Buddhist "meetups," like those of many religions, are awesome and inspiring.
Being able to orchestrate genius in celebrating sacred events helped the Roman Catholic Church become one of the most powerful brands in the world. My First Communion, at age 6, remains the most special day of my life.
But, the good news for those law students and lawyers who have found value in practicing mindfulness, meditation can be unbundled from all religious underpinnings. No one need have their Buddhist Four Noble Truths down cold.
Neuroscientist Sam Harris is a major advocate of separation of attempts at neuroplasticity and religion per se. And, as Wired reported, the players in Silicon Valley are learning mindfulness for totally secular reasons. It improves their concentration and helps them work collaboratively.
Buddhist monks may be useful in introducing mindfulness. And their temples are conductive to practice. But you can take what you want and leave the rest.