2009 April Retreat
Dae Yen Sa International Buddhist Temple and Meditation Center
10 Reasons to Visit Dae Yen Sa
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!
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.
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