Past Events (Page 50)

No Meeting – Early July Summer Recess

We will not be meeting this Sunday. However, next week we will have a regularly scheduled practice.  The talk and Q & A is titled, “Even the Present Moment Is an Illusion”.

No Meeting – July 4th Weekend

Happy Fourth of July!! Enjoy the nation’s independence day with its revolutionary ideals of liberty, equality before the law, and limited constitutional government.  Let us celebrate in thanksgiving. The Fellowship will not be meeting this weekend.

Buddhism Is A Religion

The Buddha is still speaking to us from over 2,000 years ago. How can we best hear his message? How can take his teaching to heart? 21st century Americans tend to misunderstand and overlook the metaphysical and religious foundations of the teachings. Based on David Brazier book with the same name, the talk and subsequent…

Solstice Dhammanusati: Contemplative Practice

This regular and popular monthly practice is an ancient form of deep listening; Dhammanusati is proven practice to develop an authentic spiritual connection and transformation. In keeping in line with Summer Solstice, this month’s special reading will focus on the Buddha’s words on light and darkness. The central practices of Buddhism are meditation and Buddha-recitation…

Buddha Nature: The Original Goodness

Original sin vs the Buddhist view of original goodness. Buddha nature is the fundamental and awakened nature of all beings. It is because of this fact, that we human beings have the inherent capacity to realize enlightenment, and thus transcend dukkha. This talk will look into the Buddha’s teaching on Buddha nature from the Mahayana…

Body Mind Workshop with Patricia Shelton

Transform Suffering into Wisdom Have you ever felt stuck or overwhelmed by emotions & controlling habitual patterns? Friday, June 12,  2015 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. College of East Asian Studies, Wesleyan University 343 Washington Terrace, Middletown, Connecticut $50 contribution in cash or check accepted at the door or pre-register using the form below. (no…

Is Meditation The Only Medication We Need?

This talk will explore how using a variety of skillful means to treat our mental and physical ailments, coupled with our dharma practice, may be the best approach in certain situations. We will review an article entitled “My Practice Without Meds” by Kiera Van Gelder which published in Buddhadharma magazine and will reflect on the…

Seeing through the Buddha’s Eyes

This is the second of a 2 talk series. Explore the practice of contemplative photography and how looking mindfully though a camera (or cellphone!) lens can help us to practice mindfulness and gratitude while also teaching us about craving and impermanence. On April 19th, during the first talk, Fellowship members and friends were encouraged to…

Memorial Day Sunday: No meeting

This weekend, there will not be a Sunday morning practice at 10 a.m. on May 24, 2015. See you on May 31th for practice. The discussion topic will be Seeing Through the Eyes of the Buddha. It will include Q & A.

The Mindfulness Fantasy

This talk will explore the true purpose of Buddhism and the practicality of mindfulness practice (satI) for the average lay person. Mindfulness is technique original to Buddhism that has, in recent times, become secularized like the Hindu practice of yoga. Instead of being a way to connect with the godhead, yoga has been reduced to…