6/24-26 Mindfulness of Breath

6_24-MOB TOE

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2016 “Mind Over Movie” @ Woo Ju Library



“Mind Over Movie” Series meets the following Saturday Afternoon 2 pm at the Woo Ju Memorial Library. Everyone is welcome. Light refreshment will be served.

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6/18, Saturday – 2 pm

“Tashi and the monk” Trailer / “Moving from Emptiness” Trailer  - Double feature.  

* Through Zen calligraphic painter Alok Hsu Kwang-han’s workshops and his art, we share a journey of transformation that becomes possible when we are simply ‘present, available, playful, and not knowing.’ Through Alok we discover that ‘in a clear heart, no mountain hides the moon.’

* On a journey to transform his suffering into light a man creates a remarkable children’s community based on principles of love and compassion, but struggles with the unexpectedly dark forces unleashed in the process. A troubled 5 year old girl joins the community and stretches the limits of its capacity for healing.

7/9, Saturday – 2 pm

“Why Has Bodhi-Dharma Left for the East?”  Trailer (Classic)

Acclaimed by critics and audiences throughout the world, In a remote monastery high up in the mountains, an old master, a young monk and an orphaned boy devote themselves to their Buddhist teachings. As the master faces death, he becomes more desperate to lead his disciples away from the outside world and point them toward their quest for enlightenment.

8/13, Saturday – 2 pm

“Kumare” Trailer

A provocative social experiment-turned-documentary, KUMARE follows American filmmaker Vikram Gandhi as he transforms himself into a wise Indian guru, hoping to prove the absurdity of blind faith. Instead, he finds himself forging profound connections with people from all walks of life — and wondering if and when to reveal his true self. Will his followers accept his final teaching? Can this illusion reveal a greater spiritual truth? Winner of South by Southwest’s Audience Award, KUMARE is an insightful look at faith and belief.

9/24, Saturday – 2 pm

“The Way” Trailer

From the unexpected and, oftentimes, amusing experiences along “The Way,” Tom begins to learn what it means to be a citizen of the world again. Through his unresolved relationship with his son, he discovers the difference between “the life we live and the life we choose.”

10/22, Saturday – 2 pm

“AWAKE: The Life of Yogananda”  Trailer

Unique biopic about Yogananda, author of The Autobiography of a Yogi. In the 1920s, he brought Hindu spirituality to the West. This tells the story of his life and influence on yoga, religion and science, combining re-enactment, interviews, and verité.

** For Further information, please contact library@baus.org, or (845) 225 -1445. 

** Free Attendance ($10.oo suggested donation is welcome). Please stay for discussion after the movie. 


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2016 6/30-7/04 BAUS Chuang Yen Monastery Summer Camp


Camp Theme: Everlasting (= Continuous Practice), Happiness (= Nirvana), I (= Buddha), Pureness (= Dharma)

This phrase originated from Mahāyāna Mahāparinirvāṇa Sūtra, considered as the four utmost virtues possessed by all the Buddhas. They are also considered as the goal practices for Buddhists.

Everlasting, considered as Dharma Body of the Buddha, is implying unwavering.
Happiness, considered as Nirvana, is implying neither arising nor ceasing
I, considered as Thathagatha, is implying no hindrance
Pureness, considered as the Right Dharma, is implying to reveal the truth.

Everyone possess these four virtues, only because we didn’t recognize the truth, view illusion as real, lost ourselves in the materialized differences, thus we suffered in the Samsara. Through the days of practice and study during this Buddhist summer camp, hope we could discover our true Buddha Nature.

We will learn that the Buddha Nature is:
neither arising nor ceasing;
no hindrances and perfect in nature;
unwavering and without the cycle of birth and death;
and is pure, solemn, majestic, and vast.

Once we have a clear understand of this, we will realize that in nature there is no real difference among mind, Buddha, and sentient beings. All the dharma realm is a whole, as one family, isn’t it in jolly harmony.

Thus, we will learn to have gratitude and respectful mind, love to help others, practice non-self equanimity heart, to cherish and care for all sentient beings. To let the pure and solemn nature arises more often. This way, we are unwavering by tangible condition, yet flexible with unwavering principle. Educate public with skillful means, with joyfully at ease smile to infuse the mass, maintain a solemn pure mind, without seeking fame, rewards, and merits.

Registration Deadline: June 12. No registration will be granted after the deadline. From June 15 to 16, all registrants will be reviewed. A “Letter of Acceptance” will be sent out on June 16 to those who are admitted.

