Q: Do I have to be Buddhist to participate at the Vihāra?
A: No, everyone is welcome to practice with us. The Teachings and sharing the practice of
meditation are our gift to the community. The Buddha's Teachings are universal and do not
conflict with other traditions. He teaches three things: the benefits of being generous as many
spiritual leaders have taught; he instructs us to practice morality which is found throughout
all traditions; also included in his teachings are instructions to develop mastery of our minds.
You are welcome to use these teachings to grow in your own spiritual tradition. We are not
here to convert people but only share these teachings for the benefit of all.
Q: Can I visit and use the meditation space when there isn't a scheduled program?
A: Yes, you are most welcome to visit the temple whenever you like. We are open 7am - 9pm.
Please, call in advance to be sure someone will be at the Vihāra to receive you.
(405) 810-OKBV (6528)
Q: Do I need to bring a cushion?
A: The Vihāra has cushions and chairs available but you are welcome to bring your own.
Q: Do I have to sit on the floor?
A: Of course not. We understand everyone has different bodies and they require different
postures to find stability and comfort. You are welcome to use a chair or another device.
Q: I have never meditated before. Are the classes for beginners?
A: Yes, our Level 1 classes provide an opportunity to learn the basics of a meditation practice.
If you are unable to participate in a beginners' class you can come a few minutes early to get
some instruction before the class.
Q: What should I wear?
A: Please, wear comfortable but modest clothes that will allow you to sit comfortably on the floor
in a cross-legged posture.