New Series of Classes (43rd session) Starting Jan. 8, 2018
>> Register online or Manage your account for Level I & II & III Classes & Sutra Study Class
>> Spring 2018 Classes Schedule & the Description of Classes
The Zen Center offers continuing series of weekly classes of different levels, starting every four months. Classes are conducted in both English and Chinese. Anyone interested can enroll, progressing from the beginning Zen meditation methods and fundamental principles to advanced sutra studies.
Each class meets for about two hours, consisting of meditation practice in the first hour and a lecture on Buddhist teachings in the second hour.
>> 43rd Session of Zen Buddhism Classes
>> Dharma Events Calendar from Jan to May 2018
>> Google Calendar- Zen Center Classes & Events
Making a Lamp Offering-Lighting the Lamp Signifies Enlightenment & Wisdom
Offering the lamp to the Buddha not only honors the Buddha, but also helps us to awaken our luminous Buddha nature. With the Buddha’s wisdom and merits lighting our way on the Path, may we realize the Bodhisattva’s spirit within ourselves and illumine all those around us.
According to the Buddhist scriptures, one can obtain many benefits by making a Buddha lamp offering: good health / clarity of vision / purity of mind / freedom from fear and worries / patience and gentleness / attainment of wisdom / extinction of ignorance / receiving the light of the Buddha
We may also dedicate the merits towards harmony in the home, peace in the world, and enlightenment to all. You can make a Lamp Offering in your name (or a name of your choice) for a period of one year (from Jan.1, 2017 until Dec. 31, 2017) by donating $100. This is a great opportunity for us to clear away karmic obstacles, support the precious teaching of the Dharma, and honor the Buddha. Let us all participate in this illuminating and worthy endeavor.>>For more information about making offerings
Go Vegetarian One Day A Week－Be kind to your body. Be kind to the animals. Be kind to our planet.
|If everyone make a slight change in our diet, we can make a real difference to our world. Director of IPCC, the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, has stated that the meat and dairy industry contributes 18% of all the greenhouse gases that causes global warming. In comparison, all the air, land, and water traffic produces 13%. (IPCC shared the Nobel Peace Prize with Al Gore in 2007.) We are encouraging people everywhere to pledge "Go Vegetarian 1 Day A Week". (more than 1 day is even better, of course). Show your support by pledging (joining) the Facebook group -sign up to join Go Vegetarian One Day A Week we created. If you're not on Facebook, please make your pledge by signing up at the Zen Center of Sunnyvale. Our goal: 100,000 people. This will effect a change of lifestyle for human beings.>> Read More
>> Buddhism and Vegetarianism
-by Grand Master Wei Chueh
Chung Tai Zen Center of Sunnyvale 中台山太谷精舍
Address : 750 East Arques Avenue, Sunnyvale, CA 94085, USA
Phone : 1-408-733-0750
Website : http://sunnyvale.ctzen.org
The Zen Center is open
Monday-Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Sunday from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
All are welcome to visit.>>Directions of Sunnyvale Zen Center via Google Maps
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