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First Parish Meditation Group

Buddhist Sittings and Support in Arlington

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About Us

We are a Buddhist meditation group affiliated with First Parish, but open to all – including non-UUs and non-Buddhists! We hold drop-in meditations twice a week; we support ongoing discussion groups for those with a regular practice; and we sponsor events throughout the year, such as a summer service at First Parish. We are run by a volunteer committee called the Coordinating Circle and maintain a mailing list of about 90 people. Please join us!

Drop-in Sittings

  • Mondays 6:00 pm at First Parish
  • Sundays 9:00 am at West Medford Community Center

We sit silently for 35 minutes in the style of Vipassana (Insight) Buddhist meditation. Beginners are welcome. (Please note that this is an unguided meditation.) By focusing on mind/body sensations in meditation, it is possible to become more mindful in daily life. We meet year round, including most holidays. Usually 4-10 people attend. Chairs are provided. If you prefer to sit on a cushion or bench, please feel free to bring one.

Mondays, 6:00 pm at First Parish
A facilitator unlocks the door at 6:00 pm and rings the bell promptly at 6:15 pm
We end at 6:50 pm. Enter through the door closest to the parking lot/library. Go up the stairs and through the door to the Damon Room.

Sundays, 9:00 am at West Medford Community Center
A facilitator unlocks the door at 9:00 am and rings the bell promptly at 9:10 am. We end at 9:45 am

The West Medford Community Center is located at 111 Arlington Street, Medford
Go up the stairs, (or take the elevator,) to the second floor - we are in the room at the top of the stairs.

For those who already have a regular meditation/mindfulness practice, we have three ongoing groups that meet one Sunday night each month for Buddhist-themed support and discussion. These groups are peer-led and meet at members’ homes in and around Arlington. There is a waiting list to join one of these groups. For more information, contact Lynn Rosenbaum below.

Mailing list
If you would like to join our email list for occasional news and updates, please send your name and email address to Lynn Rosenbaum below. If you also want to be included on our contact list, which gets circulated among members, please mention this and include your phone number.

For more information:
Contact Lynn Rosenbaum at 781-646-0313 or meditation @



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