Friday, August 5, 2016

His Lai Buddhist Temple: largest in the West

Monica (Lotus SoCal), Hsi Lai Temple; CC Liu, Crystal Quintero, Wisdom Quarterly
The Buddha's Quote of the Week:
"You shouldn't chase after the past or place expectations on the future. What is past is left behind. The future is as yet unreached. Whatever quality is present you clearly see right there, right there."

Previous Announcements: 
1) Discussion Group: Applying Buddhist Teachings to Our Daily Lives

No meeting this Sunday. Please check next week's newsletter for updates.

Sundays, 1:00-2:30 PM –
Topic varies each meeting. Free. Everyone is welcome! 

2) Merit and Enlightenment: A special lecture by Dr. Lancaster
Sunday, August 14th from 2:00-6:00 PM
7641 Talbert Ave., Huntington Beach, CA 92648

This event has been organized by the Tues Group, a Vietnamese Buddhist non-profit organization. Everyone is welcome to this free event. Snacks will be provided. Donations accepted. The following questions will be discussed:
  • How do you earn and share merit?
  • What did the Buddha say about merit?
  • Can you reach enlightenment?
  • How do you reach enlightenment?
  • What do Buddhist canons say about enlightenment?
3) NEW CLASS: English Buddhist Chanting
Lotus SoCal (Hsi Lai Temple)
Sundays, September 11-October 30, 1:00-1:50 pm, Assembly Hall, $20 Fee
To register please click on the following link:

4) NEW CLASS: Exploring Buddhist Art 
Wednesdays, September 14-November 2, 1:30-3:30 pm, Meeting Room
$40 Fee (includes materials)
Taught by Dr. Nancy Cowardin
For more information and to register please click on the following link:

NEW CLASS: Fo Guang English Choir
Saturdays, September 17-November 5, 1-3:00 pm, Small Conference Room, $20 Fee
To register please click on the following link:

6) Thursday Study Group
This bi-monthly group will not meet until approximately September/October.

7) Meditation, Core Teachings, and Sutra Study
Upcoming Session Dates: September 11-October 30, 2016
For class descriptions and to sign-up please click on the links below.
  • Meditation:
  • Core Teachings:
  • Sutra Study:
8) Three-Day Meditation Retreat
August 19-21 (Friday to Sunday)* Check in at 4:30 pm on Friday at Assembly Hall* Fee: $50* Register online at

9) Saturday Mandarin Chinese Class 
Next session: August 2016- May 2017
For information and to sign-up please click on the following link:

10) Beach Cleanup in Long Beach, 9/17
Details to follow.
For details please contact Gena Ooi at (323) 573-6001

Youth Programs:
1) Dharma School for Kids 4-10
Every Sunday, 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM - Classroom 2

The school offers children an understanding of the Dharma through stories, songs, meditation, and arts and crafts projects. This is an opportunity to share the joy of the Dharma with children and adults.

2) Buddha's Light Youth Symphony Orchestra Audition - Aug. 13
For more information:
  • Hsi Lai Temple English Website:
  • Hsi Lai Temple, Full Calendar:
  • Lotus SoCal Facebook page:
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