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Every Friday FREE meditation meet up (run by your donations) with Bhante Dhammapala held at Moreno Valley Buddhist Vihara conducted in English. Main focus on tri step meditation - Breathing, Joyful Breathing, and Unconditional Love.

Format includes:

7:00pm - Welcome

7:30pm - Guided sitting meditation

8:00pm - Walking meditation

8:20pm - Sitting meditation continued

8:45pm - Questions & Answers

8:55pm - Chanting of Loving Kindness sutra in English

Bhante Dhammapala is fully ordained in 1998, august 18th, in Nepal under a Burmese Monk, came to Sri Lanka at the age of 13 and started primary education from Nalanda Pirivena, Mount Lavinia and secondary education from Parama Dhamma Chetiya Maha Pirivena at Ratmalana, Sri Lanka. He obtained BA General degree with following subjects: Buddhist Civilization, Pali and Sanskrit in 2007 from the Buddhist & Pali University, Sri Lanka and passed BA (Hons) Special Degree on Psychology from the University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka, in 2010. He completed all levels of examination held by Oriental Studies society of Sri Lanka (Pracheena Bhasa Sangama) Royal Pandith Degree (Rajakeey Panditha), 2010 and served as a Visiting Lecturer of Psyhcology in the University of Peradeniya 2011 - 2012, and served at the Sri Lanka Foundation Institute, Independence square, as a visiting Lecturer of Psychological Counseling (Resource Person) 2011-2012. He has achieved the highest degree that can be achieved in Sri Lanka and is proficient in English, Pali, Buddhist Sanskrit, Nepalese and Sinhala.

* Sambuddaloka Buddhist Vihara is run by a non-profit tax-exempted organization. All your donations are tax-deductible *

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Meditation and Dharma Talk

Sambuddhaloka Buddhist Vihara (951) 485-6644

Every Friday FREE meditation with a resident Bhante (ordained monk). Held at Moreno Valley's Sambuddhaloka Buddhist Vihara (SBV). These sessions are conducted in English with some chanting in the ancient Pali language. This is the typical schedule: 7:30 PM - Chanting & guided sitting meditation. 7:45 PM - Walking meditation. 8:00 PM - Sitting meditation continued. 8:15 PM - Chanting of Loving Kindness Sutra in English. 8:30 PM - Questions & Answers. The monks who lead the sessions vary from week to week and month to month. Come 5 times and you may have 5 different experiences. The schedule above is only loosely followed. For your comfort, we recommend wearing loose pants when you come to meditation (you'll be sitting with legs crossed on a floor cushion). Please take off your shoes before you enter the building. Grab a cushion or two and get comfortable a little before the 7:30 start time. If you have trouble sitting on a floor-level cushion, please ask for a chair, and we will take care of you. English is a second language for all resident monks at this temple. Your patience is appreciated, as the monks relay their wisdom to you in a language that is foreign to them. You can download some basic meditation background information here: https://a.ooi1.com/Friday-Meditation.pdf All are welcome. This is not intended to convert you to Buddhism - it's just an introduction to being mindful through meditation. If you are Christian, Muslim, Jewish, Hindu or Atheist, you are welcome. Theravada Buddhists do bow to the Buddha statue as a sign of respect as one would to a teacher for bestowing wisdom. SBV is Theravada. In contrast, Mahayana Buddhists (from China, Korea, Japan, Vietnam) practice a form that worships various Buddhist deities. More on bowing: While in the temple, you may also see some devout members of SBV bow to the monks in appreciation for their teaching, service to the sangha, and sacrifice, as a symbol of respect to the robe that the Buddha wore - as a new visitor, you are not expected to do this, so don't sweat it. Donations are welcome to support the temple and resident monks. But feel free to come a few times to see if this is the right fit for you. A good experience for you in the realm of mindfulness and loving-kindness is the goal - not filling up the till. * Sambuddhaloka Buddhist Vihara is a non-profit tax-exempt organization. All your donations are tax-deductible. *

Meditation and Dharma Talk

Sambuddhaloka Buddhist Vihara (951) 485-6644

Every Friday FREE meditation with a resident Bhante (ordained monk). Held at Moreno Valley's Sambuddhaloka Buddhist Vihara (SBV). These sessions are conducted in English with some chanting in the ancient Pali language. This is the typical schedule: 7:30 PM - Chanting & guided sitting meditation. 7:45 PM - Walking meditation. 8:00 PM - Sitting meditation continued. 8:15 PM - Chanting of Loving Kindness Sutra in English. 8:30 PM - Questions & Answers. The monks who lead the sessions vary from week to week and month to month. Come 5 times and you may have 5 different experiences. The schedule above is only loosely followed. For your comfort, we recommend wearing loose pants when you come to meditation (you'll be sitting with legs crossed on a floor cushion). Please take off your shoes before you enter the building. Grab a cushion or two and get comfortable a little before the 7:30 start time. If you have trouble sitting on a floor-level cushion, please ask for a chair, and we will take care of you. English is a second language for all resident monks at this temple. Your patience is appreciated, as the monks relay their wisdom to you in a language that is foreign to them. You can download some basic meditation background information here: https://a.ooi1.com/Friday-Meditation.pdf All are welcome. This is not intended to convert you to Buddhism - it's just an introduction to being mindful through meditation. If you are Christian, Muslim, Jewish, Hindu or Atheist, you are welcome. Theravada Buddhists do bow to the Buddha statue as a sign of respect as one would to a teacher for bestowing wisdom. SBV is Theravada. In contrast, Mahayana Buddhists (from China, Korea, Japan, Vietnam) practice a form that worships various Buddhist deities. More on bowing: While in the temple, you may also see some devout members of SBV bow to the monks in appreciation for their teaching, service to the sangha, and sacrifice, as a symbol of respect to the robe that the Buddha wore - as a new visitor, you are not expected to do this, so don't sweat it. Donations are welcome to support the temple and resident monks. But feel free to come a few times to see if this is the right fit for you. A good experience for you in the realm of mindfulness and loving-kindness is the goal - not filling up the till. * Sambuddhaloka Buddhist Vihara is a non-profit tax-exempt organization. All your donations are tax-deductible. *

