Welcome to Blue Lotus Dharma Center
We are a small member-driven nonsectarian Buddhist temple in the Dutchtown Neighborhood of St. Louis, MO. We offer Bodhisattvayana (Mahayana) Buddhist service and classes in English that all are welcome to attend. Please join us if you are looking for a spiritual community or if you are just curious to learn more about Buddhism.
Please join us on Sundays:
10:00am - 11:30am - Nonsectarian Buddhist Service
12:00pm - 1:00pm - Beginner's Class is currently suspended, we will be resuming in 2019
Sunday services are held at 3463 Itaska Street in the Dutchtown Neighborhood. Please arrive a few minutes early to get settled, and consider offering a donation if you are able to do so. For more information about Sunday services click here.
Beginner's Class (resumes in 2019):
The beginner’s Buddhism class will be conducted in a book club format using Venerable Master Hsing Yun’s text Buddhism Core Ideas. All are welcome at this class!
For more information about this and other upcoming classes, click here.
Lojong Course (Spring 2019):
It has just been announced that Venerable Sha'ul will be teaching the 9 month Lojong course in 2019 for those interested. This will be a serious commitment, if you are interested in signing up and haven't already please get in touch with us via email for more information. This class will not be open to the public once in session, and we are looking at starting before the spring. Official dates should be announced shortly.
BLDC Board Elections
It’s time for Blue Lotus to hold Board elections. We have lots of new members and would like our board to reflect our new membership. Please consider nominating yourself or another member for one of the open positions.
Deadline for nominations: 2/16 via email, 2/17 in person.
Voting deadline: 3/2 via email, 3/3 in person
Click here for details about open positions.
New Visitor Information
If you are visiting the Blue Lotus Dharma Center for the first time, we are glad you are coming to join us! Our space is set up to be welcoming and conducive to visitors and includes:
- All classes and service are conducted in English
- Both cushion and chair seating
- Binders that outline all service activites
- Assigned sangha members who welcome visitors