Saturday Morning Support SANGHA

We would like to invite any self-identified Black, Indigenous, People of Color to join us in our Saturday Morning Support Sangha. This is a peer led group that meets every Saturday morning from 10 am to 11:15 am, Pacific Daylight Time.

We start with a brief welcome, then a 30 minute sit in silence with a metta offering, followed by a brief update on what’s happening at Dhamma Dena, and then a sharing centered on a dharma teaching, and close with a dedication of merit. People can feel free to bow out after the 30 minute sit or stay for the whole hour.

New Address & Password for BIPOC Saturday Support Sangha/ Starting Oct. 2020

Due to some new updates from zoom, starting October 3rd, we will have a new zoom address & passcode for the BIPOC Saturday Sangha. Please register in advance. Once you register, you can access all following Saturday sanghas with the passcode and link provided after registration.

Email or if you have questions.

Dhamma Dena BIPOC Saturday Support Sangha

Meeting ID: 824 4303 0898

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

We will be online starting at 9:45 to help you log on / sound check :)

10 - 10:10 - Welcome, intros

10:10 - 10:40 - Sit

10:40 - 11:10 - Discussion & Updates

Close with dedication of merit

Audio Offerings from our Sangha

Join The Conversation

Dhamma Dena BIPOC Sangha has a google group where we share resources, organize and seek support from the sangha, and post updates relating to Dhamma Dena. To post to this group, send email to

It can also be accessed here: This is a google group / listserv for Dhamma Dena People of Color Sangha, past, present and future. Feel free to add folks. You can also get in touch at

Friends are the path

We are a very small organization that centers supporting the Vipassana meditation retreats and dharma practices for BIPOC and queer communities. If you would like to be a part of future programming, as students or volunteers, please contact

Discussion Topics

We choose themes for discussion, and each week a sangha members prepares to ground and lightly guide our discussion after the sit. These are the topics we have covered since beginning to sit on Saturday mornings together, in April 2020.

April & May - Four Noble Truths & The Eight Fold Path

  1. April 18th - The First Noble Truth

2. April 25th - The Second Noble Truth

3. May 2nd - The Third Noble Truth

4. May 9th - The Fourth Noble Truth

5. May 16th - The Eight Fold Path - Wise View

6. May 23rd -The Eight Fold Path - Wise Resolve

7. May 30th - The Eight Fold Path - Wise Speech

June - The Eight Fold Path

8. June 6th - The Eight Fold Path - Wise Action

9. June 13th -The Eight Fold Path - Wise livelihood

10. June 20th -The Eight Fold Path - Wise effort

11. June 27th - The Eight Fold Path - Wise mindfulness

July - Taking Refuge in the Triple Gem

12. July 4th - The Eight Fold Path - Samadhi / Wise Concentration

13. July 11th - The Buddha

14. July 18th - The Dharma

15. July 25th - The Sangha

August - The Five Hindrances

16. August 1st - Sensual Desire

17. August 8th - Anger

18. August 15th - Sloth, torpor & boredom

19. August 22nd - Restlessness & worry

20. August 29th - Doubt

September - The Four Noble Truths

October - The Divine Abodes

21. Oct 3rd - How's your practice?

22. Oct 10th - Metta

23. Oct 17th - Karuna

24. Oct 24th - Mudita

25. Oct 31st - Upekkha

November - The Paramis

26. Nov 7th 🌞 Dāna - generosity, giving of oneself

27. Nov 14th 🐛 Sīla - virtue, morality, proper conduct

28. Nov 21st 🐕 Nekkhamma - renunciation

29. Nov 28th 🦉 Paññā - wisdom, discernmen

December - The Paramis

28. Dec 5th 🐕 Viriya - energy, diligence, vigour, effort

29. Dec 12th 🐃 Khanti - patience, acceptance, endurance

30. Dec 19th 🦁 Sacca - truthfulness, honesty

31. Dec 26th 🐜 Adhiṭṭhāna - determination, resolution

January 2021 - The Paramis

32. Jan 2nd 🐝 Mettā pāramī: goodwill, friendliness, loving-kindness

33. Jan 9th 🌊 Upekkhā pāramī: equanimity, serenity