Because most of the courses at BCBS are held only partly in silence, teachers and students have the opportunity to connect over meals, in small groups, and out around the grounds. All are welcome.

Connecting Sangha

Our hope is that study, reflection, and discussion of texts and practice will support a natural curiosity about the age-old wisdom tradition of Buddhadharma and how that wisdom can be applied to practice and life.

Supporting Curiosity

Our courses seek to unify study and practice through studying the teachings of the Buddha and exploring ways of relating to, internalizing, and carrying those teachings out into the world.

Deepening Practice

Connecting Sangha

Because the majority of courses at BCBS are held only partly in silence, teachers and students have the opportunity to connect over meals, in small groups, and out around the grounds. All are welcome. No specific study or practice experience is required for the vast majority of courses.

Connecting Sangha

Supporting Curiosity

Our hope is that study, reflection, and discussion of specific texts and aspects of practice among fellow practitioners and teachers will support a natural curiosity about the age-old wisdom tradition of Buddhadharma and how that wisdom can be applied to practice and life.

Supporting Curiosity

Deepening Practice

Our courses seek to unify study and practice through studying the teachings of the Buddha in more depth and breadth, as well as exploring various ways of relating to, internalizing, and carrying those teachings out into the world.

Deepening Practice

Co-Founder Joseph Goldstein and Core Faculty Member Bhikkhu Anālayo discussing BCBS's mission and the importance of integrating study and practice.

Co-Founder Joseph Goldstein and Core Faculty Member Bhikkhu Anālayo discussing BCBS's mission and the importance of integrating study and practice.

Insight Journal

In the Buddhist tradition, wisdom is nurtured by a deep investigation of experience involving both dharma study and meditation practice. The Insight Journal, published by BCBS since 1994, is dedicated to exploring some of the insights that a balanced inquiry uncovers about ourselves, our world, and our fellow beings.

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