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THIS SUNDAY / Jan 30
Bilingual Dharma Talk
11:00AM - 12:00PM EST.
Chinese New Year Special Dharma Talk - Tiger
by Ven. Guo Yuan
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  • FEBRUARY
  • Feb 6 & Feb 13 & Feb 20 & Feb 27
    [Chinese Dharma Talk]
    9:30AM - 10:30AM EST.
    願生淨土
    by Ven. Guo Goang
    身處紛攘世間,願生清淨國土! 在此2022新年首月的淨土系列講座,法師將為大家介紹淨土的面面觀,從常寂光淨土、兜率淨土、西方淨土,到現世的人間淨土。以何因緣得住常寂光淨土?以何因緣得生兜率淨土、西方淨土?又以何建設人間淨土?讓我們一起來探索淨土,肯定生命的究竟歸依處!

    2/6 常寂光淨土
    2/13 兜率淨土
    2/20 西方淨土
    2/27 人間淨土
    Feb 6 & Feb 20
    [English Dharma Talk]
    11:00AM - 12:00PM EST.
    The Sutra of Complete Enlightenment
    by Ven. Chang Hwa
    The Sutra of Complete Enlightenment is an important text in Chan Buddhism. Buddha uses many analogies to convey his profound teachings in correspondence to twelve levels of questions raised by twelve great Boddhisattvas in this sutra. These series talks will introduce Buddhist important principles and methods as well as its application in daily life.
    2/6 - Introduction & prologue
    2/20 - Mañjuśrī Bodhisattva: What is the Tathagata's pure, genuinely arose causal ground?
    Feb 13
    [English Dharma Talk]
    11:00AM - 12:00PM EST.
    Chan - Clarity and Relaxation
    by Ven. Guo Yuan
    Feb 27
    [English Dharma Talk]
    11:00AM - 12:00PM EST.
    Self-Confidence, No-self Confidence
    by Žarko Andričević
    Is a lack of self-confidence something welcome in Chan, a system of thought and practice that denies the reality of a rigid “I”? Should it be distrusted or should it be built?
  • MARCH
  • Mar 6 & Mar 13 & Mar 20 & Mar 27
    [Chinese Dharma Talk]
    9:30AM - 10:30AM EST.
    護國息災《仁王護國般若波羅蜜經》概說
    by Ven. Chang Xun
    此為般若經系聖典之一與《法華經》、《金光明經》併稱「護國三經」。乃佛陀為印度波斯匿王等十六大國國王開示如何守護佛果、修持十地善行並以般若智慧為護國的解脫法門。闡明護國之道首在護心,護心之本,在體悟般若智慧。自中國南朝起至韓國、日本等,多有君王設立仁王護國法會,供齋行香作儀專誦此經並設會開講,以祈消災除難、國泰民安、或祈雨、或祈攘敵等,宿有靈應。

    下載經本:
    版本一:《佛說仁王般若波羅蜜經》 後秦 鳩摩羅什法師 譯
    版本二:《仁王護國般若波羅蜜經》 唐 不空法師 譯

    Mar 6 & Mar 13 & Mar 20 & Mar 27
    [English Dharma Talk]
    11:00AM - 12:00PM EST.
    The Sutra of Complete Enlightenment
    by Ven. Chang Hwa
    The Sutra of Complete Enlightenment is an important text in Chan Buddhism. Buddha uses many analogies to convey his profound teachings in correspondence to twelve levels of questions raised by twelve great Boddhisattvas in this sutra. These series talks will introduce Buddhist important principles and methods as well as its application in daily life.
    3/6 - Samantabhadra Bodhisattva: How to use illusory body-and-mind to penetrate illusory conceptualization?
            Universal Vision Bodhisattva: What are the stages for gradual cultivation?
    3/13 - Vajragarbha Bodhisattva: Where does ignorance originally come from?
              Maitreya Bodhisattva: How to sever the root of cyclic existence?
    3/20 - Pure Wisdom Bodhisattva: How many levels of attainment?
    3/27 - Bodhisattva at Ease in Majestic: What methods to use for different types of practitioners?
              Voice of Discernment Bodhisattva: How many expedient methods are there?
  • APRIL
  • Apr 3 & Apr 10 & Apr 17 & Apr 24
    [Chinese Dharma Talk]
    9:30AM - 10:30AM EST.
    話題妙悟
    by Ven. Chang Yuan
    Apr 3 & Apr 17
    [English Dharma Talk]
    11:00AM - 12:00PM EST.
    The Sutra of Complete Enlightenment
    by Ven. Chang Hwa
    The Sutra of Complete Enlightenment is an important text in Chan Buddhism. Buddha uses many analogies to convey his profound teachings in correspondence to twelve levels of questions raised by twelve great Boddhisattvas in this sutra. These series talks will introduce Buddhist important principles and methods as well as its application in daily life.
    4/3 - Bodhisattva Cleansed of All Karmic Obstructions: What makes sentient beings deluded?
            Universal Enlightenment Bodhisattva: What kinds of Chan-sickness would practitioners get?
    4/17 - Complete Enlightenment Bodhisattva: How to conduct meditation retreats to achieve complete enlightenment?
    Foremost in Virtue and Goodness Bodhisattva: Who will benefit from this sutra and what merits can be obtained?
    Apr 10 & Apr 24
    [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.
  • MAY
  • May 1 & May 15 & May 22
    [Chinese Dharma Talk]
    9:30AM - 10:30AM EST.
    妙音觀世音
    by Ven. Guo Goang
    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
    May 1
    [English Dharma Talk]
    11:00AM - 12:00PM EST.
    Being, Knowing, and Doing – From studying the self to forgetting the self.
    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?”
    May 8
    [Bilingual Dharma Talk]
    11:00AM - 12:00PM EST.
    Buddha's Birthday Special Talk
    by Ven. Guo Yuan
    May 15 & May 22
    [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.
  • 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.