In celebration of the Lunar New Year, we are giving away complimentary books at the following locations:
Oakland Museum of California
Sunday, February 9, 2014, 12 to 4:30 pm
Oakland Museum, 1000 Oak Street, Oakland, CA 94607
Books in Chinese, Vietnamese, bilingual Chinese/English children's books will also be available.
Students from Developing Virtue School* at the City of Ten Thousand Buddhas will help the Oakland Museum ring in the Year of the Horse with an auspicious Lion Dance as the opening ceremonies for the Lunar New Year Celebration on Sunday, February 9th at 12 noon.
The festival will showcase an array of Asian traditions, Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese, Japanese, Tibetan and others. In addition to the lion dance, other performances include acrobats, live music, dance, magic show, martial arts, storytelling and cooking demonstrations for kids. More information HERE.
*Developing Virtue Secondary School (DVS, 培德中學 Pei De Zhong Xue) is the first Buddhist high school founded in the United States. Located on the grounds of the City of Ten Thousand Buddhas in the picturesque Ukiah Valley, 125 miles north of San Francisco, the school is part of the Dharma Realm Buddhist Association.
In partnership with parents Developing Virtue School, works to instill and develop in students the virtues of kindness, filial piety, respect, trustworthiness, fairness and citizenship. In addition to building a good character, the school emphasises, a multicultural/international perspective and academic excellence.
For more information see www.igdvs.org
Boys Division: (707) 468-1138 / email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Chinatown, San Francisco
Sat & Sun, February 15 & 16, 2014, 10 am to 4:30 pm,
corner of Grant and Sacramento Street, Chinatown, San Francisco
Start your lunar New Year off with a change to a healthier lifestyle with meditation and healthy eating. During the San Francisco Chinatown New Year’s Street Fair February 15 to 16, Buddhist Text Translation Society and Dharma Realm Buddhist Association (DRBA) will give out complimentary booklets on meditation and Chinese vegetarian cooking in celebration of DRBA's 50 years presence in San Francisco.
Complimentary ebooks are also available online.
Gold Mountain Dhyana Monastery was the first of twelve monasteries founded in the United States by Tripitaka Master Hsuan Hua (1918 – 1995) of Manchuria, China. Currently located in the heart of Chinatown, it hosts meditations, sutra reading, repentance ceremonies, mantra recitation and special events. The last branch monastery established was Gold Sage Monastery in the East Foothills of San Jose. Gold Sage holds Sunday Dharma Talks in Chinese Mandarin, English and Vietnamese.
Master Hua introduced Buddhism to Westerners, ordained American monks and nuns and started the Buddhist Text Translation Society (BTTS) to translate Buddhist sutras into all the languages of the world. BTTS currently has published over 200 translations in English.
More information on the festival HERE.
Buddhist Text Translation Society bookstore
Dharma Realm Buddhist Association
Dharma Realm Buddhist University