Dharma Events

from Dec., 2017 to Aug., 2018

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“To be liberated is not to escape from difficulties; it is to use the power of wisdom and samádhi to eliminate the obstacles present. That is liberation.”

~ The Grand Master Wei-Chueh’s Dharma Dews

Date Day Event Time
12/24/2017-1/1/2018   Gratitude Liang Huang Jeweled Repentance & 2018 New Year Blessing Ceremony  
1/7, 1/14, 1/21, 1/28 Sun One Stick of Incense (1 hr. meditation)/

Meritorious Helping Out

10:30-11:30 am/

after lunch

2/4, 2/11, 2/18 Sun One Stick of Incense (1 hr. meditation)/

Meritorious Helping Out

10:30-11:30 am/

after lunch

2/16 Fri Chinese New Year & Bell Service 11-11:50
2/25 Sun Eighty-eight Buddhas Repentance Ceremony 9:30 am—noon
3/4, 3/11, 3/18 Sun Half-Day Chan Retreat (please see *)/

Meritorious Helping Out

8:30 am—noon/

after lunch

3/25 Sun Diamond Sutra Ceremony 9:30 am—noon
4/1, 4/8, 4/15 Sun One Stick of Incense (1 hr. meditation)/

Meritorious Helping Out

10:30-11:30 am/

after lunch

4/2-4/10   Spring Pilgrimage to Chung Tai Chan Monastery (Members only)
4/21-4/22 Sat Sun Two-Day Chan Retreat (please see * & black robe required)  
4/29 Sun Diamond Sutra Ceremony—Sincere Offering to Grand Master Wei-Chueh 9:30 am—noon
5/6, 5/13, 5/27 Sun One Stick of Incense (1 hr. meditation)/

Meritorious Helping Out

10:30-11:30 am/

after lunch

5/20 Sun Buddha’s 3045th Birthday Celebration & Gratitude Medicine Buddha Ceremony 9:30 am—noon
6/3, 6/10, 6/24 Sun Half-Day Chan Retreat (please see *)/

Meritorious Helping Out

8:30 am—noon/

after lunch

6/17 Sun Gratitude Medicine Buddha Ceremony 9:30 am—noon
7/4 Wed Mountain Pilgrimage Peace Ceremony 6:30-8 pm
7/1, 7/8, 7/29 Sun One Stick of Incense (1 hr. meditation)/

Meritorious Helping Out

10:30-11:30 am/

after lunch

7/15 Sun Gratitude Medicine Buddha Ceremony 9:30 am—noon
7/21-7/22 Sat Sun Two-Day Chan Retreat (please see * & black robe required)  
8/3-8/5   Bodhiseed Children Meditation Retreat (Age5-10)
8/13 Sun Gratitude Medicine Buddha Ceremony 9:30 am—noon

We welcome everyone to attend the Ceremony of Grand Meal Offering to the Buddha, from 11:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on the 1st and 15th day of each lunar month. In the year 2018, these will be on:  1/17, 1/31, 2/16, 3/2, 3/17, 3/31, 4/16, 4/30, 5/15, 5/29, 6/14, 6/28, 7/13, 7/27, 8/11, 8/25. (From Jan. to Aug.)

  • To attend half-day or two-day Chan retreat, beginning class and meditation suit are required.
  • Please stay and help after ceremonies and meditation retreats.
  • Please wear meditation clothing for meditation retreats, they may be obtained at the monastery reception desk.
  • Completion of beginning meditation required for all meditation retreats.
  • All our programs are free of charge. We are supported by your generous donations.
  • Call to register or inquire.