Consider what makes NEIBS unique.
The New England
Institute of Buddhist Studies offers a caring, non-sectarian and open environment to help flower your inner potential of faith,
love and wisdom.
We are dedicated
to deepening our students’ engagement with the Buddha’s teachings through a variety of practical courses, workshops
and retreats – without interrupting your professional or personal obligations.
New England Institute
of Buddhist Studies offers many pathways for lifelong spiritual learning designed for ordinary people whether you are a beginner
or advanced, young or old, single or married, student or professional, working or retired, or buddhist or non-buddhist.
All of our programs
have the following six characteristics:
Practical – All courses, workshops and retreats
focus on sensible and modern teachings, and useful practices that can be easily integrated into daily life.
Lay Oriented – We have a non-technical approach
for people with hefty schedules who are engaged with the worldly entanglements of family and work, who are not professional
religious scholars, monastics or clergy.
Student Centered – All courses and faculty are
dedicated to student needs, spiritual growth and religious understanding.
Supportive – Our faculty and students offer a caring
community culture that help guide seekers to realize their inner potential. In addition, NEIBS is part of a greater Buddhist
community in Middletown that provides a full array of programs and loving people.
Affordable – We operate on a low budget therefore
we subsist on a donation basis in order to share the everyday costs. Since our overhead is reasonable and all instructors
are volunteers, we can pass on this affordability to our students.
Convenient – Our location is in Middletown,
located in the heart of Connecticut, which is between major
interstate highways and is easy to get to from all directions. Moreover, the times and length of our courses are designed
to meet the needs of people with busy schedules.
the Buddha’s teachings geared to 21st century Americans just like you. Peruse through our current courses and register so that you may begin the journey of self
discovery, love, and enlightenment.