Events Schedule

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March to August 2017 Dharma Events

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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

Event

Time

Sun., Mar. 5, 12, & 19 Half-Day Chan Retreat (please see *)/ Meritorious Helping Out 8:30 am—noon/ after lunch
Sun., Mar. 26 Diamond Sutra Ceremony 9:30 am—noon
Sun., Apr. 2 & 23 One Stick of Incense (1 hr. meditation) / Meritorious Helping Out 10:30-11:30 am/ after lunch
Sun., Apr. 9 Diamond Sutra Ceremony–A sincere tribute to our Grand Master Wei-Chueh 9:30 am-noon
Sat. & Sun., Apr. 15 to 16 Two-day Chan Retreat* and Meritorious Help Out

Monastery will be closed to the public.

2 full days
Sun., Apr. 30 Buddha’s 3044th Birthday Celebration & Gratitude Medicine Buddha Ceremony 9:30 am—noon
Sun., May 7 & 14 One Stick of Incense (1 hr. meditation) / Meritorious Helping Out 10:30-11:30 am/ after lunch
Sun., May 21 Half-Day Chan Retreat (please see *)/ Meritorious Helping Out 8:30 am—noon/ after lunch
Sun., May 28 Gratitude Medicine Buddha Ceremony 9:30 am—noon
Sun., Jun. 4, 11, & 18 Half-Day Chan Retreat (please see *)/ Meritorious Helping Out 8:30 am—noon/ after lunch
Sun., Jun. 25 Gratitude Medicine Buddha Ceremony 9:30 am—noon
Sun., Jul. 2 Mountain Pilgrimage Peace Ceremony 10:30-11:30 am
Sun., Jul. 9 & 16 One Stick of Incense (1 hr. meditation) / Meritorious Helping Out 10:30-11:30 am/ after lunch
Sun., Jul. 23 Gratitude Medicine Buddha Ceremony 9:30 am—noon
Jul. 26, 27, 28 Bodhiseed Children Meditation Retreat Ages 5 to 10
Aug. 16 to 29 Pilgrimage to Chung Tai Chan Monastery Members Only

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. From January to August 2017, these dates will be on:  3/12, 3/28, 4/11, 4/26, 5/10, 5/26, 6/9, 6/24, 7/8, 7/23, 8/6, 8/22.

  • 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.