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
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.
Class on The Dhammapada (Beginning March 5th)
Lama Chokyi Lodu will be leading a class on The Dhammapada, a collection of the profound teachings of the Buddha on how to attain happiness and liberation. This class is open to all.
Beginner's Class (every 1st and 3rd Sunday):
Beginner's class is on hiatus for January and February.
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.
Feb. 29 & March 1: 35 Buddha Ceremony & Satsang with Lama Chökyi Lodu
On Saturday evening (Feb. 29), Lama Chökyi will be leading us in an outdoor fire puja, followed by a potluck and satsang ("association with the Teacher"). This will be an informal evening and a wonderful chance for good association with the Teacher and sangha!
Then, on Sunday morning, Lama will lead us in a 35 Buddha Ceremony for karma purification. This is a powerful ceremony for the new year in which, through reciting the names of the 35 Buddhas, we receive their blessings, gaining wisdom and merit, and purifying lifetimes of karma. All are welcome for these events at Blue Lotus! For more information please see our events page.
Fall 2019 - Spring 2020
We're showing our temple some love -- on the outside! We are working to beautify the temple's exterior, using inspiration from the bold colors and patterns of Tibetan Buddhist temples. Check out our progress on our Facebook page.
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