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THIS SUNDAY / Mar 7
Chinese Dharma Talk
9:30AM - 10:30AM
"Entering the Dharma Realm Chapter" in the "Avatamsaka Sutra"
by Ven. Chang Hao
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English Dharma Talk
11:00AM - 12:00PM
The Introduction of “The Essentials for Practicing Calming-and-Insight and Dhyana Meditation” by Master Zhiyi
by Ven. Chang Hwa
This classic meditation manual, by Tiantai Master Zhiyi, provides the basic instructions on how to fulfill the twenty-five prerequisite steps before meditation, the essential guidelines for the methods of Calming-and-Insight (Samatha-Vipassana) while sitting and in daily life, and the guidance on how to overcome obstacles, etc. This is a must-read handbook for Mahayana meditation practitioners.
Streaming on CMC Facebook LIVE   |   Join our ZOOM meeting room
You may also join by phone:
+1 646 558 8656 US (New York)
+1 669 900 9128 US (San Jose)
Meeting ID: 718 718 9056
(To get the password to join by phone, please contact CMC at 718-592-6593.)
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  • MARCH
  • Mar 14 & Mar 21 & Mar 28
    [Chinese Dharma Talk]
    9:30AM - 10:30AM
    "Entering the Dharma Realm Chapter" in the "Avatamsaka Sutra"
    by Ven. Chang Hao
    Mar 14 & Mar 21
    [English Dharma Talk]
    11:00AM - 12:00PM
    The Introduction of “The Essentials for Practicing Calming-and-Insight and Dhyana Meditation” by Master Zhiyi
    by Ven. Chang Hwa
    This classic meditation manual, by Tiantai Master Zhiyi, provides the basic instructions on how to fulfill the twenty-five prerequisite steps before meditation, the essential guidelines for the methods of Calming-and-Insight (Samatha-Vipassana) while sitting and in daily life, and the guidance on how to overcome obstacles, etc. This is a must-read handbook for Mahayana meditation practitioners.
    Mar 28
    [English Dharma Talk]
    11:00AM - 12:00PM
    Cultivating Wisdom as a Chan Practitioner
    by Dr. Rebecca Li
  • APRIL
  • Apr 4 & Apr 11 & Apr 18 & Apr 25
    [Chinese Dharma Talk]
    9:30AM - 10:30AM
    《法華經》〈安樂行品〉
    by Ven. Chang Yuen
    《法華經》宗旨在闡述一佛乘的思想,是佛出世的一大因緣。目的則是為統攝大、小乘等一切根機的眾生,邁向成佛之路,故有「成佛法華」之美稱。成佛必需發菩提心、行菩薩道。現今我們常身處在誘惑及紛擾頻仍的環境中,如何能維持每個當下心中的安定喜樂,以面對充滿各種挑戰的因緣際遇並修習菩薩道呢?佛陀在<安樂行品>中提出具體的方法:若能實踐身、口、意及誓願的四安樂行,便得安樂。事實上,這四種方法就是通往佛國的淨業行。
    Apr 4 & Apr 11 & Apr 25
    [English Dharma Talk]
    11:00AM - 12:00PM
    The Introduction of “The Essentials for Practicing Calming-and-Insight and Dhyana Meditation” by Master Zhiyi
    by Ven. Chang Hwa
    This classic meditation manual, by Tiantai Master Zhiyi, provides the basic instructions on how to fulfill the twenty-five prerequisite steps before meditation, the essential guidelines for the methods of Calming-and-Insight (Samatha-Vipassana) while sitting and in daily life, and the guidance on how to overcome obstacles, etc. This is a must-read handbook for Mahayana meditation practitioners.
    Apr 18
    [English Dharma Talk]
    11:00AM - 12:00PM
    Cultivating Unconditional Love as a Chan Practitioner
    by Dr. Rebecca Li
  • MAY
  • May 2 & May 9 & May 16 & May 23 & May 30
    [Chinese Dharma Talk]
    9:30AM - 10:30AM
    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。
    May 2 & May 9 & May 16 & May 23 & May 30
    [English Dharma Talk]
    11:00AM - 12:00PM
    One Heart One Mind: Charting the Course of the Ancient Chan Masters
    by Gilbert Gutierrez
    This course will examine the path of Buddhadharma as presented by the Chan Masters concentrating on Ekayana (One Mind) and Compassion (Karuna). This is an opportunity for practitioners to become more acquainted with our ancient masters and understand the baseline tenets of our school.
  • JUNE
  • Jun 6 & Jun 13 & Jun 20 & Jun 27
    [Chinese Dharma Talk]
    9:30AM - 10:30AM
    楞嚴二十五圓通
    by Ven. Guo Xing
    Jun 6 & Jun 13 & Jun 20 & Jun 27
    [English Dharma Talk]
    11:00AM - 12:00PM
    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.