A mind open to genuine understanding
Upcoming event: Venerable ChangHwa's visit on 3/10
Venerable Changhwa is the Director of Chan Meditation Center in New York. . In addition to her current position as Director, she gives public lectures and leads meditation programs. Venerable Changhwa holds a Ph.D. in Biochemistry from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.Type your paragraph here.
Chan Meditation 3/10 (Sun) 9:30 am – 12:00 pm
Dharma Talk: 3/10 (Sun) 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
A Brief Introduction to the Sutra of Medicine Buddha
Every Sunday from 10 a.m. to 12 noon and every Thursday from 7:15 p.m to 8:15 p.m., we offer a free guided group meditation practice with multiple sitting and walking sessions. Anyone is welcome to attend this practice. It is free to the public however online registration is required.
Every other Saturday we offer a book study group via Skype. Currently, we are studying the book, "Tea Words", early Chan lectures given by Chan Master Sheng Yen in America (1980-1997). This group is open to anyone who is interested in learning and sharing about the Buddha dharma.
Special events were held twice a year in the past. Experienced monastic teachers were invited from Chan Meditation Center in New York to give Dharma talks and guidance in Chan meditation practice. People from all walks of life came to practice Chan to deepen their understanding of themselves and learn to live in harmony with their families, friends and others in the community.
The Sutra of Medicine
Buddha was translated into Chinese by Master 玄奘 in Tang Dynasty. The Sutra explains the location and name of Medicine Buddha and the 12 great vows he made while he was practicing on the path of Bodhisattva. In this Sutra, it’s stated that whoever reads, pays respects and offerings to the Sutra and chants the name of Medicine Buddha, the person will be free from disasters and obstacles. In this lifetime, this person will live a long, healthy, peaceful and fulfilling life. Upon death, he/she will also be born into favorable realms or the pure land of Medicine Buddha. The person will also be blessed by the 12 ‘Medicine Generals ‘ to enjoy good health and overcome difficulties.
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