What we're about

Are you searching for meaning in your life?
Have you ever felt happiness in your life...
...never lasts?

This Buddhist group has a great positive, multi-cultural atmosphere that helps people search for the answer to life's biggest questions.
Through the teachings of Buddha and historical Pure Land Buddhist teachers we understand better the direction our life needs to take in order to find the purpose of life.
We offer video lectures and have meetings to discuss how to obtain an absolute form of happiness.
I hope you'll stop by and attend a meeting when you have a chance! Below, you'll find some more information about what Buddhism is all about as well as our contact info and location.

In Buddhism, we learn that there are two kinds of joy.

Relative Happiness

All the happiness we know is called Relative Happiness.
Money, status, fame, wealth, family, friends, and our loved ones are all included in this category.
Politics, economics, medicine, and the arts also try to provide us with Relative happiness.
We seek for this type of happiness day in, day out hoping we can attain true satisfaction from it.

Absolute Happiness

We are all seeking for a happiness which will truly last.
This kind of happiness is called Absolute Happiness.
The purpose of life is to attain it as quickly as possible while still alive.

Learn more at our meetups and check out some of our topics:
The Law of Cause and Effect
Six Good Deeds that Bring Happiness
Mirror of Truth
Dark Mind is the Root Cause of Suffering

Upcoming events (4+)

Purpose of Life in Buddhism

Online event

The Purpose of Life in Buddhism

Why are we living?

What is the purpose of our life?

What determines a good fate of happiness, or a bad fate of misfortune?

We will have a Skype session to learn how Buddhism answers to these questions. If you want to join us, please send your Skype ID to "bobo.yanuar" or by clicking this link:
https://join.skype.com/X8S1Jukdug7P

We also have our Whatsapp group:
https://chat.whatsapp.com/DnBijHRH4pTFQ7W5ymyPLI

The session will be shared only via Skype.

If any questions, please contact [masked].

-From This Meetup Group organizers

Purpose of Life in Buddhism

Online event

The Purpose of Life in Buddhism

Why are we living?

What is the purpose of our life?

What determines a good fate of happiness, or a bad fate of misfortune?

We will have a Skype session to learn how Buddhism answers to these questions. If you want to join us, please send your Skype ID to "bobo.yanuar" or by clicking this link:
https://join.skype.com/X8S1Jukdug7P

We also have our Whatsapp group:
https://chat.whatsapp.com/DnBijHRH4pTFQ7W5ymyPLI

The session will be shared only via Skype.

If any questions, please contact [masked].

-From This Meetup Group organizers

Purpose of Life in Buddhism

Online event

The Purpose of Life in Buddhism

Why are we living?

What is the purpose of our life?

What determines a good fate of happiness, or a bad fate of misfortune?

We will have a Skype session to learn how Buddhism answers to these questions. If you want to join us, please send your Skype ID to "bobo.yanuar" or by clicking this link:
https://join.skype.com/X8S1Jukdug7P

We also have our Whatsapp group:
https://chat.whatsapp.com/DnBijHRH4pTFQ7W5ymyPLI

The session will be shared only via Skype.

If any questions, please contact [masked].

-From This Meetup Group organizers

Karma Lab: You Can Change Your Destiny As Much As You Want, Right Now

Hi everyone! Hope this message finds you well. We're going to start a new series of classes on Buddhism which focuses on each concept taught in Buddhism. On Tuesdays we're going to learn about the basics of karma.

The following is an excerpt from the book If you plant seeds of happiness, flowers of happiness will bloom by Kazushi Okamoto:

The first step on the road to happiness is not blaming things on your destiny, even when you feel that
“Things just don’t work out well for me . . .”
How do we feel when unexpected things happen? When it’s something good, we think, “Gee, I’m lucky!” When, on the other hand, it’s something bad we ask, “Why me?” Or we think, “It’s not my fault—it was just a piece of bad luck.” Thus, when something unexpected happens, which is to say, when something whose cause we cannot determine happens, we use expressions like “luck,” “coincidence,” or “by chance.”
But let’s stop and think about the matter. If you look up “chance” or “coincidence” in the dictionary, the definition is, “Something that occurs without a cause.” But are there in fact things that happen without causes? Let's learn from the wisdom in the teachings of Shakyamuni Buddha.

We're able to continue bringing these Dharma sessions for you thanks to the generosity of those of you who support us. Let me take a moment to express our gratitude now. If you too are able to support our cause, you can offer your donations on PayPal or Venmo to Bita Enayati at [masked]. Thank you for your support and encouragement in helping us continue to bring quality teachings to you, day in, day out. It's not the amount that matters but your desire to be part of a cause greater than ourselves.

Stay well and let's go forward towards the light of unconditional goodness together! Please message me at [masked] with your self-introduction if you'd like to get to know each other more and also to confirm your RSVP.

If you're interested in learning Buddhism but have a schedule conflict, please write to me for a one on one session.

Bita and Yuichi Asakura

Past events (381)

The Purpose of Life in Buddhism

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