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New!

We have a new Discord server for the Center. This is really exciting, because this technology will allow us to share thoughts, ideas, pictures, recipes and even to meet via chat/video for meditation or discussion. Our sangha has long wanted to have a place online to build sangha outside of Sunday practice. The interface is simple and easy to use. We look forward to seeing you there!

If you would like an invitation to join the server, please email us at cocpbinfo@cocpb.com

 Our new Center is now open at 3166 W. Broad St. Columbus, Ohio 43204 

Our Fall and Winter hours are Wednesday - Saturday from Noon-3:00pm and Sunday from 9:00am-noon.

Sunday 9:30 am practice will be held in-person at the new Center as well as on Zoom.

 

 https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81173200365?pwd=QkltMytISUNsVTVQdVE2VzZ2a0lPZz09

 

Meeting ID: 811 7320 0365     Passcode: 1225

If you're unable to get in via the above link, open zoom and enter meeting ID 81173200365.

You can find downloads of the Service Booklets on the Downloads page.

 

Recovery Dharma
 
Our in-person meetings have resumed on Mondays and Fridays at 7:00pm.

We also have an online meeting every Thursday at noon on Zoom: 
 
https://zoom.us/j/95555482224

See our Recovery Dharma page for more details. 

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Community Use!

Now that we have a location in the Hilltop/Westgate area we want to be your community center.

If you are in - or know of - groups who need a space to meet - from book groups to recovery groups to yoga or tai chi classes - we have the space for you. Whether it's a large open space (25 x 25) or a comfortable seating area for discussions, we have them.

 

Our pricing is very reasonable and can be adjusted based on the needs and size of your group.

 

Please email us at cocpbinfo@cocpb.com for more information or to view the Center. 

Meditation Classes

 

CLASSES WILL RESUME IN JANUARY.

Meditation classes will be offered every Tuesday from 7-8 pm at the Center for Pragmatic Buddhism – 3166 W. Broad St. We will NOT be presenting meditation in the context of Buddhist practice, but as a secular practice for well-being. Each class will focus on a different style or focus of meditation, and each is a completely separate class so you can attend in any order. The rotation of classes will repeat each month as long as there is interest, and we will NOT have class on the 5th Tuesday if there is one in a particular month.

There is no charge but a good-will offering will be accepted for the maintenance of the Center if you are able.

Mission

 

Pragmatic Buddhism is mindfulness made meaningful for today’s world. When interpreted through the lens of Pragmatic philosophy, the teachings of the Buddha, Siddhartha Gautama, are a relevant recipe for whole-life development.

 

The ultimate result of Buddhism evolving through time is a practical life plan laid out by the Buddha and clarified through centuries of teachings, talks, and our own personal practice. 

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

 

Practice is held at the Central Ohio Center for Pragmatic Buddhism - 3166 W. Broad St., Columbus, OH 43204

 

Parking is available behind the building.  You can enter through either the front or back doors. Parking for Sundays only is also available next door at 3160 W. Broad St.

 

Practice on Sundays at 9:30 am consists of a short silent meditation and sutra readings followed by a Dharma talk and group discussion.  

 

We are looking for new facilitators for the Recovery Dharma Addiction Recovery group. We are resuming in-person meetings this August.

 

Please see the calendar on this site for more information.

 

 

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Our Abbot, Dr. James Eubanks Sensei, with his teacher, Ryugen Fisher Sensei