Basic Dharma Class

Our Resident teacher – Iris Wang, will be offering a series of Basic Dharma Classes after our regular morning sitting meditation on the following Sundays: 11/22/2015, 11/29/2015, 12/13/2015; and on the 2nd & the 4th Sundays of the month in 2016.

Iris will walk us through basic Buddhist concepts. Subject includes Four Noble Truth, 12 Ayatanas, Eight Fold Noble Path, etc.[class handouts]

As always, potluck vegetarian lunch will be served after each class.

DATES: Sundays: 11/22/15, 11/29/15, 12/13/15; and on the 2nd & the 4th Sundays of every months in 2016.
TIME: 10:00am – 11:30am
LUNCH: Potluck style vegeterian lunch will be served after class.
LOCATION: DDMBA – Chicago Chapter
1234 N. River Road,
Mount Prospect, IL 60056
COST: Free
QUESTIONS: eMail Iris Wang at iwang123@yahoo.com

NOTES:

  • Shoes are not allowed within the meditation center. For your comfort, we recommend wearing clean socks.
  • If you plan to come earlier to join us in seated meditation (8:30am – 10:00am), we also recommend wearing loose clothing in layers for a better experience.

Download Class Handouts / Readings

NOV. 2015 – JAN. 2016

Class 1 11/22/2015Class 2 11/29/2015Class 3 12/13/2015Class 4 01/10/2016Class 5 01/24/2016
11/22/2015

    Handouts & Slides

  1. 基礎佛法概要 (第3版)Basic Dharma Compendium (v.3) (BILINGUAL 中英雙語, ** last update 02/14/2016 **)
  2. 地圖 Maps (BILINGUAL 中英雙語)
01/24/2016

    Textbook Reading

  • “Chapter One: Setting in Motion the Dharma Wheel” from Setting in Motion the Dharma Wheel
    ( ENGLISH : PDF download   |   Read Online )
FEB. – MAY 2016
Class 6 02/14/2016Class 7 02/28/2016Class 8 03/13/2016Class 9 03/27/2016Class 10 04/24/2016Class 11 05/22/2016Class 12 05/29/2016
02/14/2016

    Textbook Reading

  • “Chapter One: Setting in Motion the Dharma Wheel” from Setting in Motion the Dharma Wheel
    “Chapter Two: The Nature of Suffering” from Setting in Motion the Dharma Wheel
    ( ENGLISH : PDF download   |   Read Online )
02/28/2016

    Textbook Reading

  • “Chapter One: Setting in Motion the Dharma Wheel” from Setting in Motion the Dharma Wheel
    ( ENGLISH : PDF download   |   Read Online )

    NOTE: On 2/28, the class discussion revisited the topic of
    “Karma” which was mentioned at the end of “Chapter One: Setting in Motion the Dharma Wheel”.
03/13/2016

    Textbook Reading

  • “Chapter Two: The Nature of Suffering” from Setting in Motion the Dharma Wheel
    ( ENGLISH : PDF download   |   Read Online )
    Handouts

  1. “Buddhism, Pain, and Suffering” from Subtle Wisdom: Understanding Suffering, Cultivating Compassion through Ch’an Buddhism (ENGLISH)
03/27/2016

    Textbook Reading

  • “Chapter Two: The Nature of Suffering” from Setting in Motion the Dharma Wheel
    ( ENGLISH : PDF download   |   Read Online )
    Handouts & Slides

  1. 3 Aspects & 8 Types of Suffering (Dukkha) / 5 Aggregates (Skandha)
  2. 6 Consciousnesses
04/24/2016

    Textbook Reading

  • “Chapter Two: The Nature of Suffering” from Setting in Motion the Dharma Wheel
    ( ENGLISH : PDF download   |   Read Online )
    Handouts & Slides

  1. Sense-base Contexts; 12 Links of Dependent Origination
  2. The Five Aggregates according to the Pali Canon
05/22/2016

05/29/2016

AUG. – DEC. 2016
Class 13 08/14/2016Class 14 08/28/2016Class 15 09/11/2016Class 16 09/25/2016Class 17 10/09/2016Class 18/ 19/ 2010/23, 11/13, 11/27/2016
08/14/2016

    Handouts & Notes

  1. Sense-base Contexts; 12 Links of Dependent Origination [PDF]

    12 Links of Dependent Originations

    Iris’ Notes from in-class discussions.

