Date Topics and Activities Reading(s)
October 29, 2017

Part One: Chanting and Meditation led by Venerable Yi-Hung Shifu, Abbot of Fo Guang Shan Hawaii

Part Two: Exploring Buddhist concepts : Right Concentration (the last factor in the Noble Eightfold Path)

Part Three: Discussion of The Strength of Commitment, an essay by Venerable Hsing Yun, founder of Fo Guang Shan

Part Four: Gong'an (known to many English speakers by the Japanese version of the name, koan) study

The Strength of Commitment
November 26, 2017

Part One: Chanting and Meditation led by Venerable Yi-Hung Shifu, Abbot of Fo Guang Shan Hawaii

Part Two: Exploring Buddhist concepts : The Six Perfections

Part Three: Discussion of The Value of Giving, an essay by Venerable Hsing Yun, founder of Fo Guang Shan

Part Four: Gong'an (known to many English speakers by the Japanese version of the name, koan) study

The Value of Giving
December 31, 2017 No class - Happy New Year's Eve! No class - Happy New Year's Eve!
January 28, 2018

Part One: Chanting and Meditation led by Venerable Yi-Hung Shifu, Abbot of Fo Guang Shan Hawaii

Part Two: Exploring Buddhist concepts : The Four Brahma Vihara (also known as the Four Immeasurable Minds)

Part Three: Discussion of The Way to Happiness, an essay by Venerable Hsing Yun, founder of Fo Guang Shan

Part Four: Gong'an (known to many English speakers by the Japanese version of the name, koan) study

The Way to Happiness
February 25, 2018

Part One: Chanting and Meditation led by Venerable Yi-Hung Shifu, Abbot of Fo Guang Shan Hawaii

Part Two: Exploring Buddhist concepts : The Path of the Bodhisattva and the Four Universal Vows

Part Three: Discussion of The Importance of Unity, an essay by Venerable Hsing Yun, founder of Fo Guang Shan

Part Four: Gong'an (known to many English speakers by the Japanese version of the name, koan) study

The Importance of Unity

Note: Many of the readings are from a newspaper column entitled "Between Ignorance and Enlightenment" written by Venerable Master Hsing Yun. These articles can be found online at: https://sites.google.com/site/foguangpedia/foguangpedia-collection/a03_venerable-master-hsing-yun-collections/003-anthology-poetry/between-ignorance-and-enlightenment

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