The Salt Lake Buddhist Fellowship is a lay led, all-inclusive, non-discriminating trans-sectarian Sangha, influenced by the Pure Land Buddhist tradition and the teachings of Gyomay and Koyo Kubose. Our organization focuses on the universal teachings of Gautama Buddha, the historic Buddha. Our approach follows the teachings of the Way of Oneness, a unique form of American Buddhism developed by Venerable Rev. Gyomay Kubose based on the Shin-Zen tenets and teachings of Japanese Mahayana Buddhism. At the same time, we are administratively, financially and politically independent and not part of any formal organizational hierarchy, but our spiritual leader is a Sensei with the Bright Dawn Center for Oneness Buddhism.
Our Practice Leader is Rev. Christopher “Kakuyo” Ross-Leibow. We have an open and engaged group with all levels of experience. We like to say in our tradition, “come as you are…” there is no dress code, and nothing you need to do but attend. The fellowship is a great place to learn about Buddhism, mindfulness and the Way of Oneness.
Come join us as we deeply explore ourselves and the Way of Oneness and to come to true entrusting in the Oneness of Reality, personified as Amida Buddha. In order to deepen our appreciation, knowledge and experience of the Mahayana Buddhist teachings and practices, we use readings from various Buddhist books and each of our rich personal experiences. In addition, we recognize the importance of practice, therefore, at the beginning of our gatherings we discuss our individual awareness practices from meditation to acts of compassion towards others and ourselves, in addition we recite inspirational prayers, practice zazen (quiet sitting). and conduct sacred chants using, Om Namu Amitbhaya
Even though our studies emphasize the Pure Land and the whole tradition of Buddhist teachings and practices, we are open to the entirety of world spirituality. You do not need to “believe” anything to join us. Our gatherings include quiet sitting and voice meditation, plenty of discussion, and fellowship. We would love for you to join us in practice.
“Namu Amida Butsu”