Dragon's Pearl Sangha

You are not what you think!

The truth of what we really are is so evident as to be unrecognized by just about everyone. Suffering occurs because we identify with the story of 'me' and all of its conditioning, memories, beliefs, and ideas, and not with our original nature: the source of 'me'.


Recognizing the truth of what you really are is the beginning of the end of identification, and consequently, suffering.

Have you realized the truth of this directly?

The process of realizing your true nature is not difficult. Nor does it require years of following any particular path. All it takes is a sincere desire to see the truth. Simply put, you are already awake! What you are looking with is what you are looking for

Direct Pointing Sessions


Direct pointing sessions are private one-on-one video teleconferencing sessions (using Zoom); but may be face-to-face sessions for individuals who live in or are traveling to Boise, Idaho, depending on availability. 

Initial Direct Pointing Sessions (also known as Awakening Sessions) are designed to assist you in directly realizing your true nature and to facilitate awakening and are highly recommended for any individual who has a sincere desire to realize their true nature and wants to end their suffering.

Initial Direct Pointing Sessions utilize the Living Method of Awakening, developed by Fred Davis (www.awakeningclaritynow.com), a playful, yet profound, systematic method of awakening that works. 


Follow-up sessions are less systematic than initials sessions and are designed to assist individuals in stabilizing their awakening and working through residual conditioned patterns.


Initial direct point sessions last approximately 1 1/2 hours long and cost $150. ​Follow-up inquiry sessions last approximately 1 hour and cost $125.

To schedule a session, please click the link below. This will direct you to PayPal. Add me to your PayPal contacts to be able to find me more easily in the future. To schedule a meeting, be sure to include a message that you'd like to schedule a session as well as your contact information. If you have questions, please email me using the contact form below. 

Satsang: Meditation and Non-dual Inquiry

Note: Satsang with Vincent J. Fortunato is on vacation until October, 2020. Depending on the status of efforts to contain the corona virus in Boise, Satsang might resume face-to-face at BIBS or be held online via Zoom. More information to follow. 


Sanskrit is a term meaning to "gather together for the truth," or more simply, "being with the truth." It is used to refer to a group of like-minded individuals who engage in spiritual inquiry, meditation, and dialogue.

Satsang with Vincent J. Fortunato includes the following

  • Meditation

  • Dharma Talk

  • Interactive Inquiry

  • Koan study (optional)

The interactive inquiry portion is a time for participants to bring forward heart-felt questions, concerns about practice, and areas where further clarity and guidance are needed.

Recommended Donation is $20 per meeting; however, no one will be turned away for lack of funds. 

Satsang at the Boise Institute for Buddhist Studies (temporarily suspended)

Satsang begins promptly at 7pm, so please arrive early to settle in silently.

Recommended Donation is $20 per meeting; however, no one will be turned away for lack of funds. 

Location: 901 N. 15th St., Boise, ID 83714

Continuing Student Program (CSP)

The Continuing Student Program (CSP) is for long-term, committed students who have already participated in an Awakening (Initial) Direct Pointing Session and who want to develop and maintain a one-on-one relationship with a living teacher while holding to a reasonable budget. We give you a highly discounted rate for sessions and Satsang, and you commit to supporting us on a regular monthly basis.

To join the CSP, please email me at vinjishuryu@gmail.com.

Students in the CPP receive the following:


  • One 60-minute Direct Pointing session with Vincent per month

  • Free Satsang once a month on Friday evenings (Second Friday of the month)

  • Free Satsang once a month on Sunday (Fourth Sunday of the month)

  • Weekly recordings of all Direct Pointing Sessions and Satsang


Cost of the CSP: $100/month. Payment should be received by the 15th of the prior month. 

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