08/28/2016

    Textbook Reading

  • “Chapter Three: The Origin of Suffering” from Setting in Motion the Dharma Wheel
    ( ENGLISH : PDF download   |   Read Online )
09/11/2016

    Textbook Reading

  • “Chapter Three: The Origin of Suffering” from Setting in Motion the Dharma Wheel
    ( ENGLISH : PDF download   |   Read Online )
    Handouts & Slides

  1. Class Notes on Klesas / Five Paths / The Wheel of Life [PDF]
09/25/2016

JAN. – APR. 2017

Upcoming Basic Dharma Class sessions, and related activities :

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
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Chan Workshop 08:30 AM
Chan Workshop @ DDMBA Chicago Meditation Center
Jun 4 @ 08:30 AM – 11:30 AM
Chan Workshop @ DDMBA Chicago Meditation Center
ACTIVITY OUTLINE 08:30am – 09:00am : Eight Form Moving Meditation 09:00am – 09:45am : Sitting Meditation 09:45am – 10:00am : Morning Service 10:00am – 11:30am : Book Study 11:30am – 12:30am : Lunch Social
Half-Day Retreat 半日禪 08:30 AM
Half-Day Retreat 半日禪
Jun 4 @ 08:30 AM – 10:50 AM
Half-Day Retreat 半日禪
ACTIVITY OUTLINE 08:30am – 09:00am : Eight Form Moving Meditation 09:00am – 09:45am : Sitting Meditation 09:45am – 10:15am : Walking Meditation 10:15am – 11:00am : Sitting Meditation 11:00am – 12:00am : Chanting Chan 12:00am[...]
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Group Meditation – Tuesday Night 06:00 PM
Group Meditation – Tuesday Night
Jun 6 @ 06:00 PM
Group Meditation - Tuesday Night
ACTIVITY OUTLINE 06:00pm – 06:40pm : Sitting Meditation 06:40pm – 07:00pm : Eight Form Moving Meditation 07:00pm – 07:40pm : Sitting Meditation 07:40pm : Dharma Sharing Doors open at 6:00 pm. for extra sitting time,[...]
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Group Meditation : Chicago Wednesday 06:15 PM
Group Meditation : Chicago Wednesday @ The Philip Nearing School of Wing Chun
Jun 7 @ 06:15 PM – 07:45 PM
Group Meditation : Chicago Wednesday @ The Philip Nearing School of Wing Chun
ACTIVITY OUTLINE 06:15pm : Door Opens 06:30pm – 07:00pm : Eight Form Moving Meditation 07:00pm – 07:40pm : Sitting Meditation (30-minute, plus prep times) 07:40pm – 08:15pm : Group Discussion / Dharma Sharing A chance[...]
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Chan Workshop 08:30 AM
Chan Workshop @ DDMBA Chicago Meditation Center
Jun 11 @ 08:30 AM – 11:30 AM
Chan Workshop @ DDMBA Chicago Meditation Center
ACTIVITY OUTLINE 08:30am – 09:00am : Eight Form Moving Meditation 09:00am – 09:45am : Sitting Meditation 09:45am – 10:00am : Morning Service 10:00am – 11:30am : Book Study 11:30am – 12:30am : Lunch Social
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Group Meditation – Tuesday Night 06:00 PM
Group Meditation – Tuesday Night
Jun 13 @ 06:00 PM
Group Meditation - Tuesday Night
ACTIVITY OUTLINE 06:00pm – 06:40pm : Sitting Meditation 06:40pm – 07:00pm : Eight Form Moving Meditation 07:00pm – 07:40pm : Sitting Meditation 07:40pm : Dharma Sharing Doors open at 6:00 pm. for extra sitting time,[...]
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Group Meditation : Chicago Wednesday 06:15 PM
