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WE WOULD LIKE TO WELCOME YOU to our new Buddhist Spirituality & Recovery Group, a Meetup chapter of the Buddhist Faith Fellowship of Connecticut. Formerly, we were under the name, the 12 Step Buddhist and Recovery Meetup but we have since revamped our approach by integrating our meetings with the open-to-the-public Practice & Talk Meetings of the Buddhist Faith Fellowship, located in the Mansfield Freeman Center for East Asian Studies in Middletown, Connecticut.

The blend of traditional Buddhism with Shin Buddhist teachings offers an innovative and powerful combination to guide ordinary practitioners, as well as those in recovery, into a life of true entrusting and grace through the working of Other Power (Tariki). The Shin Buddhist path very much compliments the 12 Step approach to recovery, which emphasizes letting go of one's egoic self to the all-encompassing and Inconceivable Life and Light.

In many ways, we are all seeking recovery from suffering (dukkha) as taught in the Buddha's First Noble Truth. Therefore, we welcome anyone who is struggling in their life's journey, with or without addiction, including their family, friends, and other relationships, who seek to cultivate a little understanding, peace, and wholesome guidance through the 2,500 year old Buddhist path.

Our pubic meetings include an inspirational buddhist liturgy with scriptural readings, voice and silent meditation, mindfulness practices, and plenty of discussion. Since 2001, the Buddhist Faith Fellowship has been dedicated to living within Buddhist spirituality through practice.

Please note, we are no longer a Buddhist 12 step meeting group, nor do we claim that our present meetings are a sole substitute for those struggling with substance or other addictions. Our approach is a complimentary path for anyone who seeks recovery and liberation from suffering. On the road to full recovery from addiction, it is advisable to see a professional therapist, doctor, counselor, etc.

For more information, visit the Buddhist Faith Fellowship at www.bffct.org.

Upcoming events (4+)

Buddhist Practice & Talk Meeting

Buddhist Faith Fellowship of Connecticut

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, those in recovery and those who are not, transform suffering into peace and liberation.

Our meetings at include sitting meditation, sacred chants, incense offering, 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, nor do you have to be in recovery.

To join our meeting on Zoom, visit our main web site at www.bffct.org or click on the link below.

https://zoom.us/j/311788946
Meeting ID:[masked]
Password:[masked]

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 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.

Buddhist Practice & Talk Meeting

Buddhist Faith Fellowship of Connecticut

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, those in recovery and those who are not, transform suffering into peace and liberation.

Our meetings at include sitting meditation, sacred chants, incense offering, 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, nor do you have to be in recovery.

To join our meeting on Zoom, visit our main web site at www.bffct.org or click on the link below.

https://zoom.us/j/311788946
Meeting ID:[masked]
Password:[masked]

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 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.

Buddhist Practice & Talk Meeting

Buddhist Faith Fellowship of Connecticut

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, those in recovery and those who are not, transform suffering into peace and liberation.

Our meetings at include sitting meditation, sacred chants, incense offering, 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, nor do you have to be in recovery.

To join our meeting on Zoom, visit our main web site at www.bffct.org or click on the link below.

https://zoom.us/j/311788946
Meeting ID:[masked]
Password:[masked]

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 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.

Buddhist Practice & Talk Meeting

Buddhist Faith Fellowship of Connecticut

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, those in recovery and those who are not, transform suffering into peace and liberation.

Our meetings at include sitting meditation, sacred chants, incense offering, 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.

To join our meeting on Zoom, visit our main web site at www.bffct.org or click on the link below.

https://zoom.us/j/311788946
Meeting ID:[masked]
Password:[masked]

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 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.

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Buddhist Practice & Talk Meeting

Buddhist Faith Fellowship of Connecticut

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