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 every 1st and 3rd Sunday
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 (every 1st and 3rd Sunday):
Please note that class will be cancelled on September 1st. The next class will be Sunday, September 15th.
The beginner’s Buddhism class is conducted in a book club format using Venerable Master Hsing Yun’s text Lotus in a Stream. All are welcome at this class!
For more information about this and other upcoming classes, click here.
Lama Chökyi Lodü and Venerable Rick Gagnon will be at Blue Lotus on Sunday, September 1st! Lama Chökyi will be leading our service that day from 10:00 - 11:30 a.m. All are welcome; we hope to see you there.
BLDC Board Elections (March 2019)
We now have a new BLDC Board!
Thank you to everyone who ran, nominated, and voted.
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