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 (5)

Online Dharma Healing in These Difficult Times; Rays of Hope in Sea of Suffering

Hi our friends in the Long Beach area, Hope this message finds you well. It might be an unfortunate thing that we all have to go through this COVID-19 outbreak but some say that considering how we've been treating the nature, it might not be too surprising to get the consequences of our actions in this way. Let's consider it as a wake-up call for each and every one of us to do self-reflection and use this time to retreat in our own homes and find out what is the meaning of our short existence on this planet Earth. First and foremost, if you're struggling with anxiety, may I suggest the practice of cleaning to find instant healing. Just pick a place every day in your house that can benefit from cleaning. Yesterday I picked our windows and wiped them down one by one paying attention to my mind to calm down and do it without trying to get it done as soon as possible! Looking forward to hearing your thoughts on it too! Let me know if you have a hard time with it because I did too at first until I learned the art of cleaning while living in Japan at a Buddhist temple. We appreciate if you can 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 continuing to bring quality teachings to you, day in, day out. Let me know your wishes and let's overcome these tough times without falling into despair and hopelessness: (424)[masked]. Please write to me!

Ever wondered why happiness in life never lasts? Q&A + sharing Wisdom of Buddha

Hi my friends! Hope this message finds you well. Just as the good times don't last, the bad times don't last either. So hopefully we can look forward to winning our battle against the Corona virus; but have you ever wondered why even after such a victory, we might have the next hill to face? Climbing uphill before we can move downhill? Let me share with you a poem: When at last I came to the peak that I had thought would surely be the last, I turned my eyes to the way beyond-- mountain piled on mountain. And another poem: Over this hills, happiness lies waiting: clinging to that hope, seven hills have I crossed so far, this my fortieth year. Maybe this lockdown period due to pandemic is giving us extra chance for self-introspection and soul searching. So many people tell me if life is about gaining things only to lose them? Let's hear the words of the Buddha on this fleeting aspect of life and what we can do about it. Should we be all doom and gloom? Or is there a way out? Buddha points the direction and I'm happy to be of assistance to you on moving forward on your spiritual journey. Please join us or contact me for more information and fellowship. I can be reached through email at [masked] or phone (424)[masked]. Best wishes, Bita Asakura Pure Land Buddhism Group of Southern California

Online Dharma Healing in These Difficult Times; Rays of Hope in Sea of Suffering

Hi our friends in the Long Beach area, Hope this message finds you well. It might be an unfortunate thing that we all have to go through this COVID-19 outbreak but some say that considering how we've been treating the nature, it might not be too surprising to get the consequences of our actions in this way. Let's consider it as a wake-up call for each and every one of us to do self-reflection and use this time to retreat in our own homes and find out what is the meaning of our short existence on this planet Earth. First and foremost, if you're struggling with anxiety, may I suggest the practice of cleaning to find instant healing. Just pick a place every day in your house that can benefit from cleaning. Yesterday I picked our windows and wiped them down one by one paying attention to my mind to calm down and do it without trying to get it done as soon as possible! Looking forward to hearing your thoughts on it too! Let me know if you have a hard time with it because I did too at first until I learned the art of cleaning while living in Japan at a Buddhist temple. We appreciate if you can 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 continuing to bring quality teachings to you, day in, day out. Let me know your wishes and let's overcome these tough times without falling into despair and hopelessness: (424)[masked]. Please write to me!

Ever wondered why happiness in life never lasts? Q&A + sharing Wisdom of Buddha

Hi my friends! Hope this message finds you well. Just as the good times don't last, the bad times don't last either. So hopefully we can look forward to winning our battle against the Corona virus; but have you ever wondered why even after such a victory, we might have the next hill to face? Climbing uphill before we can move downhill? Let me share with you a poem: When at last I came to the peak that I had thought would surely be the last, I turned my eyes to the way beyond-- mountain piled on mountain. And another poem: Over this hills, happiness lies waiting: clinging to that hope, seven hills have I crossed so far, this my fortieth year. Maybe this lockdown period due to pandemic is giving us extra chance for self-introspection and soul searching. So many people tell me if life is about gaining things only to lose them? Let's hear the words of the Buddha on this fleeting aspect of life and what we can do about it. Should we be all doom and gloom? Or is there a way out? Buddha points the direction and I'm happy to be of assistance to you on moving forward on your spiritual journey. Please join us or contact me for more information and fellowship. I can be reached through email at [masked] or phone (424)[masked]. Best wishes, Bita Asakura Pure Land Buddhism Group of Southern California

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