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Yes, I’m sure you’ve all heard/seen this tagline elsewhere…So why do we use it?

Because we truly believe it reflects both the nature of Shin Buddhism and the environment at WRBT. We began as a religious and community gathering place for Japanese immigrants in the early 1900’s*.  Our ancestors became active and respected members of the White River Valley, a community who supported and relied on each other, regardless of culture or religion. Most of our families started out as farmers and the hard working men and women that give a community its flavor.

Shin Buddhism teaches that we all are born with Buddha Nature…the inner ability to become enlightened. No one is excluded. Nor does it require a certain level of education…or socio/economic status…or anything really…Just the genuine desire to accept and practice the Basic Tenets of Buddhism.