What Does Korean Zen Master Seung Sahn Say about This So Called Merging of Orders?

Five Mountain Zen Order

Five Mountain Zen Order

Spirituality – Buddhism

About the show

The Five Mountain Zen Order is the Monastery without walls and consists of members who are living in the world with helping hands. The Five Mountain Zen Order is a religious organization of peers whose members are leaders of Zen Communities in the lineage of Korean Zen Master Seung Sahn. The purpose of the organization is the exchange of information relating to the educational, religious and administrative programs of Five Mountain Zen communities.

  there has been no talk or comment about the merging of the Vietnamese Order with that of Korean Zen Master Seung Sahn. For such an event to be real and authentic, he would have to be there or a Representative just as the Dharma Heir had brought 6 monks for it to be right in line with the Vinaya Rules, however….where is the Korean  approval and representatives at this Grand Ordination is what it is really called, a historical event. Nothing from the Korean side as to this day. We won`t talk about what the Korean tradition thinks of all the name changing and in many`s eyes disrespect toward the Korean side Paul so proudly represented. It`s become a free for all, it`s crazy! Lets hear from the Korean Zen Master Seung Sahn side of what they think of all this now that they are part of another tradition as well if Paul is what he says he is. I don`t think they are with this move, in fact, i`d bet my life on it. Let`s hear from the Korean`s on this back stabbing it looks to me. Paul done flip the scrip on them it looks to me. i think the world has a right to hear the Korean`s side if they approved this or not, because not one of them was there. That seems to funny to believe?

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The Amazing Paul Lynch, What Can`t This Man Do?

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Paul Lynch, JDPSN

Paul Lynch, JDPSN

Guiding Teacher at Beforethought Zen Community

Greater Los Angeles Area 
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Summary

I began exploration of Buddhist Practices during my college years and came across Buddhist practices while studying Psychology. I began Vipassana Practice in earnest with Greg Penn in 1987 after an experience of transformation and studied with him for several years. I found myself being drawn more and more to Zen Practice and eventually met my current teacher. I began Zen Practice with Zen Master Robert Moore in 1990 and followed him around to his various teaching locations in Los Angeles, Whittier and Berkeley California. Also I traveled to Las Vegas and Seattle and sat many retreats in these locations.

I finally took 5 precepts in 1992 and began traveling around the country visiting many different Zen Centers in Dallas, New York, Portland, New Haven, Providence, Boston, Denver, Chicago and Detroit. Installed as Abbot of Zen Center 1993. I took 10 precepts in 1994 at the Providence Zen Center in Rhode Island, and in 1995 became a Dharma Teacher at Dharma Zen Center in Los Angeles. Eventually I took 16 precepts in 2000 and took 48 precepts in 2001. I was Installed as Dharma Holder in 2004 and given limited teaching duties and was Installed as Jido Popsa-nim in 2006 and given authority to teach Zen and Koans to students.

Experience

 

June 2008 – Present (4 years 7 months)

 

April 2006 – June 2008 (2 years 3 months)

Associate Teacher to Zen Master Robert Moore at the Golden Wind Zen Center in Long Beach, CA.

 

January 2005 – September 2007 (2 years 9 months)

Served as Abbot of the Golden Wind Zen Center and helped transition it to an independent order.

 

April 1995 – January 2005 (9 years 10 months)

Served as Abbot of the Ocean Eyes Zen Center
Long Beach
Stanton

 

August 1993 – April 1995 (1 year 9 months)

Founded the Zen Center with Zen Master Sungan and Zen Master Robert Moore. Served as Abbot and changed name of zen center when it moved from Huntington Beach.

Education

Additional Information

Interests:
Writingpoetryeducationmeditation

Honors and Awards:
Took 5 precepts in 1992
Took 10 precepts in 1994
Received title of Dharma Teacher in 1995
Took 16 precepts and received title of Senior Dharma Teacher in 2000
Took 48 precepts and received title of Bodhisattva Priest in 2001
Installed as Dharma Holder in 2004
Installed as Jido Popsa-nim in 2006

 

 

Now for the kicker here Paul, you are not even aloud to teach, a quote from Golden Wind Zen Order themselves:

” Dear Students of the Golden Wind Zen Group and the Public at Large:

It is with a great deal of sadness and wistfulness that I write this letter is to inform you that Paul Lynch was permanently suspended on July 13, 2008 as a Ji Do Poep Sa Nim in the Golden Wind Zen Teaching Order. I originally asked Paul to take a leave of absence as a teacher during which time he could begin to practice regularly once again and make an effort to deal with his severe health problems and personal issues. When informed of this leave-of-absence from teaching, Paul decided to walk away from the sangha entirely.

