Buddhist Temple Las Vegas
Welcome to our Buddhist Temple! Namaste!
The Lohan Spiritual Center in Las Vegas is the home to the Lohan Buddhist Temple, this is a spiritual refuge for all who follow Budda’s teachings, We offer many different classes, teachings, and ceremonies. Located in the heart of the Las Vegas China town we welcome newcomers to learn the teachings of Buddha to the most experienced, everyone has a place here. As Buddhism spreads westward many people are seeking alternatives to traditional western religion, Buddhism is not a religion but an understanding and pathway to enlightenment, and a very personal relationship with your self through meditation and learning.
The Lohan Spiritual Center is a very welcoming and friendly way to start your journey or continue your search for enlightenment and spirituality with a very well educated staff of Priests and Abbots. We offer many classes starting with an introduction class up to advanced levels, all are welcomed.
List of weekly events:
Monday: 6p 7p – Desert Dharma Sangha (Buddhism) Lead by Lohan Priest Greg Pergament- A group gathering to practice Vipassana meditation, and to examine the correlation that exists between the 12 steps and Buddhist Dharma.
Monday: 7p-8p Spiritual Scholar Class (Taoism) Grandmaster Dashi Steven Baugh- Dashi leads us through many esoteric teachings such as the principles of the way of Taoism.
Wednesday: 7p- 8p- Tibetan Buddhism Teachings by Lama Jigme Rinpoche, a renowned fully trained master from Tibet who focuses on the Vajrayana path of Tibetan Buddhism.
Friday: 6p -7p Vipassana Sangha (Buddhism) Vipassana Sanga with the Venerable Bhunte Nawala Lakkana from the Theravadin sect of Buddhism. Practice includes seated meditation, walking meditation, Dharma Instruction, and mindfulness practice.
Sunday: 3p-5p The Buddha Path Practice (Buddhism) Learn the skills for a strong and healthy mind, learn how to overcome stress and anxiety through the ancient Buddhist wisdom of Vajrayana (Tibetan Buddhism) The class is more focused on practice and discussion than a lecture.
“The only difference between the buddhas and ourselves is that the buddhas are aware of their primordial nature while we have not yet come to this recognition. There is a story about this concerning Drukpa Kunlek, a crazy yogi. One time he went to a temple in Lhasa where there is a famous statue of the Buddha. This statue is said to have been blessed by Buddha Shakyamuni himself. You may have seen photographs of this place; Tibetans try to go there on pilgrimage …at least once in their lives. When people visit this statue they bring incense, make offerings, and do a lot of prostrations.
When Drukpa Kunlek went to the temple, he did not prostrate, but just stood there looking at the statue. The priest who took care of the shrine felt a little funny because Drukpa Kunlek was not showing the proper respect. After a while, Drukpa Kunlek composed a verse and then did prostrations. He said, “At the beginning of time, you and I were equal; there was no difference between us. You worked to recognize your nature and became enlightened. I did not recognize my nature and merely slept. Therefore, I will prostrate, not to you, but in recognition of your excellent endeavor.”
The Buddhas are not higher than us, and we are not lower than the buddhas; we are equal. The only difference is whether the Buddha nature has been recognized. We have to work to experience that recognition, but once we recognize it we are the same as all the buddhas. There is no difference in the ground of our basic nature.”
Ven. Khenpo Rinpoches
The Buddhist Path
Lohan Spiritual Center is affiliated with The Lohan Spiritual and Cultural Center and is registered as a Non-Profit Charitable organization 501 (3) (C) fed ID #EIN: 02-0778773 donations are tax deductible.