A 5-Week Saturday Meditation with Ven. Bhikkhu Bodhi

Practicing the DhammaThe Four Protective Meditations

July 23, July 30, Aug 6, Aug 13, Aug 20 (2016)

The four protective meditations are a group of meditation topics designed to establish a firm foundation for growth in the Dhamma. The four are: recollection of the Buddha, meditation on loving-kindness, mindfulness of the bodily parts, and recollection of death. Over five Saturdays in late July and August, Ven. Bhikkhu Bodhi will conduct a course of day-long sessions on these subjects. Each Saturday class will extend from 9:00 am till 3:45 pm. We will start at 9:00 am with a half-hour silent meditation. At 9:30 am Ven. Bodhi will give a talk on the selected meditation subject, followed by a guided meditation until 11:10 am. After a short Q & A session, we will break for lunch. We will resume at 1:00 pm and continue practicing the selected meditation topic until 3:30 pm, followed by a short Q & A session ending at 3:45 pm. The schedule is as follows:


Date Meditation Topic
July 23 Recollection of the Buddha
July30 Meditation on loving-kindness
Aug 06 Mindfulness of bodily parts
Aug 13 Recollection of death
Aug 20 The four meditations in review

Venerable Bhikkhu Bodhi, originally from New York City, has been a Buddhist monk since 1972 and is highly regarded as a scholar and teacher. He lived in Asia for 24 years, where he was president and editor of the Buddhist Publication Society. He has been living at Chuang Yen Monastery since 2007.

Location: Chuang Yen Monastery, 2020 Route 301, Carmel, NY 10512, Kuan Yin Hall.

Note: Because of a persisting health problem, Bhikkhu Bodhi may on occasion have to cancel a scheduled Saturday morning class. We therefore suggest that you verify whether each class will be given before you travel to Chuang Yen monastery. This verification can be done by either: (1) checking your e-mail, or (2) phoning the monastery.

(1)   E-mail. Chuang Yen Monastery will send everyone registered in the class an e-mail by 7:00 AM on the Saturday morning of each class, indicating whether the class will be given or is cancelled.

(2) Phone. Those without e-mail should check the recorded message at 845- 704-4000  at 7:00 AM on the morning of each class. The message will say whether the class will be given or cancelled.

There is no charge for the course, donations to the monastery are always welcome. 



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7/31/16 One Day Retreat with David Listen


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9:00 am
Introduction/Orientation/Dharma talk
Moving meditation
Sitting meditation, walking meditation, etc.

11:20 am
Vegetarian Lunch
Working Meditation
Dharma talk, meditation, etc.

5:00 pm
Finish, Closing words

David Listen has been studying and practicing Chan/Zen meditation for over 10 years.  During these years of training, he simultaneously has gained extensive experience in teaching meditation classes and leading meditation retreats. He has led many activities at various meditation centers, as well as taught at many college campuses and private institutions throughout the U.S., Europe, and East Asia. Previously known as Venerable Chang Wen (常聞) in a well-known Buddhist organization, Dharma Drum Mountain, he was one of the few western monastic disciples of Chan Master Sheng Yen. He had been a monk for over a decade, and has since returned to lay life to share Buddhism in a more engaged way.

From 2009 – 2014, he was the director of the Dharma Drum Retreat Center (DDRC), NY, beloved by many. David holds BS in Environmental Science and Forestry, and is fluent in Chinese. He nowadays has his own life mentoring/coaching practice, and continues to guide people in their Chan/Zen life practice on an individual and group basis, in and outside of retreat.

Fee: There is no fixed fee. Any amount of donation to the monastery is great appreciated.
Retreat will be held @ Woo Ju Memorial Library (Main Floor)
Transportation:  Monastery will provide transportation from Cold Spring Station to Chuang Yen Monastery on 7/31, 8:10 am at the Cold Spring Train Station. (Please take train from Grand Central Station at 6:43 am on 7/31 and arrive at the Cold Spring train station at 8:05 am. The pick up van will leave on time at 8:10 am. Please wait at the exit door on the train after passing “Garrison” station to prepare to get off at Cold Spring station, once getting off from the train, please cross the platform and wait at the train station parking lot.)


For more information, please contact kaity@baus.org or (845) 225-1445



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8/28/2016 Woo Ju Library Lecture Series: “Poems of the First Buddhist Woman” – Dr. Charles Hallisey from Harvard

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The Therigatha, composed more than 2,000 years ago, is an anthology of poems in the Pali language by and about the first Buddhist nuns. The poems are unmatched for their quality of personal expression and for the extraordinary insights they offer into the lives of these women. Prof. Charles Hallisey recently published a new translation of the Therigatha, which has been hailed as “the most powerful and readable translation” of this work available in English. BAUS is honored to host Prof. Hallisey for a Sunday afternoon at the Woo Ju Memorial Library, where he will speak about the Therigatha and the remarkable women whose lives and achievements it records.

