December 18, 2021 Edition – Sangha Gathering Edition
Next Shin Buddhist Service: tomorrow, Sunday, December 19, 2021 See calendar for December dates
The Sangha, one of the Three Treasures of Buddhism, is ours to experience
Join our Sangha gathering to explore, share and understand how Buddhist teachings benefit us and offer an alternative way of living this life, an alternative that liberates us from dukkha (suffering).
This is an opportunity to reflect on the Buddha Dharma, to understand how we move from dukkha to peace and how its wisdom and compassion brings calmness to this life.
Buddha Post contents on third Sunday of each month invites you to join our in-person gathering this Sunday, November 21 to hear, rather than read, the teachings and traditions.
Upcoming Calendar of Events
Cleveland Buddhist Temple
Sunday, December 19, Service:
9:45 AM: Sitting mediation, all levels, including beginners: Meditation Leader, Greg Stepanic
10:30 AM: Shin Buddhist Sangha Gathering and Service: Rev. Anita Tokuzen Kazarian
What happens at a gathering?
We gather as an informal group. We may do sitting meditation, chanting meditation, recitations, pay respect to those who have gone before us, to one another and the Buddha Dharma. The Sangha, one of the three treasures of Buddhism, gives us community and time to understand how Buddhism works in our daily lives. We may share our thoughts, experiences or not.
What does not happen?
We do not worship, we do not have petitionary prayer, nor do we have rules or regulations to judge us from one another.
Friday, December 31
2:00 PM New Year’s Eve (afternoon) - Joint Year’s Eve Service
Cleveland Buddhist Temple and True Names Sangha invite you to a share New Year’s Eve Afternoon Service. Our combined service will include traditions unique to each path and give us an opportunity to quietly contemplate the events of the past year and express our gratitude for all we have received.
We follow the State of Ohio guidelines for Covid-19 safety and precautions.
Please contact Rev. Anita for visits to assisted living, nursing homes or hospital for those who wish to hear the Buddha Dharma but cannot attend the service.
Free and Online
Eastern Buddhist League
February 12-13 – Eastern Buddhist League Virtual Gathering
Share knowledge, fun and meals with Dharma Friends from eastern United States and Canada! Free and open to all. Details to follow.