Since 2004, the New England Institute of Buddhist Studies has been Connecticut’s premier Buddhist educational center. Located in Middletown, we offer courses, workshops and seminars that have been designed to deepen your understanding and practice of the Buddhist tradition.  Additionally, we provide periodic mindfulness retreats, meditation classes, end of life training, and comprehensive leadership and teaching certification programs.

Upcoming Events

Practice & Talk Meetings – 2nd & 4th Sundays – 9 a.m.

12 Step Buddhist Meetings – Mondays – 7 p.m – 381 Main St. Middletown

Recent Events

Relieving the Fear & Anxieties of Terminal Illness Talk – September 30.

Body Mind Workshop with Patricia Shelton – October 1.

Moment of Death Training – October 8 – 9.

  • The New England Institute for Buddhist Studies is Connecticut's premier Buddhist educational center offering a full array of courses, workshops and retreats.


The New England Institute of Buddhist Studies (NEIBS) provides a caring,  non-dogmatic, and open environment to help flower your inner potential of understanding, faith and compassion so you can walk the Buddha’s path.

We are dedicated to deepen your personal engagement with the Buddha’s teachings through a variety of practical courses, workshops and retreats – without interrupting your professional or personal obligations.

The New England Institute of Buddhist Studies opens up many pathways for lifelong spiritual learning designed for ordinary working 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. Come as you are.

NEIBS is the direct educational arm of the Buddhist Faith Fellowship of Connecticut in Middletown, which is a tax-exempt, non-profit membership organization under Section 501(c) (3) of the U.S. Tax Code.

Calendar of Events

Current and past programs.

The Promise of Boundless Compassion Course – January 17, 2016.

Buddhism 101 Drop-in Class & Practice – 2nd Sunday of the month.

Beginner’s Guide Drop-in Class & Practice – 4th Sunday of the month.

Meditation Sundays – 1st & 3rd Sunday of the month

Death Cafe with M. Lewis – ongoing.

The Path of Bliss Seminar – February 10 & March 15.

The Heart of the Shin Buddhist Path – April 10.

Great Living Seminar with G. Bermant PhD- June 5.

Non-Violent Communication Workshop with Dr. Sean Ross – June 12.

Mid-summer Mindfulness Retreat – July 17.

Relieving the Fear & Anxieties of Terminal Illness Talk – Sept 29.

Body Mind Workshop with Patricia Shelton – Oct 1.

Moment of Death Training: End of Life Care Training – Oct 8 – 9.