Sunday, October 26, 2008

Way of the Bodhisattva 2007

Buddhist Retreat

Kwan Yin

The Way of the Bodhisattva


Warming up with yoga in the beginning of the day!


The retreat from the Buddhist Faith Fellowship of Connecticut was held on June 10th at Dae Yen Sa International Buddhist Temple. This day was packed full of information, tools and experiences! Sitting and walking meditation instruction, Zazen, Zen walking, body work, yoga, sutra chanting, plenty of noble silence, discussions, mindfulness eating practice and a delicious homemade Korean vegetarian lunch is still not an all inclusive list of events.


Teachers assembled at the front of the group.

Topics are Many

Just a sampling of the day's topics includes:

Working with the Mind, exploring mindfulness practice, from the Guarding Alertness chapter of the classic 8th century Indian text The Way of the Bodhisattva by Shantideva.

Awakened by the Ultimate Dimension from a variety of passages written by Shinran Shonin, founder and Shin Buddhist teacher, exploring true entrusting, mindfulness, Buddha-nature and the Bodhisattva way.

Healing Mantras. Learning and practicing transformative Sanskrit chants awakening the heart and healing body and mind.

Is There a Soul? A look into these questions from the Buddhist perspective.

Healing Meditation Experience. A sharing of the healing meditation practice available at the temple.

Group Photo

A sampling of the many participants in the retreat.


Thank you to everyone who set up attended, participated and taught, bringing together this wonderful experience!

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