A Ji Do Poep Sa is permitted to teach only under the direct supervision of their supervising Zen Master according to the Korean/American Zen tradition.

Any teaching done by Paul (under the rubric of a “Before Thinking” organization or in any other forum) is, therefore, presented without the consent or approval of Zen Master Ji Bong. Consequently, Zen Master Ji Bong accepts no responsibility for any of Paul Lynch’s words or actions currently or at any time in the future. Paul Lynch is not in any respect to be considered the Dharma heir of either Zen Master Seung Sahn or Zen Master Ji Bong.

If a student -JDPS is unwilling to follow his/her teacher, that student gives up all rights to any claims of lineage. One has authentic lineage or one has nothing – that is the majesty of the Zen Tradition.

Ironically, this experience has become a good teaching experience for all of us. We must watch our steps in each moment – remember there is always a banana peel close by.

Zen Master Ji Bong (August 17, 2008) ”

 

All this looks so good to those that don`t know Paul’s a scam artist and lives off the unknowing of others spiritual needs. In many`s book that the worst kind of criminal next to a sex offender. This man and so many like him are worse then used car sales man and door to door Kirby dealers. Just bottom feeders using the Dharma changing names, he even tried to change mine, just amazing that people still support him. but them again these are the same people that complain about the politics and then goes right out and votes the problem right into, or back into office and continues the complaining. just amazing, I`m blown away that he just changes robes at will, and weekly to suite his money needs to pay for his cell phone bill i thing was the last one?

FMZO Paul Lynch Gets Around PayPal`s Nonprofit Frozen Accounts, USING PEOPLE!

It would seem the same person that has acted as an abusive Dharma teacher under the FMZO Bill Murphy, one that I wondered about myself while going through a class of his if he was real or some plastic toy that plays monk in his lavish life, that teaches koans and is not authorized to scratch a pimple, I have found via students that he in a round about manor pushes and forces actions not in line with teaching ethics under the Vinaya rules of conduct, shaking the faith of others is a  direct violation to move to disrobing under these set rules. as such I have prepared a complaint to the Vinaya board of ethics to go with Mr. Paul Lynches actions.

  Now we find Paul is using Bill Murphy to collect his funds behind the back of PayPal`s freezing of FMZO`s account for nonprofit fraud.

Precepts Application – Five Mountain Zen Order

Bill Charama Murphy, Rev.  Five Precepts—Lay Practitioner (Ú Ba Sae, UBS) Date/location of last precepts in the Five Mountain Zen Order, if any * 

  Following thing Google link under his name leads use to the back door of Paul`s greedy little hands..

Self Proclaimed Zen Teachers Do harm To Students


Student Comment:

Does this mean that the IBMC will try to split Paul’s group off from their organization? My understanding is that there are many sincere priests and nuns at the IBMC. Not sure how Paul pulled off merging with them or with the Buddhist Studies Institiute, which is now a part of the College of Zen Buddhist Studies. Now 5M priests have taken Vietnamese names! As for Bill, he tries, but I lost respect for him when he reprimanded me on Facebook! Whether or not others ordained through 5M will stay is an open question. No matter; they are free to move things forward, if they can, and we are free from them.

 

Student Comment:

Just unfriended Paul and a few others from 5M. I don’t have to use him as a reference because my reputation remains pretty good. I unfriended from the 5M order’s web page as well. The less I’m connected, the better!

This is a cause that needs to be addressed for the benefit of all, just one is all the merit of life times: 
Just wanted you to know that I’ve officially dropped out of the CZBS and I’ve severed with my 5 Mountain teacher, Bill Murphy. I’ve connected with a new teacher and I’m moving forward. Thank you for letting me know what was up! “…… thank you!

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International Buddhist Meditation Center – Los Angeles Lives On!!!

