Not all Buddhist traditions get together to practice sitting meditation (some emphasize devotional chant, social service, or encourage members to meditate on their own), but all traditions engage in regular coomunity gatherings for the study and practice of mindfulness.

Listed on this page are those local sanghas who do meet to meditate on a weekly basis and are open to the public. They are organized by day. Follow any links for more information.

 

Mondays

8:00 am — Mud Lotus Sangha

13 E. Tulane Rd., Columbus, Ohio 43202

Meditation on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays, 8:00–8:45 a.m. 20min. meditation followed by a short sutra service and Dharma sharing. A beautiful way to start the day

Updates on facebook here

6:30 pm — Diamond Way Sangha

Meets Mondays at 6:30pm.

199 E. Weber Rd. Columbus Ohio, 43202

More information here.

7:00 pm — Refuge Recovery

A mindfulness-based addiction recovery program and community, Refuge Recovery meets every Monday evening at 7:00 pm at the Center for Pragmatic Buddhism, 1200 W 5th Ave #104 in Grandview. Meetings consist of guided meditation, reading, and sharing.

Tuesdays

8:00 am — Mud Lotus Sangha

13 E. Tulane Rd., Columbus, Ohio 43202

Meditation on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays, 8:00–8:45 a.m. 20min. meditation followed by a short sutra service and Dharma sharing. A beautiful way to start the day

Updates on facebook here

7:00 pm — Zen Columbus Sangha

Meets at the First Unitarian Universalist Church, 93 W. Weisheimer, Columbus, Ohio 43214

Meditation and sutra service on Saturdays, 8:30–9:45 a.m. and Tuesdays, 7:00–8:15 p.m.

More information here

7:15 pm — Blue Heron Sangha

Meets at Martin De Porres Center, 2330 Airport Dr., Columbus, Ohio 43219

Meditation at 7:15 p.m. followed by Dharma study and community, ending at 9:00 p.m.

More information here

Wednesdays

8:00 am — Mud Lotus Sangha

13 E. Tulane Rd., Columbus, Ohio 43202

Meditation on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays, 8:00–8:45 a.m. 20min. meditation followed by a short sutra service and Dharma sharing. A beautiful way to start the day

Updates on facebook here

7:00 pm — Shambhala Center of Columbus

4495 Indianola Ave., Columbus, Ohio 43214

Meditation every Wednesday, 7:00–8:00 p.m. and Sunday, 10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.

More information here

7:00 pm — Theravada Practice Group

Meets at Wat Buddhasamakidham, 3296 Watkins Rd., Columbus, Ohio 43207

Wednesdays at 7:00 p.m. Chanting for about 20 minutes, followed by meditation for 20 to 30 minutes with the resident monks of Wat Buddhasamakidham

More information here

7:30 pm — Central Ohio Center for Pragmatic Buddhism

1200 W. 5th Ave. #104, Grandview, Ohio 43212

Meets every Sunday morning at 9:30 a.m. and every Wednesday evening at 7:30 p.m. for silent meditation and sutra readings

More information here

 

Thursdays

7:00 pm — Bliss Run Sangha

Meets at Unity Church, 4211 Maize Rd., Columbus, Ohio 43224

Guided relaxation and meditation starting at 7:00 p.m. There is a new member orientation at 6:30 p.m.

More information here

7:00 pm — Open Sangha

Meets at The Columbus Space for Alternative Self Expression, 180 Outerbelt St., Columbus, Ohio 43213.

Meditation between 7:00–7:20 p.m., followed by a dharma talk and social time.

More information here

 

Fridays

There are currently no scheduled sittings on Fridays

Saturdays

8:30 am — Zen Columbus Sangha

Meets at the First Unitarian Universalist Church, 93 W. Weisheimer, Columbus, Ohio 43214

Meditation and sutra service on Saturdays, 8:30–9:45 a.m. and Tuesdays, 7:00–8:15 p.m.

More information here

9:15 am — Buddhist Bodhi Association of Columbus

5208 Dierker Rd., Columbus, Ohio 43220
bodhibuddhistcolumbus@gmail.com

Meditation and Dharma study every Saturday: 9:15 – 10 English early study group, 10:05 – 11 Meditation, 11 – 12 Dharma discussion & study in English, 1:30 – 3:10 Dharma discussion & study in Chinese, 3:10 – 3:30 Meditation, 3:30 – 4:30 Happy hour and tea time.

More on BBAC regular activities here

 

Sundays

8:00 am — Zazen on High

Meets at Yoga on High, 1081 N. High Street, Columbus, Ohio 43201

Meditation every Sunday, 8:00–9:15 a.m, divided by walking meditation and followed by full sutra service.

More information here

9:30 am — Central Ohio Center for Pragmatic Buddhism

1200 W. 5th Ave. #104, Grandview, Ohio 43212

Meets every Sunday morning at 9:30 a.m. and every Wednesday evening at 7:30 p.m. for silent meditation and sutra readings.

More information here

10:00 am — Columbus Karma Thegsum Choling (KTC)

Due to a fire at the temple in January 2016, Columbus KTC is currently meeting at Tifereth Israel, 1354 Broad St., Columbus, Ohio 43205

Meditation between 10:00–11:00 a.m., with a break after 25 minutes for walking meditation. An introduction to meditation class is held regularly.

More information here

10:00 am — Shambhala Center of Columbus

4495 Indianola Ave., Columbus, Ohio 43214

Meditation every Wednesday, 7:00–8:00 p.m. and every Sunday, 10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.

More information here

10:30 am — Buddhist Center of Ohio–Narasīhārāma

1005 King Ave., Columbus, Ohio 43212

Meditation between 10:30–11:15 a.m., with chanting in Pali and English before and after sitting, followed by a book discussion.

More information here

 

This page was last updated June 14, 2017.   🙏🏽