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The path of Zen meditation is a path of wholeheartedness. We bring all that we are to the practice. Sensei Jose Shinzan Palma will speak to the ways that practice interconnects with culture and race in his lived experience, and the experiences of his students—and how to build diverse and inclusive practice communities.
Shinzan received Dharma transmission from Joan Halifax, Roshi in Jan 2015. He is the founder of the Open Gate Zen Collective in San Diego, CA. co-teaches retreats for youth and young adults of color for IBME, and is a guest teacher at Upaya Zen Center in New Mexico, New York Zen Center for Contemplative Care, Zen Groups in México City, and Bogotá, Colombia.

Join us Wednesday, December 1 at 7 p.m. ET.

To attend please register here. 

Weekly Dharma Gatherings

Meditation and Reflection

Monday 12 p.m. – 1 p.m. ET: Meditation

Thursday 12 p.m.- 1 p.m. ET: Meditation

Wednesday 7 p.m.- 8 p.m. ET: Meditation and Buddhist Studies

This semester, Sangha will meet on Monday and Thursday afternoons for meditation followed by discussion, and on Wednesday evenings for meditation and Buddhist studies. Please connect with Buddhist Chaplain Ji Hyang Padma for more information. All are welcome.


Monthly Guest Talks

We organize guest talks with local Buddhist teachers and practitioners every month throughout the semester.

Annual Buddha Day

At the end of the academic year we organize the Buddha Day to celebrate Buddha’s birthday, enlightenment and passing into Nirvana.


Tufts Buddhist Chaplaincy in collaboration with Tufts Buddhist Mindfulness Sangha organizes semesterly off-campus retreats.

Past Events

Please see our newsletters to learn about some of our past events.