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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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Head & Heart Together – part three

Thai forest monk Thanissaro Bhikkhu teaches us how to use wisdom to cultivate compassion  The fourth principle [of karma] to remember concerns the karma you’re creating right now in reaction to other people’s pleasure and pain. If you’re resentful of … Continue reading

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DHARMA and THE ARTS December 2018

DHARMA and THE ARTS: Inspired by the teachings on awakening set forth by the Buddha, poetry of practitioners of the way, from Lao Tzu to Thich Naht Hahn, masters of movement, breath and spirit, and meditation artists using flowers, brush, … Continue reading

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Dharma Voices for Animals film and discussion

  Monday, January 15 and 25th, 2018, 8 PM (following meditation at 7) Join us for a two-part screening of the Dharma Voices for Animals (DVA) film, Animals and the Buddha. This powerful film explores our relationship with animals in the … Continue reading

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Third Annual Month of Gratitude

August is “Gratitude Month!” It has become a BSBC tradition to celebrate the practice of gratitude this month each year. The essential Buddhist view that all things are impermanent and pass away can easily lead us to feel vulnerable and … Continue reading

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Stepping On The Buddhist Path Through Gratitude

Open Discussion on “Forgiveness & Gratitude” Stepping On The Buddhist Path Through Gratitude Theme: Gratitude 08/07/2017 Discussion led by Phil Brown, President with help from David C. Clark, Co-Chair Program Committee Share your Gratitude with us on Appreciation Destination www.facebook.com/groups/AppreciationDestination    … Continue reading

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Benefiting Others: Awakening the Bodhichitta

Benefiting Others: Awakening the Bodhichitta Theme: Energy 07/31/2017 Discussion led by David C. Clark, Co-Chair Program Committee What is Viriya/Virya? The parami of Viriya, or paramita of Vīrya, is the perfection of Energy. In Buddhism it is often defined as … Continue reading

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Spiritual Training: Studying the Teachings

Spiritual Training: Studying the Teachings Theme: Energy 07/24/2017 Discussion let by Philip Murphy A man’s work is nothing but this slow trek to rediscover, through the detours of art, those two or three great and simple images in whose presence … Continue reading

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Exploring “Energy” in Late July 2017

The parami of Viriya, or paramita of Vīrya, is the perfection of Energy. In Buddhism it is often defined as effort or diligence, but the root of the Sanskrit word literally means “Hero.” It also serves as the etymology for … Continue reading

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“Patient Acceptance of the Path”

Patient Acceptance of the Path Theme: Patience 07/10/2017 Discussion led by David C. Clark, Co-Chair Program Committee We’ve titled the exploration of the Third Dimension of Patience as “Patient Acceptance of the Path”, but it could also be referred to … Continue reading

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