What we’re about
We host our In-person Practice & Talk Meetings on the 2nd and/or 4th Sunday of the month, from 9:00 – 10:30 a.m. at Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut. Our meetings includes quiet sitting meditation, mindfulness, sacred chants, discussion, Q & A, and so much more.
Our gatherings includes innovative format and lively discussions that blend classic Buddhism with the uplifting Shin Buddhist teachings. No experience or knowledge of Buddhism is necessary in order to join our gatherings.
Practice and Talk Meeting Rules: Practice kind speech, be courteous, and abstain from talking about current politics. Please turn off your cell phones during the meetings.
Suggested Donation: $10 - $15 to help cover costs for our extensive outreach, Meetup, the use of Zoom Video Communications, internet services, and standard operating costs.
Thank you in advance for your generous support. Visit https://bffct.org/bff/give/
What is the Buddhist Faith Fellowship?
Established in 2001, we are one of Connecticut's most established Buddhist organizations. Since then, with the vision and guidance of our founding teacher, Rev. Senpai Daishin, M.A., the Fellowship has offered a full array of spiritual activities that include our popular Practice & Talk Meetings. In the past we hosted many programs and groups like the Stoa Buddhist Philosophy Group, 12 Step Buddhist, end of life programs, and plenty of other opportunities to learn about and practice Buddhism in the contemporary American context.
Visit our main web site for calendar of event and plenty of information on Buddhist philosophy and practice. Take a look at our web site at http://bffct.org/bff
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- PRACTICE & TALK MEETING - "As Is: Sona-Mana"Buddhist Faith Fellowship, Middletown, CT
Attend, Practice & Learn
Come and explore the core teachings and practices of Buddhism, as a philosophy of life and deep spiritual practice, that blends classic Buddhist with novel Shin Buddhist teachings, with one of Connecticut's most well-known Buddhist teachers, Rev. Daishin Senpai, M.A.
Our Practice & Talk meetings offer the Buddhist teachings in a caring and meaningful way with the goal of helping ordinary people transform suffering into peace and liberation.
Our meetings at include sitting meditation, sacred chants, incense offering, Q & A, and so much more. Open to the general public, beginners, and veteran practitioners alike. No experience with Buddhism is necessary in order to attend or learn.
This week, we will be exploring the Rev. (Dr.) Taitetsu Unno’s modern classic, “River of Fire, River of Water”. Visit our Meetup or Facebook groups to learn about the chapter to be discussed; the chapter will be named in the title of the event’s announcement. Also, you can click on our Connect tab, to sign-up for our newsletter. Remember, you don’t need to read anything to attend and enjoy the meeting. Visit our main web site at https://bffct.org/bff/
WE HIGHLY RECOMMEND that you give yourself time to sign-in online or arrive in-person before the 9 a.m. meeting.
Our Location: Our location is unparalleled in Connecticut which includes a must see authentic Zen garden and tatami room.
Parking: Limited parking on Washington Terrace but there is plenty on Mt. Vernon Street which is the side street, next to the center.
Meeting Rules: Practice kind speech, be courteous, and abstain from talking about current politics or display or wear political or offensive symbols or imagery.
Suggested Donation: $10 -$15 (cash or check) to help cover costs for our Zoom meeting, internet services, our extensive outreach efforts, and standard operating costs. Thank you in advance for your generous support.
To give a one-time donation, visit https://bffct.org/bff/give/
To become a supporting member, visit https://bffct.org/bff/online-membership-enrollment/
*Once or twice a month on Sundays; except during summer recess, and a couple other occasions, and the availability of Rev. Senpai M.A.