International Buddhist Meditation Center – Los Angeles

  1. Raining in LA today… Found this fingernail sized snail climbing a huge tree by the bell tower… And thought, “The longest journey begins with”… The Buddhist path, seems like the longest journey sometimes. ~ Kusala
    Photo: Raining in LA today... Found this fingernail sized snail climbing a huge tree by the bell tower... And thought, "The longest journey begins with"... The Buddhist path, seems like the longest journey sometimes. ~ Kusala
  2. The I.B.M.C. Zendo… Meditation with Kusala on Wed., Fri. and Sun. from 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm… All are welcome. ~ Kusala
    Photo: The I.B.M.C. Zendo... Meditation with Kusala on Wed., Fri. and Sun. from 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm... All are welcome. ~ Kusala
  3. Photos of the IBMC cats by Kusala
    Photo: 'Deva' the cat.
    Photo: 'Little Leo' the cat.
    Photo: 'Princess' the cat.
    Photo: 'Momma  Cat'
  4. Words I try to live by… Thanks to Beam-Me-Up for this one. ~ Kusala
    Photo: Words I try to live by... Thanks to Beam-Me-Up for this one. ~ Kusala
    Ven. Havanpola Shanti was born in Sri Lanka and entered the monastery when he was 13 years old. He was ordained as a bhikkhu at the age of 20. He is the Abbot of IBMC and oversees the running and religious activities of IBMC. He also gives…See More
  5. Photo: Ven. Havanpola Shanti was born in Sri Lanka and entered the monastery when he was 13 years old. He was ordained as a bhikkhu at the age of 20. He is the Abbot of IBMC and oversees the running and religious activities of IBMC. He also gives dharma talks, works with students and is involved in InterBuddhist and InterReligious activities.

After attending the University of Kelanaya, where he received his B.A. in Buddhist Studies, Ven. Shanti returned to his home temple and finished his studies to be a teacher. Along with eleven other teachers, he trained 150 young men and eventually took the position of vice-principal. Later he became the principal at a dharma school and held that position for six years.

After spending a year at a temple in Korea, Rev. Shanti came to Los Angeles and the IBMC. When asked whether he preferred Los Angeles or Sri Lanka, he replied, "Both places have good and bad, but it is very peaceful in the village where I grew up and very rushed here in the city."

Ven. Shanti became Abbot after many years as Vice-Abbot on 11/11/12.
    Sunday Service at IBMC 11-11-12.
  6. Photo: Sunday Service at IBMC 11-11-12.
    Ven. Karuna Dharma walks with daughter Chrys to her going away party at IBMC.
  7. Photo: Ven. Karuna Dharma walks with daughter Chrys to her going away party at IBMC.
    Ven. Karuna Dharma at Sunday Service today (11-11-12) as she reflects on her 32 years of service.
  8. Photo: Ven. Karuna Dharma at Sunday Service today (11-11-12) as she reflects on her 32 years of service.
    Ven. H. Shanti became the new Abbot of IBMC today after many years as Vice-Abbot… He was given the Abbot’s Staff and a certificate of authority at the going away party for Ven. Karuna Dharma. Ven. Shanti looks forward to expanding on the work and teachings of Ven. Karuna in the years to come. He is only the third Abbot to lead IBMC since its founding in 1970.
  9. Photo: Ven. H. Shanti became the new Abbot of IBMC today after many years as Vice-Abbot... He was given the Abbot's Staff and a certificate of authority at the going away party for Ven. Karuna Dharma. Ven. Shanti looks forward to expanding on the work and teachings of Ven. Karuna in the years to come. He is only the third Abbot to lead IBMC since its founding in 1970.
    Ven. Karuna Dharma stepped down today after 32 years as Abbess of IBMC. We had a going away party for her with Sri Laken food, cake and her many friends and students… A good time was had by all… We wish her well.
  10. Photo: Ven. Karuna Dharma stepped down today after 32 years as Abbess of IBMC. We had a going away party for her with Sri Laken food, cake and her many friends and students... A good time was had by all... We wish her well.
    Ven. Karuna Dharma retires as Abbess of IBMC / 11-11-2012
  11. Photo: IBMC Buddha
    Photo: Ven. Vajra Karuna thanking Ven. Karuna Dharma
    Photo: Ven. H. Shanti the new Abbott of IBMC
  12. Dharma Forest: California Governor Jerry Brown Vows Disciplined Budget, Buddhist-style
    paramita.typepad.com
    The LA Times reports that California Governor Jerry Brown, in a speech in Sacramento yesterday cited his experience in a Japanese Zen Buddhist monastery as the inspiration for fiscal responsibility in the California legislature. “I think the real lesson here…
  13. The times they are a changing.