Group Meditation : Chicago Wednesday @ The Philip Nearing School of Wing Chun
Jun 14 @ 06:15 PM – 07:45 PM
Group Meditation : Chicago Wednesday @ The Philip Nearing School of Wing Chun
ACTIVITY OUTLINE 06:15pm : Door Opens 06:30pm – 07:00pm : Eight Form Moving Meditation 07:00pm – 07:40pm : Sitting Meditation (30-minute, plus prep times) 07:40pm – 08:15pm : Group Discussion / Dharma Sharing A chance[...]
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Chan Workshop 08:30 AM
Chan Workshop @ DDMBA Chicago Meditation Center
Jun 18 @ 08:30 AM – 11:30 AM
Chan Workshop @ DDMBA Chicago Meditation Center
ACTIVITY OUTLINE 08:30am – 09:00am : Eight Form Moving Meditation 09:00am – 09:45am : Sitting Meditation 09:45am – 10:00am : Morning Service 10:00am – 11:30am : Book Study 11:30am – 12:30am : Lunch Social
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Group Meditation – Tuesday Night 06:00 PM
Group Meditation – Tuesday Night
Jun 20 @ 06:00 PM
Group Meditation - Tuesday Night
ACTIVITY OUTLINE 06:00pm – 06:40pm : Sitting Meditation 06:40pm – 07:00pm : Eight Form Moving Meditation 07:00pm – 07:40pm : Sitting Meditation 07:40pm : Dharma Sharing Doors open at 6:00 pm. for extra sitting time,[...]
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Group Meditation : Chicago Wednesday 06:15 PM
Group Meditation : Chicago Wednesday @ The Philip Nearing School of Wing Chun
Jun 21 @ 06:15 PM – 07:45 PM
Group Meditation : Chicago Wednesday @ The Philip Nearing School of Wing Chun
ACTIVITY OUTLINE 06:15pm : Door Opens 06:30pm – 07:00pm : Eight Form Moving Meditation 07:00pm – 07:40pm : Sitting Meditation (30-minute, plus prep times) 07:40pm – 08:15pm : Group Discussion / Dharma Sharing A chance[...]
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Chan Workshop 08:30 AM
Chan Workshop @ DDMBA Chicago Meditation Center
Jun 25 @ 08:30 AM – 11:30 AM
Chan Workshop @ DDMBA Chicago Meditation Center
ACTIVITY OUTLINE 08:30am – 09:00am : Eight Form Moving Meditation 09:00am – 09:45am : Sitting Meditation 09:45am – 10:00am : Morning Service 10:00am – 11:30am : Book Study 11:30am – 12:30am : Lunch Social
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Group Meditation – Tuesday Night 06:00 PM
Group Meditation – Tuesday Night
Jun 27 @ 06:00 PM
Group Meditation - Tuesday Night
ACTIVITY OUTLINE 06:00pm – 06:40pm : Sitting Meditation 06:40pm – 07:00pm : Eight Form Moving Meditation 07:00pm – 07:40pm : Sitting Meditation 07:40pm : Dharma Sharing Doors open at 6:00 pm. for extra sitting time,[...]
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Group Meditation : Chicago Wednesday 06:15 PM
Group Meditation : Chicago Wednesday @ The Philip Nearing School of Wing Chun
Jun 28 @ 06:15 PM – 07:45 PM
Group Meditation : Chicago Wednesday @ The Philip Nearing School of Wing Chun
ACTIVITY OUTLINE 06:15pm : Door Opens 06:30pm – 07:00pm : Eight Form Moving Meditation 07:00pm – 07:40pm : Sitting Meditation (30-minute, plus prep times) 07:40pm – 08:15pm : Group Discussion / Dharma Sharing A chance[...]
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