Come As You Are…

COVID Update, & Looking for a New Space 
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.  You have been amazingly generous during our pandemic year.  Any one who would like to help us by make a donation to our building fund please click here.  
This is an exciting time for our sangha.    Our goal is to have our own place and ready to meet in person by August of this year.
I am longing to gather together again in person. I miss your faces, hugs, and the sharing of our practice.  Thank you for your commitment to our community and all of your attendance online.
If you have any questions, please reach out.
Join us for our Sunday morning gatherings  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 teachings 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, but 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. We like to say in our tradition, “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 either of them,  we are 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