Saka dawa practice: give up meat


This year, Saka dawa falls between May 26 and June 24. During this time, Buddhists honor the Buddha’s life. One of the best spiritual practices to adopt during this time is to refrain from killing. We can easily do this by refraining from eating meat as much as possible. The benefits to animals are obvious […]

Prayer request: Arkansas death row prisoners


Please pray for Don William Davis, Stacey Eugene Johnson, Jack Harold Jones, Ledell Lee, Bruce Earl Ward, Kenneth D. Williams, Marcel W. Williams, and Jason McGehee as well as their victims. Please pray that if these men are innocent of the murders that they were charged with that they forgive those who are negligently taking their lives. May […]

so you think you’re a great meditator


In general, it is said that from among the attachments to food, clothing and reputation, the attachment to reputation is very difficult to abandon. It is possible that a meditator gives up good food and clothing and stays for years in meditation. Even though this person does not have attachment for food and clothing, at the bottom of his […]

Nepal Benefit Concert Oct 9 2015 State Theater Falls Church VA


Voyage to Shangrila – benefit rock concert for Nepal A rock concert featuring the number 1 rock band from Nepal – Albatross. Proceeds benefit the many earthquake victims who continue to suffer in the aftermath. Doors: 7:00 PM Showtime: 7:30 PM Tickets: $25 adv/$30 day of $35 balcony/$40 Tickets and information on the State Theater website.

Feed the Hungry: Go Gleaning!


What is gleaning? Gleaning is simply the act of collecting excess fresh foods from farms, gardens, farmers markets, grocers, restaurants, state/county fairs, or any other sources in order to provide it to those in need. What are the benefits? ◾Prevents the unnecessary wasting of quality food. ◾Provides access to fresh, nutritious foods for low-income populations, […]

Moral Action on Climate Justice Vigil on Sept 23 2015


In the spirit of promoting inter-faith cooperation, we are sharing community events in the D.C. area. Please contact the event organizer for more information: Lou Leonard: Lou.Leonard@wwfus.org Dear sangha, We’re delighted to invite you to an interfaith climate vigil on the evening of Wednesday, September 23, the eve of the Pope Francis’s address to the US […]

One Rock Three Religions Film Screening Sept 21 in DC


In celebration of the United Nations Day Dedicated to World Peace, Quinn Studios is screening its new documentary, One Rock Three Religions.  The film includes and interview with His Holiness the Dalai Lama as well as Khen Rinpoche Lobsang Tsetan, the abbot of Tashi Lhunpo monastery. http://www.onerockthreereligions.com  TRAILER & Project presentation   https://youtu.be/o1MBWuWT8-M   – Presentation of […]