Check-in Time:June 30, 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm. Opening ceremony starts at 4:00pm.

Group Capacity:
Adults – 50 (ages 30 and above)
English – 40 (ages 17 and above)
Teens – 50 (ages 13 to 16)
Family – 60 pairs (any child aged 8 to 12 must have a parent or guardian with them throughout the camp period)

How to register:
1. (a) Visit www.baus.org to register online. (b) Download the form from the website www.baus.org; Obtain a copy from Chuang Yen Monastery, Carmel, NY; or Obtain a copy via mail by sending a self-addressed stamped envelope to us. Then you may e-mail your application form (PDF) to cym@baus.org or send it back with a self-addressed, stamped envelope, with a note on the envelope indicating “Summer Camp”. Please send the package before June 12.
2. We will mainly consider those who can stay the whole time.
3. We do not accept telephone registrations or registration by third party.
4. Please bring the Letter of Acceptance at check-in.

Check-in Location:Main Office, Great Buddha Hall

Notes to parents:
1. Please do not register your child if he/she needs one-on-one supervision.
2. Please minimize the interference with lessons and classes, if you decide to stay with the camp.

What you need to bring:
Health insurance card, Personal bowls and silverware; Toiletry items (toothbrush, soap, toothpaste, shampoo, etc.); Sleeping bag, blanket, Cup, Slippers, Hat/cap, Flashlight, Comfortable clothes for meditation or exercise.

What you must NOT bring:
Meat, Alcoholic beverages, Personal electronic devices, Expensive jewelry (for which we will not accept any responsibility for lost)

Please note:
1. Chuang Yen Monastery reserves the right to ask anyone to leave the premises if they do not follow camp rules, e.g. being disruptive, not violating the regulations of operation.
2. Please notify us as soon as possible, if you are admitted but unable to come. We could grant admission to others on the waiting list.
3. Please do not show up without admission, i.e. Letter of Acceptance during the summer camp period.
4. Do respect the monastery, All participants do not wear tank top and shorts.

1. For those who decide to drive their own vehicles, please check our website at www.baus.org for driving directions.
2. For those who decide to take public transportation, there will be one (1) shuttle bus service at Cold Spring train station at 2:00 PM on June 30. Please show up on time, there will be no other bus service.
3. For those who decide to take private transportation service, please contact Yifan Transportation Travel Agency at 718-886-8868, or any other limo services. BAUS is not responsible for any conduction of the transaction.
4. For those who fly in at La Guardia International Airport, we suggest to book your return flights no earlier than 6:00 PM on July 4.

No mandatory fee, but we do appreciate your donations.
Donations may be made by check payable to BAUS with indication for “Summer Camp.”

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May 14, 2016 Buddha Day Ceremony TOE

LR 2016_508_BATH TOE PL

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September 2-5 2016 Abhidhamma Study Retreat


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A Comprehensive Manual of Abhidhamma (Can be ordered from https://store.pariyatti.org/)

Additional Information to be posted including schedule and syllabus

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Origin-Point Work shop(August 4-7)

Origin Point Workshop Registration Form

Dates: August 4, 2016 to August 7, 2016
Check-in: August 4, 2016 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm.
Introduction: August 4, 2016 7:00pm
Check-in At: Office, First Floor of the Great Buddha Temple

Venue: Chuang Yen Monastery 2020 Route 301, Carmel, NY 10512
Tel: 845-225-1819 Fax: 845-228-4283 E-mail: bauscym@aol.com

To Register:
1. Please scroll down to register on-line.
2. Or please download the application form at www.baus.org, or obtaining a copy at the temple and
return the completed application by mail. Please mark “Origin Point Workshop” on the envelope
for easy processing.
3. Please return the registration form as soon as possible in order for us to arrange accommodations,
transportion, meals and other matters.
4. If you are unable to participate, please be sure to notify us before July 14 so we may give the
opportunity to someone else.

Admission Information:
Due to limited space, admission is on a first-come-first-serve basis. We will not notify you separtely.
If mail in or fax in your registration, please call to confirm that we have received your application in
good order.

