Middle Land Chan Monastery opens its doors to anyone interested in learning Chan (Zen) Buddhism. Our meditation classes, retreats, workshops, events and ceremonies are offered free of charge to the public. The wisdom of Buddha’s teachings, known as the Dharma, leads us to a peaceful, joyful, fulfilling life. Our goal is to spread Buddha’s teachings to all corners of the world, and thus we ask for your support in this critical endeavor.
In Buddhism, the act of benevolence not only benefits others but also oneself. Charitable giving, the first of six paramitas (practices prescribed for one aspiring to nirvana) is selfless giving without any expectation of reward. By practicing giving, be it in the form of money, material goods, time or physical labor, we are making offerings to the Three Jewels – Buddha, Dharma and Sangha. Through the practice of giving we learn to relinquish what we hold dearly and to free ourselves from vexation and attachments. Every single act of giving moves us one step closer to liberation. In fact, the offering is to provide all to see their inner Buddha, the correct principles, their intrinsic purity, and to respect every sentient being as a Buddha. As Buddha says, “Pure land is possible if our mind is pure.” In this day and age, this world needs more people to practice Buddhism. Your generosity will inspire others to give and thus enabling even more people to learn and practice Buddhism.
All donations we receive will be used towards the continued growth and development of the Monastery.
- Please make your check payable to “Middle Land Chan Monastery”
- Mail to: 1173 San Bernardino Ave., Pomona, CA 91767.
Middle Land Chan Monastery is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit religious organization. Donations are tax-deductible in the U.S. to the extent permitted by law.
May the world have peace
May all sentient beings be free from suffering
May all learn Buddha’s teaching and attain perfect wisdom