come as you are…

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

The Salt Lake Buddhist Fellowship is a lay led non-sectarian Sangha influenced by the Pure Land Buddhist tradition of Honen Shonin and Shinran Shonin, that serves the greater Salt Lake City region.  We are administratively and politically independent and not part of any formal organizational hierarchy, but our spiritual leader  is in training to be a Sensei with the Bright Dawn Center for Oneness Buddhism and is currently  a practice leader with the North American Shin Buddhist Association.

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 Bodhisattva path.

Salt Lake Buddhist Fellowship emphasizes the universal teachings of the historic Gautama Buddha, focusing on individual spiritual growth rather than any sectarian dogma or ritual. At the same time our fellowship finds inspiration in the trans- historical Buddhas of the Mahayana and  especially in Amitabha Buddha and Pure Land devotion and in all forms or world spirituality.  Our fellowship activities strive to  answer the needs of both mind and heart and to combine the faculties of reason and imagination in our shared path to awakening.

In order to deepen our appreciation, knowledge and experience of the Mahayana Buddhist teachings and practices, we use readings from various Buddhist books and each of our rich personal experiences. In addition, we recognize the importance of practice, therefore, at the beginning of our gatherings we discuss our individual awareness practices from meditation to acts of compassion towards others and ourselves, in addition we recite inspirational prayers, practice zazen (quiet sitting).  and conduct sacred chants using, Om Namu Amitbhaya  Even though our studies emphasize the Pure Land Tradition of Buddhist teachings and practices, we are open to all of the myriad of Buddhisms and the entirety of world spirituality. Our gatherings include quiet sitting and voice meditation, plenty of discussion, and fellowship. We would love for you to join us in practice.

“Namu Amida Butsu”

Services at 10:00 am – 11:30 am   Located at Vitalize Community Studios     3474 S 2300 E #12, Millcreek, UT 84109

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Contact us at  myoshin@saltlakebuddhist.org or Call Christopher “Myoshin” Ross-Leibow  at  801-502-8130

Mailing Address:  PO Box 55803, Salt Lake City, UT 84158

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 Christopher “Myoshin” Ross-Leibow