Sunday, April 26, 2009

2009 May Buddha’s Birthday Celebration

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Y O U ’ R E

I N V I T E D !

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Dae Yen Sa International Buddhist Temple
19 Kinsey Road, New Hartford, CT

Saturday, May 2, 2009

9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Baby Buddha


9:00 AM -10:00 AM Yoga Tai Chi

10:00 AM -10:15 AM Tea Break

10:15 AM -10:45 AM Silent Meditation

10:45 AM -11:00 AM Walking and Break

11:00 AM -11:30 AM Chanting and Dharma

11:30 AM -12:00 PM Healthy Vegetarian Lunch

12:00 PM -1:00 PM Korean Buddhist Birthday Ceremony

1:00 PM -2:00 PM Ceremonial Bathing of Baby Buddha

2:00 PM -2:30 PM Singing

2:30 PM -3:00 PM Discussion

In Korea the birthday of Buddha is a very happy occasion, celebrated according to the lunisolar calendar. This day is called Seokga Tansinil, meaning "the day of Buddha's birthday" or Bucheonim Osin Nal meaning "the day when Buddha arrived". Throughout the month of May, lotus lanterns cover the temple grounds. Come participate in a day of joy and friendship. Free vegetarian meal and tea for all.

For more information please contact the temple.





Let yourself be open and life will be easier. A spoon of salt in a glass of water makes the water undrinkable. A spoon of salt in a lake is almost unnoticed.

-- Buddha

Cell: (860) 459-6255
Telephone: (860) 489-3254

Love, light and peace!

Donations greatly appreciated!

Sunday, April 5, 2009

2009 April Dharma School Series

2009 April Events Reminder

Dae Yen Sa International Buddhist Temple and Meditation Center

Dharma School Series

From Bitter to Sweet

A Buddhist Approach to Taming Anger and Transforming Our Lives

In this Dharma class we will be reading from the 6th Chapter of “Way of the Bodhisattva”, a classic Buddhist wisdom text delivered by 8th century Buddhist monk, Shantideva. We will study ways of cultivating Patience as an antidote to anger and aggression. We will explore ways of catching and neutralizing anger in order to become more loving and compassionate. In addition to book study, we will be listening to three Dharma talks from contemporary Buddhist nun, Pema Chodron, from her CD recording,“Don’t Bite the Hook”. Pema will teach us ways of putting Shantideva’s wisdom into practice in our lives. This is a valuable experience!

Wednesday Evening Dharma Talks

Don’t Bite the Hook: Finding Freedom from Anger, Resentment, and Other Destructive Emotions - Dharma talks by Pema Chodron. $5 per person, per evening donation.

7-7:30pm Chanting (Heart Sutra-English)/ Healing Meditation
7:30-8:30 Dharma Talk 1 - Making a Case Against Anger

7-7:30pm Chanting (Heart Sutra-English)/Healing Meditation
7:30-9:00 Dharma Talk 2 – Reforming Our Attitude Toward Discomfort & Seeing the Complexity in Every Situation

7-7:30pm Chanting (Heart Sutra-English)/Healing Meditation
7:30-8:30 Dharma Talk 3 - Developing Tolerance Under Fire

For more information and registration please contact the temple.

Donations support operating expenses and programs of Dae Yen Sa International Buddhist Temple.

Thank you and Namu.

Little Chant: Shine in Life and Health for Yourself and Others







19 Kinsey Road
New Hartford, CT 06057
Telephone: (860) 489-3254
Cell: (860) 459-6255
Fax: (860) 489-5760

Love, light and peace!

Donations greatly appreciated!

Saturday, April 4, 2009

2009 April Retreat Highlights

2009 April Retreat

Dae Yen Sa International Buddhist Temple and Meditation Center

10 Reasons to Visit Dae Yen Sa


Highlights from the April 2009 Retreat

The April retreat included morning tai chi with Eric Harris, tea, chanting, readings, discussions, sharing of ideas, walking meditation and everyone's favorite Korean vegetarian lunch! Here are some of the many reasons to visit the temple.

1. Healthy food is served at most gatherings and teaching days. Korean vegetarian meals include healthy foods such as seaweed and traditional kimchi.

2. Exercise is included as part of the practice. Meditative walking can be slow or fast. There are many opportunities to attend scheduled yoga or tai chi classes.

3. Many new experiences await visitors at the temple! Experience chanting, meditation, friendship or any other activity of choice!

4. Learn about Sangha or community. Meet nice people and friends.

5. Relax in a comfortable atmosphere together with others or in quiet contemplation.

6. Enjoy nature and scenic beauty at the temple. A person might even get a glimpse of some of wild turkeys that wander through the grounds.

7. Cultural experiences abound at the temple! Visitors are often from other countries. Find out about the Buddhas, sit down for a vegetarian lunch, see examples of Korean spiritual art. Visit on a festival day or special Buddhist holy day. Remember Buddhas birthday is celebrated in May and is a big day at the temple!

8. Learn about Buddhism! There are Interesting talks, discussions, and opportunities to learn and ask questions to Buddhist Masters from around the world.

9. Come for the spiritual experience. Learn about Buddha, Buddhists and of course, non-Buddhists are always welcome. There are many temple activities for individuals of all beliefs.

10.Personal creativity and open-heartedness is encouraged! Visit the temple and write your own reasons!

See photos of the day here!

The mantra Om Mani Padme Hum" is easy to say yet quite powerful, because it contains the essence of the entire teaching. When you say the first syllable Om it is blessed to help you achieve perfection in the practice of generosity, Ma helps perfect the practice of pure ethics, and Ni helps achieve perfection in the practice of tolerance and patience. Pad, the fourth syllable, helps to achieve perfection of perseverance, Me helps achieve perfection in the practice of concentration, and the final sixth syllable Hum helps achieve perfection in the practice of wisdom. "So in this way recitation of the mantra helps achieve perfection in the six practices from generosity to wisdom.

---Gen Rinpoche

19 Kinsey Road
New Hartford, CT 06057
Telephone: (860) 489-3254
Cell: (860) 459-6255
Fax: (860) 489-5760

Love, light and peace!

Donations greatly appreciated!