Dizang-Qi Buddhism Club is for those who are interested in learning about and/or cultivating Buddhist practice and concepts. We cover basic concepts formally, but also allow exploration of deeper concepts in discussion. Key concepts include Kamma (the law of cause and effect), the five precepts, the Noble Eightfold path, non-self, impermanence, compassion, and so on. We are originally based on Pure-Land Buddhism, but include teachings and practices from multiple Buddhist paths such as Theravada, Zen, and Tibetan Buddhism. Members are not required to be Buddhist nor convert to Buddhism to be a part of the club. You are free to your own interpretation and you are free to refuse participation in any activity or practice. Our goal is to give members the tools they need to find their most enriched experience of life.
This organization has no affiliations.
Constitution / Tier
||Anyone is allowed to be a member
||Anyone is allowed to be an officer upon informal vote from collective majority of members
||Those wishing to join the organization must have a respective attitude for the various traditions within Buddhism and respect the views of other members. You do NOT have to follow any tradition of Buddhism to be in the club or consider yourself Buddhist in any manner. The club is open to everyone, but you must be respectful.
||There are no restrictions for club members.
||We hold informal elections to select new officers should the need arise.
||We meet every Thur from 7-8 pm in Memorial Union 3534(updated Spring 2020) to do meditation practice following instructions of the Zen priest Daishin McCabe (we do not meet over Summer, Thanksgiving, or Winter breaks, or when weather is too hazardous for road travel).
Description of Regular Meetings/Activities
|Mondays 6:00pm~7:30pm Connect via Zoom
Meeting ID: 576 340 3743
We practice guided meditation and body-mind Yoga and discussion on various interesting topics from spirituality, psychology, science, culture to how to deal with life challenges, led by the Zen priest Daishin McCabe (we do not meet during Summer, Thanksgiving, or Winter breaks).
We offer a variety of meditation practices and discussion, but members are not required to be a Buddhist to join. We begin our meetings by doing yoga and walking meditation following instructions of the Zen teacher Daishin. We then conduct a sitting meditation following one of the various meditation methods taught. After a short break, we will do some discussions with the Zen teacher Daishin on different topics such as applying mindfulness in daily life and reduce stress.
Anyone is welcome to come and go as their schedule permits, no promises have to be made to come to every time for the full session.
Description of Special Events