Limited Winter Schedule @ CYM


Limited Winter Schedule

January 02, 2015 – March 31, 2015
The monastery will not be open to visitors

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

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4/5/2015 Qing Ming Ceremony @ CYM

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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 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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4/4/2015 Qing Ming Ceremony @ TOE (Bronx)

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1/1/2015 (Thursday) Interfaith Prayer

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2015 Chuang Yen Monastery Calendar, the 40th Anniversary

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 (Saturday – Sunday),
The 40th Anniversary for Chuang Yen Monastery, 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

8/16/2015 (Saturday – Sunday),
Buddhist Symposium for Celebration of the 40th Anniversary of Chuang Yen Monastery

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: 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。

• The monastery preserves the rights to make any changes on the programs, please check the posters published on our website. 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:

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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 Ceremony10:00am 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

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Saturday Meditation Class and Dharma Talk @ TOE

TOE Saturday Meditation Class Flyer

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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: Videos of the class are posted during the following week on Youtube at:

Schedule for November and December 2014

Date Sutta No. Sutta Title Main Topic
Nov. 8th


Rebirth by Aspiration How to determine one’s own rebirth
Nov. 15th


Shorter Discourse on Emptiness On the “genuine entrance upon emptiness”
Nov. 22nd


Greater Discourse on Emptiness – Part 1 On abiding in the concentration on emptiness
Dec. 6th


Greater Discourse on Emptiness – Part 2 On abiding in the concentration on emptiness
Dec. 13th


Wonderful and Marvelous The “miracles” that occur with the Buddha’s conception and birth, etc.
Dec. 20th


The Grade of the Tamed How the Buddha tames a person


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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You can sign up by contacting Gary Link at:


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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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8/24/2014 (Sun) 2 pm “Eco Living Workshop”


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All are welcome. For further information, you can contact Phone: (845) 225-1819, ext 103, or Email:

The followings are examples of Dr. Danuse Murty’s works and other resources for the workshop, for your reference

1. Story E-books written by Dana

2. Buddhist books for school chidren

3. Colouring book

4. Dr. Danuse Murty Academic Works


   * Other Resources

           Song – Walking in the Dhamma

           * Origami box instruction

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

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

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9/8 – 9/13/2014 Emperor Liang Ceremony @ CYM


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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