THE SAGELY CITY OF TEN THOUSAND BUDDHAS

2009 events, announcements, and news:

October 5 - 9: The Western Buddhist Monastic Gathering was held in CTTB

September 1 & 2: DRBU Fall Registration
September 6: DRBU Fall Semester

Cherishing Life in CTTB

The Lotus Flowers in CTTB

CTTB Grand Opening 30th Anniversary Photographs

Message from Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger

Proclamation of the Mendocino County Board of Supervisors

CTTB's 30th Anniversary schedules

Buddhist Knowledge Contest

July 3 & July 5: Transmission of Precepts for the Deceased

Transmission of Precepts for the Deceased: A Dharma Assembly Hard to Meet in a Thousand Years

Precepts for the Deceased: An Inconceivable Dharma Door

Book Fair in the CTTB Administration Office Exhibition Hall, May 31 - July 6, 2009

Youth Summer Camp:
Dates for Boys : June 22 ~ July 5
Dates for Girls : July 7 ~ July 18

DRBU & SLTP Graduation Ceremony photographs

Announcement from VBS

Dharma Realm Buddhist University and Sangha & Laity Training Programs

DRBU & SLTP Graduation Ceremony Announcement, May 23

May 30, 1:30pm: The San Jose Firebird Youth Chinese Orchestra will perform in CTTB

Photographs of the Firebird Youth Chinese Orchestra's visit to CTTB

May 27, 7:30pm: Bhikkhu Ajahn Liem will be giving a talk in CTTB.

May 9, Saturday: The Developing Virtue Secondary Boys School and Girls School Chinese orchestras celebrated Mother's Day and the City of Ten Thousand Buddhas 30th Anniversary. Some of the Sacramento City of the Dharma Realm and Berkeley Buddhist Monastery orchestra members also joined in to perform with our students in CTTB. The rehearsal was from 2pm to 5pm. The evening recital was from 7:30pm to 9pm.

On Education

Honoring our Elders

Reflecting with Gratitude & Renewing with Vigor

Celebration of Buddha's Birthday photos (April 26)

April 24: Cherishing Youth Day. This year's theme is "Cherishing Nature and Protecting the Earth."
Photographs

Seminar on the Path to Liberation by Bhikkhu Bodhi

Panel Discussion on “Our Relationship with Animals”

Announcement from DRBA

30th Anniversary Contest

Happy 2009

The DRBA 2009 Calendar:
Original version: (8.23 MB PDF)

Without pictures: (978 kb PDF)
Order online: 2009 Calendar

January 19 - April 25: DRBU Spring semester.

January 26: Chinese New Year 春節
Maitreya Bodhisattva’s Birthday & Lunar New Year Ceremony schedule: PDF 133kb

Happy Chinese New Year

February 2 - June 13: IGDVS Spring semester.

May 23: DRBU/SLTP Graduation Ceremony.

May 31: 3 Refuges / 5 Precepts 授三皈五戒

June 12: IGDVS Boys' Graduation

June 13: IGDVS Girls' Graduation

June 28 - August 29: DRBU summer session.

June 28 - July 3: Lay Bodhisattva Precepts Study and Transmission 傳授在家菩薩戒

July 5: 3 Refuges / 5 Precepts 授三皈五戒

August 30: 3 Refuges / 5 Precepts 授三皈五戒

September 1 & 2: DRBU Fall Registration & Orientation.

September 6 - December 19: DRBU Fall semester.

October 12, Monday: DRBA Annual Sangha Meeting 法界佛教總會僧伽大會

Past 2008 News

Past 2007 News

 

2009 Sessions, schedules & photographs:

Chinese New Year: January 26, Monday
Ceremony for Maitreya Bodhisattva’s Birthday & Lunar New Year Mantra Recitation schedule: PDF 133 kb
春節
彌勒菩薩聖誕
新年護國息災法會

Happy Chinese New Year

Gwan Yin Recitation
M
arch 14, evening: Purify the Boundaries for Gwan Yin Recitation
March 15: Celebration of Gwan Yin Bodhisattva's Birthday: Schedule
March 15 - March 21: Gwan Yin Recitation session 觀音七 Schedule

Video Clips and photographs of: Celebration of Gwan Yin Bodhisattva's Birthday.

