About the Princeton Buddhist Meditation Group


PBMG is a small, relatively informal group that meets to practice and study what Shakyamuni Buddha taught more than 2,500 years ago about our minds, lives, and experience. Sessions include meditation, lovingkindness contemplations, and/or discussion of books or videos. (See the current schedule.)

While PBMG practices mainly in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition, with some Zen and Theravada Buddhist influences, we keep practice accessible for those who know nothing about Buddhism. There is no need to be or become a Buddhist in order to attend, and no admission fee is ever charged, though donations are gratefully welcomed.

For more than two decades, PBMG has met at Fellowship in Prayer (FIP) in Princeton, NJ. FIP provides space for several groups dedicated to prayer and meditation in various traditions, and has also generously provided grants to support several PBMG retreats. The FIP labyrinth was created by PBMG’s founding spiritual director, Ani Trime Lhamo; following a generous 2018 refurbishment by FIP, the labyrinth is maintained in part by PBMG volunteers.