Application Deadline: June 30, 2016

Pleaes Note:
1. Class is conducted in Chinese (Mandarin) with simultaneous English interpretation ★ ★
2. Participants please do not wear shorts, jeans, or skirts.
3. For the Technique Learning session, please be sure to cut your nails and wear soft garments with sleeves. 4. Please bring your own toiletries, cups, sleeping bags (blankets), pillows, slippers, comfortable and proper
attire, personal medications, and medical insurance cards.
Please also bring your own towel (any size will do), to use during the Technique Learning session.
5. We are located in the mountains, temperature dips at night, please bring a jacket or warm clothing.
6. We have many visitors, please do not bring valuables.
7. Please do not take photographs, audio and/or video recordings during class. Any commercial activities
(buying or selling) is prohibited.
8. Any commercial activities (buying or selling) is prohibited.
9. Participants with serious illnesses must be accompanied by family members.
10. Participants with serious illnesses please describe in detail your health conditions. Our volunteers will
be contacting you before the seminar. If you do not notify us for us to make the proper arrangements, we
will not be able to admit you to the seminar.

Fee: You are welcome to make donations for this workshop, as well as room and board.
Please make checks payable to open “B.A.U.S.”, and indicate “Origin Point Workshop”.
Donation is made to the Temple, and the Temple will issue donation receipts to you.

1 Provide your own transportation.
2. If you are willing to share a ride, please indicate on the registration form, we will contact you.
3. We will provide a bus on August 4, 2016 to leave at 4: 30PM from the Cold Spring Train Station to the
Temple. Please be punctual as the bus will not wait.
4.You may take the Yifan Bus at your own expense. The bus leaves from Flushing, NY to the Temple.
(Please call 718-888-1016 to book)
5. For direction, please go to our website http://www.baus.org .
6. For those who need to fly, La Guardia (LGA) airport is the closest to the Temple. JFK is a little further.

★ Participants must attend the seminar in its entirety.
★ The workshop is held in the Temple, therefore meals are all vegetarian without eggs.
★ We hereby thank the Chuang Yen Monastery for providing this venue for the workshops.
★ As a non-profit organization, we hope this workshop will provide everyone with the right concept of
health, of maintaining one’s well-being without resorting to medication,. Avoiding the agony of
illnesses is what we strive for. If you can, please donate to our cause so many others can benefit as well.
★ Be visit the Origin Point website http://www.cch-foundation.org , and the OPA Foundation website
www.optamerica.org , familiarize yourself with the basic concepts, methodology, and the results. It
will help to make your learning experience at the workshop a lot easier.
★ Contact us by phone: Tel: 845-225-1819 and 718-640-2566

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Sunday Morning Program @ Chuang Yen Monastery

Meditation: 9:00am ~ 10:20am

Dharma Talk: 10:30am ~ 11:45am

Place: Kuan-Yin Hall

Sunday Morning Meditation and Dharma Talk program provides an entrance door for people who want to learn more about meditation and Buddhism. It’s also for people who want to practice meditation on a regular basis. Please feel free to contact us for more information.



Dharma Talk / Book Study


Meditation / Stretching *

Jennifer Maher  

Four Noble Truths

Jennifer Maher


Meditation / Stretching *

Jennifer Maher

The Noble Eightfold Path

Jennifer Maher


Meditation / Stretching *

Jennifer Maher


Jennifer Maher


(§) Anapanasati Meditation (I)

Ven. Ji Xu

Sutta Study

Ven. Subodha


(§) Anapanasati Meditation (II)

Ven. Ji Xu

Mahayana Book Study

Mr. Henry Chang & others


(§) Anapanasati Meditation (III)

Ven. Ji Xu

Sutta Study

Ven. Subodha


(§) Anapanasati Meditation (IV)

Ven. Ji Xu

Mahayana Book Study

Mr. Henry Chang & others


Loving-kindness Meditation

Ven. Subodha

Mahayana Book Study (@ WooJu Library)

Mr. Henry Chang & others


Loving-kindness Meditation

Ven. Subodha

Sutta Study

Ven. Subodha

Note :

* 1 hour of sitting and moving meditation with 15 minute break. 20 mins of yoga or stretching. 30 mins Dharma talk with student participation.

(§) This series of class is a systematic introduction of Anapanasati Meditation. Some basic understanding and experience of sitting and walking meditation is required.

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

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

Contact: Kaity@baus.org (2020 Route 301, Carmel, NY 10512) to learn more or jenn@jennifermaher.com


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. 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.



