法鼓山的理念─「提昇人的品質」「建設人間淨土」

Dharma Drum Mountain Buddhist Association
Pennsylvania Liaison at State College

 

Location (BAOCP): 800 Stratford Dr., Apt #32, State College, PA 16801. (Direction)
E-Mail:
ddmbapa@gmail.com

 
 
 
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Meditation Group
          1. Wake Up: Buddhism and Meditation Study Group: Every Thursday 7:00PM, at 312 room BBH @ Penn State U, email: wakeup.pennstate@gmail.com

         
2. Every Sunday 10:00~11:30AM  at 800 Strafford Dr , PA 16801

 ► New


1. Dharma Talk - Ven. Chang Wen

       
4/18 (Fri) 7:30~9pm                                           

   "The Art of Stressing Out: Meditating Through Your Busy Life"

Everyone is welcome to join and ask questions. Please register and send your questions to us wakeup.pennstate@gmail.com

          Location:  321 HUB @ PennState  Univ (Direction)  

2. Meditation Workshop - Ven. Chang Wen
         4/19 (Sat) 10am~3pm


          Location:  Frizzell Room, Spritual Center @ PennState  Univ. (Direction)  
          Registration Fee: $10 (Lunch is provided)
   
--> Online Registration: Please click here to register!!

    You will have a chance to enjoy a 5 hour Chan meditation workshop.  It is designed to allow one to settle the mind and maintain a constant silent awareness in the stillness or movement. 
   
 
    The basics of sitting will be introduced in the morning including posture, relaxation and exercise, and we will do some brief sitting periods and Q&A.

Then after lunch, breathing methods, concepts, etc. will be introduced, and we will do some walking, Then near the end, silent illumination will be introduced.


Note: Any questions about Buddhism and your retreat experience.  Feel free to come over to our one-on-one interview at 118 Spiritual Center 4~6pm



Background of guest lecturer:

     A native New Yorker and resident teacher of the Dharma Drum Retreat Center, Venerable Chang Wen (Chang Wen Fashi) is a western monastic disciple of Chan Master Sheng Yen. He received monastic training at the Sangha University in Dharma Drum Mountain, Taiwan, during which he attended and assisted with numerous intensive meditation retreats at the Chan Hall and abroad. Venerable Chang Wen holds a Bachelor’s Degree of Science from the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry. He is fluent in both English and Mandarin.







Wake Up: Buddhism and Meditation Study Group (former Penn State Buddhism Association

Time: Thursday, September 5, at 7:00pm.
Location: 143 HHD East @ Penn State U.  (New Location: 312 BBH Building)

Hello!

For those of you who don’t know me, my name is Gege Nie and I am the president of Wake Up: Buddhism and Meditation Study Group (former Penn State Buddhism Association). I am very excited to study Buddhism and practice mindfulness with you and am looking forward to meeting all of you!

Our first meeting will take place on this Thursday, September 5, at 7:00pm. The meeting will be held in 143 HHD East. More information about Wake Up, planning for this semester, basic meditation tutorial, good conversation and cookies will be available at our meeting!

If you have any questions, thoughts you’d like to share with me, you can email me atgxn5021@psu.edu.

See you on the 5th! Feel free to bring friends.

Best,

Gege Nie

 ► Past Events

1. Dharma Talk - Ven. Chang Wen
        Saturday
10/12/2013 4~5:30pm
                                            5:30~7pm free pizza dinner


   "Mindfulness and Self-compassion"

Everyone is welcome to join and ask questions. Please register and send your questions to us wakeup.pennstate@gmail.com

          Location:  Room 212  Spiritual Center @ PennState  Univ (Direction)  



2. Meditation Workshop - Ven. Chang Wen
         Sunday 10/13/2013  10am~3pm


          Location:  Room 302  HUB  @ PennState  Univ. (Direction)  
          Registration Fee: $10 (Lunch is provided)
          Online Registration: Please click here to register!

    You will have a chance to enjoy a 5 hour Chan meditation workshop.  It is designed to allow one to settle the mind and maintain a constant silent awareness in the stillness or movement. 
   
 
    The basics of sitting will be introduced in the morning including posture, relaxation and exercise, and we will do some brief sitting periods and Q&A.

