Ongoing Offerings

WednesdayOpen Public Sitting7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
ThursdayHeart of Recovery
  • Meetings start at 7:30 PM
  • Meditation instruction is available at 7 PM
  • Meetings ends at 9 PM
SundayOpen Public Sitting10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
First Tuesday of the monthQueer Dharma7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Open Public Sitting

The open sitting meditation is for beginners and experienced practitioners. Meditation instruction with a qualified instructor is offered at these times at no charge.

Heart of Recovery

This meditation and discussion group brings together Shambhala Buddhist meditation practice with the Twelve Steps recovery programs. Meetings are anonymous and confidential and explore the relationship of addictions and recovery to our personal paths as warriors, bodhisattvas, and meditation practitioners. This is open to all who are Buddhist practitioners (from any tradition) and 12 Step practitioners (from any program), or individuals interested in exploring the relationship of meditation to recovery from addiction and addictive behaviors.

For more information concerning Heart of Recovery please contact Tim Krouse, [email protected]; 740-569-8035

Queer Dharma

Western culture often suggests that people are the problem–that we are broken, in error, and in need of repair. Sadly, this defective understanding of personhood is especially applied to marginalized groups, including the queer community.

Queer Dharma begins with the truth and realization that we are basically and fundamentally good. We do not need to be ‘fixed’ in any way, in fact, our queerness is a source of vitality and possibility.

Queer Dharma of Central Ohio is an open group of mindfulness practitioners who will share and discuss Buddhist teachings and philosophy as part of a larger effort to discover together the deep implications of our basic goodness. We are most interested in the ways that such ideas might inform our sexuality, gender identity and expression, personal relationships, and social commitments.

Queer Dharma is welcome to all who identify as queer or LGBTQIA+. We are especially interested in creating a welcoming space for people who also belong to other marginalized groups.