CALENDAR  |  SUNDAY DHARMA TALK
THIS SUNDAY / Feb 17
Sutra of the Eight Realizations of the Great Beings
by Ven. Chang Zhai
The Sutra on the Eight Realizations of the Great Beings expounded by Shakyamuni Buddha teaches Buddhist disciples to practice the eight holy paths if one wants to become a great being who benefit oneself as well as others. The eight practices are what realized by great beings and are also the holy paths to awaken all sentient beings.
  • FEBRUARY
  • Feb 24
    Zuo Chan Yi
    by Ven. Guo Sheng
    Zuo Chan Yi, a book on the practice of sitting meditation, teach you how to experience "Non attachment - external images" and "Abandonment - multitude of external events"
  • MARCH
  • Mar 3
    The Sixth Patriarch Dharma Jewel Platform Sutra
    by Ven. Chang Hao
    Practice dhyana in (stillness and) motion, train the mind everywhere and in every circumstance, and apply buddhdharma in daily life. The Platform Sutra is the record of Master Huineng's essential teachings, and it is a treasured work in the Chinese Chan school. As long as we can experience buddhamdharma in our daily lives, practice and apply it, and learn to not to be affected by what is around us, then, we can all see the three bodies of the Buddha for ourselves and the bright light of compassion and wisdom will unfold before our eyes.
    Mar 10
    The 48 Great Vows of Amitabha Buddha
    by Ven. Chang Kuan
    Deliver sentient beings through Forty-eight great vows and make all reach the other shore through nine-grade categories. Learn from buddha's vows and deliver all sentient beings via compassion; relying on the power of Buddha's vows to be reborn in the pure land.
    Mar 17
    Lotus Sutra
    by Harry Miller
    The Lotus Sutra is called the "King of the Sutras" because of its great depth and inclusivity. In proclaiming its truth, the Sutra leads us to question what we are holding on to, and it reveals a path of deepest wisdom for all beings.
    Mar 24
    The Practice of Bodhisattva Ksitigarbha - The Sutra of Ten Cakras of Ksitigarbha
    by Ven. Chang Hwa
    "The Sutra of Ten Cakras of Ksitigarbha", translated by Master Xuan Zhuang, includes the content of ten kinds of the Buddha Wheel that consist of the methods of Samadhi, Vinaya, Repentance, Recitation of Buddha's Name, Liberation and so on. These methods are to, step by step, guide the sentient beings, who have given rise to mind of the spiritual practice, on the path to the full realization of Buddhahood.
    Mar 31
    Biography of Chan Masters - Master Ouyi
    by Ven. Chang Hsiu
    Master Ou Yi was one of the four masters with highest achievements in late Ming Dynasty. He was a versatile all-around master who has most impact for future generations during the late Ming Dynasty Chinese Buddhism teaching theory and ideology history.
  • APRIL
  • Apr 7
    The Practice of Bodhisattva Ksitigarbha - The Sutra of Ten Cakras of Ksitigarbha
    by Ven. Chang Hwa
    "The Sutra of Ten Cakras of Ksitigarbha", translated by Master Xuan Zhuang, includes the content of ten kinds of the Buddha Wheel that consist of the methods of Samadhi, Vinaya, Repentance, Recitation of Buddha's Name, Liberation and so on. These methods are to, step by step, guide the sentient beings, who have given rise to mind of the spiritual practice, on the path to the full realization of Buddhahood.
    Apr 14
    Sutra of the Eight Realizations of the Great Beings
    by Ven. Chang Zhai
    The Sutra on the Eight Realizations of the Great Beings expounded by Shakyamuni Buddha teaches Buddhist disciples to practice the eight holy paths if one wants to become a great being who benefit oneself as well as others. The eight practices are what realized by great beings and are also the holy paths to awaken all sentient beings.
    Apr 21
    Zuo Chan Yi
    by Ven. Guo Sheng
    Zuo Chan Yi, a book on the practice of sitting meditation, teach you how to experience "Non attachment - external images" and "Abandonment - multitude of external events"
    Apr 28
    Lotus Sutra
    by Harry Miller
    The Lotus Sutra is called the "King of the Sutras" because of its great depth and inclusivity. In proclaiming its truth, the Sutra leads us to question what we are holding on to, and it reveals a path of deepest wisdom for all beings.
  • MAY
  • May 5
    Biography of Chan Masters - Master Hanshan
    by Ven. Chang Hsiu
    Master Han Shan was proficient in Buddhism, Taoism, and Confucianism. He advocated the harmonious combination of these three ideologies, and practicing both Chan Buddhism and Pure Land Buddhism simultaneously. He was one of the four masters with highest achievements in late Ming Dynasty.
    May 12
    The Sixth Patriarch Dharma Jewel Platform Sutra
    by Ven. Chang Hao
    Practice dhyana in (stillness and) motion, train the mind everywhere and in every circumstance, and apply buddhdharma in daily life. The Platform Sutra is the record of Master Huineng's essential teachings, and it is a treasured work in the Chinese Chan school. As long as we can experience buddhamdharma in our daily lives, practice and apply it, and learn to not to be affected by what is around us, then, we can all see the three bodies of the Buddha for ourselves and the bright light of compassion and wisdom will unfold before our eyes.
    May 19
    Buddha's Birthday Celebration Special Dharma Talk: TBA
    by Ven. Guo Yuan
    May 26   CANCELLED!
    Cancelled due to the 3-Day City Retreat.
  • JUNE
  • Mar 24
    The Practice of Bodhisattva Ksitigarbha - The Sutra of Ten Cakras of Ksitigarbha
    by Ven. Chang Hwa
    "The Sutra of Ten Cakras of Ksitigarbha", translated by Master Xuan Zhuang, includes the content of ten kinds of the Buddha Wheel that consist of the methods of Samadhi, Vinaya, Repentance, Recitation of Buddha's Name, Liberation and so on. These methods are to, step by step, guide the sentient beings, who have given rise to mind of the spiritual practice, on the path to the full realization of Buddhahood.
    Jun 9
    Sutra of the Eight Realizations of the Great Beings
    by Ven. Chang Zhai
    The Sutra on the Eight Realizations of the Great Beings expounded by Shakyamuni Buddha teaches Buddhist disciples to practice the eight holy paths if one wants to become a great being who benefit oneself as well as others. The eight practices are what realized by great beings and are also the holy paths to awaken all sentient beings.
    Jun 23
    The 48 Great Vows of Amitabha Buddha
    by Ven. Chang Kuan
    Deliver sentient beings through Forty-eight great vows and make all reach the other shore through nine-grade categories. Learn from buddha's vows and deliver all sentient beings via compassion; relying on the power of Buddha's vows to be reborn in the pure land.
    Jun 30
    Zuo Chan Yi
    by Ven. Guo Sheng
    Zuo Chan Yi, a book on the practice of sitting meditation, teach you how to experience "Non attachment - external images" and "Abandonment - multitude of external events"