Dae Yen Sa
International Buddhist Temple
19 Kinsey Road, New Hartford, CT 06057
Dae Yen Sa Dharma School
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
Dae Yen Sa Dharma School 7:30-8:30
We welcome individuals of all paths and understandings to participate in weekly gathering consisting of meditation, meditative reading and review along with group reflection on Buddhist principles and practices or Dharma. Reqirement - open minds and open hearts
Way of the Bodhisattva by 8th Century Master, Shantideva
Chapter 5 - Vigilant Introspection (Verses 1-55)
In chapters 4, 5 and 6 Shantideva is literally pleading with us to remain attentive to our Bodhicitta practice. He knows through experience, as do we, that any merit gained can very easily be lost. In relationships, for example, we are all too familiar with the phrases, "I said something stupid" or "I just wasn't thinking". The negative results of unkind or unmindful words can leave karmic imprints that can have lasting effects. Shantideva encourages us to be watchful of all of our actions body, speech - actions that have their origination in the mind. Chapter 5 focuses primarily on working with the mind. While we cannot control the circumstances of everyday life, we can certainly be responsible for the way we receive life experience and the attitude by which we respond. By restraining or re-training the mind, we can work with whatever externals may arise with greater dignity and compassion. Gentle and continuous meditation is necessary, however. Prayer without ceasing! '
Harmful beings are everywhere like space itself.
Impossible it is that all should be suppressed.
But let this angry mind alone be overthrown,
And it's as though all foes had been subdued
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 11:10 AM Walking Meditation
11:10 AM to 11:30 AM Chanting
11:30 AM to 12:30 PM Korean Vegetarian Lunch
Please note: We will not be meeting for retreat Day in July due to Fourth of July Holiday
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