New and NotableIndian Classical Music Offering
BCBS Working Guest Nikhil generously offered a violin performance of Indian classical music. This song comes from the Southern Indian tradition of Carnatic music that evolved from ancient Hindu texts and traditions. We hope you enjoy this offering as much as we did![Read more...]
Harvard Divinity School Intern Spotlight: Matta Zheng
Solar Panel Installation
To enhance our surroundings, BCBS is developing a new master campus plan that is aligned with our ethical commitment to reduce our carbon emissions and also supports deeper connections between participants and with the more-than-human world that holds us.[Read more...]
Welcome Mindy Taylor to the BCBS Team
Welcome Ryan Reed to the BCBS Team
Home-Leaving and Refuge at the First Asian American Buddhist Writing Retreat
by Ryan Lee Wong August 23, 2023 [caption id="attachment_39969" align="aligncenter" width="640"] Walking meditation at Roots and Refuge. Photograph by Chenxing Han.[/caption][Read more...]
Welcome Susie Yeo to the BCBS Team
A warm welcome to our new Library Volunteer
We are pleased to welcome Vivien Roman-Hampton as BCBS' new Volunteer Librarian. Vivien has always wanted to work in a library. This opportunity merges her dharma practice and mindfulness practice with volunteer work as she continues doing the job she loves as a clinical social worker.[Read more...]
Welcome to Our New Cook
We are delighted to announce that we have hired Tarrah Schmidt for our kitchen team![Read more...]
Thanks to all the hard work of the BCBS Facilities and Kitchen staff, we now have a new floor and a fresh coat of paint for the kitchen. We are ready again to make delicious, vegetarian meals, welcome yogis back to help in the kitchen, and to serve Bhikkhu Analayo his daily meal.[Read more...]
Campus Improvements Continue
Last week we replaced the original roof on the Dharma Hall built in 1994. Replacing the roof was a necessary first step to installing more solar capacity on that rooftop. This past year we installed 15 mini-split/heat pumps on campus for efficient heating and cooling (in addition to major insulation and lighting improvements). We have also installed a second electric vehicle charger for yogis and staff. Thanks to our generous supporters we are able to take these actions to make us less and less dependent on fossil fuels.[Read more...]
Two New Board Members
Welcome to our Two Newest Board Members![Read more...]
The Routledge Handbook of Indian Buddhist Philosophy
Congratulations to BCBS Director of Studies William Edelglass whose edited Handbook of Indian Buddhist Philosophy was published this month! Forty chapters offer a wide-ranging overview of the works of the most seminal Indian Buddhist authors from the earliest writings to the twentieth century.[Read more...]
Warm Welcome to our new Cook
We are very happy to announce that we have hired Grace Lee for the kitchen team! Welcome Grace![Read more...]
New Board Members
Welcome to our Three New BCBS Board Members![Read more...]
Welcome to our newest Staff member!
Welcome To Our Newest Hire!
We want to thank Ben Engel for his dedication and steadiness through these past four years on staff, two of which were as Center Coordinator, and then our Facilities Manager. Best wishes on your new journey, Ben! And we offer a warm welcome to Brett Ahlstrom, who is stepping in as our new Facilities Manager.[Read more...]
Please welcome our New Staff!
In preparation of our anticipated Fall re-opening to residential courses, we are very happy to announce that April Pellegrino and Eric Baldelli have joined our team.[Read more...]
A warm welcome to our newest Staff member!
We are very pleased to announce that Erin Piermarini has joined our staff! Endlessly curious and playful, Erin is immensely grateful to be part of a community that welcomes and embraces inquiry and exuberance. She has an education in technology, psychological science, mindfulness, and complementary health care as well as professional experience in the research, technology, education, health, and customer service industries. She is excited to leverage her academic and professional experiences together with her robust personal practice to support BCBS as a Salesforce, IT, and office administrator. Outside of work she enjoys a variety of activities like hiking, climbing, and yoga.
Gratitude for Working Guests
Thank you Melissa Bailey and Nicholas Dynan! Our working guests for June, along with Ben, our Facilities Manager, helping us keep the grounds tended. We are so grateful for your kind and supportive presence.