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In this blog post, I shared some of my understanding of the bodhisattva path. Although this may be a huge topic for some of us, we can understand them easily through the actions and habits we are doing each day. As long as we think of giving others hope, confidence, convenience, and joy all the time, we are walking the same path. The bodhisattva path is not something far out of reach like the stories we hear in Buddhism, but it is in fact in every action that we do. If it is to relieve people of their suffering, and promoting a harmonious community, we are walking this path. It does not matter how far we have traveled. The only question is, have you taken the first step?
Though of the month: Personal growth is in your mundane chores. Growth, or another word I wish to substitute cultivation, is in our mundane chores. If we seek growth outside, in others, we will not find it. Only within our daily life, and in our chores, can we find room to grow. Attending courses will only give you knowledge of the method. without personally attending to the method and the chores, we will only wish for imaginary outcomes.
Building connections with people is one of the most important things we can do. All our relationships are based on connections with them, be it family, friends, or co-workers. Breaking this bond between may result in a difficult path for us in future.
In this post, I share my reflection on lesson learned after an unfortunate event that happened to me. Situations like this are meant to keep us in check on our practice, rather than to mock us. If we pass, we move forward. If we fail, we start over, pick ourselves up, and move forward again.
Thought of the month: Sometimes we fall, hard. But more importantly, get back up, with or without help, and keep moving forward.

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04/22/2021

Lost and Found

Social Justice: What can we do as a group? 04/01/2021

Social Justice: What can we do as a group?

On 20th March, SFYAD hosted the first "Dear Venerable..." Series on Social Justice and invited Venerable Jue Qian, Director of Fo Guang Buddhist Temple Boston to share her wisdom and experience with us. Venerable Jue Qian mentioned one must be clear of their purpose and direction. Without them, our actions may not last. As long as we have the vows, patience, perseverance, and persistence, we would be able to continue making changes for society. Venerable Jue Qian closed off the session, reminding everyone that no matter what differences everyone has, as long as we mutually understand and respect one another, we could reduce these conflicts and distress.

If you are interested in the next session and would like to recommend some themes, you may complete a short survey [link at the end of the blog post].

Social Justice: What can we do as a group? 中文文章 On 20th March, SFYAD hosted a "Dear Venerable..." Series where YADs can ask questions about various topics to Venerables; and also allow Venerables to share their wisdom with us on applying the Dharma in daily life. The first topic for this series is Social Justice. COVID‐19 has dispr...

03/28/2021

Do you or your friends/family have gratitude and love that are rarely expressed to your/their parents? SFYAD is creating a video to compile gratitude messages between parents and their children to celebrate Father's and Mother's Day. Nominate yourself or your friends for this opportunity to be part of our video! Form: https://forms.gle/4hvXguBcF9t9Q9YD8

您或者身邊的親友有什麼對父母埋藏心底的愛與感恩呢?心連心的時候到了,舊金山佛光青年分團將在父母親節來臨之際,製作感恩視頻,收集對父母真情的心聲,開啟一場心的告白!歡迎您自荐或提名推荐參與視頻錄製!提名表:https://forms.gle/4hvXguBcF9t9Q9YD8

Do you or your friends/family have gratitude and love that are rarely expressed to your/their parents? SFYAD is creating a video to compile gratitude messages between parents and their children to celebrate Father's and Mother's Day. Nominate yourself or your friends for this opportunity to be part of our video! Form: https://forms.gle/4hvXguBcF9t9Q9YD8

您或者身邊的親友有什麼對父母埋藏心底的愛與感恩呢?心連心的時候到了,舊金山佛光青年分團將在父母親節來臨之際,製作感恩視頻,收集對父母真情的心聲,開啟一場心的告白!歡迎您自荐或提名推荐參與視頻錄製!提名表:https://forms.gle/4hvXguBcF9t9Q9YD8

03/25/2021

Chan Art & Stories - The Moon Cannot Be Stolen

Chan Master Ryokan Taigu (b.1758) lived in a crude hut at the foot of a mountain; his life was quite simple. One night as he returned home, he ran into a thief who was ransacking his hut. When he saw the master return, the thief was so frantic that he did not know what to do.

