AVRC Great Hall : 14796 Beardslee Road,  Perry, Michigan 48872

Jing Ye Ju (f.k.a. Perry House): 14791 Beardslee Road, Perry, Michigan 48872

Telephone: (517) 292-3110

 

Directions to Amitabha Village Retreat Center (AVRC) 彌陀村大殿

From I-96, it is about 7 miles north of Williamston (exit 117) following Williamston Road north at the end of which becomes Beardslee Road.  From East Lansing, follow Haslett Road east to Williamston Road north and then Beardslee Road.  From I-69, use Perry exit (M52 South to Alt. I-69 west, and then turn left to Beardslee Road.  (Maps and Directions)

 

Our Guiding Teacher: Venerable Chi-Chern 繼程法師

 

Ven. Chi Chern was born in Malaysia in 1955. He was ordained as a Buddhist monk by elderly Master Zhu Mo in Penang in 1978. During his time in Taiwan, Ven. Chi Chern practiced Chan Meditation under Master Sheng Yen. In 1986, he received the Dharma transmission from Master Sheng Yen and became his heir. Ven. Chi Chern is currently the Principal of the Malaysian Buddhist Institute. He has led many retreats in Taiwan, Southeast Asia, the United States, Europe, and other locations around the world to promote and teach Chan Meditation. A world-renowned writer as well, he is the author of over 50 titles.  

 

繼程法師,馬來西亞華人。1978年依止竺摩上人出家,後赴台受戒及研讀佛法,期間曾親近星雲法師、聖嚴禪師、印順導師、懺雲上人。1980年在聖嚴法師 門下修禪,由聖嚴法師印可見性;1986年為聖嚴法師禪宗法脈傳承弟子,賜法號傳顯見密。法師活躍於大馬佛教界,並曾經閉關一千日。曾擔任馬佛青總會長、 馬佛學院副院長,以及馬佛教僧伽總會副主席等等多項職位。2002年剃度恩師竺摩上人圓寂,法師被聘接任竺摩上人遺下馬佛學院院長一職。 法師在馬來西亞創辦並主持 ”般若佛法研修班” ,大專佛青生活營、大專佛學研修班、教師佛學生活營及各類靜七課程。長期以來,法師不斷發表佛學論文、課程講錄及佛教文學作品,結集成書約五十種,並創作 佛曲歌詞多首。 近十七年法師旅美弘法,將禪修的觀念、方法及體驗與各地佛友分享。以隨緣開示、應機說法的風格教導學生。自喻生平無大志,居太平過 ”太平日子” ,清心自在 ”游戲人間”。

Master Chi-Chern.org

Facebook Link

Master Cheng - 主页

 

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Special Announcement

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Click here to preview LBA's new Website

Many thanks to Andrew Anders helped to created a new professional looking website for LBA. 

We plan to launch the new site this spring replacing this current site.

 

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3-day Hiking event at Porcupine Mountains in UP 

by the beautiful Lake Superior Shore

 with Ven. Ching Chao (淨照法師)

Friday, 6/29 - Sunday, July 1

https://www.michigan.org/property/porcupine-mountains-wilderness-state-park

Space is limited, please email LBA in advance at Lansingbuddhist@gmail.com

if you are interested to join the trip

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LBA Study Group (Chinese Sessions)

Every Friday 7-9pm starting 3/9 at Lotus Voice

4994 Park Lake Rd. East Lansing

 5-10 minutes exercise followed by 5-10 minutes Amitabha chanting (in mind) or sitting

Study and discussion on 佛法是救世之仁 (印順導師) and reference 究竟苦邊 (釋開仁 著) until 8:45pm then 15 minutes sharing

Feel free to invite your friends.

 

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Current Activities

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Brother Gilbert's visit, June 7 - 10

 

The Ann Arbor Buddhist Society,

Lansing Buddhist Association and

Dharma Drum Mountain Michigan Chapter Invite You

 

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Dharma teacher Gilbert Gutierrez is the sole American Dharma heir of the late great Chan Master Venerable Sheng-Yen, the founder of the Dharma Drum Mountain Buddhist Association. Gilbert teaches Chan Buddhism (Zen) at the Riverside Chan Meditation Group in Riverside, California on weekly base. Gilbert’s teaching is known for offering Buddha Dharma, Buddhist origin and development, Gong’An (Chan stories), Silent Illumination meditation, Hua-Tou meditation, practical exercises, and lots of humor. Upon popular request, this is his 19th visit to Michigan.  We cordially invite you to join this upcoming Dharma event.


Thursday, June 7, 7-9pm - Group Meditation & Dharma Talk
Friday, June 8, 10am - Saturday, June 9, 5pm - 2-day retreat at AVRC

Sunday, June 10, 10:30am - 1pm - Brunch and gathering at MSU Brody Square, MSU

 

 "Mind Work Beyond Consciousness" -- How to practice Chan using Right View

 

This class is designed to strengthen your practice by following instructions based on the Right View

     of Chan and contemplation of mind. The class is beneficial for new or experienced practitioners alike.

 

     Breakfast, lunch & dinner are provided; $60 donation to help with expenses is requested.

 

     Please Click Here to Register Online

 

     The retreat starts at 10 am on June 8 (F). Please arrive between 9:00–9:45 am at Amitabha Village.
     For more information, contact lansingbuddhist@gmail.com or 517-292-3110

Brief Biography Gilbert M. Gutierrez – Chan Master

Gilbert Gutierrez is a lay Chan master in the Chinese tradition.

 

His parents were Mexico descents.  He grew up and was raised as a Catholic in the United States.  Gilbert obtained a BA and also a law degree at UCLA.  In 1974, he was admitted to the California Bar. He has practiced law for over thirty years in Riverside California.

 

Growing up Catholic, Gilbert felt a strong tie with the Virgin Mary and the concept of universal compassion for all beings. But he also had religious doubts and felt a longing for a great truth which he knew existed but hadn’t found. His religious search took him to many corners, and he also practiced marital arts for years.

 

Being drawn to the meditative dimension of martial arts, Gilbert began studying with many Chi Gong masters. Gilbert felt the need to find out the purpose and meaning of the practice. Yet his deeper questions had not been answered by those mastsers.

 

Gilbert began a formal training in Buddhism under a Buddhist Chi Gong Master. By chance, Gilbert read the Diamond Sutra. And, he had a profound experience.

 

Later Gilbert met and undertook years of training as a disciple of the Great Chan Master Venerable Sheng-Yen. After devoted effort, he became one of five lay-person Dharma heirs. Gilbert is the only American to receive transmission by Master Sheng-Yen as a Chan Buddhist master.

 

Today Gilbert teaches Dharma and practices law in Riverside California. He also travels across the country to teach Buddha Dharma. 

 

Gilbert’s web page from The Riverside Chan Meditation Group is

http://www.riversidechan.org/.  His Dharma talks can be downloaded at http://dharmatalks.riversidechan.org.    

 

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Ven. Ching Chao's visit (淨照法師), June 26 - August 6
  

  

   Detailed to be announced later

Saturday, July 7, 10am - Sunday, July 8, 4pm - 2-day retreat at AVRC
3-day Hiking event at Porcupine Mountains in UP,
Friday, 6/29 - Sunday, July 1

https://www.michigan.org/property/porcupine-mountains-wilderness-state-park

More events with Ven. Ching Chao to be announced later

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 Regular Dharma Events

 

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Regular One-Day Amitabha Chanting Retreat with video Dharma teaching, every 1st SUNDAY

Dates: 4/1(cancelled), 4/29 (5th Sunday), 5/6 (changed to 4/29), 6/3, 7/1(cancelled), 8/5, 9/2, 10/7, 11/4 (cancelled), 12/2 (cancelled)

SUNDAY, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

One-day Amitabha Chanting retreat.

Meditation practice through mindful chanting, prostrations, and walking.

Watch Pureland dharma teaching video at begining of the after sessions.

 

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Monthly Dhamma Teaching  with  Ajahn Khemasanto     

The public is cordially invited -- Everyone is welcome

Time: 3–4 pm, third Saturday of each month

Dates:  4/21, 5/19, 6/16, 7/21, 8/18, 9/15, 10/20 (cancelled), 11/18 (cancelled), 12/16 (cancelled)

Place: Amitabha Village - Retreat Center of the Lansing Buddhist Association (LBA)

 

Ajahn’s teachings will follow LBA’s Monthly Day of Mindfulness (10 am–3 pm) at the Retreat Center. Those wishing to meditate beforehand are welcome to attend some or all of the day of mindfulness (Contact for questions lansingbuddhist@gmail.com )

 

Brief Bio of Ajahn Khemasanto

Born & raised Catholic in Midland Michigan, Ajahn went to Thailand as a young man to become a Buddhist monk in the Thai forest tradition. He received higher ordination as a Bhikkhu in 1969, and lived practicing in the forest of northeast Thailand with Thai masters for many years. Ajahn learned and speaks fluent Thai, Cambodian, and Lao, and has translated important Thai forest teachings into English. He returned to Michigan in 1999 to establish and serve as Abbot of Dhammasala Forest Monastery, located on the property neighboring LBA’s Amitabha Village. While a monk in Michigan Ajahn has taught the Dhamma and Buddhist meditation to Americans, Thai, Chinese, and Vietnamese at Dhammasala. LBA is honored to offer his monthly series of Dhamma teachings at Amitabha Village.

 

Click here to download audio recordings from previous talks

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Regular Monthly Day of Meditation on Third Saturday 

Dates:   4/21, 5/19, 6/16, 7/21, 8/18, 9/15, 10/20 (cancelled), 11/18 (cancelled), 12/16 (cancelled)

Sat., 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

One Day of Mindfulness Meditation. Silent practice of sitting and walking meditation in the beautiful, peaceful Great Hall at Amitabha Village.  Please bring your own lunch. Participants are welcome to participate in as much or as little of the day as they wish.

 

Place: A beautiful, new comfortable meditation hall at the Amitabha Village Retreat Center near Williamston -- 15 minutes from Lansing, 50 minutes from Ann Arbor.

 

Beginners or others who would like formal instruction in meditation from an experienced meditation teacher should email LBA in advance at Lansingbuddhist@gmail.com.  Otherwise no prior notice is needed to attend. The formal daily practice schedule will start at 10:00 a.m.  There will be an hour and a half lunch break from Noon - 1:30 p.m.  The day will conclude with a half hour of discussion from 3:30 - 4:00 p.m.

 

Practice will consist of 40 minute periods of sitting meditation alternating with 20 minutes periods of walking meditation or breaks. Meditators for whom 40 minute sittings is too long can shorten their sitting time.  Meditation practice will be in silence in the meditation hall but meditators can take walks in the surrounding woods and meadows.  Meditators can stay for part or all of the day. Cushions are provided.  Hot drinks and light snacks will be provided.  But please plan on bringing your own lunch.  If you would like to bring a dish to share with others, please do so. 

The suggested donation to help LBA cover its expenses is $20 for the day, with more if you can, or less if you can't.   For more information please call LBA at (517) 292-3110.

 

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Regular  Monthly Introduction to Meditation, usually on 3rd Saturday of the month

 

If you are interested in learning meditation, please come join the meditation class for beginners on Saturday from 9am - 12 noon.

Dates:   4/21, 5/19, 6/16, 7/21, 8/18, 9/15, 10/20 (cancelled), 11/18 (cancelled), 12/16 (cancelled)

 

The Lansing Buddhist Association is happy to announce a three hour course "Meditation for Beginners" from 9:00 a.m. to 12 Noon each third Saturday of the month.  The course meets at Amitabha Village Retreat Center near Williamston (20 min from Lansing and 50 min from Ann Arbor). There is no charge for the course (donations are welcome to cover expenses).  The meditation teacher Mr. George Yeh is a certified Assistant Meditation Instructor of Dharma Drum Mountain Buddhist Association.  He was trained by the world renowned venerable Ch'an Master Shengyen, founder of the Dharma Drum Mountain Association.

