Fourth Annual Vesak Celebration TV story

The Gaden Jangste Tibetan Buddhist Monks will be in residence in the Fellowship Hall during the week of May 21-24. The monks will be creating a sacred sand mandala with an intention for healing on a platform for public viewing and shared prayers for healing. Other events being scheduled (See website)   Consultations with Dr. … Continue reading

Vesak Celebration May 20, 2012

Fourth Annual Vesak Celebration (Post Gazette Story)   On Sunday, May 20, 2012, from 3:00pm to 5:00pm, the Buddhist Society of Pittsburgh will host its fourth annual Vesak celebration honoring Siddhartha Shakyamuni’s Buddha’s birth, enlightenment and parinirvana. The event will take place at the Allegheny Unitarian Universalist Church (416 W. North Ave. Pittsburgh, PA 15212) … Continue reading

If there is no “I” then who is observing?

A meditator asked me, “If we are not dualistic, made of mind and body, then what is observing in mediation?” What a simple question that leads to a very challenging answer. “Who is the observer if we are observing that there is no ‘I’?” In order to answer this question we must look at how … Continue reading

A Story of a Certain Monk (Dhammapada)

A Certain Monk THE MIND IS VERY HARD TO SEE…. This instruction was given by the Teacher while he was in residence at Jetavana with reference to a certain discontented monk. We are told that while the Teacher was in residence at Sāvatthī, a certain treasurer’s son approached an elder who resorted to his house … Continue reading

Ordination of Buddhist Minister

Venerable Bhante Chao Chur with Rev. J Sumitta Hudson

This past Saturday– after an endorsement by the Venerable Chao Chu of the Rosemead Buddhist Temple (Rosemead, Calif.) and other monastics of the Buddhist Sangha Council of Southern California— J. Sumitta Hudson was accepted into the International Order of Buddhist Ministers as a lay ordained minister. Buddhist ministry fills a need within the Buddhist communities to such positions as … Continue reading

2600th Anniversary of the Enlightenment of the Buddha

We are very fortunate to have the good karma to live in this period to celebrate 2600th anniversary of the enlightenment of Siddhartha Gautama Buddha, the Buddha Shakyamuni. Buddhism started with the attainment of the enlightenment by the Buddha. Buddha’s enlightenment revealed to sentient beings that every mind has a potential to be enlightened. Through … Continue reading

Buddhist Pittsburgh

The Buddhist Society of Pittsburgh (BSP) is an inter-Buddhist community from various traditions and communities from the Greater Pittsburgh area, whose purpose is to promote Buddhism and the dharma throughout Western Pennsylvania for the greater good of the community. You can follow the activities of the various organizations here or on facebook.