Then after lunch, breathing methods, concepts, etc. will be introduced, and we will do some walking, Then near the end, silent illumination will be introduced.


Note: Any questions about Buddhism and your retreat experience.  Feel free to come over to our one-on-one interview at 330 HUB  4~6pm






1. Meditation Workshop -
 
     Led by Ven. Chang Wen - Saturday, 3/23/2013  10am~3pm


         Location:  Room 212 Spiritual Center @ PennState  Univ. (Direction)  

 
  You will have a chance to enjoy a 5 hour Chan meditation workshop.  It is designed to allow one to settle the mind and maintain a constant silent awareness in the stillness or movement. 
   
 
    The basics of sitting will be introduced in the morning including posture, relaxation and exercise, and we will do some brief sitting periods and Q&A.

Then after lunch, breathing methods, concepts, etc. will be introduced, and we will do some walking, Then near the end, silent illumination will be introduced.




2. Dharma Talk by Ven. Chang Wen, 3/23/2013 3:30~5:00pm (free food & pizza provided after talk)

"Enduring tough times, enduring good times: How to keep a cool mind in the face of life's challenges"

Everyone is welcome to join and ask questions. Please send your questions to us ddmbapa@gmail.com

          Location:  Room 212  Spiritual Center @ PennState  Univ (Direction)  



3. One On One interview with Ven. Chang Wen, 3/24/2013 2~5pm (free pizza provided after lecture)


Registration is now closed.


4. Tea Time, 3/24/2013 5~7pm

         Location:  Webster's Bookstore Cafe, 133 E Beaver Ave http://www.webstersbooksandcafe.com

    You are all welcome to join us! 

 



1. Chan Meditation -
 
     by Ven. Chang Wen - Saturday, 1/19/2013  10am~3pm


         Location:  Memorial Lounge, Room 107 Spiritual Center @ PennState  Univ.
  
    You will have a chance to enjoy a 5 hour Chan meditation workshop.  It is designed to allow one to settle the mind and maintain a constant silent awareness in the stillness or movement. 

    During this workshop, you will learn how to apply meditation methods while sitting, walking, exercising, doing mindful work, eating, and throughout all activities. In addition, brief dharma talks, as well as instructions on how to use basic meditation methods such as awareness of breathing and total mind-body relaxation will be included.



2. Dharma Talk by Ven. Chang Wen, 1/19/2013 3:30~5:30pm (free pizza provided after the talk)

Resolving to Change Your Mind:
   A Plan of Health and Happiness for the New Year

          Location:  Room 118  Spiritual Center @ PennState  Univ





Dharma talk and discussion: Relationships with Families -  by Ven. Chang Wen - Wed, 11/14/2012 
   
     

    Time:  8~9PM, 11/14 (Wed)
    Location:  Willard 369 (Skype with fashi)

    We are collecting any questions you like to ask. Please let us know if you're coming too ( it's free admission).  Please email to ddmbapa@gmail.com


Chan Meditation - One-day Retreat
     Led by Ven. Chang Wen - Saturday, 9/15/2012  10am~5pm
   
    You will have a chance to enjoy a full day Chan meditation retreat.  This retreat is designed to allow one to settle the mind and maintain a constant silent awareness in the stillness or movement. 

    During this retreat, you will learn how to apply meditation methods while sitting, walking, exercising, doing mindful work, eating, and throughout all activities. In addition, brief dharma talks, as well as instructions on how to use basic meditation methods such as awareness of breathing and total mind-body relaxation will be included in this retreat.

    You are all welcome to join us! 


    Location:  Memorial Lounge, Room 107 Spiritual Center @ PennState  Univ. (Direction)
 


 
Chan Meditation - One-day Retreat - Saturday, 03/24/2011  10am~5pm (the retreat is canceled.)
     led by Ven. Chang Ji and Ven. Guo Chan

I am sorry to announce that the One-day meditation (3/24 this Saturday) is cancelled. One of our Fashis from Dharma Drum Mountain Buddhist association is sick and still in hospital. We apologize this very much for the cancellation and the short notice right before the retreat.We will let you know if there is another retreat will be hold in the near future

    Location:  Memorial Lounge, Room 107 Spiritual Center @ PennState  Univ.

