5/16 – 5/24/2015 8-Day Four Sublime Abiding Meditation Retreat


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8-Day Four Sublime Abiding (Brahamavihāra) Meditation Retreat

Four Sublime Abiding (Brahamavihāra) is one of the fundamental Buddhist meditation methods which can help one reach the form and formless concentrations (rūpa- and arūpa-jhāna) and serves as an excellent foundation for further practice. It is also the best method for us to accumulate merits.
Through practicing four sublime abiding by cultivating loving kindness, compassion, joy, and equanimity,one not only can cleanse body andmind and remove negative thoughts and emotions, but also improve relationships with others and live a harmonious life.
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6/12-6/14/2015 Mindfulness of Breaths Meditation Retreat (Temple of Enlightenment)


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大覺寺 安般念 三日禪

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Mindfulness of Breaths Meditation Retreat
6/12 – 6/14 2015

安般念(出入息觀)不僅成就止和觀的解脫法門, 也被視為對治胡思亂想最有效的禪修方法。法曜法師帶領及指導此殊勝禪法。
The meditation method Mindfulness of Breathing is not only comprises Concentration (samādhi) and Insight (vipassanā) meditations but also serves as the most effective way to counter the wandering thoughts.Ven. Dhammadipa (Fa Yao) will guide and teach this profound meditation method.

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7/1 (Wed) – 7/5/2015 (Sun) Buddhist Summer Camp

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Date: 7/1/2015 (Wednesday) – 7/5/2015 (Sunday)Application Starts from 5/1/2015

Theme: Three Trainings – Virtue, Concentration, Wisdom

Three Trainings also bears a name as Three Higher Trainings, they are the Training of Virtue, the Training of Mind (Concentration) and the Training of Wisdom. In the Yogacārabhūmiśāstra, Three Trainings is named as Three Higher Trainings that comprise the Training in the Higher Virtue, the Training in the Higher Mind and the Training in the Higher Wisdom. The Training in Virtue gives away the meaning of upholding one’s disciplines. Depending on virtue, one nourishes morality to refinement energetically. Accordingly, through refinement of virtue, one casts away lust and other unwholesome mental factors, a practitioner proceeds to advance mental states like the first dhyāna/jhāna (absorption) andhigher absorption, this is called the Training in Mind or Concentration. The Training in Higher Wisdom is defined in the Yogacārabhūmiśāstra: In four noble truths and so forth, one perceives in such a way to all phenomena, is called the Training in Higher Wisdom. Six perfections (Pāramita) also can be laid out into Three Trainings. For example, the perfection of generosity and of virtue, are belonged to Training in Virtue; perfection of energy and of absorption are connected to Training in Mind (Concentration); the last two perfections, the perfection of patience and of wisdom take place in Training in Wisdom. In general, Training in Virtue includes the disciplines for lay people and monastic members to install advancement in virtue. Training in Mind fosters and develops one-pointed mind, ensuring the sublime concentration. Without dispensing the two trainings aforementioned, a practitioner advances to perceive four noble truths and all the true nature of phenomena, this is how the Training in Wisdom is fulfilled.

Counselor Training weekends on June 20-21 & June 27-28 (Saturday to Sunday)
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For More information, Please contact (845) 225-1819, or cym@baus.org

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Saturday Tour @ Chaung Yen Monastery (12:45 pm)

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Sunday Morning Meditation @ Chuang Yen Monastery

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2015 Spring Chinese School

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Attention: Library New Circulation Policy

Dear Library Patron, Start from April 1, 2015, Library new circulation policy:

1. $25 donation or more is suggested for obtaining a library card
2. The new member can take out 1 item for the first time.
3. Loan period: Books & MusicCDs: 3 weeks with a 3-week renewal; DVDs, Audiobooks, New Books & Magazine: 2 weeks with a 1-week renewal; Popular Books & New DVDs: 1 week with NO RENEWAL
4. Fines: Books, Music CDs & Magazines: $.10 per day – $5.00 maximum; DVDs: $1.00 per day – $10.00 maximum.
5. Special condition: for item value over $60. Patron will need to make deposit of 25% of the item value. Deposit will be return to patron after the item been returned.
Woo Ju Library Committee

1. 圖書証建議申請年費$25美元或以上
2. 新讀者第一次可以借出一份圖書資料
3. 借閱期限: 書籍、音樂CD: 3 星期可更新一次;DVD、有聲書、新書、雜誌: 2星期可更新一次1星期;熱門書、新DVD: 1星期不可更新
4. 罰鍰: 書籍、音樂CD、雜誌 – 一天 $.10最高累積$5.00;DVDs -一天 $1.00最高累積$10.00
5. 特殊限制: 借閱圖資價值超過$60 美元以上,讀者須暫付圖資價值25%的押金。待書籍歸還時,即退回押金。


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5/10 Buddha Day Ceremony & Mother’s Day Garden Party @ CYM

