Shine a light
The wonders of Asia aren't as far away as you might think. Wander down Massachusetts Avenue in Cambridge and you'll happen upon the Greater Boston Buddhist Cultural Center, complete with meditation room, tea house, and vegetarian dining room, where members partake in yoga classes, prayer groups, meditation, lectures, and more. Founded in 1999, the center is a branch of Fo Guang Shan (Buddha's Light Mountain) Monastery in Taiwan. Open to the general public Tuesday-Sunday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 950 Mass. Ave, Cambridge, 617-547-6670, www.ibps.org/boston/GBBCC/eng/.