The Boston Dharma Punx (DPX) meet weekly to meditate and share our personal experiences with meditation and Buddhist principles. Our meetings are peer-led. Everyone is welcome to join us regardless of their meditation experience.

There are no teachers and there is no hierarchy. We encourage members to: lead meditation, facilitate meetings and serve on our steering committee. We seek to provide space for authentic expression and civil disagreement. Everything is part of our practice.

We support the meditation retreat practice of our members through the DPX Boston fund. Donations to the DPX Boston fund are appreciated but not expected. Our meetings are always free.

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About Us

Boston Dharma Punx was formed in 2009. The group got it’s name from the book Dharma Punx published in 2003. The Boston Dharma Punx are not affiliated with any other organization or individual. Many Dharma Punx groups exist around the world with no affiliation to each other except that we share the same name.

We meet every Sunday at 4pm for meditation and discussion 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

DPX Guest Teacher – Lama Rod Owens

Sunday July 14, Dharma Punx Boston, South Boston Yoga, 36W West Broadway, Boston, MA

Free and not to be missed! Read more about Lama Rod Owens here: https://www.lamarod.com 

The Path of Peace & Freedom: Spring Insight Meditation Retreat – With Sayadaw U Inndaka, Chris Crotty, & May Myint Oo

June 6-13, 2019 (Thursday to Thursday)

Insight Meditation Center of Newburyport
West Newbury, MA

Residential: $630 (basic); $770 (mid-level); $980 (sustaining)
Commuter: $350 (basic); $490 (mid-level); $560 (sustaining)
Saturday only: $90

For more information: http://bostonmeditationcenter.org/day-programs/residential-retreats/

Compassionate Awareness – with Matthew Daniel

Saturday , June 22 , 1:00-4:30pm, The Arlington Center, 369 Mass Ave, Arlington MA

$35. Base, $45 Sustaining, $55 contributing

for more information or to register https://bostonmeditationcenter.org/day-programs/

The Dharma Life: Exploring The Eightfold Path, Integrated Meditation & Study Retreat with Chris Crotty

September 19-22, Angels Rest Retreat Center, Leyden, MA

$390. Base, $440. Sustaining, $490. Supporting

For more information or to register https://bostonmeditationcenter.org/day-programs/

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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Other Resources

DPX Boston encourages all members to attend meetings, workshops, classes and retreats to both deepen personal practice and enrich our community as a whole.
The DPX Boston Fund covers up to fifty percent of tuition for any; workshop, class or retreat approved by the steering committee for any of our members unable to attend otherwise. 

Local centers, many offer retreats, classes and workshops 

Boston Meditation Center, meets Thursdays from 7:15-8:30 at Karma Yoga, 1120 Massachusetts Avenue, Harvard Square, Cambridge, MA 02138: bostonmeditationcenter.org

Cambridge Insight Meditation Center Cambridge,MA: cambridgeinsight.org

Natural Dharma Fellowship Cambridge, MA: naturaldharma.org

Cambridge Zen Center Cambridge, MA: cambridgezen.org

Boston Center for Contemplative Practice Newton, MA: thebccp.com

The Arlington Center, Arlington, MA: Arlingtoncenter.org

Insight Meditation Center Pioneer Easthampton, MA: insightpv.org

Insight Meditation Society Barre, MA: dharma.org

Barre Center for Buddhist Studies Barre, MA: buddhistinquiry.org

Kripalu, Stockbridge, MA: kripalu.org

Wonderwell Mountain Refuge, Springfield NH: wonderwellrefuge.org

Milrepa Center VT: milrepacenter.org

Vermont Insight VT: vermontinsight.org

Copper Beech Institute West Hartford, CT: cooperbeechinstitute.org

Garrison Institute Garrison, NY: garrisoninstitute.org

Omega Institute Rhinebeck,NY: eomega.org

Dharma Drum Pine Bush NY: dharmadrumretreat.org

Blue Cliff Monastery Pine Bush NY: bluecliffmonastery.org

Zen Mountain Monastery Mt. Tremper, NY: zmm.org

The Bhavana Society Washington, DC: bhavanasociety.org

George Haas Los Angeles, CA: mettagroup.org

George offers a $35. monthly subscription to his daily meditation conference call

For Those In Recovery

Refuge Recovery Boston is a recovery group offering a Buddhist-inspired path to freedom from addiction. https://www.facebook.com/refugeboston/

The following Refuge Recovery meetings are held throughout the Boston area:

  • Wednesdays from 7:30pm – 9:00pm at the University Lutheran Church, 66 Winthrop St., Cambridge, MA (Harvard Square)
  • Fridays from 7:30pm- 9:00pm at the University Lutheran Church, 66 Winthrop St., Cambridge, MA (Harvard Square)
  • Saturdays from 11:00am – 12:30pm at First Church Somerville, 89 College Ave, Somerville, MA (Davis Square)
  • Sundays from 6:00pm – 7:30pm at the Divine Recovery Center, 70 Devine Way, Boston, MA

Meetings may include meditation, sharing, or book study. For more information, check out the Facebook Page. For more information about Refuge Recovery, check out RefugeRecovery.org.

Rebel Recovery is a 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.

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