The Benevolent Zen Sangha (BEN) is a Zen Buddhist practice group. We hold regular zazen (meditation) sessions on Monday nights at 7:00 pm at the First Unitarian Church, at the corner of Benevolent and Benefit Streets in Providence, Rhode Island. Newcomers or those new to zazen please arrive early at 6:45 for orientation. All are welcome!

 
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First Visit

First time at Benevolent Zen?

Everyone is welcome!

Click below for some more details about our practice and what to expect.

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practice path

There are many ways to begin Zen practice, and we offer a number of options for you to explore, at your own pace and in your own time.