What we're about

We are a peer lead group all about Buddhist practice, discussion and inquiry. An open door for Buddhists of all lineages, as well as all who are interested in the teachings of the Buddha.

The principles the Buddha taught 2,500 years ago have led to happier lives for countless human beings, and apply today more than ever to reduce stress and uncertainties, and to provide peace and mental stability. We believe all beings are the same in their desire to be happy and not to suffer needlessly. Buddhism teaches that the mind is the cause of most of our problems, but can eliminate them, as well, through study and meditation.

We invite beginners and experienced Buddhist practitioners to join us in a relaxed atmosphere - with no obligation whatsoever. We only seek happiness, understanding, and compassion for ourselves and for others.

We begin our meetings at 6:30 pm with a 30 minute meditation followed by a dharma talk and group discussion until 8: 00. Please arrive on time. Because of county-imposed security regulations, we must lock the entrance door when our meeting begins.

We recommend that newcomers examine the 4 Noble Truths and the 8-fold Noble Path of the Buddha before attending one of our presentations and discussions, or attend one of our 'Introduction to Buddhism' meetings when announced on this website - and we invite those who are not familiar with meditation to post on our discussion page a request for brief instruction from one of our experienced practitioners, usually before the beginning of a meeting.

Finally, to remain a member you must attend a meeting or visit our Meetup web page at least every 7 months.

SPECIAL NOTE: Until such time that we can meet again in person, we conduct sangha by ZOOM. The room ID and information is listed on each event. In order that we may all receive optimal benefit from these sessions, we kindly ask you follow the following etiquette:

The room opens 15 minutes prior to the start of the meeting. (6:15) for social interaction.
Meditation starts promptly at 6:30 pm. If you arrive after that time, please meditate until one of the hosts is available to admit you following our group meditation.
Please keep your audio on mute until asked to unmute by the host.\
We like to be patient, but please know what you plan to say and make sure your comments are on-topic before addressing the group. Limit your contributions to two minutes
The meeting ends after the three breaths.

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A Simple Practice

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A Simple Practice

Everything is part of the Cosmic Symphony of Vibration~
Tonight sharing A Simple Practice of using sound to Tune In, Harmonize and Stabilize through Sound and Intention

The Very Simple can be Very Powerful...

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If you plan on practicing with us tonight
Make sure you have the space to make some sound in
So as you are not disturbed
Nor disturb any others

Zen Pop Quiz

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Zen Pop Quiz - in Zen we learn that in every moment our Self is throwing a judgment it has made and an accompanying feeling at us. We know that obeying that instruction mindlessly is what causes suffering(dukkha). So what can we do in that instance to transcend and gain liberation from our insistent Selves? Let's view the moment as a pop quiz, rather like the kind you were suddenly given in high school. The answers will liberate you.

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This is your link to our virtual donation basket. This basket usually sits beside our golden Buddha on the table. Your continued support will assist us in keeping up with obligations such as Meetup fees, rent, insurance and other sangha-related expenses.

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A Simple Practice

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A Simple Practice

Everything is part of the Cosmic Symphony of Vibration~
Tonight sharing A Simple Practice of using sound to Tune In, Harmonize and Stabilize through Sound and Intention

The Very Simple can be Very Powerful...

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If you plan on practicing with us tonight
Make sure you have the space to make some sound in
So as you are not disturbed
Nor disturb any others

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