December English Temple Activities

Greetings, Everyone.
Starting with December, we will be sending one temple English language activities email update per month. Additional emails for special events will be sent as needed.

Here is the schedule for December, 2016:

English Services: Sundays 8 AM to 9 AM and Wednesdays 7 PM to 8:30 PM in the Buddha Hall.
Discussion Group: Tuesdays 7 PM to 8:30 PM in the Dharma Hall. Open topics. Attend and ask questions.
DTO Class Meetings: Sundays Dec. 4 and 18, 2 PM, in the Dharma Hall. Everyone is welcome to attend. "DTO" stands for
Dharma Teacher Order,

Community Outreach: Food drive for the Food Bank of Southeastern Virginia and the Eastern Shore. There is a food
drop box in the entry to the Buddha Hall. Please contribute non-perishable food items.
Merit Stream: Let us know if you or a loved one would like to be remembered during the week for shared merit
by the Monks and sangha members.

Planning Ahead:
New Year's Day: Please join us for the first annual "Day of Transformation" New Year's Day celebration. Bring your
Jan. 1, 2017 family and friends for chanting, meditation, pot luck finger foods, cake and entertainment, including
children's activities. Details to follow. 2 to 6 PM rain or shine at the temple. This will be an opportunity
to introduce family and friends to the temple and fellow sangha members.
Jan. 21, 2017

Retreat: A "Winter Day with the Sangha" retreat, 9 AM to 5 PM. Schedule will be sent later. The format will be
periods of meditation and dharma talks with a Vietnamese vegetarian lunch in silence and afternoon tea.
Please let me know if you have any questions, comments or concerns.
Practice, Patience, Peace,

For more information please call:

Ven. Chuc Thanh 757 - 818-3841 / 757 689 - 3408

Mr. Mark Palamara : 757-406-1726

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)


423 Davis Street

Virginia Beach, VA 23462

Phone: (757) 689 - 3408

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

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