With the demands of our daily life,
how can we apply the Buddha’s teaching?
how can we learn to recognize when we are causing suffering to oneself and others,
and learn to become free of this suffering through Metta practice?
This workshop will be based on Dr. Wright’s Metta Map, a three-dimensional cueing device for individuals and groups, designed to recognize and resolve conflict, reduce stress, and achieve clarity of intention. The Metta Map is based on Buddhist principles, and contains within its structure and content the entirety of the Buddha Dhamma. By applying practical daily life examples to the Metta Map, the Map will demostrate the Buddha’s fundamental teaching of the Four Noble Truths and the Eightfold Path. Participants will analyze the elements of the Map, deepening one’s Metta experience, and charting one’s personal journey to Enlightenment. This tool is easy to understand and teach.
9:30 am, Registration
10:00 am, Dharma & The Map and the Equations
12 noon, Lunch
1:30 pm, Interaction Exercises Place: Woo Ju Memorial Library @ CYM Fee: $15 per person (Including Vegetarian Lunch) Contact: (845) 225 -1819, ext 103, firstname.lastname@example.org
Suggested Preliminary studies:
1. Participants are encouraged to read Dr. Barbara Wright’s books before the workshop. (Available both in English & Chinese, please contact us to inquire copies)
2. Preliminary Class: 10/3/2015, Saturday 2:00 – 3:30 pm @ Woo Ju Library.
Dr. Barbara Wright:
Through the culmination of 30 years of private practice, study, and Buddhist meditation, Dr. Barbara Wright has created a “map” of the principles of Mettā, which in Pāli means “loving-kindness for all” or “universal benevolence”. Using this physical map, the “player” can experience the practice of compassionate communication for skillful conflict resolution through bodily movements. The participant also experiences Mettā’s effects on inner — and interpersonal — relationships. Dr. Wright, a speech therapist and clinical psychologist, has practiced Buddhism with Bhikkhu Thanissaro. Her works are widely appreciated and she has been invited to teach internationally.
“Chinese interpretation could be available by Ms. Ting Swenson (賴郁婷), please call us for more detail. Mrs. Ting is a member of BAUS and a devoted Buddhist who practices Metta meditation. She was a lecturer in the English Language and Literature Department at Tamkang University (Taiwan) and the MA in Theatre Arts program at California State-Fullerton. She was also a director and playwright of Children’s Theatre and Buddhist Summer Camps for Youth! She is currently employed as an IT Systems Administrator.”
The Sanskrit name “Avalokiteshvara” means “the lord who looks upon the world with compassion”. Translated into Chinese, the name is “Kuan Yin”or “Quan Yin”. Avalokiteshvara Bodhisattva is the embodiment of great compassion. He has vowed to free all sentient beings from suffering. Avalokiteshvara Bodhisattva has great powers and can help all sentient beings. His skillful means are limitless and he can appear in any form in all the six realms of existence to relieve the suffering of the sentient beings who live there. He vowed to rescue those who call on him when they are in suffering.
Place: Temple of Enlightenment, 10/24/2015 10:00 a.m. 12:00 noon. Place: Chuang Yen Monastery, 10/25/2015 10:00 a.m. 12:00 noon.
The event for that day includes the chanting of the sutra The Universal Door of Kuan Yin Bodhisattva and making offerings to the Buddha.
**Blessing light is available.
**Welcome donation to sponsor vegetarian meals for fellow participants .
Four Sublime Abiding (Brahamavihāra) is one of the fundamental Buddhist meditation methods which can help meditator reach the form and formless concentrations (rūpa and arūpajhāna) 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 (cultivating loving kindness, compassion, joy, and equanimity,) we not only can cleanse our body and mind and remove negative thoughts and emotions, but also can improve our relationships with others and live an harmonious real life.
Venerable Dr. DhammadipaSak (Fa Yao), Abbot of Temple of Enlightenment, New York, who is a scholar in early Mahāyāna and Theravāda Buddhism and an expert in SarvāstivādaAbhidharma and TheravādaAbhidhamma. Besides conducting meditation retreats at Chuang Yen Monastery and Temple of Enlightenment regularly, he has been invited to provide meditative instructions on Four Immeasureable (Brahmavihāras) and Mindfulness of Breathing (Ānāpānasati) in East and West Coasts and Midwest as well as countries oversea such as Mainland China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Malaysia, and etc. He has taught in English as medium of instruction, Path of Purification (Visudhimagga), Entrance into SarvāstivādaAbhidharma (Abhidharmāvatāra), and various topics related to Buddhism in the Western societies. He used to be a senior professor and lecturer at some of the most prestigious graduate Buddhist institutes in Taiwan as well as a visiting professor of Anthropology and Philosophy Departments at Sun Yat-sen University in Guangzhou, China.
