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Dharma talks presented by the International Buddhist Society, featuring Venerable Guan Cheng and Venerable Hong Ci.

Dharma talks presented by the International Buddhist Society, featuring Venerable Guan Cheng and Venerable Hong Ci.
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Canada

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Dharma talks presented by the International Buddhist Society, featuring Venerable Guan Cheng and Venerable Hong Ci.

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English


Episodes

Dharma Q&A with Venerable Guan Cheng (Episode 31)

12/3/2019
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In this episode, the Venerable addressed the following questions from the audience,

Duration:00:32:50

Dharma Q&A with Venerable Guan Cheng (Episode 30)

11/30/2019
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In this episode, the Venerable addressed the following questions raised by the audience,

Duration:00:33:52

Dharma Q&A with Venerable Guan Cheng (Episode 29)

11/27/2019
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In this episode, the Venerable addressed the following topics for the audience, 32 Physical Attributes

Duration:00:29:30

Dharma Q&A with Venerable Guan Cheng (Episode 28)

11/20/2019
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In this episode, the Venerable addressed the following questions from the audience, the Skandhas (i.e., the Five Aggregates)

Duration:00:35:23

Dharma Q&A with Venerable Guan Cheng (Episode 27)

11/17/2019
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In this episode, the Venerable addressed the following questions from the audience, three poisons (i.e., greediness, hatred, ignorance)

Duration:00:16:04

Dharma Q&A with Venerable Guan Cheng (Episode 26)

11/12/2019
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In this episode, the Venerable introduced the following topics to a volunteer group visiting the Temple,

Duration:00:29:25

Dharma Q&A with Venerable Guan Cheng (Episode 25)

11/8/2019
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In this episode, the Venerable answered the following questions raised by the audience, Ten Thousand Miles Without A Cloud.not to kill The Diamond Sutra"there is no object to be obtained"

Duration:00:28:06

Dharma Q&A with Venerable Guan Cheng (Episode 24)

11/3/2019
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In this episode, the Venerable addressed the following questions from the audience, Emptiness?

Duration:00:33:32

Dharma Q&A with Venerable Guan Cheng (Episode 23)

10/26/2019
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In this episode, the Venerable addressed the following questions from the audience, 1. What should we expect during the upcoming three-day retreat? 2. A lot of paradoxes exist in Buddhism, so there are also lots of questions and yet no answers. I would like to thank you for your teaching and for such a wonderful opportunity to hear the Dharma and experience some aspects of the temple life. 3. Would it not be better to reincarnate into a life of suffering, in order to realize the true...

Duration:00:31:36

Dharma Q&A with Venerable Guan Cheng (Episode 22)

10/23/2019
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In this episode, the Venerable addressed the following questions from the audience, 1. Is it true that the Buddha and his disciples were not vegetarian. They had to ask for food on alms round and therefore had to eat anything that was given. Some gave meat and non-vegetarian food into their bowls. 2. If you are trying to explain Buddhism to someone, but he is reluctant, what should you do? Do you persist or stop? 3. What is the Buddha of Medicine Ceremony? 4. I'm not as wise as Subhuti,...

Duration:00:30:15

Dharma Q&A with Venerable Guan Cheng (Episode 21)

10/20/2019
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In this episode, the Venerable addressed the following questions from the audience, 1. What is the Venerable's opinion regarding chanting Mantras while doing exercise such as walking on the treadmill or cycling a stationary bicycle? 2. Why do we pray or say prayers? 3. Is seeking Enlightenment being selfish? 4. Along with daily meditation, what Sutras or prayers would be beneficial to practice daily to cultivate one's wisdom? Then the Venerable shared his recent experience participating...

Duration:00:23:51

Dharma Q&A with Venerable Guan Cheng (Episode 20)

10/15/2019
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In this episode, the Venerable addressed the following questions from the audience, 1. In The Sutra of the Eight Realizations of the Great Beings, it is written that “We vow to bear the burden of countless sufferings on behalf of all sentient beings.” How do we do this? 2. Some religions do not allow the dead to be cremated. They believe that the spirit gets burned up. Does it matter once the death has occurred if the body is cremated or buried? 3. I'd like to volunteer as a tour guide...

