Buddhism Class at PV Library & Dinner

Join us and learn about the teachings of Buddhism at the Peninsula Center Library inside their beautiful conference room. It's located right near the entrance by the gift shop. This class has multiple presenters who each share a short speech that relates to the topic of each month's meeting. Then we open it up for questions and discussions. We all sit at a big round table so it's very friendly, making it easy for everyone to participate if they want to! A great chance to study the teachings deeply and make new friends! This event is free and open to the public.

***We will be having dinner together after the meeting. Feel free to join us. Ask us for details and location of the dinner at the meeting.***

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  • Frank

    I learned about Absolute Happiness, and how we can get enlightenment while keeping our worldly passions.

    September 26, 2013

  • Bita Enayati A.

    It was great! I was happy to learn that pursuing relative happiness (which fades away) is not the purpose of life (the reason we were born) but rather the means of living (that which helps us live from day to day). I was astounded to learn that the Buddha has taught the existence of a happiness which never collapses (absolute happiness). To find such a happiness is the reason we live everyday. No one lives to be betrayed by the happiness they find. But all the happiness people know is fleeting and doomed to collapse. Without knowing the ultimate purpose of life, absolute happiness, it feels like we were born to suffer. But knowing the purpose of life, even mundane happiness gains full meaning. Now I know why everything is so meaningful. I also enjoyed hearing how Buddhism helps us polish ourselves as there are countless chances to do so if only we have a positive attitude. But developing the soul can be painful. I appreciate for walking the path with me every step of the way!

    1 · September 26, 2013

  • Yuichi A.

    Frank gave a very convincing talk about the difference between the relative happiness and the absolute happiness it's thy crucial knowledge in Buddhism. All we know in this world are categorized in the relative happiness. Even if you are blessed with these happiness, someday the will be gone. The purpose of Buddhism is eliminating the root cause of suffering and granting us the true happiness. We are all encouraged to seek the path of Buddhism.

    1 · September 25, 2013

  • Bita Enayati A.

    Any suggestions for dinner? If anyone is allergic to any food. Let us know! Really look forward to this meeting.

    September 24, 2013

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