Kusala Bhikshu -- Web Master -- Urban Dharma

Kusala created Urban Dharma in 2001 for anyone and everyone interested in Buddhism. His goal was to offer original articles and essays on Buddhism and archive related articles by a variety of authors.

About Urban Dharma

"I created 'Urban Dharma' a few years ago to help folks in the West feel comfortable with Buddhism... I had a vision of what Buddhism could be in the West and I started putting articles I found interesting on the Internet and called it 'Kusala.org'... As time went on, the domain name Kusala.org seemed a bit to personal and private for the kind of web site it was becoming... That's when I came up with the name 'Urban Dharma'... Some really good articles are found on small personal web sites and when they go dark, the articles are lost forever... Urban Dharma over the years has become sort of a Western Buddhist archive... I added a smattering of inter-religious articles to help Buddhists feel comfortable with unity and diversity… Which mirrors my own life and practice as a Buddhist monk in the West... I work on Urban Dharma everyday-- adding, changing, formatting, fine tuning... It's become part of my Buddhist practice." - Peace... Kusala Bhikshu

Kusala Bhikshu
International Buddhist Meditation Center
928 S. New Hampshire Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90006


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Meditation - Wed, Fri. and Sunday Nights - 7:30 / 8:30 PM

UrbanDharma.org - hosts a Buddhist discussion group led by Kusala Bhikshu at the International Buddhist Meditation Center on Wednesday evenings and meditation on Fridays. The focus Wednesdays is on understanding Buddhism in the context of our everyday lives through study of the sutras, sharing personal stories, and discussion. IBMC is housed in a classic craftman home located in the Korea Town section of Los Angeles (1 block North of Olympic, 1 block West of Vermont). The address is 928 S. New Hampshire Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90006 - Map