Bhavana Learning Group offers “Small Sangha” for anyone interested in the study and practice of Buddhist psychology

Welcome to Small Sangha, Serving our Wisdom Community 

Interested in studying Buddhist Psychology?

In 2023, members are exploring two tracks of study and practice:

1- Taste of Buddhist Psychology

WHAT: Reviewing different Buddhist concepts to get a sense of Buddhist Psychology. We develop practices in our lives.

WHO: For beginners, current meditation or mindfulness practitioners, or anyone looking to develop “post-meditation practices.”

2- Dharma Student Path

WHAT: Continuing study of becoming a Dharma Student. Exploring the Mahayana Vehicle and the Bodhisattva Path.

WHO: For anyone on the Path who has studied somewhat, taken vows, or is interested in a deeper understanding of the Dharma.

2024 tracks coming in SEPTEMBER

The Small Sangha is a curated space to study and practice.
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When we hear a Dharma talk or study a sutra, our only job is to remain open. Usually, when we hear or read something new, we just compare it to our own ideas.

If it is the same, we accept it and say that is correct. If it is not, we say it is incorrect. In either case, we learn nothing.

If we read or listen with an open mind and an open heart, the rain of the Dharma will penetrate the soil of our consciousness.

THICH NHAT HANH, The Heart of the Buddha’s Teachings, 1999

 Wisdom. Practice. Community.

  To study and practice core tenets of Buddhist psychology.

  To gain insight and discern the wisdom at the heart of the dharma.

Faculty: Tony Zampella

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Supporting our Wisdom Community

Study Wisdom from Buddhist Psychology.

Review our Commitment to Buddhist Psychology and Wisdom

Feel free to explore our other Community Hubs

Supporting our Coaching Community.

Cultivate a Coaching Mindset via Deep Listening Practices.

Supporting our Client Community

Develop Contemplative Practices for Conscious Leadership.

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.