1234 N. River Road
“Meeting of Minds” Member Gathering
A “Date” with Abbot President & Three Venerables
Don’t miss this chance to spend time with and get advice from Dharma Drum’s Abbot President, Venerable Guo Dong, and three other Venerables (Ven. Chang Duo, Ven. Chang Zhen, Ven. Chang Hwa)!
11:30 AM ~ 12:00 PM:
“Three Refuges & Five Precepts Ceremony”
|DATE：||Sunday, June 4th, 2017|
|TIME：||12:00 PM ~ 01:15 PM: Vegetarian Lunch & Social
01:15 PM ~ 03:15 PM:
“Meeting of Minds” Member Gathering (Bilingual)
03:15 PM ~ 04:30PM: Casual Tea & Snacks Social with Abbot President & three Venerables, as well as celebrations with a newly-wed DDM member couple
1234 N. River Rd, Mt. Prospect, IL 60056
|CONTACT:||Belinda Li | 773.428.3680 | Email|
Ven. Guo Dong was born in Keelung, Taiwan, in 1955, and was ordained in 1993 under Master Sheng Yen, founder of Dharma Drum Mountain (DDM). He has served as Master Sheng Yen’s attendant, Monastic Advisor for the End-of-Life Caring Group and Association of Dharma Supporters, Director of the Social Care Department, Managing Director of the Bhikshu Sangha, and was recognized as one of the Master’s Dharma heirs in 2005. In 2006, DDM’s Sangha Council elected him Abbot President, and subsequently in 2007 he was appointed the President of Dharma Drum Sangha University. He was reelected as Abbot President in 2009, 2012, and 2015 respectively. Open-minded and with a pleasant temperament, Ven. Guo Dong often uses insightful adages with witty language to encourage people to transfer their disturbing emotions into a mind of purity by changing the way of thinking. He has shared with people in many occasions the essence of the Master’s teaching, that protecting our spiritual environment lies in perceiving things positively and reversing our thinking. The Venerable also reminds people to regard all people, things, and situations as a supporting condition for our cultivation of merit and wisdom. We should be aware of our own afflictive emotions, and channel and release them by using the proper concepts and methods. When dealing with other people’s afflictions, we should tolerate them with compassionate empathy while wishing them well with wholesome thoughts.