 

Students should register by email at lansingbuddhist@gmail.com.  The course is offered on the third Saturday each month, spring through fall, unless it is marked as cancelled.  The teaching will cover; 

 

  1. The right attitude for practicing meditation.

  2. Selection of a suitable time, location, and environment for meditation

  3. Selection of meditation aids, such as towels, sitting square cushion, round cushion, or sitting bench

  4. Proper posture for meditation. 

     

    1. Introduction to alternative postures, e.g. full lotus, half lotus, quarter lotus, riding saddle' form, Japanese sitting styles, use of a chair or meditation bench

    2. Correct adjustment of head, eyes, chest, lower back, arms and hands during meditation.

    3. How to use meditation aids to support sitting postures.

    4. How to make micro adjustment to your meditation aids

     

  5. Steps and method for whole body relaxation

  6. The method of meditation by feeling the sensation of breath

  7. The method of meditation by counting the breath

  8. Correct procedure to enter and exit the meditation state.

  9. Warm up steps to prepare sitting posture.

  10. Whole body message after exiting a meditation session.

  11. Three forms of walking meditation. Where should mind be anchored when practice walking meditation?

  12. Guided practices for all above instructions. After the morning teaching,

 students are welcome to practice in the afternoon along with other meditators who attend LBA's Monthly Day of Mindfulness, also scheduled each third Saturday of the month.

          

Everyone is Welcome

 

 

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2018 Special Dharma Events

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**Member Events in 2018**

 

Flower Arranging (插花) Class, 4/21

  

Detailed to be announced later

 

Vegetarian cooking class

  

Detailed to be announced later

 

Movie event

  

Detailed to be announced later

 

 

Ven. Dr. Huimin Bhikshu,

President of Dharma Drum Institute of Liberal Arts in Taiwan

Sunday April 1

Location: Amitabha Village Retreat Center
10 am to noon: Dharma Talk in English

Topic: A Mindful Death: Buddhist Approaches to Dying in Taiwan

Noon to 2 pm: Vegetarian Potluck Lunch

2 to 4 pm: Informal Dharma discussion over as cup of tea

 

 

Ven. Guo Yuan's visit (果元法師), April 5 - 11

Friday, April 6, 7-9pm Dharma Talk at UM
Saturday, April 7, 10am - Sunday, April 8, 4pm - 2-day retreat at AVRC

 

Detailed to be announced later


 

Ven. Kai Zhao visit, May 4 - 6
Thursday 5/3: 讲座:六念处简介及佛的功德” at Ann Arbor

Friday 5/4 - Saturday 5/5:二日禅,佛隨念” at AVRC

  

Detailed to be announced later


 

One-day Retreat by Adjahn Amaro, May 6 (confirmed)
Sunday 5/6: Retreat at AVRC

  

Detailed to be announced later


 

Brother Gilbert's visit, June 7 - 10

Note: Gilbert will lead a retreat at Dharma Drum Retreat Center (NY) 10/20-28;

therefore, this is the only visit to Michigan this year.

   Thursday, June 7, 7-9pm - optional sitting
Friday, June 8, 10am - Saturday, June 9, 5pm - 2-day retreat at AVRC
Sunday, June 10, 10:30am - 1pm - Brunch and gathering at Brooday, MSU
  

Detailed to be announced later


 

Ven. Ching Chao's visit (淨照法師), June 26 - August 6
  

  

   Detailed to be announced later


 

Ven. Wuling (American nun), September 22-23
Sunday, September 23, 1-day Pureland Retreat at AVRC

  

Detailed to be announced later

 


Walk to Feed the Hungry, late September or early October
  

Detailed to be announced later


Bro. Gilbert Gutierrez, October 20-28
  

9-day Retreat at Dharma Drum Retreat Center in upper-state New York



Thanksgiving 3-day chanting retreat, Nov 16-18
  

Detailed to be announced later

 

LBA Holiday Gathering and General Meeting , December 2
  

Detailed to be announced later

 

 

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2018 Special Dharma Events Archive

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**Member Events**

Asian style bread making class Saturday 3/24

  

Have you ever eaten a soft and fragrant Asian bread and wished you could easily make

it at home without the use of any chemicals or improvers?

Then please attend this fun workshop!!!

 

Please register here by March 19 so we have enough time to prepare ingredients

 

Mar 24 2018 (Saturday) 1:30 PM – 5:00 PM

 

Class Level: All Levels

Age Requirement: 12 and older

 What You'll Learn

• Gain a good grasp of the theory and baking of Soft Asian bread

• Get hands-on practice how to make such delicious and healthy soft breads

            using bread machine without the use of any chemicals, emulsifiers or improvers.

• Learn how to knead bread properly.

• Learn how to shape read bean loaf bread and regular loaf bread.

 

Fee

• LBA Premium Member: Free

• LBA Regular Member: Fee

• Non-LBA member: $10

 

Class structure:

• Introduction to ingredients.

• Demonstration by Mrs. Vivian Peng.

• Interactive hands-on baking session.

 

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Sponsors: Dharma Drum Mountain Buddhist Association - MI,
Ann Arbor Buddhist Society, and Lansing Buddhist Association

 

The Compass of Pleasure and the Neural Zen

(快樂之羅盤與腦科學禪)

Lecture by Ven. Dr. Huimin Bhikshu,

President of Dharma Drum Institute of Liberal Arts in Taiwan

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Sunday April 1

Location: Amitabha Village Retreat Center
10 am to noon: Dharma Talk in English

Topic: The Compass of Pleasure and the Neural Zen

Noon to 1:00 pm: Vegetarian Potluck Lunch

1:00 to 3:00 pm: Informal Dharma discussion over as cup of tea

Link to the MP3 Recording of the Dharma Talk and Photos of the Event

 

The Venerable will have a public lecture on U of Michigan campus:

WED April 4, 2018 5:30 - 7:30 pm in Ann Arbor, see the link below for details

A Mindful Death: Buddhist Approaches to Dying in Taiwan

 

Venerable Bhiksu Huimin is the president of the Dharma Drum Institute of Liberal Arts, a professor at the Taipei National University of the Arts, abbot of Seeland Monastery, and director of Chinese Buddhist Electronic Text Association. He was born in Taiwan in 1954 and ordained in 1979. He received the Doctor of Letter degree from University of Tokyo, in 1992. His major fields of study are Buddhist mind theory, Buddhist meditation, and relevant humanity studies. Venerable is Dharma heir of Venerable Master Sheng Yen.

 

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The Compass of Pleasure and the Neural Zen

(快樂之羅盤與腦科學禪)

Lecture by Ven. Dr. Huimin Bhikshu, April 1

President of Dharma Drum Institute of Liberal Arts in Taiwan

Link to the MP3 Recording of the Dharma Talk and Photos of the Event

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Ven. Guo Yuan's visit (果元法師), April 5 - 11

 

Sponsors: Dharma Drum Mountain Buddhist Association - MI,
Ann Arbor Buddhist Society, and Lansing Buddhist Association

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Friday, April 6, 7-9pm on UM campus, Ann Arbor
Topic: The Nature of Reality
Location: North East Room, Pierpont Commons, UM, Ann Arbor, MI

Saturday, April 7, 10am - Sunday, April 8, 4pm - 2-Day
Chan Retreat 精進禪二 at Amitabha Vill Retreat Center

Venerable is fluent in English, and the Retreat will be conducted in English.


Please click here to register got the 2-day retreat

 

Venerable Guo Yuan is a Vietnamese Chinese Buddhist monk. He is a senior disciple of the well known Chan Master Sheng Yen. He studied under his teacher for over twenty years, and assisted his teacher in many retreats overseas. Presently he is the abbot of The Chan Meditation Center and the Dharma Drum Retreat Center in New York. He was formerly the Director of the Chan Hall, DDM Taiwan and currently leading Chan retreats in many parts of the world includes Europe, America, Canada, México, Taiwan and other parts of Asia. Venerable speaks fluent English, Mandarin, and Vietnamese.

~Uplift the Character of Humanity and Build a Pure Land on Earth.~

 

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*Member Events**

Flower Arranging (插花) Class, Saturday 4/21

  

Create Your Own Hand-Tied Flower Bouquet
Do you love flowers as much as we do? Do you want to offer flowers to Buddha? Do you wish to surprise your partner/friend with special flowers? Then, please join floral design teacher, Ms. Mei-Mei Chen, at LBA for a relaxing and floral filled day. With beautiful fresh blooms of seasonal flowers and foliage to work with, this course will give you a skill for life that you can use to create lovely bouquets again and again. Let’s learn the skills, let’s have fun and let’s make new friends! To register for this class, please click here. Please register by Apr 18 Wednesday so we have enough time to prepare the material.
 
  Date: Apr 21 2018 (Saturday) 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM.  
  Class Level: This class is suitable for all abilities.
  Fee:  Flowers and materials are all included.  
LBA Premium Member: $10 (for material)
LBA Regular Member: $10 (for material)
Non-LBA member: $20 (for material and facility)  

Click Here to Register for the  Workshop

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  What You'll Learn:
You will learn the technique of spiraling the stems to create a stunning bouquet to take home with you.  
You will learn the principals of this design style.  
You will learn which flowers to pick and which go first, how to condition those
flowers for longevity, and how to ensure the stems look organized and fluid.
 
Refreshments will be served at end of class. 

歐式捧花全新課程 
您 喜歡花卉的繽紛色彩嗎? 您想要以花供佛來表達虔誠的心嗎? 您想要自己動手做出漂亮的捧花來送給親友表達心意嗎? 您想以花朵增加生活樂趣嗎? 我們誠摯邀請您於 4/21 一起和我們度過一個愉悅而充實的下午! 我們很榮幸地邀請到經驗豐富的花藝老師陳美美老師,帶我們一起學習實用的技巧來製作出美麗的捧花! 讓美麗的花朵豐富你我的生命! 請務必在 4/18 周三以前報名,所以我們才有時間為您準備花材
  

日期: 四月21日, 星期六 下午1:00 – 3:00  
  課程難度:有無經驗者皆適合
   費用:包含教材與花材 
蘭莘學佛社會員: 酌收花材$10 
非蘭莘學佛社會員: 酌收花材與場地費$20 

Click Here to Register for the  Workshop 
 
  課程內容 :
學習捧花特色
學習螺旋花腳技巧並且實際操作練習
學習設計捧花基本原理. 
學習花材的挑選, 花材屬性 以及如何維持捧花
 
課程結束後備有小點心招待!敬請加入我們

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Ven. Kai Zhao visit, May 4 - 6
開照⾧老2018密西根弘法活動 53日 – 56

安娜堡學佛社及蘭莘學佛會聯合主辦

應安娜堡學佛社及蘭莘學佛會的邀請,被稱為“人間地藏菩薩”慈悲渡化監獄囚犯的開照⾧老,

將於53 - 6日來密西根弘法。佛法難聞, 善知士難求, 敬請把握此難得機會, 與您的家人及朋友共霑法喜。

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活動一: 密西根大學校區 - 佛法講座:

[以佛陀及诸聖贒为榜样 –六念处简介]

時間: 5/3(星期四)7:30pm 9:30pm

地點: Boulevard Room, Michigan Pierpont Commons,

2101 Bonisteel Blvd., Ann Arbor MI 48109-2090.

聯络人:   George T. Yeh (葉泰巖)  734-665-1002

Hanlin Wang (王漢林) 248-697-8980

Ann Arbor Buddhist Society安娜堡佛學社 (www.a2bs.org)

 

活動二: 2日【佛随念】禅修

時間: 5/4(五)10 a.m.- 5/5(六)4 p.m.

