2010 June Announcements
Dae Yen Sa International Buddhist Temple and Meditation Center
Walking together at the 9th annual one day Buddhist retreat held by The Buddhist Faith Fellowship of Connecticut with the Albuquerque Buddhist Fellowship communities.
1. Events and Announcements
Events and Announcements
Dae Yen Sa now offers Thursday night Yoga class from 7:00 PM to 8:15 PM! Yoga and Qi Gong practice is also available on an alternating schedule with yoga at the Temple every Saturday.
A News Story from 2009!
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!
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Visit the photo albums to see additional photos from the temple!
2010 Buddha's Birthday
2010 June Buddhist Retreat
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
Chapter 4, Right Action, Right Livelihood...Pages 49-56
The Intention of Goodwill, The Intention of Harmlessness
4. Right Action
The second ethical principle, right action, involves the body as natural means of expression, as it refers to deeds that involve bodily actions. Unwholesome actions lead to unsound states of mind, while wholesome actions lead to sound states of mind. Again, the principle is explained in terms of abstinence: right action means 1. to abstain from harming sentient beings, especially to abstain from taking life (including suicide) and doing harm intentionally or delinquently, 2. to abstain from taking what is not given, which includes stealing, robbery, fraud, deceitfulness, and dishonesty, and 3. to abstain from sexual misconduct. Positively formulated, right action means to act kindly and compassionately, to be honest, to respect the belongings of others, and to keep sexual relationships harmless to others. Further details regarding the concrete meaning of right action can be found in the Precepts.
5. Right Livelihood
Right livelihood means that one should earn one's living in a righteous way and that wealth should be gained legally and peacefully. The Buddha mentions four specific activities that harm other beings and that one should avoid for this reason: 1. dealing in weapons, 2. dealing in living beings (including raising animals for slaughter as well as slave trade and prostitution), 3. working in meat production and butchery, and 4.Â selling intoxicants and poisons, such as alcohol and drugs. Furthermore any other occupation that would violate the principles of right speech and right action should be avoided.
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.
12. Whatever you wish will succeed.
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
Opening the Heart ChakraOpening the Heart Chaka session as taught at the 9th annual one day Buddhist retreat at Dae Yen Sa Temple. The Buddhist Faith Fellowship of Connecticut and Albuquerque Buddhist Fellowship Buddhist communities participated in this event held at Dae Yen Sa. Practice facilitated by Senpai Sensei and Healing Mantras taught by Dharma teacher Myo-on.
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/
Please consider donating to the temple!
Your assistance, no matter what amount, is greatly appreciated!
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