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UUCF Buddhist Fellowship

All Are Welcome

  • Our UU Buddhist Fellowship meets year-round in the chapel on 2nd and 4th Sundays. Any changes to the schedule will be posted on our online calendar.
  • No previous experience or knowledge is required, nor do you need to bring a meditation cushion (although you may); most people meditate in the chairs already in the chapel.
  • You do not need to have read the assigned book chapter in advance to participate in the discussion. Everyone is welcome.
  • Contact email Nancy Hutchins (nhutchins471 at comcast dot net) to be added to our Buddhist Fellowship contact list.

Schedule

  • 10:30am - 11:20am Fall/Winter/Spring (from after Labor Day Weekend until after Memorial Day Weekend):
Summer Schedule:
  • 9:00am - 9:30am Meditation
  • 9:35am - 10:20am Open Discussion, usually based on a book.

Book Discussion

We are currently studying The Heart of the Revolution: The Buddha's Radical Teachings on Forgiveness, Compassion, and Kindness by Noah Levine.
Other recent book studies include the following:

Links of Interest

Websites

How to Meditate
Magazines
Podcasts
Buddhist-themed Sermons by Rev. Carl

How Buddhism Began

"Are you a god?" they asked. "No." "An angel?" "No." "A saint?" "No." "Then what are you?"
Buddha answered, "I am awake."
His answer became his title, for this is what the word Buddha means. The Sanskrit root budh denotes both to wake up and to know. Buddha, then, means the "Enlightened One" or the "Awakened One." While the rest of the world was wrapped in the womb of sleep, dreaming a dream known as the waking state of human life, one of their number roused himself. Buddhism begins with a man who shook off the daze, the doze, the dream-like vagaries of ordinary awareness. It begins with the man who woke up. --Huston Smith, "The Man Who Woke Up"

A Vision of 21st-century Buddhism

“The Buddha predicted that the next Buddha would be Maitreya, the Buddha of love…. It is possible that the next Buddha will not take the form of an individual. The next Buddha may take the form of a community [sangha], a community practicing understanding and loving kindness, a community practicing mindful living. And the practice can be carried out as a group, as a city, as a nation, [as a world, as a cosmos].” -Thich Nhat Hanh

(The short link to this page is frederickuu.org/buddhism.)