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Lotus Sutra Study

Beginning Wednesday, 6 April and lasting to the end of summer will be the Dharma Center’s Extensive study of the Lotus Sutra. If you would like to join us in exploration of this remarkable Buddhist text show up tomorrow night at 7pm. You can view the document below to find instructions for the study, what texts […]

Freedom – Sunday Reading

What is freedom? Freedom is a gift available to all of us. We often think of it as freedom “from limitation, obligation or negative conditions . However, freedom comes from within and we must “own” it for ourselves

We claim it by choosing to be true to the highest and best that we know, and […]

The Root of Suffering – Sunday reading, February 21st

What keeps us unhappy and stuck in a limited view of reality is our tendency to seek pleasure and avoid pain, to seek security and avoid groundlessness, to seek comfort and avoid discomfort. This is how we keep ourselves enclosed in a cocoon. Out there are all the planets and all the galaxies and […]

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Spring Basic Buddhism Class Schedule

Time for another round of Basic Buddhism. Here is the schedule for the class beginning on Wednesday, 20 January.

Jan 20 – Introduction to Buddhism  – Dave

Jan 27 – The Three Treasures – Kris

Feb 3 – The Seal of the Three Laws – Kathy

Feb 10 – The Four Noble Truths –

Feb 17 – The Eightfold […]

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Habit Energy – Sunday Reading December 13th

“When we meet a person, what we really meet is our own habit energy, and it prevents us from seeing anything else. Perhaps when we first met this person, we had a negative reaction to him. We formed a habit energy of how we relate to him on the basis of that, and we […]

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What About Ego? – Sunday Reading November 15th

If you are here with us today, you are practicing to move from a life of struggle to a life of peace. In Buddhism, we would say, “moving from self to no-self. To have a sense of self, can simply mean to be self-focused. In other words, we feel a separation or distinction between […]

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Relating to Hoza and Sangha – Sunday Reading November 8th

Our connections with those close to us provide such fertile ground for growth, for it is in relationships that many of us finally come to know ourselves.
The process of relating intimately asks us to define who we are, be who we are, and then to use the unfolding joys and challenges as gifts […]

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Keeping in Touch – Sunday Reading November 1st

There are those who debate whether there is any such thing as a previous life. But frequently we refer to a person’s “inborn” character and “natural born” talents. These are unconscious acknowledgment that people are the accumulation of the experiences and habits of their former existences.

When we come into this world, we grow […]

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Seeing Clearly – Sunday Reading October 25th

The Buddha’s wisdom is the capacity to see the ultimate reality
of all things. It is the wisdom with which one can give
appropriate guidance to all people which will lead them to
enlightenment.

If you can see the reality very clearly, then you will see the
beauty and wonder that all things are closely interconnected, and
each one of […]

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One Million Recitations – Sunday Reading October 18th

From Invisible Eyelashes by Nikkyo Niwano, Pp89-90

I believe that life is practice and discipline from beginning to end. By practice and discipline I mean doing everything wholeheartedly—both physically and mentally—and repeatedly.
First, let us look at the matter of repetition. By repetition I do not mean simply doing the same thing again and again. […]

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