event calendar

 

These schedules are subject to change from time to time. You may click here to sign up for the class, and you will be notified in the class when there's a change.

 

Ongoing Regular Events

First Sunday of the Month

Dhamma Study in Mandarin - 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Dhamma study and discussions in Mandarin, and sharing of Dhamma practice or life experiences, guided by Venerables Yuan-Ray (圓睿法師) and Yuan-Ming (圓明法師) of Dharma Treasury Study Center, Berkeley, CA.
9:30 AM to 10:45 AM, class to watch DVD lectures in Mandarin by Venerable Chuan-Tao (傳道法師) on華雨選集中國佛教瑣談 for about 50 minutes. Followed by discussions, sharing, Q & A’s under the guidance of the Venerables. This is a series of talks which presents a very thorough and insightful exposition on Master Yin-Shun’s book “華雨選集”. Listening to these talks will be very helpful in your understanding of the Buddha’s original teachings.

10:45 AM to 12:00 PM, Dhamma Talks by Venerable Yuan-Ray (圓睿法師) on Samyuktagama(雜阿含經論會編), based on Master Yin-Shun’s book.

Sangha food offering and potluck lunch - Noon to 1:30 PM
This follows the above Dhamma Study class. It will be a good opportunity for you to get answers to your questions about any issue in your study and practice of Buddhism. You are welcome to participate in the food offering and have lunch with the Venerables and yogis even if you can’t come to the morning class. If you have any questions please contact Emily Hsu, the event coordinator, at emilyhsucabin@gmail.com or 650-966-8938.

Third Sunday of the Month

Vipassana Mini-Retreat with Upasika Sarah Marks. - 9:00 AM to 11:45 AM
9:00- 9:15 am,
 Walking Meditation
9:15- 10:15 am, Guided Sitting Meditation : Forgiveness,
Loving-kindness, and Vipassana Meditations.
10:15-10:30 am, Instructions, Q & A, Sharing
10:30-10:45 am, Continued instruction/
Recess/Walking Meditation
10:45-11:45 am, Silent Sitting Meditation

Third Sunday of the Month

Meditation Instructions for Beginners (RSVP required)
9:00 AM to 10:30 AM, 3rd Sunday of the Month
. This will be an opportunity for beginners to learn about basic Vipassana meditation techniques and can then begin practicing at home, in a group, or on retreats. Please click here to sign up for the class.

Other Sundays (2nd, 4th, and 5th) of the Month

Vipassana and Dhamma Study in English - 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM
Dhamma study and discussions, plus sharing of Dhamma practice or life experiences, led by Teacher Upasika Sarah Marks. Class to study theory and techniques on Vipassana meditation. The current textbook is THE FUNDAMENTALS OF BUDDHISM by Venerable Sayadaw U Silananda. This book will be available from MLA for regular attendees. There are also library copies available for temporary use in the class. In this book, Sayadaw presents a very clear and comprehensive introduction to the Buddha's teachings. Teacher Sarah is very very knowledgeable about the scripture and always give us satisfactory and detailed answers to our questions. Attending this class will be beneficial and rewarding to beginers as well as veteran Buddhists.

Vipassana (mindfulness Meditation) Practice with Andrea & Andrew Liu. -
Every Sunday except the first one of each month
10:30 AM to 10:45 AM
, walking meditation
10:45 AM to 11:30 AM, sitting meditation
11:30 AM to 12:00 PM, Q & A, Sharing with Andrea & Andrew Liu

Weekday Sittings

Monday Meditation Self-Retreat - 9:30 AM to 3:30 PM
(This event is suspended until further notice)
Please bring your own lunch and enjoy Sitting and/or Walking meditations at your own pace. Noble Silence shall be observed throughout the day. If you have any questions or need assistance, please check with on-site Retreat Lead Li-Hsiang (Andrea) Cheng-Liu at 408-379-6389 or Janice Hu at 408-245-2559.


2013 SPECIAL events


2012 SPECIAL events

  • 01/01/2012 New Year's Day Vipassana Meditation Retreat with Venerable Upasika Sarah Marks.

  • 02/19/2012 8:30 am to 4:00 pm, One-Day Memorial Vipassana Retreat with Upasika Sarah Marks.

  • 03/11/2012 One-Day Vipassana Meditation Retreat with Venerable U Osadha.
  • 4/29/2012 One-Day Vipassana Meditation Retreat with Venerable Beelin Sayadaw.

  • 8/13/2012 Vipassana Retreatwith Upasika Sarah Marks in memory of Venerable U Silananda and Mahasi Sayadaw.
  • 12/23/2012 One-Day Anapanasati Meditation Retreat with Venerable Sayadaw Dhammadipa.
    Audio Recordings.
    Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4



  • 2011 SPECIAL events

    1/8 & 1/9/2011 Two-Day Anapanasati Meditation Retreat with Venerable Sayadaw Dhammadipa.

    3/20/2011 One-Day Vipassana Meditation Retreat with Venerable U Khemika.

    4/24/2011 One-Day Vipassana Meditation Retreat with Venerable U Osadha.

    05/29/2011 One-Day Anapanasati Meditation Retreat with Venerable Sayalay Susila.

    6/26/2011 One-Day Vipassana Meditation Retreat with Venerable Beelin Sayadaw.

