About 2021 Programming
With so much uncertainty about when BCBS will be able to safely re-open for residential programs in 2021, we will continue to announce our online offerings about 2-3 months before they are scheduled. Be sure to check our emails and website for the latest information. We will let you know about residential programming as soon as we can make plans for a safe re-opening. We all look forward to that day!
Upcoming Online Programs
The Daily Sit
Bill and Susan Morgan
Monday-Friday, 10:30-11:15 am EDT
Saturday & Sunday, 10:30-11:00 am EDT
Dawn Scott will now be joining the Daily Sit on Tuesdays
Remarkable Relational Resilience:
Living Nobly In the Midst of Ignobility
Apr 25 - May 01, 2021
Working with the Eight Worldly Winds:
An Online ‘Householder’ Retreat
May 02 - 08, 2021
Buddhist Roots of Radical and Eco-Dharma
May 03 - Jun 21, 2021
Mondays, 7:30 – 9:00 pm EST
Marginalized Bodies and Liberatory Inclusion:
How to be a Dharma Freak
May 07 - May 09, 2021
Join Bee Scherer for a look through buddhadharma, dis/ability studies, and queer theory to see how Buddhist practice can offer those of us living on the margins a way to incorporate our physical and neurological diversity into our own practice of meditation, devotion, and social engagement.
Mindfulness and The Inner Work of Racial Justice
May 14 - 16, 2021
Rhonda Magee, Bhikkhu Anālayo, and Dawn Scott explore practices and perspectives that support the lifelong inner work necessary to increase skillfulness in turning toward and disrupting racism in our times. We'll offer affinity groups for people who identify as White and for people who identify as BIPOC, while inquiring into the need for other identity-affinity-based Breakout Groups to support our work.
A Wild Love for the World:
Joanna Macy on Grief, Gratitude, and Belonging
Saturday, May 22, 2021
12:00 – 1:30 pm EST
Joanna Macy, author, teacher, and scholar of Buddhism, systems thinking, and deep ecology will be joined by Stephanie Kaza, author of Green Buddhism and professor emerita of environmental studies, in an exploration of the state of the world, our grief and gratitude, and our deep belonging to the living Earth.
Reading and Writing Poetry as Practice in Buddhism and Islam
June 03 - 06, 2021
In this retreat, William Edelglass and Amer Latif devote time to the careful and collaborative reading of Buddhist and Islamic poetry and explore the shared themes of spiritual friendship, faith, gratitude, and the world as it appears to awakened perception in selected poems. Throughout, we will also write our own Dharma poems, giving voice to our own experience and insight.
The Dharma of James Baldwin and Audre Lorde
Jun 05 - Jul 24, 2021
Applications now open
Join Rima Vesely-Flad in reading James Baldwin and Audre Lourde and exploring how they help us understand classical Buddhist teachings in new and powerful ways.
The Foundations of Mindful Communication
June 14 - July 22, 2021
Oren Jay Sofer offers this six-week online training based upon the Buddha’s teachings of the Noble Eightfold Path, using mindfulness and Right Speech, plus the modern disciplines of Nonviolent Communication, to offer concrete tools to hold one’s own while still hearing others.
Self and Non-Self:
Practices for Developing Virtue, Meditation, and Wisdom
Jun 22 - Jul 13, 2021
Tuesdays, 7:00 – 9:00 pm EST
Join Ayya Santussika in the study of a series of suttas that explicate the teachings of nonself (anattā) and perception of self (attā) and use them to derive practices for developing virtue, meditation, and wisdom. There will be a study guide, questions for contemplation, Dhamma talks, meditation, and breakouts into small discussion groups.
Accessing our Buddha Nature
with the Support of Psychological Science
July 09 - 13, 2021
Join John Makransky and Paul Condon in exploring the ways of settling into our innate awakened awareness through practices adapted from Tibetan Buddhism (Nyingma Dzogchen) with support from modern psychological science. No scientific background is assumed; these terms and concepts will be introduced in accessible ways.
Previously Offered Programs
An online study and practice course
guided by Bhikkhu Anālayo
Satipaṭṭhāna Meditation is an interactive and comprehensive online program modeled on in-person courses offered globally by Venerable Bhikkhu Anālayo on the foundational mindfulness text the Satipaṭṭhāna-sutta.
Applications are closed for 2021
Dharma and Art:
A Whole-Life Path
An online course with
Sherre DeLys & Rosalyn Driscoll
Applications are now closed for 2021
A Soulmaking Dharma
An online study and practice course guided by
Assisted by Yahel Avigur
Applications are now closed for Fall 2020
11 weeks of practice and focused study of Soulmaking Dharma