SMALL SANGHA

SMALL SANGHA

Bhavana Learning Group offers Dharma studies and community learning for anyone interested in the study and practice of Buddhist psychology.

Bhavana Learning Group offers Dharma studies and community learning
for anyone interested in the study and practice of Buddhist psychology.

TRACK 1: Taste of Buddhism

Have you ever wondered how Buddhist concepts and practices might offer support?

WHAT: Have you ever wondered how Buddhist concepts and practices might offer support?

We review different concepts to understand Buddhist Practices, Philosophy, and Psychology and develop a practice in our lives.

WHO: Beginners to Buddhist psychology, meditation practitioners, or anyone looking to develop daily practices.

TRACK 2: Dharma Path

WHAT: This year’s Dharma learning includes two teachings:

First, we will study and cultivate the Five Wisdom Energies.

Then, we will delve into Mindfulness grounded in Buddhist principles, practices, and ethos of the Satipaṭṭhāna sutta.

WHO: Anyone already on the Path, who has studied, or is interested in a deeper understanding of the Dharma.

The Small Sangha is a curated space to study & practice. Click the ICON to complete our Membership Survey.

To offer a donation (Dāna in Sanskrit) to support our community through free webinars, practices, or assistance in studies, please click image.

Review our Commitment to Buddhist Psychology and Wisdom

Supporting our Wisdom Community

Study Wisdom from Buddhist Psychology.

Explore our other Community Hubs.

Supporting our Coaching Community.

Cultivate a Coaching Mindset via Deep Listening Practices.

Supporting our Client Community

Developing Contemplative Practices.

ALL PROGRAMS SCHEDULE

ALL PROGRAMS SCHEDULE

We prepared this schedule to illustrate how our programs unfold over the year. For learners taking multiple tracks, we’ve designed the learning to allow them to attend more than one track.

Please note the start and end dates for each course and breaks for each track. Also, note the books of each course, which are listed on each program’s information page.

What learners say about the Small Sangha

— “Bhavana Learning Group has provided me unprecedented access to Buddhist Psychology to support my personal and professional development, including my work with clients.

— I came into the Small Sangha with a simple, general interest in Buddhism. Unexpectedly, I left with a deep sense of myself, my path, and my future.

— Tony’s impactful and engaging teaching style, including the context he provided for teachings, combined with the enthusiasm of fellow learners, made each session powerful and insightful.

— I would not have been able to consume and integrate Chogyam Trungpa’s teachings in this 600+ page text without the Small Sangha.

— My relationship with change is shifting from coping to adapting to change. My mindset is shifting from individual to interdependence. My self-reflection practice is deepening my listening and thoughtfulness.

— I learned that practice is our ground that we keep coming back to. That practice shapes how we arrive in any situation.

— It can be funny to see how something has grabbed my attention and my sanity. Observing these phenomena through study, meditation and awareness training has given me a new ability to listen, participate and let go with greater awareness.

— Participating in Small Sangha has opened my practice in new, challenging, and exciting ways. It’s helped me deepen my commitments; expand my understanding of the dharma; embrace curiosity and not knowing; and see possibilities and truths that were not available to me before beginning this work.

To enable participation, we offer these Community Guidelines. Please review to enhance your online community experience.

  1. We also offer Community Resources to support practices for conscious leaders and learners.
  2. We share our Commitment to Buddhist Psychology that supports bringing wisdom to learning.
  3. We share our Commitment to Dignity and Justice as the foundation of Community.