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THIS SUNDAY / Aug 14
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
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  • AUGUST
  • 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
  • SEPTEMBER
  • Sep 11 & Sep 18 & Sep 25
    [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

    Sep 11
    [English Dharma Talk]
    11:00AM - 12:00PM EST.
    TBA
    by Ven. Chang Hwa
    Sep 18
    [English Dharma Talk]
    11:00AM - 12:00PM EST.
    TBA
    by Ven. Chang Hwa
    Sep 25
    [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.
  • OCTOBER
  • Oct 2
    [Chinese Dharma Talk]
    9:30AM - 10:30AM EST.
    TBA
    by Ven. Guo Goang
    Oct 2
    [English Dharma Talk]
    11:00AM - 12:00PM EST.
    TBA
    by Ven. Chang Hwa
    Oct 16
    [Chinese Dharma Talk]
    9:30AM - 10:30AM EST.
    TBA
    by Ven. Guo Goang
    Oct 16
    [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.
    Oct 23
    [Chinese Dharma Talk]
    9:30AM - 10:30AM EST.
    TBA
    by Ven. Guo Goang
    Oct 23
    [English Dharma Talk]
    11:00AM - 12:00PM EST.
    TBA
    by Ven. Chang Hwa
    Oct 30
    [Chinese Dharma Talk]
    9:30AM - 10:30AM EST.
    TBA
    by Ven. Guo Goang
    Oct 30
    [English Dharma Talk]
    11:00AM - 12:00PM EST.
    TBA
    by Ven. Chang Hwa
  • NOVEMBER
  • Nov 6
    [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.
    Nov 13
    [English Dharma Talk]
    11:00AM - 12:00PM EST.
    TBA
    by Ven. Chang Hwa
  • DECEMBER
  • Dec 11
    [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.
    Dec 18
    [English Dharma Talk]
    11:00AM - 12:00PM EST.
    TBA
    by Ven. Chang Hwa