Monday, July 5, 2010

2010 July Announcements

2010 July Announcements

Dae Yen Sa International Buddhist Temple and Meditation Center


"Hold on
To dreams.
Hold on tight."
---From A Tiny Bud
Written by Aerim Kim and Illustrated by Lindsay Kim.

Aerim Kim, the author of this lovely book of poetry is a frequent visitor at Dae Yen Sa Temple. Her poetry style is very free, fresh in a heartfelt way, and full of a joyful sparkle of emotion. The late Zen Master Seung Shang described Aerim's poetry as "zen poems".

Aerim has been writing poetry since she was seven. Lindsay, Aerim's sister drew the bold, bright pictures for the book over a three year period. The Kim family's goal is not only to support special projects like Dae Yen Sa's but to also encourage children around the world to read and write poems.

The Kim's have supplied the temple with many copies of this book in order to help support the printing needs of the temple. Please contact Sue Yen Sumim to purchase copies of the book for your personal library. You can help build an important network! Please let the temple and the Kim's know of any valuable networking connections to continue keeping this wonderful book in the public's eyes and hearts!

Dae Yen Sa plans on binding several of their prayer books together into one volume for members to use during prayer and ceremonies.


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

Dae Yen Sa now offers Thursday night Yoga class from 7:00 PM to 8:15 PM! Come practice loving kindness for mind and body through Yoga. Everyone is welcome. Wear comfortable clothes. Yoga and Qi Gong practice is also available on an alternating schedule with yoga at the Temple every Saturday.

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See some of the temple's news stories!

Blending their belief

Special Birthday Celebration Draws Guests From Many Cultures, Many States

All Faiths Welcome At Buddhist Temple

Monks from the Drepung Gomang Monastery

Temple welcomes Tibetan monks 2007

If you have a link to temple news story, please drop us a line!

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 07/07/10: 

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

Introduction to Right Mindfulness/Four Foundations of Mindfulness Pages 70-74

Right Mindfulness:

Right mindfulness is the controlled and perfected faculty of cognition. It is the mental ability to see things as they are, with clear consciousness. Usually, the cognitive process begins with an impression induced by perception, or by a thought, but then it does not stay with the mere impression. Instead, we almost always conceptualize sense impressions and thoughts immediately. We interpret them and set them in relation to other thoughts and experiences, which naturally go beyond the facticity of the original impression. The mind then posits concepts, joins concepts into constructs, and weaves those constructs into complex interpretative schemes. All this happens only half consciously, and as a result we often see things obscured. Right mindfulness is anchored in clear perception and it penetrates impressions without getting carried away. Right mindfulness enables us to be aware of the process of conceptualization in a way that we actively observe and control the way our thoughts go. Buddha accounted for this as the four foundations of mindfulness: 1. contemplation of the body, 2. contemplation of feeling (repulsive, attractive, or neutral), 3. contemplation of the state of mind, and 4. contemplation of the phenomena.


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.

15. By listening to the pure Dharma, you will be able to actualize the profound meaning, emptiness.

Wednesday Dharma School
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Meditation and Dharma Study

Thursday Night Yoga
7:00 PM to 8:15 PM

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

Traditional Korean Drums at NY Temple

Many visitors to the NY Temple got to experience the traditional Korean drums. The effect of the robe flying, the sound and the motion is w.


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 Mentions!

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

Thank you to Eduardo who leads the Dharma talks every Wednesday at Dae Yen Sa.

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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