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
Oct 1 @ 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
Oct 3 @ 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
Oct 4 @ 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
Oct 8 @ 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
Oct 10 @ 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
Oct 11 @ 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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Beginners’ Meditation Class at University of Chicago 09:30 AM
Beginners’ Meditation Class at University of Chicago @ Bond Chapel (University of Chicago)
Oct 14 @ 09:30 AM – 04:30 PM
Beginners' Meditation Class at University of Chicago @ Bond Chapel (University of Chicago)
Chan Meditation at the Bond Chapel! This Meditation Class will be taught in the Chan (Zen) Buddhist tradition, based on instructions by Chan Master Sheng Yen, the instructor will show how to utilize meditation to[...]
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Chan Workshop 08:30 AM
Chan Workshop @ DDMBA Chicago Meditation Center
Oct 15 @ 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
Oct 17 @ 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
Oct 18 @ 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
Oct 22 @ 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
Oct 24 @ 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
Oct 25 @ 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
Oct 29 @ 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
Oct 31 @ 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,[...]