Monday, August 3, 2009

2009 August Announcements

Dae Yen Sa

International Buddhist Temple

and Meditation Center


19 Kinsey Road, New Hartford, CT 06057


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 8/5/09:

Chapter 8 - Meditative Concentration (verses 72-139) 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
In this next section Shantideva continues focusing our attention on how craving and attachment can keep us distracted from the one-pointed practice of bodhicitta. In one verse he illustrates how we can get caught up in chasing property and goods, he says in v. 79, “The pain of gaining, keeping and of losing all! See the endless hardships brought on us by property…” Have you ever found yourself straining to gain something, then to keep it, and still then to keep from losing it — maybe a home, a job, a relationship, a hope, a dream, or even enlightenment itself? All these things are part of life, but if we are grasping, spinning and suffering for them how does this bring freedom and peace to our lives and to the lives of those around us? We’re once again reminded that our concentrated effort in seeing clearly is chiefly for the benefit of others – the way of the Bodhisattva

All the joy the world contains

Has come through wishing happiness for others.

All the misery the world contains

Has come through wanting pleasure for oneself.

WOB,chapter 8,verse 129

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

Special Announcement!

"A Night of Tibet"

Wednesday, August 5, 2009 7PM to 10PM.

A special presentation featuring a Screening of the film "Tibet's Cry for Freedom" by Australian filmmaker Lara Daniani. Including a talk by film-maker Lara Damiani and Tenzen Choegyal's Mystical Tibet Concert. Tenzen Choegyal is the australian based Tibetal singer and musician whose voice has been described as "Heaven on Earth" in an engaging and charismatic performer!

Litchfield Community Center, 421 Bantam Road, Litchfield, CT.

$15 Waged, $10 Unwaged

For more information call Lara at (917)545-5531 or the Litchfield Community Center (860)567-8302.

A Tea Prayer

"This cup of tea in my two hands,

Mindfulness is held uprightly.

My mind and body dwell

In the very here and now.

"The entire universe came together

To bring us this tea.

May we be worthy to drink it.


A note from Edwardo thanks to Lorein.

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