地點:彌陀村禪修中心 14796 Beardslee Rd. Perry, Michigan 48872

聯络人:   吴俐娜 Lina Wu 517-351-7077

Hanlin Wang (王漢林) 248-697-8980

禪修提供素餐及住宿,欲參加者,請網上報名

 

【佛随念】简介

依據《清淨道論》的修行業處,【佛隨念】屬於六隨念之。禪修者藉著憶念佛陀的功德可提昇對三寶的信心,因為佛陀的功德是無量、崇高且圓滿,因此禪修者在憶念佛陀的功德時,內心將會呈 現光潔明亮、生起喜悅、增強信心,如此淨化的作用,使禪修者達到近行定。另外,【佛隨念】也歸屬於四護衛禪之,因為禪修者若能持續保持正念、憶念佛陀的功德,除了可提昇定力,也有保護 的作用──當人們內心生起恐懼時,可憶念佛陀的功德,那麼內心的恐懼感會消失;此外,修習佛隨念時,非人眾生將不敢傷害我們,免除受到它們的干擾; 遇到危險時可化險為夷,具有保護的威力。這些都是修習佛隨念的殊勝之處,當具備了這樣的認識與信心,便可進步了解實修方法來修習佛隨念。

開照⾧老1963年出生於馬來西亞怡保,于1987年在檳城洪福寺出家,再到泰國受比丘戒。1987-1990就讀於馬來西亞佛學院。2007年至今四處雲遊,在台湾,加拿大、美国、南美、歐洲主持禅修與隨緣弘法。曾親近文建⾧老 、繼程⾧老、Javana⾧老、修靜⾧老、Thongbai⾧老、帕奧⾧老學習禪法。現任馬來西亞沙巴寂靜禪林⾧老團成員,美國寂静禅寺宗教導師、監獄佈教師,曾任新加坡護法苑宗教導師。1988 ⾧老開始走入木寇山檳城的監獄,與囚犯談話、講經。四年後,在群死囚的要求下,他來到了加影。每周早 上九時,他將準時出现在加影監獄。在幾十年的監獄弘法,他的慈悲不知軟化了多少身陷囹圄,手脚带着重重镣铐的硬汉子,进而皈依佛教。除了到監獄弘法,⾧老 也常被邀請到國內各大專院校主持佛學營及舉辦靜修營、禪修營、護法營、短期出家體驗營,渡化青年學佛。他的連珠妙語源于他的慈悲和智慧的修持,更來自他非 凡的關懷人間的豐厚閲歷。

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Day-long Retreat by Adjahn Amaro, May 6
Sunday 5/6: Retreat at AVRC

  

AJAHN AMARO IS MAKING A RARE
RETURN VISIT TO MICHIGAN

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Born in England in 1956, Ajahn Amaro received full ordination from Ajahn Chah in Thailand in 1979.
He returned to England to join Ajahn Sumedho in the administration and development of Amaravati
(where, in 2010, he become the Abbot). In 1996, Ajahn Amaro founded Abhayagiri monastery in
Northern California. In December 2015, Ajahn Amaro was honored by the late King of Thailand
with the ecclesiastical title ‘Chao Khun’ and the formal name ‘Videsabuddhiguna.’ Ajahn Amaro’s
reputation is as a skilled teacher of meditation and the Dhamma. He is the author of numerous books on Buddhism and meditation, many of which can be found here: www.amaravati.org/book-authors/ajahn-amaro/fpmtp_languages=english

 
PUBLIC EVENTS
Saturday, May 5th, 2018, 6.00-8.00 pm: Meditation and talk at

Great Lakes Buddhist Vihara, 21491 Beech Rd, Southfield, MI 48033


Sunday, May 6th, 2018, 9.15 am-5 pm: Daylong Retreat at

Amitabha Village Retreat Center, 14796 Beardslee Rd., Perry, MI 48872


Monday, May 7th, 2018, 6.30-8.30 pm: Meditation and talk at

Ann Arbor Zen Buddhist Temple, 1214 Packard St, Ann Arbor, MI 48104

 
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n the Thai Forest Monastery tradition there is no charge for any of Ajahn Amaro’s public events. All are welcome.
‘Sabbadanam dhammadanam jinati’
THE GIFT OF DHAMMA EXCELS ALL OTHER GIFTS

 

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2017 Special Dharma Events Archive

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Buddhist Lectures and 2-Day Retreat in Chinese by Ven. Kai Zhao

開照長老密西根弘法活動

328–43
安娜堡學佛社及蘭莘學佛會聯合主辦

 

被稱為人間地藏菩薩慈悲渡化監獄囚犯的開照長老,將於328 – 42日再次來密西根弘法。

佛法難聞, 善知士難求, 敬請把握此難得機會, 與您的家人及朋友共襄勝舉、共霑法喜。

 

活動一: 密西根大學校區 - 佛法講座: [念住治療法]

時間: 3/30(週四)7:30pm – 9:30pm

地點: Southeast Room, Pierpont Commons, University of Michigan

2101 Bonisteel Blvd., Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2090.

聯络人: George T. Yeh (葉泰巖) 734-665-1002

Hanlin Wang (王漢林) 248-697-8980

Ann Arbor Buddhist Society安娜堡佛學社 (www.a2bs.org)

 

隨喜活動:開照長老蒞臨普照蘭莘學佛會Winter讀書會 :

英文討論題目[ Sharing of Traditions/Practices: Pure Land and Vajrayana ]

時間: 3/31(週五)7:00 pm – 9:0 pm

地點:LotusVoice Integrative Therapies

4994 Park Lake Rd., East Lansing, MI 48823

聯络人: 李麗華 Lisa Kong 517-614-4363

Lansing Buddhist Association蘭莘學佛會 Phone: 517-292-3110

E-mail: lansingbuddhist@gmail.com

 

 

活動二: 二日禅: [“”,“”,”無量心修習]

時間: 4/1(六)10 a.m.- 4/2(日)4 p.m.

地點: 彌陀村禪修中心

14796 Beardslee Rd. Perry, Michigan 48872

聯络人: 李麗華 Lisa Kong 517-614-4363

吴俐娜 Lina Wu 517-351-7077

禪修提供素餐及住宿,欲參加者,上網報名 

 

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開照長老1963年出生於馬來西亞怡保,于1987年在檳城洪福寺出家,再到泰國受比丘戒。1987-1990就讀於馬來西亞佛學院。2007年至今四處雲遊,在台湾,加拿大、美国、南美、歐洲主持禅修與隨緣弘法。曾親近文建長老 、繼程長老、Javana長老、修靜長老、Thongbai長老、帕奧長老學習禪法。現任馬來西亞沙巴寂靜禪林長老團成員,美國寂静禅寺宗教導師、監獄佈教師,曾任新加坡護法苑宗教導師。

 

1988 長老開始走入木寇山檳城的監獄,與囚犯談話、講經。四年後,在一群死囚的要求下,他來到了加影。每周一早上九時,他將準時出现在加影監獄。在幾十年的監獄弘法,他的慈悲不知軟化了多少身陷囹圄,手脚带着重重镣铐的硬汉子,进而皈依佛教。 除了到監獄弘法,長老也常被邀請到國內各大專院校主持佛學營及舉辦靜修營、禪修營、護法營、短期出家體驗營,渡化青年學佛。他的連珠妙語源于他的慈悲和智慧的修持,更來自他非凡的關懷人間的豐厚閲歷。

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Tai-Chi (太極拳) Class (literally "Supreme Ultimate Boxing")

 

4/15, 1:30-2:30pm

We are pleased to announce a new program - Tai Chi Class with Kam Sau Wang

on Saturday, April 15, from 1:30-2:30pm at Amitabha Village Retreat Center.

 

Tai Chi is a moving meditation for body and mind.  It is a slow moving internal martial art that will help improve balance and health in many ways.  However, learning Tai Chi is a developmental process.

 

It generally takes a few months to be introduced to the Tai Chi set. 

 

On April 15, our experienced instructor, Kam Sau Wang will introduce Tai Chi fundamentals.  Kam has practiced Tai Chi for more than 20 years and taught Tai Chi at LotusVoice.  

This introductory session is free, no registration required, and highly recommended for the beginners. The 10-week series ($100 fee) will be offered by request. For more information about Tai Chi class, please contact us at lansingbuddhist@gmail.com.

 

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Flower Arranging (插花) Class, 4/22

 

We are excited to announce the flower arranging class with Mei-Mei Chen is happening again on Saturday April 22, 2017!

 

Born and raised in Taiwan, Mei-Mei of Rochester Hills has a lifelong passion for arts and flowers. Through years of practicing and studying, floral design became Mei Mei’s main outlet for art expression.
Now with her deep affection for the beauty of floral creations, Mei-Mei will share her knowledge and expertise with us and bring the exquisite flowers to wow the LBA community.

 Date: Saturday, Apr 22, 1-3 p.m., 2017
Check-in: 12:30-1 p.m. 
Style: European Horizontal(
水平)

Tuition: free. 
Material Fee: $12 for members; $15 for non-LBA members

Registration and the material fee to cover the cost of floral materials are required. 


Attendees need to  your own floral scissors and a 4" vase/mug/cup to hold flowers

(直徑10公分左右的花器.不要太大, 自備剪刀).

To register for this class, please click here 

Please register by Apr 18 Tuesday so we have enough time to prepare the material.

All are welcome!

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Ven. Guo Yuan's visit (果元法師), Thur, April 27- May 2

Sponsors: Dharma Drum Mountain Buddhist Association - MI,
Ann Arbor Buddhist Society, and Lansing Buddhist Association

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Friday, April 28, 7:30-9:30pm on UM campus, Ann Arbor
Topic: Concept and Practice of Chan School
Location: Boulevard Room, Pierpont Commons, UM, Ann Arbor, MI

Saturday, April 29, 10am - Sunday, April 30, 4pm - 2-Day
Chan Retreat 精進禪二 at Amitabha Vill Retreat Center


Click here to Register online for the 2-day retreat

 

Venerable Guo Yuan is a Vietnamese Chinese Buddhist monk. He is a senior disciple of the well known Chan Master Sheng Yen. He studied under his teacher for over twenty years, and assisted his teacher in many retreats overseas. Presently he is the abbot of The Chan Meditation Center and the Dharma Drum Retreat Center in New York. He was formerly the Director of the Chan Hall, DDM Taiwan and currently leading Chan retreats in many parts of the world includes Europe, America, Canada, México, Taiwan and other parts of Asia. Venerable speaks fluent English, Mandarin, and Vietnamese.

~Uplift the Character of Humanity and Build a Pure Land on Earth.~


  

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Brother Gilbert's visit, May 25 - 28

 

The Ann Arbor Buddhist Society,

Lansing Buddhist Association and

Dharma Drum Mountain Michigan Chapter Invite You

 

Dharma teacher Gilbert Gutierrez is the sole American Dharma heir of the late great Chan Master Venerable Sheng-Yen, the founder of the Dharma Drum Mountain Buddhist Association. Gilbert teaches Chan Buddhism (Zen) at the Riverside Chan Meditation Group in Riverside, California on weekly base. Gilbert’s teaching is known for offering Buddha Dharma, Buddhist origin and development, Gong’An (Chan stories), Silent Illumination meditation, Hua-Tou meditation, practical exercises, and lots of humor. Upon popular request, this is his 19th visit to Michigan.  We cordially invite you to join this upcoming Dharma event.


Thursday, May 25, 7-9pm - optional sitting
Friday, May 26, 10am - Saturday, May 27, 5pm - 2-day retreat at AVRC
Sunday, May 28, 10:30am - 1pm - Brunch and gathering at
Brody, MSU

 

 "Essence of Chan with an Emphasis of Developing True Compassion, A Product of Transcendental Wisdom"

-- a meditative exploration of advanced Chan Buddhism.

 

This class is designed to strengthen your practice by following instructions based on the Right View

     of Chan and contemplation of mind. The class is beneficial for new or experienced practitioners alike.

 

     Breakfast, lunch & dinner are provided; $60 donation to help with expenses is requested.

 

     Please Click Here to Register Online

 

     The retreat starts at 10 am on May 26 (F). Please arrive between 9:00–9:45 am at Amitabha Village.
     For more information, contact lansingbuddhist@gmail.com or 517-292-3110

Brief Biography Gilbert M. Gutierrez – Chan Master

Gilbert Gutierrez is a lay Chan master in the Chinese tradition.

 

His parents were Mexico descents.  He grew up and was raised as a Catholic in the United States.  Gilbert obtained a BA and also a law degree at UCLA.  In 1974, he was admitted to the California Bar. He has practiced law for over thirty years in Riverside California.

 

Growing up Catholic, Gilbert felt a strong tie with the Virgin Mary and the concept of universal compassion for all beings. But he also had religious doubts and felt a longing for a great truth which he knew existed but hadn’t found. His religious search took him to many corners, and he also practiced marital arts for years.

 

Being drawn to the meditative dimension of martial arts, Gilbert began studying with many Chi Gong masters. Gilbert felt the need to find out the purpose and meaning of the practice. Yet his deeper questions had not been answered by those mastsers.

 

Gilbert began a formal training in Buddhism under a Buddhist Chi Gong Master. By chance, Gilbert read the Diamond Sutra. And, he had a profound experience.

 

Later Gilbert met and undertook years of training as a disciple of the Great Chan Master Venerable Sheng-Yen. After devoted effort, he became one of five lay-person Dharma heirs. Gilbert is the only American to receive transmission by Master Sheng-Yen as a Chan Buddhist master.

 

Today Gilbert teaches Dharma and practices law in Riverside California. He also travels across the country to teach Buddha Dharma. 

