What is everyone’s goal in life?

NCPittsCtr3NC Talk June 28, 2016

Ven. Chuc Thanh, Mark and Curtis traveled to Southern Shores, NC for the NC Dharma talk on June 28, 2016. 

Thay Thanh opened the session with a guided meditation.  He followed with the story about the burglar who broke into a temple to steal money from the donation box.  The burglar was confronted by the Master Monk, who offered him the key to the donation box and to feed him before he left.  A little while later, the Master learned the burglar had been caught and imprisoned.  Five years later, the same burglar broke into the temple again after his release from prison.  When confronted by the same Master, the burglar advised that after his previous experience, he had returned to steal the Master’s compassion and teaching. 

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INVITATION: 4TH COMPASSION BODHISATTVA FESTIVAL

INVITATION

4TH COMPASSION BODHISATTVA FESTIVAL, CHANTING  

AND

OFFERING TO THE HUNGRY GHOSTS’S CECERMONY

On July 16 – 17, 2016

Respected Buddhist followers,

For those of us who have faced death escaping on the sea or in the jungle seeking freedom or on a daily basis as we face the dead-end of life, it is beneficial that we received the actions of compassion and loving kindness of Avalokistesattva. Compassion’s Bodhisattva is like our mothers who widen their arms to embrace and protect us. All beings are based on compassionate energy to overcome their suffering and live their peaceful lives.

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Temple English Activities June 16 - 30

Greetings, Everyone.
Tuesday, June 28, 6:30- 8:30 PM:  Discussion Group at the Pitts Center, Southern Shores, NC
 
The Tuesday group no longer meets at the Pretlow Library the first Tuesday of the month.
 
Upcoming Events:           July 16 & 17, Great Compassion Festival, Temple grounds, Virginia Beach
                                            July 23, "Day with the Sangha Retreat", Buddha Hall, Virginia Beach. 

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NC Talk May 31, 2016

On Tuesday May 31, 2016, Ven. Chuc Thanh visited with the NC Sangha at the Pitts Center in Southern Shores, NC.  Mark and Curtis from the Virginia Beach sangha accompanied Thay Thanh.

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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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