Welcome to the Burlington, Vermont Buddhist Sangha. Our group is in the Theravada-Vipassana school of Buddhism, although our intent is not to be sectarian. All are welcome.
The fellowship meets Sunday mornings from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Join us for dharma talk, meditation, fellowship, discussion, and tea. See the Where page for directions. You can find material from our past meetings in the Archive.
Due to concerns about Coronavirus, our Sangha will be meeting online rather than in-person for the near future. You can join us by clicking the link in our weekly email. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to inquire about being added to the list.
The nature of a Sangha is to be inclusive and, we believe, to actively work toward equality. To that end, we have collected some resources which you may find useful regarding anti-racism on a dedicated page.
Experiences we have and thoughts that we think can trigger strong emotions in our minds and bodies. Some of these feelings can be overwhelming. Paradoxically, these sensations can make it extremely difficult to notice the overwhelm, instead causing us to react in increasingly unskillful ways. In this week’s Sangha, Payton explored the challenging practice ofContinue reading “Overwhelming emotions”
Refuge is a central concept in the path of liberation. Today Zac focused on the experience of refuge through personal experience and an exploration of teachings. The talk we listened to was an excerpt from an audio book called “Truly Seeing” by Thich Nhat Hanh. Here’s a link to the audio book on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Truly-Seeing-Thich-Nhat-Hanh/dp/1888375396. The fiveContinue reading “Seeking and Finding Refuge in Today’s Dharma”
Jack Kornfield, founder of Spirit Rock meditation center and one of the principal bringers of vipassana meditation to the west, once found himself having to explain, at length, to the Dalai Lama how it could be that, in the West, an individual could not like himself, could find herself unworthy of others’ love, or couldContinue reading “Sustainable Compassion and Wisdom Training”