Making Effort

and Pureland Buddhism in the Philippines


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PAST – Skype Lecture: The Law of Karma, part 1 (July 16, 2017 | Sunday)

Buddhist teacher Frank will give a live lesson on Buddhism via Skype on the topic: The Law of Karma. This is a repeat lecture of the one from July 13, 2017.

Lecture is free and newcomers are welcome.

Where: SKYPE (Message Skype ID: frank.costelloe)

When: July 16, 2017 | 3:30pm –  4:30pm (Philippine Time)

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PAST – Skype Lecture: The Law of Cause and Effect (July 13, 2017 | Thursday)

Buddhist teacher Frank will give a live lesson on Buddhism via Skype on the topic: The Law of Cause and Effect.

There is no effect that happens without a cause; and wherever there is a cause, an effect will always follow. To put it simply, seeds not planted will never grow; seeds planted will never fail to grow.

Buddhism, in particular, teaches us in detail about the matter that concerns us the most, which is the relationship between the cause and the effect of our fate or destiny.

Learn about the Law from the beginning in this talk.

Lecture is free and newcomers are welcome.

Where: SKYPE (Message Skype ID: frank.costelloe)

When: July 13, 2017 | 8:00pm –  9:00pm (Philippine Time)

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PAST – Skype Lecture: The Purpose of Life, part 2: Understanding the Root of Suffering (July 06, 2017 | Thursday)

Buddhist teacher Frank will give a live lesson on Buddhism via Skype on the topic: The Purpose of Life – Understanding the Root Cause of Suffering.

Lecture is free and newcomers are welcome.

Where: SKYPE (Message Skype ID: frank.costelloe)

When: July 06, 2017 | 8:00pm –  9:00pm (Philippine Time)

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PAST – Lecture/Meetup: 6 Good Deeds – Self-reflection (July 08, 2017, Saturday)

“In all things, Self-reflection is key” goes the Buddhist saying.
Self reflection is a necessary ingredient to self improvement.
For example journal writing, asking trusted friends for advice, and so on are ways.
Sakyamuni Buddha taught that Self-reflection is one of the 6 Good Deeds to improving oneself. Learn in depth about why Self reflection is so important to our daily lives, and why we are encouraged to improve ourselves.

Lecture is free and newcomers are welcome.

Where: The Columns Ayala Avenue Tower 1, Makati City, Philippines

When: July 08, 2017 | 2:00pm –4:00pm

Please send a message to  0916-424-9359 or message Skype ID: frank.costelloe if you would like to join.

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PAST – Lecture/Meetup: Basics of Buddhism (July 01, 2017, Saturday)

This is a FREE lecture on the Basics of Buddhism.
Learn Buddhism from a professional Buddhist teacher from Japan.
Questions will be allowed after the meeting.

Guests are welcome.

The lecture is in a private home, and therefore the address is not published. However, if you are certain you are going, please send a request for the location and it will be sent to you before the event day. Thank you for understanding.

Contact 0916-424-9359

The benefits of learning Buddhism from our group are:
Learn Buddhism deeply and accurately.
Listen to live streaming webinars by a Buddhist master (not available publically)
Receive a text book, Buddhist doctrine book and monthly newsletter
Receive the Object of Reverence, chanting beads, chanting booklet and CD
Access to animated learning videos
Attend Skype talks by Buddhist teachers, one to one or in groups.

Do I need to be Buddhist to join the meetings? No, you do not. People from every religious or non-religious background are welcome.

I want to learn and follow Buddhism, but I don’t want to give up my traditional beliefs that I grew up with. Is that OK? Yes, it is OK.

Do I need to have previous knowledge of Buddhism to join? No. We have newcomers joining all the time. We will introduce you gradually, step by step, to the teachings.

What is the purpose of your meetings? To share the teachings of Buddhism is the only reason these meetings are held. There are no obligations or commitments.

What can I hope to gain from attending meetings? You will learn about the Buddhist teachings first and foremost. Twenty-six hundred years ago Sakyamuni Buddha taught Buddhism to lead people to true and lasting happiness.

Is there a charge for these meetings? No.

I have some specific questions. Can I talk to someone one on one? Yes. 0916-424-9359 Frank

Where: New Manila, Quezon City

When: July 01, 2017 | 2:00pm – 4:00pm

Please send a message to  0916-424-9359 or message Skype ID: frank.costelloe if you would like to join.

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Photo Credit: Lolit Choa

2017-07-01 Meetup and Lecture @ Lolits


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PAST – Lecture/Meetup: Making Effort – Diligence (June 25, 2017, Sunday)

Diligence or Making Effort is the 4th of the Six Good Deeds taught in Buddhism.

Lecture is free and newcomers are welcome.

Where: The Columns Ayala Avenue Tower 1, Makati City, Philippines

When: June 25, 2017 | 3:30pm – 5:00pm

Please send a message to  0916-424-9359 or message Skype ID: frank.costelloe if you would like to join.

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PAST – Skype Lecture: The Purpose of Life in Buddhism (June 22, 2017 | Thursday)

Buddhist teacher Frank will give a live lesson on Buddhism via Skype on the topic: The Purpose of Life

Lecture is free and newcomers are welcome.

Where: SKYPE (Message Skype ID: frank.costelloe)

When: June 22, 2017 | 8:00pm – 8:45pm (Philippine Time)

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