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)

The Purpose of Life in Buddhism

Online event

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/SWPEaF5Vu6Wk We also have our Whatsapp group: https://chat.whatsapp.com/IZK7SflIMUPFd7gK9kqLgN The session will be shared only via Skype. If any questions, please contact [masked]. From This Meetup Group organizers

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 mechanism of our fate & how it empowers us to be the best we can be

Hi everyone! Hope this message finds you as well as possible under the current circumstances. Yesterday 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? 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! It's free to attend but donations are gladly accepted on PayPal or Venmo to [masked] to support our cause or you can write a check. Ask us! Stay well and let's go forward towards the light of unconditional goodness together! Please message me at (424)[masked] with your self-introduction to get the book list I recommend. Bita and Yuichi Asakura

The Purpose of Life in Buddhism

Online event

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/SWPEaF5Vu6Wk We also have our Whatsapp group: https://chat.whatsapp.com/IZK7SflIMUPFd7gK9kqLgN The session will be shared only via Skype. If any questions, please contact [masked]. From This Meetup Group organizers

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