Thien in the US

Thien in the US

Postby Jikan » Fri Sep 07, 2012 3:42 pm

(following on a comment made by Ikkyu in another thread)

I'm familiar with the International Buddhist Meditation Center in Los Angeles. Are there other established Vietnamese-tradition temples or centers in the US that are accessible to English speakers?

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Re: Thien in the US

Postby seeker242 » Fri Sep 07, 2012 5:09 pm

The one I know of personally is http://www.browardlotussangha.org/

They are an American group that is affiliated with a local Vietnamese temple, Tu Viên Húõng Hai, (or Vietnamese Buddhist Cultural Center of Florida) in the tradition of Thich Nhat Hann. They are in south Florida and are in the process of building a new temple. Most of the monks speak English.

And apparently this is a list of Vietnamese temples (perhaps not necessarily Thien zen) in the USA. I can't speak for any of them though, except for Tu Viên Húõng Hai

Amitabha Temple
Venerable Thich Tri List
3502 W. Walsh Pl
Denver, CO 80319
Tel: (303) 936 7499


Amitabha Temple
Nun Thich Nu Nhu Ngoc
14 042 Swan St
Westminster, CA 92683
Tel: (714) 890 0628


An Pagoda By
5400 W. Kentucky Ave
Lakewood, CO 80226
Tel: (303) 936 1739


An Lac Temple
Nun Thich Nu Nguyen Thanh
1647 E. San Femando St.
San Jose, CA 95116
Tel: (408) 254 1710


Impressions from the Institute
Venerable Thich Thanh An &
Venerable Thich Thien Tuong
682-28 th St.
Oakland, CA 94609
Tel (510) 444 5218


Bao An Temple
Master Thich Nu whether Ha
5788 Apopka Vineland Rd
Oriando, FL 32818
Tel: (407) 295 7846


Excluding France
Venerable Thich Vien Ly
9447 Old San Gabriel
Canynon Rd
Azusa, CA 91702
Tel: (626) 812 0152


Bao Quang Temple
Venerable Thich Quang Thanh
713 N. Newhope St.
Santa Ana, CA 92703
Tel: (714) 554 1286 / (714) 554 1287


Temple Report
Venerable Thich Nguyen Dat
2406 Marine Ave
Gardena, CA 90249
Tel: (310) 516 1522


Prajna Temple
Venerable Thich Nguyen Tri
803 S. Sullivan St
Santa Ana, CA 92704
Tel: (714) 571 0473


Bodhi Temple
Buddhist Society of Friends
4341 Field St
New Orleans, LA 70114
Tel: (504) 392 0327


Buu Hung Monastery
Monk Thich Tri Fitness
17808 Ne 18 Th St
Vancouver, WA 98684
Tel: (360) 256 9550


Buu Mon Buddhist Temple
Venerable Thich Huyen Viet
2701 Procter St
Port Arthur, TX 77640
Tel: (409) 982 9319


Buddha post Optics
Venerable Thich Huyen Thien
5157 S. Hydrallie Ave
Wichita, KS 67216
Tel: (316) 529 3792


Chanh Giac Pagoda
9080 Adams St
Bayou La Batre, AL 36509
Tel: (334) 824 7048


Monastery Khong
Venerable Thich Thong Hai
1105 Hind Luka Dr
Honolulu, HL 96821
Tel: (808) 373 4608


Co Lam Pagoda
Venerable Thich Nguyen An
3503 S. Graham St
Seattle, WA 98118
Tel: (206) 723 4741


Princess Di
916 S. Berendo St
Los Angeles, CA 90006
Tel: (213) 480 8770


Dieu Phap Temple
Venerable Thich Vien Ly
424 S. Ramona Ave
Monterey Park, CA 91754
Tel: (626) 288 5359


Dieu Phap Temple
Venerable Thich Vien Ly
311 E. Mission Road
San Gabriel, CA 91776
Tel. (626) 614 0566

Dieu Quang Pagoda
Nun Thich Nu Dieu From
Greek 9229 Elder Rd
Sacramento, CA 95829
Tel: (916) 381 4360


Dieu Quang Pagoda
Nun Thich Nu Dieu From
3602 W. Fifth St
Santa Ana, CA 92703
Tel: (714) 554 9588


Temple Pratyekabuddha
Venerable Thich Thien Tam
97 Foss Ave
San Jose, CA 95116
Tel: (408) 926 9256


