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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.

 

Upcoming Online Events

  • Breathe to Heal
    Multiple Dates
    Tue, Dec 06
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    Dec 06, 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 and group discussion. see "Details" for meeting room access
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  • Meditation and Discussion
    Multiple Dates
    Wed, Dec 07
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    Dec 07, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM EST
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    Join us online every Wednesday at 1:00 pm EST for weekly Meditation and Discussion. see "Details" for meeting room access
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  • No Mud, No Lotus
    Multiple Dates
    Thu, Dec 08
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    Dec 08, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM EST
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    Join us online every Thursday at 12 noon EST for this Recovery Dharma meeting. see "Details" for meeting room access
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  • Sitting Zazen
    Multiple Dates
    Sun, Dec 11
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    Dec 11, 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM EST
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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 meditation room access **
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  • Christmas Day Meditation
    Sun, Dec 25
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    Dec 25, 6:00 AM – 7:00 AM
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    Join us on Christmas morning for a shared meditation practice. However you spend this day, you are warmly invited to join with us to bring in some shared connection and peace. ** see "Details" for meditation room access **
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  • Pragmatic Buddhist Book Club
    Multiple Dates
    Sun, Jan 01
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    Jan 01, 2023, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM EST
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    Join us online on the first Sunday of every month at 11:00 am EST for this book discussion meeting. Select "Details" for meeting access info.
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  • Basic Buddhism 6-week course
    Multiple Dates
    Thu, Jan 19
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    Jan 19, 2023, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM EST
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    Join us online every Thursday at 1:00 pm EST for this 6-week course entitled "Basic Buddhism" this week: AWAKENING 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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Cherry Blossom

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

Gautama Buddha