Philadelphia Meditation Center

8 E. Eagle Rd., Havertown, Pennsylvania 19083
Telephone: 610.853.8200  E-mail:

Regular Sittings are held every Sunday, Tuesday, and Thursday evening.  The Center is  opened by 7:00 and the sitting begins at 7:30.  It will consist of a half-hour sitting, followed by 15 minutes of walking, followed by a  second half hour of sitting. Tea is served following the meditation.
Monthly Morning Extended Meditation: On these Saturdays the Center will open at 8:00 am.  There will be beginners' instruction and/or practice discussion from 8:30 to 9:00, and sitting from 9:00 to 11:45.  Meditators are also welcome to sit from 8:00 to 9:00 in the upstairs sitting room. After this sitting, meditators are invited to join us in the performance of "yogi jobs" which usually consists of cleaning the Center 
Saturday Afternoon Meditation Sessions: we meet the first and third Saturday of each month from 2 - 5. Some folks come for the whole thing (like a mini-retreat) but others only come for a part - leave early or come later than 2. We sit for 40 minutes, walk for 15 minutes, then take a break - drink tea, chat, whatever. Then at 3 we do it again - sit, walk, break. At four or so we have one last sit, and generally end by about 4:45. It was set up that way so that people could stay as long as they wanted, but could also feel free to leave if they didn't want to stay for the whole thing
Recorded Dharma Talks: Second Friday of each month 7:30 PM 30 to 60 minute talk followed by discussion
Shakuhachi Lessons: Acclaimed Japanese flutist (shakuhachi) Ronnie Nyogetsu Reishin Seldin comes from NYC three or four days per month to teach in a meditative format. Ronnie offers a free introductory first lesson to those in the PMC sangha. For more information contact Ronnie. Phone: 917.207.6724 <> He is the head of KiSuiAn Shakuhachi Dojo, the largest and most active
Shakuhachi Dojo in the World.
Meditation and Recovery Sitting on the cushion, the next right step Ongoing Weekly Meeting on Wednesday
evenings at The Philadelphia Meditation Center Doors open at 7 pm     Meeting starts at 7:30 pm
Book Discussion: First and Third Monday of the month 7:30 PM
Monthly Sunday dharma discussion: extending our range of practice :On the 4th Sunday of the month we meet to delve into helpful and fun practices such as the Brahma Viharas and the Paramitas which support our Vipassana practice. Instruction is provided if these practices are new and we look at and discuss at the teachings around them.


Philadelphia Meditation Center Schedule

1-Sunday-Meditation CANCELLED
2-Monday-Book Discussion 7:30 PM
3-Tuesday-Meditation 7:30 PM
4-Wednesday-Meditation and Recovery 7:30 PM
5-Thursday-Meditation 7:30 PM

7-Saturday Morning Extended Meditation
7-Saturday-Afternoon Meditation Session 2-5 PM

8-Sunday-Meditation 7:30 PM
10-Tuesday-Meditation 7:30 PM

11-Wednesday-Meditation and Recovery 7:30 PM
12-Thursday-Meditation 7:30 PM
13-Friday-Recorded Dharma Talk
14-Saturday- Shakuhachi Lessons
15-Sunday- Shakuhachi Lessons

15-Sunday-Meditation 7:30 PM
16-Monday-Book Discussion 7:30 PM
17-Tuesday-Meditation 7:30 PM
18-Wednesday-Meditation and Recovery 7:30 PM
19-Thursday-Meditation 7:30 PM
21-Saturday-Afternoon Meditation Session 2-5 PM
22-Sunday-Dharma Discussion
22-Sunday-Meditation 7:30 PM
24-Tuesday-Meditation 7:30 PM
25-Wednesday-Meditation and Recovery 7:30 PM
26-Thursday-Meditation 7:30 PM
28-Saturday- Shakuhachi Lessons
29-Sunday- Shakuhachi Lessons
29-Sunday-Dharma Discussion 4:30 6:30 PM
29-Sunday-Meditation 7:30 PM