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Emperor Liang Repentance Service(4/21 – 4/26 2015)

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4/19/2015 (Sunday) 2 pm “Karma, Chronic Disease & the Science of Wellness” – Dr. Henry Chang @ Woo Ju Library

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Please register in advance, feel free to contact Ms. Hsiu at (845) 225-1819, ext 103 or library@baus.org for more information.
Donation to support the library is greatly appreciated, you can make the check payable to “B.A.U.S” 2020 Route 301, Carmel, NY 10512

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2/21/2015 Chinese New Year Blessing Ceremony @ TOE (Bronx)

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TOE Abbot Ven. Dhammadipa (Fa Yao), 2012 – Now

Abbot Venerable Dhammapida (Fa Yao) was born in Taiwan and grew up in Malaysia. In 1987, he received his full-ordination as a Bhikkhu monk in Sri Lanka under Ven. Prof. Dhammajoti. He received his degree in Buddhist Studies, Buddhist and Pali University and his master degree in Buddhist Philosophy at Kelaniya University in Sri Lanka respectively.

In 2005, he successfully hold a Ph.D.degree at the department of Theology and Religious Studies from the University of Bristol, U.K. His special preferences are in Abhidhamma and meditation practices, and often stress the importance of the meditation in society. He speaks Chinese, Cantonese, Hakka, English, etc., and reads many languages for his persuasion of academic like Sanskrit, Pali, Japanese, French, German, etc.

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TOE Prior Ven. Subodha, 2015 -

Ven. K.Subodha was born in Sri Lanka. He became a monk in 1990 and was ordained in 1993 in the same country. He passed the Examination of Dharmacharya in 1995 and the Intermediate Examination of Pracheena Pandit Degree from The Oriental Studies Society of Sri Lanka in 1995. He got his BA (special) degree in Sanscrit and Hindi in 2001 from University of Kelaniya in Sri Lanka and degree of Tipitaka Visharada in Ramanna Maha Nikaya in 2007.

He was employed as a teacher from 2002 to 2006 of Vidyaravinda Maha Pirivena at Gampaha and as a vice principal from 2006 to 2011 and as a principal 2011 to present of Sri Vidyaloka Pirivena at Welisara. He has taught Pali, Sanskrit languages and Theravada Buddhism for more than 10 years.

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1/1/2015 (Thursday) Interfaith Prayer

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2015 Chuang Yen Monastery Calendar

1/1/2015 (Thursday),
Interfaith Prayer 10:00am to 12:00pm 各宗教聯合祈禱世界和平法會

2/19/2015 (Thursday),
Chinese Lunar New Year Blessing Ceremony 10:00am to 4:00pm 新春祈福法會

4/5/2015 (Sunday),
Qin Ming Ceremony 10:00am to 4:30pm 清明法會

4/21-4/26/2015 (Tuesday – Sunday),
Emperor Liang Repentance Service 梁皇法會

5/3/2015 (Sunday),
Spring Ritual For The Deceased 1:30pm to 4:00pm  春季祭祀安靈法會

5/10/2015 (Sunday),
Buddha’s Birthday, and Mother’s Day Garden Party 10:00am to 3:00pm

5/16-5/24/2015 (Saturday – Sunday),
8-Day Four Sublime Abiding Meditation Retreat  四無量心八日禪

5/31/2015 (Sunday),
BAUS Annual General Meeting (BAUS Member Only)  美國佛教會年度會員大會

7/1-7/5/2015 (Wednesday – Sunday),
Buddhist Summer Camp  佛學夏令營

8/2/2015 (Sunday),
Kuan-Yin Bodhisattva’s Enlightenment Ceremony 10:00am to 12:00pm  觀音菩薩成道紀念法會

The Ullambana Ceremony 10:00am to 12:00pm  盂蘭盆供佛齋僧法會

9/4-9/7/2015 (Friday – Monday),
Abhidhamma Study Retreat  阿毗達摩研討會

9/13-9/19/2015 (Sunday – Saturday),
The Lotus Repentance Ceremony & Dharma Talk on Tientai School  法華懺以及天台開示

9/20-9/29/2015 (Sunday- Tuesday),
10-Day Insight Meditation Retreat  10日內觀禪

10/25/2015 (Sunday),
Kuan-Yin Bodhisattva’s Renunciation Ceremony 10:00am to 12:00pm  觀音菩薩出家紀念法會

11/7/2015 (Saturday),
Concert for Celebration of the 40th Anniversary of Chuang Yen Monastery

11/13-11/15/2015 (Friday – Sunday),
Tong Ren Therapy  銅人療法

11/25-11/29/2015 (Wednesday – Sunday),
5-Day Four Sublime Abiding Meditation Retreat 四無量心五日禪

12/19-12/26/2015 (Saturday – Saturday),
7-Day Amitabha Pure Land Retreat 佛七

• The monastery opens from 9:00am to 5:00pm except during the period of winter closing 1/2 to 3/31. 寺院開放時間9:00am-5:00pm,1/2至3/31封山不對外開放。

