Welcome! International Buddhist Society of Pennsylvania is located at Sadaham Sevana Meditation Center, in a very beautiful, quiet and serene rural environment in south central Pennsylvania. You are invited to join us for Dharma talks, meditation, Buddhist worship services, or to learn about Dharma and meditation.
Lord Buddha observed that life involves dissatisfaction (suffering), that the cause for suffering is self-centered desires, and that enlightenment and the end of suffering (nirvana) can be attained by the Noble Eightfold Path, which includes morality, self-discipline, and meditation. Emphasizing direct experience, personal responsibility, and understanding one's own mind, the Dharma as taught by Buddha provides a specific method of attaining purity of action, speech and mind, along with compassion, equanimity, kindness, generosity and understanding.
We follow the Theravada tradition of Buddhism, which is based on the Tripitaka, the oldest record of the Buddha's teachings.
All Center services and activities are free of charge.
See "Discourses" page - Compassion and Katina
See "For Kids" page - Four Noble Truths and Eight-Fold Path for Children - free E-book with many pictures.
Also - new Jataka story: "Gathering Firewood"