Meditation and Dharma Talk

Sambuddhaloka Buddhist Vihara (951) 485-6644

Every Friday FREE meditation with a resident Bhante (ordained monk). Held at Moreno Valley's Sambuddhaloka Buddhist Vihara (SBV). These sessions are conducted in English with some chanting in the ancient Pali language. This is the typical schedule: 7:30 PM - Chanting & guided sitting meditation. 7:45 PM - Walking meditation. 8:00 PM - Sitting meditation continued. 8:15 PM - Chanting of Loving Kindness Sutra in English. 8:30 PM - Questions & Answers. The monks who lead the sessions vary from week to week and month to month. Come 5 times and you may have 5 different experiences. The schedule above is only loosely followed. For your comfort, we recommend wearing loose pants when you come to meditation (you'll be sitting with legs crossed on a floor cushion). Please take off your shoes before you enter the building. Grab a cushion or two and get comfortable a little before the 7:30 start time. If you have trouble sitting on a floor-level cushion, please ask for a chair, and we will take care of you. English is a second language for all resident monks at this temple. Your patience is appreciated, as the monks relay their wisdom to you in a language that is foreign to them. You can download some basic meditation background information here: https://a.ooi1.com/Friday-Meditation.pdf All are welcome. This is not intended to convert you to Buddhism - it's just an introduction to being mindful through meditation. If you are Christian, Muslim, Jewish, Hindu or Atheist, you are welcome. Theravada Buddhists do bow to the Buddha statue as a sign of respect as one would to a teacher for bestowing wisdom. SBV is Theravada. In contrast, Mahayana Buddhists (from China, Korea, Japan, Vietnam) practice a form that worships various Buddhist deities. More on bowing: While in the temple, you may also see some devout members of SBV bow to the monks in appreciation for their teaching, service to the sangha, and sacrifice, as a symbol of respect to the robe that the Buddha wore - as a new visitor, you are not expected to do this, so don't sweat it. Donations are welcome to support the temple and resident monks. But feel free to come a few times to see if this is the right fit for you. A good experience for you in the realm of mindfulness and loving-kindness is the goal - not filling up the till. * Sambuddhaloka Buddhist Vihara is a non-profit tax-exempt organization. All your donations are tax-deductible. *

Meditation and Dharma Talk

Sambuddhaloka Buddhist Vihara (951) 485-6644

Every Friday FREE meditation with a resident Bhante (ordained monk). Held at Moreno Valley's Sambuddhaloka Buddhist Vihara (SBV). These sessions are conducted in English with some chanting in the ancient Pali language. This is the typical schedule: 7:30 PM - Chanting & guided sitting meditation. 7:45 PM - Walking meditation. 8:00 PM - Sitting meditation continued. 8:15 PM - Chanting of Loving Kindness Sutra in English. 8:30 PM - Questions & Answers. The monks who lead the sessions vary from week to week and month to month. Come 5 times and you may have 5 different experiences. The schedule above is only loosely followed. For your comfort, we recommend wearing loose pants when you come to meditation (you'll be sitting with legs crossed on a floor cushion). Please take off your shoes before you enter the building. Grab a cushion or two and get comfortable a little before the 7:30 start time. If you have trouble sitting on a floor-level cushion, please ask for a chair, and we will take care of you. English is a second language for all resident monks at this temple. Your patience is appreciated, as the monks relay their wisdom to you in a language that is foreign to them. You can download some basic meditation background information here: https://a.ooi1.com/Friday-Meditation.pdf All are welcome. This is not intended to convert you to Buddhism - it's just an introduction to being mindful through meditation. If you are Christian, Muslim, Jewish, Hindu or Atheist, you are welcome. Theravada Buddhists do bow to the Buddha statue as a sign of respect as one would to a teacher for bestowing wisdom. SBV is Theravada. In contrast, Mahayana Buddhists (from China, Korea, Japan, Vietnam) practice a form that worships various Buddhist deities. More on bowing: While in the temple, you may also see some devout members of SBV bow to the monks in appreciation for their teaching, service to the sangha, and sacrifice, as a symbol of respect to the robe that the Buddha wore - as a new visitor, you are not expected to do this, so don't sweat it. Donations are welcome to support the temple and resident monks. But feel free to come a few times to see if this is the right fit for you. A good experience for you in the realm of mindfulness and loving-kindness is the goal - not filling up the till. * Sambuddhaloka Buddhist Vihara is a non-profit tax-exempt organization. All your donations are tax-deductible. *

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