The Wellesley Buddhist Community encourages members to believe in themselves, to experience human nature directly and, just like the Wellesley motto, to be of service.

Returning to direct experience, a Buddhist develops clarity, concentration and resilience.


Meditation for clearing and centering ourselves in this moment

Mondays: 5-6 pm, Meditation Room, Multifaith Center, Houghton Chapel

Wednesdays: 12:30 pm to 1:30, Greenhouses near the Science Center & Student-Only meditation and discussion from 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Led by Kotatsu John Bailes

The meditation room will be open to all 12:30 pm, Monday through Friday.

Meditation practice is open to everyone. Our practice draws from various Buddhist traditions. It is not necessary to consider oneself Buddhist. For more information, contact John Bailes x2686.

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction

Mindfulness is about being fully awake in our lives.  We feel more alive.  We also gain access to our own powerful inner resources for dealing with stress. MBSR classes are offered occasionally during the academic year. Please see the flyer for more details for past classes..

Circles of Healing, Circles of Peace

Circles of Healing, Circles of Peace is a past event that occurred in October 2012, which focused on the Tibetan Sand Mandala with the nuns of Keydong Nunnery. More information about this special event can be found through the clicking the link.