In 1996, Duke Tufty, Ben Worth, Robert Brumet and Vern Barnett met at Unity Temple for the purpose of creating a Buddhist Center. American Buddhist Center was the result of that meeting. It is now called Temple Buddhist Center, and under the direction of Victor Dougherty.
Western-style Buddhism is a blend of Eastern philosophy and Western psychology. This new and exciting form of spirituality is dynamic, inclusive, active, and focuses on core Buddhist insights, mindfulness, meditation and their practical application in our daily life.
The goal of TBC isn’t to get everyone to agree on ONE LINEAGE or PHILOSOPHY. Rather it’s on cultivating a SHARED EXPERIENCE of Mindfulness, Oneness, and LOVE. Whether we are chanting, meditating, building a flower mandala or sharing from the heart in any of our classes, recovery groups or focus sanghas, you are sure to find connection to the Dharma and ultimately your Buddha nature as we cultivate more happiness and less suffering, one breath at a time.
For more information you may call 816-561-4466, visit our FB page or email our director Victor Dougherty HERE.