 

Gilbert’s web page from The Riverside Chan Meditation Group is

http://www.riversidechan.org/.  His Dharma talks can be downloaded at http://dharmatalks.riversidechan.org.    

 

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Water Repentance Ceremony by Ven. De An & Ven. Shiu Chi (德恩法師, 修直法師 & 繼旭法師),

Sunday, June 11

Visit, Thur, June 8 - Thur, June 15
  

蘭莘學佛會感念於淨心懺悔的殊勝功德利益,特別禮請紐約德南寺德恩法師、及修直法師,於六月十一日在彌陀村,共同主持慈悲三昧水懺法會,率眾修行懺悔法門。法會期間設有消災、超薦、供僧及設齋供眾等功德項目,歡迎洽詢。

消災、超薦、供僧及設齋供眾登記表 (Sponsorship From in PDF)
消災、超薦、供僧及設齋供眾登記表 (Sponsorship Form in Word)
 

 時間: 6/11/2017 (Sunday), 9:30am-4pm

地點: 彌陀村 Amitabha Village Retreat Center, 14796 Beardslee Rd., Perry, MI 48872

「慈悲三昧水懺」即在慈悲清淨的定境中,必須先懺悔自己的罪業,以佛法的甘露水洗滌業障和內心的煩惱,使心清淨。水懺的利益功德是,令修懺者誠心禮拜諸佛菩薩,發心懺悔一切罪業及煩惱障、業障、果報障等三障。以懺悔心,智慧心和慈悲心, 來消宿世怨業,且將懺悔三障誦經所生的功德,迴向給累劫怨親債主,施主與一切眾生。

祈願我等與眾生, 能離苦得樂, 皆發菩提心, 能共成佛道。

主辦單位: 蘭莘學佛會 Lansing Buddhist Association (LBA)

通訊聯絡方式: 電話: 517-292-3110,

電子信箱: lansingbuddhist@gmail.com,

電子網頁: www.lansingbuddhist.org,

郵寄信箱: P.O. Box 4605, East Lansing, MI 48826

 

3-day camp event at Maple Lodge (6/12-6/14)

History of Camp T: https://www.camptuhsmeheta.org/about

Maple Lodge: https://www.camptuhsmeheta.org/winter-accommodations/maple-lodge

 

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Ven. Ching Chao's visit (淨照法師), June 27 - July 11
  

安娜堡佛學社, 蘭莘學佛會 聯合主辦

 

6/28 (三) - 6/29 (四) 晚上 7-9 點 - 佛法問答
地點: 龑一平、李麗華家 (1431 Stanlake Dr E. Lansing,MI)
電話:517-614-4363

6/30 (五) 晚上 7:30-9:30 點 - 講題: 唯識學的「種子論」
地點: Boulevard Room, Pierpont Commons, UM, Ann Arbor, MI
葉泰巖 電話:734-665-1002


7/1 (六) 早上 10 點 - 7/2 (日) 下午 4 點 二日念佛禪修及佛法開示
講題: 《維摩詰所說經》〈佛國品第一〉釋要》及 〈文殊師利問疾品第五〉釋要
地點: 彌陀村14796 Beardslee Rd. Perry,MI 48872 電話:517-292-3110
有意參加者,
按此上網報名

 

法友如果還有佛法的問題, 可於7/3 (一 ) - 7/7 (五 ) 在龑居士 、李麗華家請示法師

 

3-Day Camping at Camp T
7/7 (Fri) 下午 3pm - 7/9 (Sun) 上午10am
地點: 10500 Lincoln Lake Rd NE, Greenville, MI 48838 電話: 888-760-2206

History of Camp T: https://www.camptuhsmeheta.org/about

Maple Lodge: https://www.camptuhsmeheta.org/winter-accommodations/maple-lodge

 

 

Ven. Ching Chao Fashi 淨照法師
1958年出生於台南縣,於1978年就讀東海大學物理系,參加蓮因寺齋戒學會,並歸依懺雲長老,從此開始學習佛法。1987年依淨律寺照因和尚出家,同 年12月在台北臨濟寺,稟受三壇大戒。1990年就讀中華佛學研究所,1993年結業之後,返回淨律學佛院,擔任學務、教師的職務。曾任福嚴佛學院院長、 法鼓山僧伽大學和壹同女眾佛學院的教師,開授過的課程有《成佛之道》、《解深密經》、《唯識學概說》、《唯識二十論》、《攝大乘論》等 .

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Ven. Yuan Wu Fashi's visit (圓悟法師), July 11 - 19
  

圓悟法師佛法講座 7/14-16/2017

安娜堡佛學社, 蘭莘學佛會 聯合主辦

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7/14 (五) 晚上 7:30-9:30 點 - 講題: 通往幸福的嚮導
簡介:各宗教多少會談論「人生的意義何在」,信仰的核心價值大體不一,人人
心中都有自覺的幸福感。如何才能體驗祥和之境?有無關鍵的密碼,引導學者到
達目的地?
地點: Boulevard Room, Pierpont Commons, UM, Ann Arbor, MI
葉泰巖 電話:734-665-1002

7/15 (六) 早上 10 點 - 7/16 (日) 下午 4 點 二日佛法開示
講題: 佛法於生活中實踐之重要觀念
簡介:在修學佛法的進程中,哪些是易讓人流連忘返、躊躇不前的歧路?而這
些「美麗而險惡之途」有何特徵?藉由理解其實質,助益佛法的實行。

有意參加者,按此上網報名

 

Ven. Yuan Wu Fashi 圓悟法師
1998年 在南投的道場剃染出家,2002年 於日月禪寺受大戒。
2004~11年 於福嚴佛學院修學佛法課程;第五屆研究所畢業。
2012年~ 就讀於法鼓文理學院 DILA。目前任教於福嚴佛學院。
研究領域:初期佛教、部派佛教、初期大乘佛教(中觀學)
 

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Ven. Chi Chern's visit (繼程法師), August 30 - Sept 5
  

5-Day Retreat with Venerable Chi Chern

Recording of Dharma Talks and Pictures

 

Objective: To promote the understanding and practice of Buddhism and meditation in a systematic way.

Date: 5-day Retreat: 8/31 (Thursday), 10 a.m. - 9/4 (Labor Day Monday), 12 p.m.

          Check-in: 8/31, 9 – 9:45 a.m.

Teacher: Venerable Chi Chern

Location: Amitabha Village Retreat Center, 14796 Beardslee Rd, Perry, Michigan 48872

 

Program: Sitting meditation, prostration, walking meditation (circumambulation), massage, yoga, and

dharma teachings conducted in Chinese with English translation.

Qualification: Open to beginners and experienced practitioners

 

Boarding:

1.     Sleeping on floors of Great Hall (males) or Perry House (females).

2.     Camping (please bring your own tent).

3.     Commute (please return to the Center at 5:30 a.m.)

 

Fees:  suggested donation $150 (student $75)


Click here to Register online for the 5-day retreat

Registration Closing Date: August 25, 2017

 

Things You Need to Know:

1.     Finishing the entire retreat is required.

2.     Please bring your toiletries, personal medication, and sleeping bag.

3.     No drug, alcohol and cigarette.

4.     The Center will not be responsible for the lost of your valuables.

5.     Please wear loose and comfortable clothing.

6.     The Center offers vegetarian lunch, breakfast and light dinner during retreat.

 

Contacts:


Lisa Kong (517) 614-4363, Lina Wu (517) 351-7077,

LBA phone: 517-292-3110 or lansingbuddhist@gmail.com

 

Ven. Chi Chern was born in Malaysia in 1955. He was ordained as a Buddhist monk by elderly Master Zhu Mo in Penang in 1978. During his time in Taiwan, Ven. Chi Chern practiced Chan Meditation under Master Sheng Yen. In 1986, he received the Dharma transmission from Master Sheng Yen and became his heir. Ven. Chi Chern is currently the Principal of the Malaysian Buddhist Institute. He has led many retreats in Taiwan, Southeast Asia, the United States, Europe, and other locations around the world to promote and teach Chan Meditation. A world-renowned writer as well, he is the author of over 50 titles.
 

繼程法師,馬來西亞華人。1978年依止竺摩上人出家,後赴台受戒及研讀佛法,期間曾親近星雲法師、聖嚴禪師、印順導師、懺雲上人。1980年在聖嚴法師門下修禪,由聖嚴法師印可見性;1986年為聖嚴法師禪宗法脈傳承弟子,賜法號傳顯見密。法師活躍於大馬佛教界,並曾經閉關一千日。曾擔任馬佛青總會長、馬佛學院副院長,以及馬佛教僧伽總會副主席等等多項職位。2002年剃度恩師竺摩上人圓寂,法師被聘接任竺摩上人遺下馬佛學院院長一職。  法師在馬來西亞創辦並主持 般若佛法研修班 ,大專佛青生活營、大專佛學研修班、教師佛學生活營及各類靜七課程。長期以來,法師不斷發表佛學論文、課程講錄及佛教文學作品,結集成書約五十種,並創作佛曲歌詞多首。 近十年法師旅美弘法,將禪修的觀念、方法及體驗與各地佛友分享。以隨緣開示、應機說法的風格教導學生。自喻生平無大志,居太平過 太平日子,清心自在 游戲人間 

 

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如實的身心生命的饗宴

(MBSR: Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Workshops conducted in Chinese)

特地邀請MSU校友張振興老師

由台灣回來分享指導

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你的心創造你的世界

正念課參考資料 and MP3 Audio Guides

時間: 九月15日星期五, 19:00~21:00

地點: Lotus Voice 4994 Park Lake Rd, East Lansing, MI 48823

 

(1)正念減壓樂活人生

(2)和諧溫暖的親密關係

時間: 九月16日星期六, 10:00~16:00

  九月23日星期六, 10:00~16:00

地點: AVRC 14796 Beardslee Rd, Perry, MI 48872

報名方式: 請聯絡李麗華 517 614 4363

LBA phone: 517-292-3110

or lansingbuddhist@gmail.com

 

費用歡迎隨意樂捐

 

張振興老師:

學歷:台灣交通大學學士; 美國密西根州立大學碩士

經歷:台灣上市公司全國電子行銷部經理; 台灣固網廣告公關處長;

燦坤3C企劃部資深協理; 經濟部中小企業處講師

       

40歲以後離開職場,走出社會價值觀。熱愛真理,探索生命追尋真理,

修學止觀,每天9~13小時練習,超過1000日以上的止語靜心訓練。

也投入新時代的身心靈療癒領域。學習隨順當下生命之流,安詳自在。

 

現職:台灣正念發展協會推廣組長; 法鼓德貴學院講師;

台灣正念工坊講師;

行天宮社會大學講師; 加州健康研究中心講師
   

受邀國內各大學及機構、醫院帶領正念相關課程與演講,

也受邀中國、加拿大、新加坡、馬來西亞帶領正念課程及演講。

 

麻州大學醫學院正念中心正念減壓(MBSR)合格老師

英國牛津正念中心MBCT種子師資訓練

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VEN. SAYALAY SUSILA

Public Talk and MEDITATION RETREAT

In Michigan Oct. 6-8, 2017

 

These evens are cancelled due to teacher's health issues from heavy traveling and teachings. 

We hope to invite VEN. SAYALAY SUSILA back in the near feture.

 

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PUBLIC TALK “The Power of Mind”:

Friday, October 6, 2017, 7-9pm

 

RETREAT “How to Develop Concentration and Insight”:

Saturday October 7, 8:30am through Sunday, October 8, 5pm

 

LOCATION: AMITABHA VILLAGE RETREAT CENTER, 14796 BEARDSLEE RD, PERRY, MI

 

Click Here to REGISTER FOR RETREAT

 

“The Power of Mind”: Mind is a powerful element that affects our whole being as well as all beings and the planet. However, this power is largely unknown and unexplored. This talk will reveal how a wholesome mind can overcome obstacles that arise, while an unwholesome mind hastens the ripening of unwholesome karma.

 

“How to Develop Concentration and Insight”: On this retreat Sayalay will start by helping students develop a basis in concentration, teaching the fundamental practice of Mindfulness of Breathing (Anapanasati), which is the method practiced by the Buddha on the night of his enlightenment. The Buddha praised concentration: “One with concentration sees things as they really are.”

Armed with concentration, students will then be taught the second vehicle to liberation—Insight meditation: Sayalay shares the distinctive teaching on Contemplation of Mind, a profound way to train ourselves to be mindful of our own mind, gradually liberating it from identity view and grasping and thus developing freedom of the mind.

