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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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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:

A Message of Appreciation from Bhante Sujatha

My Dear Friends, Last weekend we had our annual new years blessing to pause and reflect on this last year and to set our intention and bless the upcoming new year. As the monks and I chanted, I looked out into the temple and felt my whole body full of gratitude and deep love for… Read More…

Chanting for blessing and healing

The Monastic Sangha of the Blue Lotus Temple will recite the Ratana Sutta 10,000 times over the course of 50 days in order to use the power of its words to spread health, blessings, and protection to the Temple’s members, visitors, and indeed all living beings. The Ratana Sutta (The Jewels Discourse) is chanted to… Read More…

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