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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. The central practices of Buddhism are meditation and Buddha-recitation (Nembutsu). Of the meditation practices, one of the most important practices is called Dhammanusati, the Contemplation of the Dharma. The practice…

Spiritual Devotion

Devotion is a central part of the practice of most traditional Buddhists. Devotion includes rituals such as offering flowers and incense, bowing, chanting, and taking a pilgrimage to holy sites. Although there may be different objects of veneration among the various denominations, all of them focus devotion to the Three Jewels: the Buddha, the Dharma,…

Faith, Vows, and Practice: The Basic Tenets of Buddhism

Faith, Vows, and Practice are known as the tripod of Buddhist practice. These basic tenets support our journey along the path in order to successfully realize our inner potential to deeply love and understand. In brief, Faith is conviction, Vows are the aspirations, and Practice is method. This talk will explore these tenets and how…

Seeing through the Buddha’s Eyes

This is the first 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. Fellowship members and friends will be encouraged to try seeing in this way and…

Sunday April 12th Practice is canceled

Dhammanusati: Contemplative Practice Sunday morning practice is canceled due to Harvard Pilgrim Marathon (Many streets around the Fellowship will be closed to parking)   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. The central practices of Buddhism are…

Flower Festival – Buddha’s Birthday

Celebrate Flower Festival, known as Hana-masturi, which honors the birth of the historical Buddha, Siddhartha Gautama over 2,500 years ago. Come and join us in our  presentation of the birth story and learn about the basic teachings of the Buddha, wash and offer flowers to the baby Buddha, listen to sacred chants, music and more.…

The Dead Sea Scrolls of Buddhism

Twenty years ago, the assumptions on the origins of Buddhism was shattered with the discovery of the 2000 year old Gandhari birch bark scrolls in Eastern Afghanistan. They comprise the oldest collection of Buddhist scriptures and commentaries dating as far back as 100 B.C.E. These manuscripts are considered the Dead Sea Scrolls or Hag Hammadi…

Mindful Kids Sunday Meeting

Learn to be attentive and compassion for the whole family. We will meet at the Buddhist Faith Fellowship in Middletown, Connecticut, Sunday, March 29, 2015, from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Please visit our meetup.com site “Mindful Kids” for more details & schedule Sessions are $10 per class minimum suggested donation per child. Directions available upon…

Dhammanusati: Contemplative Practice

As an ancient practice of deep listening, Dhammanusati is proven to develop an authentic spiritual connection and transformation. The central practices of Buddhism are meditation and Buddha-recitation (Nembutsu). Of the meditation practices, one of the most important practices is called Dhammanusati, the Contemplation of the Dharma. The practice consist of selecting a scriptural passage of…

Precepts for the Pure Land Practitioner

Often Western Pure Land practitioners wonder how to fully practice Buddhanusmirti (Buddha Recitation). What are the nuances of this practice? How can this practice make a real different in our lives? How can its practice open us to ultimate salvation? This talk and subsequent Q & A will look into how to realistically practice Pure…