The Buddhist Bodhi Association of Columbus (BBAC) was established in 1991 to serve as a spiritual center for those who love to discuss and practice Buddhism. We have extensive Buddhist texts both in Chinese and English in the library. The association will invite regularly renowned teacher from different countries to share the dhamma. Our tradition is open and we welcome all who are interested to join us.

諸惡莫作 眾善奉行 自淨其意 是諸佛教

To abstain from all evil,
​to cultivate good,
and to purify one's mind,
​this is the teaching of all the Buddhas
 Buddhist Bodhi Association of Columbus 
​5208 Dierker Rd, Columbus, OH 43220


 A Dharma Heir of Venerable Master Sheng-Yen (聖嚴法師)
Chan Master Gilbert Gutierrez Public Talk and One-Day Meditation Retreat April 25-27, 2014

Public Talk:
Exploring the Roots of Chan and Development of Mahayana Practice, a historical look at the rising of Sunyata (Emptiness) and Karuna (Compassion) in Chinese Buddhism
Friday, April 25, 2014, 7:30- 9:30pm
Interfaith Prayer Room, Ohio Union at OSU (3rd floor)

One-day Meditation Retreat and Extensive Lectures​
Thinking of Not Thinking, Fine tuning your Meditation Practice, a Spring cleaning of Old Habits and Development of the Right View
Saturday, April 26, 2014, 9:30am - 5pm 
Buddhist Bodhi Association of Columbus 
5208 Dierker Rd, Columbus, OH 43220​

Please follow this link to Register for the Retreat

Brief Biography:​Gilbert Gutierrez is an attorney practicing in Riverside, California. He has over forty years of meditation experience, which includes his study of various martial arts as well as Chi Gong. In 2002, he received Dharma Transmission from Master Sheng Yen, making him the only western lineage holder currently residing in the United States. He conducts retreats and lectures throughout North America. His home base is in Southern California and he lectures regularly at the Los Angeles DDMBA chapter and with his own group in Riverside, California. Gilbert teaches in a classical Chan style which inspires his students to investigate Chan through diligent practice.

台灣福嚴佛學院淨照法師佛学講座  July 09-14,2014

中文公開演講 :

地點:Buddhist Bodhi Association of Columbus (BBAC) 5208 Dierker Rd, Columbus, OH 43220
​ ​7/09  (星期三), 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm: 《佛法概論 》第九章    我們的世間
​7/10   (星期四), 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm: 《佛法概論》 第十章    我論因說因
7/11  (星期五), 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm: 《佛法概論》 第十一章   緣起法
7/12   (星期六), 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm: 《佛法概論》 第十二章  三大理性的統一
7/14   (星期一), 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm:  《佛法概論》 第十三章   中道泛論


淨照法師,1958年出生於台湾台南縣,於1978年就讀東海大學物理系,大三時,參加蓮因寺齋戒學會, 並皈依懺雲長老,從此開始學習佛法。1987年依淨律寺照因和尚出家,同年12月在台北臨濟寺稟受三壇大戒。1990年就讀中華佛學研究所,1993年結業之後,返回淨律學佛院擔任學務、教師的職務。1968年福嚴佛學院成立, 以印順法師為導師, 淨照法師擔任第十一屆院長(2006-2009)。現任福嚴佛學院、法鼓山僧伽大學和壹同女眾佛學院教師。曾開授的課程有《成佛之道》、《唯識學概說》、《唯識二十論》、《攝大乘論》等。法師說法生動、為人親切,此次到美國弘法,敬請珍惜聞法之殊勝因緣,歡迎大家參加!