This profile was last updated in 2009
Activities and Schedule
Meditation takes place regularly at the House of Meditation. Please see the Blue Mountain Lotus Society website for dates and times.
The Blue Mountain Lotus Society began, unofficially, when Sensei Anthony Stultz came to Harrisburg in the mid 1990’s. He began with the idea of establishing a community, or sangha, before trying to obtain any physical location. The first students who began studying under Sensei Stultz were doctors from the Harrisburg Hospital. The sangha has steadily grown since then to include many area residents who have been drawn to Sensei Stultz and Buddhism. It is a very new organization to the region.
English is spoken conversationally among members and is used extensively in worship services. The community is made up of mostly American-born Buddhists, though there are a few European-born and Native American members.
As of 2006, the Blue Mountain Lotus Society resides in the House of Meditation, where events such as retreats, meditations, counseling, liturgies, and movement and art classes are offered.
Amy Datsko, Josh Gensler-Steinberg, Julia Hyman, Jon Lentz, Natalie Martin (Prof. Shalom Staub, New American Religious Diversity, Dept. of Religion, Dickinson College)