 

Sayalay Susila

Born and educated in Malaysia, Sayalay Susila ordained as a Theravada Buddhist nun in 1991 at the age of 28, and has trained with two renowned Burmese meditation masters – the Venerable Sayadaw U Pandita and the Venerable Pa-Auk Sayadaw, under whose guidance she continues to practice today.

Sayalay is well known especially for the clarity of her teaching of the Theravada Buddhist Suttas and Abhidhamma, which she taught initially in Taiwan, Malaysia, and Singapore, as well as in Buddhist centers across Canada, the United States, and Australia.

Sister has several books in print, including the well regarded “Unravelling the Mysteries of Mind and Body Through Abhidhamma.” She speaks fluent English, Mandarin Chinese, and Burmese, and has translated widely from English to Chinese for Venerable Pa-Auk Sayadaw in Malaysia and Taiwan. Sayalay is the abbot of Appamada Vihari, an international meditation center in Penang, Malaysia. Her books, talks, and retreat schedule are online at www.sayalaysusila.net.

The Lansing Buddhist Association is honored to welcome this distinguished Buddhist nun to Michigan.

 

 

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Bro. Gilbert Gutierrez's visit, October 26-29
  

The Ann Arbor Buddhist Society,

Lansing Buddhist Association and

Dharma Drum Mountain Michigan Chapter Invite You

Thursday Night Meditation & Talk, and Two-Day Meditation Retreat with Gilbert Gutierrez

At Amitabha Village Retreat Center

Recording of Dharma Talks and Pictures


Dharma teacher Gilbert Gutierrez is the sole American Dharma heir of the late great Chan Master Venerable Sheng-Yen, the founder of the Dharma Drum Mountain Buddhist Association. Gilbert teaches Chan Buddhism (Zen) at the Riverside Chan Meditation Group in Riverside, California on weekly base. Gilbert’s teaching is known for offering Buddha Dharma, Buddhist origin and development, Gong’An (Chan stories), Silent Illumination meditation, Hua-Tou meditation, practical exercises, and lots of humor. Upon popular request, this is his 20th visit to Michigan.  We cordially invite you to join this upcoming Dharma event.

Group Meditation & Dharma Talk :
 Thursday, Oct 26, 2017, 7:00- 9:00 pm

 Friday, Oct 27, 2017, 10 am - Saturday, Oct 28, 2017, 5 pm
Two-Day Meditation Retreat: 
"A Life’s Tune Up" -- a meditative exploration of Chan Buddhism.

This class is designed to strengthen your practice by following instructions based on the Right View of Chan and contemplation of mind. The class is beneficial for new or experienced practitioners alike.

Breakfast, lunch & dinner are provided; $60 donation to help with expenses is requested.

Please Click Here for Online Registration

The retreat starts at 10 am on Oct 27 (F). Please arrive between 9:00–9:45 am at Amitabha Village. For more information, contactlansingbuddhist@gmail.com or 517-292-3110

 Gilbert M. Gutierrez – Chan Master

Gilbert Gutierrez is a lay Chan master in the Chinese tradition.

His parents were Mexico descents.  He grew up and was raised as a Catholic in the United States.  Gilbert obtained a BA and also a law degree at UCLA.  In 1974, he was admitted to the California Bar. He has practiced law for over thirty years in Riverside California.

Growing up Catholic, Gilbert felt a strong tie with the Virgin Mary and the concept of universal compassion for all beings. But he also had religious doubts and felt a longing for a great truth which he knew existed but hadn’t found. His religious search took him many corners, and he also practiced marital arts for years.

 

Being drawn to the meditative dimension of martial arts, Gilbert began studying with many Chi Gong masters. Gilbert felt the need to find out the purpose and meaning of the practice. Yet his deeper questions had not been answered by those masters.

 

Gilbert began a formal training in Buddhism under a Buddhist Chi Gong Master. By chance, Gilbert read the Diamond Sutra. And, he had a profound experience.

 

Later Gilbert met and undertook years of training as a disciple of the Great Chan Master, Venerable Sheng-Yen.  After devoted effort, he became one of five lay-person Dharma heirs. Gilbert is the only American to receive transmission by Master Sheng-Yen as a Chan Buddhist master.

 

Today Gilbert teaches Dharma and practices law in Riverside California. He also travels across the country to teach Buddha Dharma. 

 

Gilbert’s web page from The Riverside Chan Meditation Group is

http://www.riversidechan.org/.  His Dharma talks can be downloaded at

http://dharmatalks.riversidechan.org.    

 

Two Day Retreat Schedule

Friday, 10/27/2017

9:00 – 9:45 a.m.     Check in

10:00 – 12:00 p.m. Morning session

12:00 – 1:30 p.m.   Lunch & break

1:30 – 5:00 p.m.     Afternoon session

5:00 – 6:30 p.m.     Dinner

6:30 – 9:00 p.m.     Evening session

Saturday, 10/28/2017

7:30 -8:30am         Breakfast

9:00 – 12:00 p.m.  Morning session

12:00 – 1:30 p.m.  Lunch & break

1:30 – 5:00 p.m.    Afternoon session

5:00 – 9:00 p.m.    Dinner & gathering (Dinner and/or gathering is optional.)

 

On Sunday, 10/29/2017 from 10:30 am to 1 pm, there will be a brunch gathering and informal discussion with Chan master Gilbert. 

The brunch location will be at MSU Brody Square.  

The address is 241 W Brody Rd (at Harrison Rd, across from Kellogg Center), East Lansing, MI 48825. Please park at Kellogg Center parking structure.

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1-Day Amitabha Pureland Teaching by Ven. Wuling

One-Day Pureland Buddhist Retreat with Venerable Wuling
Presented by Lansing Buddhist Association (In English)
Date: Sunday, November 12, 10am-5pm, 2016 (12 -1p.m., vegan potluck lunch break)
Check-in: 9:30a.m. - 9:45a.m.
Location: AVRC Great Hall : 14796 Beardslee Road, Perry, Michigan 48872


Pure Mind, Compassionate Heart: Lessons from the Amitabha Sutra

Hoping to alleviate the suffering of the beings who would live in our tumultuous times, the Buddha introduced the Pure Land method and explained that it would provide the teachings and practice most suited to our abilities. Please join us for a day of Dharma talks, Q & A, and Buddha-name chanting meditation.  Everyone is welcome!

 

In 1997, Venerable Wuling became a nun in Dallas and was ordained in Taiwan. An American-born nun, she practices the Pure Land school of Mahayana Buddhism as taught by her teacher, Venerable Master Chin Kung. Having been based in Dallas, Singapore, and Australia, she now spends most of her time here in the US where she divides her time between teaching the Dharma, serving as a voluntary chaplain at correctional centers in Illinois, and editing translations. Her latest book, Pure Mind, Compassionate Heart: Lessons from the Amitabha Sutra will be available as an audio recording and a paperback next year.


Click here for registration, modest donation ($30 or less), and retreat precepts.

Please Click Here for Group Photo and Recordings of the teaching from last year

 

Venerable Wuling (Shi Wuling) was born in 1946 in New York state. As a student of Venerable Master Chin Kung, she became a nun in Texas in 1997 and received full ordination in Taiwan. Venerable follows the Pure Land school of Mahayana Buddhism.  

 
From 1998 to 2001, Venerable lectured in Singapore and Malaysia. In 1999, she was appointed Head of the Silent Voices translation team, which is now called the Pure Land Translation Team. She relocated to Australia in 2001. In 2004, she became Director of the Amitabha Buddhist Retreat Centre in Nanango, Australia, and was appointed Vice President of the Pure Land Learning College Association Inc. in Toowoomba, Australia.

 
From 2004 to 2007 Venerable was based primarily in Elkhart, Indiana, so she could help look after her mother who had recently moved there. During that time she also lectured in Australia, Asia, and North America.

 
After living in Australia from 2008 to late 2010, Venerable returned to Elkhart for an extended visit. Currently, in addition to serving as a guest speaker at academic institutions in Indiana and Illinois, Venerable also teaches regularly at two correctional centers in Illinois. She is also working on an introduction to the Amitabha Sutra, which will be Part Two of Going Home to the Pure Land.

 
Venerable Wuling’s books include:

Lundeeria: The Tale of a Journey to a Another Land, Courage, and Compassion 

Going Home to the Pure Land (editor and contributor)

How Will I Behave Today and the Rest of My Life?

Everything We Do Matters

In One Lifetime: Pure Land Buddhism

Awaken to the Buddha Within

path to peace

Heart of a Buddha (editor and contributor)

 

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Thanksgiving 3-day chanting retreat, Nov 17-19
  

Detailed to be announced later

 

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Special Announcement

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You are cordially invited to

LBA Annual General Meeting and Holiday Gathering

 

 Sunday December 3rd, 2017 10:30am - 1 pm

At MSU Brody Cafeteria, room 221

 

Pleases Mark Your Calendar for this event

   

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2016 Special Dharma Events Archive

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Flower Arranging Class with Mei-Mei Chen

 

March 12 2016 at Amitabha Village

 

Date: Saturday, March 12, 1-3 p.m., 2016
Check-in: 12:30-1 p.m.
Style: European basic round shape

Tuition free.
Registration and $10 to cover the cost of floral materials are required.
Attendees need to bring their own floral scissors and a bowel/pot/pan to hold flowers.

To register for this class, please click here .

All are welcome!

 

About the Teacher: Born and raised in Taiwan, Mei-Mei of Rochester Hills has a lifelong passion for arts and flowers. Through years of practicing and studying, floral design became Mei Mei’s main outlet for art expression.
Now with her deep affection for the beauty of floral creations, Mei-Mei will share her knowledge and expertise with us and bring the exquisite flowers to wow the LBA community.

 

 

 

 

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Healthy Vegetarian Cooking Class with Chef Pao-Lien Tsen  

 

April 9 2016 at Amitabha Village

 

Date: Saturday, April 9, 10 am -1 pm, 2016
Check-in: 9:45-10 am

 

Menu: Fried Quinoa Rice (小米油飯)

Tofu Avocado Tomato Salad (豆腐酪梨番茄沙拉)

 

Tuition: $15 (member is free), plus $10 to cover the material cost.

Attendees please bring your own knifes and cutting boards if possible.
Registration is required.

 

To register for this class, please click here. All are welcome!

Class Description: In this 2 to 2 1/2 hour hands-on class, Chef Pao-Lien will show you how to create simple but tasty dishes featuring natural whole foods. You'll enjoy working together with your classmates and learning to create satisfying dishes that are bursting with flavor and joy. More importantly, you will get to eat your own creations!

About the Teacher:

Her food is simple, tasty, and nutritious.... Her name is precious lotus 寶蓮.... With more than 25 years of experience in catering at Taiwan, Chef Pao-Lien loves to cook for others.  She is known for her yummy meals prepared in Ven. Chi Chern's 5-day retreat last year.  She is indeed a precious lotus at Amitabha Village.  Cooking (with love) has always been Chef Pao-Lien's passion.  She loves to play in the kitchen to experiment with different tastes and textures to create her personal recipes while remain faithful to the authentic Chinese traditions and flavors.  Her simple recipes and techniques can be easily replicated in your own kitchens, and perfect to share with your family and friends!

 

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Dharma Work Party at Amitabha Village

Saturday, April 9th, 10am - 4pm

We plan to finish up the work of taping, mudding, sanding and painting of the drywall at Perry House attic.

We will clean up the buildings and environment for upcoming events.

In addition, we will assemble "prostration platform", and make "tablet racks and stands" for June's Water Repentance Ceremony.

All are simple works. Everyone can do it!!

As always, our fabulous cooks volunteer to prepare lunch for the work party.

We believe you will enjoy the work as well as the food!

