Wednesday, June 3, 2009

2009 June Announcements

Dae Yen Sa

International Buddhist Temple


19 Kinsey Road, New Hartford, CT 06057


Wednesday Schedule:

Dharma School

Wednesday June 3, 2009 7-8:30pm

7-7:30pm Chanting and Meditation

7:30-8:30pm Study/Discussion: Way of the Bodhisattva, by Shantideva, Chapter 3, Taking Hold of Bodhicitta

So far we have read and reflected on chapter 1, The Excellence of Bodhicitta, which describes the supreme virtue and practice of radical compassion and the benefit of entering into this practice. In chapter 2, Shantideva reveals his human weakness and vows to embrace bodhicitta in order to save all beings. In chapter 3, we will explore how a life lived with bodhicitta is a life lived in the service of others even unto death. As in ch.3, v.13: This body I have now resigned to serve the pleasure of all living beings. Let them ever kill, despise and beat it, using it according to their wish. How can we develop this kind of self-giving compassion? How are we individually called to practice bodhicitta in our everyday lives? We will reading, reflecting and sharing in sangha.

We will resume our study in the main temple. Please join us. All welcomed!!


Every first Saturday of the month there is a one day retreat at the Temple.

June 6, 2009- Retreat Program:

9AM to 10AM Yoga
10AM to 10:20 AM Tea break
10:20 AM to 11AM Silent Meditation
11AM to 11:10AM Walking Meditation
11:10 AM to 11:30AM Chanting
11:30 AM to 12:30PM Lunch
12:30 PM to 1:30PM Discussion on why do we light a lamp, have a prayer room and offer food to God
1:30PM to 2:30PM 108 beads-rosary making
2:30PM to 3:30PM Walking and chanting meditation
3:30PM to 4:00PM Silent meditation and Review of the day

You may stay for the day or join in and leave at the time convenient to you.


Regular Saturday Schedule:

9:00 AM to 10:00 AM Yoga

10:00 AM to 10:20 AM Tea Break

10:20 AM to 11:00 AM Silent Meditation

11:00 AM to 11:10AM Walking Meditation

11:10 AM to 11:30AM Chanting

11:30 AM to 12:30 PM Korean Vegetarian Lunch

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