    Date: 03/24/2012 (Saturday), Time: 10am~5pm (Please enter by 9:50am)

    Contact us: ddmbapa@gmail.com

Backgroun of guest lecturers:

Venerable Guo Chan
Venerable Guo Chan has been studying under the late Most Venerable Master Sheng Yen, founder of Dharma Drum Mountain Buddhist Association since 1991. She received full ordination as a Buddhist nun of the Chinese Mahayana tradition in 1992. She served as executive secretary to the Venerable Master Sheng Yen for six years since 2000. Throughout these years, Venerable Guo Chan participated in many international conferences on the themes of Spiritual Environmentalism, peace, education and youth in Jordan, USA, Africa, India and Europe.  Currently she works with Ven. Chang Ji in the interfaith and NGO field to continue the legacy of the late Venerable Master Sheng Yen of sharing the wisdom and compassion of Buddhism with people around the world.
 
Venerable Chang Ji
Venerable Chang Ji is an ordained nun in the Chinese Mahayana tradition of Buddhism. In her role as the International Affairs Special Assistant to the late Most Venerable Master Sheng Yen, founder of Dharma Drum Mountain, she participated in many international conferences, including the World Economic Forum in New York, World Bank World Faiths and Development Dialogue in Ireland, as well as gatherings at the United Nations headquarters in New York, Thailand and Jordan. Over the years, Venerable Chang Ji has built her knowledge of international development affairs while attending the Earth Charter +5 conference in the Netherlands, Quest for Global Healing in Bali, the United Nations Global Youth Leadership Summits in Japan and New York, all on behalf of Dharma Drum Mountain.  She is committed to teaching the tenets of contemplative action to young adults worldwide.  She has been a participant and facilitator in programs organized by the Global Peace Initiative of Women for young leaders in conflict and post-conflict areas from Iraq, Afghanistan, Sudan and Cambodia, and works to spread awareness of Spiritual Environmentalism as taught by her teacher, the late Venerable Sheng Yen. 



Chan Meditation - One-day Retreat
&     Led by Ven. Chang Wen - Saturday, 2/18/2012  10am~5pm
   
    You will have a chance to enjoy a full day Chan meditation retreat.  This retreat is designed to allow one to settle the mind and maintain a constant silent awareness in the stillness or movement. 

    During this retreat, you will learn how to apply meditation methods while sitting, walking, exercising, doing mindful work, eating, and throughout all activities. In addition, brief dharma talks, as well as instructions on how to use basic meditation methods such as awareness of breathing and total mind-body relaxation will be included in this retreat.

    You are all welcome to join us! 


Location:  Memorial Lounge, Room 107 Spiritual Center @ PennState  Univ. (Direction)



Chan Meditation - One-day Retreat - Saturday, 11/12/2011  10am~5pm
     led by Ven. Chang Ji and Ven. Guo Chan

     You will have the chance to experience Chan practice within the course of one full day, learning how to apply meditation methods while sitting, walking, exercising, doing mindful work, eating, and throughout all activities. The schedule of the day is very simple, designed to allow one to settle the mind, yet maintain a constant silent awareness amidst stillness or movement.

      By attending this full-day retreat, you can deepen your practice by lengthening the time spent in mindful awareness, settling down for a whole day. And with the strength of group practice, one is encouraged and motivated by the whole assembly of participants, who practice together and follow the routine as a closely-nit group.


Location:  Memorial Lounge, Room 107 Spiritual Center @ PennState  Univ.

Backgroun of guest lecturers:

Venerable Guo Chan
Venerable Guo Chan has been studying under the late Most Venerable Master Sheng Yen, founder of Dharma Drum Mountain Buddhist Association since 1991. She received full ordination as a Buddhist nun of the Chinese Mahayana tradition in 1992. She served as executive secretary to the Venerable Master Sheng Yen for six years since 2000. Throughout these years, Venerable Guo Chan participated in many international conferences on the themes of Spiritual Environmentalism, peace, education and youth in Jordan, USA, Africa, India and Europe.  Currently she works with Ven. Chang Ji in the interfaith and NGO field to continue the legacy of the late Venerable Master Sheng Yen of sharing the wisdom and compassion of Buddhism with people around the world.
 
