Founded in 2009, Boston Dharma Punx are a community of rebellious natured people who have found solace in the search from within. Our practice is based on the teachings of Noah Levine, Theravadan Buddhist teacher and author, who correlates the outer rebellion in punk rock to the inner rebellion the original Buddha talked about 2,500 years ago.

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About Us

Join us every Sunday at 4pm for our weekly meditation and discussion.

No meditation experience, religious affiliation, or anything else required… show up, sit down, and practice with a great group of people. We’re a peer-facilitated group; no gurus, teachers, or dogma here. Just a bunch of misfits, punks, and general malcontents that have found a better way to rebel and want to share that with others.

We meditate and destroy at South Boston Yoga, located at 36 W Broadway St. in Boston, right across from the Broadway T stop. For more information, send an email to bostondharmapunx@gmail.com or join our Facebook Group.

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Latest News

Retreats

September 21-24 at the Garrison Institute in Garrison, NY
Self-therapy: Befriending and healing the wounds of the emotional mind
Teachers: Jessica Morey and Josh Korda
Cost: Commuter – $390, Dorm – $480, Double – $525, Single – $585
Limited scholarships available for healthcare workers and educators
garrisoninstitute.org

September 23, 12:30pm-4pm at the Arlington Center in Arlington, MA
Awakened Heart: Integrating Wisdom and Compassion (Half day retreat)
Teacher: Chris Crotty
Cost: $35 plus dana
againstthestreamboston.org

October 6-9 at Angel’s Rest in Leydon, MA
Quiet Mind, Open Heart: Autumn Insight Meditation Retreat
Teacher: Chris Crotty
Cost: Camping – $330, Scholarship – $395, Sustaining – $450, Supporting – $495
againstthestreamboston.org

October 12-15 at Won Dharma Meditation Center in Claverack, NY
5th Annual DharmaPunx NYC Autumn Retreat
Teachers: Josh Korda, Melissa McKay and Kathy Cherry
Cost: Single Room – $590, Double Room – $375, Quad Room – $345 (for male identified people)
Facebook Event

October 14, 1:30pm-5pm at the Arlington Center in Arlington, MA
Practicing Unsafe Dharma: Ethics, Sex and the bodhisattva attitude (Half day retreat)
Teacher: Lama Rod Owens
Cost: $35 plus dana
againstthestreamboston.org

October-November
Cultivating Kindness: The Power & Protection of Metta, Online Meditation Course
Teacher: Chris Crotty
Cost: Scholarship – $99, Sustaining – $150, Supporting – $200
againstthestreamboston.org

November 4-5 at the Rockaway Summer House in Rockaway Beach, NY
Attachment & Nonattachment Weekend Retreat
Teachers: Bhante Suddhāso and George Haas
mettagroup.org

Fees for retreats do not include voluntary donations to teachers (dana)

Scholarship Fund

If you’d like to apply for a Boston Dharma Punx scholarship for any of the retreats listed above, please speak with the meeting facilitator or our treasurer.

If you’d like to contribute to the Boston Dharma Punx scholarship fund,
please donate here.

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Affiliated Groups

Against the Stream Boston offers weekly teacher-led meditation and dharma talks, as well as daylong and residential retreats with guiding teacher Chris Crotty. Weekly classes are held every Thursday from 7:15 to 8:30pm at Karma Yoga in Harvard Square, 1120 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge.

Refuge Recovery Boston is a weekly recovery meeting offering a Buddhist-inspired path to freedom from addiction.  Meetings are held Wednesdays from 7:30 – 9pm at The Democracy Center, 45 Mt. Auburn Street in Cambridge. Meetings include a period of meditation, book study, and open discussion. For more information, check out the Facebook Page.  For more information about Refuge Recovery, check out RefugeRecovery.org.

Rebel Recovery is an unaffiliated recovery meeting held every Monday from 7:45 to 9:00pm at South Boston Yoga, 36 W Broadway St. in Boston. The format includes a period of meditation, a speaker, and open discussion. All are welcome.