Lecture and Discussion

Where and When

Every second Sunday of the month from 7:30PM-9PM at our Plymouth Meeting Friends location.

NOTE: Please arrive a few minutes early. The lecture begins at exactly 7:30.

We welcome you to join us for these friendly, informal meetings. We have a different speaker and topic each month. Many of our speakers are teachers of Buddhism.  No prior Buddhist knowledge or experience is necessary.  Students are always welcome. Most meetings are attended by both newcomers and experienced practitioners.

There is no proselytizing – just interesting presentations and lively discussions. It’s a great, pressure-free setting to learn about Buddhism.

The PBA lectures and discussions are free and all are welcome to attend.

Speaker Schedule

Upcoming: 

October 8, 2017
Melanie Galioto: “Yoga, Laughter, and Meditation”

Past:

September 10, 2017
Pat Abrahams: “The Four Noble Truths”

August 13, 2017
Zachary Brown: “Buddhist Ethics”

July 16, 2017 (Note that this is the 3rd Sunday)
Joanne Cacciatore: “Bearing the Unbearable: Love, Loss, and the Heartbreaking Path of Grief”
This is part of her book-signing tour
below is a link to her web site
http://www.centerforlossandtrauma.com

June 11, 2017
Heidi Scheer: “The Eightfold Path”

May 7, 2017 (note that this is the first Sunday, rather than the second)
Bob Koller: “Advance Directives and Planning for the End of Life: Not Just for Buddhists”

April 9, 2017
Gail Zivin: “Exploring No-Self and Awareness”

March 12, 2017
Pat Abrahams: “The Four Noble Truths”

February 12, 2017
Robin Carr: “Impermanence”

January 8, 2017
David Carpenter: “The Five Hindrances and Meditation Practice”

December 11, 2016
Zachary Brown: “The Life of the Buddha”

November 13, 2016
Julianna Lipschutz: “The Practices of Arhats: Stories From the Dhammapada”

October 9, 2016
Richard McKinney: “Karma”

September 11, 2016
Pierce Salguero: “Buddhism and Health”

August 14, 2016
Heidi Scheer: “Loving Kindness Meditation”

July 10, 2016
Gail Zivin and Bob Koller: “Something Different: An Open Discussion on Your Meditation Practice”

June 12, 2016
Robin Carr: “Exploring No Self: How Science Informs the Teachings”

May 1, 2016
Julianna Lipschutz:  “The Bodhisattva Ideal: The Essence of the Diamond Sutra”

April 10, 2016
David Kniffin:  “A Buddhist View of Depression”

March 13, 2016
Bob Koller:  “Personal Reflections on Prayer and My Life as a Religious Person”

February 14, 2016
Susan Wagner: “Bodhisattva’s Way of Life by Shantideva: Selected Verses”

January 10, 2016
Gail Zivin: “Spiritual Feeling in Our Practice, in Our Lives”

December 13, 2015
Richard McKinney: “The Eightfold Path”

November 8, 2015
Zachary Brown: “The Life of the Buddha”

October 11, 2015
David Carpenter: “The Four Noble Truths”

 

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