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Ekoji Buddhist Sangha

This temple houses a multi-denominational community of Buddhist and Buddhist-inspired groups, including Jodo-Shin Pure Land, Vipassana, Kagyu Tibetan, Zen, Meditative Inquiry, Bon Tibetan, and Shambhala. All are open to the public. Brief meditation instruction is also offered.


Cost? No. Special clothing/equipment needed? No. Wheelchair accessible? Yes.

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Mindfulness and Meditation Meet-Up

An informal group that meets each Sunday morning at Maymont Park when the weather is favorable and at a yoga studio when not. The group also has other activities, including book groups and movie nights. Brief meditation instruction is offered.

Cost? No. Special clothing/equipment needed? Yes. Wheelchair accessible? Yes.

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Diamond Way Buddhism Meet-Up

The Diamond Way Buddhism (Sanskrit: Vajrayana) offers the modern world: "Effective methods that lead to a direct experience of mind," as explained by Lopon Tsechu Rinpoche, one of the most experienced teachers of Tibetan Buddhism. All are welcome at any level of experience. Brief meditation instruction is offered.

Cost? No. Special clothing/equipment needed? No. Wheelchair accessible? Unknown.

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Contemplative Prayer

Silent prayer and meditation followed by teachings and group dialogue. Meets Tuesday mornings at St. Stephen's Episcopal Church.

Cost? No. Special clothing/equipment needed? No. Wheelchair accessible? Yes. For more information contact milliebcain<at>icloud<dot>com

Mindfulness Meditation for Richmond

Practice groups, silent meditation retreats, 1:1 coaching, and other offerings are available. MMR is led by two individuals trained at the Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC. Groups meet in a Fall Series, Winter Series, and Spring Series of 6 sessions each.

Cost? No. Special clothing/equipment needed? No. Wheelchair accessible? No.

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Family Mindfulness Meditation

This group, for children (up to 12 years) and their parents, practices various exercises in mindfulness, and uses games to nurture children's innate ability to look and listen with beginner's mind. Meets Sundays once a month. More details here.

Cost? No. Special clothing/equipment needed? No. Wheelchair accessible? Yes.

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Teen Mindfulness Meditation

This group offers an opportunity for teens aged 13-18 years to develop present moment awareness together through various mindfulness practices. Teens can learn navigation tools for turning life challenges into opportunities for wisdom and compassion. Meets Sundays once a month. More details here.

Cost? No. Special clothing/equipment needed? No. Wheelchair accessible? Yes.

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