Chan Master Ryokan Taigu spoke to the empty-handed thief in an affable manner, “Can’t find anything to steal, huh? I think you may have wasted your time coming here. How about you just take the robe I’m wearing?”

The thief grabbed the robe and took off. Now bare-chested, Chan Master Ryokan Taigu watched the thief running in the moonlight. He spoke with a profound sense of regret:

“The moon is so bright and beautiful, too bad there’s no way for me to give it to you.”

The “beautiful moon” symbolizes the brightness of every individual’s intrinsic nature. If one can come to know the treasure that lies inside, what need would there be to take anything from others? The Chan master’s sense of pity was actually an expression of regret over how people have forgotten the treasures within themselves.

#ChanArt

03/16/2021

Have you felt powerless towards social injustice around you even though you are motivated to help? Do you ever wonder what ideas Venerables have about this? Here is an opportunity to find out! SFYAD is hosting a “Dear Venerable…” series #1 with Venerable Jue Qian on Social Justice issues.

Sign up at http://bit.ly/dearVen now! Submit your questions here: www.sli.do/dearvenerable and have them answered by Venerable during the event!

Have you felt powerless towards social injustice around you even though you are motivated to help? Do you ever wonder what ideas Venerables have about this? Here is an opportunity to find out! SFYAD is hosting a “Dear Venerable…” series #1 with Venerable Jue Qian on Social Justice issues on March 20, 1-2.30pm PST.

Sign up at http://bit.ly/dearVen now! Submit your questions here: www.sli.do/dearvenerable and have them answered by Venerable during the event!

03/10/2021

佛光山北加州道場「信徒香會」暨精進修持活動

「信徒香會」是佛教寺院每年的重要活動之一。每逢信徒香會,所有信徒都會到道場上香祈福。佛光山遵循傳統,選擇在開山星雲大師出家的這一天,亦即農曆二月初一舉辦信徒香會,也是讓信徒學習佛法、精進修持、與師父接心的重要日子。
佛光山北加州道場將於3/13(農曆二月一)星期六上午舉辦精進禮佛修持。大家共同學習師父上人禮拜觀世音菩薩祈願文「悉法菩提心,蓮華遍地生,弟子心朦朧,禮拜觀世音,求聰明,拜智慧,南無大慈大悲、救苦救難、觀世音菩薩」百拜,並發願也能像師父上人一樣開智慧,發心為大眾做更多事。歡迎大家當天連接上線與法師們一同禮拜修持。

時間:3/13(農曆二月一)早上10:00 網路線上修持

線上修持電子經文連結:https://tinyurl.com/6f5rh3ww

網路連結:https://youtu.be/KG5WqGBa870

敬請將您一同參與的畫面能拍照傳回,並將您的心得感想一起分享至三寶寺信箱: [email protected]

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Northern California Fo Guang Shan Temples Devotee’s Dharma Gathering & Cultivation Event.
Devotee’s Dharma Gathering is one of the most important events for Buddhist monasteries as it's time when devotees come to the temple to make offerings and pray. Fo Guang Shan has followed this tradition and dedicated Venerable Master Hsing Yun's renunciation date, Lunar February 1st , as the day to host the Dharma Gathering. It is a day where devotees can dedicate their time to learn, cultivate the Dharma, and most importantly, learn more about Venerable Master Hsing Yun's teaching.
Northern California Fo Guang Shan Temples will conduct a cultivation event on Saturday, March 13th (Lunar February 1st). We will follow how Venerable Master Hsing Yun prostrated to the Avalokitesvara Bodhisattva in seeking wisdom when he was young. As we prostrate to the “An Inspiration to Give Rise to the Bodhi Mind” verse, we shall vow to attain wisdom like Venerable Master Hsing Yun did and resolve to do more for all mankind. Please join us for this special cultivation event!

