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.
Today we have available a wide range of sitting meditation practices. Although what each practice emphasizes may vary, they usually begin with the instruction to take one’s seat and assume one’s meditation posture: we begin by tuning into our bodies. This past Sunday, Denise guided our practice, taking us deeper than we may be accustomedContinue reading “Re-discovering the power of the sitting posture”
This Sunday’s sangha continued our dialog on the important theme of race which has been a deep topic of the past few weeks. Jeff H shared a recent talk by Tara Brach titled “A Courageous Presence with Racism.” Jeff says, The topic is important to me. I have black family members and coworkers about whom IContinue reading “Being fully here in the presence of racism”
Jeffrey followed Mike B.’s presentation of Reverend angel Kyodo williams’ talk on the theme of Practice, Justice, and Social Change with a continued focus on racial justice and the experience of being white. We watched the video Color of Fear, in which a multi-racial group of men confront a white man’s blindness to his ownContinue reading “Looking at the Unseen: Whiteness as Maya, the Veil of Illusion”