Author Archives: David Clark

The Ganges Mahamudra

The Ganges: Essential Instructions on Mahamudra Sanskrit: Mahamudra Upadesham | Tibetan: Chaggya Chenpo Menngag   Homage to glorious coemergence! [Mahamudra cannot be shown, …] p.15 Intelligent Naropa, tolerant of suffering, you have endured hardships and are devoted to the guru. … Continue reading

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Discussions on “Patience” in the Beginning of Summer 2017

The parami of Khanti, or paramita of Ksanti, is the perfection of Patience. In Buddhism it is often defined as forbearance, endurance, acceptance, or forgiveness, but according to its Pali roots it may be best defined as “willingness.” In the … Continue reading

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“Wisdom in Practice”

“Wisdom in Practice” Part I & II Panel Discussion & Open Discussion Over the course of the last month and a half the Buddhist Sangha of Bucks County investigated “Emptiness” and The Three Marks of Existence in the practice of … Continue reading

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Wisdom of Impermanence: What is Anicca?

“Wisdom of Impermanence: What is Anicca?” Discussion led  by Marc Kaye, Communications Committee “Not Always So” from a talk by Gil Fronsdal, 2001, Insight Meditation Center www.insightmeditationcenter.org/books-articles/articles/impermanence Insight into impermanence is central to Buddhist practice. The Buddhas last words were: … Continue reading

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“Wisdom of Non-self: What is Anatta?”

 “Wisdom of Non-self: What is Anatta?” Discussion led by Dave Mermelstein, Vice President of The Buddhist Sangha of Bucks County Below is what may be the most important part of Monday night’s discussion about Not Self— that it’s more skillful to … Continue reading

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George Haas Dharma Talk: “The Meaningful Life”

The Buddhist Sangha of Bucks County will be hosting our second “virtual” guest teacher and Mettagroup founder, George Haas, this time you will be able to view it live via YouTube Live on May 15th to discuss “The Meaningful Life” … Continue reading

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Wisdom: What is Dukkha? “The Denial of Dukkha”

Wisdom: What is Dukkha? “The Denial of Dukkha” Dukkha is often translated as Suffering, but this definition tends to create complications for us. It can better be understood as Unsatifactoriness. “The word dukkha is made up of the prefix du … Continue reading

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Buddhist Death Contemplation – 10/31/2016 Discussion

The Buddha said, “Of all footsteps, that of the elephant is supreme; of all mindfulness meditations, that on death is supreme.”; yet American Buddhism tends to devote little time to Death Contemplation.  With Halloween falling on a Monday night, the Sangha reflected … Continue reading

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