2010 October Announcements
Dae Yen Sa International Buddhist Temple and Meditation Center
Meditation practice, or meditational walking outside in a place of natural beauty makes it easier to relax. Nature prepares the body for the peaceful side of meditation. Some state that meditation outside can be the most beneficial practice.
1. Events and Announcements
Events and Announcements
Fall Retreat, Saturday, November 6, 2010!
Dae Yen Sa will be hosting its fall retreat from 9AM - 5PM. The theme is Overcoming Hindrances: Practical Wisdom on the Path Toward Freedom. Please see the linked flier for details and registration info.
Please spread the word to your family and friends.
Wednesday evening dharma school!
This 20-week "Introduction to Buddhism" dharma study series is designed to provide a broad overview of Buddhism and Zen.
Check the schedule of classes and share the brochure with your friends!
Click this link to see the online form.
The Buddha brochures, describing each Buddha and their hand gestures are now available online. Print one out for your next visit to the temple and visit each Buddha!
The Dharma School Series
Chanting & Meditation 7 pm - 7:45 pm
Dae Yen Sa Dharma School 7:45 pm - 8:30 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.
Dharma study topic on Wednesday, October 20th Nirvana and Enlightenment.
Next Wednesday (10/20) we will discuss nirvana and enlightenment. Are they the same thing or different? Should they be goals we strive to achieve or are they better simply viewed as the natural effect (what happens) resulting from diligent practice? If a person truly is enlightened, would they, by definition, be able to tell anyone about it?
Please read according to how deeply you wish to study:
Buddhist Enlightenment vs. Nirvana, by Kusala Bhikshu
Essentials of Buddhism, by Ven. Pategama Gnanarama, Ph.D, Chapter 7 (pages 70 - 80) www.dhammaweb.net/books/Essentials_of_Buddhism.pdf
Please plan to attend the full=day retreat scheduled for November 6, (see flier above), and please spread the word to family and friends! Thank you!
and deepest bows to you!
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