November 23, 2014

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Declaration of Faith

As documented in our corporate non-profit bylaws, our fundamental beliefs are stated as follows: :

  1. We each have the ability to seek and to comprehend the Dharma through our own efforts.
  2. A primary cause of human suffering is the direct result of our ego's attachments to persons, places, things, and thoughts. The Buddhist path offers a means to transcend these attachments.
  3. By attending to the Buddha's Eightfold Path in our daily lives (Right Understanding, Right Thought, Right Speech, Right Action, Right Livelihood, Right Effort, Right Mindfulness, Right Concentration) we can keep ourselves on a steady path of spiritual growth and on an ever increasing understanding and awareness of Dharma.
  4. Through our faith in this path, and the effort we employ to follow it, we can achieve progressively enhanced levels of happiness (nirvana) for ourselves and for others.