CALENDAR  |  SUNDAY DHARMA TALK
THIS SUNDAY / Dec 15
Cultivating Dhyāna Meditation as a Chan Practitioner
by Dr. Rebecca Li
Dhyāna meditation is one of the six perfections cultivated by practitioners of the Bodhisattva Path. In this talk, we will discuss how Chan practitioners should go about our meditative practice to be in accordance with wisdom and compassion.
  • DECEMBER
  • Dec 22
    Chan Master Chanlu Zongze's
    "Zuo Chan Yi" - The Chan School's Correct Method for the Practice of Seated Meditation
    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"
    Dec 29
    "The Pure Conduct Chapter" in the "Avatamsaka Sutra"
    by Ven. Chang Kuan
    Cultivation of the vows and conduct of compassion and wisdom in daily life.
    The chapter of "Purifying Practice" is a speedy way guided by Manjushri Bodhisattva to lead the sentient beings to become bodhisattvas by learning making vows of benefiting sentient beings in every thought in daily life, using purified mind to prevent unwholesome and wrong deeds and accomplishing the merits of benefiting the self and others.
    2020 SUNDAY DHARMA TALK
  • JANUARY
  • Jan 5
    TBA
    by Harry Miller
    Jan 12 & Jan 19
    "Entering the Dharma Realm Chapter" in the "Avatamsaka Sutra"
    by Ven. Chang Hao
    Jan 26
    Chinese New Year Special Dharma Talk
    by Ven. Guo Yuan
  • FEBRUARY
  • Feb 2   CANCELLED!
    Feb 9
    TBA
    by Harry Miller
    Feb 16 & Feb 23
    Chan Master Chanlu Zongze's
    "Zuo Chan Yi" - The Chan School's Correct Method for the Practice of Seated Meditation
    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 1
    TBA
    by Dr. Peter Lin
    Mar 8 & Mar 15 & Mar 22
    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 29
    TBA
    by Harry Miller
  • APRIL
  • Apr 5
    TBA
    by Harry Miller
    Apr 12
    TBA
    by Ven. Chang Xun
    Apr 19
    TBA
    by Ven. Chang Xun
    Apr 26
    "The Pure Conduct Chapter" in the "Avatamsaka Sutra"
    by Ven. Chang Kuan
    Cultivation of the vows and conduct of compassion and wisdom in daily life.
    The chapter of "Purifying Practice" is a speedy way guided by Manjushri Bodhisattva to lead the sentient beings to become bodhisattvas by learning making vows of benefiting sentient beings in every thought in daily life, using purified mind to prevent unwholesome and wrong deeds and accomplishing the merits of benefiting the self and others.
  • MAY
  • May 3
    TBA
    by Harry Miller
    May 10 & May 31
    "The Pure Conduct Chapter" in the "Avatamsaka Sutra"
    by Ven. Chang Kuan
    Cultivation of the vows and conduct of compassion and wisdom in daily life.
    The chapter of "Purifying Practice" is a speedy way guided by Manjushri Bodhisattva to lead the sentient beings to become bodhisattvas by learning making vows of benefiting sentient beings in every thought in daily life, using purified mind to prevent unwholesome and wrong deeds and accomplishing the merits of benefiting the self and others.
    May 17
    Buddha's Birthday Special Dharma Talk
    by Ven. Guo Yuan
    May 24   CANCELLED!
  • JUNE
  • Jun 7
    TBA
    by Ven. Chang Hwa
    Jun 14 & Jun 28
    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 21
    TBA
    by Abbot President Ven. Guo Huei