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Thousands of years ago, the Buddha attained enlightenment under the Bodhi tree. He realized that all sentient beings possess inherent Buddha nature with the potential to achieve ultimate freedom, eternal peace and perfect enlightenment but for their attachments and delusions.

Cha’n, widely known as Zen in the West, is directly seeing one’s true mind, which is the mind of the Buddha. At Buddha Mind Monastery, one learns Buddha’s teachings and meditation methods to experience Cha’n.

Buddha Mind Monastery, located in OKC, Oklahoma, is one of the first five meditation centers in the United States affiliated to Chung Tai Cha’n Monastery (CTCM). CTCM was founded by Grand Master Wei-Chueh, an heir of the Linji (Rinzai) lineage and considered one of the greatest living Chinese Cha’n Masters.

The mission of Buddha Mind Monastery is to teach the truths of Buddhism and lead all sentient beings to the attainment of buddhahood through the practice of Cha’n meditation. All classes are taught by Dharma Master Jian Mao, abbess of Buddha Mind Monastery, who has studied under Grand Master Wei-Chueh at CTCM in Taiwan for many years.

Buddha Mind Monastery offers beginning, intermediate, and advanced buddhism classes and meditation sessions throughout the year. All classes are free of charge and open to the public.


Ven. Master Wei Chueh realized that all sentient beings possess inherent Buddha nature but cannot attain it because of their attachments and defilements. Grand Master, Venerable Wei-Chueh resolved to pass on Buddha’s teachings so that all people can see their true nature and attain enlightenment. From living in isolation in a single small hut to the founding of Chung Tai, an awe inspiring monastery, from 4 ordained sangha and 300 lay disciples in 1987 to over 1,000 ordained sangha and hundreds of thousands lay disciples today, Grand Master Wei-Chueh has revived the Chinese Cha’n (Zen) tradition in Taiwan and has tirelessly brought the Buddha’s teachings to those in need. An heir of the Linji (Rinzai) lineage, the Grand Master’s teaching is straightforward, flexible, and timeless. A word, a gesture, or even silence inspires students.

Address: 5916 South Anderson Road Oklahoma City OK 73150

Phone: (405) 869-0501

Fax: (405) 869-0503

EMail: buddhamind@sbcglobal.net

Website: www.ctbuddhamind.org

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