CALENDAR  |  SUNDAY DHARMA TALK
THIS SUNDAY / Jan 19
"Entering the Dharma Realm Chapter" in the "Avatamsaka Sutra"
by Ven. Chang Hao
  • JANUARY
  • Jan 26
    Chinese New Year Special Dharma Talk
    by Ven. Guo Yuan
  • FEBRUARY
  • Feb 2   CANCELLED!
    Feb 9
    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.
    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
    Being, Knowing, and Doing – From studying the self to forgetting the self -- I (English Talk)
    by Dr. Peter Lin
    As Master Dogen said, “To Study the way, is to study the self, to study the self is to forget the self.” You have to be somebody before you can be nobody. This lecture series will be a survey of the major theories of personality and the important applications associated with each theoretical approach. Specifically, it will address (from a psychological perspective) the question, “who am I?”
    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
    "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.
  • APRIL
  • Apr 5
    TBA (English Talk)
    by Ven. Chang Hwa
    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 (English Talk)
    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 (English Talk)
    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
  • JULY
  • Jul 5
    TBA (English Talk)
    Jul 12
    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.
  • AUGUST
  • Aug 30
    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.
  • SEPTEMBER
  • Sep 6
    Being, Knowing, and Doing – From studying the self to forgetting the self -- II (English Talk)
    by Dr. Peter Lin
  • OCTOBER
  • Oct 25
    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.
  • NOVEMBER
  • Nov 8
    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.