Come As You Are…

Hello everyone,

I have been receiving more questions about reopening as more and more places reopen this summer.  We find ourselves in a unique position in that as everyone else is opening we are fully engaged with finding our own space for our temple, for our home.  We ended our relationship with Vitalize Community Studio as the challenges with the pandemic and new ownership made our continued stay less beneficial.  Vitalize Community Studio has been a wonderful home for our growing community, but we were running out of room before the pandemic and our long-term vision is our own place.

To accomplish this, we are currently working on our 501 3c designation. We are actively looking for a new space that will be our own space for gatherings, classes, social events etc.  We have a good start with a building fund that your generosity has made possible and any consistent monthly donation will help make this possible. Go to our donation pages and consider donating monthly. 

Join us for our Sunday morning gatherings on Zoom, open to everyone from 10 – 11:30 AM

The Salt Lake Buddhist Fellowship is made up of folks from all walks of American life. We are an American Buddhist Sangha. Our fellowship is a lay-led, all-inclusive, non-discriminating trans-sectarian Sangha influenced by the Pure Land Buddhist tradition and the teachings of Gyomay and Koyo Kubose. Our organization focuses on the universal
of Gautama Buddha, the historical Buddha. Our approach follows the teachings of the Way of Oneness, a unique form of American Buddhism developed by Venerable Rev. Gyomay Kubose based on the Shin-Zen tenets and teachings of Japanese Mahayana Buddhism. At the same time, we are administrative, financially, and politically independent and not part of any formal organizational hierarchy. Still, our spiritual leader is a Sensei with the Bright Dawn Center for Oneness Buddhism.

Our Practice Leader is Rev. Christopher “Kakuyo” Ross-Leibow. We have an open and engaged group with all levels of experience. In our tradition, we like to say, “come as you are…” there is no dress code and nothing you need to do but attend. The fellowship is a great place to learn about Buddhism, mindfulness, and the Way of Oneness.

Join us as we deeply explore ourselves and the Way of Oneness and to come to entrusting in the Oneness of Reality, personified as Amida Buddha. To deepen our appreciation, knowledge, and experience of the Mahayana Buddhist teachings and practices, we use readings from various Buddhist books and our rich personal experiences. We recognize the importance of practice. At the beginning of our gatherings, we discuss our awareness practices, from meditation to acts of compassion towards others and ourselves. We also recite inspirational prayers, practice zazen (quiet sitting), and conduct sacred chants using Om Namu Amitabhaya. Even though our studies are inspired by the Shin / Pure Land / Zen tradition, we are not formally any of them. Our sangha is trans-sectarian and learn from the whole tradition of Buddhist teachings and practices; we are open to the entirety of world spirituality. Our gatherings include quiet sitting and voice meditation, plenty of discussions, and fellowship. We would love for you to join us in practice.
“Namu Amida Butsu”

Services at 10:00 am – 11:30 am

On ZOOM ( see calendar for details)

Contact us at or Call

Christopher “Kakuyo” Ross-Leibow at (801) 502-8130

Mailing Address:  Chris Leibow, 6000 S Nova Dr, SLC UT 84107


 Christopher “Kakuyo” Ross-Leibow

come as you are