Other Local Dharma Centers & Groups
BUDDHIST SANGHAS IN IOWA
Iowa City Zen Center
The Iowa City Zen Center is an independent Zen community affiliated with the Japanese Soto Zen school.
Pure Land of Iowa
We are here to help all people find inner peace and improve the quality of their lives.
Ryumonji Zen Monastery
Ryumonji is a Soto Zen Buddhist temple located in the beautiful rolling hills of northeast Iowa.
Saraswati Bhawan was founded by Acharya Dawa Chhodak Rinpoche and is dedicated to the practice and preservation of the ancient Buddhist Tantric tradition as held by the Nyingma sect of Tibet.
DRIKUNG KAGYU SPIRITUAL CENTERS IN THE UNITED STATES
DK Dharma Circle of Madison Madison, Wisconsin
Drikung Seattle Seattle, Washington
Drikung Rinchen Choling Los Angelos, California
Drikung Dharma Surya Virginia
Drong Ngur Jangchubling Tampa, Forida
Gar Drolma Dayton, Ohio
White Lotus Buddhist Center Rochester, New York
In general, the main point to be established by all the tenets is the ultimate nature of phenomena. As the Prajnaparamita Sutra states:
The dharmata is not an object of knowledge; It cannot be understood by the conceptual mind.
In addition, Ngok Lotsawa, who is considered the crown jewel of Tibetan intellectuals, agrees with this understanding when he says:
The ultimate truth is not only beyond the dimension of language and expression, it is beyond intellectual understanding.
So, the ultimate nature cannot be established by the samsaric mind, no matter how deep that mind may be.