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: One Saturday per month. Usually the first Saturday unless otherwise noted.  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 second 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
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 (unless otherwise posted) 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


6-Saturday Morning Extended Meditation
6--Saturday-Afternoon Meditation Session 2-5 PM
7-Sunday-Meditation 7:30 PM
9-Tuesday-Meditation 7:30 PM
10-Wednesday-Meditation and Recovery 7:30 PM
11-Thursday-Meditation 7:30 PM
13-Saturday-Afternoon Meditation
14-Sunday-Meditation 7:30 PM
15-Monday-Book Discussion 7:30 PM
16-Tuesday-Meditation 7:30 PM
17-Wednesday-Meditation and Recovery 7:30 PM
18-Thursday-Meditation 7:30 PM
20-Saturday-Afternoon Meditation
21-Sunday-Meditation 7:30 PM
22-Monday-Book Discussion 7:30 PM
23-Tuesday-Meditation 7:30 PM
24-Wednesday-Meditation and Recovery 7:30 PM
25--Thursday-Meditation 7:30 PM
27-Saturday- Alicia Perillo Workshop
28-Sunday-Dharma Discussion 4:30 6:30 PM

28-Sunday-Meditation 7:30 PM

30-Tuesday-Meditation 7:30 PM
31-Wednesday-Meditation and Recovery 7:30 PM

1-Thursday-Meditation 7:30 PM
3-Saturday Morning Extended Meditation
3--Saturday-Afternoon Meditation Session 2-5 PM
4-Sunday-Meditation 7:30 PM
5-Monday-Book Discussion 7:30 PM

6-Tuesday-Meditation 7:30 PM
7-Wednesday-Meditation and Recovery 7:30 PM
8-Thursday-Meditation 7:30 PM

11-Sunday-Meditation 7:30 PM
13-Tuesday-Meditation 7:30 PM
14-Wednesday-Meditation and Recovery 7:30 PM
15-Thursday-Meditation 7:30 PM
16-Friday- Evening Talk by Adam Chacksfield
17-Saturday-Afternoon Meditation
18-Sunday-Meditation 7:30 PM
19-Monday-Book Discussion 7:30 PM
20-Tuesday-Meditation 7:30 PM
21-Wednesday-Meditation and Recovery 7:30 PM
22-Thursday-Meditation 7:30 PM
24-Saturday-A Day of Meditation
25-Sunday-Dharma Discussion 4:30 6:30 PM
25-Sunday-Meditation 7:30 PM
27-Tuesday-Meditation 7:30 PM
28-Wednesday-Meditation and Recovery 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

A PMC Residential  Weekend Retreat
Friday- Saturday- Sunday
May 18, 19, 20, 2018
Cultivating a Wise Heart
Led by Annie Nugent
To be held at
Saint Raphaela Center
616 Coopertown Road

Haverford, Pennsylvania

Annie Nugent

Click Here for Details

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


Shakuhachi Lessons Available

Kurt Nyoshun Findeisen and Robert Nyosei Kline,
2 licensed (jun shihan) members of the KiSuiAn
shakuhachi dojo are offering lessons on the Japanese bamboo flute, shakuhachi.  For further information:

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Jewel Heart courses
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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.