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The Opposite of Grasping Is Intimacy by Lama Willa Miller

AROUND THE PERIPHERY of the Mahabodhi Temple in Bodhgaya, India, along a path where pilgrims circumambulate, rose-colored walls of solid stone depict scenes from the Buddha’s life, hand carved in lifelike relief. My favorite of these is the scene depicting the … Continue reading

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James Reis on “When Things Fall Apart” by Pema Chodron

When Things Fall Apart:  Heart Advice for Difficult Times -by Pema Chodron How can we live our lives when everything seems to fall apart – when we are continually overcome by fear, anxiety and pain?  The answer, Pema Chodron suggests, … Continue reading

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The eightfold path is the fourth ennobling task – Discussion

The eightfold path is the fourth ennobling task.   It is what leads to cessation.The eightfold path can be divided into three sections: understanding, ethics and morality, and meditative practice. Understanding or Wisdom Wise View Wise Intention Ethics or Morality Wise Speech … Continue reading

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Selected Readings for Virtual Sangha Meetings

Incense OfferingIn gratitude we offer this incense to all the Buddhas and Bodhisattvasthroughout space and time. May it be as fragrant as earth herself, reflecting our careful efforts, ourwholehearted awareness, and the fruit of understanding slowly ripening. May we and … Continue reading

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Practicing with others online during pandemic (COVID-19)

Note: Most of the links use Zoom – is an online video conferencing platform. You can download the Zoom application for Windows or Mac for free, or you can access Zoom via their free apps for iOS (iPhone, iPad) and Android. … Continue reading

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Bhikkhu Analayo next 4 weeks @ Buddhist Sangha

As we embark in this New Year, May your weeks be filled with peace, love, happiness and joy. Here’s to a wonderful and joyous new year! The next four weeks we will be sharing a recorded video and meditation series offered freely through … Continue reading

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Retreat into Being – December 31, 2019

12/31/2019 – On this last evening of the year, you are invited to join the BSBC community for a rare and lovely opportunity to engage in extended meditation practice with our sangha. The retreat will be from 8 pm to 12 … Continue reading

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Stephen Procter 4 week series in Nov/Dec 2019

Stephen Procter will be joining us via Skype to teach a 4 week series:  Mindfulness in Daily Living (MIDL) Flexible Attention in Mindfulness Meditation  Check out his website so you can get familiar with Flexible Attention The Ability to Soften in … Continue reading

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Lama Gursam – How to love yourself and others in challenging times

Join us for and evening and full day urban retreat : how to love yourself and others in challenging times with Lama Gursam Suggested donation $40 Fri eve/Sat all day Or $20 Fri eve; $25 Sat day Love is the … Continue reading

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Guest Teacher Rebecca Li – No self or Not self – applying the teachings to every day life – 11/18/2019

Here are the recordings from Rebecca’s visit, first half: On Monday, November 18th, we were happy to host Dr. Rebecca Li at the Sangha. A dharma heir in the Chan lineage of Master Sheng Yen, Rebecca lead us in guided … Continue reading

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