Spring 2018 Classes Schedule



            What is the meaning of life?

Where can we find peace of mind and true happiness?

      How do we resolve conflicts and end suffering? 

          The Zen Center offers New series of weekly classes of different levels start every four months which are conducted both in English and in Chinese.  Anyone interested can enroll, progressing from the Beginning Zen meditation & fundamental principles to advanced Sutra studies.    

                                           Come and join us in the new Zen Buddhism classes !!


 >>  Register online   for Level  1, 2 & 3 Classes & Sutra Study 1 & 2 Classes


English Meditation & Zen Buddhism Classes at Zen Center  








Date :  01/13 ~ 04/07/2018


Day/time:  Saturdays,  10:00 a.m - 12:30 p.m.


No Prerequisites




 Date :  01/08 ~ 04/02/2018


 Day/time:  Mondays07:30 p.m. - 09:30 p.m.


Prerequisites:Level 1 Required

ZEN BUDDHISM CLASSLEVEL 3                  

Date: 01/10 ~ 04/04/2018
Day/time: Wednesdays,  7:30 p.m - 9:30 p.m.
Prerequisites: Level 1 & Level 2 Required


SUTRA STUDY 1 : The Sutra of Forty-Two Chapters(四十二章經)


 Date :01/13 ~ 04/07/2018


 Day/time: Saturdays,  4:30 - 6:30 p.m.


 Prerequisites : Level 1 & 2 & 3 Required 

SUTRA STUDY 2 : The Hundred Dharmas


  Date: 01/11 ~ 04/05/2018

  Day/time: Thursdays,  7:30 p.m - 9:30 p.m..   
  Prerequisites : Level 1 ~ 3 & Sutra Study 1 Required 


 6-14 Years & Parents

 Date : 01/20 ~ 04/07/2018


 Day/time: Saturdays, 7:30 - 9:00 p.m. 




Meditation & Zen Buddhism Classes

Each class meeting is for two hours, consisting of meditation practice (inc. instruction) in the first hour, and a lecture on Buddhist principles in the second hour.

Level 1  Class:

Meditation methods include Breath Counting, Mindfulness of the Breath, Loving-Kindness Meditation, & Middle Way Reality method.
Lecture topics include Introduction to Buddhism and Zen, Zen Mindfulness, Buddhist Karma, the Four Tenets of Chung Tai, & the Four Noble Truths.

Level 2  Class:

Meditation  methods include review of Level 1  methods, Compassion Contemplation, & the Four Foundations of Mindfulness.
Lecture topics include Buddhist Daily Practices, Compassion, the Bodhisattva Way of Living, &  the Six Paramitas:  Perfection of Charity, Morality, Tolerance, Diligence, Meditation, and Prajna Wisdom.

Level 3 Zen Way of Life:

Meditation  methods include deepening of practice of Level 1 & Level 2 methods and introducing new Zen practices.

Lecture and discussion using concepts learned from Level 1 & Level 2 classes. The focus is on how to better apply them to make a positive change in our daily lives.

Sutra Study 1:

Additional meditation methods.
Topics: selected Buddhist scriptures.

SUTRA STUDY :  The Sutra of Forty-Two Chapters (四十二章經) : This Sutra was translated in the first Century C.E.; it is the very first Buddhist scripture in the Chinese language. In the sutra, there are aspects of Theravada and Mahayana teachings, expedient means and ultimate reality, and gradual cultivation and sudden enlightenment. Spanning the full spectrum of the Buddhist path, the chapters are terse and the various teachings are practical.


Sutra Study 2:

Additional meditation methods.
Topics: selected Buddhist scriptures.

SUTRA STUDY :  The Hundred Dharmas : The Yogacarian (Consciousness-only or Mind-only) School of Buddhism aims to achieve enlightenment by analyzing our mental states in details, in order to understand and eradicate our delusions. It is sometimes called Buddhist Psychology, although its scope is larger than psychology. This class will explain the 8 kinds of consciousness, 51 states of the mind, and ways in which our mind misrepresent reality.


"Ancient Wisdom-Enhancing School of Mindfulness and Enlightenment" class is designed for children/ youth ages 6-14 to discover their inner wisdom and develop a positive outlook on life. The creatively designed curriculum includes meditation instructions, Dharma talks, Zen stories, movies, character-building activities, and more. Students learn to sharpen their awareness and concentration and to appreciate the gifts of this world.

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Chinese Meditation Classes at Zen Center

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  • All classes are free of charge and open to the public. We are supported by your generous donations.
  • Dress code: Wear loose and modest attire or meditation clothing, and socks in the Zen Hall. Meditation clothing (optional) may be obtained at the Zen Center. Non-slip ankle socks are also available. Please inquire at the reception desk.
  • Please no smoking, alcohol or pets on the premises.
  • Feel free to call for information or visit in person.
  • >> Register online   for Level  I & II & III Classes & Sutra Study Class

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