Author Archives: Joe Beck

Green Tara Service for Gil Howard

Dear Sangha Friends, It is with a heavy heart that we announce that our beloved Gil Howard has passed away. Gil was a long-time member and a foundational support of the Buddhist Sangha of Bucks County. He served as our … Continue reading

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Gratitude and Lojong and the Art of Stretching the Mind

On August 8th, we had the pleasure of being students of John Wentz for an hour. The goal of John’s discussion was, as he stated, to stretch us in ways we may not have experienced in the past. Well I … Continue reading

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Being present, self care, mindfulness and more

Jan 25th we reviewed the Four Turnings of the Mind, also known as the Four Reminders which are    The rare and precious human life of leisure and opportunity    Death and impermanence    The unsatisfactory nature of the cycle … Continue reading

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Giving and God and Such

On Monday 12/28, we had an open topic night. Phil kicked it off giving us a brief summary of an article he had written last week (see here) We talked for a little while about the importance of moderation and … Continue reading

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Giving and Receiving in the Holiday Spirit

A Challenge for Parents and Kids Alike By Philip Brown Whether we are celebrating Christmas, Hanukkah, or Kwanzaa, we can all agree that the holidays can bring out the best of us and the worst of us. As the big … Continue reading

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Why We Meditate

On Monday 12/21, our discussion was just that–Why we meditate. I prepared some material which I’ll share with you here but we didn’t really get to most of it. As it turns out, this was one of those nights where … Continue reading

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