2011 Summer Camp at Chuang Yen Monastery: Eradicating Suffering (去塵除垢)
The teachings of the Buddha, which is emanated from searching for a way to eradicate all suffering concentrates on the progression and liberation of human mind and educates sentient beings how to eradicate mental defilement in order to attain Nirvāna.
Nowadays we live in a society where materialism is always emphasized excessively, which directly and consequentially causes a great recession of our spiritualty. The relationships among people and societies have been always evaluated by capital, which results in numerous international, social, and familial conflicts and unease. Yet how do we resolve these challenges? How do we strike a balance in settling these issues and searching the purposes of our existence?
This year, with the aim of purifying our mind, the summer camp will be focusing on providing answers to these issues based upon the teachings of the Buddha which were rediscovered more than twenty five hundred years.
Registration Deadline：June 10. No registration will be granted after the deadline. From June 11 to 13, all registrants will be reviewed. A “Letter of Acceptance” will be sent out on June 14 to those who are admitted.
Check-in Time：July 1, 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm. Opening ceremony start at 4:00pm.
Group Capacity：Adults – 40 (ages 30 and above); Youth – 25 (ages 17 to 28); Teens – 40 (ages 13 to 16); Family – 40 pairs (any child aged 8 to 12 must have a parent or guardian with them throughout the camp period)
Since 1992, BAUS has been sponsored experienced Dharma Masters to give teachings across the United States in various tranditions according to their expertise.
2pm / Ven. Bhikkhu Bodhi
Climate change, or global warming, hasn’t been receiving much attention in the national media these days, but this doesn’t mean that the problem has been licked. Far from it. Climate change may indeed be the most serious crisis facing the world today. Unlike a cyclone or earthquake, however, climate change does not break suddenly; rather, it increases gradually, almost imperceptibly, and thus its full impact probably won’t become apparent for decades. Nevertheless, if we are to prevent the worst consequences, we have to start working on it now, otherwise we will have to face sheer catastrophe.
Does Buddhism have anything to contribute to our understanding of global warming? And can it offer any remedies? In this lecture Ven. Bhikkhu Bodhi will look at global warming from a Buddhist point of view, exploring its causes and explaining how Buddhism might offer an antidote.
Venerable Bhikkhu Bodhi, born in New York, has been a Buddhist monk since 1972. He is a world-renowned scholar and has translated many Buddhist texts from the Pali Canon into English. In recent years, he has turned his attention to the issue of world poverty. In 2008, together with his students, he founded “Buddhist Global Relief” (BGR) to assist people throughout the world afflicted with chronic hunger. BGR has launched almost twenty projects in South Asia, Central Asia, and Africa.
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1:30 pm / Dr. Weijen Teng
Buddhist scripture is the core of Buddhism, the primary source of the Buddha Dharma. Today, Buddhists learn Buddhism from canons of different Buddhist traditions in different languages. This talk will familiarize the audience with the historical development of the extant Buddhist canons and the languages they used and compare their structures and contents in brief.
Mr. Teng is currently a Ph.D. candidate in the Committee on the Study of Religion at Harvard University. He studied Therav?da Buddhism in Sri Lanka, and Sanskrit and Indian philosophy in India. His expertise includes classical P?li and Sanskrit grammar. Before coming to study in U.S., Mr Teng taught Indian Buddhist schools at the Fuyan Buddhist Seminary, and several courses on Buddhism as a teaching fellow at Harvard University .
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