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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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Mindfull or Mind Full?

Notice how pedaling the exercise bike starts the display & when you stop, it turns off after a few seconds? Similarly meditation powers up your mindfulness muscle so you enjoy the benefits throughout the day. When you stop returning to … Continue reading

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Dr. Rebecca Li on Why do we practice? Why do we sit? 4/29/19

We are pleased that Dr. Rebecca Li will be with us again on Monday, April 29, for guided meditation and teachings. Rebecca will explore with us the topic “Why do we practice? Why do we sit?” With these questions in mind, we … Continue reading

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Please read this when I’m buried – Thich Nhat Hanh

This is from Thich Nhat Hanh. It is a beautiful homage to the earth. I’ve decided to leave instruction that this please be read when I’m buried: “The earth has been there for a long time. She is mother to … Continue reading

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2019 Meditation Retreats

At some point you will find yourself considering taking time to deepen your meditation practice by attending meditation retreat. There are various retreat structures to choose from, and they are all wonderful, ranging from a day of mindfulness at a … Continue reading

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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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Lama Gursam Retreat – June 30, 2018

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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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