    Shambhala SunSpace » Mazie Hirono is the first Buddhist U.S. senator
    shambhalasun.com
    Amid all the election excitement of last night, here’s one result that you may have missed:the U.S. has elected its first Buddhist senator. Mazie Hirono, a Democrat, beat Republican challenger Linda Lingle to become a senator for Hawaii.
     

    October 30

    Ven. Karuna Dharma the Abbess of IBMC is stepping down as Abbess and moving to Northern California to be closer to her family. To honor her and her work we are having a party for her on Nov. 11th at 12:00 noon in Ananda Hall… For more information please call our center office at 213-384-0850.

  1. October 14

    ‘Monks in the West’ – 2012… The City of Ten Thousand Buddhas hosted this “MIW” conference on ‘The Formation of a Monk’ from Oct. 8th to the 11th… Fifteen monks, Catholic and Buddhist came together to share their life and work. This is the third ‘Monks in the West’ Kusala Bhikshu has attended.

  2. Photo: 'Monks in the West' – 2012... The City of Ten Thousand Buddhas hosted this "MIW" conference on ‘The Formation of a Monk’ from Oct. 8th to the 11th... Fifteen monks, Catholic and Buddhist came together to share their life and work. This is the third 'Monks in the West' Kusala Bhikshu has attended.
    September 30

    Getting to know the staff… Rev. Ksanti Karuna (Left) Rev. Sraddha Karuna (Right) the Dharma Teachers:Rev. Ksanti Karuna (Left) He received his B.S. degree in Drama from Syracuse University. He is a marketing director for non-profits. He…See More

  3. Photo: Getting to know the staff... Rev. Ksanti Karuna (Left) Rev. Sraddha Karuna (Right) the Dharma Teachers:

Rev. Ksanti Karuna (Left) He received his B.S. degree in Drama from Syracuse University. He is a marketing director for non-profits. He has worked for the LA Philharmonic and the NY Philharmonic. He is an active participant in IBMC’s Prison correspondence program. He received his Novice Dharma Teacher ordination in August of 2002, and full I.B.M.C. Dharma teacher vows in 2004.

Rev. Sraddha Karuna (Right) He is a graduate of Bennington College, receiving an M.A. in Theatre. He is an award winning playwright, receiving the Ingram Merrill award for play writing. Among his plays are East Utica, Adam and the Experts, Niagara Falls, What are Tuesdays Like, and Show. He has also written for television including episodes for NYPD Blue and HBO’s Spawn, Relativity and a number of Movies of the Week. He also co-produced the Three Dollar Bill Theatre in New York.He was founder and board member of the Robert Chesley Foundation, and was a team leader for the Gay Men’s Health Crisis in New York Today he is an active member of IBMC’s prisoner correspondence program. He received his Novice Dharma Teacher ordination in August of 2002, and full I.B.M.C. Dharma teacher vows in 2004.
    September 30

    Getting to know the staff… Ven. Kusala Bhikshu the head monk:

  4. Ven. Kusala Bhikshu is the head monk at IBMC. His interest in meditation brought him to the IBMC in 1979. In 1994 he took his novice monk vows and in 1996 he received full ord…See More
    Photo: Getting to know the staff... Ven. Kusala Bhikshu the head monk:

Ven. Kusala Bhikshu is the head monk at IBMC. His interest in meditation brought him to the IBMC in 1979. In 1994 he took his novice monk vows and in 1996 he received full ordination as a Bhikshu (Monk) from IBMC.