Class will be conducted in English with Chinese translation(中、英文雙語課程).
★禪修期間供養與會大眾修道食糧★ Donations to sponsor the retreat are welcomed.
Developed by Tom Tam, and an integral part of the Tom Tam Healing System, Tong Ren is a form of energy therapy for restoring health and vitality. Tong Ren is based on a belief that disease is related to interruptions, or blockages, in the body’s natural flow of chi, neural bioelectricity, blood, or hormones. Tong Ren seeks to remove these blockages, restoring the body’s natural ability to heal itself, even when illnesses are chronic, debilitating, or otherwise untreatable.
Tong Ren Therapy is an exciting and powerful form of energy healing, the product of Tom Tam’s research spanning more than 25 years. It combines the science of Western medicine with the wisdom of ancient Eastern knowledge and insights. Eastern medicine has long held that each organ in the body is kept healthy by the natural flow of Chi energy from the brain, and interruption or blockage of that necessary bioelectric signal leads to disease. Western science brings improved understanding of anatomy and neurology, potential technology to record bioelectrical events, and expertise in study design and statistical analysis to prove the effectiveness of this treatment modality.
The purpose of this series of talks is to highlight how Buddhism can help us lead a life that abounds in happiness, harmony and peace. The teacher will speak about the Buddha and explain how his teachings are indispensable in modern life. The talks will touch on such subjects as mindful awareness, the Buddhist view of God, friendship, love, marriage, greed, jealousy, hatred, anger and other mental afflictions. Each subject will be based on the Buddha’s discourses and will take up real-life examples. There will be a half-hour talk followed by a half-hour discussion. The talks will be especially helpful to young people, but will be relevant to people of any age group. Videos of the class will be posted the following week on YouTube.
Schedule: Following Sundays from 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM
Basic Buddhist Terminology and a Reference to Buddhist Cosmology
Kuan Yin Hall
Buddha and His Relevance to Us
Woo Ju Library
God, Faith and Atheism
Woo Ju Library
Love, Compassion and Attachment
Kuan Yin Hall
Our Inter-Personal Relationships
Woo Ju Library
Addiction, Depression and Suicide
Woo Ju Library
Dealing With Adverse Circumstances
Woo Ju Library
Where Does Greed Lead Us To?
Woo Ju Library
Understanding Anger: Antidotes to Control it
Woo Ju Library
Amolak Sehgal has been associated with Chuang Yen Monastery for over a decade. He has acquired a deep understanding of the teachings of the Buddha and is a very effective speaker on various aspects of Buddhism, which he explains in simple and practical terms. He aims to help the students develop a clear understanding of the teachings of the Buddha so they can apply them in a practical way.
She was born in Taiwan, city of Kee-Lung and became the nun in Sun-she Grand-View Temple in 1985.
Studied in Ching-Chueh Buddhist College from 1986 to 1989.
Was learning the process of academic and administrative work in Buddhist college between 1990 and 1996.
Studied Lotus Sutra from Ven. Sheng-Ming in NY CYM in 1997.
Has become formal resident sangha in Chunag Yen Monastery since April 1998 till now.
On Sunday August 23rd, 2015, the World Fotu Foundation, on behalf of Yunju (Cloud-dwelling) Buddhist Temple, Beijing, China, is offering the sacred text of “FangShan Stone Tripitaka Sutra” to Woo Ju Memorial Library. Richard Ke, PhD., who will be presenting the thirty-volume set, says “We admired Dr. C.T. Shen’s contribution to Buddhism very much. We hope to donate this set to memorialize and pay tribute to his effort, as well his work for Woo Ju Library. We only chose the Buddhist Association of the United States (BAUS) and United Nations to donate this set of canon in America, during this trip from China.”
Yunju Temple is one of the most revered sanctuaries of the UNESCO World Heritage sites. It is well-known because of its extensive stone-engravings. This priceless treasure of humanity has lasted a thousand years, and is sure to benefit future generations. It is a mark of perseverance and quiet dedication of the human spirit.
