美佛簡訊 – 105

莊嚴盂蘭盆法會
本年度盂蘭盆法會於八月六日在大佛殿舉行,首先由通法師開示盂蘭盆法會的由來。接著由常住法師領眾誦經回向,當日約百餘位人士參加。

性空法師莊嚴禪¤
本會邀請捷克籍的性空法師,於八月十一日至十五日在莊嚴寺觀音殿主持五天的禪修。
法師親切隨和,曾在緬甸親近過當代禪蚺j德帕奧禪師習禪,甚得帕奧禪師器,並被認可為可公開教導禪修的第一位西方弟子。
法師強調定很重要,一旦面對所緣,不管你道理懂得多少或境界多高,心一散亂就沒用,因此學習佛法正確的定格外重要。

貝諾法王千手千眼大悲觀世音菩薩灌頂
紅教白玉傳承精神領袖,第十代貝諾法王八月十九及廿日,在莊嚴寺主持兩天的 “千手千眼大悲觀世音菩薩灌頂”。十八日下午兩位前行喇嘛在大佛殿結界起沙壇城,經過十個小時專注工作才完成。十九日上午十時開始,徹旺嘉措仁波切(Khenchen Tsewang Gyatso Rinpoche)為曼達壇城加持修法。下午二時貝諾法王以藏文開示,徹旺嘉措仁波切以英語翻譯,中文則由Tassy直譯。廿日上午十時,法王繼續開示接著為參加者灌頂。兩天的法會約千餘人參加。

大覺寺近況
大覺寺每個月定期共修由德恩法師及修直法師領眾拜懺,八月四日至六日為會友啟建《地藏法會》。每日恭誦地藏經。八月卅一日至九月四日禮請繼程法師來寺主持五天的禪修。五天的禪修法師除教靜坐外,並指導參加者如何鬆弛久坐的色身。
除了信眾來寺參加法會,聆聽法等外,兩位法師每週定期到菩提之友家佛光普照,讓無法來寺共修者亦能領受佛法的清涼。

繼與法師法務隆
本會副會長繼興法師應邀於九月三十日至十月一日,在麻州佛教會普賢講堂作兩場溫馨平實的開示,首場以英語開示「腳踏實地的學佛」,第二場於十月一日上午九點續講「腳踏實地的學佛」並於下午主持佛學座談會,兩天三場開示,場場客滿,大獲與會人士的歡喜讚嘆。

CLASSES IN BUDDHISM 英文佛法講師訓練開營啦
由本會開辦的「英文佛法講師訓練班」於九月九日開課,為期三年,由智宏法師主持。
有興趣者請細讀下列說明,也許還能搭上末班車:
Dharma Training Program & Dharma Teachers Program at Chuang Yen Monastery, Carmel, NY & Hai An Pagoda, New Britain, CT on Alternate Saturdays, 9:00 AM to Noon, beginning September 9, 2006

Dharma Training Program
The Program is designed to give the student an in-depth understanding of Buddhism and Buddhist practice in the three major Buddhist traditions– Theravada, Mahayana, and Tantrayana. The first year of the Program provides a broad overview of Buddhism, the second year focuses on Buddhist sutras (writings attributed to the Buddha), the third year focuses on Buddhist philosophy and application such as science, psychology, and psychotherapy. Students who complete the three-year Program receive a Certificate of Buddhist Studies.

Dharma Teachers Program
Students who complete the Dharma Training Program may be invited by Ven. Hoang to enter the one-year Dharma Teacher Training Program to prepare for membership in the Dharma Teachers Order, an order of lay teachers founded by Ven. Hoang to spread the Dharma in the United States. Students who complete the Dharma Teachers Program are ordained by Rev. Hoang, and become members of the Dharma Teachers Order.

Requirements for Each Year of the Program
• Tuition for either Program is a donation of $100 per year made at the beginning of the class year to support the program.
• Attendance at each scheduled class, or a written summary of the week’s text, submitted to Ven. Hoang.
• Retreat attendance at a designated location:
Three one-day retreats.
A three-day retreat.
In addition, students are encouraged to attend other retreats.
• Participation in the ‘Dharma Festival’ that ends the three-day retreat. (Students answer questions posed by Ven, Hoang about the material covered during the year).

Additional Requirement for Year Two
• A ten-page paper on any subject that includes Buddhist issues.
Program Information
For information about the Dharma Training Program and to register for the Program, please contact Chuang Yen Monastery, Rev. Sudharma (845) 225-1819 ext.115; or Hayward Young
(914) 909-6716; or Richard Baksa (727) 934-8040; or Hai An Pagoda, Ven. Thich Tri Hoang
(860) 612-0077, trihoang49@hotmail.com. Visit www.BAUS.org and www.HaiAnPagoda.org, Dharma Training Program.
Our Teacher Venerable Thich Tri Hoang
The Venerable Thich Tri Hoang was ordained in Vietnam at age 24. He has studied Buddhism extensively under many Vietnamese Venerables including Thich Nhat Hanh. He has led Buddhist meditation retreats in Holland, France, and England for many years, and is currently the Abbot of Hai An Pagoda. Venerable Tri Hoang currently teaches Vietnamese language and culture at Central Connecticut State University in New Britain. More information on Venerable Tri Hoang is available at the Hai An website: http://www.haianpagoda.org

 

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