Boundless: The SLBF Newsletter

Read our latest newsletter by clicking on the Buddha. Featuring:  An essay by Jennifer Munson on finding her way to the Salt Lake Buddhist Fellowship. Elesha Morris gives us a guided meditation for grounding and gratitude, Myoshin looks at writing haiku as Buddhist practice, plus Buddhist spoken word, and teachings from  Koyo Kubose.  

Our Chant and What it Means.

We chant a version of the nembutsu which means to keep remember the Buddha.  Here is the chant that we do  every Sunday as a part of our practice and a brief explanation of what it represent? Here it is. Namu Amitabhaya Buddhaya Dharmaya Shanghaya Namu Amitabhaya Buddhaya Dharmaya Shanghaya Namu Namu Amitbhaya Namu NamuContinue reading “Our Chant and What it Means.”

On Right Livelihood a few Thoughts.

A few thoughts on Right Livelihood.  from Wikipedia Right livelihood (samyag-ājīva / sammā-ājīva). This means that practitioners ought not to engage in trades or occupations which, either directly or indirectly, result in harm for other living beings. And what is right livelihood? There is the case where a disciple of the noble ones, having abandonedContinue reading “On Right Livelihood a few Thoughts.”

The Color Gold

The Color Gold – excerpt for River of Fire River of Water by Taitetsu Unno Though Shin Buddhism improvised a radically new form of practice, its goal is one and the same with that of Mahayana  Buddhism The goal is to awaken to the true self as a manifestation  of dharma or “reality-as-is.” What this means may be   illustratedContinue reading “The Color Gold”

Transformation

This transformation expresses the boundless compassion, nonjudgmental and all-inclusive, that is the moving force in the Buddhist tradition. It is not, however, a simple, naive optimism, for the starting point of Buddhism is a recognition of the universal fact of human suffering, born of both personal and collective karma. In fact, it is a realisticContinue reading “Transformation”

The Greatest….

The greatest achievement is selflessness. The greatest worth is self-mastery. The greatest quality is seeking to serve others. The greatest precept is continual awareness. The greatest medicine is the emptiness of everything. The greatest action is not conforming with the worlds ways. The greatest magic is transmuting the passions. The greatest generosity is non-attachment. TheContinue reading “The Greatest….”

Call me by my True Names

I love this poem from Thich Nhat Hanh Look deeply: I arrive in every second to be a bud on a spring branch to be a tiny bird, with wings still fragile, learning to sing in my new nest, to be a caterpillar in the heart of a flower, to be a jewel hiding itselfContinue reading “Call me by my True Names”