Date & Time: Saturday, March 13 @ 10 AM

Online liturgy's link: https://tinyurl.com/6f5rh3ww

YouTube link : https://youtu.be/KG5WqGBa870

Please share your participation's thoughts and pictures with us, and email them to [email protected]

Northern California Fo Guang Shan Temples with joining palms

Photos from BLIA - YAD 國際佛光會世界青年總團's post 03/10/2021

Photos from BLIA - YAD 國際佛光會世界青年總團's post

03/10/2021

Have you felt powerless towards social injustice around you even though you are motivated to help? Do you ever wonder what ideas Venerables have about this? Here is an opportunity to find out! SFYAD is hosting a “Dear Venerable…” series #1 with Venerable Jue Qian on Social Justice issues on March 20, 1-2.30pm PST.

Sign up at http://bit.ly/dearVen now! Submit your questions here: www.sli.do/dearvenerable and have them answered by Venerable during the event!

Have you felt powerless towards social injustice around you even though you are motivated to help? Do you ever wonder what ideas Venerables have about this? Here is an opportunity to find out! SFYAD is hosting a “Dear Venerable…” series #1 with Venerable Jue Qian on Social Justice issues on March 20, 1-2.30pm PST.

Sign up at http://bit.ly/dearVen now! Submit your questions here: www.sli.do/dearvenerable and have them answered by Venerable during the event!

Once Upon a Lantern - Online Celebration 03/01/2021

Once Upon a Lantern - Online Celebration

As the Spring Lantern Festival symbolizes reunion, and in spite of the pandemic, SFYAD hosted an online get-together event on Feb 27th, titled Once Upon a Lantern - Make a Lantern, Share a Story. It gave everyone an opportunity to meet one another, share stories about the Lunar New Year, and spark creative energies in painting the lanterns. 110 sets of lantern decoration kits were hand-delivered to homes around the Bay Area, and more than 45 BLIA members, friends, and family joined the event online, with their ages ranging from as young as preschoolers up to as senior as at-home retirees.

Once Upon a Lantern - Online Celebration 中文版: Link As the Spring Lantern Festival symbolizes reunion, and in spite of the pandemic, SFYAD hosted an online get-together event on Feb 27th, titled Once Upon a Lantern - Make a Lantern, Share a Story. It gave everyone an opportunity to meet one another, share stories about the Lunar New...

2021 辛丑年慶 星雲大師 新春賀詞_繁中英版 02/12/2021

2021 辛丑年慶 星雲大師 新春賀詞_繁中英版

Happy Lunar New Year everyone!!
Here’s a new year message from Venerable Master Hsing Yun.
https://youtu.be/KRkPqMeTNwg

2021 辛丑年慶 星雲大師 新春賀詞_繁中英版 各位護法、朋友們,大家吉祥!祝福大家「花開四季,耕耘心田」:精進勤於耕耘心田,四季常栽智慧之花。Dear Dharma protectors and friends, Auspicious greetings!Wishing for everyone to “Cultivate a Heart that Bloo...

02/07/2021

2021佛光山春節雲端點燈
The 2021 Fo Guang Shan New Year Festival of Light and Peace

2/12/21 -2/28/2021

http://online.fgs.org.tw/lightoffering/

佛光山2021年春節平安燈法會將於2月12日至2月28日展開,因受新冠病毒疫情影響,許多活動型態從現場轉為線上,繼春節平安燈法會官網上線後,亦推出雲端點燈,以滑鼠代替火柴,點亮心燈,為世界、為家人、為自己祈福,而且電腦、手機皆可使用。

The 2021 Fo Guang Shan New Year Festival of Light and Peace will be held from February 12th to February 28th. Due to the impact of the coronavirus, many activities have been converted to online events. Following the launch of the official website of the festival, we are now introducing “Virtual Light Offering”, using a mouse instead of matches to light up our inner heart, to pray for the world, family, and for oneself.

02/04/2021

In order to fulfill the heartfelt wish of many to officially become a Buddhist with right faith, Fo Guang Shan Monastery will conduct a virtual Triple Gem Refuge Ceremony on Guanyin Bodhisattva's day of remembrance.

