10/1/2010 Grand Master Wei Chueh Presiding Over Ceremony and Delivering Dharma Talk


Public Announcement:

Grand Master Wei Chueh Presiding Over Ceremony and Delivering Dharma Talk at

Chung Tai Zen Center of Sunnyvale, October 1, 2010


With great joy the Zen Center of Sunnyvale would like to announce that Grand Master Wei Chueh, founder of Chung Tai Chan Monastery and over 100 Zen centers throughout Taiwan and in the U.S. and worldwide, will grace the U.S. branches with a visit from Taiwan in early October, 2010. With an inimitable aura of calmness, a penetrating mind, and the ability to clearly elucidate the profound wisdom of the Buddha, the Grand Master was instrumental in revitalizing Chan (Zen) Buddhism in Taiwan.

The Grand Master will be at the Zen Center of Sunnyvale in the evening of October 1 (Friday). He will preside over the Transmission of Three Refuges, a formal ceremony in which laypersons make a profession of faith to become Buddhists, and deliver a Dharma talk. Those who are not taking the Three Refuges can observe from their seats. The Dharma talk will immediately follow the ceremony. We cordially invite you to attend this blessed occasion. 

Seating will begin at 6:30 pm and the program will start at 7:00 pm. We anticipate a large turnout; please arrive early. The ceremony will be in Chinese and English; the Dharma talk will be in Chinese and be translated into English simultaneously. 

For questions, please email This email address is being protected from spam bots, you need Javascript enabled to view it or call 408-733-0750. If you require English translation during the Dharma talk, please email ahead to let us know so that we can arrange accordingly.



--Tentative Itinerary of the Grand Master’s 2010 Visit in the U.S :

1. Oct 1 (Fri.) 7pm - Chung Tai Zen Center of Sunnyvale in Silicon Valley: Three Refuges Transmission Ceremony & Dharma lectures
2. Oct 2 (Sat.)10:30am - Buddha Gate Monastery in Lafayette of the East Bay: In commemoration of the 10th anniversary of Buddha Gate Monastery (the first Chung Tai branch founded in the U.S.), the Grand Master will preside over the transmission and observance of the Eight Precepts. (Participation is by prior registration only; please contact Buddha Gate for further details.)  
3. Oct 3(Sun.)10:30am - Buddha Gate Monastery  : Three Refuges and  Five Precepts Transmission Ceremonies
4. Oct 8 (Fri.) 7pm -  Chung Tai Zen Center of Houston  :Three Refuges Transmission Ceremony & Dharma lectures 
5. Oct 9 (Sat.) 10am - Texas Pagoda Chan Monastery   ( at the site of the future Chung Tai International Retreat Center in Shepherd, Texas) :Grand  Opening Purification and Consecration Ceremony
6. Oct 10 (Sun) 1pm -  the Middle Land Chan Monastery  in Pomona in southern California :Grand Opening Purification and Consecration Ceremony 


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