May All Beings Be Well and Happy!

The Iowa Buddhist Vihara is a Buddhist temple that serves all those interested in learning about the Teachings of the Buddha. We offer teachings for both children and adults. We welcome people from all traditions and cultures to ‘come and see’ and to share in practices such as meditation, discussion on the teachings of the Buddha and ritual and cultural events of the Buddhist community of Iowa.

Sabba papassa akaranam - Kusalassa Upasampada
Sacitta pariyodapanam - Etam buddhanasasanam

To abstain from all evil, to cultivate wholesome, and to purify one's mind. This is the Buddha's teaching.

Upcoming event

Friends, we will be conducting a Buddhist talk, guided meditation and a short discussion on the following dates:

October 26, 2011, Wednesday from 2:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M.

Iowa State University Memorial Union (Room 3512)
3630 Memorial Union 
Ames, IA  50011-1130 

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With metta,

Venerable Witiyala Seewalie Thera



Compassionate Listening   -   by Ven.D.Upananda Thera at Iowa State University, Ames.