UU Buddhist Fellowship
Welcome to our UUBF Website, where we provide spiritual and practical resources to all who are interested in Unitarian Universalist Buddhism.
You might be a Buddhist exploring Unitarian Universalism or a UU interested in learning more about Buddhist practice within our faith tradition. For those who have a clear commitment to Buddhist practice within Unitarian Universalism, you can find connections to practice groups in UU congregations, to the biennial Convocation sponsored by UUBF, sermons about UU Buddhism, and links to our newsletter, Facebook group, and other resources. Explore, Enjoy, and Contact us if we can help with you with questions about UUBF or UU Buddhist practice.
Our next speaker in the UU Buddhist Fellowship speaker series is the Rev. Judy Zimmerman
April 21st 4PM Pacific/5PM Mountain/6PM Central/7PM Eastern
This 90 minute online gathering will begin with Rev. Zimmerman’s talk, and will also feature breakout discussion groups and sharing of UU Buddhist Fellowship news. Meet other UUBF folks and the UUBF Board!
Registration opens soon. Please check back.
“Views from the Vajrayana” by Reverend Judy Zimmerman
Vajrayana Buddhism can seem like an esoteric religious path. It is rich with tantric deities and ornate rituals. What affinities might be found between this path and Unitarian Universalism? Rev. Zimmerman will share how they integrate the practice of Vajrayana Buddhism into their religious life as a Unitarian Universalist.
Rev. Zimmerman has been part of the UUBF Board since 2011. Recently retired from active parish ministry, they now serve as a community minister-organizer in the Hood River, Oregon area.
There is no charge to participate. Registration is required. All who register will receive a Zoom link to participate via email. The UUBF survives exclusively on donations. Please consider making a donation now to sustain the work of the UUBF.
The most recent speaker was Rev. Sam Trumbore. You can see his presentation here.
Read some good news for a change. The latest edition of our newsletter UUSangha is now available for download as well as viewing online below. For previous editions please see the UUSangha archive page.
Since the introduction of the first Buddhist texts to America in the mid-nineteenth century, Buddhism has been an extremely influential force among Unitarians and, over the last thirty years, Unitarian Universalists. Early Unitarians, such as Henry David Thoreau, Margaret Fuller, and Ralph Waldo Emerson responded with great enthusiasm to Buddhism’s emphasis on individual experience, rather than appeal to scriptures or belief in miraculous events, as the basis for authority in spiritual matters.In recent years, Unitarian Universalists have increasingly been drawn to explore Buddhist religious practices, especially seated meditation, in order to ground the “free and responsible search for truth and meaning” that is one of the guiding principles of the UU tradition. Meditation invites a direct and immediate experience of reality and provides a balance to purely intellectual inquiry.
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