Note: May 20th 2019 will be our last sitting until further notice. This will allow our teacher Andrew Furst to  recover from a serious illness.  For more on how you can help go here.

We welcome you to the Buddhist Meditation Group @ UUCR’s website.  We’d like to extend a heartfelt and open invitation to any and all who would like to experience and learn more about Buddhism and meditation.

Who You Are

We welcome anyone, at any age, with any religious background.  Some of you are probably in a questioning part of your life. Some of you are looking for a community of meditators. Some of you are looking for answers to questions you’re just starting to formulate about life, happiness, and being in the world. We’re here to help you explore the propositions and benefits of meditation and Buddhism.

Buddhism in the east, and probably  more so in the west, might be considered a practice for older people.  But this is absolutely not true.  The path of the Buddha is the path to happiness.  There is no minimum or maximum age limit on happiness.

We encourage and welcome youth of all ages to join us.

Communities Served

We serve the communities North of Boston, MA including Reading, North Reading, Lynnfield, Wilmington, Stoneham, Woburn, Wakefield and the surrounding area.

Weekly Meetings

We meet weekly in Reading Massachusetts at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Reading. You’ll find information about our Sangha, location, meeting times, and more on this website. Please see our schedule for more details. There is no cost to attend our meditation sessions, although donations for sustaining our work are greatly appreciated.

What We Do

It is our intention to provide meditation practices that are simple and expedient. They are meant to offer peace to our Sangha members and guests.  We hope that you might find peace in the Dharma though these efforts.

All are welcome.  There is no experience necessary.   A typical meeting includes the following activities:

  • Opening ceremony/invocation
  • Brief Dharma discussion
  • Guided Meditation
  • Qi-gong exercises
  • Meditation & Chanting practice
  • Closing (recitation of the Five Limitless Thoughts)

To contact us, please email Andrew Furst.