Online Group Meetings

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Starting in September 2021, the Stoa Buddhist Philosophy Group will resume its in-person meetings at the Gran Café Marketplace in Wethersfield, Connecticut, USA. We will concurrently transmit the meeting via Zoom for our online community. Our online attendees come from many diverse places such as California, Florida, New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Arkansas, Canada, and Australia.

What is the Stoa Buddhist Philosophy Group all about? We offer a non-academic and politics-free book discussion format in which those who are interested in both Stoicism and Buddhism can come together and learn from the text being read and from each other through the guidance of a Stoic practitioner, who is also an experienced Buddhist teacher, Rev. Daishin Senpai M.A., who is the lead teacher of the Buddhist Faith Fellowship. Our approach is to learn about the art of living and to strive toward the unfolding of our human potential for inner happiness, flourishing, and enlightenment.

Concurrently with our in-person meeting, the Stoa Buddhist Philosophy Group meets online via Zoom on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. We hope you can join us. To join the Stoa Buddhist Meeting via Zoom, click below or visit our GOOGLE CALENDAR page link to our website. 

Join the Stoa Buddhist Zoom Meetings

Meeting ID: 810 005 208
Passcode: 868922

The topics of discussion will be based on the chapters of the book, The Story of Buddhism: A Concise Guide to its History and Teachings, by Donald Lopez Jr. No experience or knowledge necessary with Stoicism or Buddhism. Visit our Facebook group to learn what chapter will be discussed at the next meeting.

Stoa Buddhist Philosophy Group Online Rules: Practice kind speech, be courteous, allow others to speak, and abstain from talking about current politics and ideologies. Remember, we are a Politics Free Zone. In addition, your Zoom profile picture, clothing and background view must not present political slogans or symbols of any kind, or any other offensive imagery or language, or harsh, sexual or violent imagery.  Infringement of any of the above rules, may result in a warning and/or immediate dismissal from the meeting. 

Suggested Donation: $5 – $10 to help cover costs for our extensive outreach, Meetup memberships, and the use of Zoom Video Communications, internet services, and standard operating costs.  Thank you in advance for your generous support.  Please visit,