Meditation is a method for acquainting our mind with virtue. The more familiar our mind is with virtue, the calmer and more peaceful it becomes. When our mind is peaceful we are free from worries and mental discomfort, and we experience true happiness.

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The support of Sangha – spiritual friends who inspire us by their example, assist us in our practice, and encourage us to follow correct paths – is central to the Buddhist way of life.

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The founder of Buddhism in this world was Buddha Shakyamuni who lived and taught in India some two and a half thousand years ago. Since then millions of people around the world have followed the pure spiritual path he revealed.

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Releasing the Past, Creating a Happy “Now”

We all have difficulties in our past, but we don’t have to keep carrying them. One saying is, “Don’t look back; you aren’t going that way.”  This course will look at ways to let go of the past and create a happier, more peaceful life. 

Buddhist Tips for a Happy, Peaceful, Vacation

We’re looking forward to vacations, but sometimes they can be stressful and not totally satisfying.  Enjoy some Buddhist tips for having happy, relaxed, and loving vacations.  Two sessions with a break for snacks in between. 

4th of July

DATE:  JULY 4th TIME:  5:00 PM This July 4th, we’ll meet on City Island for a walk back and forth on the pedestrian bridge that crosses the river.  Afterward, we will head back to our Center for a vegetarian potluck meal, and then out to see the fireworks. Everyone is welcome.  Please bring vegetarian food […]