Professor Charles Hallisey is the Yehan Numata Senior Lecturer on Buddhist Literature at Harvard Divinity School and an authority on Sinhala and Pali literature. His research centers on Theravada Buddhism in Sri Lanka and Southeast Asia, Pali language and literature, Buddhist ethics, and literature in Buddhist culture. He is currently working on a book entitled “Flowers on the Tree of Poetry: The Moral Economy of Literature in Buddhist Sri Lanka.”

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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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9_10-17_2016 Repentance Ceremony


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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-minute silent meditation. This is followed at 10 am by a talk on a sutta (teaching of Buddha), which continues until 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 June and July 2016

Date Sutta No. Sutta Title Main Topic
June 11


The Root of All Things—1 Mental processes of worldlings, trainees, arahants, & Buddha
June 25


The Root of All Things—2 Mental processes of worldlings, trainees, arahants, & Buddha
July 9


Greater Questions & Answers – 1 Discussion of technical issues: mental factors, meditative states, etc.
July 16


Greater Questions & Answers – 2 Discussion of technical issues: mental factors, meditative states, etc.
July 23


Greater Questions & Answers – 3 Discussion of technical issues: mental factors, meditative states, etc.

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

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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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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

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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


Guided Sitting Meditation

Program Coordinator

Mahayana Book Study

Mr. Henry Chang & others (Woo Ju Library)


Group Meditation

(No guidance)

Chanting – Kuan Yin Ceremony

(Great Buddha Hall)


Guided Walking Meditation

Program Coordinator

Mahayana Book Study

Mr. Henry Chang & others (Woo Ju Library)


(§) 1 Day Chan Meditation Retreat (8:00 am – 4:00 pm)

Special Guest Instructor: Mr. David Listen


Loving Kindness Meditation

Jennifer Maher

Daily Mindfulness Cultivation

Jennifer Maher


Group Meditation

(No guidance)

Chanting – Ullampana Ceremony

(Great Buddha Hall)


Meditation: Bodhicitta

Valeria Clark

The 37 Practices of Bodhisattvas

Valeria Clark


Loving Kindness Meditation

Jennifer Maher

Liberation and Enlightenment

Jennifer Maher


Meditation: Bodhicitta

Valeria Clark

The Wheel Weapon Mind Training

Valeria Clark


Loving Kindness Meditation

Jennifer Maher


Jennifer Maher


(§) 1 Day Meditation Retreat

(To Be Announced)


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


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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Woo Ju Library Magazine Holding List

Library currently carries the following magazines, except for the current issue, the past issues are on 14 days loan.



Holding since

Alternative Medicine


2016 April -

Awaken 普覺


2014 May -



2015 Summer -

Buddhism Today


2015 Spring/Summer -



2015 Winter -

Consumer Reports on Health


2016 March -

Herb Quarterly


2016 March -

Journal of Indian & Buddhist Studies

Academic Annual

2011 -



2015 June -

Life Extension


2016 March -

On Religion


2015 Winter



2015 Spring -

Primary Point


2014 Spring -

Religion East & West

Academic Annual

2001 No. 1 -

Scientific American Mind


2015 March -

SGI Quarterly


2010 January

Shambhala Sun


2011 November -

Spirituality & Health


2016 March -



2010 Winter -

Vajra Bodhi Sea 萬佛城


2015 January -

The Vegan


2014 Winter -

Veg News


2016 March -

Urthona Buddhism and the Art


2015 No. 31 -

Zen Bow


2009 v.32 no.2 -

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Origin-Point Work shop(Registration FULL)

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 separately. 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

Please 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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10/7-14 2016 • 7 Day Retreat

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10/07~10/14/2016 美國莊嚴寺止觀禪七作息表 Schedule for 7 Days Retreat


10/07 (Fri 五)

10/08 (Sat 六)–10/13(Thu 四)

10/14 (Fri 五)



起板Rise & shine


早課 Morning Service


早齋、出坡Breakfast & Cleaning


八戒 Observance of Eight Precepts

指導方法Meditation Instruction


Meditation & Sharing Merit




Experience Sharing & Review




午齋&休息Lunch and Rest


調身12式Yoga Exercise

13:00 恢復場地

Clean the premises






指導方法Meditation Instruction



報到Check in



盥洗&自修 Shower &Personal time


簡介 Introduction




Dharma talk & Sharing Merit



Mindfully retire

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11/19-26 2016 CHAN MEDITAION

11_29 F ZEN PAR


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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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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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