Class Description

Meditation & Zen Buddhism Classes

Each class meeting is for two hours, consisting of meditation practice (inc. instruction) in the first hour, and a lecture on Buddhist principles in the second hour.

 

Starts from Jan. 11th, 2020

Date Time Class Notes
Monday 7:30-9:30 pm Level 1A No Prerequisites
7:30-9:30 pm Level 2A Level 1 required
Tuesday 10 am – 12 pm Chinese Level 1A No Prerequisites
7:30-9:30 pm Chinese Sutra study Level 1 to 3 required
Wednesday 10 am – 12 pm Chinese Level 3A Level 1 & 2 required
10 am – 12 pm Level 2A Level 1 required
7:30-9:30 pm Chinese Level 1A No Prerequisites
Thursday 10 am – 12 pm Chinese Level 2A Level 1 required
7:30-9:30 pm Sutra Study Level 1 to 3 required
Friday 7:30-9:30 pm Chinese Level 3A Level 1 & 2 required
Saturday 10 am – 12 pm Level 3A Level 1 & 2 required
2-4 pm Chinese Level 3A Level 1 & 2 required
4:30-6:30 pm Level 1A No Prerequisites
7:30-9 pm AWESOME parent-child meditation class ages 6-14

 

Beginning Chan Meditation and Fundamental Concepts of Buddhism

The meditation portion of the class teaches breath-counting, mindfulness of the breath, and middle way reality. The lecture topics include the introduction to Buddhism and Chan(Zen), Karma and causality, the Four Noble Truths, Three Refuges and Five Precepts.

Prerequisite: One Stick of Incense experience is recommended.

 

Level II:Chan Meditation & Intermediate Buddhist Contemplation and Practices

The meditation portion builds on the previous methods and includes compassion contemplation. The lecture topics include the Ten Dharma Realms, Bodhisattva ideal, the six paramitas; the perfection of charity, morality, tolerance, diligence, meditation, and prajna wisdom.

Prerequisites: Completion of Level 1 Beginning Chan Meditation Class required.

 

Level III:Chan Meditation & Advanced Buddhist Contemplation and Practices

The meditation portion builds on the Level 1 & 2 methods and includes the Four Foundations of Mindfulness. The lecture topics include the Ten Dharma Realms, Twelve Links of Interdependence, Four Foundations of Mindfulness, The Four Great Vows, and Four Ways of Bodhisattva Fellowship.

Prerequisites: Completion of Level 1 & Level 2 Classes required.

 

Chan Meditation & Sutra Study

The meditation portion includes previous and additional meditation methods. The topics are from selected Buddhist scriptures such as The Sutra of Forty-Two Chapters, The Eight Realization of Great Beings, The Sutra of Impermanence, and The Essence of Mahayana Practice, etc.
Prerequisites: Completion of Level 1, Level 2, and Level 3 Classes required.

 

A.W.E.S.O.M.E.

“Ancient Wisdom-Enhancing School of Mindfulness and Enlightenment” class is designed for children/ youth ages 6-14 to discover their inner wisdom and develop a positive outlook on life. The creatively designed curriculum includes meditation instructions, Dharma talks, Zen stories, movies, character-building activities, and more. Students learn to sharpen their awareness and concentration and to appreciate the gifts of this world.