MONTHLY DHARMA DISCUSSION

The 3rd Wednesday of each month, from 7:30 -8:30 pm, Rev. Ron Kobata and David Pating Sensei  leads a discussion exploring different works of Shin literature. Currently, the group is exploring and discussing Yogacara as it relates to Jodo Shin.                                 

No registration is required. Drop-ins are welcomed.          

 

ESSENTIALS OF BUDDHISM  COURSE                                                                                                                                                  Next 2018 Essentials Course: TBA                                                                                                                                               

This comprehensive introduction to general Buddhism is offered several times a year by Elaine Donlin Sensei. The course is held on four consecutive Thursday evenings (6:30 - 8:30 pm) and is an introduction to Buddhist teachings and practices, with an examination of Buddhism as a textural tradition and as a living practice.  Reading materials will be provided for each  session and the course will include a combination of lecture and class discussion. Topics include: the Teachings of Siddhartha Gautama, Major Buddhist Concepts, the Three Branches of Buddhism, and Buddhism in America. Additionally, at the end of each class, we will explore (and practice) different meditation techniques.                                  

No registration fee is charged. Instead, the "All Dana" model is used. Dana is the ancient Pali word describing "generosity arising effortlessly from deep gratitude". Students are welcome to make a donation of their choice  to the temple after the course has concluded.

The next offering of this course will be in 2018 -tba                                                                                                                       Registration for this course is required.  Classes are kept to a manageable size to best foster open and engaged learning.   Please contact: edonlin1@yahoo.com with questions or to register.