Special Events

A four-part series 
Will now happen online
April 16 & 30, May 14 & 28
1:00 pm – 2:30 pm 
6:30 pm – 7:30 pm (tentative*)

We had originally planned both an afternoon and an evening session for each date, however, given the changed circumstances, we are thinking of offering just the afternoon section. * If you want to participate and cannot make the afternoon time, please let us know. 

Whether you have already expressed interest or not, we are asking that anyone who wants to take the course let us know soon by emailing our registrar Carol Rougvie .

We will be using Bhikkhu Analayo’s course material, which can be found on the BCBS web-site. This study is strongly based in Buddha dharma and uses classical, textual material to consider and to formulate a clear ethical basis for a Climate Ethic. In these times of global crisis, this material opens ways for us to engage compassionately and wisely in the world’s suffering, while at the same time, to work in our meditation practice with ways to steady our own hearts and take our Dharma understandings deeper and our practice further along the path. The course does not give a mandate or a formula of what to do or how to do it.  It assumes and honors that each of us will find our own balance and clarity as the climate and the context of our lives are changing. 

It is becoming clear to so many that the Corona Virus Pandemic is climate change grown apparent and real, in our lives here and now – as real as the fires in California and Australia, the loss of the coral reefs and untold numbers of species, and the rising seas. 

Judson Brewer Dharma Talk –
A Talk with Judson Brewer, February 29, 2020

Dharma Teacher and noted Psychiatrist Judson Brewer, an expert in the field of mindfulness-based habit change and a long-time practitioner, offered a dharma talk on “The Factors of Awakening and Reward-Based Learning”.  Listen to Judson’s Talk

Being Mindful of Race,  A talk with Ruth King, June 25 2018
Senior Vipassana teacher Ruth King discussed her book Mindful of Race: Transforming Racism from the Inside Out. For a synopsis

Vesak Day (Buddha Day) May 29, 2018

We celebrated Vesak Day 2018 with a sit and potluck at St. Barnabas in Norwich.