Three Films about finding your true nature
A Saturday Afternoon Movie and Discussion Series at the Woo Ju Library
5/4 ”Travelers and Magicians” (108 Minutes) – Decisions
6/8 “The Drummer” (115 Minutes) – Transformation
7/13 “My Reincarnation” (82 Minutes) – Destiny?
The viewing and discussion group will be organized and led by Prof. Russell C. Leong, who obtained his MFA in filmmaking from UCLA and author of “Asian Pacific Independent Media Arts”, the first textbook on the subject. Mr. Alex Lamas, Buddhist, received refuge from Ven. Dhammadipa Sak, 20 years of experience in filmmaking business, who will assist in the class. Buddhist perspectives will be provided by Ven. Dhammadipa Sak, Abbot of Chuang Yen Monastery and special guests, when available. Selected reading materials will also be distributed.
Woo Ju Memorial Library at Chuang Yen Monastery
The Buddhist Association of the United States
2020 Route 301, Carmel, NY 10512
(845) 225 – 1819, ext 103
Woo Ju Memorial Library at Chuang Yen MonasteryThe Buddhist Association of the United States2020 Route 301, Carmel, NY 10512(845) 225 – 1819, ext email@example.com
Topic: “Traveling with Ven. Tanxu, Meeting with Ven. Lokto: Finding Modern China Through the Lives of Two Buddhist Monks”
Lecturer: Professor James Carter
Date: 2012.9.9 (Sunday), 2-4 pm
Place: Woo Ju Memorial Library, 2020 Route 301, Carmel, NY 10512
Professor James Carter, the author of last year Oxford University publication: “Heart of Buddha, Heart of China”, will be sharing his insights with his unique experiences about the spiritual practice in the development of China. Intended to write a scholarly work analysing the role of cultural and social transition, especially Buddhism, in China. He found Ven. Tanxu (倓虛大師), a fasinating figure represented millions of Chinese who shaped the history. While doing research on Ven. Tanxu (倓虛大師), he met Ven. Lokto, and started his journey in various monasteries in Harbin, Qingdao, Yingkou, Hong Kong, Ningbo and Tiantai–as well as New York– to conduct research……
Professor James Carter
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Topic: “A Buddhist Perspective on Occupy Wall Street” ( 一個佛教徒對占領華爾街的省思)
Lecturer: Ven. Bhikkhu Bodhi (菩提比丘)
Date: 2012.8.12 ( Sunday), 2-4 pm
Place: Woo Ju Memorial Library
Venerable Bhikkhu Bodhi is an American Buddhist monk originally from New York City. He obtained a PhD in philosophy from Claremont Graduate School in 1972. In late 1972, he received monastic ordination in Sri Lanka, where he lived for over twenty years. He was the editor for the Buddhist Publication Society in Kandy, Sri Lanka, from 1984 until 2002. He has edited Ven. Nyanamoli’s translation of the Majjhima Nikaya (Middle Length Discourses of the Buddha), translated the Samyutta Nikaya (Connected Discourses of the Buddha), and compiled an anthology of suttas from the Pali Canon (In the Buddha’s Words). His new translation of the Anguttara Nikaya (Numerical Discourses of the Buddha) is due out in the fall. In recent years, he has turned his attention to the issue of world poverty. In 2008, together with his students, they founded “Buddhist Global Relief” (BGR) to assist people throughout the world afflicted with chronic hunger. BGR has launched over fifty projects in southern Asia, Africa, Haiti, and the U.S.
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The program is open to the public free of charge. Donations are welcome to support the library education program for the general public.
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Dharma Talk: Mindfulness and Human Health
Lecturer: Prof. Tzung kuen Wen (溫宗堃)
Date: 2012.7.14 (Saturday) 2 – 4 pm
Place: BAUS – Woo Ju Memorial Library, 2020 Route 301, Carmel, NY 10512
This talk will introduce the theory and practice of mindfulness training and reveal its relation to our mental and physical health, discuss how it improve our learning ability and our relationship with ourselves and others.
Prof. Tzung kuen Wen (溫宗堃)
A Buddhist lecturer, author, and translator, whose effort in teaching “Satiology (Mindfulness Science, 正念學)” has received much attention in recent year. He teaches in many prominent Buddhism institutes, including: Fu-yan Buddhist Institute, Dharma Drum Buddhist College (DDBC), Yuan-Kuang Buddhist Institute, etc.. He has given classes on “Āgama”, “Early Buddhism”, “Pali Grammar”, and “Sanskrit Grammar”.