Ven. Kusala helps Ven. Shanti around the center, feeds the cats and fish… Leads meditation three times a week and speaks on the first Sunday of the month at IBMC. He is part of the Los Angeles inter-faith community and speaks to high schools and colleges on Buddhism. On the weekends you can find him speaking at churches, religious centers and organizations on meditation and Buddhism.
  5. Getting to know the staff… Ven. Karuna Dharma the Abbess:

    Ven. Dr. Karuna Dharma took full ordination in 1976 as a bhikkuni (Nun). She met her teacher, Thich Thien-An, and began her studies of Buddhism in 1969. She was one of the foundin…See More

    Photo: Getting to know the staff... Ven. Karuna Dharma the Abbess:

Ven. Dr. Karuna Dharma took full ordination in 1976 as a bhikkuni (Nun). She met her teacher, Thich Thien-An, and began her studies of Buddhism in 1969. She was one of the founding members of the International Buddhist Meditation Center.

Ven. Karuna has been the Abbess of IBMC since Ven. Thien-An died in 1980. She oversees the running of the Center, performs ceremonies, teaches, and is involved in Interfaith work and Inter-Buddhist work. She was a founding president of Sakyadhita, the International Association of Buddhist Women.
  6. Getting to know the Staff… Doug Solomon the Residential Manager:

    Doug Solomon (Br. Abhaya Singa) has lived at the IBMC for over ten years, and the last few years has worked in the IBMC office as the Residential Manager.

    IBMC is unique a…See More

    Photo: Getting to know the Staff... Doug Solomon the Residential Manager:

Doug Solomon (Br. Abhaya Singa) has lived at the IBMC for over ten years, and the last few years has worked in the IBMC office as the Residential Manager.

IBMC is unique among spiritual communities because all residents do not follow the same spiritual path. Rather, our residents reflect the diversity of the city, the diversity of our world. Although most are American-born, they represent many different heritages, subcultures and ethnic groups.
  7. Getting to know the IBMC Staff… Ven. H. Shanti the Vice Abbot:

    Ven. Havanpola Shanti was born in Sri Lanka and entered the monastery when he was 13 years old. He was ordained as a bhikkhu at the age of 20. He is the Vice-Abbot of IBMC an…See More

    Photo: Getting to know the IBMC Staff... Ven. H. Shanti the Vice Abbot:

Ven. Havanpola Shanti was born in Sri Lanka and entered the monastery when he was 13 years old. He was ordained as a bhikkhu at the age of 20. He is the Vice-Abbot of IBMC and oversees the facilities. He also gives dharma talks, works with students and is involved in InterBuddhist and InterReligious activities.

After attending the University of Kelanaya, where he received his B.A. in Buddhist Studies, Ven. Shanti returned to his home temple and finished his studies to be a teacher. Along with eleven other teachers, he trained 150 young men and eventually took the position of vice-principal. Later he became the principal at a dharma school and held that position for six years.

After spending a year at a temple in Korea, Rev. Shanti came to Los Angeles and the IBMC. When asked whether he preferred Los Angeles or Sri Lanka, he replied, "Both places have good and bad, but it is very peaceful in the village where I grew up and very rushed here in the city."
  8. Rev. Kusala leads meditation every Wednesday, Friday and Sunday from 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm… Three 20 min. meditations with a 5 min. break in between… Open and free to all.
  9. Leonard Cohen was born Sept. 21… A big “Happy Birthday.”
    Love Itself

    The light came through the window now
    straight from the sun above,
    and so inside my little room
    there plunged the rays of Love.
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    Photo: Love Itself

The light came through the window now
straight from the sun above,
and so inside my little room
there plunged the rays of Love.

In streams of light I clearly saw
the dust you seldom see,
the dust the Nameless makes to speak
a Name for one like me.

And all mixed up with sunlight now
the flecks did float and dance
and I was tumbled up with them
in formless circumstance.

I’ll try to say a little more:
this Love went on and on
until it reached an open door -
Then Love itself was gone.

The self-same moment words were seen
from every window frame,
but there was nothing left between
the Nameless and the Name.

—Leonard Cohen, born today, September 21st, 1934
  10. An important Buddhist book is about to published by Wisdom Publications… “The Numerical Discourses of the Buddha: A Complete Translation of the Anguttara Nikaya”… Translated by Bhikkhu Bodhi

    You may want to put this on your list of ‘books to buy’… Bhikkhu Bodhi is an American born Buddhist monk and well known for his authoritative translations.

    The Numerical Discourses of the Buddha: A Complete Translation of the Anguttara Nikaya (Teachings of
    The Numerical Discourses of the Buddha: A Complete Translation of the Anguttara Nikaya (Teachings of the Buddha)
  11. A talk Rev. Kusala gave in Ventura on Sunday the 16th of September… A special thank you to Rev. Bonnie Rose Sr. minister for the invitation to speak.

