Join us for our Sunday morning gatherings on in person and on ZOOM
join us in person from 10am – 11:45 AM – @ 150 S State street Salt Lake city starting
join us On ZOOM from 10:30 AM – 11:45 AM – See link below.
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. 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”
Christopher “Kakuyo” Ross-Leibow