Sunday, February 24th, 2013 | Schedule, Traveling Dharma Talks & Visits | 2 Comments
Our March Day at the Temple has been rescheduled to April 13th.
H.T. Thich An Giao’s Dharma talk on the Lotus Sutra at IBEC, White Lotus Dharma Center in Garden Grove, for April 7th, has been canceled and will be rescheduled. As soon as we have a new date, we will post it here and on the calendar.
Sunday, February 24th, 2013 | General, Schedule | No Comments
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).
Thursday, December 27th, 2012 | Dharma Class, General, Schedule, Thích Ân Giáo Roshi, Thích N? Tâm H??ng | No Comments
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 HuongCanceled
- 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.
Friday, September 28th, 2012 | Dharma Class, Schedule | No Comments
No class October 4th.
Class resumes October 11th, when we will focus on The Diamond Sutra. We have copies to loan or you can read it online here
Choose some Gathas to learn this Training Period from here
Wednesday, December 14th, 2011 | Dharma Class, General, Schedule | No Comments
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)
Wednesday, December 7th, 2011 | General, Schedule | No Comments
More photos and commentary to follow.
Friday, December 2nd, 2011 | Schedule | No Comments
Due to circumstances beyond our control, the Rohatsu and Winter Sesshin have been canceled. Join us for a weekend Teaching Retreat, focusing on Dogen Zenji, on May 11-12th.
Yes, yes, we know. We’d offer apologies for the inconvenience, but we’re all diligently practicing non-attachment…
Friday, September 30th, 2011 | General, Schedule | No Comments
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.
Thursday, December 9th, 2010 | General, Schedule | No Comments
Due to popular demand, we will hold Sunday Service at 10:00 on December 26th
Practicing flexibility, non-attachment and…another reason to have a party.
While we’re at it, let’s all take a breath and enjoy the week of 2010.
Note: 2010 may go down in “DZC History” as The Year We Were Really, REALLY Busy.
In retrospect, all I can say is, “Wow. Look at everything you all accomplished!”
In honor of those projects and events, we send our heartfelt thanks to all who encouraged, supported and participated. Evidence of the accomplishments will soon be posted: with that end-of-2010 breath and some new technology, your “web servant”* is committed to finally putting up the various photographs recorded during the year.
And, while we can’t put up visuals of our primary focus, we do send smiles to all who have joined us in meditation: virtual or in-person, if you sat alone or with us at a ceremony, class, retreat or if you are a meditator starting/cultivating regular practice:
Birth-and-Death is a grave event;
How transient is life!
Every minute is to be grasped.
Time waits for nobody.
– Inscription on a gong in a Zen temple
May you realize your True Nature in this very moment.
- Palms together,
Thich Tam Hu’o'ng,*your obedient web servant and Dharma cheerleader
Wednesday, October 20th, 2010 | General, Schedule | No Comments
Mark your calendar: November 21st after Sunday Service,
join us for an informal light potluck lunch and book exchange: bring what you don’t want, take home any you can use – - – - – - – - all subjects (within reason) and conditions (excepting, “If it looks like an elephant stepped on it, give it to the elephant!” – Lydia Marano, bookseller)
At 1:00 p.m. , Mala Craft Class - a selection of beads and materials available for free or small materials fee (ie. optional guru beads/3-holed joiners — 1 per mala, for cost – about $1.00 each) or bring your own.