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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

This will be the concluding segment of our in-depth study of The Middle Length Discourses of the Buddha (Wisdom Publications), which has been ongoing since 2010.The class starts at 9:00 am with a 50-minutesilent meditation. This is followed at 10 am by a talk on a sutta (teaching of Buddha), which continues until11:20 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 April through May 2016

Date Sutta No. Sutta Title Main Topic
April 2


Discourse with Nandaka To nuns, on six sense bases and seven enlightenment factors.
April 9


The Six Sets of Six Deep examination of sense bases, non-self, latent tendencies.
April 16

149 & 150

The Great Sixfold Base, &To the Nagaravindans     How the whole path evolves by contemplation of sense bases.
April 30


The Purification ofAlmsfood How one abides in emptiness
May 7


The Development of the
Three stages in developing sense restraint
May 14


The Root of All Things—1 Mental processes of worldlings, trainees, arahants, & Buddha
May 21


The Root of All Things—2 Mental processes of worldlings, trainees, arahants, & Buddha

Reference Material: (1) Basic Meditation Guidance ; (2) Sharing the Merits
Online Class (Live TV)
/ Past Classes Video Clips

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English Book Study Club “A Treasury of Mahayana Sutras”

Selections from the Maharatnakuta Sutra, Translated from the Chinese by the Buddhist Association of the US., Garma C.C. Chang is the General Editor.

This book club is focusing on studying Mahayana Buddhist Texts. We are currently reading one of the most early Mahayana Sutras, the Maharatnakuta Sutra – a collection of 49 sutras. It was translated into Chinese in the 8th Century, and then the Buddhist Association of the United States (BAUS) translated the Treasure’s million words into English in 1983. We will take up Sutra 43 (Wisdom Paramita) and Sutra 5 (Pure land) at an unhurried pace to allow “text explanation” and “open discussion” in each session. Study facilitators: Mr. Henry Chang, Mr. Wayne Chang, Mr. Bruce Kou, Mr. Gary Link, Mr. Simon Yang. All of whom have been long time students of Mahayana Buddhism. Books are available. Please email library@baus.org to inquire a copy of the book.

Schedule for 2016: Sunday 10:30 am – 11:45 am (at Kuan Yin Hall or the Woo Ju library)

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Content 內容

Place 地點


Panel discussion: “The origins and general themes of the Mahayana sutras” with Ven. Bhikkhu Bodhi and facilitators ** 2pmWoo Ju library和如圖書館


Sutra 43 (The Sutra of Assembled Treasures) part 1 (pp.387-390 or 1-4) Kuan Yin Hall 觀音殿


Sutra 43 part 2 (pp. 391-394 or 5-8) Kuan Yin Hall 觀音殿


Sutra 43 part 3 (pp. 395-398 or 9-12) Woo Ju Library 和如圖書館


Sutra 43 part 4 (pp. 399-403 or 13-17) Woo Ju Library 和如圖書館


Sutra 43 part 5 (pp. 404-411 or 18-25) Woo Ju Library 和如圖書館


Panel Discussion: “The Pure land Mahayana practices” ** 2pmWoo Ju library和如圖書館


Sutra 5 (The Land of Utmost Bliss) part 1 (pp.339-342) Kuan Yin Hall 觀音殿


Sutra 5 part 2 (pp.343-345) Kuan Yin Hall 觀音殿


Sutra 5 part 3 (pp.346-349) Kuan Yin Hall 觀音殿


Sutra 5 part 4 (pp.350-359) Woo Ju Library 和如圖書館


Panel Discussion: “Compassion and justice in Humanistic Buddhism” ** 2pmWoo Ju library和如圖書館
  • Date and Place might subject to change, please visit www.baus.org for the latest updates
  • Please contact library@baus.org to receive class notification or acquire a copy of the book.
  • 中文註記:本英文讀書會以研讀大乘經典為主,目前研讀早期大乘佛教最重要的經典之一 ,「大寶積經」。三十年前由美佛會集合一群頂尖的佛教學者專家,以張澄基居士為主編,翻譯了整本49卷的經典,選取22卷出版。本導讀會由學習大乘佛法超過20、30年的張鴻洋居士、張維光居士、苟嘉凌居士、林格‧蓋瑞居士、及楊士慕居士等帶領。讀書會時間為星期日上午10:30到11:45,在觀音殿或圖書館,歡迎您聯繫library@baus.org加入讀書會。建議您除了研讀英文版大寶積經,也可參考印順導師著作「大寶積經講記」及寬謙法師相關開示http://goo.gl/vkheLH

Free Attendance ($10 suggested donation for each class is welcome)

2020 Route 301, Carmel, NY 10512;  (845) 225 -1819, ext 103;  library@baus.org;     WWW.BAUS.ORG


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2016 Spring Chinese School

Option 5 (1)

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Learning Buddhism Saturday Morning @ TOE in Bronx


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2016 Four Foundations of Mindfulness Meditation Retreat


Insight through Satipatthāna -

A Retreat with Ven. Dhammajiva Thera

This residential meditation retreat will be conducted in the Theravāda Buddhist tradition with a focus on Satipatthāna, the meditation practice of the “four foundations of mindfulness.” The practice strives for continuity of mindfulness through the noting of physical and mental objects as they arise in each moment. The retreat includes sitting meditation, walking meditation, and maintaining mindfulness throughout one’s daily activities.

