Dharma Jewel Monastery (at 2550 Henderson Mill Rd. Atlanta) is an overseas branch of Chung Tai Chan Monastery. It is a half mile from Northlake Mall. Dharma Jewel Monastery invites you to all of our events. We welcome all of you who are seeking peace and true happiness. Half-day meditation retreats and Buddhist ceremonies are offered each month. Zen Buddhism teaches people how to attain inner peace and uncover the inherent wisdom within all of us. By probing into our minds and understanding that our afflictions are caused by our own greed, anger, and ignorance, we can attain unbiased perception of reality and true inner peace.
THE CHUNG TAI TRADITION
A. Three Links of Cultivation -- A Principle for Complete Spiritual Practice
I. Beneficence - performing good deeds and services to the monastery and to the public.
B. The Four Tenets of Chung Tai -- Concrete Guidelines to Practice the DharmaThe profound Chan (Zen) teachings are intimately tied to daily living. The four tenets of Chung Tai are concrete guidelines for practicing Buddhism in daily life:
To our elders be respectful: respect subdues arrogance
C. The Five Modern Approaches of Propagating Buddhism
It is crucial to preserve the essence of the Buddhist teaching while adapting it to changing environments and modern societies. The Grand Master emphasizes the importance of making connections with the following areas: