Notes and corrections to our calendar

Please note that DZC will be celebrating the Vu Lan holiday on September 8th, starting at 10:00 a.m.

Our first retreat of the 2013 Rains Training Season will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, September 14th.  Retreats will be held in October, November and December, always on or centered on the 2nd Saturday of the month. See schedule for details.

Apologies: Our webhost recently did a make-over update, which had affected our calendar.  Thanks so much to the smart eyes that noticed it!  The calendar has been corrected to show our regular schedule:

Dharma class Thursdays at 7 p.m. and

Services Sundays at 10 a.m.),

as well as special events.

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 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)

2011 October 7, 8, 9 – Zazen Retreat

From 8 p.m. Friday evening through the end of service Sunday, we will be holding a silent meditation retreat as part of the Rains Season Training period (September 11 through December 11, 2011). An article from our September 2010 newsletter explains the tradition and the “Winter/Summer Training” at DZC. Click here. Details of the retreat on the Schedule/Calendar page and in the October newsletter.
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