 

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Dharma Talks and Meditation Retreat by Ven. Guo Xing

果醒法師佛學講座及默照禪修 (in Chinese)

法鼓山密西根聯絡處、安娜堡學佛社 及 蘭莘學佛會 聯合主辦

 April 22, 7-9pm, Public talk in Chinese at U of Michigan, Ann Arbor

April 23, 10am – April 24, 4pm, Two-Day Retreat in Chinese at Amitabha Village Retreat Center

 

4/22(五)晚 7-9 p.m.  密西根大學校區 佛法講座
講題:轉境、轉心、轉知見

地點: (Room is TBD) Pierpont Commons, 2101 Bonisteel Blvd.,

Ann Arbor MI 48109-2090. Phone 734-764-7544.
Map: http://uunions.umich.edu/pierpont/maps/
Floor map: http://uunions.umich.edu/cms/files/uunions/floorplan/pierpont2.png
聯絡人:
George Yeh (葉泰巖) 734-665-1002

安娜堡佛學佛社AABS網址: www.a2bs.org
 

 

4/23(六)10 a.m.- 4/24(日)4 p.m.  彌陀村禪修中心  

默照及四念處二日禪修
 

禪修提供素餐及住宿,

欲參加者,請上網報名

聯絡人: 李麗華 Lisa Kong 517-614-4363 或 吳俐娜 Lina Wu 517-351-7077
 

法鼓山果醒法師為弘揚正法, 將於安娜堡密西根大學舉辨佛學講座,為大眾開示如何在生活中,轉境、轉心、轉知見,超越煩惱。並在蘭莘彌陀村禪修中心帶領二日默照及四念處禪修,讓大眾學 習過一個清明自在的生活。 默照禪由南宋曹洞宗的宏智正覺禪師所創,聖嚴法師為失傳已久的默照禪法賦予新生命,將之發揚光大。「默,是不受自己內心以及環境的影響而動,心保持安定的 狀態。照,則是清清楚楚知道所有的狀況」。默照的修行強調在日常生活中用功,從行住坐臥中,清楚覺知自己的情緒及身心反應,心不染著、安定、清楚,而心仍 自然運作,如實觀照映現。果醒法師在二日禪修中,將介紹默照與南傳四念處及漢傳四念處之間的關係與修行方法,初學或久修皆可穫益。 果醒法師1953年生於台灣,1986年跟隨法鼓山國際知名禪師聖嚴法師出家,是聖嚴法師的嫡傳弟子之一,曾協助聖嚴法師在台灣、東南亞及美國各地,帶領 至少五十多場禪修。曾任法鼓山禪修副都監、禪堂堂主等職,現任美國東初禪寺及象岡道場住持。經常於美國、加拿大各地帶領禪修和佛學講座,不遺餘力。果醒法 師自在隨緣、平易近人中流露出對眾生的關懷,是位慈悲智慧兼俱的大善知識。敬請把握此殊勝機緣,與您的家人及朋友共同參加這深具啟發性的課程。

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Picture from Dharma Talks and Meditation Retreat

by Ven. Guo Xing

果醒法師佛學講座及默照禪修

 

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Buddhist Lectures and 2-Day Retreat in Chinese by Ven. Kai Zhao

開照長老密西根弘法活動

510–515
安娜堡學佛社及蘭莘學佛會聯合主辦


應安娜堡學佛社及蘭莘學佛會的邀請,被稱為人間地藏菩薩慈悲渡化監獄囚犯的開照長老,將於510-15日來密西根弘法。

佛法難聞, 善知士難求, 敬請把握此難得機會, 與您的家人及朋友共襄勝舉、共霑法喜。

活動一:随缘開示
時間:5/10-12(周二至周四)
7:30pm –9:30pm

地點:44150 Cottisford Court Northville, Michigan 48167
络人: Hanlin Wang (王漢林)248-697-8980
有意參加者,請提前于王漢林聯系

活動二:密西根大學校區-佛法講座:[如何有效培養臨終一念]
時間:5/13(五)7:30pm –9:30pm

地點:Center Room, Michigan Pierpont Commons,
2101 BonisteelBlvd., Ann Arbor MI 48109-2090.
络人:George T. Yeh (葉泰巖) 734-665-1002
Hanlin Wang (
王漢林)248-697-8980
Ann Arbor Buddhist Society
安娜堡佛學社(www.a2bs.org)

活動三:二日慈心禅修
時間:5/14(六)10 a.m.-5/15(日)4 p.m.
地點:彌陀村禪修中心
14796 BeardsleeRd. Perry, Michigan 48872
络人:李麗華Lisa Kong 517-614-4363
吴俐娜Lina Wu 517-351-7077
禪修提供素餐及住宿,欲參加者,請上網報名 

開照長老1963年出生於馬來西亞怡保,于1987年在檳城洪福寺出家,再到泰國受比丘戒。1987-1990就讀於馬來西亞佛學院。2007年至今四處雲遊,在台湾,加拿大、美国、南美、歐洲主持禅修與隨緣弘法。曾親近文建長老、繼程長老、Javana長老、修靜長老、Thongbai長老、帕奧長老學習禪法。現任馬來西亞沙巴寂靜禪林長老團成員,美國寂静禅寺宗教導師、監獄佈教師,曾任新加坡護法苑宗教導師。
1988
年長老開始走入木寇山檳城的監獄,與囚犯談話、講經。四年後,在一群死囚的要求下,他來到了加影。每周一早上九時,他將準時出现 在加影監獄。在幾十年的監獄弘法,他的慈悲不知軟化了多少身陷囹圄,手脚带着重重镣铐的硬汉子,进而皈依佛教。除了到監獄弘法,長老也常被邀請到國內各大 專院校主持佛學營及舉辦靜修營、禪修營、護法營、短期出家體驗營,渡化青年學佛。他的連珠妙語源于他的慈悲和智慧的修持,更來自他非凡的關懷人間的豐厚閲 歷。

 

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Dharma Talks and Meditation Retreat by Brother Gilbert Gutierrez

 

The Ann Arbor Buddhist Society,

Lansing Buddhist Association and

Dharma Drum Mountain Michigan Chapter Invite You To

Public Talk and 1-Day Meditation Retreat

with Gilbert Gutierrez

 

May 27 - 29 2016

 

Dharma teacher Gilbert Gutierrez is the sole American Dharma heir of the late great Chan Master Venerable Sheng-Yen, the founder of the Dharma Drum Mountain Buddhist Association. Gilbert teaches Chan Buddhism (Zen) at the Riverside Chan Meditation Group in Riverside, California on weekly base. Gilbert’s teaching is known for offering Buddha Dharma, Buddhist origin and development, Gong’An (Chan stories), Silent Illumination meditation, Hua-Tou meditation, practical exercises, and lots of humor. Upon popular request, this is his 17th visit to Michigan.  We cordially invite you to join these upcoming Dharma events.

 

Public Lecture:  "Echoes of Chan- Linji, Han Shan, Hsu Yun and Co., common threads of the Chan practice"

     Friday, May 27, 2016, 7:30- 9:30 pm

George Yeh’s house: 2648 Prairie St. Ann Arbor, MI 48105

For more information, contact georget.yeh@gmail.com or (734) 665-1002.

 

One-Day Meditation Retreat:  "Turning the Mind's Eye Inward- A Right View Perspective on Chan Meditation"   

     Saturday, May 28, 2015, 10 am– 5 pm
     This class is designed to increase the effectiveness of your practice by following easy instructions based on the Right View of Chan.  

The class is beneficial for new or experienced practitioners alike.

     Amitabha Village Retreat Center, 14796 Beardslee Rd. Perry, MI 48872 (20 minutes east of Lansing)

     Lunch & dinner are provided; $30 donation to help with expenses is requested.

     Please register at Online Registration

     Teaching starts at 10 am. Please check in between 9:00–9:45 a.m. at Amitabha Village
     For more information, contact lansingbuddhist@gmail.com or 517-292-3110

 

 1-Day Retreat Schedule

Saturday, 5/28/2016

9:00 – 9:45 a.m.   Check in

10:00 – 12:00 p.m. Morning session

12:00 – 1:30 p.m.   Lunch & break

1:30 – 5:00 p.m.     Afternoon session

5:00 – 9:00 p.m.     Dinner & gathering (Dinner and/or gathering is optional.)

 

P.S. On Sunday, 5/29/2016 from 10:30 am to 1 pm, there will be a brunch gathering and informal discussion with Chan master Gilbert.  The brunch location will be at MSU Brody Square.  The address is 241 W Brody Rd (at Harrison Rd, across from Kellogg Center), East Lansing, MI 48825. Please park at Kellogg Center parking structure.

Brief Biography Gilbert M. Gutierrez – Chan Master

Gilbert Gutierrez is a lay Chan master in the Chinese tradition.

 

His parents were Mexico descents.  He grew up and was raised as a Catholic in the United States.  Gilbert obtained a BA and also a law degree at UCLA.  In 1974, he was admitted to the California Bar. He has practiced law for over thirty years in Riverside California.

 

Growing up Catholic, Gilbert felt a strong tie with the Virgin Mary and the concept of universal compassion for all beings. But he also had religious doubts and felt a longing for a great truth which he knew existed but hadn’t found. His religious search took him to many corners, and he also practiced marital arts for years.

 

Being drawn to the meditative dimension of martial arts, Gilbert began studying with many Chi Gong masters. Gilbert felt the need to find out the purpose and meaning of the practice. Yet his deeper questions had not been answered by those mastsers.

 

Gilbert began a formal training in Buddhism under a Buddhist Chi Gong Master. By chance, Gilbert read the Diamond Sutra. And, he had a profound experience.

 

Later Gilbert met and undertook years of training as a disciple of the Great Chan Master Venerable Sheng-Yen. After devoted effort, he became one of five lay-person Dharma heirs. Gilbert is the only American to receive transmission by Master Sheng-Yen as a Chan Buddhist master.

 

Today Gilbert teaches Dharma and practices law in Riverside California. He also travels across the country to teach Buddha Dharma. 

 

Gilbert’s web page from The Riverside Chan Meditation Group is

http://www.riversidechan.org/.  His Dharma talks can be downloaded at http://dharmatalks.riversidechan.org.    

 

 

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Ajahn Sucitto Visits Michigan

A distinguished Theravada Buddhist Monk in the Thai forest tradition will lead a

Day of Meditation on Saturday, June 4, 2016
at Amitabha Village Retreat Center near Lansing.

The public is cordially invited to attend.

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About Ajahn Sucitto.  

Ajahn ordained in 1976 and trained in the forests of Thailand.  Later he was a founding member of Cittaviveka (Chithurst Buddhist Monastery) in Sussex, England, the first Ajahn Chah monastery in the West, where he was abbot for more than two decades.  His short biography can be found on Wikipedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ajahn_Sucitto. Author of dharma books and leader of hundreds of retreats, Ajahn has devoted his life to spreading Dharma for the wellbeing of all.   His visit is a blessing for Michigan.

 

About attending the teaching on JUNE 4th:  The day with Ajahn is sponsored by the Lansing Buddhist Association.  There is no fee to attend, and any donation is welcome. Participants will offer a meal to Ajahn, and then share lunch with each other.  Registration is required as places are limited.  Please following this link to register

 

AMITABHA VILLAGE RETREAT CENTER is located at 14796 Beardslee Rd., Perry, MI 48872 

Tel: 517-292-3110; email: lansingbuddhist@gmail.com

SCHEDULE

8:30a – 9:15 Registration

9:30 – 9:45 Opening Remarks & 5 Precepts

9:45 – 10:30 Sitting meditation

10:30 – 11:15 Walking meditation

11:30 – 1:00p Meal offering to Ajahn
followed by lunch for yogis

(Feel free to bring a vegetarian dish to offer)

1:00 – 1:45 Sitting meditation

1:45 – 2:15 Walking meditation

2:15 – 3:30 Sitting meditation

3:30 – 5:00pm Dhamma talk and Q&A

 

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June 11, Water Repentance Ceremony (in Chinese)

by Ven. Demand, Ven. Ji Chun  and Ven. Shiu Chi

密西根 彌陀村 慈悲三昧水懺法會

由德南寺住持德恩法師、及修直法師主持

 

June 8 - 14 2016

 

Detailed to be announced later

 

(The teachers will be at LBA between June 8 to 14)

 

Compassionate Samadhi Water Repentance Ceremony in Michigan

 

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蘭莘學佛會感念於淨心懺悔的殊勝功德利益,特別禮請紐約德南寺德恩法師、及修直法師,於六月十一日在彌陀村,共同主持慈悲三昧水懺法會,率眾修行懺悔法門。法會期間設有消災、超薦、供僧及設齋供眾等功德項目,歡迎洽詢。

海報 Flyer   
宣佈稿 Press Release
消災、超薦、供僧及設齋供眾登記表 (Sponsorship From in PDF)
消災、超薦、供僧及設齋供眾登記表 (Sponsorship Form in Word)
 

Please click here to Register Online (when ready)

 時間: 6/11/2015 (Sat.), 9:30am-5pm

地點: 彌陀村 Amitabha Village Retreat Center, 14796 Beardslee Rd., Perry, MI 48872

「慈悲三昧水懺」即在慈悲清淨的定境中,必須先懺悔自己的罪業,以佛法的甘露水洗滌業障和內心的煩惱,使心清淨。水懺的利益功德是,令修懺者誠心禮拜諸佛菩薩,發心懺悔一切罪業及煩惱障、業障、果報障等三障。以懺悔心,智慧心和慈悲心, 來消宿世怨業,且將懺悔三障誦經所生的功德,迴向給累劫怨親債主,施主與一切眾生。

祈願我等與眾生, 能離苦得樂, 皆發菩提心, 能共成佛道。

主辦單位: 蘭莘學佛會 Lansing Buddhist Association (LBA)

通訊聯絡方式: 電話: 517-292-3110, 電子信箱: lansingbuddhist@gmail.com, 電子網頁: www.lansingbuddhist.org, 郵寄信箱: P.O. Box 4605, East Lansing, MI 48826

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Buddhist Lectures and Retreat in Chinese by Ven. Ching Chao

淨照法師佛學講座及淨土禪修

 

June 21 - 28 2016

 

622- 626日佛法講座及淨土禪修營

安娜堡佛學社及蘭莘學佛會聯合主辦

 6/22(三) - 6/23(四),晚7–9p.m.

