Benefit Beings! A video for the Buddha’s Birthday.

Via Reverend Danny Fisher
on May 25, 2010
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A Dharma Teaching.

As I previously reported at my blog, I recently had the honor of being a guest speaker at the Southern California University Buddhist Association’s 2010 Vesak Day Celebration at the University of California-Irvine campus on May 8th.

The event is held each year to “commemorate, celebrate, and rejoice in the Buddhas birth, enlightenment, and nirvana.”

The title of my talk was “Benefit Beings!” I’m delighted to report that it was videotaped—by none other than our first graduate of the chaplaincy program at University of the West (where I serve on the faculty as coordinator of that program) and a past interviewee, Rev. Somya Malasri.

Take a look below:


About Reverend Danny Fisher

Rev. Danny Fisher, M.Div., D.B.S. (Cand.), is a professor and Coordinator of the Buddhist Chaplaincy Program at University of the West in Rosemead, CA. He was ordained as a lay Buddhist minister by the Buddhist Sangha Council of Southern California in 2008. In addition, he is certified as a mindfulness meditation instructor by Naropa University in association with Shambhala International. A member of the National Association of College and University Chaplains, he serves on the advisory council for the Upaya Buddhist Chaplaincy Training Program. In addition to his work for elephant journal, he is a blogger for Shambhala Sun. He has also written for Tricycle: The Buddhist Review, Religion Dispatches, The Journal of Buddhist Ethics, The Journal of Religion & Film, Eastern Horizon, New York Spirit, Alternet's Wiretap Magazine, and other publications. His award-winning website is


2 Responses to “Benefit Beings! A video for the Buddha’s Birthday.”

  1. Danny Fisher says:

    Thanks, Tyler! You're the best!