2010 May Announcements
Dae Yen Sa International Buddhist Temple and Meditation Center
Baby Buddha at Dae Yen Sa's Buddha's Birthday celebration!
1. Events and Announcements
Events and Announcements
Buddha's Birthday was a great success! A big thank you goes out to all the people who made this such a beautiful event.
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Please consider donating to the temple! Your assistance, no matter what amount, is greatly appreciated!
Yoga and Qi Gong practice is available on an alternating schedule with yoga at the Temple every Saturday.
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Visit the photo albums to see additional photos from the temple!
2008 Buddhas Birthday
2009 Buddhas Birthday
2010 Buddha's Birthday
Chanting & Meditation 7 pm - 7:45 pm
Dae Yen Sa Dharma School 7:45 pm - 8:30 pm
Sangha Gathering 8:30 pm - 9:00 pm
We welcome individuals of all paths and understandings to participate in weekly gatherings consisting of meditation, meditative reading and review along with group reflection on Buddhist principles and practices or Dharma. The only requirement is an open mind and open heart.
The Noble 8-Fold Path Way to the end of suffering
Right View...Pages 21-25 Superior Right View
1. Right View
Right view is the beginning and the end of the path, it simply means to see and to understand things as they really are and to realize the Four Noble Truth. As such, right view is the cognitive aspect of wisdom. It means to see things through, to grasp the impermanent and imperfect nature of worldly objects and ideas, and to understand the law of karma and karmic conditioning. Right view is not necessarily an intellectual capacity, just as wisdom is not just a matter of intelligence. Instead, right view is attained, sustained, and enhanced through all capacities of mind. It begins with the intuitive insight that all beings are subject to suffering and it ends with complete understanding of the true nature of all things. Since our view of the world forms our thoughts and our actions, right view yields right thoughts and right actions.
BENEFITS OF RECITING OM MANI PADME HUM
There are fifteen major benefits, which are the same for both the long and the short mantra. Actually, there are so many benefits but if one can remember these fifteen, these are the most important, the integrated outlines.
8. People around you - family, Dharma students, people in the office, and so on - will be kind and harmonious with you.
Saturday Temple Regular Schedule:
9:00 AM to 10:00 AM Yoga or Qi Gong
Dae Yen Sa offers retreat days once a quarter, usually on a first Saturday of some months. Call or contact the temple to find out about upcoming retreat days, schedules, and activities for those days. Retreat days will be posted.
Dae Yen Sa Video
Buddha's WordsDave performing the song he wrote for the Buddha's Birthday event!
A special thanks goes out to volunteers at the temple!
Assistance with preparation for special events, weekends and teaching nights is always greatly appreciated. This includes assistance in the kitchen, setting up, taking down and any other donation of talent or effort that can assist the temple. You are always greatly appreciated! The temple does have some special requests from time to time as well. Thank you to all the people who make the wonderful experience at the temple possible!
A small group from Dae Yen Sa enjoyed a field trip to Chuang Yen Temple in Carmel, NY. We participated in a retreat day, where we learned a new form of meditation practice called Sati. In Sati Meditation the practitioner uses mindful movements of the hands to bring about greater awareness.This practice was introduced by Luangpor Teean Jittasubho (1911-1988) of Thailand and taught to us by Dr. Dwight Chien. It is our intention to make Sati meditation sessions available at DaeYen Sa. If any member who participated in our Sati retreat in NY is interested in leading Sati meditation please see Eduardo. For those wishing to experience the Sati retreat day at Chuang Yen, the next session is December 12, 2009.
Calling all TV Techies!
The temple is seeking a volunteer(s) to help us find or purchase a big screen TV for the Main Temple that we could also connect to a computer. There are so many great teachings and wisdom available in multimedia now that would add to study experiences. In addition the temple is considering offering occasional "movie nights" for families. Maybe our first Movie night could be "MULAN" in honor of dear little Sasha! Of course, we are also seeking donations for the purchase of the TV, or, of a TV itself. Thank you in advance for your kindness in achieving this goal for the benefit of the sangha. Please see Su Yen Sunim to help with this endeavor.
The East gives us thousands upon thousands of Buddhist sacred texts. And here in the West we have access to many books and articles from teachers like Jack Kornfield, Pema Chodron and other well-known teachers. It is our goal to begin a small lending library of Buddhist texts that would be open to Sangha members. The idea has been approved by Su Yen Sunim and Master, so we'll keep you posted on the logistics. In the meantime consider donating your books of wisdom to the temple. Make it a practice in letting go!
Talks and Workshops
While we have the Wisdom of the Triple Gem we also recognize the network of members and friends with wisdom to share with Dae Yen Sa. If you, or anyone you know, has an interest in presenting a workshop/lecture/training that is relevant and appropriate to Buddhist principles and practice, please speak with Eduardo. At present, the Temple does not have funds for lecturers. Any presentation would be considered a donation would be very much appreciated. Thank you in advance.
Special Mention! A very special thanks goes out to Ms. Grace Kim of Blooming Ridgefield who provides many of the beautiful flower arrangements at the temple. Please visit her site at http://bloomingridgefield.com/
A very special thanks goes out to Ms. Grace Kim of Blooming Ridgefield who provides many of the beautiful flower arrangements at the temple. Please visit her site at http://bloomingridgefield.com/
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