ONLINE SANGHA GATHERING
Thursday, 6pm-7pm Pacific Time
The Online Sangha is our original online gathering service for people who cannot visit a local Dharma Center for whatever reason. This is one way of supporting our Sangha community. Online services uses ZOOM so you can access us from virtually anywhere and from any device so please join us for a sutra recitation and Hoza.
Online Sangha provides a safe place to share your thoughts through the Rissho Kosei-kai practice of Hoza or Dharma circle discussion. Dharma circles are opportunities for members to gather together and share their innermost thoughts, from worries and suffering, to joys and happiness, learning to see things through the eye of the Buddha and discover a way of life based on the Buddha's teachings.
Let's deepen our understanding of the Dharma through the practice of Rissho Kosei-kai. Come join us and see what we are about. Everyone is welcome!
Thursdays, 8am-9am Pacific Time
Welcome to the Transatlantic Sangha! This is a Thursday morning service bridging the continents. Join Sangha members from Europe, Africa, and the Americas. Visit us for this 60 minute service with a Lotus Sutra recitation, Dharma talk from a weekly rotation of ministers and special guests, sometimes a member's Dharma journey speech and Hoza. Everyone is welcomed! Gassho.
Sunday 3pm-4pm Pacific Time
Dharma Dojo is another gathering to hear the Dharma. Currently, we are lucky to have Dr. Rev. Masaki Matsubara, a 16th generation Zen Priest in the Rinzai lineage, sharing his knowledge of the Dharma in this special series. Everyone is welcomed!
Masaki Matsubara earned a PhD. in Asian Religions from Cornell University. He taught at the Department of Religious Studies at UC Berkeley and was the BDK Fellow at the Ho Center for Buddhist Studies at Stanford University. He is now a Visiting Scholar in the East Asia Program at Cornell and also a Visiting Lecture at the Contemplative Studies at Brown University. Moreover, he serves as a Visiting Professor at Interfaculty Initiative in Information Studies at the University of Tokyo. He is the abbot of the Zen Temple Butsumoji in Chiba Prefecture, Japan. He currently resides in New York City.