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

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¿Quién Más Quiere Conocer Su Propósito De Vida A Través del Budismo?

😱"Jesús estas despedido" 🤔Cuando empecé a trabajar nunca pensé escuchar esas palabras, ya que siempre me esmeraba en mi trabaja, me esforzaba por llegar temprano y hacer muy bien mi trabajo, sin embargo, a pesar de todos los esfuerzos o sacrificios que hiciera nunca era suficiente. 💪🏻"Necesitas echarle mas galleta", me decía mi superior y por otro lado mis compañeros de chamba me decían "llevatela relax total solo es un trabajo". 🧐¿Un trabajo? ¿solo un trabajo? , me preguntaba, y entonces ¿para que vivo, solo para trabajar? 🤩Y a partir de entonces vino una búsqueda de mi verdadero próposito de vida, me metí a entrenamientos de coaching, veía videos de superación personal, apoyaba a otras personas aconsejandoles; sin embargo, a pesar de que por fuera parecía exitoso, obtuve un ascenso, me cambiaron de trabajo, ganaba más dinero🤑, podía comer donde yo quisiera, por dentro me sentía vacío. 🤔¿Te ha pasado alguna vez que por fuera pareciera que todo esta bien, pero por dentro te sientes vacío? A mi me pasaba lo mismo, así que lo que pensé era que quizá necesitaba un cambio de aires, y renuncié a mi trabajo 😫, no sin antes encontrar otro solo que en este último la empresa quebró y me renunciaron o sea me corrieron😢. 😃Ya en ese tiempo empecé a estudiar Budismo con Kondo sensei y el me eneseñó mi verdadero próposito de vida, basado en las enseñanzas de Buda y eso fue mi salvación para no sentirme desesperado sin un trabajo o empleo. 🤩Ahora las cosas son diferentes, doy cursos online de ventas, me certifiqué como coach y estudio en Japón en la academia para maestros budistas, siendo el primer latino que esta en esta escuela tengo una responsabilidad y compromiso muy grandes, compartir las enseñanzas de Buda a todos mis compatriotas que hablan español en América Latina, grandioso ¿no crees?👍🏻 😎Así que si estas interesado en conocer cual es tu verdadero próposito de vida, no te pierdas la clase que estoy a punto de empezar, presiona el siguiente enlace y forma parte de este grupo EXCLUSIVO a través de Skype https://join.skype.com/Hye9FMbbRJiL

The Purpose fo Life in Buddhism

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Why were we born? 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/TKvkZMtR5WiR 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 organisers

What can we learn from Buddha on how to be more joyful (this meetup is online)

Hello, and welcome to the Santa Barbara Practicing Buddhism Meetup! If you’re interested in (1) exploring what tips and tools Buddhism has to offer on the road to happiness, and (2) meeting (first on Skype & later on at a cafe) other like-minded folks on the same path, then you’re in the right place. Over the next few months, (in sessions hosted by Bita) we’re going to explore some of the tools Buddhism has to offer when it comes to happiness. We’ll talk about… ---What Buddha says is the first step toward happiness ---How false/limiting beliefs cause an incredible amount of (unnecessary) suffering ---The difference between relative happiness (happiness that is fleeting or temporary) and absolute happiness (happiness that does not crumble or abandon you) ---Understanding the basic ideas around karma so you can live a life filled with empowerment and passion instead of overwhelm and sadness ---Where you might be on the path to happiness (aka enlightenment) compared to those around you, and how knowing this information can help make dealing with those ”more challenging” folks in your life easier ---How the ‘5 Desires’ (food, wealth, sex, etc.) fit into a happy life ---Examples of ways to apply the above concepts, on a daily basis, to minimize suffering and increase happiness No one needs to settle for feeling sad, unsuccessful, miserable, or lost. We all deserve to flourish and be happy. Everyone’s path is a little different but we’re all heading in the same direction, so let’s put our heads together and see what we can do! NOTE: This meetup will be hosted by Bita. LOCATION AND DETAILS This meetup happens to be on Skype though most of our meetups generally take place at a cafe in one of the cities of LA or in San Diego. Skype is a free software you can download and all you have to do is either RSVP here and I'll ask for your "Skype contact address" or just let me know if you're already familiar with Skype. My Skype contact address is Bita Asakura. If you need help downloading the Skype, call me at (424)[masked] please. This meetup is free to attend but donations are gladly accepted. Donations in Buddhism are not measured by the amount but by the desire to contribute to a cause greater than ourselves. Thanks for stopping by and checking out the group here on meetup.com. I look forward to meeting you in person in the near future. =)

What can we learn from Buddha on how to be more joyful (this meetup is online)

Hello, and welcome to the Santa Barbara Practicing Buddhism Meetup! If you’re interested in (1) exploring what tips and tools Buddhism has to offer on the road to happiness, and (2) meeting (first on Skype & later on at a cafe) other like-minded folks on the same path, then you’re in the right place. Over the next few months, (in sessions hosted by Bita) we’re going to explore some of the tools Buddhism has to offer when it comes to happiness. We’ll talk about… ---What Buddha says is the first step toward happiness ---How false/limiting beliefs cause an incredible amount of (unnecessary) suffering ---The difference between relative happiness (happiness that is fleeting or temporary) and absolute happiness (happiness that does not crumble or abandon you) ---Understanding the basic ideas around karma so you can live a life filled with empowerment and passion instead of overwhelm and sadness ---Where you might be on the path to happiness (aka enlightenment) compared to those around you, and how knowing this information can help make dealing with those ”more challenging” folks in your life easier ---How the ‘5 Desires’ (food, wealth, sex, etc.) fit into a happy life ---Examples of ways to apply the above concepts, on a daily basis, to minimize suffering and increase happiness No one needs to settle for feeling sad, unsuccessful, miserable, or lost. We all deserve to flourish and be happy. Everyone’s path is a little different but we’re all heading in the same direction, so let’s put our heads together and see what we can do! NOTE: This meetup will be hosted by Bita. LOCATION AND DETAILS This meetup happens to be on Skype though most of our meetups generally take place at a cafe in one of the cities of LA or in San Diego. Skype is a free software you can download and all you have to do is either RSVP here and I'll ask for your "Skype contact address" or just let me know if you're already familiar with Skype. My Skype contact address is Bita Asakura. If you need help downloading the Skype, call me at (424)[masked] please. This meetup is free to attend but donations are gladly accepted. Donations in Buddhism are not measured by the amount but by the desire to contribute to a cause greater than ourselves. Thanks for stopping by and checking out the group here on meetup.com. I look forward to meeting you in person in the near future. =)

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