We are an association of Buddhist practitioners who cultivate in order to help others, not only to help ourselves. We meet every weekend to meditate, listen to Sutra lectures by Dharma Master YongHua, and enjoy a delicious vegetarian lunch. All our programs are offered free of charge and are open to all who would like to join.

We specialize in using the Chan (Chinese for Zen) training techniques in order to increase our concentration power, whether in sitting or walking meditation. As our concentration grows stronger, our minds become calmer, less stressed, and more focused, enabling us to not only be healthier, but also function more effectively at whatever we put our minds to.

Most of the Buddhist teachings that made it to the West have been trimmed down to suit Western culture. However, we believe that much was lost in this paring down, and we do our best to cultivate the full range of the Mahayana Dharma, as it was brought to the West from China by Great Master Xuan Hua in the 1960s.

We believe that through hard work, the proper methods of practice, and guidance from a wise adviser, everyone who cultivates should be able to make real progress.  Master YongHua’s teachings are based on the traditional Buddhist Sutras and a careful understanding of cause and effect, and they provide us with practical methods to improve our lives and become better people.

For more information, please visit our website: www.ChanPureland.org.  Feel free to contact us if you have any questions, or simply join us for any part of our regular schedule.

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  • 5h ago · 12:30 PM

    Heart Sutra Lecture

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    Every Sunday after our morning practice, Master YongHua gives a lecture on the Vajra Sutra.  This sutra discusses the profound Buddhist principles of Prajna (wisdom). ... Learn more
  • Yesterday · 8:45 AM

    Chan Meditation Class

    5 Chan Meditators

    Our Chan meditation class runs from 8:45 - 11:45am every Saturday morning. This class teaches the fundamentals of Chan Buddhist meditation, as taught by Dharma Master... Learn more
  • February 14 · 10:00 AM

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  • January 17 · 8:45 AM

    Chan Meditation Class

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    Our Chan meditation class runs from 8:45 - 11:45am every Saturday morning. This class teaches the fundamentals of Chan Buddhist meditation, as taught by Dharma Master... Learn more
  • January 11 · 12:30 PM

    Heart Sutra Lecture

    2 Chan Meditators

    Every Sunday after our morning practice, Master YongHua gives a lecture on the Vajra Sutra.  This sutra discusses the profound Buddhist principles of Prajna (wisdom). ... Learn more
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