In 605 A.D., the sutras began to be engraved by the monk Jing Wan. Wan had a vision to preserve Buddhist text from destruction, he determined that the Buddhist text should be carved into stone. He was in Beijing Fangshan (the current site of Yunju Temple). After Jing Wan’s death, his students carried forward the work, from generation to generation, and went through Tang, Song, Liao, Jin, Yuan, and Ming dynasties, lasting a thousand years. Some 1122 books and 3,572 volumes of Buddhist sutras were inscribed on 14,278 stone tablets! Those tablets were originally hidden in the nine grottoes in the Shijing Mountain.
Other than the United Nations, this gift is only available at the Buddhist Association of the United States, Carmel, New York. The texts will be on view in Woo Ju Memorial Library, in addition to the complete Pali Canons, and the Mahayana Tripitaka. Woo Ju Library opens on Saturday and Sunday from 10 am to 5 pm. It provides great loaned Buddhism reading & audio-video material. Material can be borrowed for three weeks. Feel free to talk to the librarian for recommendations of Buddhist material.
Due to the itinerary change of the instructor, Mother Shih, the Vipassana Meditation Retreat will change from 10 days to 7 Days, FROM 9/20 TO 9/27. Please arrange your transportation accordingly, thanks.
Satipatthana Vipassana 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.
APPLICATION will CLOSE at 9/13, Sunday. No application will be accepted after that.
Due to the itinerary change of the instructor, Mother Shih, the 10 days Vipassana Meditation Retreat will change to 7 Days, FROM 9/20 TO 9/27. Please arrange your transportation accordingly, thanks.
Upasika Shih Zhen (nicknamed Mother Shih). Upasika Shih Zhen started to guide meditation since 1997. She has guided more than thousands of students including some monks and nuns, and established Mt. Kinabalu Meditation Center in January 2008. Currently, she regularly leads many meditation retreats in Taiwan and Malaysia. Upasika Shih Zhen started to practice meditation at age 41 and developed a profound understanding of Buddha Dharma. She has studied from a number of meditation teachers, and been to Sri Lanka, Thailand, Myanmar to learn Pure Vipassana-only and Samatha-and-Vipassana method, etc. She is an extraordinary Upasika as a meditation teacher.
Time: 10:00a.m. – 4:00 p.m
Place: Woo-Ju Memorial Library, Main Floor
Fee: $10 (vegetarian lunch is included)
Dr. Dwight Chien was born in Taiwan. After graduated from National Cheng Kung University in Taiwan, he came to the USA for advanced studies. Subsequently, he received an MS degree in Analytical Chemistry from Louisiana State University, and a Ph.D. degree in Analytical Chemistry from the Ohio State University. Upon graduation from the OSU, he started working in DuPont, which was followed by Schein Pharmaceutical, DSM Pharmaceutical, Schering Plough, and Merck. He then studied acupuncture in Eastern School of Acupuncture and Traditional Medicine (ESATM) and obtained the Diploma in Acupuncture. Currently, he is studying Chinese Medicine in ESATM.
Dr. Dwight Chien has more than 20 years of meditation experience. He studied Chan Meditation under Chan Master Sheng Yen. He practiced moving meditation with many renowned Sati Meditation Masters including: Luangpor Khamkhian, Luangpor Thong, Luangpor Dha, Achan Maha-Direk, and Achan Khemananda. He also practiced Taichi Qigong with Tao Master Man Tak Chia.
Ven. Ji-Xu – from Malaysia ordained as a monastic in Mahayana tradition in 1996. Practiced meditation in Myanmar under the guidance of Ven. Pak Au Sayadaw in 1998. Start to teach meditation in Chuang Yen Monastery in 2005.
Ven. Pure – from Taiwan, ordained as a nun in Mahayana tradition in 1985, become resident sangha in Chuang Yen Monastery since 1998.
Ven. Henli – from China, ordained as a nun in Mahayana tradition in 1999 , become resident sangha in Chuang Yen Monastery since 2011.
Ven. Subodha – from Sri Lanka, became a monk in 1990 and ordained in 1993. He has taught Pali, Sanskrit languages and Theravada Buddhism for more than 10 years.
Mr. Henry Chang - Dr. Chang is a practicing Buddhist who has been involved with the development of the Chinese Buddhist Electronic Text Association, an effort to create digitized and searchable archives of Buddhist sutras, and has been a board member of the Buddhist Association of the United States since 1990.
Ms. Jennifer Maher –7 years in the Dharma Teacher Training program taught by Ven. Thich Tri Hoang, is a practicing Buddhist for 10 years in Mahayana tradition.
** Donation is welcome to contribute the monastery **
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
Please register in advance, feel free to contact Ms. Hsiu at (845) 225-1819, ext 103 or email@example.com 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
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.
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.