Martin Verhoeven

Gone forth for ten days

The Monastery  |  The University   |   James Roberts  |   July 6, 2011, 7:00 am

The Monastic Immersion program has just kicked off with last Tuesday night’s orientation. The idea of the program is to learn Buddhism by living and practicing in a Monastery and maintaining the monastic schedule.   Thirty participants from a wide spectrum of religious and educational backgrounds will come to CTTB to participate in the program for [...]

The Presence of Perfection

The Mind   |   Audrey Lin  |   May 8, 2011, 5:34 pm

In a lecture on the Sixth Patriarch Sutra awhile back, there was a line that described perfection as limitless. Marty told a story about his days cultivating at Gold Mountain Monastery, and how this line about limitless perfection reminded him of a 9-year-old monk who asked Master Hua, “What if you’re already enlightened?” Master Hua [...]
A thousand eyes see all, A thousand ears hear all, A thousand hands help and support living beings everywhere. – Venerable Master Hua In one of Professor Martin Verhoeven’s Friday evening lectures, he relates the story of his first Practice Retreat experience and his reaction to the above verse about Guan Yin Bodhisattva. Guan Yin [...]