Saturday Night Buddhist Seminars & Potluck Dinner

Join us for the chance to listen to a live online video seminar from Japanese Buddhist teacher Kentetsu Takamori! It is interpreted into English at the time of each broadcast.

This is the best way to listen to Buddhism as it is being taught by the current living master of Pure Land Buddhism.

Each seminar goes into the technical and advanced teachings of Buddhism, but it is still shared in a way that allows us to understand easily.

This event is usually attended by members, but all are welcome to join. Please RSVP or show up a little early for more information.

**Chanting service begins at 5:30 p.m. and then again at 9:30 p.m. Newcomers can observe or wait until service concludes as they wish. It is up to each person to decide if they would like to participate. Please arrive by 15 minutes early if you would like to join. If you would prefer to listen to the teachings only, please RSVP and arrive by 6:00 p.m.**

There are two video lectures given on Saturday night. Each video lecture lasts about two hours. There is a break between each hour. Altogether, it is two and a half hours with chanting and break times included. The first video lecture begins at 6:00 p.m. (Please try to arrive on time if possible.)

Dinner is then between 8:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. Feel free to bring a dish, beverage, or dessert.  After the meal there is a free period to rest, ask questions, and socialize.

After chanting at 9:30 p.m., the second lecture series will then begin at 10:00 and it goes until midnight, but you are not required to attend both video lectures. 

Feel free to join for as long as you feel comfortable. You can even attend just the first hour increment of the class if you wish. Just message and allow the staff to know how long you intend to stay in advance if possible.

On Sunday classes, we often also review the content of these classes in larger groups. This evening class is a more intensive way for self-study.

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  • Yuichi A.

    It was really a good opportunity to learn the law of cause and effect. My cause brings my effect. In other words, what you sow what you reap. The difference between what people in general believe and the law of cause & effect in Buddhism is there is no exception in this principle. Sometimes it takes time for a cause to bring the effect. But sooner or later "my cause will surely bring my effect," and there is not a single exception.This is the beautiful or scary part of the law of cause and effect. But this is exactly something that makes your life happy one.

    June 30

  • Bita Enayati A.

    We learned in the lecture that everything that is happening to us is the result of what we ourselves have done in the past. To know this law of cause and effect makes us reflect, repent and be filled with gratitude. Blaming others will only destroy one. Amazing lecture in the company of great people. Thank you!

    2 · June 29

  • Bita Enayati A.

    We had a lovely dinner in the company of great friends. The conversation was so meaningful and the food was awesome. Thank you Priscilla and everyone else!!!

    2 · June 29

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