What we're about

Buddhism is a practice and it is actually through practice that you learn how it empowers your life to be all that you can be and reach your full potential.

A good teacher is necessary to walk us through the process. First and foremost, listening to the unchanging Dharma is the key.

Join us for an informal introduction session and let's get to know each other.

Feel free to send us a private message with your contact information if you'd like us to contact you to decide the time and place of our activities.

Upcoming events (5)

Readings of the Book You Were Born For a Reason &Discussions/Chats/Sharing

Hi everyone! Hope this message finds you as well as possible under the current circumstances. The other day I went for a walk in the neighborhood with my sister. There were other people walking their dogs or just enjoying a conversation with their walking buddy. And some were walking alone. We all kept a 6-foot distance from others and went on our walks. Most people who were engaged in conversation might not have noticed us and vice versa. But at some point, there was a young woman walking by herself, coming towards us and when our eyes met, she smiled so big and so kindly, both me and my sister told each other: what a beautiful soul! How kind she was! We didn't exchange any words other than saying hellos. We probably might not see that woman again. And yet her genuine smile left a lasting impression both on me and on my sister. It also made me feel why it is that such a smile has a greater impact on us than receiving some presents or gifts from others that we might never be in true need of? The answer that I came up with was regarding how UNCONDITIONAL or as close to it as possible was. We were totally strangers and still are. She smiled at us from the bottom of her heart. The lesson I learned was that the more unconditional we try to practice acts of kindness and generosity, the more impact it will have on others. In other words, if our acts of kindness and generosity are not quite unconditional, we keep suffering. But it's not easy to discard our expectations of others. What do you think? You can also join us on Fridays 3 PM to 4 PM or Saturdays 2 PM to 3:30 PM for further follow up. We read from the book You Were Born For a Reason by Kentetsu Takamori, Kentaro Ito, and Daiji Akeshashi; and have a discussion about it! 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. Stay well and let's go forward towards the light of unconditional goodness together! Please message me at (424)[masked] with your self-introduction if you'd like to get to know each other more! Bita and Yuichi Asakura

Readings of the Book You Were Born For a Reason &Discussions/Chats/Sharing

Hi everyone! Hope this message finds you as well as possible under the current circumstances. The other day I went for a walk in the neighborhood with my sister. There were other people walking their dogs or just enjoying a conversation with their walking buddy. And some were walking alone. We all kept a 6-foot distance from others and went on our walks. Most people who were engaged in conversation might not have noticed us and vice versa. But at some point, there was a young woman walking by herself, coming towards us and when our eyes met, she smiled so big and so kindly, both me and my sister told each other: what a beautiful soul! How kind she was! We didn't exchange any words other than saying hellos. We probably might not see that woman again. And yet her genuine smile left a lasting impression both on me and on my sister. It also made me feel why it is that such a smile has a greater impact on us than receiving some presents or gifts from others that we might never be in true need of? The answer that I came up with was regarding how UNCONDITIONAL or as close to it as possible was. We were totally strangers and still are. She smiled at us from the bottom of her heart. The lesson I learned was that the more unconditional we try to practice acts of kindness and generosity, the more impact it will have on others. In other words, if our acts of kindness and generosity are not quite unconditional, we keep suffering. But it's not easy to discard our expectations of others. What do you think? You can also join us on Fridays 3 PM to 4 PM or Saturdays 2 PM to 3:30 PM for further follow up. We read from the book You Were Born For a Reason by Kentetsu Takamori, Kentaro Ito, and Daiji Akeshashi; and have a discussion about it! 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. Stay well and let's go forward towards the light of unconditional goodness together! Please message me at (424)[masked] with your self-introduction if you'd like to get to know each other more! Bita and Yuichi Asakura

Let's Learn about Buddhism & How to Practice by Watching Movies Followed by Q&A!

Hope this message finds you as well as you could be under the current circumstances. How about watching a movie of Buddhism for about 30 minutes, hearing explanations of it for 15 minutes, and another 15 minutes to ask questions? It's a great way to end our week on Friday! Wouldn't you say so? Kentetsu Takamori's Buddhist book Tannishō o Hiraku (Unlocking Tannishō) is inspiring an anime film adaptation that opened in Japan on May 24, 2019. The film stars Kōji Ishizaka as Shinran (in his first anime film role as the lead), and Toshiki Masuda as Yuien. Join us through Zoom and let's meditate on what happiness is and is not. 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 helping us continue to bring quality teachings to you, day in, day out. If you'd like to get to know each other more, please text me your self-introduction to (424)[masked]

Let's Learn about Buddhism & How to Practice by Watching Movies Followed by Q&A!

Hope this message finds you as well as you could be under the current circumstances. How about watching a movie of Buddhism for about 30 minutes, hearing explanations of it for 15 minutes, and another 15 minutes to ask questions? It's a great way to end our week on Friday! Wouldn't you say so? Usually each movie is about 90 minutes long so we watch 1/3 of the movie each week until we complete it. This time's movie showing is the last segment of the movie called The Tragedy at Rajargrha Castle. You can follow the movie and ask questions as our talks are geared for people new to Buddhism. You can see a short piece of the movie here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8P7Xpz9aAmQ Join us through Zoom and let's meditate on what happiness is and is not. 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 helping us continue to bring quality teachings to you, day in, day out. If you'd like to get to know each other more, please text me your self-introduction to (424)[masked]

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