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Embracing the teachings of Buddha Shakyamuni, Venerable Xiao Pingshi (蕭平實導師) established the True Enlightenment Practitioners Association (佛教正覺同修會; Zhengjue) to publish, disseminate discourses and interpretations of the Buddha's teachings. Venerable Pingshi focuses on and dedicates himself entirely to the welfare and well-being of each and every Buddhist practitioner. He consistently explicates the Ultimate Reality of the Buddha Dharma with his attainment of the Buddhist wisdom of the tathāgatagarbha. His teachings are far reaching and touch on a broad spectrum of Buddhist teachings, including Chan, prajñā, Pure Land, the Agama sutras, the implicit teachings of the Surangama Sutra, training in higher wisdom in Consciousness-Only, and precept observance. Since the founding of the association, Master Xiao has been giving weekly lectures on important Buddhist scriptures, such as the Lankavatara Sutra, the Surangama Sutra, the Sutra on Upasaka Precepts, the Srimaladevi Simhanada Sūtra, the Diamond Sutra, the Reality Prajnaparamita Sutra, the Lotus Sutra, the Buddha Treasury Sutra and currently Ārya-saṃdhi-nirmocana-sūtra (Sanskrit) or Noble sūtra of the Explanation of the Profound Secrets. To elucidate the Buddha Dharma and its stages of cultivation for all interested learners, Venerable Pingshi has also published more than a hundred books on a wide range of Buddhist subjects. These include the combined cultivation of Chan and Pure Land, the realization of the Path to Liberation expounded in the Agamas, the analysis of the profound Middle-Way teachings and the exegesis of key Consciousness-Only scriptures. All his books emphasize that Buddhism is a path of personal realization and that we can attain realization only through a continual process of listening to, contemplating, and actually practicing the Buddha Dharma. The curriculum for the beginners’ course covers the combination practices of the Chan School and the Pureland and integrates all the fundamentals of Buddhism, and it is a prerequisite course for all Buddhists learners. Additionally, there are also intermediate and post-awakening courses available for practitioners to further their practices in Buddhism. You are welcomed to join us and explore the ocean-like wisdom of the Buddha together!