Instructions and guidance for all meditators will include a daily discourse by Venerable Dhammajiva Thera as well as group interviews. At the interviews each meditator will be able to discuss their meditation experiences with the teacher.

During the retreat, all meditators are expected to observe the traditional eight precepts and to practice with a high level of commitment, effort, and dedication. Starting on May 27th the daily practice begins each morning at 4:00 AM and ends at 9:00 PM each evening.

Meditators are requested to register at 5 PM and attend the orientation at 7:00 PM on May 26, 2016. 

Protocol of the Retreat

The Eight Precepts (all meditators are expected to observe the eight precepts during the retreat):

1. Harmlessness: not intentionally taking the life of any living creature
2. Trustworthiness: not taking anything that is not given
3. Chastity: refraining from any sexual activity
4. Right Speech: avoiding false, abusive or malicious speech
5. Sobriety: not taking any intoxicating drinks or drugs
6. Renunciation: not eating after midday
7. Restraint: not wearing make-up, jewelry or immodest clothing; not playing music or musical instruments; to refrain from dancing; singing and to refrain from the use of adornments and ornaments
8. Alertness: to refrain from using high and luxurious seats and beds

Meditators are required to strictly adhere to the rules of the retreat and to practice diligently, according to the instructions given by their teacher.

Noble Silence
Meditators are asked to maintain strict “noble silence,” that is, not engaging in any talk with each other, or anyone else, unless it is really necessary during the course of the retreat.

Meditators are expected to dress conservatively and to not wear sleeveless shirts, tank tops, shorts or short skirts when resident at the retreat. Female yogis should wear long skirts or loose trousers, or dresses and blouses with sleeves. Avoid wearing tight-fitting clothes.

Items to bring
Please bring your own toiletries, toothbrush, toothpaste, dental floss, soap, shampoo, razors, mirror, hair-brush and nail clippers.
Meditators may also wish to bring a watch, alarm clock, vitamin supplements as well as any prescribed medicines.

imgres1The Teacher:
Venerable Uda Eriyagama Dhammajīva Thera is a meditation master from Sri Lanka. He has taught meditation for over fifteen years and is presently the Chief Preceptor of the Nissarana Vanaya Forest Monastery located about 30 miles from Colombo. On a daily basis, he provides training in both tranquility (samatha) and insight (vipassanā) meditation to about twenty monks resident at the monastery. Venerable Dhammajīva spent several years of training under Sayādaw U Panditābhivamsa, a leading Burmese meditation master who follows the lineage of the great Venerable Mahāsi Sayadaw. He is fluent in Sinhalese, English, and Burmese and has authored and translated many meditation guidebooks from Burmese to English and to Sinhalese. He is a rare teacher from the traditional lineages who is able to teach without an interpreter. As such, Ven. Dhammajiva is in great demand as a teacher par excellence and conducts retreats worldwide.

Chuang Yen Monastery
is situated on 225 acres of land in the Town of Kent, Putnam County, New York State. The name of the monastery, “Chuang Yen,” means “Majestically Adorned.” The “Adornment” refers to the adornment of the Buddha’s teachings.

Please Click here to APPLY 

(space is full.)     people who register after 5/10/2016 will be on the waiting list only

In order to properly arrange your stay, please kindly submit your application as early as possible, the application deadline is 5/20/2016.  Application after the deadline add extra difficulties and stress to lodging and meal preparation, please be mindful and considerate for people who is helping your practice.

