Awareness Sangha is a group of friends who meet
for meditation and discussion on Monday nights, 7:30 pm at the
Cambridge Friends Meeting House. (The Friends Meeting House
is located at 5 Longfellow Park, Cambridge, MA 02138) The format
is very relaxed and open— anyone interested in contemplative
practice is welcome!
the heart of these meditation sessions is the silent exploration
of what we refer to as Open Awareness. We all know what it means
to feel closed, limited, vulnerable, or separate. What is it
like to allow ourselves to return to our natural condition of
openness, presence, non-separateness and ease? This is what
we explore in our meetings.
who lead the meditations have known each other and been practicing
together for many years. They have all deeply explored a variety
of traditions— for some the Tibetan Buddhist practices
of Dzogchen or Mahamudra, for others the Indian traditions of
Yoga, or Advaita, or what is currently referred to as Nonduality.
all of these traditions ultimately point to the same truth,
the truth of our basic awareness or presence which is beyond
any tradition, practice or teaching. This is the presence we
share, and the presence we are, beyond words. This is what we
explore in our meetings.
group is unique in that there is no specific guiding teacher,
lama, or guru. We all meet as equals to question, share, and
inspire each other to explore the Open Awareness we most deeply
are. The meetings are suitable for newcomers as well as experienced
meditators, and all are very welcome.
call David at 617-297-2026
Directions and Parking
sit in silence for around 45 minutes, followed by discussion
for around 20 minutes. The silent sitting is interspersed perhaps
with some meditation instruction or a brief reading, a little
simple chanting or movement. Sitting posture is relaxed, either
on a meditation cushion or a bench. It's not a rigid practice-
move whenever you need to!
meet every Monday night, 7:30 pm at the Cambridge Friends Meeting
House. The Friends Meeting House is located at 5 Longfellow
Park, Cambridge, MA 02138. You can find a very good map here.
is available after 6:00 in the loop off of Brattle St. that
leads to the Friend's House, and there is a small lot in back
of the Friend's House for those with limited mobility.
that, parking is a little tricky in Cambridge (lots of "resident
only" signs), but you will find available parking on Mount
Auburn St. near Friend's House and on Brattle St. as you head
away from Harvard Square.
by the T is a great option, with the Friend's House being
a lovely 15 minute walk out of Harvard Square. If you find you
are running late, come anyway! The format is very relaxed and
open— anyone interested in contemplative practice is welcome.