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

​​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.