Meditation Seminar with Bhikkhu Kai Yin

October 3-5, 2016

We are please to be joined by renowned meditation Master Bhikkhu Kai Yin for a two day, weeknight meditation seminar. Learn how to cultivate your mind and enrich your daily experience with simple meditation instruction.

Tea Session and Casual Q & A
Monday, October 3, 2016, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Meditation Session and Lectures*
Tuesday, October 4, 2016, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Wednesday, October 5, 2016, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

* This talk will be in mandarin Chinese and there will be an English translator​

Venue:   Buddhist Bodhi Association of Columbus, 5208 Dierker Rd, Columbus, OH 43220​

Brief Biography:
Bhikkhu Kai Yin was ordained as a Buddhist Monk in 1987. After ordination, he practiced meditation under several masters and further received intensive training in Samatha and Vipassana from Ven Pa-Auk Tawya Sayadaw in Myanmar. After his training in 1998, he founded Santavana Forest Hermitage in Malaysia has been the abbot since then. Currently, he is also the chairman of Board of Santa Monastery in Rochester New York.  Over two decades, Bhikkhu Kai Yin has developed profound experience in teaching meditation by leading more than one hundred intensive retreat throughout the world. Also, he is an expert in various Buddhist literatures, including Pali commentaries on canonical texts, the Abhidhamma Sangaha, The Path of Purification, The Great Treatise on Perfection of Wisdom and The Discourse on Stages of concentration Practice.

繼程法師,馬來西亞華人。1978年依止竺摩上人出家,後赴台受戒及研讀佛法,期間曾親近星雲法師、聖嚴禪師、印順導師、懺雲上人。1980年在聖嚴法師門下修禪,由聖嚴法師印可見性;1986年為聖嚴法師禪宗法脈傳承弟子,賜法號傳顯見密。法師活躍於大馬佛教界,並曾經閉關一千日。曾擔任馬佛青總會長、馬佛學院副院長,以及馬佛教僧伽總會副主席等等多項職位。2002年剃度恩師竺摩上人圓寂,法師被聘接任竺摩上人遺下馬佛學院院長一職。  法師在馬來西亞創辦並主持 ”般若佛法研修班” ,大專佛青生活營、大專佛學研修班、教師佛學生活營及各類靜七課程。長期以來,法師不斷發表佛學論文、課程講錄及佛教文學作品,結集成書約五十種,並創作佛曲歌詞多首。 近十七年法師旅美弘法,將禪修的觀念、方法及體驗與各地佛友分享。以隨緣開示、應機說法的風格教導學生。自喻生平無大志,居太平過 ”太平日子” ,清心自在 ”游戲人間”。

The Buddhist Bodhi Association of Columbus (BBAC) was established in 1991 to serve as a spiritual center for those who love to discuss and practice Buddhism. We have extensive Buddhist texts both in Chinese and English in the library. The association will invite regularly renowned teachers from different countries to share the Dharma. Our tradition is open and we welcome all who are interested to join us.


June 29 - July 4, 2016

中文公開演講 :

地點:Buddhist Bodhi Association of Columbus (BBAC),5208 Dierker Rd, Columbus, OH 43220
​6/29   (星期三), 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm: 《學佛三要》心為一切法的主導者
​6/30   (星期四), 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm: 《學佛三要》信心及其修學
7/01  (星期五), 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm: 《妙法蓮華經 觀世音菩薩普門品》(一)
7/02   (星期六), 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm: 《妙法蓮華經 觀世音菩薩普門品》(二) ​ 
7/03 (星期天), 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm: 《妙法蓮華經 觀世音菩薩普門品》(三)


淨照法師,1958年出生於台湾台南縣,於1978年就讀東海大學物理系,大三時,參加蓮因寺齋戒學會, 並皈依懺雲長老,從此開始學習佛法。1987年依淨律寺照因和尚出家,同年12月在台北臨濟寺稟受三壇大戒。1990年就讀中華佛學研究所,1993年結業之後,返回淨律學佛院擔任學務、教師的職務。1968年福嚴佛學院成立, 以印順法師為導師, 淨照法師擔任第十一屆院長(2006-2009)。現任福嚴佛學院、法鼓山僧伽大學和壹同女眾佛學院教師。曾開授的課程有《成佛之道》、《唯識學概說》、《唯識二十論》、《攝大乘論》等。法師說法生動、為人親切,此次到美國弘法,敬請珍惜聞法之殊勝因緣,歡迎大家參加!

Brief Biography: Bhikṣu Ching Chao was born in Tainan, Taiwan in 1958. He took novice ordination at the Pure Vinaya Temple under Master Chao-Yin in 1987, and in December of the same year he took full ordination at the Lin-Ji Temple in Taipei. In 1990, he enrolled in the Chung-Hwa Institute of Buddhist Studies. Upon graduation in 1993 he returned to the Pure Vinaya Monastery to take the posts of lecturer and provost. He was the Dean of Fuyan Buddhist Institute and has taught “Path to Buddhahood,” “Introduction to Yogācāra Studies,” “Twenty Verses on Yogācāra,” and “The Mahāyāna Compendium” at the Dharma Drum Sangha University and Yitung Buddhist Institute for Women.


 Buddhist Bodhi Association of Columbus 
​5208 Dierker Rd, Columbus, OH 43220
​​​​​​​​A Dharma Heir of Venerable Master Sheng-Yen(聖嚴法師)
Chan Master Gilbert Gutierrez
Public Talk and One-Day Meditation Retreat
Sep. 9-11, 2016


  Public Talk
Taste of Chan from the Ancient Masters I: Philosophical Thought
Friday, September 9, 2016, 7:30-9:30pm

One-day Meditation Retreat and Extensive Lectures
Taste of Chan from the Ancient Masters II: Application in Practice
Saturday, September 10, 2016, 10:00am-5pm 

Venue: Buddhist Bodhi Association of Columbus 
5208 Dierker Rd, Columbus, OH 43220​

Please follow this link to Register for the Retreat

​Brief Biography:Gilbert Gutierrez is an attorney practicing in Riverside, California. He has over forty years of meditation experience, which includes his study of various martial arts as well as Chi Gong. In 2002, he received Dharma Transmission from Master Sheng Yen, making him the only western lineage holder currently residing in the United States. He conducts retreats and lectures throughout North America. His home base is in Southern California and he lectures regularly at the Los Angeles DDMBA chapter and with his own group in Riverside, California. Gilbert teaches in a classical Chan style which inspires his students to investigate Chan through diligent practice.

諸惡莫作 眾善奉行 自淨其意 是諸佛教

To abstain from all evil,
​to cultivate good,
and to purify one's mind,
​this is the teaching of all the Buddhas