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Growing Lay Buddhist Congregations & Groups
 

We are part of the growing North American Shin Buddhist Association (NASBA) that focuses on fellowship and group development providing technical, financial, organizational support and giving assistance to member sanghas and groups. We are associated with communities located in Connecticut, New Mexico, Ontario and Puerto Rico.

 

NASBA Communities and Groups include:

 

Buddhist Faith Fellowship of Connecticut

Buddhist Practice Group of Farmington

                        Buddhist Practice Group of Rocky Hill

                        Albuquerque Buddhist Fellowship Group

                        Buddha Gaia

                        Grupo Budista de Cabo Rojo, Puerto Rico

                        Northern Ontario Buddhists

 

Below offers explanations and web links to the above and other groups. If you wish to contact us using our main e-mail address at:

amida@bffct.net

 
BUDDHIST FELLOWSHIPS (BF)
 
 
BUDDHIST FAITH FELLOWSHIP OF CONNECTICUT. This is the flagship community of our independent Shin Buddhist association, which was founded in 2001. It gathers on most Sunday mornings from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Memorial Chapel at Wesleyan University in Middletown. It offers a full array of spiritual programs and is the model for all SBF communities. In addition, it's New England's first integrated Shin/Zen community. See schedule.

CLICK HERE to enter the BFF of Connecticut's web site.

 
BUDDHIST PRACTICE GROUPS (BPG)
 
 
BUDDHIST PRACTICE GROUP OF ROCKY HILL. This group emphasizes basic Mahayana Buddhist practice with voice meditation (using the Juseige or Shoshinge chant), a brief zazen and prayer practice.  Afterwards, there is a unique media-based discussion format. Meets once a month (except during the summer months) either on a Tuesday or Wednesday from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. in Rocky Hill, Connecticut. Includes discussion, fellowship and tea. Hosted by James and Cindy. Call James for simple directions, schedule and more information at (860) 593-2057.

CLICK HERE to enter the web site of the BPG of Rocky Hill

 
BUDDHIST PRACTICE GROUP OF FARMINGTON. This group meets once a month on Friday nights from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. in Unionville, Connecticut, using eclectic texts and media plus practices Juseige Chant/voice meditation and a brief zazen. Hosted by Linda, who has two very well-behaved dogs & cats (for those who are allergic).  Call for simple directions, and more information and schedule at (860) 675-4733.

CLICK HERE to enter the web site of the BPG of Farmington

 
BUDDHA GAIA is an informal environmental and peace advocacy group of concerned Buddhist and non-Buddhist individuals, which meets on a regularly on Sunday mornings after the BFF Sunday gathering (12 noon). They believe that any effective 21st century spiritual practice must include an ecological and peace perspective that is fully integrated into their everyday lives. Call  the Coordinator at Jerry Sawyer at (203) 378-8601.

CLICK HERE to enter Buddha Gaia.

 
ALBUQUERQUE BUDDHIST FELLOWSHIP GROUP gathers
every Sunday from 12:00 to 2:00 p.m. at the Lotus Dragon Tai Chi in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Includes sacred chants using the Juseige, etc, discussion and fellowship. Hosted by our BFF Practice Leader Dug Corpolongo. For more information call 1-(866)-306-0118.

CLICK HERE to enter the Albuquerque Group's web site

 
BUDDHIST PRACTICE GROUPS OF CONNECTICUT. This is the joint web site of the current BPSs with practice information and links.

CLICK HERE to enter the Buddhist Practice Groups' web site.