DATE: 3/30/2021 (Tuesday)
TIME: 6:00 pm PST (9:00pm EST)
PLATFORM: Zoom Meeting

Sign up here: http://bit.ly/fgstriplegemrefuge

In order to fulfill the heartfelt wish of many to officially become a Buddhist with right faith, Fo Guang Shan Monastery will conduct a virtual Triple Gem Refuge Ceremony on Guanyin Bodhisattva's day of remembrance.

DATE: 3/30/2021 (Tuesday)
TIME: 6:00 pm PST (9:00pm EST)
PLATFORM: Zoom Meeting

Sign up here: http://bit.ly/fgstriplegemrefuge

Newsletter — February 2021 SFYAD Holiday Party- A New Way to Celebrate Gain only comes after giving. You must sow before you reap. ― Venerable Master Hsing Yun 02/02/2021

Newsletter — February 2021 SFYAD Holiday Party- A New Way to Celebrate Gain only comes after giving. You must sow before you reap. ― Venerable Master Hsing Yun

Check out our February newsletter and join us in celebrating Chinese Lantern Festival!

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Newsletter — February 2021 SFYAD Holiday Party- A New Way to Celebrate Gain only comes after giving. You must sow before you reap. ― Venerable Master Hsing Yun Upcoming Events

01/20/2021

Today is Lunar Eighth of December,
The day of the Buddha's enlightenment.
Like seeing a bright star in the middle of the night,
Henceforth, giving rise to branches and thorns.

Happy Buddha's Enlightenment Day! May we all be enlightened quickly, just as the Buddha did 2,600 years ago :)

01/06/2021

Tiny Buddha

fgs.org.tw 01/05/2021

2021佛光山平安燈法會

2021 New Year Letter from FGS Head Abbot, Venerable Hsin Bao
https://www.fgs.org.tw/events/2021ny/letter/index.html

fgs.org.tw 「佛光山2021年春節平安燈法會」於2月12日至3月12日(農曆正月初一至廿九)展開。為期一個月的燈會,將以星雲大師題寫的新春賀辭「花開四季.耕耘心田」為主軸來祝福大家。在新的一年之始,邀您闔家回山祈福,把平安如.....

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Newsletter — January 2021 SFYAD Holiday Party- A New Way to Celebrate "To enjoy success, do your duty. To enjoy leisure, surrender attachment." ― Venerable Master Hsing Yun

Happy New Year everyone! Please check out our January newsletter for any online events coming up, such as our annual holiday party on January 2nd at 12pm PST over Zoom. We have lots of exciting plans for 2021, and we hope everyone has a safe and auspicious new year!

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shoutout.wix.com 2021 SFYAD Holiday Party Join us in celebrating the New Year by participating in our White Elephant "Idea" Exchange! It's an awesome way to meet new friends and catch up with old ones thru Zoom. Let's start the New Year off with positivity and happiness. Sign up below to RSVP!

12/27/2020

Fo Guang Shan Buddha Museum 佛陀紀念館

Photos of the Week
The 2020 “When Buddha Meets the Gods ” event took place in the Fo Guang Shan Buddha Museum on December 25th. In line with the government’s “new epidemic prevention lifestyle” measure, the Buddha Museum took serious precaution against covid-19 for safety reasons. Even the statues of deities were put on with masks. In total of 688 temples brought with them 1,854 statues of deities to participate in this year. A kindergarten teacher from UK, Jessica, was surprised that there are so many deities in Taiwanese culture, and was very happy to participate in it. During the prayer ceremony, participants joined their palms as they dedicate merits to all the sentient being for a safe and peaceful world. The event also featured traditional Din Tao performances, hand puppet show, art exhibitions and bazaar. The “When Buddha Meets the Gods” event not only shows the concept of religious harmony and also purifies people’s mind.
#MuseumPhotography #ReligiousHarmony

youtube.com 12/23/2020

【佛光青年YAD Talks】TALK.36 | 工作中的佛法妙用 分享人:周思蕾

Have you encountered difficult people at work and didn’t know what to do? Have you wondered how your favorite apps and software are designed?

