8/29 – 9/3/2014 Abhidhamma Study Retreat @ CYM

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“The Philosophical Psychology of Buddhism”

A Study Retreat in the Abhidhamma, with Ven. Bhikkhu Bodhi

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8/1/2014 – 8/3/2014 Mindfulness of Breaths @ CYM

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Ven. Dhammadipa Fa Yao is the Abbot of the Chuang Yen Monastery. He was a professor at Buddhist colleges in Taiwan specializing in Agama and Abhidharma. He was also a visiting professor at Sun Yet-Sen University in Guangzhou, China. He obtained his bachelor and master degrees in Sri Lanka whereas doctoral degree in Theology and Religion from the Great Britain. Venerable Dr. Dhammadipa was ordained since 1987.

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Studying the Buddha’s Words @ CYM (Carmel)

The Middle Length Discourses of the Buddha

A Course in the Majjhima Nikaya with Ven. Bhikkhu Bodhi

An in-depth study of the important text,The Middle Length Discourses of the Buddha (Wisdom Publications).The class startsat 9:00 am with a 50-minutesilent meditation. This is followed at 10 am by a talkona sutta (teaching of Buddha),til 11:20 am, with time for questions. A discussion period with Ven. Bodhiis held after lunch, from 12:15 to 12:45 pm.Newcomers are welcome. If you cannot attend the class in person, you can follow the class by livestream at: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/venbodhiVideos of the class are posted during the following week on Youtube at: http://www.youtube.com/user/venbodhi.

Schedule for July through October 2014:

Date Sutta No. Sutta Title Main Topic
July 19th

118

Mindfulness of Breathing – Part 1 Mindfulness of breathing
July 26th

118

Mindfulness of Breathing – Part 2 Mindfulness of breathing
Aug 2nd

119

Mindfulness of the Body – Part 1 Mindfulness of the body
Aug 16th

119

Mindfulness of the Body – Part 2 Mindfulness of the body
Aug 23rd

120

Rebirth by Aspiration How to determine one’s own rebirth
Sept 6th

121

Shorter Discourse on Emptiness On the “genuine entrance upon emptiness”
Sept 20th

122

Greater Discourse on Emptiness – Part 1 On abiding in the concentration on emptiness
Oct 4th

122

Greater Discourse on Emptiness – Part 2 On abiding in the concentration on emptiness

 

Reference Material: (1) Basic Meditation Guidance ; (2) Sharing the Merits

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BAUS Chinese School (Children) @ CYM

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BAUS Chinese School (Adult) @ CYM

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7/26/2014 10 am Philanthropist Buddhist Monk Ven. Hui Li together with his Africa children Visit Chuang Yen Monastery

 

Master Hui Li, born in Taiwan, stepped foot in Africa in 1992 and witnessed the grief of AIDS on the helpless orphans left behind from its wake and the constant threat of disease and poverty on the majority of people. Stricken by the experience he vowed to give this life and after to heal and nurture the suffering in Africa using the Buddha Dharma. His first step was to build Nan Hua Temple; the first Mahayana Temple in South Africa and also the largest in the Southern Hemisphere. Then he founded the first Buddhist orphanage in AfricaAmitofo Care Centre in Malawi, and started to rear, educate and offer medical care to those in need as well as revive African culture. The well-rounded programmes and services ACC have are providing the orphans a safe and comfortable environment with sufficient opportunities to learn basic morality and insight through Buddhism and some life skills. This is the goal of ACC; to bring up orphans with a healthy mental, physical and spiritual disposition.

During his visit in America, he will be bringing 20 African orphanages to visit us. Welcome to join us.

For more information, visit http://amitofocc.com/venerable-master-hui-li

 

 

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9/8/2014 Emperor Liang Ceremony @ CYM

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Historically, Emperor Liang initiated this ceremony approximately 1500 years ago. His wife, Chi Hui, died at age of thirty after leading a life marked by jealousy and anger. After her death, she turned into a giant snake and appeared in Emperor Liang’s dream, seeking help. She came to recognize that she needed prayers from the sangha to make up for her bad karma and release her spirit from the lower realms. Through great generosity, Emperor Liang requested the senior monks to write a ten chapter sutra entitled Emperor Liang Jeweled Repentance. As a result of performing this ceremony, his wife’s spirit was released from suffering. Today, over a thousand years later, people still repent and to quell bad karma and benefit deceased ancestors. The blessing for the deceased is a request made by the living on behalf of the ancestors. By reciting the sutra in good faith and participating in the ceremony the deceased will be liberated, the living will quell bad karma and hopefully good fortune will arise. We cordially invite everyone to join us for the ceremony.