Duration:00:32:04

Dharma Q&A with Venerable Guan Cheng (Episode 19)

10/12/2019
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In this episode, the Venerable addressed the following questions from the audience, 1. Did Buddha discover that there were so many levels of the human existence on this earth? 2. Did Buddha write all the Sutras? Or did his disciples write them? If so, were they accurately recorded? 3. The deluded thoughts of our parents that bring us to this world - are they good or bad thoughts? They give rise to our reincarnation, but also give us the chance to practice for Enlightenment. 4. How does a...

Duration:00:27:47

Dharma Q&A with Venerable Guan Cheng (Episode 18)

10/8/2019
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In this episode, the Venerable addressed the following questions from the audience, 1. Can we trust politicians in the world? 2. Why are onions and garlic not used in the cooking in Buddhism? 3. Are people that are in war-zone countries or others that suffered from terminal illness already in Hell realm? Or, are they where they are due to past Karma? 4. What should I do if my spouse is not on the spiritual path with me? 5. Can females become monks or abbots? 6. Do monks and nuns...

Duration:00:27:52

Dharma Q&A with Venerable Guan Cheng (Episode 17)

10/2/2019
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1. What do we come to the temple for? 2. How to connect properly with the Thousand-hand Bodhisattva? 3. How can Buddhism affect and help to heal the lives of homeless people?

Duration:00:12:43

Dharma Q&A with Venerable Guan Cheng (Episode 16)

9/29/2019
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1. Does Karma of our parents affect our own Karma? Or are we the only one that's responsible for our Karma? 2. Has anyone got the Six Powers? Who are they? 3. This was on the news. A mother in Hong Kong has two daughters, aged 18 and 22. She is a very protective mother and loves her daughters very much. One day, the 22 year-old didn't come home for a night, and they got into an argument the day later. The mother was so mad that she beat the 22 year-old with a pan. The 18 year-old saw this...

Duration:00:30:50

Dharma Q&A with Venerable Guan Cheng (Episode 15)

9/26/2019
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In this episode, the Venerable addressed the following questions, 1. Even though, we work to know ourselves through meditation, what about losing oneself in a group or through dancing? Losing yourself in music or a group of people can also bring bliss. Is this bliss different from that from meditation? 2. We spend our lives acquiring knowledge. It seems ironic that knowledge would cause us trouble, and how we have to let it go to achieve Nirvana. 3. It appears that a simpleton has an...

Duration:00:40:48

Dharma Q&A with Venerable Guan Cheng (Episode 14)

9/22/2019
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In this episode, the Venerable addressed the following questions from the audience, 1. I read in the newspaper that there was a Buddhist monk who meditated for his whole life, and he in turn emptied out all his emotions. However, because of his meditation, he no longer feels anything for his mother who he used to be very close to. Both he and his mother were very depressed, thus he monk chose to see a psychiatrist. Upon researching, the psychiatrist concluded that meditation is both...

Duration:00:27:34

Dharma Q&A with Venerable Guan Cheng (Episode 13)

9/19/2019
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In this episode, the Venerable addressed the following questions from the audience, 1. How do we know if reincarnation exists? Are concepts like reincarnation and Karma similar to Heaven and Hell in Christianity as moral guidance? 2. Can you explain the difference between Pure Land and Nirvana? 3. Can you please explain the meaning of "Om Mani Padme Hum"? 4. Is it possible for beings in the animal realm to go up to Nirvana? Or must they go to the human realm first? 5. What kind of help...

Duration:00:35:04

Dharma Q&A with Venerable Guan Cheng (Episode 12)

9/15/2019
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The following questions were addressed in this episode by the Venerable, 1. I read in the book you handed out a few weeks ago, that the Buddha Conservation Sutra has stated that a student of Buddhism should not start to learn Mahayana Buddhism without learning Theravada Buddhism. What do you think? 2. Besides the Ego, what else is reincarnated with us? Is Ego our essence and identity? 3. Venerable, you are teaching us concepts like non-ego, non-passion, but when we go outside to the...

Duration:00:29:34