• The monastery opens on 2/19 Chinese New Year Day from 9:00am to 4:00pm and lunch will be served to the public. 農曆新年初一2/19星期四9:00am-4:00pm開放給信眾參訪,供應午齋。

• Various activities and programs are held at the monastery for those who are interested please check our billboard or website: www.baus.org. 週六、週日舉辦不定期的佛法講座及靜坐、功夫課程,請參考佈告欄或查詢本會網站www.baus.org。

• The monastery preserves the rights to make any changes on the programs, please check the posters published on our website. www.baus.org. 莊嚴寺保留更改的權力,所有活動日期以本寺網站公告之海報為準

Chuang Yen Monastery
2020 Route 301, Carmel, NY 10512
Tel: (845)228-4288 Fax: (845)228-4283 Email: cym@baus.org

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2015 Temple of Enlightenment Event Calendar

2/21/2015 (Sat)
Chinese Lunar New Year Blessing Ceremony 10:00am to 4:00pm 新春祈福法會

4/4/2015 (Sat)
QinMing Ceremony 10:00am to 4:00pm 清明法會

4/11/2015 (Sat)
Kuan-Yin Bodhisattva’s Birthday Ceremony 10:00am to 12:00pm 觀音菩薩聖誕紀念法會

Buddha Day Ceremony 10:00am to 12:00pm 浴佛法會

6/12-6/14/2015 (Fri to Sun)
Mindfulness of Breathing 安般念靜心觀

8/8/2015 (Sat)
Kuan-Yin Bodhisattva’s Enlightenment Ceremony 10:00am to 12:00pm 觀音菩薩成道紀念法會

8/29/2015 (Sat)
The Ullambana Ceremony 10:00am to 12:00pm 盂蘭盆供佛齋僧法會

10/24/2015 (Sat)
Kuan-Yin Bodhisattva’s Renunciation Ceremony 10:00am to 12:00pm 觀音菩薩出家紀念法會

Regular Gatherings:

• Tuesday Evening Mediation: Every Tuesday from 7:00pm to 8:30pm 禪修班: 每星期二晚上七點至八點三十分

• Monday Evening Kung Fu: Every Monday from 6:00pm to 8:00pm 功夫班: 每星期一晚上六點至八點

• Saturday Meditation Class and Dharma Talk (Translated in Spanish): Meditation class on Saturdays twice a month. 2015 scheduled will be posted mid January /Meditación Sábado Clase y Dharma Talk (traducido en español ) : Dos Sabados al mes 10 a.m.-11:30 am

• Cuti Practice: Every second Saturday of the month from 9:00am to 3:00pm 準提共修班: 每月的第二個星期六早晨九點至下午三點

Temple of enlightenment
3070 Albany Crescent, Bronx, NY 10463
Tel:(718) 884-9111
Fax: (718)884-7894
Email: toe@baus.org

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Manhattan Study Group: Establishment of Mindfulness


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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-minute silent meditation. This is followed at 10 am by a talk on a sutta (teaching of Buddha) till 11:20 am, with time for questions. A discussion period with Ven. Bodhi is 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 live stream at: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/venbodhi. Videos of the class are posted during the following week on Youtube at: https://www.youtube.com/user/venbodhi.

Schedule for  and December 2015

Date Sutta No. Sutta Title Main Topic
April 4th


The Grade of the Tamed How the Buddha tames a person
April 11th


Fools and the Wise How karma determines rebirth
April 18th


A Single Excellent Night Elaborations on verses spoken by the Buddha
May 9th


Shorter Exposition on Kamma How karma governs the circum­stances of people
May 16th


The Greater Exposition on Kamma More detailed analysis of karma
May 30th


Exposition on the Six Sense Bases Six sense faculties & related topics
June 6th


The Exposition of a Summary On the training of consciousness
June 20th


The Exposition of the Elements On six elements & related topics
June 20th


The Exposition of the Elements On six elements & related topics


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

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11/26/2014 – 11/30/2014 5-Day Meditation Retreat

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Chinese School Website is online now


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Fall 2014 – Mahayana Book Discussion Group

A book discussion group that focuses on Mahayana Buddhist Books, Sutras and Treatises will start Fall 2014.

Discussion Group Coordinator: 
Gary Link, Gary has been a member of BAUS (Buddhist Association of the US) for 6 years, is currently a Trustee for BAUS and has given lectures and classes at Chaung Yen Monastery for the past 15 years. His focus of Buddhist Study is Mahayana Buddhism.

Saturday 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

SEPTEMBER: 6, 20, 27
OCTOBER: 11, 25

Mahayana Book Discussion Group Website 

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Tong Ren Therapy 10/24 – 10/26/2014 @ CYM

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10/18/2014 Kuan Yin Renunciation Ceremony @ TOE

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