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Meditation Center Receives Buddha Statue

The Redding Center for Meditation recently installed a large Buddha statue imported from Thailand. The statue was donated by a group of Thai Buddhists from central Connecticut in celebration of the Meditation Center’s recognition by the American Thai Sangha as a wat, or monastic center. The Meditation Center also now has a second name, Wat Sati-Ma.


Meditation Center President Michael Bresnan, stated, “While we are still the Redding Center for Meditation, we also now have a Thai name that indicates our official status as a monastic center. In Thai, ‘wat’ means ‘temple’ and in Pali ‘sati-ma’ means ‘to be mindful.’ It is an acknowledgment of the fact that our principal teachers are ordained Buddhist masters, who are not just passing through, but actually live here at the Center something that is not all that common.”


The mission of the Meditation Center is to provide a place “where people of all faiths can come to learn and practice mindfulness and meditation under the guidance of experienced masters.”


The Center is open to the public and hosts meditations, lectures, retreats and other events.


Location: 9 Picketts Ridge Rd, Redding, CT (near Ridgefield/Wilton border). For more information about the Meditation Center and its events, visit

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