For Prayer & Blessing Services

Inquire at the main office under the Great Buddha hall.

All donations will go towards benefiting CYM programs and maintenance and remodeling of the monastery.

9/8/2014, 4:00 PM Purification Ceremony

9/9/2014, 10:00 AM Repentance Ceremony and Grand Offering to the Buddha

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2014 Summer Film Discussion @ Woo Ju Library

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Celebrate BAUS 50 Years of Accomplishment

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Library catalog is available online now !

Library online catalog is available now, you are welcome to browse through the collection. If you don’t know how to use the system, or has trouble to find a specific item, please feel free to contact us. (please click the following picture to enter the site)

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Sunday Morning Program @ CYM

Meditation: 9:00am ~ 10:00am

Dharma Talk: 10:00am ~ 11:00am

Place: Kuan-Yin Hall, Chuang Yen Monastery (2020 Route 301, Carmel, NY 10512)

Free Attendance, No Registration is required. Donation to the monastery is welcome.

(X) RETREAT IN PROGRESS

To be sure that the program will be held on a particular Sunday, please visit web site at www.baus.org

Contact: Jennifer Maher email: jenn@jennifermaher.com or cym@baus.org

July

7/6 (X)

7/13

(Kuan-yin Enlightenment Ceremony)

7/20

7/27

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Meditation Instructor

Summer Camp

Ms. Jennifer Maher

Ven. Subodha

Abbot

Ven. Dhammadipa

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Dharma talk

Speaker

August

8/3 (X)

8/10

(Ullambana Ceremony)

8/17

8/24

8/31 (X)

Meditation Instructor

Mindfulness of

Breaths

Ven. Subodha

Ms. Jennifer Maher

Ven. Subodha

Amidhamma

Study Retreat

Dharma talk

Speaker

September

9/7

9/14

9/21

9/28

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Meditation Instructor

Abbot

Ven. Dhammadipa

Abbot

Ven. Dhammadipa

Vipassana Meditation Retreat

Vipassana Meditation Retreat

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8/10/2014 Ullambana Ceremony @ CYM

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8/16/2014 Ullambana Ceremony @TOE

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9/6/2014 – 9/13/2014 Emperor Liang Ceremony @ CYM

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9/19/2014 – 9/28/2014 Vipassana Retreat @ CYM

2014.09.19

 

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The meditation technique taught by Venerable Mahasi Sayadaw belongs to Buddhist Satipatthana Vipassana and it is an insight meditation technique. It is highly emphasized on cultivating insights and wisdom for one’s own body and mind through unmediated perceiving all four primary elements—earth, water, fire and wind. One can eventually contemplate and comprehend the impermanence, suffering (dhukka), emptiness, and non-self, and reach nirvana. This Dharma method (Dharma-paryāya) is often referred as the entrance to reach enlightenment. Continue Reading…

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7/13/2014 Kuan Yin Enlightenment Ceremony @ CYM

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7/19/2014 Kuan Yin Enlightenment Day @ TOE (Bronx)

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2014 Summer Camp: Listening, Reflection & Meditation

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Three types of Wisdom: (through) Listening,  Reflection and Meditation

From Camp Director: Abbot, Dr. Dhammadipa

Buddhism is about living in accordance with the truth, henceforth wisdom pays a great deal in the Buddhist scriptures and practice is highly emphasized by the Buddha. There are numerous kinds of wisdom. However, in a nutshell, it can be divided into three types: Wisdom through Listening (śrutamayīprajñā), Wisdom through Reflection (cintāmayīprajñā), Wisdom through Meditation (bhāvanāmayīprajñā). Wisdom through Listening is obtained by having great faith to the Buddhist doctrines and tenets. The second type of Wisdom, through Reflection, is achieved by observance of the teachings. The third type, Wisdom through Meditation is realized by establishing the higher Samādhi(concentration state) as its foundation prior to giving rise to the wisdom. In other words, the first type of wisdom, carrying by the words or sentences,is conveyed through the languages and concepts. As for the second type, wisdom is gained from the reflection of words whereas the meanings and knowledge come along. The erudition of scriptures does not end in the scriptures themselves, hence a practitioner should penetrating deeper into the meaning by examining and reflecting. But, the Wisdom through Meditation which is the up most wisdom recognized by the Buddha is acquired by the direct experience on the meaning without confining oneself to names. Everyone has to go through the wisdom derived from Hearing, Thinking and Meditation successively in order to obtain the ultimate wisdom without influx. Continue Reading…

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