Week Eleven:

  1. Presentation: (Topics for Study)
    1. Buddhist Terms (Pali and Sanskrit).
      1. See Resources and Glossary.
      2. Discussion on study and use of terms in Buddhist academics.
  2. The Schools of Buddhism, History and Highlights. (refer to resources)
    1. Monastic life: Going Forth, Training, Forrest dwellers, Scholarly, Rules for Males, Females
    2. Theravada: Tradition of the Elders, The early schools, Nibbana Ideal
    3. Mahayana: The Greater Vehicle, The Bodhisattva ideal, Overview of Sutras (Heart, Diamond)
    4. Tibetan: Some overview of the history
    5. Zen: Sitting Practice, Koans, Chinese Chan,
    6. Pure Land: Amitabha, Namo Amitabha Practice, The Pure land,
    7. How the schools relate to the basics of the Dharma.
      1. The Four Noble Truths
      2.  The Eightfold Path
      3. Agreements on most other basics to the teaching
      4. Differences have more to do with culture, tradition, monastic rules, climate, and geo-political circumstances.
  3. Overview of Buddhist Cosmology. . (refer to resources)
    1. 31 realms, The World Systems, Heavens, Hells, Hungry Ghosts, Devas, Deities.
  4. Group Discussion

Question and answer session.

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
Tuesdays, 7pm-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)


423 Davis Street

Virginia Beach, VA 23462

Phone: (757) 689 - 3408

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

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