Oregon Buddhist Temple - 3720 SE 34th Ave, Portland, OR 97202 - 503-234-9456

DHARMA

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As Buddhists, we take refuge in The Three Treasures: the Buddha, the Dharma, and the Sangha. The second of these, the Dharma, refers to the teachings which illuminate our path.

From the BCA (Buddhist Churches of America) website:

The historical Buddha, Shakyamuni (565-486 BCE) taught that by freeing oneself from the suffering of life created by one's own blind passions and illusions, one could attain Enlightenment, perfect peace. The Path to Enlightenment or the attainment of True and Real Life as expounded in the Jodo Shinshu (True Pure Land) sect of Buddhism is based on Shinran Shonin's (1173-1263 CE) religious experience as the Way of Nembutsu. The Nembutsu Path therefore, is to become aware of the ignorant self and to rely upon the Infinite Wisdom and Compassion of Amida Buddha, which is expressed in sincere gratitude through the recitation of the Nembutsu, Namo Amida Butsu.

THE DHARMA COMES TO US FROM MANY SOURCES
SOURCE/LINK DESCRIPTION
Services
We have weekly services held on Sundays @ 10:00 am
Dharma School
Religious education for children & teens ages 2 - 18 held Sundays after our weekly service
Dharma Exchange
Dharma Exchange occurs after the Sunday Service and is a chance for temple members and guests to fellowship and discuss various topics of the Dharma in an informal setting
Buddhist Study Class
For those who wish more in-depth study, we have study classes on most Mondays at 2:15 p.m. and Fridays at 7:45 p.m. Check our on-line calendar to see when the classes are scheduled.
Sensei, Members, and Friends reflections & papers
Reflections and papers submitted by our minister, temple members, and temple friends.
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