In this video, Selene Chew shared her perspective on what is UX design, what goes through her mind when she's designing, how she overcome collaboration challenges and make good designs using Buddhist concepts such as compassion and impermanence.

youtube.com 分享人:周思蕾 (用戶體驗設計師)※國際佛光會世界佛光青年總團白象幹部※舊金山佛光青年分團團長#用戶體驗設計師酷#一步一腳印都是為用戶著想#解決用戶問題的因緣法#工作中的佛法錦囊邀請大家來觀看【佛光青年YAD-TALK】...

12/22/2020

BLIA Radiance Subchapters 國際佛光會傳燈分會

The fourth talk of our "Faith & Career" Public Talk Series -
YAD Chapter: Expanding Our Horizon!
As BLIA-YAD approached it's 25th Anniversary, we are inviting current YAD members who are just starting their career path to share their experiences. Hear from these current White Elephant Executives and workplace newbies share how faith is helping them adjust to a new chapter of their life.

傳燈分會「信仰與職業」系列講座第四場 -
青年篇:白象.職場.新鮮事!
在佛光青年即將邁入的第25周年,我們邀請了青年白象幹部來分享,身為職場新鮮人的他們是如何將白象幹部難行難忍的精神轉換到工作上.他們又是如何帶著這份信仰繼續往自己的目標前進.

sfyad.org 12/21/2020

Buddhism 101 - Online Classes

Hi all! NA YAD has created an online Buddhism course that covers the fundamentals of Buddhism. This is an independent course that you can complete at your own time, or you can also join SFYAD's bi-weekly watch party to view the course content together.

For those interested in becoming a White Elephant, this is a mandatory course to complete before March 31.

More info and registration: https://www.sfyad.org/post/buddhism-101-online-classes

sfyad.org Interested in learning more about Buddhism? North America YAD is hosting an online Buddhism course that covers the fundamentals of Buddhism. Open to all YAD members and friends who are 14-35 years old. Course outline: Introduction Life of the Buddha Four Noble Truths Noble Eightfold Path Dependent O...

12/11/2020

BLIA - YAD 國際佛光會世界青年總團

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全球佛光傳燈分會於11月28日舉辦「信仰與職業」系列第二場講座,主題為「邁向E時代」。當日線上有近200人熱烈參與,禮請國際佛光會世界青年總團執行長慧傳法師出席,其中與談人都是資深佛光青年,因青年團持續人間佛教的信仰和力量,也讓世界各地的與會者,能在這個佛光大家庭分享不同國家的佛光人面對疫情、面對E世代,不同的心境轉換和應對方法。

On Nov 28th, BLIA Radiance Subchapter organized the second “Faith and Career” Public Talk Series with the theme: Brave New World, over 200 participants joined the event online. BLIA Young Adult Division World Headquarter Chief Executive, Venerable Hui Chuan was honorably invited as panelists with other senior YAD members, where they discussed how YADs continued the propagation of the faith and strength of Humanistic Buddhism. In this Fo Guang family forum, participants from all over the world get to hear the panelists shared how Fo Guang members from various countries faced the pandemic and the E-generation with different mindsets and coping strategies.

#佛光青年

12/08/2020

BLIA Radiance Subchapters 國際佛光會傳燈分會

The third of BLIA Radiance Subchapters Public Talk Series - Finding Your Success. Hear from past YAD Executives share on their journey in finding and achieving their passion. How they applied their learnings from YAD to help them breakthrough challenging interpersonal relationship at the workplace and define what success means to them.
傳燈分會「信仰與職業」系列講座第三場 - 職涯秘笈大公開
讓資深佛光青年來告訴你,他們是如何從學習中發掘自己的夢想達成目標.並在職場的人際關係中,如何運用學佛的智慧來突破難關.

