Triple Gem of the North LogoTriple Gem of the North is a community dedicated to practicing a mindful way of life.

The Metta Meditation Center is a branch of Triple Gem of the North.

Our community follows the Buddhist path with Buddhist Monastics, who are practicing mindful tradition thousands of years old.

Mindfulness uncovers wisdom and compassion which brings peace within and promotes peace with others. We invite you to come, sit, and rest in the quiet peacefulness. Learn to live life mindfully with loving-kindness towards all. Triple Gem welcomes all regardless tradition and culture.

Triple Gem is supported by the gracious donations and with the help of volunteers from our community. All services offered are open to all who are interested.

Highlight Event

Photos from the Open House
June 9-10, 2018

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Meditation hands from PixabayOur meditation classes are designed to teach and practice mindfulness and insight meditation based on Buddhist teachings. The classes are a combination of meditation and teachings. The meditation classes are open to both beginners and advanced meditators. Buddhist monks lead the meditation based on Buddhist techniques. All traditions are welcome.


Meditation is universal. Everyone benefits regardless of past or present tradition or culture. All are welcome to the meditation classes.

All our classes are based on donations. Metta meditation Center operates on donations from regular participants.

If you are a newcomer to the meditation classes, please plan to be there 15 minutes before the meditation begins.

White Buddha

Weekly Meditation Classes in the Surrounding Area

Monks meditating at Residence at Metta Retreat CenterMETTA MEDITATION CENTER – Janesville

Monk’s Residence, Janesville, MN

Sundays 10am ­-12pm
Wednesdays 6pm­- 7pm

Daily Meditation Hour and Chanting

Meditation hour followed by traditional Buddhist Chantings
Daily at 4 pm

Group meditationCHASKA MINDFULNESS CENTER – Chaska

212 N. Chestnut St., Chaska, MN 55318

9:00 a.m. Group meditation
2:00 p.m. Group Meditation

9:00 a.m.  Group Meditation
10:30 a.m. Yoga
3:00 p.m. Family Meditation
4:00 p.m.  Pali Chanting

6:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.
This meditation class leads by Tessa or Josh (students of the Center).
For more information, contact the Mindfulness Center at 612-216-4854

Drop in meditation
Daily: 4:00 p.m.- 6:00 p.m.
For more information, contact the Mindfulness Center at 612-216-4854.

Meditating at Gustavus CollegeGUSTAVUS ADOLPHUS COLLEGE – St. Peter

Interfaith Space at Gustavus Adolphus College
800 West College Avenue, St. Peter, MN 56082

7:00-8:00 p.m.

This class is held during the school year. Both students and residents of other communities are welcome. This class is mainly focused on students. Life-long students are welcome.    
Directions to the college: If you are coming from the campus center head outside and keep old main on your left and head towards Chapel. Keep the chapel on your right side and straight ahead you will see the new Anderson Hall building. Head on inside and continue straight all the way down, the Multifaith Center is in the far back of the building.

For more information, contact the monk’s residence in Mankato at 507-933-0846.

Monks meditatingUNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST – Mankato

937 Charles Avenue, Mankato, MN

7:00-8:30 p.m.

This is the only meditation class we are currently conducting in the Mankato area. Both new and experienced meditators are welcome.

Directions to the UU from Mankato:

  • South Riverfront Drive to Sibley Street in West Mankato approximately  .4 miles west of Cub Foods
  • Turn left onto Sibley Street (MN-66); go about 1/4 mile
  • Turn right onto Blue Earth Street at the stop sign; go about 1/3 mile
  • At Woodland Ave, there is a little jog in Blue Earth Street
  • Continue on Blue Earth Street about .1 miles (Charles Ave is a short loop on the end of Blue Earth Street)
  • The church is the A-Frame building at the back side of the loop; 937 Charles Ave

For more information, contact the monk’s residence in Mankato at 507-933-0846.

Meditation at Carlton College with Bhante SathiCARLETON COLLEGE – Northfield

Chapel Sanctuary Carleton College
1 North College Street, Northfield, MN

8:00-9:00 p.m.

This class is offered every other week during the school year. If you are new to this class, you are encouraged to check the calendar on the TGN website. This class is mainly focused on students and younger crowds. Simply bring your young heart and practice mindfulness and wisdom with this class.

Retreat Center

For your next group retreat…

View from main door of Metta Mediation Center

Join us at Metta Meditation Center for our next gathering! Set on the shores of the beautiful Lake Elysian, Metta Retreat Center is surrounded by 37 acres of woodlands and scenic hiking trails.

The Nathaniel Meditation Hall is available for rent by groups of 10 people or more. Academic, business, spiritual, and various meditation groups are welcome to rent the space for their specific events on weekends or multiple day-long events. The dormitory sleeps 40 people.

Retreat center from lake edgeCost

For groups, the suggested minimum payment is $50/night per room per person for a single dorm style room and $40/night for a shared dorm style room.

Retreat Hall, Conference Room, Dining Room & Lounge are available for a flat fee of $500 per day.


● The Nathaniel Retreat Hall Conference Room seats 50 guests
● Dining Room & Lounge with lake views
● Multipurpose room with fireplace
● Fully equipped kitchen
● 18 Bedrooms with individually controlled heat settings
● Air Conditioning in public spaces
● AV Equipment including microphone system
● Lawn & outdoor space

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