Saturday, July 25, 2009

2009 July Announcements

Dae Yen Sa

International Buddhist Temple

and Meditation Center

Visiting Monks from Tibet

Monks from Tibet are staying at the temple for the duration of Tibet Fest! The monks travel throughout the USA as emissaries of good will and universal teachings and welcome the public to witness and to participate in this short program


19 Kinsey Road, New Hartford, CT 06057


Monks Presentations:

July 28th Monday 7 PM-8 PM Talk on Emptiness

July 29th Tuesday 7 PM-8 PM Talk on compassion


Wednesday Temple Regular Schedule:

7:00-7:30 PM Chanting, Meditation, Tea

7:30-8:30 PM Dae Yen Sa Dharma School

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 for Wednesday 7/29/09: Chapter 8 - Meditative Concentration (verses 1-71)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 8 Meditative Concentration
If you have not felt challenged by Shantidava's insights and instruction so far, look out! Meditative Concentration focuses our attention on how we should orient our lives, and indeed our life styles, in order to follow the bodhisattva path. Among the topics are renunciation of worldly attachments and craving, the importance of retreat and solitude to our practice, being mindful in our associations and relationships with others, and, in Shantideva's usual vivid imagery, instruction on snuffing out the flames of carnal desire and lust.

So many are the leanings and wants of beings
That even Buddha could not please them all–
Of such a wretch like me no need to speak!
I'll give up such concerns with worldly things.
WOB ch. 8, v. 22


Saturday Temple Regular 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


Don't forget to visit Tibetfest this year! According to some news stories, this may be the last year it will be held due to funding changes. Tibetfest is going on now! Tibetfest V is July 25 and July 26 at the Goshen Fairgrounds from 10 AM to 5 PM each day. Check out these links for more information:

Tibetfest Information

Who will be there?


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