• Practice and Talk Meeting
    Twice a month, we offer two unique opportunities to explore the core teachings and practices of Buddhism, and the unconditional compassion of Shin Buddhism. Our Practice & Talks are non-committing occasions to learn about Buddhism in a nurturing, gentle, and systematic way. Open to the general public. No experience necessary. The Practice & Talk is divided in a few segments: Reflection, Meditation, and Talk. The first segment of the Sunday morning practice focuses on a couple of standard and short Buddhist rituals like going for refuge; the second part focuses on meditation practices, which include voice and sitting meditation plus sutra (scriptural) chanting; the third portion of the P & A is devoted to an intellectual engagement with the teachings. There is no lecturing or sermonizing; participation is important but not required. The talk can be a discussion of a reading, a formal talk but it is always enveloped with discussion and Q & A. The session becomes a learning experience for everyone including the teacher. $10 per person. No none will be turned away for lack of funds. A short Introduction to Meditation Training session will be held before the gathering at 9:45 a.m. (if volunteers are available) About the Unique Meditation Space Our meditation space is unmatched in Connecticut. You might have to go to Japan to experience a similar traditional atmosphere. The room is adorned with light colored wood with traditional designs that create a serene ambiance that soothes the mind and senses. An entire wall is a clear glass window that overlooks a spectacular Zen garden and adjacent tatami room. Visit our main website at http://www.bffct.org for Calendar and topic of discussion, and more information on our Meetup, beliefs, and practices

    Buddhist Faith Fellowship

    Mansfield Freeman Center 343 Washington Terrace · Middletown, CT

  • Meditation Circle in Glastonbury
    Come learn some simple and effective mindfulness techniques offered by Melissa Lewis, RN BSN. Meditation has been shown to reduce stress and promote well-being. From beginner to seasoned practitioner, all are welcome to join this meditation circle. No previous meditation experience nor affiliation with any particular religion nor belief necessary. We will begin with a silent meditation seated in chairs, then shift to walking meditation, and conclude with a loving-kindness practice. $10 suggested donation to support our community services

    Silk Road

    39 New London Tpke, Glen Lochen, #206 · Glastonbury, CT

    1 comment
  • Practice and Talk Meeting
    Twice a month, we offer two unique opportunities to explore the core teachings and practices of Buddhism, and the unconditional compassion of Shin Buddhism. Our Practice & Talks are non-committing occasions to learn about Buddhism in a nurturing, gentle, and systematic way. Open to the general public. No experience necessary. The Practice & Talk is divided in a few segments: Reflection, Meditation, and Talk. The first segment of the Sunday morning practice focuses on a couple of standard and short Buddhist rituals like going for refuge; the second part focuses on meditation practices, which include voice and sitting meditation plus sutra (scriptural) chanting; the third portion of the P & A is devoted to an intellectual engagement with the teachings. There is no lecturing or sermonizing; participation is important but not required. The talk can be a discussion of a reading, a formal talk but it is always enveloped with discussion and Q & A. The session becomes a learning experience for everyone including the teacher. $10 per person. No none will be turned away for lack of funds. A short Introduction to Meditation Training session will be held before the gathering at 9:45 a.m. (if volunteers are available) About the Unique Meditation Space Our meditation space is unmatched in Connecticut. You might have to go to Japan to experience a similar traditional atmosphere. The room is adorned with light colored wood with traditional designs that create a serene ambiance that soothes the mind and senses. An entire wall is a clear glass window that overlooks a spectacular Zen garden and adjacent tatami room. Visit our main website at http://www.bffct.org for Calendar and topic of discussion, and more information on our Meetup, beliefs, and practices

    Buddhist Faith Fellowship

    Mansfield Freeman Center 343 Washington Terrace · Middletown, CT

  • Buddhism 1.0 Course: The Eight Steps to Happiness
    How can you live a happy life with wisdom, compassion, and tranquility of mind? This course will look into what the Buddha discovered and his recommendation on walking the path of awareness and compassion. Registration ends September 30, 2018. Classes start October 14, 2018. Limited enrollment. The Eight Steps to Happiness course will meet 3 times over a 3-month period. The course is divided into three classes based on the three Buddhist trainings and disciplines: The Wisdom Teachings, the Morality Teachings, and Mental Discipline. Open to beginners and veteran practitioners who are looking for a refresher course. ***IMPORTANT: this course is open only for those meetup members who officially register using the link below. To learn more and register, visit http://bffct.org/bff/buddhism-1-0-eight-steps-to-happiness/

