For many, contemplative practice is a solitary endeavor, yet we can all benefit from the support of others as we strive to live with greater mindfulness and compassion. Here at Copper Beech Institute, we offer space to an engaged and vital community of people who practice meditation together on an ongoing basis. All are welcome; advance registration is not required. If you’re a beginner, we invite you to first attend one of our Introduction to Meditation Workshops.

Your generosity makes our meditation groups possible. You may make a free-will offering each time you attend or donate online with a one-time or recurring gift.

Evening Candlelight Meditation

Candlelight Meditation offers a weekly community of meditation practice, discussion, and sharing followed by tea.  From time to time, we hold Candlelight Conversations as part of the evening to explore the connection between contemplative practice and vital social issues. Learn more >

Meeting Location: Public Chapel

Meeting Times: *Wednesday evenings, 7–8:30 p.m.

Suggested Offering: $10–20

Podcasts: Audio recordings are available from our Candlelight Mediation gatherings. 


Noon Breath by Breath Meditation

This twice-monthly daytime meditation group is a collaborative program between Copper Beech Institute and the Spiritual Life Center. The group meets on the first and third Mondays from September through June. 

Meeting Location: Anam Cara Room

Meeting Time: Noon–1 p.m.

Suggested Offering: $10–20

2019 Dates: January 7, 21 (MLK Day); February 4, 18 (President's Day); March 4, 18; April 1, 15; May 6, 20; June 3, 17

New to Meditation?

Introduction to Meditation Workshops

If you are new to meditation, we invite you to take one of our Introduction to Meditation Workshops to learn about the benefits of meditation and how we practice at Copper Beech. Upon completion of this two-hour program, you will be prepared to join our Candlelight and Breath by Breath meditation groups.