Buddhist Meditation Community

Advisor: Rev. Jim Burklo
Student contact: Claire Gesshin Greenwood

The Buddhist Meditation Community seeks to understand how we, as human beings, can be deeply happy.  Buddhism is not a set of beliefs to which one subscribes, but a collection of practices that reveal skillful ways of living.  Through meditation and discussion, we seek to develop an increasingly mindful and compassionate relationship with our lives. All students welcome!

SGI at USC (Soka Gakkai Buddhist Association)

Advisor: Jim Burklo
Student contact: Robert Chlala

Sokka Gakkai International is a Buddhist organization promoting peace, culture, and education based on the principles of Nichiren Daishonin Buddhism. SGI at USC seeks to encourage students to bring forth their infinite potential, compassion, and wisdom, tapping into the innate Buddhahood in their lives.

Stage of the Path Society: Tibetan Buddhist

Advisor: Lin Xiao
Student contact: Kejin Long

The purpose of Stages of the Path Society (SPS): Tibetan Buddhist is to learn and practice Buddhism through “The Great Treatise on the Stages of the Path to Enlightenment” which is one of the brightest jewels in the world’s treasury of sacred literature written by Tsong-Kha-Pa. He completed the masterpiece in 1402 and it soon became one of the most renowned works of spiritual practice and philosophy in the world of Tibetan Buddhism. We speak in both Mandarin Chinese and English.

USC Tibetan Buddhist Association

Advisor: Rev. Jim Burklo  Ziao (Leo) Zhao
Student contact: T.B.D.

TBA is an organization of students coming together to learn and practice Tibetan Buddhism. It welcomes all Buddhists as well as people of all faiths and traditions to participate. It offers Dharma talks, times of meditation practice guided by Tibetan monks, and showings of Dharma films. Its events are conducted in both English and Chinese.