Fall 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 09/05 ~ 12/05/2018


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


No Prerequisites

 Date : 09/08 ~ 12/01/2018
  Day/time Saturdays,  10:00 a.m - 12:30 p.m
 No Prerequisites



 Date 09/10 ~ 12/10/2018


 Day/time:  Mondays7:30 p.m - 9:30 p.m


Prerequisites:Level 1 Required


Date: 09/05 ~ 12/05/2018
Day/time: Wednesdays,  7:30 p.m - 9:30 p.m.
Prerequisites: Level 1 & Level 2 Required


SUTRA STUDY 1 : The 8 Realizations of Great Beings (八大人覺經)


 Date : 09/05 ~ 12/08/2018


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


 Prerequisites : Level 1 & 2 & 3 Required 

SUTRA STUDY 2 : The Platform Sutra (六祖壇經)


 Date: 09/06 ~ 12/06/2018

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


 6-14 Years & Parents

 Date : 09/15 ~ 12/01/2018


 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 8 Realizations of Great Beings (八大人覺經) : This sutra is one of the earliest Buddhist scriptures translated into Chinese, and remains one of the most important scriptures to this day. It tersely covers the important practices on the path to Buddhahood. If Buddha's disciples recite these eight realizations, in thought after thought they will eradicate countless sins, advance on the bodhi path, promptly attain enlightenment, be forever freed from birth and death, and always abide in joy.

Sutra Study 2:

Additional meditation methods.
Topics: selected Buddhist scriptures.

SUTRA STUDY :  The Platform Sutra (六祖壇經) : The knowledge and vision of the Buddha is just your own mind; there is no other Buddha. Such is the teaching of Master Huineng (638-713), the most important and most revered figure in the Chan (Zen) School of East Asian Buddhism. 


"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

>> Class schedule   View Chinese Event Calendar

  • 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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