    Buddhist Faith Fellowship

    Mansfield Freeman Center 343 Washington Terrace · Middletown, CT

  • Practice and Talk Meeting
    Twice a month, we offer two unique opportunities to explore the core teachings and practices of Buddhism, and the unconditional compassion of Shin Buddhism. Our Practice & Talks are non-committing occasions to learn about Buddhism in a nurturing, gentle, and systematic way. Open to the general public. No experience necessary. The Practice & Talk is divided in a few segments: Reflection, Meditation, and Talk. The first segment of the Sunday morning practice focuses on a couple of standard and short Buddhist rituals like going for refuge; the second part focuses on meditation practices, which include voice and sitting meditation plus sutra (scriptural) chanting; the third portion of the P & A is devoted to an intellectual engagement with the teachings. There is no lecturing or sermonizing; participation is important but not required. The talk can be a discussion of a reading, a formal talk but it is always enveloped with discussion and Q & A. The session becomes a learning experience for everyone including the teacher. $10 per person. No none will be turned away for lack of funds. A short Introduction to Meditation Training session will be held before the gathering at 9:45 a.m. (if volunteers are available) About the Unique Meditation Space Our meditation space is unmatched in Connecticut. You might have to go to Japan to experience a similar traditional atmosphere. The room is adorned with light colored wood with traditional designs that create a serene ambiance that soothes the mind and senses. An entire wall is a clear glass window that overlooks a spectacular Zen garden and adjacent tatami room. Visit our main website at http://www.bffct.org for Calendar and topic of discussion, and more information on our Meetup, beliefs, and practices

    Buddhist Faith Fellowship

    Mansfield Freeman Center 343 Washington Terrace · Middletown, CT

  • Meditation Circle in Glastonbury
    Come learn some simple and effective mindfulness techniques offered by Melissa Lewis, RN BSN. Meditation has been shown to reduce stress and promote well-being. From beginner to seasoned practitioner, all are welcome to join this meditation circle. No previous meditation experience nor affiliation with any particular religion nor belief necessary. We will begin with a silent meditation seated in chairs, then shift to walking meditation, and conclude with a loving-kindness practice. $10 suggested donation to support our community services

    Silk Road

    39 New London Tpke, Glen Lochen, #206 · Glastonbury, CT

  • Practice and Talk Meeting
    Twice a month, we offer two unique opportunities to explore the core teachings and practices of Buddhism, and the unconditional compassion of Shin Buddhism. Our Practice & Talks are non-committing occasions to learn about Buddhism in a nurturing, gentle, and systematic way. Open to the general public. No experience necessary. The Practice & Talk is divided in a few segments: Reflection, Meditation, and Talk. The first segment of the Sunday morning practice focuses on a couple of standard and short Buddhist rituals like going for refuge; the second part focuses on meditation practices, which include voice and sitting meditation plus sutra (scriptural) chanting; the third portion of the P & A is devoted to an intellectual engagement with the teachings. There is no lecturing or sermonizing; participation is important but not required. The talk can be a discussion of a reading, a formal talk but it is always enveloped with discussion and Q & A. The session becomes a learning experience for everyone including the teacher. $10 per person. No none will be turned away for lack of funds. A short Introduction to Meditation Training session will be held before the gathering at 9:45 a.m. (if volunteers are available) About the Unique Meditation Space Our meditation space is unmatched in Connecticut. You might have to go to Japan to experience a similar traditional atmosphere. The room is adorned with light colored wood with traditional designs that create a serene ambiance that soothes the mind and senses. An entire wall is a clear glass window that overlooks a spectacular Zen garden and adjacent tatami room. Visit our main website at http://www.bffct.org for Calendar and topic of discussion, and more information on our Meetup, beliefs, and practices