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Newsletter — December A Buddhist Recipe to Break the Ice in Networking "Take control of your time, make good use of your space, and harmonize the self and others." ― Venerable Master Hsing Yun

Check out our December Newsletter!
- A Buddhist Recipe to Break the Ice in Networking
- Buddhist Examination
- BLIA SFChapter Annual General Meeting
- SFYAD Holiday Party

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Newsletter — November A Buddhist Recipe to Break the Ice in Networking "A relationship between two people is like dancing tango: sometimes you lead and sometimes you follow" ― Venerable Master Hsing Yun

Check out our November newsletter for the upcoming events and come join us!

- VEGE PLAN A
- Virtual North America Humanistic Buddhism Study
- Hangout with SFYAD
- A Buddhist Recipe to Break the Ice in Networking
- Buddhist Examination
- BLIA SFChapter Annual General Meeting
- SFYAD Holiday Party

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1750 Van Ness Avenue
San Francisco, CA
94109
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Conscious Contact Eleventh Step Workshop Conscious Contact Eleventh Step Workshop
399 Webster St
San Francisco, 94117

Conscious Contact Eleventh Step Workshop is taking a bit of a break. After Sunday July 25, 2010 we will no longer be meeting. We hope to resume early next year!

Hartford Street Zen Center - Issan-Ji Temple Hartford Street Zen Center - Issan-Ji Temple
57 Hartford St
San Francisco, 94114

A Castro neighborhood Buddhist temple for the LGBTQQI community and allies, in the Soto Zen tradition of Shunryu Suzuki Roshi and the San Francisco Zen Center.

Hokkeshu Buddhist Church Hokkeshu Buddhist Church
2556 Post St
San Francisco, 94115-3313

法華宗寺院です。御供養、御祈祷等随時受付中です。

San Francisco Zen Center San Francisco Zen Center
300 Page St
San Francisco, 94102

San Francisco Zen Center is a Soto Zen community where the offerings of zazen, study and work practice are available to a diverse population of students, visitors, lay people, priests, and monks. All are welcome.

San Francisco Zen Center Q***r Dharma Group San Francisco Zen Center Q***r Dharma Group
300 Page St
San Francisco, 94102

A Welcoming Space for the LGBTIQQ Community of San Francisco Zen Center to share the Dharma. Meets once a month on Saturdays, 1-3pm.

BCA Endowment Foundation BCA Endowment Foundation
1710 Octavia St
San Francisco, 94109

The BCA Endowment Foundation is entrusted with the management of monies and property held in trust by donors to benefit the Buddhist Churches of America in its propagation of Buddhism in America.

San Francisco Ever Victorious Zone San Francisco Ever Victorious Zone
2450 17th St
San Francisco, 94110

San Francisco Ever Victorious Zone Official Page

Wat San Fran Dhammaram Wat San Fran Dhammaram
2645 Lincoln Way
San Francisco, 94122

Wat San Fran Dhammaram is the only Thai Temple in San Francisco City. We are located on the corner of 28th Ave and Lincoln Way. Please stop by!

Young Urban Zen Young Urban Zen
300 Page St
San Francisco, 94102

Young people practicing zen in their urban experience.

佛光山三寶寺 Fo Guang Shan San Bao Temple 佛光山三寶寺 Fo Guang Shan San Bao Temple
1750 Van Ness Ave
San Francisco, 94109

This is the official page for Fo Guang Shan San Bao Temple in San Francisco, California USA. Our mission is to propagate Humanistic Buddhism in the West.

Wong Tai Sin Temple Service 黃大仙 Wong Tai Sin Temple Service 黃大仙
586 6th Ave
San Francisco, 94118-3817

10 am-4:30 pm

Buddhist Churches of America Buddhist Churches of America
1710 Octavia St
San Francisco, 94109

Headquarters of the Jodo Shinshu Buddhist temples of the continental United States. North America District home of Hongwanji-ha, based in Kyoto, Japan. Guided by Shinran Shonin's teachings and Amida's compassion, we recite Namo Amida Butsu in gratitude.