Special Events

The Center is closed due to COVID 19.

Sunday Evening Video Talks
Jan. 24, Jan. 31, Feb 7, Feb 14

The Dalai Lama Global Vision Summit was held world wide in October of 2020. It explored the life, teachings, and vision of His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama with presentations by 21 excellent speakers   that included monks and nuns, teachers and authors, scholars, scientists and personal friends of the Dalai Lama. Major summit themes centered on the Dalai Lama’s message of wisdom, compassion, and peace invite us to participate in his vision of human harmony

The Yellow Springs Dharma Center will share video recordings by Buddhist teachers who presented talks at the Summit. Each video presentation will be followed by a short discussion. We invite you to join with others for this program that will Zoom meet on consecutive Sunday evenings at 7pm beginning on January 24 through February 21, 2021. The speakers will be:

  • January 24 Thubten Jingpa: Making Life More Meaningful: On Happiness and Compassion
  • January 31, Sharon Salzberg: What is Real Happiness?
  • February7,  Jan Willis: Love, Compassion, and Practical Advice: Shantideva and the Way of the Bodhisattva
  • February14, Tsultrim Allione: The Demon Becomes the Ally: On the History and Practice of Chod

Register for the talks by emailing info@ysdharma.org and you’ll be provided the Zoom link.

Rebecca Bradshaw’s Online Dharma Talk Presented April 30, 2020

“The Buddha’s Recipe for a Strong and Gentle Heart: Heart Qualities for Trying Times”

For those who missed or wish to review Rebecca’s presentation, please follow this link to a video of the talk.

Rebecca Bradshaw

Rebecca is a Guiding Teacher at Insight Meditation Society in Barre, MA, and the Guiding Teacher of the Insight Meditation Center of Pioneer Valley, MA.  She has been leading the annual residential Vipassana retreat with the Yellow Springs Dharma Center since 2006.  With our 2020 retreat being cancelled, Rebecca graciously offered to present an online dharma talk in the manner of her well-attended talks given at the Dharma Center on the evenings before our retreats begins.

Her talk is based on the four brahmaviharas, which are:

~ Loving-kindness (Pali: metta)     ~ Sympathetic joy (mudita)

~ Compassion (karuna)                ~ Equanimity (upekkha)

We are happy to tell you that in May 2021, Rebecca Bradshaw will again lead a residential Vipassana Retreat in Southern Ohio, organized by the Yellow Springs Dharma Center. Further information will be available on this web page in the spring of 2021.