ONLINE EVENTS CALENDAR  |  SUNDAY DHARMA TALK
THIS SUNDAY / Jun 7
Story of the Master: Dahui Zonggao
by Ven. Chang Hu
  • JUNE
  • Jun 7   CANCELLED
    Four Noble Truth (English Talk)
    by Ven. Chang Hwa
    Jun 7
    Twelve Links of Dependent Origination (English Talk)
    by Ven. Guo Yuan
    The twelve links of dependent origination provide an insight into the chain of existence, which are the basic causal forces in samsara, the cycle of birth and death. They are called 'links' because they sequentially form the causal chain of sentient existence. How to break this chain and be liberated from the cycle of birth and death? We can penetrate into the truth of the Law of Dependent Origination, and free our minds from it.
    Jun 14 & Jun 28   CANCELLED
    Sutra of the Eight Realizations of the Great Beings
    by Ven. Chang Zhai
    Jun 14
    Story of the Master: Dongshan Liangjie
    by Ven. Chang Hu
    Jun 14
    Five Skandhas (English Talk)
    by Ven. Guo Yuan
    Who are we? Why do we suffer? Understanding the five skandhas can help us to see through this illusion of self and learn that every aspect of our lives is a collection of constantly changing experiences. The Heart Sutra states it very clearly: "The bodhisattva, Avalokitesvara, while coursing in the deep prajnaparamita, saw that all five skandhas are empty and thereby transcended all suffering." We can use the teaching of the five skandhas to clarify the different dimensions of suffering, to realize the empty nature of the skandhas, and thereby to transcend our own suffering.
    Jun 21
    Story of the Master: Zhaozhou Congshen
    by Ven. Chang Hu
    Jun 21   CANCELLED
    TBA
    by Abbot President Ven. Guo Huei
    Jun 21 & Jun 28
    Living with Uncertainty under COVID-19 (English Talk)
    by Dr. Peter Lin
    The COVID-19 pandemic has created a very distressful situation in our country. It reminds us how fragile human beings are, which is an existential reality that may be difficult for many of us to accept. The purpose of this series of seminars is to explore how Chan can help us transcending our normal distress from this abnormal situation. The format of the seminar will consist of group discussion and reflection.
    Jun 28
    Ten Ox Herding Pictures
    by Ven. Chang Hu
  • JULY
  • Jul 5 & Jul 12 & Jul 19 & Jul 26
    Exploring Different Levels of Buddhist Practices in Zongmi’s “Inquiry Into the Origin of Humanity” in Huayen School
    by Ven. Chang Hwa
    聖嚴師父在華嚴心詮自序中提到:「華嚴《原人論》是一部大格局、大架構的佛學導論,論主(宗密大師)撰寫它的目的,是對儒、道二家、佛教的人天善法、小乘法、大乘的法相宗、中觀學派,一一評論,逐層引導,最後攝歸於直顯一乘的佛 如來藏;乃是會通世間出世間的各派宗教、各派哲學、各派佛教的差異點,而成其一家之說。」講者這次僅就原人論的理論架構,來分享不同階段的修行重點與瓶頸。
    Jul 5 & Jul 12 & Jul 19 & Jul 26
    Lotus Sutra (English Talk)
    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 & Aug 9 & Aug 16 & Aug 23 & Aug 30
    Introduction of "Awakening of Faith in the Mahayana"
    by Ven. Chang Kuan
    《大乘起信論》,是以如來藏為中心理論,為發起大乘信根而作的一部大乘佛法概要的論書。 文義明整,解行兼重,為大乘佛教思想之偉大著作,歷來受漢傳諸宗所重視。
    Aug 2 & Aug 9 & Aug 16 & Aug 23 & Aug 30
    Chan 101 (English Talk)
    by Gilbert Gutierrez
    A New Start: For beginners from all levels: This series of talks is an introduction to the Right View basics of Chan Meditation from the orientation of Mind practice.
  • SEPTEMBER
  • Sep 6 & Sep 13
    Being, Knowing, and Doing – From studying the self to forgetting the self. (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?”
  • 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 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.