• Buddhist Family Practice

    Wesleyan University's College of East Asian Studies

    As a part of Buddhist Faith Fellowship of CT, we offer a special service geared toward families with children aged birth to twelve. Our meetings include: - Opening prayer and candle lighting - Setting our intentions (short prayers based on Buddhist teachings) - Mindfulness practices, including chanting, sitting meditation, and walking meditation - Readings and activities centered on Buddhist teachings Please dress comfortably. We have chairs and cushions available, but feel free to bring your favorite cushion from home. Younger children may wish to bring a favorite stuffed animal for "breathing buddy" meditation. A donation of $10 per family is suggested. We look forward to seeing you!

  • Buddhism 1.0 Course: Achieving Happiness

    Wesleyan University's College of East Asian Studies

    Discover the Buddha’s path on how to have a happy life full of awareness, compassion, and wisdom. This Buddhism 1.0 course will explore the Buddha’s 10 Perfections, his foundational teachings for realizing the Bodhisattva’s path for living with inner happiness and purpose. Uncover an ancient wisdom and way of life to realize inner freedom that reveal the inherent beauty and worth in every person, and awaken the mind to the wonder of this world. With our founding teacher, and one of Connecticut’s most well-known teachers, Rev. Senpai, this introductory Buddhism 1.0 module will survey topics such as cultivating ethical integrity, patience, resolve, lovingkindness and balance. Achieving Happiness will meet 3 times over a 3-month period. Open to beginners and veteran practitioners who are looking for a refresher course. Limited enrollment. Pre-requisites: none. To learn more and to register, visit our web site. https://bffct.org/bff/ And don’t forget to join us on Facebook. https://www.facebook.com/groups/857386171041037/

  • Spring Mindfulness Retreat – experience serenity

    Wesleyan University's College of East Asian Studies

    With meditation teacher, Melissa Lewis RN, BSN the 18th annual Spring Mindfulness Retreat will take place at the beautiful Mansfield Freeman Center for East Asian Studies at Wesleyan University in Middletown, CT. This 3-morning morning retreat offers for a little mental spring cleaning. It includes: basic sitting meditation instruction, conscious breathing, sitting, walking, and noble silence. The instructor will offer an introduction session to meditation prior to the retreat. Also, there are no prerequisites to attend; it’s for beginners to the most experienced. Register soon because retreat space is limited. Registration ends May 21, 2019. To learn more and to register, visit the Buddhist Faith Fellowship’s web site. https://bffct.org/bff/spring-mindfulness-retreat/ And don’t forget to join us on Facebook. https://www.facebook.com/groups/857386171041037/