Without the
Nun Thich Nu Nhu Hoa
11111 Magnolia Bld
Garden Grove, CA 92641
Tel: (714) 638 4128



Vairocana Temple
585 Fenton St
San Jose, CA 95127
Tel: (408) 926 1998


Dao Quang Pagoda
3522 N. Garland Ave
Garland, TX 75040
Tel: (972) 414 7345


Dong Hung Temple
Venerable Thich Minh Dao
8665 California Ave
Riverside, CA 92504
Tel: (909) 359 4588


East Lam
10022 Westview Dr
Houston, TX 77055
Tel: (713) 647 7460


Duc Vien
Sister Thich Nu Dieu Phuoc
2420-2440 Mc Laughlin Ave
San Jose, CA 95121
Tel: (408) 993 9158


Giac Hoang
Thich Thanh Dam
5401 NW-16 th St
Washington, DC 20011
Tel: (202) 829 2423


Giac Lam Pagoda
Nun Thich Nu Minh Tam
131 Nyack Ave
Lans Downe, PA 19050
Tel: (610) 626 8499


Giac Minh
Thich Thanh Cat
763 Donohoe St
El Palo Alto, CA 94303
Tel: (415) 325 7353


Giac Quang
Venerable Thich Nguyen Tam
516 SE 17th St
Oklahoma City, OK 73129
Tel: (405) 636 1845


Indian temple customs
Venerable Thich Tri Hoang
255 Cherry St
New Britain, CT 06051
Tel: (860) 612 0077


PG Center Hayward
Venerable Thich Tu Luc
27,878 Calaroga Ave
Hayward, CA 94545
Tel: (510) 732 0728


Huayan Temple
Monk Thich Knowledge Mining
9105 Backlick Rd
Fort Belvioir, VA 22060
Tel: (703) 781 4306


Hue Quang Temple
Venerable Thich Minh Man
4918 W. Westminster Ave
Santa Ana, CA 92703
Tel: (714) 530 9249


Huong Tich Pagoda
Venerable Thich Nhat Minh
4821 W. 5 th St
Santa Ana, CA 92703
Tel: (714) 554 7837

Huong Hai Monastery
Perfume monk Thich Hue
2321 SW 127th Ave
Davie, FL 33325
Tel & Fax 954-424-9865
Email: thichhuonghue@yahoo.com


Kim Cang Monastery
Venerable Thich Hanh Dat
4771 Browns Mill Rd
Atlanta, GA 30038
Tel: (770) 322 0712


Kim Quang Temple
Thich Thien Tri
3119 Alta Arden Expressway
Sacramendo, CA 95825
Tel: (916) 481 8781


Kim Son Monastery
Venerable Thich Tinh Tu
574 Summit Rd
Walsonville, CA 95076
Tel: (408) 848 1541


Gold Zen Monastery
7815 Steddom Dr
San Gabriel, CA 91770
Tel: (626) 534 7263


Ky Vien Pagoda
Thich Kim Million
1400 Madison St
NW Washington, DC 20011
Tel: (202) 882 6054


Lotus Temple
French Thich Rings
2014 Rose St
Irving, TX 75061
Tel: (214) 445 1646


Lotus Temple
Thich Chon Thanh
9561 Bixby Ave
Garden Grove, CA 92641
Tel: (714) 636 7725


Lotus Temple
1211 NE Wilson St
Olymbia, WA 98506
Tel: (360) 352 7109


Lotus Temple
Venerable Thich Chan Hy
Venerable Thich Chan Van
6505 Lake Dr
Charlotte, NC 28215
Tel: (704) 537 1126

Vulture Heap Self Meditation
Nun Thich Nu Nhu Tam
2312 Overland Rd
Boise, Idaho 83705
Tel: 208) 343-9322

Linh Quang true identity
Master Thich Nu understand German
821 Rigde Rd (563 HWY)
Telford, PA 18969-1528
Tel: (215) 234 0930


Linh Son Pagoda
Venerable wisdom
13506 Ann Louise St
Houston, TX 77086
Tel: (713) 999 1623


Linh Son Monastery
Venerable Thich Tri Scoring
8 Church St
Stanhope, NJ 07874
Tel: (201) 347 2482


Linh Son Pagoda
Venerable wisdom
Apple 19 904 Spring Dr
Leander, TX 78641
Tel: (512) 259 2615


