2017 Dharma Events

Dharma Events from Aug. to Dec., 2017

 

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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

 

 

Wednesdays & Sundays in August One Stick of Incense (1 hr. meditation) /

 Meritorious Helping Out

10:30-11:30 am/

after lunch 

Sun., Sep. 3 Ullambana Ceremony & Meng Shan Memorial Service/

Meritorious Helping Out

9:30 am—4 pm/

after lunch

Sun., Sep. 17 & 24 One Stick of Incense (1 hr. meditation) /

 Meritorious Helping Out

10:30-11:30 am/

after lunch

Sun., Oct. 1, 15, & 29 One Stick of Incense (1 hr. meditation) /

 Meritorious Helping Out

10:30-11:30 am/

after lunch

Sun., Oct. 8 Diamond Sutra Ceremony/

Meritorious Helping Out

9:30 am—noon/

after lunch

Sun., 

Oct. 22

Venerable Master Jian Deng, Abbot of Chung Tai Chan Monastery Propagating Buddha Dharma in Bay Area

Venue: Chung Tai Zen Center of Sunnyvale

9:00 am Dharma Talk

11:00 am Transmission of Three Refuges and Five Precepts

Sun., Nov. 5 & 12 Half-Day Chan Retreat (please see *)/

Meritorious Helping Out

8:30 am—noon/

after lunch

Sun., Nov. 19 Diamond Sutra Ceremony/ 

Meritorious Helping Out

9:30 am—noon/

after lunch

Sat. & Sun., Nov. 25 & 26 Two-day Chan Retreat (please see *)  
Dec. 24, 2017 ~ Jan. 1, 2018 Liang Huang Jeweled Repentance Ceremony & 2018 New Year Blessing Ceremony  

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: 8/6, 8/22, 9/5, 9/20, 10/4, 10/20, 11/3, 11/18, 12/2 & 12/18.

  • 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.