Whether you are a practicing Buddhist, someone interested in finding out more about Buddhism or just looking for ways to bring more peace into your life - this might be the group for you.
I am a Mahayana Buddhist. I (try my best) to follow the teachings of His Holiness the Dalai Lama. I am blessed to have connected with many teachers including His Holiness the Sakya Trizin, Lama Zopa Rinpoche and Geshe Thubten Soepa, While I am not a qualified teacher - I can share their teachings and lead a group discussion in hopes that together, we may be able to find ways to bring more peace into our daily lives. Many Buddhist monks, Geshes and Rinpoches from around the world have kindly agreed to share their thoughts on any questions we may have. Geshe Thubten Soepa came to Anchorage to give teachings in person, other Buddhist teachers and Lamas are hoping to come as well.
(Geshe Thubten Soepa in Anchorage)
We start our weekly meetings with a silent meditation followed by a group discussion on Dharma readings, video teachings or Buddhist movies. The meetings are very laid-back...very relaxed...there's no need to be a Buddhist....just a need for your inquisitive mind.
I started the group because there wasn't any other type of group like this. I've met some great folks in the group who have become close friends and have also met some amazing business owners.
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