Buddhist Education Programs
Joyful Chanting is at 6:00pm - 7:00pm every Tuesday. Open to all Buddhists. All are welcome to chant Shoshinge and Wassans with us. Sometimes chants from other Japanese traditions are included. Please use the office entrance. We also meet on the Saturday afternoon prior to the Sunday service.
Dharma Book Group meets in the Fire Side Room at 6:30pm - 8:00pm on the 1st & 3rd Wednesdays of the month. The book group reads and discusses the book on an ongoing basis. Everyone is welcome. For beginning and long-time Buddhists alike. Please enter RBC from the Office Entrance off of Plumas St.
RBC Golden Light Meditation - Every 2nd & 4th Wednesday - 6:30pm - 8:00pm in Hiroma Hall.
This is the sitting meditation group of the Reno Buddhist Center. Our name comes from the Larger Sutra on the Sukhavati - where the golden light of wisdom casts no shadow.
We present traditional meditation techniques of sitting and walking meditation with clear intention. Please understand that in our Shin Buddhist tradition we teach and practice meditation as a healthful centering activity. We consider it spiritually neutral and not a process of “perfecting the individual”. You are already ok, just as you are.
All levels of experience are welcome and those new to meditation can receive extra instruction. Please enter the meditation space quietly to help create a peaceful environment. We enter from Taylor Street door. A normal session consists of an invocation, a 20 minute Mindfulness sitting, followed by a shorter walking meditation and then a second sitting - tea and question time will follow. Dana is encouraged as is customary at any meditation hall.
Newcomers Circle - Every Service Sunday just after the service
Please come to the service and immediately following in the library [downstairs] we offer a brief presentation and discussion Q&A on Buddhism. New friends and visitors are encouraged to attend as often as you like.
RBC Women's Group - First non-service Sunday Morning 10:30am - noon
This open group is a refuge. Enabling women to talk about their lives and the challenges we face around relationships, work, children, our sense of purpose, direction and fulfillment. While we come together as RBC Sangha members, the group is not overtly focused on Buddhist questions and responses, instead it is intended as a mutually supportive gathering under the auspices of RBC Sangha.
RBC Men's Group - Last Saturday Morning 10am - noon
This group is a refuge. Enabling men to talk about their lives and the challenges we face around relationships, work, family, our sense of purpose, direction and fulfillment. While we come together as RBC Sangha members, the group is not overtly focused on Buddhist questions and responses, instead it is intended as a mutually supportive gathering under the auspices of RBC Sangha.
Nembutsu Chanters - Various meeting times - often after the Service on a Sunday 11:20am This is our Chorus/chanting group that does public performances. If you enjoy making music with your voice this is the place for you.
Dharma School for children - We have two Dharma School classes at Sunday services. One for kids up to 8 years old and one for kids 9-14. Fun, age-appropriate activities include Buddhist-inspired crafts, meditation and stories about the Buddha. All children are welcome!
Introduction to the Buddha Dharma
Fall 2017 Class Schedule TBD
What is Buddhism? This introductory class is intended to present the foundations of the Dharma for new Buddhists at RBC. We will follow the path of Prince Siddhartha through his enlightenment experience and many years of teaching. The special focus will be on lay life and how Buddhism fits with everyday activities and experience.
Please click HERE to sign up
Introduction to Shin Buddhism
The class will be offered in two sections, with three parallel meetings -
Fridays: August 18th, 25th & Sept. 1st and
Saturdays, August 19th, 26th & Sept. 2nd
9:00 - 11:00 am
How do we live a Buddhist life in Reno? This introductory class is intended to present the core teachings of our denomination with special reference to daily practice and RBC activities.
Please click HERE to sign up.