About Our Sangha

The Buddhist Sangha of Bucks County is a community(sangha) that practices Buddhism, provides meditation instruction and community service in a manner consistent with the teachings of the Buddha.

Our sangha is open to everyone who wishes to learn about and practice meditation and/or Buddhism in general.

Monday nights our service consists of selected reading from the service booklet compiled by our members, following by a 20 minute meditation period and a 25 minute optional walking meditation. We close service with selected reading from the service booklet following by tea, snacks and a discussion period in the social hall on various topics (check our newsletter and/or facebook for the latest topics).

The sangha members hold periodical meditation retreats, welcomes special guests teachers, and provides community service.

Community Service

  • Every Monday everyone is encouraged to bring donations for the Bucks County Homeless Shelter which we deliver weekly, along with Bill’s fresh muffins.
  • Road Cleanup is held  twice a year at New Falls Road.

BSBC Board Members
Phil Brown – President 
Professionally Phil is a senior consultant for the National School Climate Center, and serves on a number of education related non-profit boards devoted to improving school culture and climate. He is also a Fellow of the Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology at Rutgers University following retirement from a career working for the New Jersey Department of Education and the Pennsylvania Department of Health. He is co-editor of the Handbook of Prosocial Education (2012).

Dave MermelsteinDave Mermelstein – Vice President
Dave is a professional stage technician at the State Theatre Regional Arts Center in New Brunswick, NJ. He is proud to be a member of Local 21 of IATSE, the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees. He first came to the BSBC in early 2010, and is happy to give back to the sangha in the role of Vice President this year.

Edna Telep – Treasurer and Program Committee

Judy Henderson – Secretary

Leslie Morgan – Assistant Secretary and Outreach & Service Committee

Members At Large and Their Service Committees: 

Janet Weathers – Program Committee

Lauren Phelps Program Committee

Eugene Pevzner – Co-Chair Communications Committee, Technology Consultant

K.C. Focht – Co-Chair Communications Committee

Joe Beck –  Communications Committee

Rika Barrett – Co-Chair Outreach & Service Committee

Marilyn Picciotti – Outreach & Service Committee,
Collections for Homeless and Pet Shelters

Bill Regan – Outreach & Service Committee,
the “Muffin Man” who delivers muffins every week to the Homeless shelter.

Louise Wiley – Maintains Library

Any member can become a board member and get involved .  Let the president or vice president know if you would like to join the board and one of the committees. 


We would like to thank all our members who contributed to the sangha over the years.