Whatever Path has brought you, we're so happy you're here!
Temple Buddhist Center is about the exploration of Buddhism. We teach, practice and experience 2600 year old wisdom in our modern-day lives.
The first sermon given by the Buddha is that of the Four Noble Truths. The Buddha formed the Four Noble Truths as the means to realizing suffering, discovering is cause, and entering the path which leads to its cessation. The path, central to Buddhist practice, is not merely an analytical investigation, but through the discipline of mindfulness-awareness meditation, the experiential truth of these fundamental Buddhist teachings dawns.
In our practice, here together we seek to experientially explore those teachings that we can as individuals deem to be undeniably right, complete, wise and true not because we are told they are so but because they are of benefit to ourselves as well as others. We seek to do no harm. We seek to benefit all beings without exception.
The first is at 9:00 am and is what we consider a "Contemporary Service", consisting of Meditation, and a Dharma Talk.
The service at 10:30 is a bit more
traditional with elements of four schools of Buddhism (Theravada,
Mahayana, Vajrayana and Dzogchen).
Both services are 1 hour in duration. Try one or both. Wear whatever is
majority of our seating is theater style and we have a few traditional cushions up front.
Charles Fillmore Sanctuary
Note: On Sundays there is youth meditation (ages 5-12) and teen meditation (ages 13-18) during the talk.
Temple Buddhist Center
707 W. 47th Street
Kansas City, Missouri 64112
Temple Buddhist Center is located within Unity Temple on the Plaza, on the Southwest corner of 47th Street and Jefferson Streets.
Parking and Transportation
There's ample free parking in the garage on 47th street, just to the west of the Unity building. Entrances are on both 47th Street and Jefferson. There are also several paid parking garages within one block of our location, as well as the possibility of street parking.
Bus stop is right outside for the eastbound bus #35 and #51.