Calm Clarity Temple
2012-2013 Teaching Schedule for Ven Hong Yang, Bhikshuni
Handicap accessible building & parking. Sun Room Keystone Apts. 3115 Roy Key Ave, Ames, IA Sat 1-4
No children please, no smoking except in the outside designated spot.
December 2012 Dec 29th Buddhist Study & Practice – Mahayana
January 2013 Jan 27th Buddhist Funeral Service & Hospice
February 2013 Feb 23rd Buddhist practices: bowing, recitation instruction
March 2013 Buddhist view of suicide & self-immolation
April 2013 Buddhist faith, precepts and daily life
May 2013 Buddhist removal of greed, rage & sorrow
June 2013 Buddhist Practice – Surangama Mantra
July 2013 Buddhist Practice – Sending Hope
August 2013 Buddhist charity – actualizing local efforts
September 2013 Buddhist culture – oldest USA form: Chinese
October 2013 Buddhist Study – Evening service
November 2013 Buddhist Study – 7 Day Retreat
December 2013 Buddhist social media in the West
Good men and women: Please respect the teacher and the audience. Listen attentively in mutual tolerance and good nature. Please no debates and no coercion or you will be asked to leave. These dharma talks are open to all.
Dana (Donations) accepted there is no set fee.
Calm Clarity Temple is in the planning stages. It is following in structure and practices of the oldest form of Buddhism in the USA: Chinese Buddhism. Chinese Buddhism has the oldest unbroken 2-part Sangha of Bhikshu and Bhikshuni with no married clergy. This temple is a nunnery for training and offering services and charitable care to the public.
Pure Land and Chan practices. All talks and instruction in English.
This is also a translator temple. Dharma work translating and training translators here so the translations is available to the public in English from the Chinese Taisho Edition of the Mahayana Tripitaka which is comprehensive in that it has the complete Pali collection from Theravada tradition, Esoteric collection which includes the Tibetan collection, Vinaya collection of all schools including Theravada (Tibet is Mahayana), Abhi dharma collection of all schools in both traditions of Theravada & Mahayana, commentaries and verses of esteem masters of various lineages. Very little of the limited accessible translations are available in English.
Books: type: “Ven Hong Yang” when you visit http://www.amazon.com for available book list. Here is a nice photo of a Chinese Bhikshuni on alms round.
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