講題: 《維摩詰所經》〈方便品第二〉釋要

地點: 龔一平、李麗華家 (Peter & Lisa Kong) 1431 Stanlake Dr., E. Lansing MI

聯絡人: 李麗華 Lisa Kong (517) 614-4363


6/24 (五),晚7 - 9 p.m.

講題: 《佛法概論》第十四章 德行的心素與實施原則

地點: George Yeh’s house: 2648 Prairie St. Ann Arbor, MI 48105

安娜堡佛學社Ann Arbor Buddhist Society 網址: www.a2bs.org
聯絡人:葉泰巖George Yeh (734)
665-1002


6/25(六)早上 10 a.m. - 6/26(日)下午 4 p.m. 淨土禪修營

講題: 《印光大師文鈔菁華錄》選讀

按此上網報名

地點: 彌陀村禪修中心Amitabha Village Retreat Center, 14796 Beardslee Rd. Perry, Michigan 48872
Email:lansingbuddhist@gmail.com   電話: (517) 292-3110 (LBA) 

聯絡人: 李麗華 Lisa Kong (517) 614-4363, 俐娜 Lina Wu (517) 351-7077

  

 

Bhiku Ching Chao was born in Tainan, Taiwan in 1958. He took novice ordination at the Pure Vinaya Temple under Master Chao-Yin in 1987, and in December of the same year he took full ordination at the Lin-Ji Temple in Taipei. In 1990, he enrolled in the Chung-Hwa Institute of Buddhist Studies. Upon graduation in 1993 he returned to the Pure Vinaya Monastery to take the posts of lecturer and provost. He was the Dean of Fuyan Buddhist Institute and has taught “Path to Buddhahood,” “Introduction to Yogācāra Studies,” “Twenty Verses on Yogācāra,” and “The Mahāyāna Compendium” at the Dharma Drum Sangha University and Yitung Buddhist Institute for Women.

 

淨照法師1958年生於臺灣台南縣,1978年就讀東海大學物理系,大三時,參加蓮因寺齋戒學會,並歸依懺雲長老,從此開始學習佛法。1987年依淨律寺照因和尚出家,同年12月在台北臨濟寺,稟受三壇大戒。1990年就讀中華佛學研究所,1993年結業之後,返回淨律學佛院,擔任學務、教師的職務。曾任福嚴佛學院院長、法鼓山僧伽大學和壹同女眾佛學院的教師,開授過的課程有《成佛之道》、《唯識學概說》、《唯識二十論》、《攝大乘論》等。

 

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Buddhist Lectures and 2-Day Workshop in Chinese by Ven. Dao-Yi

道一法師佛學講座及2日工作坊

 

 

July 7 - 13 2016

 

July 8,  7 - 9 pm evening Lecture at Ann Arbor 「生活 • 阿含 • 修行」details to be announced

July 9, 10am – July 10, 4pm:  2日"金剛智慧度夢幻人生"工作坊 at Amitabha Village

 

金剛智慧度夢幻人生

 

生命旅途上

是否曾悄悄停歇

聽一聽自己身心中

想說的話?

 

身週遭的人事物

看似真實

卻又如此的難以捉摸

為何?

 

寧和的心

要如何安住?

煩亂的心

應如何降伏?

 

給自己騰出一個週末假日,

共赴一場金剛法會盛筵。

活動一:密西根大學校區-[生活阿含修行]工作坊
時間:7/8(五)7pm –9pm
地點:Boulevard room, Michigan Pierpont Commons,
2101 BonisteelBlvd., Ann Arbor MI 48109-2090.
络人:George T. Yeh (葉泰巖) 734-665-1002
Ann Arbor Buddhist Society安娜堡佛學社(www.a2bs.org

活動二:彌陀村-[金剛智慧度夢幻人生]二日工作坊

時間:7/9(六)10 a.m.-7/10(日)4 p.m.
地點:彌陀村禪修中心
14796 BeardsleeRd. Perry, Michigan 48872
聯络人:李麗華Lisa Kong 517-614-4363
吴俐娜Lina Wu 517-351-7077
禪修提供素餐及住宿,欲參加者,請按此上網報名


Saturday 2016/07/09

10 am - 12 noon - 因緣會遇

12 - 1:30 pm - 午齋與休息

1:30 - 5 pm - 我畫我思

5 - 7 pm - 藥石與休息

7 - 9:30 pm - 電影分享與心得寫作

10 pm - 熄燈

 

Sunday2016/07/10

6:30 - 7 am - 甦醒

7- 8 am - 晨運與靜坐

8-9:30 am - 早齋與出坡

10 am - 12 noon - 自利利人

12 - 1:30 pm - 午齋與休息

1:30 - 4 pm - 心得分享與聖法談

4 pm - 收拾

 

道一法師簡歷

1.        1997年大馬醫藥檢驗學院畢業

2.        1997年下旬出家。

3.        2002年台灣福嚴佛學院畢業

4.        2013年台灣福嚴研究所畢業

5     彼岸法音基金會及士拉央佛教會宗教顧問

6.        檳城真光佛殿及北海華嚴講堂監院

7.        廣餘長老佛教教育基金會總務

8.        馬來西亞寂靜禪林長老團成員

9.        曾任馬來西亞佛學院、台灣福嚴佛學院及壹同佛學院教員

10.      除了馬來西亞以外,更講學於新港台及歐美各佛教團體

 

弘法範圍:

1、擅長教理:人間佛教思想、阿含及般若系經論。

2、曾主辦過的佛學工作坊(一日/二日):

a.探索「有情與世間」三部曲

b.「生活阿含修行」

c. 生活心經修行」

d.金剛智慧度夢幻人生

3、佛教聖地巡禮導覽:佛羅浮屠(Borobudur

4、美語組:人間佛教基本理念、佛學入門

5、禪坐課程:內觀禪、四無量

       


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Announcing a Very Special Event on Friday 8/26/2016

It's cello, it's calligraphy -- it's "celligraphy"!

Curious to know what kind of Chinese calligraphy will flow out with the influence of western classical music? On Friday, August 26, just before the 6-day retreat led by Venerable Chi Chern, there is going to be a live performance of cello and calligraphy in the Great Hall of Amitabha Village Retreat Center. Celloist Yawen Hsu will play a few classical pieces while Venerable Chi Chern writes calligraphy.

Performance is from 5 to 6 p.m. on 8/26. It will be followed by dinner at AVRC and movie at the Meridian Mall in Okemos with Venerable Chi Chern.

Come for an East-West feast of arts!

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Buddhist Retreat and lectures by Ven. Chi Chern

繼程法師禪修營及開示佛法 

 

August 25 - September 5 2016

2-Day or 6-Day Retreat with Venerable Chi Chern

 

Click Here for 2015 Ven. Chi-Chern 6-Day Retreat Dharma Talks Recordings and Pictures

Click Here for 2016 Ven. Chi-Chern Celligrapgy event, 6-Day Retreat Dharma Talks Recordings and Pictures

 

 (retreat and talks presented in Chinese with English translation)

蘭莘學佛會及法鼓山密西根聯絡處特別聯合邀請繼程法師訪問密西根,827日至91日期間彌陀村禪修中心指導6日禪修活動及開示佛法。

有興趣聽聞佛法或學打坐禪修的朋友,敬請把握此難得機會,共襄勝舉,共霑法喜.

 

 

彌陀村禪修中心 二或禪六 (提供英文翻譯)

禪二: 8/27 (星期六) 10 a.m. - 8/28 (星期日) 5:30 p.m.

禪六: 8/27 (星期六) 10 a.m. - 9/1 (星期四) 12 p.m.

報到 8/27 (星期六) 9 – 9:45 a.m.

 

禪修期間提供素餐及住宿,因名額有限,欲參加者,按此報名禪修

 

Objective: To promote the understanding and practice of Buddhism and meditation in a systematic way.

Date: 6-day Retreat: 8/27 (Saturday), 10 a.m. - 9/1 (Thursday), 12 p.m.

          2-day Retreat: 8/27, 10 a.m. – 8/28, 5:30 p.m.

          Check-in: 8/27, 9 – 9:45 a.m.

 

Teacher: Venerable Chi Chern

Location: Amitabha Village Retreat Center, 14796 Beardslee Rd, Perry, Michigan 48872

 

Program: Sitting meditation, prostration, walking meditation (circumambulation), massage, yoga, and dharma teachings conducted in Chinese with English translation.

Qualification: Open to beginners and experienced practitioners

Boarding:

1.      Sleeping on floors of Great Hall (males) or Perry House (females).

2.      Camping (please bring your own tent).

3.      Commute (please return to the Center at 5:30 a.m.)

 

Fees:  suggested donation $180 (student $90) for 6-day or $60 (student $30) for 2-day

Please click here to Register Online

 

Registration Closing Date: August 21, 2016

 

Things You Need to Know:

1.      Finishing the entire retreat is required.

2.      Please bring your toiletries, personal medication, and sleeping bag.

3.      No drug, alcohol and cigarette.

4.      The Center will not be responsible for the lost of your valuables.

5.      Please wear loose and comfortable clothing.

6.      The Center offers vegetarian lunch, breakfast and light dinner during retreat.

 

Contacts:


Lisa Kong (517) 614-4363, Lina Wu (517) 351-7077,

LBA phone: 517-292-3110 or lansingbuddhist@gmail.com

Ven. Chi Chern was born in Malaysia in 1955. He was ordained as a Buddhist monk by elderly Master Zhu Mo in Penang in 1978. During his time in Taiwan, Ven. Chi Chern practiced Chan Meditation under Master Sheng Yen. In 1986, he received the Dharma transmission from Master Sheng Yen and became his heir. Ven. Chi Chern is currently the Principal of the Malaysian Buddhist Institute. He has led many retreats in Taiwan, Southeast Asia, the United States, Europe, and other locations around the world to promote and teach Chan Meditation. A world-renowned writer as well, he is the author of over 50 titles.
 

繼程法師,馬來西亞華人。1978年依止竺摩上人出家,後赴台受戒及研讀佛法,期間曾親近星雲法師、聖嚴禪師、印順導師、懺雲上人。1980年在聖嚴法師門下修禪,由聖嚴法師印可見性;1986年為聖嚴法師禪宗法脈傳承弟子,賜法號傳顯見密。法師活躍於大馬佛教界,並曾經閉關一千日。曾擔任馬佛青總會長、馬佛學院副院長,以及馬佛教僧伽總會副主席等等多項職位。2002年剃度恩師竺摩上人圓寂,法師被聘接任竺摩上人遺下馬佛學院院長一職。  法師在馬來西亞創辦並主持 般若佛法研修班 ,大專佛青生活營、大專佛學研修班、教師佛學生活營及各類靜七課程。長期以來,法師不斷發表佛學論文、課程講錄及佛教文學作品,結集成書約五十種,並創作佛曲歌詞多首。 近十年法師旅美弘法,將禪修的觀念、方法及體驗與各地佛友分享。以隨緣開示、應機說法的風格教導學生。自喻生平無大志,居太平過 太平日子,清心自在 游戲人間

 

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October 1, 2016, Buddhist Global Relief -- Walk to Feed the Hungry

  

October 1, 2016

 

Buddhists from all over the state of Michigan and in cities around the world will gather together to Walk in support of the hunger relief programs of Buddhist Global Relief (http://www.buddhistglobalrelief.org/active/bgrMission.html), the charity founded by the renowned Buddhist scholar-monk Bhikkhu Bodhi. 