    8/13/2011 One-Day Vipassana Meditation Retreat with Upasika Sarah Marks to honor Venerable Sayadaw U Silananda and Mahasi Sayadaw on the day they passed away.

    10/30/2011 One-Day Vipassana Meditation Retreat with Venerable Sayadaw U Thuzana. RSVP at least one week in advance. Please click here to sign up.

    11/27/2011 One-Day Vipassana Meditation Retreat with Venerable Beelin Sayadaw.

    2010 SPECIAL events

    3/28/2010 One-Day Vipassana Meditation Retreat with Venerable U Osadha.

    5/22/2010 One-Day Vipassana Meditation Retreat with Venerable Sayadaw U Kavinda.

    6/20/2010 One-Day Vipassana Meditation Retreat with Upasika Sarah Marks.

    7/18/2010 One-Day Vipassana Meditation Retreat with Venerable Beelin Sayadaw.

    8/1/2010 Annual cleaning, planting, working party 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm. Contact Sue at 408-505-5190 for more info.

    8/13/2010 9:30 am to 3:30 pm, One-Day Vipassana Retreat with Upasika Sarah Marks to honor Venerable Sayadaw U Silananda and Mahasi Sayadaw on the day they passed away.

    8/22/2010 7:00 am to 9:00 pm, (Mandarin event) 大乘法師
    四界分別觀精進禪修
    One-Day Meditation Retreat with Venerable Da-Cheng.

    9/19/2010 One-Day Vipassana Meditation Retreat with Dr. Eugenia Kaw.

    10/17/2010 One-Day Vipassana Meditation Retreat with Venerable Beelin Sayadaw.

    10/30, 31/2010 Two-Day Anapanasati Meditation Retreat with Venerable Sayalay Susila.

    12/5/2010, Noon to 2 pm - MLA Annual Gathering and Potluck.

    12/19/2010, 11 am to 1 pm - Vipassana Dhamma Class Year End Potluck.

    2009 SPECIAL events

    2/7/2009 Saturday, 4:00 to 6:00 pm, Dhamma Talk via internet by Venerable Zinai(自鼐法師) from Taiwan. The topic will be "佛教禪修與內在寧靜--培養優質心靈之鑰".

    3/7/2009 One-Day Vipassana Meditation Retreat with Venerable U Kavinda.

    4/3, 4/4/ 2009, Friday and Saturday,Two-Day Anapanasati Meditation Retreat with Venerable Sayadaw Dhammadipa.

    5/2/2009 One-Day Vipassana Meditation Retreat with Venerable U Kavinda.

    05/30/2009 One-Day Meditation Retreat in Mandarin with Venerable Master Ji-Ru.

    6/9/2009 Tuesday, 7:00 to 9:30 pm, Mandarin event- Bhikkhu Vupasama 隨佛比丘 佛法開示:"原始佛法與現代佛教".

    6/14/2009 One-Day Vipassana Meditation Retreat with Venerable U Osadha.

    7/5/2009 Annual cleaning, planting, working party 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm. Contact Sue at 408-505-5190 for more info.

    7/19/2009 One-Day Vipassana Meditation Retreat with Venerable Beelin Sayadaw.

    8/13/2009 9:30 am to 3:30 pm, One-Day Vipassana Retreat with Upasika Sarah Marks to honor Venerable Sayadaw U Silananda and Mahasi Sayadaw on the day they passed away

    8/23/2009 One-Day Anapanasati Meditation Retreat with Venerable Sayalay Susila.

    9/20/2009 One-Day Vipassana Meditation Retreat with Upasika Sarah Marks.

    11/22/2009 One-Day Vipassana Meditation Retreat with Venerable Beelin Sayadaw.

    12/6/2009, Noon to 2 pm - MLA Annual Gathering and Potluck.

    12/27/2009, 11 am to 1 pm - Vipassana Dhamma Class Year End Potluck.


    Past Events

    For PAST EVENTS and DHAMMA TALKS, Please click here.

    Information for Yogis on the Meditation Events:

    What to bring
    1. Floor pads (Zabutons) are provided to cushion your legs against the hardwood floor. However, you're welcome to bring your own favorite pad.
    2. A few blankets and cushions (zafus) are provided at MLA. Please bring your own if you have them. Chairs are available if you need one.

    Parking
    Please park on the streets, not on the driveway, which is reserved for teachers and on-duty staff. There are many spaces on the nearby side streets.

    Entrance
    The address is 419 California Street, Campbell, CA 95008. Its cross street is Budd Ave. There is no sign on the building. When you come to the site, please do not use the front door. Instead, please walk through the driveway gate to the back for entrance to the Meditation Hall.

    Yogi Guidelines

    1. Please turn off all cell phones, beepers, and any other alarms.
    2. No food, water, drinks or any liquid is allowed in the Meditation Hall.
    3. Please observe the announced schedule.
    4. Please avoid making noise or going in and out of the Meditation Hall during sitting sessions. Please be gentle with the doors.
    5. No smoking is allowed anywhere on the premises.
    6. Please observe Noble Silence and try to be mindful at all times. Noble Silence means silence of the body, speech, and mind. Any form of communication with fellow students, whether by gestures, sign language, written notes, speaking, etc., won't be beneficial to your meditation thus should be avoided.
    No greetings or socializing during the retreat. No talking except in a very urgent situation. In that case, please do it outside the Meditation Hall and away from walking yogis and keep your conversation very low and brief. This applies to lunch and break time as well.