2009 September Announcements
Dae Yen Sa International Buddhist Temple and Meditation Center
The Dharma School Series
HAPPY BIRTHDAY SUE YEN SUNIM!
Saturday September 5th.
Chanting/Meditation 7 pm-7:30 pm
Dae Yen Sa Dharma School/Tea 7:30 pm -8:30 pm
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. Requirement - open minds and open hearts.
Study Topic for Wednesday 9/9/09: ---- FOUR NOBLE TRUTHS PART II. The Four Noble Truths represent the very first sermon of the Buddha after he attained enlightenment. Paradoxically these fundamental teachings are simple and at the same time profound. They are teachings on both theory and practice. They are teachings on 1. Suffering, 2. the Cause of Suffering, 3. The End to Suffering, and 4. The Way to End Suffering. Please print, "Buddhist teachings and practice paths" (http://www.buddhanet.net/e-learning/pathmaps.htm)This is a wonderful synopsis, in list form, to which we can refer.
We will be continuing with truths 3 and 4. To end suffering is to eliminate craving and attachment through correct understanding of all phenomena. When we crave and attach we not only become blind to truth, we become prisoners of wrong view and consequently perpetuate suffering. The 4th truth is the teaching on the 8-fold path. Each one of these 8 principles are like a prescription for this disease of craving. Each one a gives us practical way of dealing with and reducing attachment in our lives. In the coming weeks we will be exploring the 8-fold path in greater detail and sharing our experiences of practice around them.
For our study of the Four Noble Truths we will be accessing the home page(http://www.buddhanet.net/fundbud.htm) - may want to bookmark and then click and print the link "Four Noble Truths 2" (http://www.buddhanet.net/fundbud5.htm). Please read these commentaries and bring your insights, reflections and questions to Sangha.
Please read these commentaries and bring your insights, reflections and questions to Sangha.It will be good to be with you again. As always the Temple and Sangha is open to all who come seeking freedom from greed, anger and ignorance through wisdom and peace.
IN MONASTERIES, TEMPLES, AND THE LIKE,
MAY READING AND RECITING WIDELY FLOURISH.
MAY HARMONY PREVAIL AMONG THE SANGHA;
MAY ITS PURPOSES ALL BE FULFILLED.
---WAY OF THE BODHISATTVA, BY SHANTIDEVA CHAPTER 10, VERSE 42
Thank you and Namu.
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