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FREE New Course: From Practical to True Buddhism

Initially, we seek to find help in our everyday lives, but ultimately, Buddhism reveals a deeper truth. Examine the transition from living a life of happiness, to living a life of transcendence. Learn to remove obstacles from your life, and how to no longer see obstacles as obstacles! Begin...

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New Course: Taking Amida's Vow as Our Own - Cultivating a Culture of Compassion

"Taking Amida's Vow as Our Own - Cultivating a Culture of Compassion"In this age of darkness in which greed, anger, and foolishness abound, Shin Buddhism offers insights that can bring about a transformation of consciousness and cultivate a culture of compassion in ourselves and the world. Join...

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New Course: Finding Purpose in Life

Finding Purpose in Life is a new course by renowned author Gregg Krech who has been teaching and studying Japanese Psychology for thirty years. Gregg studied Shin Buddhism for eleven years with the late Buddhist Churches of America Bishop, Rev. Kenryu T. Tsuji. Gregg will teach the course...

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New Course: Seven Pure Land Masters - Their Life and Unique Teachings

Are you ready to start learning Shinran's Japanese Pure Land Buddhism? Then study the Seven Pure Land Masters. Why did Shinran select these specific seven masters? What are their teachings and what makes them unique? Take this course and familiarize yourself with the foundation of Shinran's...

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New Name Announcement: Everyday Buddhist

The OCBC BEC school has a new name, Everyday Buddhist, so it is more accessible to all those seeking inner peace. Everyday - as in easy, no big thing, and as something you do every day – your spiritual and secular lives merging into one. We hope you enjoy the new inviting and fun messaging, look...

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Opening Night for Buddhism: The Musical

This is to announce that Buddhism: The Musical has opened !!! It was recorded live during two separate showings with an intermission in between. Please attend before the tickets are sold out. Good seats are still available. The reviews have been good.

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The Kindle Fix

Here is a fix for Kindle Fire users: Press the Amazon Apps button on the Home (desktop) screen. Look for Google Search app in the Amazon Apps store. Download it. Open the app. Sign in with your Google account. Don't have one? Create it. Search for Orange County Buddhist Church Online....

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The Starting Line

This is the beginning of the development of an online Sangha, practicing Buddhism independent of time and place. We hope that you will experience our classes and give us feedback to better serve your needs.

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