Fundraising at the Swap Meet

March 9th and May 25th

(Note that the first newsletter sent out for February 2013 had an incorrect date)

Quynh Nguyen and Dawn Tran have banded together on a fundraising campaign to gather funds in support of constructing a women’s residence cabin at Desert Zen Center.

Golden West College SWAP MEET
15744 Goldenwest St. Huntington Beach, CA 92647.

Need Info? contact Quynh Nguyen at 714/768-8483
Still seeking donations in good condition:
anything that isn’t breathing or used to breathe!

Hannamatsuri/Buddha’s Birthday – April 7th, 2013

Click here for your very own invitation to our Hannamatsuri celebration on April 7th
(in English and Vietnamese). Hannamatsuri is the Japanese Cherry Blossom Festival, when they celebrate the anniversary of the birth of Siddhartha Gautama, who became the Buddha. We will also be ordaining a Novice monk (Sa di).

Dharma Talks @ White Lotus Dharma Center/IBEC

Roshi & Su Co to give Dharma talks

@ White Lotus Dharma Center,                             13071 Brookhurst Street,                                                      Garden Grove, CA 92843:

  • 12-30 at 2:30 p.m. a Dharma Talk by Su Co Thich Nu Tam Huong Canceled
  • 1-6 at 2:30 p.m. The Lotus Sutra – Dharma Talk by H.T. Thich An Giao
  • 2-3 at 2:30 p.m. The Lotus Sutra – Dharma Talk by H.T. Thich An Giao
  • 3-3 2:30 p.m. The Lotus Sutra – Dharma Talk by H.T. Thich An Giao
  • 3-31 2:30 p.m. a Dharma Talk by Su Co Thich Nu Tam Huong

The International Buddhist Education Center (IBEC) was founded as an English-Language Dharma Education project which, while open to all who are interested in the Buddha’s teachings, is designed to serve the youth of the Vietnamese community in Southern California. An Giao Roshi is a founding, teaching member of this organization and serves on the Board of IBEC.

Both Roshi and Su Co will be giving talks at their White Lotus Dharma Center in English at 2:30 p.m. on the first and fifth Sundays of each month in 2013.  Usually a Vietnamese translator attends and helps out, if necessary.

Dharma Talks at White Lotus Dharma Center

The International Buddhist Education Center has a new facility, White Lotus Dharma Center, located at 13071 Brookhurst Street, Garden Grove, CA 92843.
IBEC was founded as an English-Language Dharma Education project which, while open to all who are interested in the Buddha’s teachings, is designed to serve the youth of the Vietnamese community in Southern California. An Giao Roshi is a founding, teaching member of this organization and serves on the Board of IBEC.  (see their Facebook page  here. )
Both Roshi and Su Co will be visiting there to give Dharma talks in English starting August 2012.  The talks begin at 2:30.  Roshi will talk on the 4th Sunday of each month and Su Co will talk  on the 5th Sunday.

NOTE:  July talks canceled due to special circumstances

 

In Memoriam: Sad News

Very Venerable Ni Su Thích Minh Chau (Fern Shin Getsu Myosen McGuire) and Thuong Toa Thích Minh Tri (Ken Hogaku Sho McGuire) died suddenly, within days of each other, during the third week of June 2012, in Las Cruces, New Mexico.  Both Ken Roshi and Fern Roshi ordained within the Soto Zen lineage of Soyo Matsuoka Roshi. They followed and led the way of the Zen Priest for many, many years. They were both recognized in a Transmission of the Light Ceremony, which welcomed them into the Vietnamese Lam Te Thien tradition in December 2010, by The Most Venerable Thích Ân Giáo Roshi.

Each and both: Great Masters, as well as great people.
Oh, how we miss them.
Listen and you will hear the echo of Fern Roshi’s Vajra question,
“Will it help my Zazen?”

Dharma Class Page

We’ve updated our Dharma Class – Thursday Nights page to include links to Ajaahn Chah’s Still Forest Pool (started in mid-March), as well as prior texts:
The Zen Teachings of Bodhidharma as translated by Red Pine
and to online various translations of the Vimalakirti Nirdesa Sutra, which we started in early January. Dharma Class – Thursday Nights click here.
(Or you will find the page listed under the Practice heading on the gray bar at the top of our website pages)