We invite you to join this work of compassion by walking, volunteering, or making a donation.  

 

For more details about the 3-mile walk please go to Michigan Walk to Feed the Hungry

 

This year's 6th Annual Walk to Feed the Hungry in support of Buddhist Global Relief will take place on Saturday, October 1, 2016, at Kensington Metropark. We welcome all who are interested in supporting worldwide hunger relief to join this amazing annual event, perhaps the biggest intercommunity Buddhist event in Michigan. Please bring the whole community along with you: families, friends, all are welcome. If you would like to volunteer at this year's event and help in the planning, please feel free to email us at MichiganBGRevent@gmail.com.

Online registration is required.

Date: Saturday, October 1, 2016  Time: 9:00 a.m. check-in, 9:30 Walk, followed by a picnic lunch, Discussion of BGR projects, Dhamma talks by Venerable Haju Sunim of the Zen Buddhist Temple of Ann Arbor and Venerable Bhante Sankicha of Great Lakes Buddhist Vihara, as well as Group Sharing and discussion on Community Building Amongst Michigan Buddhists

Location: Kensington Metropark, West Boat Launch Picnic Shelter, Milford, Michigan

Directions to Start Location: Kensington Metropark is located off Interstate 96 just east of US-23. From I-96, take exit 151/Kensington Rd and enter the park; there is a $7 entrance fee/car; After entering the park, drive about a half mile past the toll booth to the West Boat Launch Picnic Area on the right side of the road. The area is wheelchair accessible (the start point for the walk).

For more information contact: Jimmy Nguyen 517-410-6460 or Maureen Bodenbach 248-345-2787 or BGR at 888-852-7579 or email 
mi_walk@buddhistglobalrelief.org

WAYS YOU CAN SUPPORT THIS EVENT:

JOIN THE WALK: Register to walk athttp://www.firstgiving.com/BuddhistGlobalReli…/2016MilfordMI

CREATE YOUR OWN FUNDRAISING PAGE: So your friends and family can sponsor your walk. It's easy! go to 
http://www.firstgiving.com/BuddhistGlobalReli…/2016MilfordMI

SPONSOR A FRIEND'S WALK: click on the Fundraiser's tab athttp://www.firstgiving.com/BuddhistGlobalReli…/2016MilfordMI

DONATE TO BUDDHIST GLOBAL RELIEF:http://www.firstgiving.com/BuddhistGlobalReli…/2016MilfordMI

VOLUNTEER BEFORE OR DURING THE EVENT: Contact mi_walk@buddhistglobalrelief.org or call 248-345-2787 or 517-410-6460.

Buddhist Global Relief provides grants for global hunger relief programs, including programs in education, farming, and women's livelihood — all aiming toward food security. These programs offer girls in Cambodia and India the chance to go to school; promote sustainable farming in Cambodia, Vietnam, and Kenya; spread the benefits of breastfeeding to infants in drought-stricken Niger; provide produce to food centers in the U.S.; and give hot daily meals to hungry kids in Haiti.

Please spread the word about this worthy event to help the hungry by forwarding this email or posting the attached flyer, which has been revised from previous flyer sent on 8/26/16.
We look forward to seeing everyone at the walk on October 1st!

Buddhists from all over the state of Michigan and in cities around the world will gather together to Walk in support of the hunger relief programs of Buddhist Global Relief (http://www.buddhistglobalrelief.org/active/bgrMission.html), the charity founded by this renowned Buddhist scholar-monk. 

 

For more information contact: Jimmy Nguyen 517-410-6460 or Maureen Bodenbach 248-345-2787 or BGR at 888-852-7579 or email 

MichiganBGRevent@gmail.com.

 

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1-Day Amitabha Pureland Teaching by Ven. Wuling

One-Day Pureland Buddhist Retreat with Venerable Wuling
Presented by Lansing Buddhist Association (In English)
Date: Sunday, October 2, 9am-4:35pm, 2016 (12 -1:30p.m., vegan potluck lunch break)
Check-in: 8a.m. - 8:45a.m.
Location: AVRC Great Hall : 14796 Beardslee Road, Perry, Michigan 48872

The day will include a combination of Dharma talks, discussion, and meditation. While the Dharma talks will focus on introducing Pure Land principles and practice, and the Amitabha Sutra, meditation sessions will focus on walking and seated Buddha-name chanting. Everyone is welcome!

Click here for registration, modest donation ($30 or less), and retreat precepts.

Below her photo is a Dharma Biography and Bibliography of this distinguished teacher.
 
Please Click Here for Group Photo and Recordings of the teaching

 

Venerable Wuling (Shi Wuling) was born in 1946 in New York state. As a student of Venerable Master Chin Kung, she became a nun in Texas in 1997 and received full ordination in Taiwan. Venerable follows the Pure Land school of Mahayana Buddhism.  

 
From 1998 to 2001, Venerable lectured in Singapore and Malaysia. In 1999, she was appointed Head of the Silent Voices translation team, which is now called the Pure Land Translation Team. She relocated to Australia in 2001. In 2004, she became Director of the Amitabha Buddhist Retreat Centre in Nanango, Australia, and was appointed Vice President of the Pure Land Learning College Association Inc. in Toowoomba, Australia.

 
From 2004 to 2007 Venerable was based primarily in Elkhart, Indiana, so she could help look after her mother who had recently moved there. During that time she also lectured in Australia, Asia, and North America.

 
After living in Australia from 2008 to late 2010, Venerable returned to Elkhart for an extended visit. Currently, in addition to serving as a guest speaker at academic institutions in Indiana and Illinois, Venerable also teaches regularly at two correctional centers in Illinois. She is also working on an introduction to the Amitabha Sutra, which will be Part Two of Going Home to the Pure Land.

 
Venerable Wuling’s books include:

Lundeeria: The Tale of a Journey to a Another Land, Courage, and Compassion 

Going Home to the Pure Land (editor and contributor)

How Will I Behave Today and the Rest of My Life?

Everything We Do Matters

In One Lifetime: Pure Land Buddhism

Awaken to the Buddha Within

path to peace

Heart of a Buddha (editor and contributor)

 

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  2-Day Meditation Retreat by Brother Gilbert Gutierrez

 

October 21-22 2016, Two-Day Retreat at Amitabha Village Retreat Center

 

Dharma teacher Gilbert Gutierrez is the sole American Dharma heir of the late great Chan Master Venerable Sheng-Yen, the founder of the Dharma Drum Mountain Buddhist Association. Gilbert teaches Chan Buddhism (Zen) at the Riverside Chan Meditation Group in Riverside, California on weekly base. Gilbert’s teaching is known for offering Buddha Dharma, Buddhist origin and development, Gong’An (Chan stories), Silent Illumination meditation, Hua-Tou meditation, practical exercises, and lots of humor. Upon popular request, this is his 16th visit to Michigan.  We cordially invite you to join these upcoming Dharma events.

Two-Day Meditation Retreat   

     Optional Group Meditation: Thursday, Oct. 20, 2016, 7:00- 9:00 pm

Friday, Oct. 21, 2016, 10 am - Saturday, Oct. 22, 2016, 5 pm

Two-Day Meditation Retreat:  "Essence of Chan" -- a meditative exploration of advanced Chan Buddhism. Instruction in introspective contemplation into the self nature of mind. The culmination of Buddhist Tathatagarbha doctrine as applied via the investigation of the function of mind essence.

This class is designed to strengthen your practice by following easy instructions based on the Right View of Chan and contemplation of mind. The class is     beneficial for new or experienced practitioners alike.

     Breakfast, lunch & dinner are provided; $60 donation to help with expenses is requested.

     Please click this link for Online Registration

     The retreat starts at 10 am on Oct.21 (F). Please arrive between 9:00–9:45 am at Amitabha Village.
     For more information, contact lansingbuddhist@gmail.com or 517-292-3110

 

     Amitabha Village, 14796 Beardslee Rd. Perry, MI 48872 (20 minutes E. of Lansing)

          Teaching starts at 10 am. Please check in between 9:00–9:45 a.m. at Amitabha Village
     For more information, lansingbuddhist@gmail.com or 517-292-3110

Brief Biography Gilbert M. Gutierrez – Chan Master

Gilbert Gutierrez is a lay Chan master in the Chinese tradition.

 

His parents were Mexico descents.  He grew up and was raised as a Catholic in the United States.  Gilbert obtained a BA and also a law degree at UCLA.  In 1974, he was admitted to the California Bar. He has practiced law for over thirty years in Riverside California.

 

Growing up Catholic, Gilbert felt a strong tie with the Virgin Mary and the concept of universal compassion for all beings. But he also had religious doubts and felt a longing for a great truth which he knew existed but hadn’t found. His religious search took him to many corners, and he also practiced marital arts for years.

 

Being drawn to the meditative dimension of martial arts, Gilbert began studying with many Chi Gong masters. Gilbert felt the need to find out the purpose and meaning of the practice. Yet his deeper questions had not been answered by those mastsers.

 

Gilbert began a formal training in Buddhism under a Buddhist Chi Gong Master. By chance, Gilbert read the Diamond Sutra. And, he had a profound experience.

 

Later Gilbert met and undertook years of training as a disciple of the Great Chan Master Venerable Sheng-Yen. After devoted effort, he became one of five lay-person Dharma heirs. Gilbert is the only American to receive transmission by Master Sheng-Yen as a Chan Buddhist master.

 

Today Gilbert teaches Dharma and practices law in Riverside California. He also travels across the country to teach Buddha Dharma. 

 

Gilbert’s web page from The Riverside Chan Meditation Group is

http://www.riversidechan.org/.  His Dharma talks can be downloaded at http://dharmatalks.riversidechan.org.    

 

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Nov 18-20 2016, Pureland Repentance Service & Thanksgiving 3-day Amitabha Chanting Retreat

淨土懺及感恩佛三

 

November 18 - 20 2016

 

Please note that this year's event is on the weekend before the Thanksgiving

Detailed to be announced later

 

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LBA Annual General Meeting and Holiday Celebration

 

December 4, 2016 at Brody Cafeteria  room 221

 

All LBA members and friends are welcome

Detailed to be announced later

 

 

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Click for Special Dharma Events Archive before 2016

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In 1995, members of MSU Pureland Buddhist Association decided to form a more permanent organization, and to seek a permanent study place.  The Lansing Buddhist Association was found in the same year.

Finally, in May 2000, an opportunity arise to joining the DhammaSala Forest Monastery purchasing thirty some acres of country land with large forest area.  Members of the association approved to purchase five acres of the total 32 acres of proposed site.  The purchase was finalized in June 2000.  The funding for the land purchase was from member contributions, and loan from some members.

The Amitabha Village Retreat Center (AVRC) is been built this five acres of beautiful land near Perry, Michigan.  The site was chosen for its peacefulness that is suitable for Buddhist cultivation or simply relaxation.  See "AVRC Project" for more details.

In March 2001, the association received IRS's recognition as a tax exempted non-profit organization described in section 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Service code; therefore, contributions to the association can be applied to federal tax exemption.

There are regular activities every Saturday and Sunday, and both Chinese and English speaker are welcome.

Directions to Amitabha Village Retreat Center (AVRC)

AVRC Great Hall : 14796 Beardslee Road,  Perry, Michigan 48872

Jing Ye Ju (f.k.a. Perry House): 14791 Beardslee Road, Perry, Michigan 48872 (517) 292-3110

From I-96, it is about 7 miles north of Williamston (exit 117) following Williamston Road north at the end of which becomes Beardslee Road.  From East Lansing, follow Haslett Road east to Williamston Road north and then Beardslee Road.  From I-69, use Perry exit (M52 South to Alt. I-69 west, and then turn left to Beardslee Road.  (Maps and Directions)

The Amitabha Village and the DhammaSala Forest Monastery are locatd on the thirty some acres of land encompassing forests, pounds, small streams, gardens and prairie that paints a beautiful and tranquil nature picture.  You are welcome to the village to join our practice, relax your body and mind, picnic and camp, or just to enjoy the nature beauty.