莊嚴寺 Chuang Yen Monastery, 2020 Route 301,Carmel, NY 10512 (845) 225 – 1819, cym@baus.org, register online www.baus.org

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1/1/2016 Interfaith Prayer for World Peace

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2016 Temple of Enlightenment Calendar

2/13/2016 (Sat)
Chinese Lunar New Year Blessing Ceremony 10:00am 新春祈福法會

3/26/2016 (Sat)
Kuan-Yin Bodhisattva’s Birthday Ceremony 10:00am 觀音菩薩聖誕紀念法會

4/9/2016 (Sat)
QinMing Ceremony 10:00am 清明法會

Buddha Day Ceremony 10:00am 浴佛法會

6/24-6/26/2016 (Fri to Sun)
Mindfulness of Breathing 安般念靜心觀

7/23/2016 (Sat)
Kuan-Yin Bodhisattva’s Enlightenment Ceremony 10:00am to 12:00pm 觀音菩薩成道紀念法會

8/13/2016 (Sat)
The Ullambana Ceremony 10:00am to 12:00pm 盂蘭盆供佛齋僧法會

10/15/2016 (Sat)
Kuan-Yin Bodhisattva’s Renunciation Ceremony 10:00am to 12:00pm 觀音菩薩出家紀念法會

12/16-12/18/2016 (Fri to Sun)
Mindfulness of Breathing 安般念靜心觀


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

• Learning Buddhism Class, Every Saturday Morning from 10 a.m.-11:30 am 讀經班:每星期六早上十點至十一點半


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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2016 Chuang Yen Monastery Calendar

1/1/2016 (Friday),
Interfaith Prayer 10:00am to 12:00pm 各宗教聯合祈禱世界和平法會

2/8/2016 (Monday),
Chinese Lunar New Year Blessing Ceremony 10:00am to 4:00pm 新春祈福法會

4/3/2016 (Sunday),
Qin Ming Ceremony 9:00am to 5:00pm 清明法會, 啟建三時繫念淨業道場 Three O’Clock Jinian Ceremony

5/1/2016 (Sunday),
Spring Ritual For The Deceased 1:30pm to 4:00pm  春季祭祀安靈法會

5/8/2016 (Sunday),
Buddha’s Birthday, and Mother’s Day Garden Party 10:00am to 3:00pm

5/26-6/5/2016 (Thursday – Sunday),
10-Day Insight Mediation – Four Foundations of Mindfulness Meditation Retreat  內觀十日禪

6/12/2016 (Sunday),
BAUS Annual General Meeting (BAUS Member Only)  美國佛教會年度會員大會

6/30-7/4/2016 (Thursday – Monday),
Buddhist Summer Camp  佛學夏令營

7/17/2015 (Sunday),
Kuan-Yin Bodhisattva’s Enlightenment Ceremony 10:00am to 12:00pm  觀音菩薩成道紀念法會

8/4-8/7/2016 (Thursday – Sunday)
Origin-Point Therapy Work shop  原始點療法講習

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

9/2-9/5/2015 (Friday – Monday),
Abhidhamma Study Retreat  阿毗達摩研討會

9/10-9/17/2016 (Tuesday – Sunday),
Emperor Liang Repentance Service 梁皇寶懺法會

10/2/2016 (Sunday),
Fall Ritual For The Deceased 1:30pm to 4:00pm  秋季祭祀安靈法會

10/7 – 10/14/2016 (Friday – Friday)
Practice from Samādhi (Concentration) to Vipassana (Insight) Meditation 止觀禪七-從奢摩他到毗婆舍那之訓練

10/16/2016 (Sunday),
Kuan-Yin Bodhisattva’s Renunciation Ceremony 10:00am to 12:00pm  觀音菩薩出家紀念法會

11/4-11/6/2016 (Friday – Sunday),
Giving 8 Precepts 八關齋戒

11/19-11/26/2016 (Saturday – Saturday),
Patriarch Chan Meditation – Chan School of Buddhism  中國-祖師禪修

12/23-12/30/2016 (Friday – Friday),
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 2/7 Chinese New Year Eve & 2/8 Chinese New Year Day from 9:00am to 5:00pm and lunch will be served to the public. 農曆新年除夕和初一2/7, 2/8 9:00am-5:00pm開放給信眾參訪,供應午齋。

• From April 1st to December 31st, we will be open from 9 am to 5 pm daily.  Meditation and Dharma talks will be given on Saturdays and Sundays, Kung Fu Class.  For detailed information, please visit our 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 summer camp counselor s’ training will be on June 18th & 19th, June 25th & 26th.

• 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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11/22/2015 (Sun) 1:30 – 4 pm Ven. Suddhaso “Daily Application of the Four Noble Truths”

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11/25-11/29/2015 5-Day Four Sublime Abiding Meditation Retreat

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Prior Ven. Pure, 2015 -

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.

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Rare Buddhist Text donate to the BAUS


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.

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9/4 – 9/7/2015 (Fri. – Mon.) Abhidhamma Study Retreat

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The Ullambana Ceremony 8/23 @ CYM, 8/29 @TOE

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

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

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

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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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