ABOUT US

Our mission is to promote individual peace of mind, compassion for all beings, spiritual growth, and an ethical way of life based on Buddhist principles.

DONATIONS

DONATIONS ARE GRACIOUSLY ACCEPTED Whether it's your time at an event, funds for the temple or staples for the monks, we sincerely thank you.

ADDRESS

51 North Pitt Street

Carlisle, PA 17013

blueltpa@gmail.com

Parking is available across the street at First United Church of Christ. Metered parking is also available and free after 5pm. 

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MEDITATION

There are countless benefits derived from the practice of meditation: peace of mind, the powerful impact of practicing compassion towards oneself and others, stress reduction, and overall spiritual growth and well-being.   


Dress comfortably. You can sit on a chair or bring a cushion if that’s your preference. Anyone can participate, no previous experience is required.  


There is no cost to attend meditation sessions, but donations are graciously welcome to support the charitable work of Bhante Soma. To find a class near you, visit our classes page.

BUDDHISM

What is Dhamma? In Buddhism dharma means cosmic law and order, but is also applied to the teachings of the Buddha. In Buddhist philosophy, dhamma/dharma is also the term for “phenomena”. There is no difference in these words, only the language. The idea is the same. Dhamma is in the Pali language and Dharma is in the Sanskrit language.

Precepts Guideline Manual: Devotion to Your Spiritual Path – PDF format

Devotional Practice, Chanting & Temple Guidelines – PDF format

MY WISH

May I become, at times both now and forever,

A protector for those without protection,

A guide for those who have lost their way,

A ship for those with an ocean to cross,

A sanctuary for those in danger,

A lamp for those without light,

A place of refuge for those who lack shelter,

And a servant to all in need.

 

By means of this meritorious deed,

May I never join with the unwise, only the wise,

Until the time I attain Nirvana.