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Our mission is to promote individual peace of mind, compassion for all beings, spiritual growth, and an ethical way of life based on Buddhist principles.

Through loving kindness meditation and the development of mindfulness, we strive to enlighten individuals as to the cause of suffering, the path leading to the cessation of suffering, and an understanding of the true nature of our existence. Learn More...

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Blue Lotus Temple 15th Annivesary & Vesakha Day

Schedule for the spiritual celebration & gratitude week. 13th May – 11.30 AM to 4.30 PM – Day Retreat with Bhante Sujatha A day retreat with meditation, sutta study, and dhamma discussion with Bhante Sujatha. The temple will provide snacks and tea. A Sri Lankan lunch will be available for $10.00. There is no fee but donations… Read More…

Taste of Sri Lanka – 14th Annual Fundraising Event

Saturday March 11th 2017 – 4.00pm to 7.00pm – at First Congressional Church in Crystal Lake. Please join us for a night of delicious Sri Lankan food at out largest fundraising event of the year!  Participate in raffels, a silent auction, and an authentic live action featuring Woodstock Mayer, Dr Brain Sager.  Tickets are $35… Read More…

Save the stained glass at Blue Lotus

Help us preserve history; save the stained glass windows at the Blue Lotus Temple Dear Ones, One of my favorite parts of the Blue Lotus Temple has nothing to do with Buddhism.  I am so happy that we inherited tall, beautiful stained glass windows depicting Jesus and his good works. Believe it or not, this… Read More…

Podcast #137: The three essentials

Bhante Sujatha discusses the three essentials for a happy and balanced life. Right-click to download this Podcast here: Podcast #13: The three essentials Or listen with the player below:

Podcast #136: A Mothers love

Bhante Sujatha discusses a Mothers love and how attachment effects all of our lives. Right-click to download this Podcast here: Podcast #136: A mothers love Or listen with the player below:

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