Author Archives: David Clark

Third Annual Month of Gratitude

August is “Gratitude Month!” It has become a BSBC tradition to celebrate the practice of gratitude this month each year. The essential Buddhist view that all things are impermanent and pass away can easily lead us to feel vulnerable and … Continue reading

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Stepping On The Buddhist Path Through Gratitude

Open Discussion on “Forgiveness & Gratitude” Stepping On The Buddhist Path Through Gratitude Theme: Gratitude 08/07/2017 Discussion led by Phil Brown, President with help from David C. Clark, Co-Chair Program Committee Share your Gratitude with us on Appreciation Destination www.facebook.com/groups/AppreciationDestination    … Continue reading

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Benefiting Others: Awakening the Bodhichitta

Benefiting Others: Awakening the Bodhichitta Theme: Energy 07/31/2017 Discussion led by David C. Clark, Co-Chair Program Committee What is Viriya/Virya? The parami of Viriya, or paramita of Vīrya, is the perfection of Energy. In Buddhism it is often defined as … Continue reading

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Spiritual Training: Studying the Teachings

Spiritual Training: Studying the Teachings Theme: Energy 07/24/2017 Discussion let by Philip Murphy A man’s work is nothing but this slow trek to rediscover, through the detours of art, those two or three great and simple images in whose presence … Continue reading

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Character & Courage: The Development of Virtue

Character & Courage: The Development of Virtue Theme: Energy 07/17/2917 Discussion led by Phil Brown, President Character and Courage: The Development of Virtue The practice of the Virtues necessary for the attainment of truth too often takes second place to … Continue reading

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Exploring “Energy” in Late July 2017

The parami of Viriya, or paramita of Vīrya, is the perfection of Energy. In Buddhism it is often defined as effort or diligence, but the root of the Sanskrit word literally means “Hero.” It also serves as the etymology for … Continue reading

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“Patient Acceptance of the Path”

Patient Acceptance of the Path Theme: Patience 07/10/2017 Discussion led by David C. Clark, Co-Chair Program Committee We’ve titled the exploration of the Third Dimension of Patience as “Patient Acceptance of the Path”, but it could also be referred to … Continue reading

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“Reflections On Forgiveness”

Open Discussion on “Forgiveness” Theme: Patience 07/03/2017 Discussion led by Phil Brown, President REFLECTIONS ON FORGIVENESS   The need for forgiveness arises after there has been a violation of individual or social norms that is substantial enough to have caused … Continue reading

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“Patient Perseverance with Ourselves and Obstacles”

Patient Perseverance with Ourselves and Obstacles 06/26/2017 Discussion led by Leslie Morgan, Assistant Secretary; and Marc Kaye, Communications Committee “Patience is not sitting and waiting, it is foreseeing. It is looking at the thorn and seeing the rose, looking at … Continue reading

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“Practicing Patience with Others”

Patience with Others Discussion led by Phil Brown, President; and Janet Weathers, Program Committee Introduction to the Importance of Patience on the Buddhist Path The parami of Khanti, or paramita of Ksanti, is the perfection of Patience. In Buddhism it … Continue reading

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