Tuesday, June 8, 2010

2010 June Announcements

2010 June Announcements

Dae Yen Sa International Buddhist Temple and Meditation Center


The mantra and the name of the Medicine Buddha is beneficial. In Korean it is Yaksayoraebul. In Sancret the name of the Medicine Buddha is Bhaisajyaguru. The Sanskrit mantra of Medicine Buddha is: Tayata, Om, Bhaishaye Bhaishaye Maha-Bhaishaye Raja Samudgate, Svaha.


1. Events and Announcements
2. Dharma School Series
3. Buddha Thought
4. Saturday Schedule Reminder
5. Dae Yen Sa Video
6. Volunteers

Events and Announcements

A News Story from 2o09!

The Dae Yen Sa International Buddhist Temple on Kinsey Road was celebrating the birth day of Buddha and had invited its members and our community at large to join the party.

The 50 or so guests at the party had come not only from the Northwest corner of Connecticut but also other parts of the state, as well as New York and New Jersey. Some women wore the traditional sari of India, others wore the traditional hanbok of Korea, and others still were dressed in the traditional robe of the Buddhist monk. For the record, our reporter wore the traditional blue jeans of America.

Read the entire story at the link!


Waterbury Republican Story 5/9/10: Blending their belief
"Every Sunday morning, Eduardo Barrios recites the Gloria at the 10:30 Mass at Lourdes of Litchfield. And every Wednesday, the Torrington graphic designer circles a Buddhist shrine at the the Dae Yen Sa Temple in New Hartford, chanting the Tibetan Buddhist mantra, "Om Mani Padme Hum." He sees no conflict in his practice.

Neither do many of the growing number of Americans who mix religious practices or create ones themselves. Although most Americans identify themselves as Christian, a poll released last year finds them blending those beliefs with those of other faiths. According to the Pew Research Center's Forum on Religion and Public Life, a "sizeable minority" of Americans mix Christianity with beliefs as diverse as reincarnation, astrology and the presence of spiritual energy in physical objects."

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Yoga and Qi Gong practice is available on an alternating schedule with yoga at the Temple every Saturday.

If you would like to receive announcements from Dae Yen Sa please let us know your email address! Send your email address to daeyensatemple@gmail.com and add this address and to your address book. Remember to check your spam folder if an email you are expecting does not arrive. For those wishing to receive regular email announcements, please send your email address with a brief request to be added to the list. You can also also subscribe to this blog and join us on Facebook!

Visit the photo albums to see additional photos from the temple!

2010 Buddha's Birthday

The Dharma School Series

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.

Study Topic for Wednesday 06/09/10: 

The Noble 8-Fold Path Way to the end of suffering

Chapter 4, Introduction and Right Speech...Pages 40-49

The Intention of Goodwill, The Intention of Harmlessness

3. Right Speech

Right speech is the first principle of ethical conduct in the eightfold path. Ethical conduct is viewed as a guideline to moral discipline, which supports the other principles of the path. This aspect is not self-sufficient, however, essential, because mental purification can only be achieved through the cultivation of ethical conduct. The importance of speech in the context of Buddhist ethics is obvious: words can break or save lives, make enemies or friends, start war or create peace. Buddha explained right speech as follows: 1. to abstain from false speech, especially not to tell deliberate lies and not to speak deceitfully, 2. to abstain from slanderous speech and not to use words maliciously against others, 3. to abstain from harsh words that offend or hurt others, and 4. to abstain from idle chatter that lacks purpose or depth. Positively phrased, this means to tell the truth, to speak friendly, warm, and gently and to talk only when necessary.


Buddhist Thought

Lama Zopa Rinpoche Con't.

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.

11. Your wealth will not be stolen or taken away by others.

Saturday Temple Regular Schedule:

9:00 AM to 10:00 AM Yoga or Qi Gong
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

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 Birthday 2010 Intro 2

The second half of the introduction to Dae Yen Sa's Buddha's Birthday celebration in English and Korean.


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!

Sati Meditation

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.

Lending Library

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/

Please consider donating to the temple!

Your assistance, no matter what amount, is greatly appreciated!

19 Kinsey Road
New Hartford, CT 06057
Telephone: (860) 489-3254
Cell: (860) 459-6255
Fax: (860) 489-5760

Donations greatly appreciated!


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