ONLINE SANGHA GATHERING
Thursdays, 6pm-7pm Pacific Times
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. The Online Sangha uses ZOOM so you can access us from virtually any device anywhere with internet access. Lets deepen our understanding of the Dharma through the practice of Rissho Kosei-kai. Come join us and see what we are about. Everyone is welcomed!
WHAT TO EXPECT DURING THE SERVICE
1. SUTRA RECITATION (One chapter of the Lotus Sutra of the Wondrous Dharma)
2. DHARMA TALK from ministerial staff or members.
3. HOZA: Dharma circle, as one of Rissho Kosei-kai's basic practice of faith, is an opportunity to learn the Dharma in concrete ways through understanding and challenges faced by ourselves and others.
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Saturdays, 5pm-6pm Pacific Time
May 16 - July 4.
Dharma Dojo is a special 8 sessions, one hour lecture series.
In this recent period of "stay-at-home" orders, Rev. Dr. Masaki Matsubara will share the teachings of Mahayana Buddhism. For this special occasion, this class is offered for free. We welcome you to this very special series to learn the spirit of Mahayana Buddhism to elevate our spirituality together and find happiness through the teachings of Shakyamuni Buddha.
Rev. Dr. Masaki Matsubara, is an advisor to RKINA and is a 16th-generation Zen Priest in the Rinzai lineage. He earned his PhD. from Cornell Univerisity. He taught at UC Berkeley, Cornell University, Standford University and Brown University.
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Thursdays, 8am-9am Pacific Time
Until July 2, 2020
Morning Gathering is a Thursday morning service hosted by the San Antonio Dharma Center. North America and Europe comes together for this 60 minute service with Lotus Sutra recitation, Dharma talk, and Q & A.
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CERTIFICATE ONLINE COURSE
March & August
Rissho Kosei-kai International of North America distance learning Buddhism classes are open to anyone interested in learning more about a Buddhist practice that combines traditional Buddhist teaching with the everyday application to help a modern and evolving world find peace and happiness.
Currently, two online courses a year are offered that includes weekly assignments, team presentations, discussions, and lectures.
UPCOMING ONLINE COURSE SCHEDULE
COMING IN 2021
BASIC BUDDHISM COURSE
Mar. - Apr. 2021 (10-weeks)
8-Week introductory course on the core teachings of Buddhism as interpreted through the writings of Nikkyo Niwano, founder of Rissho Kosei-kai.
Registration currently CLOSED
UPCOMING IN AUGUST
BASIC LOTUS SUTRA COURSE
Wednesday, 6:00pm-7:30pm (20-weeks)
This is an introductory online course on the core chapters of the Threefold Lotus Sutra, as interpreted by the writing of Nikkyo Niwano, Founder of Rissho Kosei-kai.