Supreme is the buddha way, I vow to attain.
Zen meditation & Buddhism
About the class
Buddha Jewel Monastery emphasizes both meditation practice and in-depth Dharma study. These classes provide an excellent way to systematically learn the essential principles of Zen Buddhism and put them into practice. In sutra classes we study in depth from the source, the scriptures of the Buddha.
Each class meeting is for two hours, consisting of meditation practice (inc. instruction) in the first hour, and a lecture on Buddhist principles in the second hour. Certificate will be awarded on full completion of each course.
All classes are free of charge. Your donations are deeply appreciated.
Mindfulness & Meditation
ten weeks per term
Mindfulness is a state of mind. To practice mindfulness means that the mind is conscientious, clear and lucid. Thoughts of greed and anger are quickly detected and renounced, and eventually, only righteous thoughts arise. The mind thinks of the Buddha, the Dharma, the Sangha, and the precepts; the mind is filled with compassion; the mind is not deluded and misguided. By practice in right mindfulness, we eventually have a complete understanding of the Dharma, are willing to do all good without a sense of the “self” doing the deed, or the “other” benefiting from the deed, finally reaching enlightenment.
In the meditation class, we introduce fundamental meditation methods that train our mind to be focused and calm, and some important concepts about meditation to help keep our practice on the right path to achieve its benefits and goals.
Zen Buddhism Classes
Ten weeks per term
Mindfulness & Fundamentals
The Principle of Causality ; Buddha ; Vegetarianism & Buddhism ; Three Jewels ; Five Precepts ; Ten Virtues ; Four Noble Truths ; Impermanence; The Eightfold Path
Compassion & Bodhisattva Practices
Prerequisite: Level 1
Six Paramitas – Charity, Moral Conduct, Tolerance, Diligence, Meditation, Wisdom; Four Foundations of Mindfulness
Middle Way Reality & Mind Ground Dharma
Prerequisite: Level 2
Dependent Arising & 12 Links of Interdependence ; Karma, Emptiness & Middle Way ; Self, No Self ; The Essence of Mahayana Practice ; Sutra of the Eight Realization of Great Beings
Sutra Study Series
Prerequisite: Level 3
Sutra on Impermanence
Sutra of 42 Chapters
Children Meditation Class
Respect. Kindness. Harmony .truthfulness
Class meeting is for one hour, consisting of meditation practice and a story time on Buddhist principles.
Parents are invited to join this class.
The is designed for children ages 6-12 to discover their inner wisdom and develop a positive outlook on life. Students learn to sharpen their awareness and concentration and to appreciate the gifts of this world.