Past Events (Page 52)

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. This week’s practice includes a reading from the Larger Sutra of Eternal Life. The central practices of Buddhism are meditation and Buddha-recitation (Nembutsu). Of the meditation practices, one of the…

Buddhist Psychology and Recovery Workshop

Friday, September 25, 2015 7 p.m. – 8 p.m. College for East Asian Studies 343 Washington Terrace, Middletown, CT $10 donation (online pre-registration required) Registration deadline – September 22nd Was Buddha the 1st Therapist? How can Buddhist beliefs and practice help alleviate our suffering? In this workshop we will discuss how Buddhism can help us…

Buddhist Family Practice

Buddhist Family Practice is an opportunity for families with children to practice mindfulness and learn traditional Buddhist teachings such as compassion, interdependence, and gratitude.  It follows the general Sunday practice format of the Connecticut’s premier Buddhist center, the Buddhist Faith Fellowship, but in a shorter, more relaxed format, with elements tailored to children under 13.  Babies and…

The Wisdom of Anger

This talk will explore 4 Buddhist techniques to work with anger. It will look into how mindfulness practice can cool the heat of antagonism and resentment. Based on a Shambhala Sun magazine article written by dharma teacher, Judy Lief, the talk will introduce 4 techniques on how to transform the powerful energy of anger into…

Kirtan with Krishna Das Field Trip

A group of Buddhist Faith Fellowship members and friends will be going up to Northampton, Mass. to listen/participate in a Krishna Das kirtan concert on Friday, Sept. 18.  from 7 p.m. – 10:30 p.m. Krishna Das is the most widely known kirtan wallah in the west today. Kirtan is a form of devotion which involves…

Buddha Basics: Faith, Vows, and Practice

What are the foundational teachings and practices in the Mahayana Pure Land path? Central to the Pure Land tradition are the Three Sambharas or Three Essentials: faith, vows, and practice. The Sambharas are known as the tripod of Buddhist life. These basic tenets support our journey along the path in order to help us successfully…

Mindful Kids Pot Luck Get-Together

As the end of summer approaches, we welcome the Mindful Kids group to join us for a pot-luck “play date” at  Pierson Park in Cromwell.  This is a nice chance for the families to get to know each other while the kids enjoy the playground. Bring a dish or two to share.  There are picnic tables…

No Meeting – Labor Day Weekend

We will not be meeting this Sunday. However, next week we will have a regularly scheduled practice.  The talk and Q & A is titled, “The Wisdom of Anger”.

How to Practice Boundless Love

May you be happy May you be safe May you be strong May you live with ease. Buddhism teaches about practicing unhindered loving-kindness as a key component in practicing the path. Metta, a word derived from the Pali language or “maitri” in Sanskrit, is translated as benevolence, friendliness, kindness or universal love. Beyond the concept,…

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…