    Buddhist Faith Fellowship

    Mansfield Freeman Center 343 Washington Terrace · Middletown, CT

  • Practice and Talk Meeting
    Twice a month, we offer two unique opportunities to explore the core teachings and practices of Buddhism, and the unconditional compassion of Shin Buddhism. Our Practice & Talks are non-committing occasions to learn about Buddhism in a nurturing, gentle, and systematic way. Open to the general public. No experience necessary. The Practice & Talk is divided in a few segments: Reflection, Meditation, and Talk. The first segment of the Sunday morning practice focuses on a couple of standard and short Buddhist rituals like going for refuge; the second part focuses on meditation practices, which include voice and sitting meditation plus sutra (scriptural) chanting; the third portion of the P & A is devoted to an intellectual engagement with the teachings. There is no lecturing or sermonizing; participation is important but not required. The talk can be a discussion of a reading, a formal talk but it is always enveloped with discussion and Q & A. The session becomes a learning experience for everyone including the teacher. $10 per person. No none will be turned away for lack of funds. A short Introduction to Meditation Training session will be held before the gathering at 9:45 a.m. (if volunteers are available) About the Unique Meditation Space Our meditation space is unmatched in Connecticut. You might have to go to Japan to experience a similar traditional atmosphere. The room is adorned with light colored wood with traditional designs that create a serene ambiance that soothes the mind and senses. An entire wall is a clear glass window that overlooks a spectacular Zen garden and adjacent tatami room. Visit our main website at http://www.bffct.org for Calendar and topic of discussion, and more information on our Meetup, beliefs, and practices

    Buddhist Faith Fellowship

    Mansfield Freeman Center 343 Washington Terrace · Middletown, CT

  • Practice and Talk Meeting
    Twice a month, we offer two unique opportunities to explore the core teachings and practices of Buddhism, and the unconditional compassion of Shin Buddhism. Our Practice & Talks are non-committing occasions to learn about Buddhism in a nurturing, gentle, and systematic way. Open to the general public. No experience necessary. The Practice & Talk is divided in a few segments: Reflection, Meditation, and Talk. The first segment of the Sunday morning practice focuses on a couple of standard and short Buddhist rituals like going for refuge; the second part focuses on meditation practices, which include voice and sitting meditation plus sutra (scriptural) chanting; the third portion of the P & A is devoted to an intellectual engagement with the teachings. There is no lecturing or sermonizing; participation is important but not required. The talk can be a discussion of a reading, a formal talk but it is always enveloped with discussion and Q & A. The session becomes a learning experience for everyone including the teacher. $10 per person. No none will be turned away for lack of funds. A short Introduction to Meditation Training session will be held before the gathering at 9:45 a.m. (if volunteers are available) About the Unique Meditation Space Our meditation space is unmatched in Connecticut. You might have to go to Japan to experience a similar traditional atmosphere. The room is adorned with light colored wood with traditional designs that create a serene ambiance that soothes the mind and senses. An entire wall is a clear glass window that overlooks a spectacular Zen garden and adjacent tatami room. Visit our main website at http://www.bffct.org for Calendar and topic of discussion, and more information on our Meetup, beliefs, and practices

    Buddhist Faith Fellowship

    Mansfield Freeman Center 343 Washington Terrace · Middletown, CT

  • Practice and Talk Meeting
    Twice a month, we offer two unique opportunities to explore the core teachings and practices of Buddhism, and the unconditional compassion of Shin Buddhism. Our Practice & Talks are non-committing occasions to learn about Buddhism in a nurturing, gentle, and systematic way. Open to the general public. No experience necessary. The Practice & Talk is divided in a few segments: Reflection, Meditation, and Talk. The first segment of the Sunday morning practice focuses on a couple of standard and short Buddhist rituals like going for refuge; the second part focuses on meditation practices, which include voice and sitting meditation plus sutra (scriptural) chanting; the third portion of the P & A is devoted to an intellectual engagement with the teachings. There is no lecturing or sermonizing; participation is important but not required. The talk can be a discussion of a reading, a formal talk but it is always enveloped with discussion and Q & A. The session becomes a learning experience for everyone including the teacher. $10 per person. No none will be turned away for lack of funds. A short Introduction to Meditation Training session will be held before the gathering at 9:45 a.m. (if volunteers are available) About the Unique Meditation Space Our meditation space is unmatched in Connecticut. You might have to go to Japan to experience a similar traditional atmosphere. The room is adorned with light colored wood with traditional designs that create a serene ambiance that soothes the mind and senses. An entire wall is a clear glass window that overlooks a spectacular Zen garden and adjacent tatami room. Visit our main website at http://www.bffct.org for Calendar and topic of discussion, and more information on our Meetup, beliefs, and practices

    Buddhist Faith Fellowship

    Mansfield Freeman Center 343 Washington Terrace · Middletown, CT