In Buddhism our first refuge is in the Buddha treasure. This unfathomable Great Life that is the root of all. We hope to provide a space of spiritual friendship and instruction so that we may see for ourselves the truth of this vast Buddha treasure in our own lives. We practice together in community in accord with this Buddha-treasure and supported by spiritual friends.
The second refuge is the Dharma treasure. This treasure is to be found within the realm of phenomena, our life, and is also the actual teachings that are present everywhere and are our entranceway into awakening. We acknowledge our roots within our historical tradition and we seek ways in which to allow for a fully authentic western expression of this dharma.
The Sangha refuge is the third of the three treasures in Buddhism. Truly we never practice alone. No one is excluded from this treasure. With this understanding we welcome all individuals regardless of ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, physical ability, religion, soci-economic position, who want to share in this practice.