Meditation Facilitators at the Buddha Center
-Meditation Facilitator, Dharma coordinator and Painter-
“When we ask, “Am I following a path with heart?” we discover that no one can define for us exactly what our path should be.
Instead we must allow the mystery and beauty of this question to resonate within our being.
Then somewhere within us an answer will come and understanding will arise.
If we are still and listen deeply, even for a moment, we will know if we are following a path with heart.”
We can find some of her paintings at the buddha center.
Bio sketch for MarieReine aka Sanjali (Alice Sorrell-Thompson in RL)
I am a seeker of spiritual awareness. Spirit is found all around us and each system of faith and belief has the eternal spirit as the crux. My background is in the Christian faith. I was raised Roman Catholic and actively practice my faith. As an extraordinary minister of the Eucharist, I visit the sick and homebound of the church. My path is wide and I have had the pleasure of finding spirit in many forms of belief. Listening to the teachings of Thich Nhat Hahn has proven to be spiritually enhancing for me. It was a true blessing for my faith community to join with devotees of Thich Nhat Hahn and share the presence of spirit together. I have deepened my faith and prayer life by seeking the beauty of varying belief systems. I practice meditation daily in the morning and evening. I am an active Yogini with my neighborhood yoga studio- Dharma Mittra Yoga Los Angeles-where we practice Vinyasa yoga. I am a level II Reiki practitioner and use this blessing
to help family and friends.
“Dedicated Buddhist within the Soto Zen tradition. I give mindfulness trainings”
-Meditation Facilitator, Sutra Chantres-
Zino March ( Yuri Marcus in Real Life)
-Meditation Facilitator and Founder Buddha Center-
Lay Buddhist and student of Venerable. Wayne Hughes, Teacher in Acupressure massage (Shiatsu) since 1997.
Delani and I founded the Buddha Center to provide true Buddhist teachings of various traditions and meditation for people around the world who do not have acces to a buddhist teacher or temple for more information please read our buddha center mission statement.
Dar (Meg) Phalasīla
I am Theravada forest tradition lay Buddhist. To ready myself for ordination, I am
keeping a strict practice and try to do many things and live in some ways a monastic would, by eating one meal per
day, observing the 8 precepts during 3 month’s vassa (rains retreat), and on auspicious occasions I received precepts when I was 5. I recieved the name Phalasīla, meaning Fruit of high Virtue or purity, or the Result of Morality. My main practice is Mahasi Sayadaw tradition of insight meditation (Vipassana),
I also practice metta.
I hope for all beings to be well, happy, and peaceful and I hope to be of benefit by one day becoming a fully ordained
Arash Bains (Sadeous)
I am a Lay Buddhist in the Theravada Forest Tradition. My main practices are Metta, Shamatha, and Vipassana. I keep the 5 precepts and am hoping to take the 8 Lifetime Precepts soon at the Bhavana Society in High View, WV. I am an aspiring monastic and every day I am trying to bring my life and practice closer to that of a renunciate. I love the BuddhaDhamma and am very happy to share my experiences and be of service to others in any way I can. May all of us be well, happy, and peaceful. Walk this path with heart, confidence, and faith. Let us journey to the Far Shore together.
Marco Antonio Bernardino (Kroojar)
“Architect in RL, Reiki Praticioner level II, meditator and a free-thinker, studies Buddhism and loves sharing his visions of life, exchanging ideas and knowledge thus, making friends from everywhere. An ordinary person with little to offer, but much to share”
CJ Marbutt (Prosper Telling)
SL offers us a wonderful opportunity to not only share mindfulness with others but also to share discussion, fellowship and insight on our ongoing search for truth and meaning. I am currently in the lay minister training program with the Bright Dawn Institute, took refuge with the Jodo Shu in 2010 and have also studied within the Korean Zen and other traditions. I am also active within the Unitarian Universalist Association. Though in terms of practice I follow the Pure Land Path, I am an ecumenical Buddha at heart and truly enjoy a good debate.