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The Laws of the Rise and Fall of Successive Dynasties in Chinese History

The Laws of the Rise and Fall of Successive Dynasties in Chinese History

If we use past events as a reflection of ourselves, our futures will benefit from this reflection.

History doesn’t repeat itself but similar events in history repeats itself, for which we can use for current reference. Hopefully we can understand human nature through events in history and how to use Buddha Dharma to deal accordingly.

Lecturer: Dharma Master Heng Yi

7/16, 7/23, 7/30
Sunday 1:00pm – 2:30pm

Talks About Maintaining Health by Kevin Chiu, Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine

Talks About Maintaining Health by Kevin Chiu, Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine

Being Your Own Doctor
Talks About Maintaining Health by Kevin Chiu, Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine

Date/Time: Starting every Friday evening in April 7:30-9:00pm

Topics covered:
1. Understanding the relationship between the five elements and the human body
2. Describing the functions of the five viscera and six bowels in the human body
3. Inquiring into the meaning of “disease”
4. Learning acupuncture points–beginners’ lessons
5. Exploring acupuncture and moxibustion theory–expanded level

Let’s learn how to improve our own immune system in order to prevent minor illnesses.

Discourse on Awakening of Faith in the Mahayana

Discourse on Awakening of Faith in the Mahayana

Delightfully Receiving Faith
Instilling Faith in Oneself through the “Discourse on Awakening of Faith in the Mahayana”

It opens an entrance into finding faith in ourselves and others. Let’s investigate what Asvaghosa Bodhisattva has to say…

Lecturer: Dharma Master Jin Yu

Dates: April 16, 23 & May 14, 21, 28
Time: Sundays 1:00-3:00pm

Talks are in Mandarin. English, Cantonese and Vietnamese translations will be provided.

You’re all cordially invited to join us in these events…

Worthy Leader Chapter of the Avatamsaka Sutra

Worthy Leader Chapter of the Avatamsaka Sutra

Dharma Master Heng Chih, from The City of Ten Thousand Buddhas will be lecturing on topic of The Merit and Virtue of the Bodhi Resolve. She will be covering the Worthy Leader Chapter of the Avatamsaka Sutra – a teaching for nurturing wholesome Dharmas.

Time: Every Sunday 7:30-9:00pm

Talks are in English. Mandarin, Cantonese and Vietnamese translations will be provided.

Investigation of the Pure Land Practice

Investigation of the Pure Land Practice

Lecturer: Dharma Master Heng Yi

On November 13, 20, 27 & December 18 at 1:00-2:30pm, Gold Buddha Monastery will host a lecture and discussion on the Pure Land practice’s true meaning and method.

Everyone is welcome, please spread the word.

2016 Lecture Series – The Ebb & Flow of Life (FREE)

2016 Lecture Series – The Ebb & Flow of Life (FREE)

In our long journey in life, is it smooth sailing, or is it full of obstacles and difficulties?

Let’s face it and discuss it together!

Speakers and Topics:

John Vu, Professor 武親道教授

Professor Vu was Chief Software Engineer of Boeing Commercial Airplane (Retired). He is the Director of the Master’s Program in Biotechnology at School of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University.

8/6 (Sat 1-3pm) – Issues with college admission, career planning and work life balance
8/7 (Sun 1-3pm) – Issues with parent – children relationship

Raymond Yeh, Ph.D. 葉祖堯博士

Dr. Yeh taught at several universities. He was chairman of the Computer Science Department at both University of Texas at Austin and University of Maryland. He served as a consultant to several nations as well as many corporations. He co-founded two professional societies as well as two software companies.

8/20 (Sat 1-3pm) – How to Make Sense in a Turbulent World
8/28 (Sun 1-3pm) – How to Make Changes in Life

Priscilla Yeh, MBA 周瑞芬女士

Mrs. Yeh holds a MBA degree from University of Illinois. She managed two software companies co-founded with her husband, Dr. Yeh, for over 20 years. She has also been counseling parents, students, cancer patients as well as giving leadership workshops with her husband.

8/21 (Sun 1-3pm) – How to Create Your Life Journey
8/27 (Sat 1-3pm) – How to Build Harmonious Relationships

Lectures will be given in four languages simultaneously —English, Mandarin, Cantonese, and Vietnamese.

Shurangama Sutra Study Group (in Mandarin Chinese)

Shurangama Sutra Study Group (in Mandarin Chinese)

Lecturer: Dharma Master Jin Yu
Every Monday & Tuesday, 7:30-9:00pm

Unless you read the Shurangama Sutra, you won’t know the key to cultivating the mind and awakening from confusion.

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The Venerable Master Hsuan Hua’s said in one of his talks:
The Great Master Han Shan (Silly Mountain) once said: “Unless you read the Shurangama Sutra, you won’t know the key to cultivating the mind and awakening from confusion.” This says it exactly right, because every dharma that exists is found within the Shurangama Sutra, so there are no potentials it fails to attract. It is the essential Dharma for all generations: It is the right seal for becoming a Buddha or a Patriarch.