2-Thursday-Meditation 7:30 PM
3 Friday- Movie 'Ground Hog Day' 7:30 PM
4-Saturday Morning Extended Meditation
4-Saturday-Afternoon Meditation Session 2-5 PM
5-Sunday-Meditation 7:30 PM
6-Monday-Book Discussion 7:30 PM
7-Tuesday-Meditation 7:30 PM
8-Wednesday-Meditation and Recovery 7:30 PM
9-Thursday-Meditation 7:30 PM
10-Friday-Recorded Dharma Talk
11-Saturday- Shakuhachi Lessons

12-Sunday- Shakuhachi Lessons
12-Sunday-Meditation 7:30 PM
14-Tuesday-Meditation 7:30 PM
15-Wednesday-Meditation and Recovery 7:30 PM
16-Thursday-Meditation 7:30 PM

18-Saturday-Afternoon Meditation Session 2-5 PM
19-Sunday-Dharma Discussion 4:30 6:30 PM
19-Sunday-Meditation 7:30 PM
20-Monday-Book Discussion 7:30 PM
21-Tuesday-Meditation 7:30 PM
22-Wednesday-Meditation and Recovery 7:30 PM
23-Thursday-Meditation 7:30 PM
24-Friday-Amy Miller
                   'What's Love Got To Do With It' 7:30 PM
26-Sunday-Meditation 7:30 PM
28-Tuesday-Meditation 7:30 PM

-"To be attached to a certain view
and to look upon other views as inferior,   
this the wise call a fetter
Shakyamuni  Buddha

Meditation and Recovery
Sitting on the cushion, the next right step
Ongoing Weekly Meeting on Wednesday evenings
At The Philadelphia Meditation Center
Doors open at 7 pm
Meeting starts at 7:30 pm

Richard Lang
"Seeing Who You Really Are"

Use this link for more information about the Headless Way , Douglas Harding and Richard Lang


A PMC Residential  Weekend Retreat
Friday- Saturday- Sunday
March 24, 25, 26, 2017
Cultivating a Wise Heart
Led by Annie Nugent
To be held at
Saint Raphaela Center
616 Coopertown Road
Haverford, Pennsylvania

Annie Nugent

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Amy J. Miller (Ven. Lobsang Chodren)

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What's Love Got to Do with It?:
Love, Desire, and Enjoying Meaningful Relationships
Amy Miller
Friday  February 24
7:30 PM to 9:00 PM
At The Philadelphia Meditation Center
Suggested contribution
Friday $10 for PMC
Plus Dana for Amy

Acclaimed Japanese flutist
Ronnie Seldin
comes from NY four days per month
to teach in a meditative format.
Ronnie offers a free introductory
first lesson to those in the PMC sangha.

Phone: 917 207 6724

Jewel Heart courses
Contact .

              (610) 212-4827

Free and Easy - A Spontaneous Vajra Song
by Venerable Lama Gendun Rinpoche

Happiness cannot be found through great effort and willpower,
but is already present, in open relaxation and letting go.

Don't strain yourself,
there is nothing to do or undo.
Whatever momentarily arises
in the body-mind
Has no real importance at all,
has little reality whatsoever.
Why identify with,
And become attached to it,
Passing Judgment upon it and ourselves?

Far better to simply
let the entire game happen on its own,
springing up and falling back like waves
without changing or manipulating anything
and notice how everything
vanishes and reappears, magically,
Again and again, time without end.

Only our searching for happiness
prevents us from seeing it.
It's like a vivid rainbow which you pursue
without ever catching,
or a dog chasing it's own tail.

Although peace and happiness
do not exist as an actual thing or place,
it is always available
and accompanies you every instant.

Don't believe in the reality
of good and bad experiences;
they are today's ephemeral weather,
like rainbows in the sky.

Wanting to grasp the ungraspable,
you exhaust yourself in vain.
As soon as you open and relax
this tight fist of grasping,
infinite space is there -
open, inviting and comfortable.

Make use of this spaciousness, this
freedom and natural ease.
Don't search any further
looking for the great awakened elephant,
who is already resting quietly at home
in front of your own hearth.

Nothing to do or undo,
nothing to force,
nothing to want,
And nothing missing.

Emaho! Marvelous!
Everything happens by itself.