Kalyana Mitta Sangha (Chelmsford, Massachusetts)

Kalyana Mitta Sangha (Chelmsford, Massachusetts)
at First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church
2 Westford Street
Chelmsford, MA 01824
United States

Type of Teacher: 

Peer-led (including bringing in guest teachers)

Teacher/s Name/s: 

Abhaya Sandy Kopka, Ven. Ajahn David Chutiko

Sangha Offerings: 

Sitting groups
Non-residential retreats (daylong)

Sangha Contact Name: 

Timothy Little, Brenda Rogers

Sangha Contact Email: 

Sangha Description: 


Kalyana Mitta Sangha means “community of spiritual friends” in Pali, the language of the oldest Buddhist texts. Often used to describe someone in the teacher role, the term kalyana mitta can refer to anyone on the path of self-knowledge who is a guide, support, or merely co-traveler. Our group began as a “Mindfulness Meditation for Caregivers” class founded in 2005 by Abhaya Sandy Kopka, a Hospice Chaplain then working in Lowell, Massachusetts. Since 2007, we have continued to meet as a peer-supported group on Tuesday evenings at First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church in Chelmsford. From time to time we are pleased to offer special events including half- and full-day workshops and retreats led by guest teachers.

Our regular meetings take place on Tuesdays from 7:30pm to 9:30pm. All are welcome, regardless of experience.