can't fall off this Earth.
Each breath, each step, each moment
Traces Amida's gentle smile.
teachings of Buddhism are more about practice than theological concepts.
The Buddha, Shakyamuni, in his Eight Steps to End Suffering, points us
to apply wholesome effort to engage in wholesome actions. These are based
on correct views and supported by complete mindfulness and awareness.
provides instruction and opportunity in a range of Buddhist practices.
In our effort to support both beginning and more experienced practitioners,
we emphasize different practices across our Schedule
are encouraged to choose sessions which meet their needs. Whatever session
you attend, you always have the option of participating or observing as
indoor practice sessions, we provide mats, cushions, benches and chairs
to accomodate the needs of all participants. You can also bring your own
cushion or bench as you need.
walking, indoor (kinhin) and outdoor (kokorodo); circumambulation-chanting
open awareness meditation (shikan)
and recitation practices; nembutsu practices
addition Innen,our Sangha priest, will lead authentic Tendai Re-Dedication
services as part of weekly practice cycle.
is fundamental to Buddhist teaching, as prescribed in the Brahma
Net Sutra (Secondary Precept No. 17), that Dharma be offered without
exacting financial or other compensation. Consequently, all the practice
activities and all public events are offered freely to our community.
We welcome donations, and suggested amounts are posted for each event.
some retreats, we will suggest a higher donation to cover associated expenses.
CAN ATTEND ?
is not an exclusive club nor does it limit those who can practice. We
welcome anyone who has a sincere interest in sharing practice or community
with us. Those with religious or spiritual committments elsewhere, be
they other faiths or other Buddhist schools, are welcome and may practice
in whatever manner they chose, provided it does not distract the practice
is not a debating environment nor a platform for non-Buddhist presentations.
We ask those who attend to hold themselves open to what is being taught
details on practice forms
For the weekly schedule template
For current Weekly or
For questions related to practice
also host regular half-day workshops called Entering the Dharma
Path. This a late Saturday morning event which introduces Buddhist
teaching and provides an introduction to the Tendai school. There is a
period of guided practice and discussion, a period of practice, and informal
socializing with light refreshments.
for any current events
intensive 1/2 - full day practice and learning sessions are offered, one
per Season (as possible). They include various practices built on a theme
and are open to all. newcomers should discuss with Innen ahead of time.
for any current events
each Season we offer public celebrations of important Buddhist dates.
and details are here
Pilgrimage Walk: In October we host a day of walking practice. This
usually follows the nearby K and P Trail and includes time for shared
reflection and conversation. Polite dogs are welcome.
the most current information, check
the RMS Leaflet Blog.