What we're about

The Dharma Bum Temple is a home for the study and practice of Buddhism in America. We do not advocate one particular school of Buddhism. We are simply a bridge for Western people to enter into a Buddhist practice. When one enters the stream of Buddhism, it can be confusing; so we help make it simple.

Dharma Bums focus on the Four Noble Truths, the Eightfold Path, and Six Paramitas. To speak about Buddhism is not enough. One must practice these basic Buddhist principles. Through diligent practice, one will begin to realize the cause of their suffering, thus moving beyond suffering and into Nirvana.

Dharma Bums are Disciples of the Buddha

Practitioners of the Dharma

Caretakers of the Sangha

For more information on the Dharma Bum Temple, please visit www.thedharmabums.org

Upcoming events (5+)

Silent Morning Meditation - Free

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Monday-Friday, start your day with a silent meditation. There will be two silent meditations sessions. The first one begins at 8am - 8:25am and the second one begins at 8:30am - 8:55am. If you arrive for the second meditation session, please remain in the hallway until first session is finished.

Silent Morning Meditation - Free

The Dharma Bum Temple

Monday-Friday, start your day with a silent meditation. There will be two silent meditations sessions. The first one begins at 8am - 8:25am and the second one begins at 8:30am - 8:55am. If you arrive for the second meditation session, please remain in the hallway until first session is finished.

Loving-Kindness Meditation

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Join us at The Dharma Bum Temple every Wednesday night at 7pm for a Loving-Kindness meditation followed by a Dharma Talk Metta or Loving Kindness Meditation (Sometimes translated as “Goodwill” or “Unconditional Friendliness”) is the practice of generating a heartfelt wish for both yourself and all beings to abandon the causes of their suffering and realize a true and lasting happiness within. This meditation uses words, images, and feelings to evoke a loving-kindness and friendliness toward oneself and others. “Happy, at rest, may all beings be happy at heart. Whatever beings there may be, weak or strong, without exception, seen & unseen, near & far: May all beings be happy at heart. Let no one deceive another or despise anyone anywhere, or through anger or resistance wish for another to suffer.” - The Buddha We have usually 20-30 people every class, regardless of the RSVP's here on Meetup. Click Here for More Information... (http://thedharmabums.org/home)

12 Step Zen

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This is an open group hosted by Peter Kuhn who is ordained by Thich Nhat Hanh and enjoys more than 30 years of recovery from drugs and alcohol. The group explores how an engaged practice of mindfulness, meditation and Buddha’s teachings can nourish our understanding and application of the 12 steps, help us grow spiritual awakening and cultivate freedom from all afflictions in our daily lives. This is not theory, it is measured by our ability to show up for life with greater intention, direction and enjoyment. All are welcome, you need not be Buddhist or in 12 Step recovery to join us. Format includes sitting meditation, Dharma talk and group sharing. 12 Step Zen meets every Wednesday downstairs at the Dharma Bum Temple.

Past events (5,799)

Introduction to Buddhism and Meditation

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