Venerable Chang Ji
Venerable Chang Ji is an ordained nun in the Chinese Mahayana tradition of Buddhism. In her role as the International Affairs Special Assistant to the late Most Venerable Master Sheng Yen, founder of Dharma Drum Mountain, she participated in many international conferences, including the World Economic Forum in New York, World Bank World Faiths and Development Dialogue in Ireland, as well as gatherings at the United Nations headquarters in New York, Thailand and Jordan. Over the years, Venerable Chang Ji has built her knowledge of international development affairs while attending the Earth Charter +5 conference in the Netherlands, Quest for Global Healing in Bali, the United Nations Global Youth Leadership Summits in Japan and New York, all on behalf of Dharma Drum Mountain.  She is committed to teaching the tenets of contemplative action to young adults worldwide.  She has been a participant and facilitator in programs organized by the Global Peace Initiative of Women for young leaders in conflict and post-conflict areas from Iraq, Afghanistan, Sudan and Cambodia, and works to spread awareness of Spiritual Environmentalism as taught by her teacher, the late Venerable Sheng Yen. 

 
    
Date: 11/12/2011 (Saturday), Time: 10am~5pm

Chan Meditation - One-day Retreat
     Led by Ven. Chang Wen - Saturday, 9/24/2011  10am~5pm
   
    You will have a chance to enjoy a full day Chan meditation retreat.  This retreat is designed to allow one to settle the mind and maintain a constant silent awareness in the stillness or movement. 

    During this retreat, you will learn how to apply meditation methods while sitting, walking, exercising, doing mindful work, eating, and throughout all activities. In addition, brief dharma talks, as well as instructions on how to use basic meditation methods such as awareness of breathing and total mind-body relaxation will be included in this retreat.

    You are all welcome to join us! 



Location:  Memorial Lounge, Room 107 Spiritual Center @ PennState  Univ.
 
    
Date: 09/24/2011 (Saturday), Time: 10am~5pm (Please enter by 9:40~50am)br>


     One Day Workshop
&     by Ven. Chang Ji and Ven. Guo Chan

     Location: Memorial Lunge (Room 107), Pasquerilla Spiritual Center   (Direction)


   

Chan Meditation - One-day Retreat
     Led by Ven. Chang Wen - Saturday, 1/22/2011  10am~5pm
   
     Location:  Memorial Lounge, Room 107 Spiritual Center @ PennState  Univ.
 
    
Date: 01/22/2011 (Saturday), Time: 10am~5pm


Chan Meditation - One-day Retreat - Saturday, 10/23/2010  10am~5pm
     led by Ven. Chang Ji and Ven. Guo Chan


     Location:  Room 212, Pasquerilla Spiritual Center @ PennState  Univ.
 
  

     Date: 10/23/2010 (Saturday), Time: 10am~5pm
   


Chan Meditation - One-day Retreat
     Led by Ven. Chang Wen - Saturday, 9/11/2010  10am~5pm
  
     Location: span class="Apple-converted-space">& Memorial Lounge, Pasquerilla Spiritual Center @ PennState  Univ.
 
 

     Date: 09/11/2010 (Saturday), Time: 10am~5pm


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     led by Ven. Chang Ji and Ven. Guo Chan

     Location:  Room 118, Pasquerilla Spiritual Center @ PennState  Univ.
 
     Date: 04/03/2010 (Saturday), Time: 10am~5pm


Chan Meditation - One-day Retreat led by Ven. Chang Wen - Saturday, 1/16/2010  10am~5pm


     Location:  Memorial lounge, Pasquerilla Spiritual Center @ PennState  Univ.
 
     Date: 01/16/2010 (Saturday), Time: 10am~5pm

  

One Day Workshop led by Ven. Chang Ji's visit - Sunday, November 8



     
   Location:  Memorial lounge, Pasquerilla Spiritual Center @ PennState  Univ.

   Note: No lunch is provided. We will have lunch break.


 
Chan Meditation - One Day Retreat - October  3 (Sat.) 9:30am~5PM

     Guided by Venrable Chang Wen

     Location: Tree Peony Garden (Ride will be provided
.  We will be meeting at /span> 9:15am in front of HUB at Penn State U, and leaving at 9:30am.)  


