- is a volunteer Buddhist chaplain for -- The
UCLA Medical Center Spiritual Care Committee,
the University Religious Conference at UCLA, and
Grove Police Department. Rev. Kusala is active
in the interreligious communities of both Los Angeles
and Orange County. He lives/works at the IBMC
teaching Buddhism and meditation.
Dharma - is a web site focused on "Buddhism
in America" with sutras, commentary, articles,
essays, photos, and more.
Dharma 2 - A Buddhist / Christian - Benedictine
Experience. Sr. Mary Margaret Funk, OSB, executive
director of MID, Kusala Bhikshu, and Mr. Karl Peterson,
a specialist in early Christian music, guide 40 participants
through a week-long retreat on the Rule of St. Benedict.
Los Angeles Buddhist Catholic Dialogue - was
founded in 1989 as an official,
on-going, core group dialogue. The dialogue is sponsored
by the Buddhist Sangha Council of Southern California
and Catholic Office of Ecumenical and Interreligious
International Buddhist Meditation Center -
was founded 1970 in Los Angeles, California by Ven.
Dr. Thich Thien-An, a scholar and Zen Master from
Hope-Net in Los
Angeles - Hope-Net is a non-profit, interfaith
organization whose mission is to end hunger and homelessness
in the Wilshire Center area of Los Angeles by providing
food and shelter to individuals and families and by
promoting self-help. A volunteer-based organization,
founded in 1988, and sponsored by 16 religious congregations,
Hope-Net works to accomplish its mission through eight
food pantries, the Hope Chest Thrift Store, and Hope
West Apartments for low-income families.
River - Buddhist Pilgrimage - March 2005 - Read
the journal entries of Jotipalo Bhikkhu, an American
Buddhist monk and Austin Stewart. Jotipalo and Austin
are making an 1800 mile walking pilgrimage from New
Orleans, Louisiana to Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada.
in the West - October, 2004 -
Buddhist and Catholic monastic men gathered
to promote a sharing of inner life and training.
in the West - May,
2003 - Buddhist
and Catholic monastic women gathered to
promote a sharing of inner life and training.
in the West - May, 2005 - Buddhist
and Catholic monastic women gathered to promote a sharing
of inner life and training.
Interreligious Dialogue -
Monastic Interreligious Dialogue (MID) is a group
of Benedictine and Trappist monks and nuns committed
to fostering interreligious and intermonastic dialogue
at the level of spiritual practice and experience
between North American Catholic monastic women and
men and contemplative practitioners of diverse religious
Dr. Havanpola Ratanasara - an eminent Buddhist
Monk and educator, was Kusala's primary Dharma teacher
for 16 years. He was born February 28, 1920 in Havanpola,
Sri Lanka and was the eldest Buddhist monk in Los Angeles
until his death on May 26, 2000.
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