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In view of the Pandemic, our Main Gracious Hall, Ksitigarbha Hall, Thousand Buddha Hall, Ancestral Memorial Hall and Zen Kitchen...

The Four Bases of Mindfulness

Translated by Andrew Yang We are all mortals bound by karmic force, and often develop four types of obsession in...

Karmic Retribution for Doing Evil

Translated by Andrew Yang In Chapter Eight of Memoirs of Bygone Shadowy Dust, Master Tan Xu (1875-1969) tells a story...

Karmic Reward and Retribution (II)

Translated by Andrew Yang  Shi Chong, a rich but unkind person “The hustle bustle is gone like dust sweet-smelling. Water...

A Day to Remember

Editor's note: The author of this article is a Canadian Caucasian student who is very interested in Chinese culture and...

Two Qing Dynasty Poet Monks

Eight-fingered Mendicant had special karma with flowers There were quite a few poet monks in the Qing dynasty (1636-1911), but...

Random Thoughts Over Brewing Tea

Life and death matter, as impermanence will strike soon When the poet Chen Zi’ang (661-702) of the Tang dynasty (618-907),...

Being Vegetarian: An Exchange of Ideas

A few days ago, in the Five Contemplations Mess Hall of the International Buddhist Temple, we had a discussion with...
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