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City of Ten Thousand Buddhas

Post by Nicholas Weeks » Sun Aug 26, 2012 5:57 pm

Here a video introduction to CTTB; runs about 82 minutes:

http://www.cttbusa.org/cttb.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
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Post by Nicholas Weeks » Mon Aug 27, 2012 6:36 pm

Some more information about this Dharma center near Ukiah, California:

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Post by Yudron » Mon Aug 27, 2012 9:18 pm

I dropped in, one rainy day. They really took on a big project when they bought a huge campus with many old buildings on it. Delightfully, they have renamed the many streets with Buddhist names, I don't remember exactly, but like "compassion way" or similar. They occupy some of the buildings, and others are waiting for attention.

I attended one of their ceremonies in the main hall, run mostly by nuns, then went on down the road.
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Re: City of Ten Thousand Buddhas

Post by JKhedrup » Tue Aug 28, 2012 10:50 am

me at a CTTB repentance ceremony, they were kind enough to let me wear their robes for the services. Bowing in their style would have been quite difficult otherwise!
The ritual involves bowing to the names of 10,000 different Buddhas in an ancient sutra. There are lovely tunes sung by the resident bhikshunis. It is a very demanding ritual both physically and mentally, but I really felt as if I moved some karma after completing it.
If anyone ever has the chance to participate in the 10,000 Buddhas repentance (usually takes place in the summer) I highly recommend it. For Westerners there is Pinyin to chant along with as well as a partial translation available of the the names of the 10,000 deities. Usually a fair number of people participate and there is a lovely group energy.
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Re: City of Ten Thousand Buddhas

Post by Nicholas Weeks » Wed Aug 29, 2012 5:01 am

JK: So you had no robes or your Tibetan style robes were not acceptable?

Also, they are now giving and archiving videos of events: http://www.drba.org/live" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
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Re: City of Ten Thousand Buddhas

Post by JKhedrup » Wed Aug 29, 2012 6:33 am

the robes i had made the bowing very difficult in the chinese style, they started to gradually slide down and maybe would have made for an embarrassing incident, so I asked to please wear theirs during ceremonies and they were kind enough to allow it.

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Re: City of Ten Thousand Buddhas

Post by Nicholas Weeks » Thu Mar 14, 2013 8:37 pm

Spring at CTTB

http://www.cttbusa.org/blossoms/cttb.asp" target="_blank
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Re: City of Ten Thousand Buddhas

Post by Yudron » Thu Mar 14, 2013 8:40 pm

Will wrote:Spring at CTTB

http://www.cttbusa.org/blossoms/cttb.asp" target="_blank" target="_blank
Beautiful!

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Re: City of Ten Thousand Buddhas

Post by Silent Bob » Fri Mar 15, 2013 1:00 am

The City Of Ten Thousand Buddhas in Ukiah, CA was the hospital for the criminally insane until then-governor Ronald Reagan de-funded all the state's mental health facilities.
"All the sublime teachings, so profound--to throw away one and then grab yet another will not bear even a single fruit. Persevere, therefore, in simply one."
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Re: City of Ten Thousand Buddhas

Post by Nicholas Weeks » Thu Jun 13, 2013 2:56 pm

Master Hua into the stillness event:

http://www.cttbusa.org/parinirvana/parinirvana.htm
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Re: City of Ten Thousand Buddhas

Post by Nicholas Weeks » Sun Feb 18, 2018 4:42 pm

A new Ksitigarbha Hall and statue project are underway, not sure when the Hall will be completed. Here is the new statue and under the picture is a link for more info on the project:

http://www.drba.org/news-and-events/the ... odhisattva
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Re: City of Ten Thousand Buddhas

Post by Nicholas Weeks » Tue Feb 20, 2018 5:16 am

Update - construction on the Ksitigarbha Hall will begin in May 2018 and hope to be finished by May or June of 2019.

Donations are welcome; make check out to DRBA & put in the Memo space (lower left), Earth Store Project.

Please mail your check to:

CTTB
2001 Talmage Road
Ukiah, CA 95482
Attn: Priscilla Yeh
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Re: City of Ten Thousand Buddhas

Post by Nicholas Weeks » Thu Feb 22, 2018 9:38 pm

As of 22 Feb. 2018 the CTTB site has been down for a couple of days. Do not know why.

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Re: City of Ten Thousand Buddhas

Post by Nicholas Weeks » Fri Feb 23, 2018 5:54 pm

Now, 23 Feb. the main site is back online.
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Re: City of Ten Thousand Buddhas

Post by Nicholas Weeks » Sat Feb 24, 2018 6:45 pm

Events occurring at CTTB, near Ukiah California for 2018:

http://www.cttbusa.org/news/cttbnews.asp
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Re: City of Ten Thousand Buddhas

Post by Nicholas Weeks » Sun Mar 04, 2018 8:33 pm

Several talks given at CTTB. The one on the Old Veteran shows the power of Kuan Yin bodhisattva, even when one has only a slight connection.

http://www.cttbusa.org/talks/talks_contents.asp
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