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Buddhism 101

Buddhism 101:

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Are you interested in Buddhism? Would you like to learn more about the foundational practices, concepts and philosophy? Have questions? Join us for this free/donation-optional series with Jackie Howard and Upasaka Pamutto on Sunday evenings throughout the month of March. This class will include a basic yin yoga session, meditation and a discussion about basic principals in Buddhist faith, with each week focusing on a different theme. Free Dharma books will be available for all participants as well as an opportunity to ask questions and be in Sangha/community together!

Sunday, March 3, 10, 17, 24, & 31 from 7-8:15 PM. Drop-in to the classes that fit your schedule!

This class is donation-optional. All proceeds will be used to support our Yoga of 12-Step Recovery classes!

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Instructor Bios

Jackie Howard is a 200 hour certified Akhanda Yoga teacher. She completed her training at Anand Prakash Ashram in Rishikesh India under the loving guidance of her teacher Yogrishi Vishvketu-ji. In addition to her Hatha Yoga training she is also a student of Bhakti Yoga & Buddha Dharma. Her approach draws from the idea that yoga is more of a ‘work-in’ than a ‘work-out’. Although a flexible body has many benefits, it’s ultimately the flexibility of the mind & the openness of the heart that will allow us to expand and grow infinitely in the journey of yoga. Jackie feels to be an effective teacher you must also be a dedicated student, she continues her training in the Akhanda, Bhakti & Sivananda traditions hoping to bring herself & students closer to our true nature, which is loving, compassionate & kind.


Upasaka Pamutto is a dedicated meditator and teacher of Buddhist philosophy.  ‘Tahn’ ordained in 2010 in the austere ‘Forest Tradition’ of Theravada Buddhism, and lived for 10 years as a mendicant monk across the U.S. and Canada.  In 2015 he came to Massachusetts, where he now lives as a lay practitioner and teacher.



Earlier Event: February 16
Vision Board + Yoga Workshop
Later Event: March 23
Saturday Family Yoga