Linh Son Pagoda
Likes Spirit strips
2424 NE Rogue River Dr
Belmont, MI 49306
Tel: (616) 363 3038


Linh Son Pagoda
Venerable Thich Tri Hai
98-847 Lliee St
Alea, HI 96701
Tel: (808) 488 3425


Linh Son Pagoda
Venerable Thich Tri Zen
2535 SE 118th Ave
Portland, OR 97266
Tel: (503) 760 9283


Long Van Pagoda
6021 Comelia Ave
Orlando, FL 32807
Tel: (407) 273 4429


Deer Park Monastery
Venerable Thich French Size
2499 Melru Ln
Escondido, CA 92026
Tel: (760) 291 1028

Tinh Xa Minh Dang Quang
Venerable Thich Minh Hide
1006 NE Albert St
Portland, OR 97211
Tel: (503) 288 9819

Tinh Xa Minh Dang Quang
Thich Giac Fuel
5607 Town N. County Blvd
Tampa, FL 33615
Tel: (813) 885 9385


Tinh Xa Minh Dang Quang
Thich Giac Fuel
8752 Westminster Blvd
Westminster, CA 92683-9937
Tel: (714) 895 1218


Nam Quang Pagoda
Venerable Thich Truth
3337 NE 148th Ave
Portland, OR 97230
Tel: (503) 254 0875


As Lai Temple
Thich Chanh Lac
2540 W. Lliff Ave
Denver, CO 80219
Tel: (303) 936 4530


Tathagata Meditation Self
Venerable Thich Minh Hoi
3340-3342 Central Ave
San Diego, CA 92105
Tel: (619) 563 5817


France Duyen Tinh Xa
Thich Giac amount
766 S.2 Nd St
San Jose, CA 92112
Tel: (408) 295 2436


Lotus Temple
Venerable Thich Tam Tho
202 Cherry St
Columbia, PA 17512
Tel: (215) 684 4301


Falun Temple
Venerable Thich Giac Post
13 913 S. Post Oak Rd
Houston, TX 77045
Tel: (713) 433 4364


Phap Quang Pagoda
Venerable Thich Tri Hien
1004 Small St
Grand Prairie, TX 75050
Tel: (214) 264 1285


Phap Van Pagoda
Venerable Thich Tri Chon
850 W. Phillipps Blvd
Pomona, CA 91766
Tel: (909) 622 0814


Monastic Holiness
Venerable Thich Van Dam
3418 Annandale Rd
Falls Church, VA 22042
Tel: (703) 573 9633


Buddhist temples India
475 Minnesota Ave, Market Pl
Roseville, MN 55113
Tel: (651) 482 7990


Buddhist temples Privacy
1495 E. Prospect Ave
Des Plaines, IL 60018
Tel: (847) 827 4599


Lord Buddha
Venerable Thich Nguyen Super
8606 Hillery Dr
San Diego, CA 92129
Tel: (858) 635 5464 7


Vietnamese Buddhist Temple
Thich Man Giac
863-865 S. Berendo St
Los Angeles, CA 90005
Tel: (213) 384 9638 / 386-6174


Vietnamese Buddhist Temple
Venerable Thich Minh Chieu
1651 S. King St
Seattle, WA 98144
Tel: (206) 323 2269


Temple Lumbini
79 Margin Street
Lawrence, MA 01841 USA
Tel & Fax (978) 975-3874
lamtynitu@yahoo.com

Fo Guang Temple
Venerable Thich Chon Nguyen
701 Arizona St
Houston, TX 77587
Tel: (713) 946 5490


Buddha Temple
Venerable Thich Thien Long
905 Orange Ave
Long Beach, CA 90813
Tel: (562) 599 5100


International Buddhist Academy
Thich Duc Niem
9250 Columbus Ave
North Hill, CA 91343
Tel: (818) 893 5317


Samantabhadra Temple
Venerable Thich Chon Thai
1614 White Ave
Kansas City, MO 64126
Tel: (816) 241 1092


Samantabhadra Temple
Thich Nu Nhu Tam
96 Dewey St
Worcester, MA 01610
Tel: (508) 755 7817


Phuoc Hue
2600 SW 64th Ave
Miami, FL 33155
Tel: (305) 662 8052


Phuoc Hue Gaya
Thich Phuoc Bon
11423 Lower Azusa Rd
El Monte, CA 91732
Tel: (626) 444 7588


