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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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“no true spiritual life is possible without a generous heart”

Dear Friends, For all of my life, the teachings of The Buddha have nourished me.  Every day I commit to letting the Dhamma lead me and it never proves me wrong.   When I teach and share around the world, so often I’m teaching about The Buddha…. But today, I have Jesus on my mind…. Read More…

YOUR URGENT HELP IS NEEDED

April 15, 2014 As I write this letter to you, I find my heart heavy. I’m not accustomed to this and in many ways it goes against long standing tradition.. however I have taught you all to follow your hearts and trust in the dhamma and so now I must do the same. The Blue… Read More…

Annual Taste of Sri Lanka: March 22, 2014

The Annual Taste of Sri Lanka Fundraising Dinner with Auction and Entertainment is set for March 22. This year, due to the popularity of the event, it is being hosted at the Dole Mansion in Crystal Lake to raise funds for the Blue Lotus Temple remodeling project. The Dole is at 401 Country Club Road… Read More…

Podcast #135: The real meaning of Christmas

Bhante Sujatha discusses the true meaning of Christmas and how to incorporate this into our daily lives. Right-click to download this Podcast here: Podcast #135: The real meaning of Christmas Or listen with the player below:

Podcast #134: The importance of our daily practice

Following the morning chanting, Bhante Sujatha discusses how important our daily practice is in keeping us balanced. Right-click to download this Podcast here: Podcast #134: The importance of our daily practice Or listen with the player below:

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