The Windsor Meditation Group (WMG) is a non-profit organization founded by Sheila Duke and Gerry Steinberg in 1998. The WMG meets for Dhamma talks and meditation instruction and practice on a weekly basis. The Group has had an internet presence since August of 2007.
The group’s first teacher (Ajahn) was the Venerable Chuen Phangcham, the former Abbott of The Midwest Buddhist Meditation Center (MBMC) in Warren, Michigan. Sadly, Ajahn Chuen, passed on July 10, 2008. It was an honour to know him, and the group is thankful that he wanted to serve the Windsor Meditation Group.
In the absence of a teacher, hosts Sheila Duke and Gerry Steinberg took the opportunity to share their insight and provided an excellent series of talks. Members also led group
discussions at meetings, ending with Gerry Steinberg guiding us through his classic meditation.
The end of 2009 saw the Windsor Meditation Group under the guidance of our second teacher, Ajahn Dharmananda Mahathera. Ajahn is a Master Meditator and the President and Founder of the International Peace Monastery (IPM) in Detroit, Michigan. For more information please contact: International Peace Monastery, 13103 McDougall St., Detroit, Michigan, 48212; Phone: 1-313-891-2132; Email: email@example.com
Monks from the MBMC come to teach the group on occasion. The MBMC is currently under the guidance of Abbot Phramaha Thanaphat Tukaeo. Please visit www.mbmcmichigan.org to get more information.
We have also been fortunate enough to have been visited by Bhante Gnanaloka from the Windsor Buddhist Vihara. Please visit www.windsorbuddhistvihara.com for more information about the Windsor Buddhist Vihara.
You can also visit us on our Facebook page for the latest about the Group or to ask questions.
Meeting Time: Wednesday evening from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Our meetings consist of a Dhamma talk given by either a visiting monk or by members of the group. This is followed by a short break. The remainder of the time is spent meditating and there are opportunities for discussions and questions.
Chairs and cushions are available, however at times can be limited. You are welcome to bring your own cushion.
All are welcome to visit!
Priceless; there is no cost whatsoever – really. However, if one wishes, there is an opportunity to express generosity (or “dana” in Pali) by offering a donation to help cover the toll costs for monks who may be crossing the U.S./Canadian border.
What To Expect
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