Saturday September 7th
Ivan Sack Park - Idlewild Dr. [map]
All sangha members, family and friends are invited to attend RBC's annual picnic. We gather in a casual and relaxed way to enjoy being in sangha together! Please bring picnic food to share and a blanket or chair to relax on!
Bring games you enjoy in a park.
August 24th 2019
4pm - 7pm "Persian Interlude "
Chef Jay Modha
Please join us for a "Persian Interlude" dining experience!
Featuring minced beef/lamb Koobideh Kabob (grilled skewered meats) and eggplant & pomegranate Bademjoon (stew) with jeweled Basmati rice specially created
by chef Jay Modha!
For starters enjoy a fresh spinach salad sprinkled with dates & almonds.
Finish your dining experience with sweet rose water rice pudding! Many options are gluten-free and vegan.
Bring friends & family to our Pay-What-You-Can Community Café for an amazing time
Volunteers are welcome to join our positive community building team!
If interested in helping, please email
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Visit our center Sunday, August 4th from 2:00pm to 4:00pm for a special Pet Blessing with a Buddha icon. All shapes and sizes of animals are welcome. Our animal friends benefit from your kindness and special care for the spiritual side of life. Everybody can use a blessing!
Please keep everyone safe - leashes, or cages, are useful as there are often different types of animals and there could be fights or disappearances! Large animals in the parking lot.
Temple tours will be available from members and staff.
All questions welcome!
Happy Birthday RBC & 4th of July BBQ! July 4th 5 - 7pm All are welcome to join in the celebration of RBC's 30th anniversary and our nation's Independence Day! Please bring a salad or dessert and something to throw on the BBQ! We will have lawn games too!
The Eikyoji Institute of America (originally located at 548 California Avenue) was established as a non-profit organization in 1989 by Alicia O. Matsunaga and Daigan L. Matsunaga with the wishes and dreams of Americans who wanted to see Buddhism take root in Nevada and offer the wisdom and practices of Buddhism to further benefit the country.
They established Reno Buddhist Church as a Sangha of non-denominational Buddhists (although affiliated with Jodo Shinshu Pure Land denomination of Japanese Buddhism). In 1993, the EIA purchased the RBC Plumas St. property from the Lighthouse of God Church on November 29, 1993. The adjacent Shasta House was also purchased at this time along with the parking lot on the south side of Taylor St.
The RBC congregation (or Sangha) is made up of folks from all walks of American life.
We are American Buddhists.
We will carpool up to Mt. Rose from RBC leaving at 9:00am. Please bring good walking shoes, sunscreen, sack lunch and water. The hike is a gentle 5 mile round trip. We will do a Forest Bathing session after the lunch break. We should be back to RBC about 3pm. Please join us for the day!
Forest Bathing is a process of individual contemplative "soaking in" of the natural environment. After a period of guided meditation the group breaks up and each one finds a spot in the first to sit and just be. The Buddha and his students often used this method to rescenter and revitalize their practice.
Sunday March 10th, 3-5pm
"A PORTRAIT OF THE 14TH DALAI LAMA SINCE HIS EXILE FROM TIBET IN 1959."
at Reno Buddhist Center, 820 Plumas St., Main Hall.
FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
- Donations accepted -
Presented in partnership with the Northern Nevada International Center.
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The movie depicts scenes of the Tibetans and the Dalai Lama going back to 1950 when the Chinese invaded the country, follows the Dalai Lama's visit with Chairman Mao, and his eventual escape into exile. His life in exile has been extraordinary and the question of whether there will be a 15th Dalai Lama is explored and unanswered in this film. The Dalai Lama himself has said he will not be reincarnated because he does not want the Chinese involved in choosing his successor.
The future remains a mystery, but one thing is certain. This man exudes happiness and peace, in spite of the genocide of his people at the hands of the Chinese. We have a lot to learn from him.
Dharma Snowshoe/ski outing
Saturday, February 16th 9:30am - 2:30pm We will carpool to Mt. Rose leaving RBC at 9:30am. Please bring a sack lunch, water and warm clothing (hat, gloves, thick socks). We will snowshoe up to Chickadee Ridge to feed the birds and enjoy a short Dharma talk while we eat lunch. This is a moderately difficult/strenuous outing, so you need to be in pretty good condition. You can rent snowshoes at Bobo's Ski & Patio www.bobos.com
Founder's Dinner - February 8th 6:00 - 8:00pm All are welcome to attend this special potluck dinner to honor RBC's founders, Drs. Daigan and Alicia Matsunaga. Come help us celebrate RBC's 30th anniversary too! Please bring your favorite chili, yes it's chili night, or salads or a dessert to share. Come engage in sangha - laugh, and enjoy a delicious meal. Please RSVP to the temple office via email email@example.com
December 31st 10pm - Midnight
Everyone is invited to ring-in the New Year by participating in this uplifting and inspirational service. We will have chanting and ringing of the bell 108 times, thoughtful words on Taking Refuge from various clergy including Buddhist, Christian, Jewish, Hindu, Native American, Catholic and Bahai faith traditions and special performances by the Tsurunokai Taiko drumming group, The McPhersons, Jim Eaglesmith and Reno Kundalini Yogis. Come early to get a seat!