Tag Archives: discussion

“Wisdom in Practice”

“Wisdom in Practice” Part I & II Panel Discussion & Open Discussion Over the course of the last month and a half the Buddhist Sangha of Bucks County investigated “Emptiness” and The Three Marks of Existence in the practice of … Continue reading

Posted in Home | Tagged , , , , , , , | Comments Off on “Wisdom in Practice”

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

Posted in buddhism, Home | Tagged , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Wisdom of Impermanence: What is Anicca?

Wisdom: What is Dukkha? “The Denial of Dukkha”

Wisdom: What is Dukkha? “The Denial of Dukkha” Dukkha is often translated as Suffering, but this definition tends to create complications for us. It can better be understood as Unsatifactoriness. “The word dukkha is made up of the prefix du … Continue reading

Posted in Home | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Wisdom: What is Dukkha? “The Denial of Dukkha”

Wisdom discussions in May 2017

The BSBC will be discussing Wisdom each Monday in May after 7pm meditation period. The aspect of Wisdom in our practice is the parami of Panna. How is wisdom different from knowledge? Emptiness and The Three Characteristics fall under this Wisdom category … Continue reading

Posted in Home | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Wisdom discussions in May 2017

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

Posted in buddhism, Home, Sila | Tagged | Comments Off on January 2017 Setting The Intention: Sila & The Five Precepts

December 2016 Schedule

Our sangha has social time and discussion 8-9pm following meditation 7pm-8pm  December 2016 looks like this. December 5: 1st Monday of month Meditation Instruction. John Wentz will join us again to offer a dharma talk and discussion December 12: Learning about … Continue reading

Posted in Home | Tagged | Comments Off on December 2016 Schedule

Buddhist Death Contemplation – 10/31/2016 Discussion

The Buddha said, “Of all footsteps, that of the elephant is supreme; of all mindfulness meditations, that on death is supreme.”; yet American Buddhism tends to devote little time to Death Contemplation.  With Halloween falling on a Monday night, the Sangha reflected … Continue reading

Posted in Home | Tagged , , , , , | Comments Off on Buddhist Death Contemplation – 10/31/2016 Discussion

Discussions Theme for Oct and Nov 2016

October 2016 we will be Learning about Contemporary Buddhist Teachers in the United States. In addition to learning about their background, we will discuss one or two of their main teachings. October 10: Suzuki Roshi (1904 – 1971) – a Soto Zen monk … Continue reading

Posted in Home | Tagged | Comments Off on Discussions Theme for Oct and Nov 2016

Stepping on the Buddhist Path through gratitude

One of the three marks of human existence according to Buddhist thought is impermanence (anicca in Pali). The idea that all things are impermanent and pass away can easily lead us to feel vulnerable and fearful, but it can also … Continue reading

Posted in Home | Tagged , | Comments Off on Stepping on the Buddhist Path through gratitude

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

Posted in Home | Tagged | Comments Off on Being present, self care, mindfulness and more