Gilbert Gutierrez will speak on “The Chan Whip Anthology: A Companion to Spur our Practice” on Friday night, and follow up with a 2-day guided practice class.” Day 1 : Nov. 10 (Fri.) : Dharma Talk : The Chan Whip for a better Gongfu – Linji (臨濟), Han Shan (寒山), Dahui (大慧宗杲), common threads of […]
Day 1 : Dharma Talk : Jun 24, 2016 (Fri.) Echo’s of Chan– Linji (臨濟), Han Shan (寒山), Hsu Yun (Empty Cloud /虛雲), common threads of the Chan practice This lecture was presented by Master Sheng Yen’s Dharma Heir Gilbert Gutierrez on Friday June 24 2016 at the DDMBA Chicago Chapter as the opening talk […]
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Chanting a Buddha’s or Bodhisattva’s name repeatedly is a form of Chan (Zen) practice, to help us develop meditative concentration. And by chanting the name of Bodhisattva Avalokitesvara (Guan Yin ), who is the embodiment of Compassion, we also cultivate our own innate compassionate mind, so that we may better help others who are in need. Join us in the practice of chanting Guan Yin’s name, and learn how to become Guan Yin ourselves!
Guo Gu will speak on incorporating the Loving-kindness Practice in daily life, and the importance of Compassion for all Buddhist practitioners.
Guo Gu will teach us how to use the Loving-kindness Method in meditation, and how to integrate it in Chan (Zen) practice.” Practicing Compassion : A 2-Day Meditation Retreat Learn the Loving-kindness Method in meditation, and how to integrate it in Chan (Zen) practice. VISITING TEACHER: Guo Gu – Chan Teacher & Buddhist Scholar WHEN: […]
Bodhisattvas are enlightened sentient beings who are aware of all sentient beings’ sufferings, feel sympathy for others’ plight, and act to succor them. To become a Buddha, a sentient being must pass through the stage of being a bodhisattva.
The ritual, simple but solemn, is designed to cause one to wholeheartedly take sanctuary in the Three Jewels, to rely on and revere the Three Jewels, and to bring forth pure, staunch faith and confidence.
In truth, whether one goes to heaven or hell depends solely on one’s karma. If one has “divine” karmic energy, one will be reborn in a heaven; if one has “infernal” karmic energy, one will end up in a hell.