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.
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.
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.
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.