Date Topics and Activities Reading(s)
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
(Please note: This session, Venerable Yi-Hung Shifu will be in New York. Therefore we will have guest chant and meditation leaders.)

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

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

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

The Importance of Unity
March 25, 2018

We apologize for the inconvenience but there will be no class today. The next class session is currently scheduled for April 29th.

However, everyone is invited to join in the chanting in the shrine room starting at 10:00 a.m.

The chanting is in Chinese. However, a Pinyin version of the text will be provided for those of us who cannot read Chinese.

We look forward to seeing you in class again on April 29th!

No class today.
April 29, 2018

Part One: Chanting and meditation led by Venerable Yi-Hung Shifu, Abbott of Fo Guang Shan Hawai`i

Part Two: Exploring Buddhist concepts : The Path of the Bodhisattva, Part II : The Awakened Heart : The Motivation of Ksitigarbha Bodhisattva (DiZang Pusa)

Part Three: Discussion of To Never Retire, an essay by Venerable Hsing Yun, founder of Fo Guang Shan

To Never Retire
May 27, 2018

Part One: Chanting and meditation led by Venerable Yi-Hung Shifu, Abbott of Fo Guang Shan Hawai`i

Part Two: Exploring Buddhist concepts : The Heart Sutra, a Dharma talk by Venerable Yi-Hung Shifu

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

The Truth of Impermanence
June 24, 2018

No class today. Sorry.

No class. No reading.
July 29, 2018

Part One: Chanting and meditation led by Venerable Yi-Hung Shifu, Abbott of Fo Guang Shan Hawai`i

Part Two: Exploring Buddhist concepts : The Path of the Bodhisattva, Part II : The Awakened Heart : The Ten Vows of Samantabhadra (PuXian Pusa)

Part Three: Discussion of The Past, the Present, and the Future, an essay by Venerable Hsing Yun, founder of Fo Guang Shan

The Past, the Present, and the Future

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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