CALENDAR  |  SUNDAY DHARMA TALK
THIS SUNDAY / 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
    Buddhist Concepts on Karma and Reincarnation (English Talk)
    by Ven. Chang Hwa
    Apr 12 & Apr 19
    Five Methods of stilling the mind - methods for settling the mind and ridding it of vexation and scatterness
    by Ven. Chang Xun
    The Five Methods for Stilling the Mind (wu tingxin) represent five different techniques that are designed to purify the mind of emotional turbulence and foster meditative calm (Śamatha), eventually leading to the experience of samādhi, or meditative concentration.
    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
    12 Links of Dependent Origination (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
    Four Noble Truth (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
    The Eightfold Noble Path (English Talk)
    by Ven. Chang Zhai
    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 2
    Impermanence (English Talk)
    by Harry Miller
    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 4
    Five Skandhas (English Talk)
    by Ven. Chang Hwa
    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 1
    Six Entrances, Twelve Places, and Eighteen Realms (English Talk)
    by Ven. Chang Hwa
    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.