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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

  • No Mud, No Lotus (Online)
    No Mud, No Lotus (Online)
    Multiple Dates
    Thu, May 23
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    May 23, 2024, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM EDT
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    May 23, 2024, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM EDT
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    join the Online Sangha every Thursday at 12:00 noon EST for this weekly Recovery Dharma meeting ** see "Details" for Zoom link **
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  • Sitting Zazen
    Sitting Zazen
    Multiple Dates
    Sun, May 26
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    May 26, 2024, 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM EDT
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    May 26, 2024, 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM EDT
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    hosted by the the Columbus Sangha every Sunday at 9:30 am EST ** see "Details" for Zoom link **
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  • Pragmatic Buddhist Book Discussion
    Pragmatic Buddhist Book Discussion
    Multiple Dates
    Sun, Jun 02
    ** see "Details" for meeting room access **
    Jun 02, 2024, 11:04 AM – 12:04 PM EDT
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    Jun 02, 2024, 11:04 AM – 12:04 PM EDT
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    hosted by the St. Louis Sangha on the first Sunday of every month at 11:00 am EST ** see "Details" for meeting room access **
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  • First Tuesday
    First Tuesday
    Multiple Dates
    Tue, Jun 04
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    Jun 04, 2024, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM EDT
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    Jun 04, 2024, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM EDT
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    hosted by the Online Sangha on the first Tuesday of every month at 7:00 pm EST ** see "Details" for Zoom link **
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  • Meditation Class
    Meditation Class
    Multiple Dates
    Sat, Jun 08
    * see "Details" for logistics/ login info *
    Jun 08, 2024, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM EDT
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    Jun 08, 2024, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM EDT
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    hosted by the Online Sangha on Saturday, June 8th at 3:00 pm EST ( this is a hybrid event: online and in-person )
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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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