Phuoc Long
14 091 Hope St
Garden Grove, CA 92843
Tel: (714) 638 3981


Phuoc Long
Venerable Thich Minh Germany
1222 Fairfield Ave
Bridgeport, CT 06605. USA
Tel & Fax: 1. 203. 366 3477
Email: phuoclongtemple@msn.com




Quan Am Pagoda
Likes Women Blessed & Chan Kim
3033 W. Leeward Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90005
Tel: (213) 386 9289


Quan Am Pagoda
8016 Barkley # B 423
Houston, TX 77017
Tel: (713) 643 1832


Quang Minh Temple
Venerable Thich Thien Thanh
1168 SE Benteen Ave
Atlanta, GA 30312
Tel: (404) 624 9782


Quang Minh Temple
Venerable Thich Minh Hanh
4429 N. Damen Ave
Chicago, IL 60625
Tel: (773) 275 6859


Quang Nghiem Pagoda
Venerable Thich Minh Dat
2294 N. Fremon St
Stockton, CA 95205
Tel: (209) 941 4991


Quang Thien Pagoda
Venerable Thich Minh Dung
704 E. "E" St.
Ontario, CA 91764
Tel: (334) 824 7048


Quang Duc Pagoda
Venerable French European
380 S. 22th St
San Jose, CA 95116
Tel: (408) 286 8380



Tam Bao Temple
975 Monterrey Blvd,
Baton Rouge, LA 70815
Tel: (225) 248-8263
Email: tambaotemple1@yahoo.com

http://www.chuatambao.org

Tam Bao Temple
Venerable Thich Tam Quang
2459 S. Elm Ave
Fresno, CA 93706
Tel: (209) 264 2728


Tam Bao Temple
16,933 E. 21th St
Tulsa, OK 74134
Tel: (918) 438 0714



Tam Bao Temple
DD Thich Duc Tri
16 933 East 21st Street
Tulsa, Oklahoma - 74134
Tel (918) 4380714; Fax: (918) 4380714

Shifang Pagoda
22222 Andrews Ave
Bronx, NY 10453
Tel: (212) 933 4132


Buddha Road Thien An
Venerable Thich Pho Thuan
10009 University Ave NE
Blaine, MN 55434
Tel: (763) 780 4380


Sakya Monastery
15,950 Winsters Lane
Riverside, CA 92504
Tel: (909) 780 5249


Chua Yen Village
Venerable Thich Catalog Compassion
726 W. Baseline
Phoenix, AZ 85041
Tel: (602) 305 9115


Thuong Quang Pagoda
142 Hinkle Ave
Colubus, OH 43207
Tel: (614) 445 7503


Truc Lam Yen Tu Pagoda
Venerable Thich Minh Nguyen
1924 W. 2 nd St
Santa Ana, CA 92703
Tel: (714) 834 0250


Temple of Compassion
Buddhist Friends Association
7124 Calumet St
Baton Rouge, LA 70805
Tel: (504) 357 9935


Marked in Dinh From Overseas
Venerable Thich Tin Nghia
615 N. Gilbert Rd
Irving, TX 75061-6240
Tel: (972) 986 1019


Tu Quang Pagoda
Venerable Thich Tinh Tu
& Venerable Thich Hanh Tuan
243 -245 Duboce Ave
San Francisco, CA 94103
Tel: (415) 431 1322


Tu Hieu Pagoda
Venerable Thich Thien Duyen
674 Fillmore Ave
Buffalo, NY 14212
Tel: (716) 892 6839


Monastery Tuong Van
40174 Braddock Rd
Aldie, VA 20105
Tel: (703) 327 5256


Van Hanh Temple
Venerable Thich Hang Show
8617 Fanita Dr
Santee, CA 92071
Tel: (619) 448 1144


Operations centers
Venerable Thich Tri Property
7605 Bull Run Dr
Centrelville, VA 20121
Tel: (703) 968 8460

Duc Vien
2420 Mc Laughlin Ave
San Jose, CA 95121
408-993-9158
http://www.ducvien.org
email: chua.ducvien @ sbcglobal.net


Giac Vien Pagoda
Thich Tri Hoa
5101 NE 36 th St.
Oklahoma City, OK 73121
Tel: (405) 424 0264


Vien Minh Pagoda
A. H. Quang Tien
5234 Bulwer Ave
Saint Louis, MO 63147
Tel: (314) 291 8351


