Date: 1/1/2013 (Tuesday)
Time: 10 am – 12 noon
Place: Kuan Yin Hall
The annual event of the “Interfaith Prayer for World Peace”, sponsored by The Buddhist Association of the United States, will be held on January 1, 2013 (Tuesday) at Chuang Yen Monastery.
Representatives from different religions (including Buddhism, Catholic, Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Hinduism, Bahai, etc.), local government officials, counties executives & supervisors, people with different ethics background will all come together to pray for world peace. Vegetarian lunch is provided after the prayer services. Welcome everyone come to celebrate and to pray for world peace
For transportation information or any other questions, please call 845-225-1819, ext 103, 973-401-1633, or email email@example.com
“(the) aim of the association is to promote the study and practice of Buddhism,
to search for the Truth and Enlightenment and to obtain better understanding among all the religions.
It is our belief that by doing so mankind may bring the world lasting peace and true happiness.”
Ven. Lok To, 1st President of BAUS
Chuang Yen Monastery has been established since 1975. The purpose of building this monastery is implementing the vision of Ven. Lok To to provide various programs through free service. All the programs hold in the monastery are free without charge, no matter they are short-term & long term meditation retreat, Buddhist summer camp, Dharma talk, Free book distribution, or else are all the same. For 37 years, countless venerable (monks and nuns), volunteers, and kind-hearted people dedicate their time, energy, and resources, sometimes without day and night, in just one goal of promoting, initiating, and providing inspiration to improve public welfare, ethnics harmony, and world peace. Using sparely, All the donation is to sustain the various programs holding in the monastery or outside of the monastery, even support other Buddhist and non-Buddhist groups alike. By this effort, we are hoping that one day the world will have lasting peace and true happiness as the vivid vision from Ven. Lok To.
Work Wisely with the Life We Have
Date: 2012/4/8 (Sunday) 2–4pm
Place: Woo Ju Memorial Library
Speaker: Dr. Paul Fulton
For more than 40 years of practice in Buddhism and career in psychotherapy. How does Dr. Paul Fulton bring these two worlds together? What can we learn from him to work wisely and benefit ourselves and other beings?
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org; (845) 225-1819, ext 103
Dr. Fulton’s interest in Buddhist meditation and psychology began in his teens. At age 20 he received jukai initiation into Zen (taking refuge and receiving the precepts), and continues to practice Zen and vipassana. He earned a doctoral degree from Harvard University where he focused on comparative human development and the integration of Western and Buddhist psychology. In the mid-1990s he helped found the Institute for Meditation and Psychotherapy to train mental health professionals in the principles and practices of Buddhist psychology. He served as the president of IMP for 10 years, and was formerly a board member of the Barre Center for Buddhist Studies. He has a private practice of psychotherapy in Newton, Massachusetts.
Venerable Elder Master Lok To, the first President of the Buddhist Association of the United States from 1964 – 1974, passed away in New York 2pm on 2011-Sep-2 peacefully surround by the Sangha and Lay Buddhist community. Funeral and Memorial services will be held in New York and Toronto.
Ven. Lok-To, born in 1923, was ordained as a novice monk at age 10. He was a disciple of the famous Ven. Tan Hsu (倓虛大師) of China. He came to the United States in 1963. After the establishment of the Buddhist Association of the United States, he had been the president for 10 years, and resigned after the second term. During the year of his service, he had built a solid foundation for BAUS. He was also the one of the three founders of the Chamshan Temple in Toronto, Canada and the Young Men’s Buddhist Association of America (美國佛教青年會). He mastered in English, and dedicated his time and energy on translation Buddhist text from Chinese to English. His work can be found through the website of “Young Men’s Buddhist Association of America”.
Funeral Service in New York:
2011-Sep-10 Saturday night 7:00-9:30pm at 全福殡仪馆 Chun Fook Funeral Services Inc. in Queens, near La Guardia airport, 134-35 Northern Blvd., Flushing, NY 11354, phone: (718) 353-2218.
2011-Sep-11 Sunday morning 9:00 to 11:30am. Then proceed to Green Wood Cemetery, 500 25th Street, Brooklyn, New York 11232 for cremation.
Memorial Services in Toronto:
2011-Sep-8 Thursday 3:00-5:00pm
2011-Sep-15 Thursday 9:30-noon
2011-Sep-22 Thursday 3:00-5:00pm
2011-Sep-29 Thursday 3:00-5:00pm
2011-Oct-6 Thursday 3:00-5:00pm
2011-Oct-13 Thursday 3:00-5:00pm
2011-Oct-20 Thursday 3:00-5:00pm
“Rev Lok To” (in his own word)
(Manuscript, language: English; Date: undated, should be between 1964 – 1969; Source: Woo Ju Memorial Library)
“1923 was the year of my birth. When I was very young I entered the school for priesthood of Buddhist. Six year later I was ordained. Tien-tai school and Ch’an practice (Zen in Japanese) are my basic training in Buddhism.
I received advanced study in Chan Shan Temple, Tsingtao, China. Hereafter I went to Hong Kong to attend the Hwa Nan Research Institute of Buddhism and completed my research fellowship few years later. While in Hong Kong, I served as director of the Chinese Buddhist Society and was in charge of the Chinese Buddhist library. In 1962 the institute of Buddhism and Taoism in San Francisco invited me to preach Buddhism in this country. One year later I came to New York. Together with a number of devoted Buddhists, the Buddhist Association of the United States was founded in New York in the December of 1964. I was elected as the President and a director of the association.
My aim of the association is to promote the study and practice of Buddhism, to search for the Truth and Enlightenment and to obtain better understanding among all the religions. It is our belief that by doing so mankind may bring the world lasting peace and true happiness.”
Memorial Service of Master Jen Chun
Date: 2/19/2011, Saturday 10am – 12 noon
Place: Bodhi Monastery, 67 Lawrence Road, Lafayette, NJ 07848
Memorial Service for Ven. Jen Chun, the Founder of Bodhi Monastery & Yin Shun Foundation and the Honorable President of the Buddhist Association of the United States will be held on 2/19/2011, Saturday 10am – 12 noon at Bodhi Monastery. Bodhi Monastery will also hold an Amitabha Buddha Ceremony on 2/12/2011 start from 10 am. Welcome monastics, lay practioners, Buddhist teachers to join the ceremony. For groups and monasteries who would like join the memorial service, please contact (973) 401-1633 or (973) 940 – 0473 before 2/16 to inform your size of people and transportation needs. Bodhi Monastery is located: 67 Lawrence Road，Lafayette, NJ 07848