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, and Dark Mind is the Root Cause of Suffering.

Pourquoi sommes-nous nés? Pourquoi vivons-nous?

Quel est le but de notre vie?

Qu'est-ce qui détermine un destin heureux ou un destin malheureux?

Nous ouvrons une session Skype en français pour apprendre comment le bouddhisme répond à ces questions.

Si vous souhaitez nous rejoindre, envoyez votre identifiant Skype à "t_saitou2".

La session sera partagée uniquement via Skype.

Si vous avez des questions, s'il vous plaît contactez https://join.skype.com/N11vwcDu7f5D .

De l'administrateur de ce Meetup Groupe.

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The Purpose of Live 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 fill this questionary
https://bit.ly/3bf4zC9
send your Skype ID to "davidguya25"
or click this link:
https://join.skype.com/IKHXhZqV1jLo

We also have our whatsapp group: https://chat.whatsapp.com/DnBijHRH4pTFQ7W5ymyPLI

If any questions, please contact [masked]
The session will be shared only via Skype.

Karma Lab: How we can make spiritual growth until we all acquire true happiness

It is not unusual for people to ask themselves;

  • Why do bad things happen to me?
  • Or simply, "why me?"

Often these questions come up when things are not going well, or when they fall apart. In these moments we may feel like we're confined to a small bubble, and it feels like there's no solution to our problems.
Buddhism does not state that there's some supernatural being that causes bad things to happen or some ancestral curse that shapes it.
Rather Buddhism says to practice good deeds and refrain from bad. This does seem like common sense but there's a difference there.
There are two reasons why this applies to our lives.

One reason is that karma has energy. Not only is it invisible, somewhat like a virus which can't be seen, but it also has strength, and it shapes our future. This strength or power has an influence on our daily lives. Buddha said: "Bad karma creates bad consequences and good karma creates good consequences."
When bad things are happening to us it's an opportunity for us to practice self-reflection and make extra effort to practice simple good deeds such as cleaning, showing a smile to people, and giving gifts to our friends and family.
It's human nature for most people to blame others at times for our unfavorable outcomes or difficulties in life. It's harder to stop and look more closely at ourselves.

Another question people ask is: "Why don't I improve as I practice?"
For instance, why can't I remember to take a single pill in one day? That's because we are human beings and humans forget. Forgetting that we borrowed money is a bad deed. But the lender does not usually forget. If we do not pay it back, this goes against the good habit of keeping our promises.

Another example of being unaware of our unwholesome actions is that we don't feel pain when we step on someone's foot. The other person definitely can feel a lot of pain. In this way, Buddha said, we can create unwholesome karma with our body, speech, and also with our mind.
So, it is therefore important to regulate our minds because they are the parent, our speech and actions being the children. That is why the Buddha taught us about the Six Paramitas, six types of daily practices.
With patience and practice of these teachings, we will undergo a complete transformation. In addition, our lives will improve.
We are all encouraged to practice kindness and compassion, the act of which is always at the top of the lst.
There is a difference though between our compassion and that of the Buddha's. That difference is that ours is conditional and the Buddha's is unconditional. It's ok that ours has limitations.
We can still strive to come closer to Buddha's compassion. One way to do this is to let go of our expectations and make an effort to practice compassion and kindness solely for others' sake and not expect too much in return. It's possible too that many forms of happiness will come to us through different sources. Either way, we will move forward and grow spiritually.

We're able to continue bringing these Dharma sessions for you thanks to the generosity of those of you who support us. Let me take a moment to express our gratitude now. If you too are able to 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. It's not the amount that matters but your desire to be part of a cause greater than ourselves.
Stay well and let's go forward towards the light of unconditional goodness together! Please message me at [masked] with your self-introduction if you'd like to get to know each other more and also to confirm your RSVP.

If you're interested in learning Buddhism but have a schedule conflict, please write to me for a one on one session. And we have about 10-18 people join us so hope you don't get discouraged by seeing the few RSVPs here on this page. See you soon too!!!

Last but not least, once you RSVP, you will see the link to the Zoom meeting room. When you click the link and you Zoom application starts, then you'll be required to type the passcode. The passcode is[masked].

Bita and Yuichi Asakura

The Purpose of Live in Buddhism

Link visible for attendees

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 fill this questionary
https://bit.ly/3bf4zC9
send your Skype ID to "davidguya25"
or click this link:
https://join.skype.com/IKHXhZqV1jLo

We also have our whatsapp group: https://chat.whatsapp.com/DnBijHRH4pTFQ7W5ymyPLI

If any questions, please contact [masked]
The session will be shared only via Skype.

The Purpose of Live in Buddhism

Link visible for attendees

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 fill this questionary
https://bit.ly/3bf4zC9
send your Skype ID to "davidguya25"
or click this link:
https://join.skype.com/IKHXhZqV1jLo

We also have our whatsapp group: https://chat.whatsapp.com/DnBijHRH4pTFQ7W5ymyPLI

If any questions, please contact [masked]
The session will be shared only via Skype.

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