The BFF integrates Zen practices with Shin Buddhism. We consider understanding, faith, and compassion as
the basic themes of our religious community. Our practices cover the Three Learnings which are the basis of the Noble
Eightfold Path. They include mediative awareness, ethical living and spiritual insight (wisdom). As a consequence, we
practice the voicing the Buddha-name (nembutsu), deep hearing (monpo), the Tenfold ethical precepts, zazen (sitting
meditation), Dana (generosity), and daily mindfulness as the basic tools to realize the life-changing
effects of Great Compassion, symbolized as Amida Buddha. We recognize our human imperfections and self-centeredness, and ultimately
rely only on Other Power as our vehicle to spiritual liberation.