Our growing North American Shin
Buddhist Association (NASBA), now extends beyond the North American Continent. We focus on practice, fellowship
and group development, providing technical, financial, organizational support and giving assistance to affiliated sanghas
and groups. We have communities located in North and South America and Japan. Below is a direct link to
NASBA's web site.
Below offers some
web links to the above and other groups.
BUDDHIST FAITH FELLOWSHIP OF CONNECTICUT. This
is the flagship community of our independent Shin Buddhist association, which was founded in 2001. It gathers on
most Sunday mornings from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Memorial Chapel at Wesleyan University in Middletown. It offers
a full array of spiritual programs and is the model for all independent communities. In addition, it's New
England's largest Shin community. See schedule.
SOUTHINGTON BUDDHIST FELLOWSHIP (SBF) gathers once a month, on the first Friday of
the month, from 7:00 p.m. to 9 p.m. in Southington, Connecticut. Serves Meriden, Bristol and Cheshire etc. areas. Bob Walczewski is its Practice Leader.
BUDDHA GAIAis an environmental advocacy group of concerned Buddhist and non-Buddhist individuals.
Its main group meets on a regularly on the last Fridayat 7 p.m. of the month, inMiddletown, Connecticut. Practicing its Eightfold Path for Sustainable Living, they believe that any effective 21st century spiritual practice
must include an ecological and peace perspective that is fully integrated into their everyday lives. See web site for how
you can get involved and for local chapters.
BUDDHIST PRACTICE GROUP OF ROCKY HILL. This group emphasizes basic Mahayana Buddhist practice with voice meditation
(using the Juseige or Shoshinge chant), a brief zazen and prayer practice. Afterwards, there is a unique media-based discussion
format. Meets once a month (except during the summer months) either on a Tuesday or Wednesday from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
in Rocky Hill, Connecticut. Includes discussion, fellowship and tea. Hosted by James and Cindy. Call James for simple directions,
schedule and more information at (860) 593-2057
most Sundays from 4 to 6 at the First Unitarian Church
of Albuquerque, New Mexico. Includes sacred chants using the Juseige, etc, discussion and fellowship. Hosted by our BFF
Practice Leader Dug Corpolongo. For more information call 1-(866)-306-0118.
COUNTY BUDDHIST FELLOWSHIP gathers once a
month on the second Friday of the month, between 7 - 9 p.m., at Fields of Heather, Titusville,
Florida (next to Bikram Yoga). Serving Titusville,
Cape Canaveral, Mims, Merritt Island and Melbourne
areas. Facilitated by our BFF Practice Leader, Ms. Shanti Johnson.
THE WOODLANDS BUDDHIST
FELLOWSHIP gathers once a month on the third Wednesday of
the month, between 7 - 9 p.m. at the Northwoods Unitarian Universalist Church. It serves the communities of MontgomeryCounty including Springs, Conroe and Tomball Texas.
NORTHERN ONTARIO BUDDHIST (NOB)). Our Canadian
network brings together and unites interested Buddhists and other spiritually minded people in
Northern Ontario. Our goal is to establish local Shin Buddhist fellowship groups in the Massey area and in other parts of
our province. Its liaison is the BFF Practice Host Sandra Southwind.
ASAMBLEA DE LA FE
BUDISTA DE CONNECTICUT(AFB), que se llama el Buddhist
Faith Fellowship of Connecticut (BFF) en inglés, ofrece un ambiente afectuoso, espiritual y abierto para todos que están interesados
en el camino budista Shin. Nuestro sangha (comunidad) es un grupo laico budista de amigos, que hacen reuniones cada domingo
en la Capilla Memorial en la Universidad Wesleyan, Middletown, Connecticut, EEUU y también en hogares de los miembros.
BUDISTA DE BUENOS AIRESThis is the BFF's first South American community located
in Argentina. Itgathers on Tuesdays in the west end
of Buenos Aires. Hosted by Guillermo Cabanales, BFF
Practice Leader. Includes sitting meditation, sutra chanting, discussion and more.Se reune los martes de 17 a 19 horas. Su líder de práctica es Guillermo Cabanales.
FUKUYAMA BUDDHIST FELLOWSHIP in Japan. We
gather twice a month on the first and third Sunday of the month, between 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. at
the FukuyamaShiminSankakuCommunity Center, in the Fukuyama
Friends Room (4th floor), Fukuyama City, Japan.
It serves the English and Japanese bilingual communities of Hiroshima, Mihara, Okayama
and Kurashiki areas. Its BFF Practice Leader is Shodo.
SHIN BUDDHIST FELLOWSHIP
OF WEST HARTFORD. This member community no longer meets
at Elmwood Community Center, West Hartford. It has been integrated the Buddhist
Practice Groups of Farmington and Rocky Hill. The web site is still operational
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