09:00 AM - 10:00 AM : Silent Meditation 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM : Instructional Talk 11:00 AM - Noon : Vegetarian Lunch
Meditators of all disciplines are welcomed to join us.
New comers please sign up through MeetUp to attend the beginning Chan meditation class where you will learn the basics.
Saturday Mantra Session
Mantras are very powerful prayers which bring worldly and spiritual protection and benefit.
08:00PM - 08:40PM: Mantra Recitation - Shurangama Mantra (lines 544-554) - Mantra of the Five Great Hearts
Sunday Dharma Assemblies
On most Sundays we recite the Pure Land Ceremony and ask for Amitabha Buddha’s help. On the last Sunday of each month, we recite the Great Repentance Ceremony and pray to Guan Yin Bodhisattva to eradicate our karmic obstructions.
08:00 AM - 09:30 AM: Dharma Assembly 09:30 AM - 10:10 AM: Dharma Talk 10:20 AM - 10:50 AM: Meal Offering 11:00 AM - Noon: Vegetarian Lunch
Please refer to CALENDARS for our Dharma Assembly Schedule
Sunday Sutra Lecture
12:30 PM - 2:30 PM Sutra Lecture - Heart Sutra
Dharma Master YongHua uses an interactive format and lectures on the teachings of the Buddha known as sutras. Lectures are in English and Vietnamese; Chinese translation is also provided.
This is a multi-week retreat where you work on improving your meditation skills. We encourage interested meditators at all levels to give it a try, whether if it’s for a few hours, a day, several days, or weeks.