Chan Meditation:
March 22 evening: Introduction to Chan Meditation begins.
March 22 - 25: Chan Meditation 基礎班禪三 Schedule


April 26: Celebration of Shakyamuni Buddha's Birthday 慶祝 釋迦牟尼佛聖誕法會 PDF Schedule (152 kb)
Celebration of Buddha's Birthday photographs

More photos: Celebration of Buddha's Birthday

Ten Thousand Buddhas Jeweled Repentance

A
pril 26, evening: Purify the Boundaries for Ten Thousand Buddhas Jeweled Repentance.
April 27 - May 19: Ten Thousand Buddhas Jeweled Repentance 萬佛寶懺
10,000 Buddhas Bowing PDF Schedule (125 kb)
Ten Thousand Buddhas Jeweled Repentance 2009 photographs

Avatamsaka Sutra Recitation & Anniversary of Master Hua's Parinirvana
M
ay 30: Purify the Boundaries for Avatamsaka Sutra Recitation


May 31: 14th Anniversary of Venerable Master Hua's Entering Nirvana, May 31 宣公上人涅槃 十四週年紀念法會
Commemorating the 14th Anniversary of Venerable Master Hua’s Nirvana, May 31, schedule (PDF 153 kb)

14th Anniversary of Master's Entering Nirvana photographs

More photos and video on 14th Anniversary of Master's Entering Nirvana


May 31 - June 20: Avatamsaka Sutra Recitation 華嚴法會
Recitation of the Avatamsaka Sutra, schedule (PDF 151 kb)

Memorial Recitation of the Avatamsaka Sutra photographs

Lay Bodhisattva Precepts 傳授在家菩薩戒
J
une 28: Lay Bodhisattva Precepts Orientation
June 29: Lay Bodhisattva Precepts classes begin until July 2
July 3: Transmission of Lay Bodhisattva Precepts
To view and download the PDFs, please click: Lay Bodhisattva Precepts Study and Transmission 2009

July 4: Mantra Recitation for the Welfare of the Nation


July 5: City of 10,000 Buddhas 30th Anniversary Celebration 萬佛聖城
三十週年紀念法會
Reflecting with Gratitude & Renewing with Vigor

CTTB's 30th Anniversary schedules

CTTB Grand Opening 30th Anniversary Photographs

Lay Bodhisattva Preceptees for 2009

Gwan Yin Recitation
A
ugust 8, evening: Purify the Boundaries for Gwan Yin Recitation
August 9: Celebration of Gwan Yin Bodhisattva's Enlightenment Schedule
August 9 - 15: Gwan Yin Recitation session 觀音七 Schedule

Celebration of Gwan Yin Bodhisattva's Enlightenment photographs

Chan Meditation:
August 16, evening: Introduction to Chan Meditation begins.
August 16 - 19: Chan Meditation 基礎班禪三 Schedule

August 30: Celebration of Ullambana 慶祝盂蘭盆法會 Schedule

Celebration of Ullambana, photographs

Earth Store Recitation
September 12, evening: Purify the Boundaries for the Earth Store Session in the Buddhahall at CTTB.
September 13: Celebration of Earth Store Bodhisattva's Birthday.
September 13 - 19: Earth Store Recitation Session 地藏七
Schedule

Celebration of Earth Store Bodhisattva's Birthday photographs

Gwan Yin Recitation
O
ctober 31, evening: Purify the Boundaries for Gwan Yin Recitation
November 1: Celebration of Gwan Yin Bodhisattva's Leaving Home
------------------ Schedule
Celebration of Gwan Yin Bodhisattva's Leaving Home Day photographs
November 1 - 7: Gwan Yin Recitation session 觀音七 Schedule

Chan Meditation:
November 8 evening: Introduction to Chan Meditation begins.
November 8 - 11: Chan Meditation 基礎班禪三 Schedule

Honoring Elders Day photographs

Amitabha Recitation: November 27 - 29 Schedule

Amitabha Buddha Recitation
D
ecember 19, evening: Purify the Boundaries for Amitabha Buddha Recitation
December 20: Celebration of Amitabha Buddha's Birthday schedule

Amitabha Buddha's Birthday celebration photographs

December 20, 2008 - January 2: Amitabha Buddha Recitation schedule
Amitabha Buddha Recitation Session 彌陀七

Winter Chan Meditation
J
anuary 3 evening: Winter Chan Meditation begins
January 3, 2010 - January 24, 2010 : Chan Meditation
Winter Chan Meditation 冬季三週禪七

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Past 2008 Sessions, Celebrations, and Events

Past 2007 Sessions, Celebrations, and Events

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