Generosity in Daily Life

Generosity in Daily Life

When the group began the topic “Generosity”, most of us figured it would be a quick,

one night discussion.  We started with our current definitions for generosity.  These

ranged from giving money to charities, doing volunteer work, giving spare change to

people on street corners to providing gifts to family and friends.  None of us really

focused on our states of mind during the “being generous” process nor did we mention

anything about the perspective of the receiver of a generous act.  Over the weeks of

discussion, the group’s perspective totally changed as we investigated the Buddha’s

teachings and learned from our teacher, Thay Thanh.

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Walking on the Moon

The buddha once said, "Bhikkhus & friends, imagine a single floating ring drifting in the great oceans! Imagine also a blind turtle, which surfaces only once every hundred years...What do you think, Bhikkhus, would that blind turtle by chance often dive right up under this randomly drifting single ring & insert its neck in the hole?"

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Weekly Schedule


8.00 am - 9.00 am: Public Services in English: Such as chanting, Meditation,  Dharma discussing

10:30 am – 12.30 pm: Public Services in Vietnamese: Such as chanting, Dharma discussing (with English translator), offering to the deceased ones 


English Dharma Class, open discussion.
@ Dharma Hall, Virginia Beach
1st, 2nd and 3rd  and 5thTuesdays, 7pm-8.30pm.

English Dharma Class, open discussion.
@ Pitts Center, Southern Shores, NC
4th Tuesday, 6.30pm - 8.30pm 


5:45 - 6:45 pm: One Hour Meditation. Public is welcome. English language introduction. Silent, seated meditation in the Dharma Hall.

7:00 pm – 8:30 pm: Public service in English: Chanting, meditating, Dharma discussing in English


8:00 pm – 9:00 pm: Chanting 21 time Great Compassion Mantra (Vietnamese)


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Virginia Beach, VA 23462

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Direct: 757 - 406 - 1726 (Mr. Mark P.)

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