9/11 Walk to Feed the Hungry Speech

The Monastery  |  The Scene   |   Ajahn Guna  |   September 16, 2011, 6:30 am

[Admin’s note: Buddhist Global Relief just hosted a 18-mile peace walk from San Jose to Palo Alto, CA on Sept 11, 2011, ten years after 9/11.  Ajahn Guna, a Theravada monk living in Berkeley Buddhist Monastery led the walk and many members of the Berkeley community joined the walk. The event was quite successful with [...]

Walk to Feed the Hungry

The Monastery  |  The Scene   |   Jason Tseng  |   August 18, 2011, 5:20 pm

The Walk to Feed the Hungry charity event, organized by Buddhist Global Relief, will be held on September 10 and 11. BGR is an interdenominational organization comprising various Buddhist groups. With an overarching vision to alleviate and ultimately banish poverty, BGR is involved in projects that build capacity and provide food aid to countries like [...]

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 [...]

Uneasy in a Buddhist Temple

The Mind  |  The Monastery   |   Franklyn Wu  |   June 23, 2011, 4:30 pm

On our way back from a visit to Dharma Realm Monastery in Liugui, a rural district of Kaohsiung, Taiwan, our local host took us to visit another Buddhist establishment in the vicinity. This particular monastery sits half-way up one of the many hills in this mountainous region in Southern Taiwan, and like many other hill-side [...]
This summer, Dharma Realm Buddhist University and Pacific School of Religion present a direct encounter with a living Buddhist tradition dating back to ancient China. Students will have the rare opportunity to experience the daily pace and patterns of a Buddhist contemplative and explore a way of life designed to instill peace, equanimity, and awakening. [...]

Renounce and Enjoy

The Mind  |  The Monastery   |   Audrey Lin  |   March 27, 2011, 11:40 pm

A few weekends ago, I left the monastery for the first time. The shock wasn’t as great as I thought it would be. In fact, the differences I noticed were mostly in myself, and subtly in the environment around me. Some distinctions were obvious. Like sound. Driving through the City of Ten Thousand Buddhas (CTTB) gate [...]

One Freedom

The Mind  |  The Monastery   |   Audrey Lin  |   March 17, 2011, 4:30 pm

The more I settle into life here, the more I become aware of my inner patterns—my fluctuating thoughts, emotions, and reactions. Living at the City of Ten Thousand Buddhas (CTTB), I’ve become much more aware of how my perceptions of my surroundings are a reflection of my mental state at the time. Living in a [...]