Daily Dharma

(Translated by Thanissaro Bhikkhu)

Phenomena are preceded by the heart,
ruled by the heart,
made of the heart.
If you speak or act
with a corrupted heart,
then suffering follows you –
as the wheel of the cart,
the track of the ox
that pulls it.

― Dhammapada 1

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Temple Events

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Dec 16th Sat

Saturday Morning Meditation & Dharma Talk

Come experience tranquility of mind by learning meditation at the Buddhist temple. Whether you are a complete beginner or an advanced practitioner, benefit from the collective energy of group meditation! For first-time comers, instruction will be given on the different forms of Buddhist meditation. After the first sitting session, a Dharma talk will be given on the Buddhist philosophy and teachings. A complementary vegan lunch is offered at 11:30AM to all participants. All ages and skill levels are welcome. For newcomers or anyone interested in finding out details about our Saturday morning meditation session, please also visit our meetup page: https://www.meetup.com/Morning-Meditation-Session-International-Buddhist-Temple/
Dec 17th Sun

Peacock King Sutra Chanting Ceremony

On Sunday, December 17, 2017, the International Buddhist Temple will hold a Peacock King (Mahamayuri Vidyarajni) Sutra Chanting Ceremony. This sutra is one of three main Buddhist texts in the Mahayana tradition for dispelling misfortune and natural catastrophes. Devoutly chanting this sutra leads to health and longevity, fortune, wisdom and the fulfillment of one’s wishes. All are welcome to attend to sow merits for dedication to world peace, abundant harvest, social stability and the prosperity and well-being of all families and friends. Event date:  Sunday, December 17, 2017 Time:  8:30 am – 4:30 pm Registration:  If you would like to attend this event, please register online or at the temple as soon as possible. Note: Special offerings blessed by our Abbot will be given to all attendees at the end of the event.