This course is a guide to the elements and meaning of Buddhist practice. Not only the "how" but also the "why" will be covered. Here the emotional aspects will be emphasized rather than the academic. Through ritual we will see how we engage the body and effect the mind. We will feel oneness rather than merely understand the intellectual concept. The hope is that these simple lectures will help support the development of a home practice which will become integrated within your everyday life.

Your Instructor

Rev. Jon Turner


Lead Minister for Everyday Buddhist. Resident Minister at Orange County Buddhist Church. High School athlete, UCLA mathematician, and computer programmer, who found Buddhism mid-career and changed the course of his life. Earned a Master’s degree from the Institute of Buddhist Studies and was ordained as a full-time Shin Buddhist Minister at the Nishi Hongwangi in Kyoto, Japan.

Course Curriculum