In-person practice at the Center has resumed.
The new Zoom information is:
Meeting ID: 811 7320 0365
You can find Downloads of the Service Booklets on the Downloads page on this website.
Recovery Dharma is suspending live meetings. Online meetings are available at https://recoverydharma.online/
If you click on the top right of the page on the icon that looks like this:
you can sign in with your member login. If you are a current member and haven't selected a new username and password, please take a moment to complete that step, which will give you access to the new members area! Once enough members have done so, the old members site will be taken offline.
The members area gives you access to a conversation section in a threaded-discussion type format.
This is a great place to take the dharma talk discussion offline, or introduce new topics for consideration.
Pragmatic Buddhism is mindfulness made meaningful for today’s world. When interpreted through the lens of Pragmatic philosophy, the philosophy of the Buddha, Siddhartha Gautama, is a relevant recipe for whole-life development. The progeny of the Buddhist evolution embodied by Chan and Zen, Pragmatic Buddhism (PB) is an empirical, practical, practicable action plan for cultivating situational virtuosity.
We offer training and practice in various Buddhist meditation techniques as well as community celebrations such as weddings, funerals, celebrations of new children, etc. to all people in Central Ohio.
Here at COCPB, we are passionately committed to diversity and inclusion both in our center and in our city, especially with a special focus on members of our community who are LGBTQ+.
Practice is held at the Central Ohio Center for Pragmatic Buddhism - 1225 Dublin Rd, Suite 030, Columbus, OH 43215
Parking is available all around the building. Enter the main glass doors and come downstairs.
Practice on Sundays at 9:30 am consists of a short silent meditation and sutra readings followed by a Dharma talk and group discussion.
Recovery Dharma Addiction Recovery group meets on Monday, Tuesday and Friday evenings at 7:00 pm - but these meetings are suspended due to the COVID pandemic.
Please see the calendar on this site for more information.
On months when there is a 5th Sunday, we'll be having a get-together/potluck on that day. This is also a good time to come if you are new and would like to ask questions before coming to practice. With our Zoom meetings we'll just be having some social time together.
Also, each month on the Sunday closest to the Full Moon we will be having a chanting service at 9:00am which will consist of traditional Zen chants in remembrance of our ancestors and all who have died. The next service will be Sunday, September 6th. If there is anyone you would like remembered, please send us an email with their name and date of death.
Our Abbot, Dr. James Eubanks Sensei, with his teacher, Ryugen Fisher Sensei