To help people live with the practices of generosity, morality, patience, diligence, concentration and wisdom. We believe it is the cultivation and integration of these guiding principles that lead one to a happy and healthy life. We provide a home for the study and practice of Buddhism, yet do not advocate one particular school of Buddhism. Our community is simply a bridge for people to learn how to make change within their own life and be of benefit to others.
We believe the daily practice of loving-kindness, compassion, joy and equanimity has a profound impact on humanity. Our intention is to provide an accepting and tolerant space where people from all races, gender identities, sexual orientations, abilities, religions and cultures can come together to build a peaceful community.
"See the whole thing is a world full of rucksack wanderers, Dharma Bums refusing to subscribe to the general demand that they consume production and therefore have to work for the privilege of consuming, all that crap they didn't really want anyway such as refrigerators, TV sets, cars, and general junk you finally always see a week later in the garbage anyway, all of them imprisoned in a system of work, produce, consume, work, produce, consume, I see a vision of a great rucksack revolution thousands or even millions of young Americans wandering around with rucksacks, going up to mountains to pray, making children laugh and old men glad, making young girls happy and old girls happier, all of 'em Zen Lunatics who go about writing poems that happen to appear in their heads for no reason and also by being kind and also by strange unexpected acts keep giving visions of eternal freedom to everybody and to all living creatures." ~ Jack Kerouac