Metta Meditation 2016

We are happy to announce that the Metta Meditation gatherings, which started in 2015, will continue throughout 2016.  These gatherings take place on the first Wednesday of each month.  This program is facilitated by Ministerial Assistant Elaine Donlin from the Buddhist Church of San Francisco.  Sensei does an excellent job preparing for these gatherings.

The sessions start at 6 pm and last approximately one hour.  Each gathering begins with Kansho (calling bell meditation), followed by Dharma talk/teaching, guided meditation, and closes with oral recitations.  Everyone is welcome to attend.  There is no fee.  Donations are gratefully accepted. 

The 2016 schedule for these gatherings are the following dates:

Jan 6

Feb 3

March 2

April 6

May 4

June 1

July – no Metta

Aug 3

Sept 7

Oct 5

Nov 2

Dec 7


Adult Education Series 2016

Buddhism... for the Rest of Us

- The basics of Jodo Shinshu - The Unqualified Teaching of the Pure Land -

In the midst of all the upheavals of the contemporary world, there is a way to experience the certainty and clarity in this life that the Historical Buddha taught about so long ago—a way open to all of us.

That is the way of the Nembutsu - entrusting in the limitless compassion and wisdom of the Buddha of limitless compassion and wisdom, Amida Buddha.

There are no prerequisites for these classes—just come as you are.


Enmanji Buddhist Temple

1200 Gravenstein Hwy S.

Sebastopol, CA


6pm to 7pm

September 14, 2016

September 28, 2016

October 12, 2016

October 19, 2016

October 26, 2016

(additional dates to be arranged)

All classes conducted by Enmanji’s Ministerial Assistant, George Thow

George Thow
Ministerial Assistant, Enmanji Buddhist Temple

B.A. in History, University of California Santa Barbara, 1970

Cold War veteran (service in Viet Nam 1971- 72)

Active with the Buddhist Churches of America for four decades

Upon meeting educational and active lay member requirements, certified as Ministerial Assistant in 2013