2018

Time: March 3, 1:30-4:30

Location: Pure land of Iowa, Clive

2017

Time: Sunday, February 26, 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Location: Pure land of Iowa, Clive

2016

Time: Saturdays, May 21st-July 9th; 9-11am

223 South Walnut Avenue, Ames

Recent Writing

Free Jarvis Jay Masters!

The African American Buddhist author Jarvis Jay Masters is one of those inmates. He’s been on death row for more than three decades for a crime that he and his team of supporters and lawyers say he did not commit: the prison murder of a corrections guard.

DNA Come, Ego Go

“The buddhas of all times right now share the same eyes and hands with you, and practice and affirm this for the whole three hundred

Thanksgiving Message

Prison is not just a place in our minds.  In Buddhism we talk about how the mind is our worst prison, but that the mind can also liberate us.  However, there are real prisons all around us…

Two Causes for Enlightenment

If Enlightenment is possible here and now and in this lifetime regardless of prior knowledge or practice, the question remains whether Enlightenment happens by grasping it or by letting it go.  Zen Master Dogen, in speaking to his assembly during the celebration of the Enlightenment of the Buddha tells us that there are two causes and conditions for accomplishing the Buddha Way.

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