature.
We seek to offer peace, wisdom and compassion in ourselves & the world around us.
We seek to reduce suffering for ourselves and for all beings.
We seek to provide a place of refuge and stability for the cultivation of mindfulness.
The Sacramento Buddhist Meditation Group was formed in January, 1991 as a service to the Sacramento community. Our purpose is to create and sustain a spiritual community (Sangha) and to serve the Sangha by introducing and supporting meditation practice. We provide opportunities to meet and work with trained Dharma teachers who offer a range of Buddhist practices and ideas.
Our central activity is a Sunday evening gathering which consists of a 40-minute silent meditation period followed by a talk by a visiting teacher or a Sangha member. It is our intention that presentations by Sangha members be based on their experience as students of meditation. We also regularly sponsor one-day meditation retreats. All Sangha activities are sustained through the practice of generosity (dana).
It is our ongoing intention to build a community which is safe, open, wholesome and healing in tone and which is democratic and non-hierarchical in structure. Sangha activities are organized by a “planning web” whose monthly meetings are open for participation or observation to anyone in the Sangha.