Tinh Vien Minh Decor
14429 Colgate St
San Leandro, CA 94579
Tel: (510) 895 8353


Vietnamese temple
Venerable Thich Chan Chun
2302 N. 47 Ave
Phoenix, AZ 85035
Tel: (602) 278 8039


Vietnamese temple
Venerable French European
12292 Magnolia St
Garden Grove, CA 92641
Tel: (714) 534 7263


Vietnamese temple
Venerable Thich Nguyen Hanh
10002 Synott Rd
Sugarland, TX 77478
Tel: (281) 575 0910


Vietnamese temple
68 Bradeen St
Roslindale, MA 02131
Tel: (616) 325 9521



Temple Telecommunications
Abbot: Thich Nu Thanh Luong
10 533 Fisher Rd.
Houston. TX 77041
Tel: (713) 896-4572
Website: http://www.vienthong.org

Vinh Nghiem Pagoda
Venerable Thich Minh Thong
1476-1478 S. Reservoir St
Pomona, CA 91766
Tel: (909) 620 7041


Xa Loi Pagoda
Nun Thich Nhu Nguyen
2751 Del Mar Ave
Rosemead, CA 91770
Tel: (626) 572 0389

Huayan Monastery
TT. Like France Nature
3222W 1st Street,
Santa Ana, CA 92703
Tel / Fax (714) 775-6799
C Hua An broken Exit
Ms. Noble confidence
4267 # 9 44th Street
San Diego CA. 92115 - USA
Tel. (619) 269-2820
(619) 739-1840
Email: antamthoatkho@yahoo.com

Tinh Tam Temple
867 Summerly Drive
Nashville, TN 37209
Tel (615) 356-3988

Putuo Temple
3943 Hawkin Mill
Memphis, TN 38128
Tel (901) 266-0935
Abbot: DD Thich Hong Minh
Tri The: DD Thich Hai List

Dharma Temple
9909 Dutchtown Road
Knoxville, TN 37923
Abbot: DD Thich Hai Dam

Ch Monastery in n heart
Th u Thich Tinh Khang
5400 Garrett Rd.
Oklahoma City, OK 73121
(405) 749-1895
Email: tvchontam@yahoo.com
http://www.mindessence-zen-center.org

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Re: Thien in the US

Postby mingxin » Fri Sep 07, 2012 11:46 pm

Hi Jikan,

I am a novice at a Vietnamese temple here in FL (Quan Am Temple). There are actually a lot of temples, but many aren't listed. Here in the Tampa/St. Petersburg area there are at least 6 (4 temples and two centers), and one or two in surrounding towns. Usually they are open to anyone, many of the monks and/or nuns speak English, or if they don't a lay-person may, but not always guaranteed. A large monastery/center is in Texas, called Chua Viet Nam, or Vietnamese Buddhist Center, in Sugar Land.
If you'd like any other information, please feel free to ask.

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Re: Thien in the US

Postby Jikan » Sat Sep 08, 2012 1:23 am

terrific, thank you!
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Re: Thien in the US

Postby Yudron » Sat Sep 08, 2012 1:29 am

Wow! Look at all those centers! I had no idea.

Bravo to the Vietnamese Buddhists.
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Re: Thien in the US

Postby JKhedrup » Sun Sep 09, 2012 8:43 am

I actually think that the Viet Namese sangha has a lot to offer the greater population their adopted countries. Unfortunately there is a language barrier but because many of the younger monks and nuns are able to communicate in the local language, this will slowly change.
In my experience traveling to various temples with Geshe-la the Viet Namese sangha I have met are largely humble, committed and open to other forms of Buddhism. I hope to meet many more monks and nuns from this tradition in the future, although I am not sure if there is are many Viet Namese residing here in the Netherlands/Holland.
It has been a dream of mine to learn the Viet Namese language, but I have heard it is very difficult- more difficult than Tibetan.
In order to ensure my mind never comes under the power of the self-cherishing attitude,
I must obtain control over my own mind.
Therefore, amongst all empowerments, the empowerment that gives me control over my mind is the best,
and I have received the most profound empowerment with this teaching.
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Re: Thien in the US

Postby PorkChop » Wed Sep 26, 2012 8:05 pm

San Antonio has a Vietnamese Temple that practices a blend of Tian Tai, Pure Land, and Thien.
The resident nun is particularly versed in Thien meditation techniques and teaches openly.
Here's a link (hope it works):
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Buddhist- ... 4740084368
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Re: Thien in the US

