The Utah Valley Buddhist Fellowship is a regional extension of the Utah Buddhist Fellowships and is a lay-led, inclusive, trans-sectarian Sangha. We serve the Utah County Region of the State of Utah, though everyone is welcome to attend, whether online or in person! We focus on the universal wisdom of Gautama Buddha with meditation, ritual and compassionate teaching and action. In this, we are influenced by the Pure Land Buddhist tradition and the teachings of the Way of Oneness; a modern and unique form of American Buddhism developed by Venerable Rev. Gyomay and Rev. Koyo Kubose. This approach is based on Shin-Zen tenets and teachings of Japanese Mahayana Buddhism.
Our practice leader, Jennifer Kiyo Munson is a minster in training with the Bright Dawn Center for Oneness Buddhism and an active member of the Salt Lake Buddhist Fellowship. We also honor others associated with the Bright Dawn lineages as well as a myriad of Buddhist and non-Buddhist traditions. We are open to both secular and devotionally oriented individuals equally.
For years now, the Utah Buddhist Fellowships have championed the concept of compassionate and unconditional inclusivity. Utah Valley is a diverse population and we welcome everyone, regardless of background. We support and are a part of the LGBTQ community, have strong ties with other faith traditions and are a family friendly, pet loving, jello-jiggling group of life-long learners who are, together, walking the Middle Path and enjoying each other’s company.
Thank you for being a part of this adventure as we plant the seeds of a community that will one day shelter many beneath its branches and be a place of love, peace and refuge in a world that is very much in need of safe and loving spaces.