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. Continue Reading…
Temple of Enlightenment
Mindfulness of Breaths Meditation Retreat
6/12 – 6/14 2015
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.
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.
Dear Library Patron, Start from April 1, 2015, Library new circulation policy:
1. $25 donation or more is suggested for obtaining a library card
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Woo Ju Library Committee
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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.
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
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
Kuan-Yin Bodhisattva’s Renunciation Ceremony 10:00am to 12:00pm 觀音菩薩出家紀念法會
• 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
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.
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.