Ongoing Programs

February Dharma

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February Dharma

Wishing everyone a wonderful month of February, celebrating Lunar New Year, Valentine’s Day and countdown to our Introduction to Buddhism class. The importance of practice during auspicious and special times | Feb 4 | Alejandro Chaoul. Alejandro Chaoul, PhD, has been a student of Tibetan Buddhism since 1989, studying with His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche, and Namkhai Norbu Rinpoche. He is an assistant professor and director of education at MD Anderson Cancer Center’s Integrative Medicine Program, where he teaches Tibetan meditation to cancer patients, their families...

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January 2018 Dharma

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January 2018 Dharma

Happy New Year to All! Beginning in January, we start a quarterly series on Science and Buddhism and a several months series on the Five Aggregates. We are welcoming back Bhikkhu Cintita for a Dharma talk in January and March and receive tips and advice on how to start, maintain and deepen our mindfulness practice. Science and Buddhism | Jan 7 | Daniel Strain. “Why Buddhism is True: The Science and Philosophy of Meditation and Enlightenment”, a review of Robert Wright’s New York bestseller, a “journey through psychology, philosophy, and lots of meditation to show how...

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Mindfulness Class | Jan 2018

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Mindfulness Class | Jan 2018

Introduction to Mindfulness and Meditation for Urban Living Join the English Dharma Group for an introductory four weeks meditation class and receive instructions on Mindfulness Awareness and Meditation with weekly group practice and daily self exercises at home. Where: Jade Buddha Temple When: January 21 | January 28 | February 4 | February 11 Time: 8:30 am small group introduction and discussion | 9:00 am meditation practice Kick-Off Meeting:  January 14 (Noon – meeting room facing the courtyard, next to library) Background: We live very busy and sometimes chaotic lives and at times...

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Local Meditation Groups

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Local Meditation Groups

Welcome | EDG’s Satellite Meditation Program (SMG) SMG is a non-sectarian meditation group of mindfulness practitioners. We focus on supporting each other in developing beneficial habits and growing mindfulness skills. We are composed of small neighborhood groups that meet once a week. If you are interested in joining us, please email us via the Contact Us page. VISIONS Meditating with a group helps to develop a habit. It’s easy to find excuses not to meditate at home. Joining a meditation group can provide the necessary encouragement and motivation for developing a consistent...

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Saturday Retreat

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Saturday Retreat

One Day Insight Meditation Retreat | Put on hold until June   UPDATE Due to Venerable Katapunno’s sabbatical, our Saturday retreat will be put on hold from January to June 2018. We will update you once Bhante is back! In the meantime, we invite you to visit our Sunday morning meditation program at Jade Buddha Temple from 9:00 am to 10:00 am. Check our website frequently for upcoming retreats at the American Bodhi Center throughout the year.   Saturday retreat conducted by Venerable Katapunno | Sitting and walking meditation followed by a Dharma Talk & Discussion. 9:00 am-...

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Children’s Class Schedule

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Children’s Class Schedule

Children’s Dharma Class The English Dharma Group offers a one hour class for children 4 to 11 years of age on Sundays at 11:30 am. The class aims to expose young children to basic Buddhist teachings in a fun and nurturing environment. Children are divided into two classes by age; young children, age 4 to 7 years meet in Kwan Yin Hall. Children age 8 to 11 years gather in one of the Temple’s study rooms. The program not only teaches meditation, but also some of the basic Buddhist messages, such as the Four Noble Truths, the Noble Eightfold Path and the concept of Loving-Kindness. The...

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