Postby Indrajala » Thu Sep 27, 2012 12:51 am

JKhedrup wrote:I actually think that the Viet Namese sangha has a lot to offer the greater population their adopted countries. Unfortunately there is a language barrier but because many of the younger monks and nuns are able to communicate in the local language, this will slowly change.
In my experience traveling to various temples with Geshe-la the Viet Namese sangha I have met are largely humble, committed and open to other forms of Buddhism. I hope to meet many more monks and nuns from this tradition in the future, although I am not sure if there is are many Viet Namese residing here in the Netherlands/Holland.
It has been a dream of mine to learn the Viet Namese language, but I have heard it is very difficult- more difficult than Tibetan.



My limited experience with Vietnamese Buddhism has been positive. I received my refuge and five precepts from a Vietnamese master. Extremely humble, unassertive, calm, and devoted to the community, both the Vietnamese side and the "English sangha" as they called it. He was perfectly fine with other forms of Buddhism.

Vietnamese Buddhism also has a strong tradition of yogis I hear.
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Re: Thien in the US

Postby Indrajala » Thu Sep 27, 2012 8:07 am

Incidentally, if you ever get the chance try to meet Bhikkhu Buddhadhatu. He's a Vietnamese monk who travels the world barefoot. I met him by chance at Lumbini in Nepal where he invited me to join in his prayers for world peace while leading a group of pilgrims from Laos.

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Re: Thien in the US

Postby Jikan » Thu Sep 27, 2012 7:28 pm

PorkChop wrote:San Antonio has a Vietnamese Temple that practices a blend of Tian Tai, Pure Land, and Thien.
The resident nun is particularly versed in Thien meditation techniques and teaches openly.
Here's a link (hope it works):
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Buddhist- ... 4740084368


Excellent! Have you had a chance to visit this temple?
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Re: Thien in the US

Postby PorkChop » Thu Sep 27, 2012 8:05 pm

Jikan wrote:Excellent! Have you had a chance to visit this temple?


Me? Yes, this is the first Buddhist temple I've ever gone to for study/practice and the place I go most Sundays.
The head monk, the nun, and the rest of the sangha are all very nice & accessible - they are there early for questions before the service and there's always a vegetarian dinner afterwards.
The local Vietnamese community is very supportive of the Temple.
The grounds are very pretty - they have a walking path with scenes from Shakyamuni Buddha's life.
The monk has a lot of books on Buddhism that he hands out freely.
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Re: Thien in the US

Postby Jikan » Fri Sep 28, 2012 12:28 am

:twothumbsup:

sounds like a very good scene
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Re: Thien in the US

Postby phantanhai » Wed Aug 13, 2014 6:49 am

Dear all

This is a temple in the Thien tradition (all thing here are in English):
http://www.desertzencenter.org/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Another website has a bilingual book about Thien:

Teachings From Ancient Vietnamese Zen Masters
Translated and Commented by Nguyen Giac
http://thuvienhoasen.org/a8116/nhung-lo ... et-nam-xua" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Re: Thien in the US

Postby JKhedrup » Wed Aug 13, 2014 7:29 am

Does anyone know how accessible the Linh Son network of temples is for those who don't speak the Viet Namese language?
In order to ensure my mind never comes under the power of the self-cherishing attitude,
I must obtain control over my own mind.
Therefore, amongst all empowerments, the empowerment that gives me control over my mind is the best,
and I have received the most profound empowerment with this teaching.
-Atisha Dipamkara
brtsal ba'i bkhra drin
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Re: Thien in the US

Postby Son of Buddha » Wed Aug 13, 2014 9:15 pm

Great list
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Re: Thien in the US

Postby phantanhai » Thu Aug 14, 2014 6:42 am

I think most of the Linh Son temples are doing daily rituals in Vietnamese; however, you can communictae in English with the monks and nuns in that network.

Another thing, language is not the obstacle with the Thich Nhat Hanh's monks and nuns, because most of their texts are written in English.
But, the teachings from Thich Nhat Hanh (http://plumvillage.org/) are not exactly the teachings from Vietnam's Thien tradition.

Thien schools taught in English mostly in California. You can read here:
Thien Vien Dai Dang
http://www.thienviendaidang.net/node/5

If you want all things about Thien in English, just access here:
Desert Zen Center
http://www.desertzencenter.org/

Best regards
PTH
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