Temple of Enlightenment will open one meditation class in English and synchronously translated into Spanish. It will be held from 7:00pm – 8:30pm on every Tuesday, and it will start on 2/7/2012. The meditation class will be led by Abbot of Chuang Yen Monastery – Ven. Dhammadipa Sak.
Everyone is welcome to attend.
Location: 3070 Albany Crescent, Bronx, NY 10463
Contact info : 718-884-9111
Registration: 11/19 (Saturday) 2:00pm, 4:00pm Orientation, 6:00pm Introduction
Four Immeasurables (Four Sublime Abidings) Meditation, a kind of Samatha, is a (concentration) technique practiced in early Buddhism, aimed at training the mind to remove one’s resentment while enlightening loving-kindness, compassion, joy, and equanimity. It is not only a practical way to govern one’s anger, jealous, malicious, and meddling mind, but also a great dharma way to open one’s happiness in life. It can be regard as a profound foundation for all the meditation practice.
Venerable Dr. Dhammadipa is the Abbot of the Chuang Yen Monastery. He is a professor at Buddhist colleges in Taiwan specializing in Agama and Abhidharama. He was also a visiting professor at Sun Yet-Sen University in Guangzhou, China. He ordained his bachelor and master degress in Sri Lanka whereas doctoral degree in Theology and Religion from the Great Britain. Venerable Dr. Dhammadipa was ordained twenty three years ago.
Developing the Perfection of Wisdom in Samatha & Vipasyana Meditation
Venerable Dhammadipa, a distinguished monk and meditation teacher of Czech nationality. During the four-week period (10/29/2010 ~ 11/27/2010) Venerable Dhammadipa (Thomas Peter Gutmann) led a retreat focus on Samatha and Vipasyana meditation and the practice of 6 and 10 paramitas as given in the Theravada and the Northern Buddhist Tradition. The practice of “4 heavenly abodes” was emphasized in the Samatha meditation. Practical instructions have been given for this practice with reference to the Jataks (Birth stories of the Buddha), Suttantas and Theravada and Mahayana Abhidharma.
AUDIO RECORDING is available now……
2010/9/26 Dharma Talk: Introduction to Meditative Theory about the Path Leading to Liberation in Sarvāstivāda School
1:30 pm / Ven. Dhammadipa (Fa Yao)
Sarvāstivāda Buddhism school was the most momentous sectarian Buddhism, whose practice system is well-known in Chinese and Tibetan Buddhism. Its stages of practice includes the path of equipment, four aids to penetration in the path of application: The Heat, Summit, Acceptance, and the highest mundane factors.
Ven. Dhammadipa will expound the meditative stages which were documented in one of the Sarvāstivāda Abhidharma Treatises, Abhidharmakośabhāsya with other Abhidharma sources. Comprehending the meditative stages in Sarvāstivāda school may help to raise direct or indirect cognition in Vijñānavāda or all other Buddhist schools flourished afterward.
Venerable Dhammadipa (Fa Yao), presently the abbot of Chuang Yen Monastery, has been ordained as a Buddhist monk since 1987. He taught in Taiwan, and has been to different countries to study Buddhism. He received his B.A and M.A in Buddhist Studies in Sri Lanka, and his Ph.D in Religion and Philosophy in England, UK. His special preferences are in Abhidhamma and meditation practices, and often stress the importance of the meditation in society. He reads in Chinese, Japanese, Pali, Sanskrit, French, etc.
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Prerequisite: No experience is required
Date: 5/8, 6/12, 7/10, 8/14, 9/11, 10/9 (Saturday)
Time: 1:00p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Place: Kuan Yin Hall
Fee: Free of charge.
Sati Meditation (as taught by Luangpor Teean) incorporates rhythmic bodily movements to cultivate awareness of the body and the mind. This ultimately leads to direct and profound understanding of the origin of and the liberation from suffering in human experiences. Sati Meditation is a form of vipassana (insight) meditation introduced by Luangpor Teean Jittasubho (1911 – 1988) of Thailand. This unique form of meditation is especially suitable for modern society and environment because experienced practitioners can practice and apply the meditation in their daily life.
Call for more information:
Dwight Chien (908)769-0212, or Chung Yen Monastery (845)225-1819