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THIS SUNDAY / May 22
Chinese Dharma Talk
9:30AM - 10:30AM EST.
妙音觀世音
by Ven. Guo Goang
觀音信仰在大乘佛教區,流通甚廣,更深入民間。宿有家家彌陀,戶戶觀音之盛況。這次三堂觀音系列講題,法師將從世間和出世間,分三個面向來認識觀音菩薩和觀音法門,進而探索觀音信仰更深層的意義。 讓我們一起來學習觀音、學做觀音!

5/1 - 聞聲救苦觀世音
5/15 - 大悲神力觀世音
5/22 - 普門示現觀世音
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English Dharma Talk
11:00AM - 12:00PM EST.
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.
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  • JUNE
  • Jun 5 & Jun 12 & Jun 19 & Jun 26
    [Bilingual Dharma Talk]
    9:30AM - 11:00AM EST.
    The Bodhisattva Way: An introduction to the Mahayana development of the Bodhisattva
    by Gilbert Gutierrez
    6/5, 6/12, 6/19, 6/26
    The lecture series will discuss the rise of the Bodhisattva in Buddhism, the nature and purpose of a Bodhisattva. Particular Bodhisattvas will be highlighted and what they stand for. We never really seem to get taught this important aspect of Chan Buddhism. We cover individual Bodhisattvas but run into them by study of a particular Sutra. This lecture series is designed to give us the basics. It is essential for new practitioners and vital to the journey person's practice to fill in the details.
  • JULY
  • Jul 10 & Jul 17 & Jul 24 & Jul 31
    [Bilingual Dharma Talk]
    9:30AM - 11:00AM EST.
    Onto the Path of Practice
    by Ven. Guo Xing
    7/10 Reading Sutras vs. Using Sutras: Equal Emphasis on Understanding and Practicing
    7/17 How to "Wake Up" When You Feel Stuck
    7/24 Reciting Buddha's Name vs. Investigating Chan: Originally the Way is Not-Two
    7/31 Finding the True “You”
  • AUGUST
  • Aug 7 & Aug 14 & Aug 21 & Aug 28
    [Bilingual Dharma Talk]
    9:30AM - 11:00AM EST.
    The Principles and Stages of Chinese Chan Practice
    by Ven. Guo Goang
    Chan and Pure Land are the two most widely followed and practiced schools in contemporary Chinese Buddhism. Compared to the Pure Land school, Chan is more focused on practice and direct actualization of the teachings. Philosophical explanations are not emphasized. Therefore, it is easy to wrongly conclude that Chan practice lacks a theoretical foundation and a systematic approach. These four Dharma talks are based on the teachings of several sutras, as well as the records and commentaries of the Patriarchs. The talks begin with a discussion of the underlying principles of Dependent Origination in order to explain Chan teachings and provide a systematic approach to practice. We hope these talks will serve as a guide to correct practice and understanding of Chinese Chan.

    8/7 All sentient beings have Buddha nature.
    8/14 Seeing Buddhanature and Attaining Buddhahood
    8/21 Regulate Mind and Body
    8/28 Six Stages of Attaining Buddhahood and Ten Oxherding Pictures