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THIS SUNDAY / Jul 10
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”
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  • 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