Wednesday, July 15, 2009

2009 July Announcements

Dae Yen Sa

International Buddhist Temple

and Meditation Center


19 Kinsey Road, New Hartford, CT 06057


Dae Yen Sa Dharma School

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Chanting, Meditation, Tea 7pm-7:30

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

Study Topic

Way of the Bodhisattva by 8th Century Master, Shantideva

This well-known and loved text focuses on the cultivation and enhancement of Bodhicitta-a quality of completely open, or completely awakened heart and mind.

Chapter 7 Diligence (Verses 1-46)

Our next three chapters, Diligence, Meditatitive Concentration, and Wisdom focus on how we can intensify our Bodhicitta practice. Diligence can be also be referred to as Consistency or Constancy. Shantideva calls us here to remain faithful to our practice of a continual letting go of attachments and wrong views that imprison us in a cycle of endless and needless suffering. A gentle and patient returning to our true nature in mindfulness is what is called for. By training with the small things of life we will be prepared to meet life’s bigger challenges. Little by little like drops of water in a bucket merit is gained. This is Buddhist the faith.

“Our guide instructs us to begin

By giving vegetable greens or other little things,

That later, step-by-step, the habit once acquired,

We may be able to donate our very flesh.

WOB,chapter 7,verse 25


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 11:10 AM Walking Meditation

11:10 AM to 11:30 AM Chanting

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

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