The Dhammapada class # 2

The Dhammapada

The Buddha’s Path to Wisdom

February 14, 2011, Class # 2

Dichotomies, Verses 1 and 2

Key Term:       The Mind.

The mind is a very complex thing in Buddhism.  A definition found on line is:

Mind is defined in Buddhism as a non-physical phenomenon which perceives, thinks, recognizes, experiences and reacts to the environment. This is from

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The Dhammapada class # 1

The Dhammapada

The Buddha’s Path to Wisdom

February 7, 2011, Class # 1

Ven. Thich Chuc Thanh and Ven. Thich Chuc Do welcomed the class. We began with the English service of chanting the Heart Sutra and meditation.

The textbook for this class is “The Dhammapada, A New Translation of the Buddhist Classic with Annotations” by Gil Fronsdal. Chuc Thanh indicated that we will move through the studies at a pace that is comfortable for everyone. There is no specified goal of completing the study of every verse by May 2. We are to read the first 2 versus for the next class.

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Buddhism in Daily Life: Relationships, class #10

June 14, 2010 Social Relationships—Work Place, Employees’ duties to Employer

This class was visited by two Psychology students from a local college – Regent University who met Chuc Thanh at the Temple earlier in the day.  They are studying the relationship of religion and clinical therapy, and were invited to the class to ask us questions.

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Buddhism in Daily Life: Relationships, class # 9

June 7, 2010 Social Relationships—Work Place, Employer duties to Employees

 

General Buddhism Points by Chuc Thanh to the group:

-       Our destiny belongs to us.  What we do today, impacts our future.

-      Take care of yourself.  Only by being healthy yourself can you care for someone else.

-       Not only should one stop from doing bad things, one should also do good things. 

-      We show others through our example in dealing with life’s issues.  We can not change others. 

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Weekly Schedule

Sunday

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 

Tuesday

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 

Wednesday

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

Thursday

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

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