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We welcome all persons to participate in our services, classes, and events, regardless of the faith tradition, or lack of one, they represent. The core values of Buddhism and the spiritual practice of meditation are conducive to enhancing any other spiritual tradition and its practices.

First-time visitors are welcome at Wednesday evening 7pm services. Participation in other events requires completion of an Introduction to Buddhism classes, held monthly as needed. See the Regular Services and Classes page.

What to wear:

  • Please wear loose-fitting, comfortable  clothing. Please avoid clothing that would be noisy or especially distracting visually.
  • Seating is primarily on the floor, so choose clothing accordingly. (Chairs are available for those who who be uncomfortable on the floor.)
  • Socks are worn in the temple in order to keep our meditation cushions cleaner. If you happen to forget yours, we have extra pairs!


  • Entrance through the front doors on Main Street is ground level and requires no steps.
  • Getting to our restrooms requires no steps, but they are not wheelchair-accessible nor ADA compliant.
  • Please feel welcome to contact us about special needs or accommodations.

Arrival Etiquette:

  • An area for removing and storing shoes is set up right inside the door to the dharma hall.
  • We greet each other by placing our hands palm-to-palm and proceed with a standing bow. This is a respectful gesture to each other and also a statement of lowering our ego.
    • Ordained members of the Center are given Korean dharma names. It can be easier to address them by their everyday names until you learn their Korean names.
    • Monks and priests also have Korean names. However, the appropriate way to address a monk is “Sunim” or “Venerable.”  The appropriate way to address a priest is “Su Gyo” or “Reverend.”

Service Etiquette:

  • When entering the Center’s dharma hall, a standing bow should be given to the Buddha statue on the altar.
  • You may choose to sit on a cushion, a chair, or one of our meditation stools/benches.
  • The service begins with awakening the altar, when we make three full prostrations (or standing bows) towards the altar in respect.
  • Don’t worry about knowing what’s going on! Be mindful, be respectful, and follow along as best you are able. We understand this is a new experience and appreciate your efforts in learning our traditions.
  • There will be time after service to ask questions and learn more about the Center and Buddhism.

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