Category Archives: buddhism

BSBC retreat in December @ Makefield Friends Meeting w/ Padma Dharini

Please join us at Makefield Friends Meeting House on December 14th 7pm-9pm, for a dharma talk and a day long retreat Saturday 12/15 The theme of the retreat will be Madhupindika or “Honey Ball” Sutta:   – The Discourse of how … Continue reading

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Rebecca Li November 5 – 2018

On Nov 5, 2018 Rebecca Li gave instructions and lead a guided meditation that settles into the practice of Just Sitting or Silent Illumination. The practice of Silent Illumination is similar to the practice of Zen Shikantaza. That evening we also heard … Continue reading

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Taking Refuge – What does it mean to you?

What does Taking Refuge mean to you? One way we can take refuge is: – To appreciate and honor the original teacher, the one who awoke. – To appreciate and honor the dharma teachings kept alive for thousands of years, … Continue reading

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If I Only Had a Self

On Monday evening (September 11, 2017), the Buddhist Sangha of Bucks County was fortunate to have visiting Zen teacher Andre Teasan Halaw practice with us. It was a very engaging and lively discussion. This is a blog. These opinions or … 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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Rebecca Li’s Dharma Talk

We were delighted to have Rebecca Li back to the Yardley Friends Meetinghouse this past Monday, February 13th. The Audio of the dharma talk is available below: One reason we attend Dharma talks is to learn about Buddhism. Part of … Continue reading

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January 2017 Setting The Intention: Sila & The Five Precepts

The discussion theme for the month is: “Setting The Intention: Sila & The Five Precepts”January 2nd:  “To Practice Compassionate Action”, led by Janet with an introduction on “Sila” by Lauren. [Avoiding Harm]January 9th:  “To Practice Contentment”, led by Joe Beck [Avoiding Stealing]January 16th:  … Continue reading

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Sila and Moving Beyond Guilt

Last night Janet Weathers led a discussion about Sila – ethical conduct, one of the six paramitas (perfections or perfect realizations). It was a rich overview in which she included perspectives from both Thich Nhat Hanah and Joseph Goldstein, two … Continue reading

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