The Open Awareness Buddhist Center is a place of refuge and sanctuary for all beings. The Sangha of Open Awareness is a fellowship of practitioners who are committed to ethics, honesty, respect for all, and to providing a welcoming atmosphere with the pure intention of benefitting sentient beings through Dharma activities. These include the gathering of merit and wisdom, sharing the teachings of the Buddhadharma, and meditating – all as taught in the Tibetan traditions.
To All Seeking Refuge
Open Awareness Buddhist Center invites every person seeking refuge in the Buddha’s teachings of wisdom and compassion to practice with our Sangha.
You are welcome regardless of racial or ethnic background. You are welcome regardless of your faith. You are welcome regardless of your age, education, or preferred language. You are welcome regardless of your gender or sexual orientation. You are welcome regardless of your political affiliations. You are welcome regardless of your abilities or disabilities.
Individually and as a sangha, we vow to respond to ignorance, hatred, and oppression with skillful means and loving kindness in order to end the suffering of all sentient beings.
The sacred practice of Chenrezig was favored by Dorje Chang Kalu Rinpoche as most beneficial to Western students. Yidam practice in general is one of the most powerful Vayrayana methods for achieving enlightenment.