     Chang Wen fashi (常聞法師) from Dharma Drum mountain (法鼓山) is visiting State College from 10/2 to 10/4. He will lead a one day meditation retreat on 10/3 from 9:30 am to 5:00 pm. This is an opportunity for you to relax yourself from daily homework and exams.


Ven. Chang Ji's visit - Sep 5 (Sat.) 2~3:30PM.

    Location: 800 Stratford Dr., Apt #32, State College, PA 16801

    Topic: "The Subtlety of Self in Daily Life" - The talk/discussion will be done in English

 Ven. Guo Chan leading meditation - Sep 6 (Sun.) 10AM~12:30PM.

    Location: 800 Stratford Dr., Apt #32, State College, PA 16801
   
     1. The meditation will be led in English
     2. Includes moving meditation, yoga exercise, sitting meditation and discussion.

Chan/Zen: The Art of "No-Self" Defense

Saturday, August 29, 2009
3pm-5pm

Be aware of that pressure and troubled-mind are caused by “self” defense. The main concept of Chan, “no-self”, can help to set us free from the anxieties. In this speech, you will learn how to create calm and clarity of mind with Venerable Chang Wen.  Chang Wen Fashi’s explanation of Chan is down-to-earth and practical, making it easy to understand and readily applicable to daily life.  His calm nature, yet lighthearted sense of humor make listening to his lectures enjoyable as well as educational.

Location: Room# 111, Chambers Building @ PennState Univ.

Chan Meditation Workshop

Sunday, August 30, 2009
10:00am-12:30pm (Please check in @9:30am)

The basics of sitting meditation in Chan tradition, including posture, relaxation, and method of concentration will be guided by Venerable Chang Wen. 
Beginners as well as experienced practitioners are all invited.

Location:  Memorial Lounge (Room #107), Pasquerilla Spiritual Center @ PennState  Univ.

Ven. Chi-Chern (Ji-Cherng) Fa Shih’s Visit (Aug 2, 2009)

Born in Malaysia, Venerable Chi Chern was ordained as a Buddhist monk by elderly Master Zhu Mo in Penang. Two years after his ordination, he traveled to Taiwan to further his studies of Buddhadharma in the Fo Guang Buddhist College... See more about Fa shih, click here

8/2 (Sun, 10AM~12:00PM) Mediation

8/2 (Sun, 8~9:30PM) Dharma Talk (Given in Chinese)

Location: 800 Stratford Dr., Apt #32, State College, PA 16801

Ven. Chi Chern -
“The word "Dharma" is powerful and meaningful. It is a word that separates it from all other religions. In Buddhism, all individuals are believed to be capable of achieving Buddha hood. You too can become a Buddha!”

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 ► Regular Activities


Study Group (In Chinese 使用中文)

   Every Thursday 77:30~9:30PM

   It's our honor to have Venerable Fashi Chang Lu from Dharma Drum Retreat Center to lead this group through distance learning every two weeks.

   Archives: (Coming soon...)
      >> Lectures
      >> Audios 

Meditation - Every Sunday Morning

 Every Sunday 10:00AM~11:30PM
  1. Eight-Form Moving Meditation
     (Videos 1,2,3,4,5 at YouTube in Chinese)
  2. Sitting Meditation (~40 mins)
  3. Discussion

 

Location: 800 Stratford Dr., Apt #32, State College, PA 16801, Click here for map.
Need ride please contact Justin: 814-321-3327

 
 ► On-line Master Sheng Yen's Talks

 
"Selflessness and fulfillment" Public Lecture
  by Chan Master Sheng-Yen
  at PennState University
(11/22/2003-11/23/2003).

     Click here to listen! (mp3 in Chinese and English)
 

 
 ►The Great Compassion Mantra

The Teaching of The Great Compassion Mantra (Links are fixed. Sorry for inconvenience.)

Click here to listen!

 
 ► Master Sheng Yen

Social transformation has altered traditional family patterns, resulting in the rise of many family problems. Primary causes of these problems stem from individual different perceptions, clashes of living space, and lack of family time and interaction. These factors in turn cause "emotional gap" between husbands and wives. In addition, with differences in thoughts, habits and personalities, communication disorders frequently set in after marriage. br> more
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