Tuesday, July 21, 2009

2009 July Special 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. They will discuss Five precepts and the purpose of their tour on Thursday, July 23, from 7 - 8 PM.


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 47-End Chapters)

In this second half of the chapter on Diligence, Shantideva begins pointing us in the direction of meditative concentration. Again he stresses the importance of staying with the practice, consistently and gently mindful and awake to emotions like arrogance and pride that can undermine our good efforts and merit. The point is made that with bodhicitta as our goal diligence can be joyfully and carefully maintained.

“Just as flaxen threads waft to and fro,

impelled by every breath of wind,

So all I do will be achieved,

Controlled by movements of a joyful heart

WOB ch. 7, v. 76


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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