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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9/12 – 9/19/2015 The Lotus Repentance Ceremony & Dharma Talk on Tientai School

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


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9/20 – 9/29/2015 10 Days Vipassana Meditation Retreat

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2015 Summer Films @ Woo Ju Library




“Mind Over Movie” Summer Series is here, welcome to join us on Saturday afternoon and stay for the discussion group.

For more information, please contact (845) 225 -1819, ext 103, or library@baus.org

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Mindful Stretching and Moving Meditation 1 day retreat

2015 Dates:  8/15, 9/12, 10/10, 11/14, 12/12 (Saturday)

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.

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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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Sunday Morning Program @ Chuang Yen Monastery


Summer Highlights: “Family Meditation”

Buddha encourages people to create harmonious community. Home is the smallest community in society. Practice to bring peace and harmony into your home, give a precious life-time gift to your children

family meditateThis program aims for kids age 5 and above

parent or guardian must accompany, will include Stories, Buddhist tales

Date: Jul. 19,  Aug. 9,  Aug. 16

Time: 9:00 am – 10:00 am

Instructor: Mrs. Beeta Koswatta (Interpreter: Mr. Siyu Koswatta)

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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. 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.

Mrs. Beeta Koswatta – Was a Physics teacher for 35 years in Sri Lanka. She obtained her B.S. degree in Physical Science (Univ. of Kelaniya, ‘72), Diploma in Education (Univ. of Colombo), M. A. in Buddhist Studies (Univ. of Kelaniya, ‘02), Diploma in Psychological Counseling Including Buddhist Insights (Dhamrivi Foundation, Colombo, ‘08). She has been practicing meditation for over 25 years. Siyu Kostwatta is her son, and will be the interpreter for the class.

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 **


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2015 Fall Chinese School

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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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5/10 Buddha Day Ceremony & Mother’s Day Garden Party @ CYM

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

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4/19/2015 (Sunday) 2 pm “Karma, Chronic Disease & the Science of Wellness” – Dr. Henry Chang @ Woo Ju Library

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Please register in advance, feel free to contact Ms. Hsiu at (845) 225-1819, ext 103 or library@baus.org 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

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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 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.

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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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1/1/2015 (Thursday) Interfaith Prayer

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2015 Chuang Yen Monastery Calendar

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 (Sunday),
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

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

11/13-11/15/2015 (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: 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 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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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 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

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
Email: toe@baus.org

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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: 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 July through September 2015

Date Sutta No. Sutta Title Main Topic
July 11th


A Single Excellent Night On the need for vigorous effort
July 18th

135 pt.1

Shorter Exposition on Kamma Karma & differences among beings
July 25th

135 pt.2

Shorter Exposition on Kamma (Same.)
Aug 1st


The Greater Exposition on Kamma More detailed analysis of karma
Aug 8th


Exposition on the Six Sense Bases Six sense faculties & related topics
Aug 15th


The Exposition of a Summary On the training of consciousness
Aug 22nd


Discourse on Non-Conflict How to avoid conflict over words
Aug 29th

140 pt. 1

The Exposition of the Elements On six elements & related topics
Sept 12th

140 pt. 2

The Exposition of the Elements (Same.)
Sept 19th


The Exposition of the Truths Analysis of the four noble truths
Sept 26th


The Exposition on Offerings Analysis of merits in making gifts.

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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