    Compassion: Where Does It Come From?
    A talk on ‘Compassion’ given at ‘The Center for Spiritual Living in Ventura, CA / Rev. Bonnie Rose Sr. Minister. This talk was given on Sept. 16, 2012
    US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton placing lotus flowers on a Buddha statue at Ho Phrakeo. She is now in Laos, the first visit by an American secretary of state here in 57 years.
  12. Photo: US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton placing lotus flowers on a Buddha statue at Ho Phrakeo. She is now  in Laos, the first visit by an American secretary of state here in 57 years.
    Rev. Kusala had an invitation to sit in with the “Walter Trout Blues Band” at the ‘Irvine Lake Blues Fest’ (6-30-2012) and play his harmonica… “Sharing the Dharma 12 bars at a time.”
  13. Photo: Rev. Kusala had an invitation to sit in with the "Walter Trout Blues Band" at the 'Irvine Lake Blues Fest' (6-30-2012) and play his harmonica... "Sharing the Dharma 12 bars at a time."
  14. Food for Thought… 🙂

    Bob Thurman And Karen Armstrong Speak About Compassion On Global Spirit
    We call Global Spirit the first “internal travel” series, because the topics and the discussions so often lead to a kind of inner exploration. Unlike programming on Animal Planet or National Geographic, Global Spirit is not about discovering anything that is outside of yourself.
  15. Interfaith Council of Garden Grove, Stanton and Westminster June, 2012 – Left to Right – Kusala Bhikshu, Ann Nguyen, Lissa Coffey and Joyce McFadden
    Photo: Interfaith Council of Garden Grove, Stanton and Westminster June, 2012 - Left to Right - Kusala Bhikshu, Ann Nguyen, Lissa Coffey and Joyce McFadden
  16. The interfaith panel at Bishop Montgomery High School – March 7th & 8th 2012.
    Photo: The interfaith panel at Bishop Montgomery High School - March 7th & 8th 2012.
  17. Rev. Kusala from the IBMC speaking to Bishop Montgomery High School Students. A variety of religious leaders gathered for two days and spoke to a 1000 students on various topics.
    Photo: Rev. Kusala from the IBMC speaking to Bishop Montgomery High School Students. A variety of religious leaders gathered for two days and spoke to a 1000 students on various topics.
  18. We had our monthly Buddhist/Catholic Dialog at Hsi Lai Temple today… Good food and friendship made it a special day for us… Much thanks goes to Hsi Lai Temple for the hospitality.
  19. Buddhist’s and Catholic’s gather on 2-9-2013 at Hsi Lai Temple for their monthly dialog. — at Hsi Lai Temple.
    Photo: Los Angeles - Buddhist Catholic Dialog / 2-9-2012
    Photo: Los Angeles - Buddhist Catholic Dialog / 2-9-2012
    Photo: Los Angeles - Buddhist Catholic Dialog / 2-9-2012
    Photo: Los Angeles - Buddhist Catholic Dialog / 2-9-2012
  20. Thanks to everyone who made our 2012 Chinese New Years celebration on Sunday a success… Good food and good folks… Happy New Year 🙂
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  21. 2012 Chinese New Year — Well, I got everything right but the date… The 2012 Chinese New Year’s celebration will happen this Sunday the 29th at IBMC… 11:00 am for meditation and Dharma talk and at noon, food for everyone… If you were here yesterday looking for food and Dharma, please come back again… this Sunday the 29th. 😉
  22. This Sunday (1/22) at IBMC we are having a special Sunday Service… It starts at 11:00 am with meditation and dharma talk… After the service (12:00) a free lunch for everyone in celebration of Asian New Years… Join us if you can.
  23. Ven. Karuna Dharma at the IBMC
    Photo: Ven. Karuna Dharma at the IBMC
  24. Ven. Karuna Dharma at “Nun’s in the West”
    Photo: Ven. Karuna Dharma at "Nun's in the West"
  25. Ruth Denison and Ven. Karuna Dharma
    Photo: Ruth Denison and Ven. Karuna Dharma
  26. 1-14-2012 / IBMC Update

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