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Online Center for

Pragmatic Buddhism

The Online Center for Pragmatic Buddhism provides a welcoming and supportive community to guide those on their personal journey.

On the path to liberation, there can be no substitute for community support for individual reflection on the Buddha’s teachings.

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Upcoming Online Events

  • Sitting Zazen (Columbus)
    Sitting Zazen (Columbus)
    Multiple Dates
    Sun, Oct 01
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    Oct 01, 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM EDT
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    Oct 01, 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM EDT
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    join us online (or in-person) every Sunday at 9:30 am EST for weekly Meditation and Discussion see "Details" for Zoom link
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  • Book Club
    Book Club
    Multiple Dates
    Sun, Oct 01
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    Oct 01, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM EDT
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    Oct 01, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM EDT
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    Join us online on the first Sunday of every month at 11:00 am EST for this book discussion meeting. see "Details" for meeting room access
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  • Meditation and Discussion
    Meditation and Discussion
    Multiple Dates
    Wed, Oct 04
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    Oct 04, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM EDT
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    Oct 04, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM EDT
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    join us online every Wednesday at 1:00 pm EST for weekly Meditation and Discussion see "Details" for Zoom link
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  • No Mud, No Lotus
    No Mud, No Lotus
    Multiple Dates
    Thu, Oct 05
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    Oct 05, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM EDT
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    Oct 05, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM EDT
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    join us online every Thursday at 12:00 noon EST for this Recovery Dharma meeting see "Details" for Zoom link
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  • 1+1=2
    1+1=2
    Multiple Dates
    Tue, Nov 07
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    Nov 07, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM EST
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    Nov 07, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM EST
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    Join us online on the first Tuesday of every month at 7:00 pm EST for meditation, a Dharma talk, and group discussion. see "Details" for meeting room access
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About Us

Center for Pragmatic Buddhism

Are you looking for a community

that relates the Buddha's ancient wisdom to your daily life? 

Would you want it to be both 'secular' and 'spiritual'

and open to contemporary scientific insights including:

physics, neurology, and evolutionary & positive psychology?

The Center for Pragmatic Buddhism focuses on a non-dogmatic,

practical application of the Buddha's core message.

We are open to insights from all Buddhist traditions

as well as from the human development movement.

Pragmatic Buddhism is mindfulness

made meaningful for today’s world.

When interpreted through the lens of pragmatic philosophy,

the philosophy of the Buddha, Siddartha Gotama,

is a relevant recipe for whole-life development.


With a lineage of both Chan and Zen,

Pragmatic Buddhism ( PB ) is an empirical, practical,

and practicable action plan for cultivating situational virtuosity.

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“There is no fear for one whose mind is not filled with desires.”

Gautama Buddha

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