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Where is a good Buddhist temple to go to in Fort Smith?

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Adam

Fort Smith, AR

#1 Jun 14, 2009
Is there a place that is open to people of all backgrounds? I'm just looking for a place where I can go to get advice on my meditation and Buddhism in general. I'm white and I just don't want to go somewhere that I'm not wanted.
Honest question, I've had friends that where Buddhist and I just thought the whole thing was silly. Now I just read a book about it and I'm starting to lean that way.
Dave

Van Buren, AR

#2 Jun 17, 2009
There is a Budhist temple in fort smith. try them
Chris Dz

Van Buren, AR

#3 Nov 22, 2009
I would recommend attending the temple in Fort Smith, but don't take all of your reactions too seriously. Each tradition has different habits, just like with Baptist vs Catholic vs Protestant, etc. This temple is derived from SE Asia, so the tradition is full of more or less "local" traditions from that part of the world.
There is another tradition called the New Kadampa Tradition (a mere 900 years old) which has been translated from the original Indian language for a western mindset. If you really want to learn about Buddhism, order some books from a monk named Geshe Kelsang Gyatso.
DR Otto

United States

#4 Jan 16, 2010
THAILAND
tchill62

Fort Smith, AR

#5 Dec 21, 2010
There is a lay buddhist organization referred to as the Soka Gakkai, which meets in people's homes here in Fort Smith. It is an English speaking group made up of different nationalities. The practice and teachings are based on Nichiren Buddhism. About once a month on a Wednesday night, members meet at the library in an addition to their regular meetings in the home.
suzi

Clarksville, AR

#6 Jul 18, 2012
Eric

Heber Springs, AR

#7 Jul 20, 2012
I had no idea there was a Buddhist Temple in Fort Smith. Do very many people attend there?
Elizabeth Diane

Fort Smith, AR

#8 Sep 2, 2012
tchill62 wrote:
There is a lay buddhist organization referred to as the Soka Gakkai, which meets in people's homes here in Fort Smith. It is an English speaking group made up of different nationalities. The practice and teachings are based on Nichiren Buddhism. About once a month on a Wednesday night, members meet at the library in an addition to their regular meetings in the home.
Which library branch?
Elizabeth Diane

Fort Smith, AR

#9 Sep 2, 2012
Which library branch?
Ken

Fort Smith, AR

#10 Sep 16, 2012
i plan on going to the one in fs soon. i have no idea what to expect.

but im also white and weary of my "stupid american" appearance.

but i'll try my hardest not to come off that way.
Vinny

Greenwood, AR

#11 Jul 26, 2013
I am Laotian and a Buddhist and live here in fort smith. I can try to answer any questions anyone has. I'm not familiar with this website so you can post in here and to my email [email protected]
Wally

Greenwood, AR

#12 Oct 5, 2013
Vinny wrote:
I am Laotian and a Buddhist and live here in fort smith. I can try to answer any questions anyone has. I'm not familiar with this website so you can post in here and to my email [email protected]
. My friend is new to this area. She's from Ho Chi Minh City, and is of the Buddhist faith. Her husband passed away last year, and she is very sad. I know of a place on Howard Hill Road, that I believe is a Temple. I am not Asian and speak little Vietnamese. She worships at home very often, but it would be nice if she could talk or possible worship at that mentioned location. She speaks little English, only Vietnamese. Thanks for any help. Wally
Udon Thani

Udon Thani, Thailand

#13 Nov 17, 2013
On Howard Hill Buddhists temple is the biggest one in Arkansas and has more monks live there all times. Some Vietnamese families members there. You can meet them easy during the Buddhist holidays, please check on their website, http://www.watarkansas.com/ , for the specific dates and time or call them.
Really Happy in Arkansas

Fort Smith, AR

#14 Jan 25, 2014
tchill62 wrote:
There is a lay buddhist organization referred to as the Soka Gakkai, which meets in people's homes here in Fort Smith. It is an English speaking group made up of different nationalities. The practice and teachings are based on Nichiren Buddhism. About once a month on a Wednesday night, members meet at the library in an addition to their regular meetings in the home.
I am a practicing buddhist here in Fort Smith. We meet at houses because our nearest community centers are in Oklahoma City and New Orleans. Contact information can be found at www.sgi-usa.org , You can learn everything about this type of Buddhism at this site. We are a very diverse group and welcome guests.
Really Happy in Arkansas

Fort Smith, AR

#15 Jan 25, 2014
I am a practicing Buddhist here in the Fort Smith area. our contact information can be found at www.sgi-usa.org . We welcome guests and diversity. We chant Nam-Myoho-Renge-Kyo. We focus on human revolution, which means that we change our environment by changing ourselves first. We believe that world peace is possible and we actively work towards creating a better planet for all people and all life. We believe life is eternal and everything manifests from cause and effect. That is why we emphasize making "value creating" choices. That means we don't dictate what individuals should do, because each person can tap their own inner wisdom. Our nearest community centers are in New Orleans and Oklahoma City. In this area we meet at members' homes and at the public library. You can learn all the basics of practice at our website and on the links provided at that site. There is a bookstore at the site too. We are happy to assist you if you have anymore questions.
Jimbo

Van Buren, AR

#16 Jan 27, 2014
Really Happy in Arkansas wrote:
I am a practicing Buddhist here in the Fort Smith area. our contact information can be found at www.sgi-usa.org . We welcome guests and diversity. We chant Nam-Myoho-Renge-Kyo. We focus on human revolution, which means that we change our environment by changing ourselves first. We believe that world peace is possible and we actively work towards creating a better planet for all people and all life. We believe life is eternal and everything manifests from cause and effect. That is why we emphasize making "value creating" choices. That means we don't dictate what individuals should do, because each person can tap their own inner wisdom. Our nearest community centers are in New Orleans and Oklahoma City. In this area we meet at members' homes and at the public library. You can learn all the basics of practice at our website and on the links provided at that site. There is a bookstore at the site too. We are happy to assist you if you have anymore questions.
I sense that your Kung-fu is weak.
Buddhists

Van Buren, AR

#17 Feb 1, 2014
stay away from this cult. JS.
Its a lie from deep in the lie bucket.
Really Happy in Arkansas

Fort Smith, AR

#18 Apr 18, 2014
Buddhists wrote:
stay away from this cult. JS.
Its a lie from deep in the lie bucket.
Who ever posted this is misinformed. Please check out www.sgi-USA.org . We are open and progressive.
Really Happy in Arkansas

Fort Smith, AR

#20 Apr 18, 2014
Jimbo wrote:
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I sense that your Kung-fu is weak.
This comment does not even make sense. It is just rude and mean spirited.
Really Happy in Arkansas

Fort Smith, AR

#22 Dec 2, 2014
Elizabeth Diane wrote:
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Which library branch?
We will be meeting December 10, 2014 at 6 p.m. We meet on the second Wednesday of each month at the Main Library in Fort Smith on Rogers Avenue. The library is across the street from Creekmore Park. This meeting is open to the public and guests are welcome.

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