1. Events and Announcements 2. Dharma School Series 3. Buddha Thought 4. Schedule Reminders 5. Dae Yen Sa Video 6. Volunteers
Events and Announcements
The Compassionate Communication: Creating Communities of Good Karma held on January 15, 2011 was a fantastic presentation! Thank you to everyone that participated and special thanks to Joe Brummer for the intensive workshop! See photos of the workshop at this link! Joe is now the Associate Executive Director of Community Mediation, Inc. of New Haven (http://www.community-mediation.org/). He is fortunate to have made his job match his passion for peacemaking, and we are grateful to be able to share in the wisdom he brings.
A Path of True Love
A Path of True Love, A Compassionate Journey of Non-Attachment will be true theme for the Saturday, February 5th retreat at Dae Yen Sa. Please join us at the temple from 9 AM - 5 PM. See the brochure online, download and share it with your friends! We all want to be loved, and to love, completely.
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk150/Sheiladae/Brochures/truelove.jpg Link to the brochure above.
Sneak Peek at March Event!
Buddhist Practices for Practicing Christians presented by Sue Yen Sunim and Eduardo Barrios! This event is held at the Spritual Life Center in West Hartford.
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk150/Sheiladae/Brochures/practicing.jpg Link to the brochure above.
2010 was a very good year for Dae Yen Sa Temple and its members.
The temple needs help from sangha members and friends to pay their tax bill. Please make a donation to Dae Yen Sa. Your donations will be a great assistance in paying the taxes enabling the Temple to continue their practices. If everyone makes an offering, the Temple can manage their tax debt without a problem. Please help by sending what you can! Every donation is greatly appreciated.
Please join us in 2011!
Make checks to mail or bring to:
Dae Yen Sa International Buddhist Temple 19 Kinsey Road New Hartford, CT 06057
Contact: Sue Yen Sunim
Thank You. Namu.
Wednesday evening dharma school!
This course is provided for free, donations in support of temple efforts are welcome and appreciated.
Chanting & Meditation 7 pm - 7:45 pm
Dae Yen Sa Dharma School 7:45 pm - 8:30 pm
Individuals of all paths and beliefs are welcome; the only requirement is an open heart and mind. Dharma study is free; donations supporting temple efforts are appreciated.
Exciting news for Wednesday evening Dharma Study: Dae Yen Sa is offering a 22-week course on the Tibetan Buddhist practice of Tonglen, based on Pema Chödrön's book, "Start Where You Are, A Guide to Compassionate Living." [Used copies at major online booksellers < $2 + shipping.] This is a perfect follow-through to the Compassionate Communication Workshop. More details forthcoming!
Please watch for email announcements for cancellations due to weather.
Excerpt from Practicing Compassion in Everyday Light by the Dalai Lama
Nonviolence does not mean that we remain indifferent to a problem. On the contrary, it is important to be fully engaged. However, we must behave in a way that does not benefit us alone. We must not harm the interests of others. Nonviolence therefore is not merely the absence of violence. It involves a sense of compassion and caring. It is almost a manifestation of compassion. I strongly believe that we must promote such a concept of nonviolence at the level of the family as well as at the national and international levels. Each individual has the ability to contribute to such compassionate nonviolence.
How should we go about this? We can start with ourselves. We must try to develop greater perspective, looking at situations from all angles. Usually when we face problems, we look at them from our own point of view. We even sometimes deliberately ignore other aspects of a situation. This often leads to negative consequences. However, it is very important for us to have a broader perspective.
We must come to realize that others are also part of our society. We can think of our society as a body, with arms and legs as parts of it. Of course, the arm is different from the leg; however, if something happens to the foot, the hand should reach down to help. Similarly, when something is wrong within our society, we must help.
Wednesday Dharma School 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM Meditation and Dharma Study
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 throughout the year. Contact the temple to find out about upcoming retreat days, schedules, and activities for those days. Watch the newsletter for announcements!
Dae Yen Sa Video
Mindful Schools In-Class Instruction
Selections from the upcoming documentary entitled "Mindful Kids," shows the Mindful Schools in-class instruction program in action. For more information, visit www.mindfulschools.org .
Support your local temple and meditation center!
A special thanks goes out to volunteers and supporters of the temple!
There are many ways to support your temple including donations. If you have something special to contribute, please let us know!
Volunteer Your Skills!
Assistance with preparations 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 for everyone!
Participate in beneficial shopping!
The temple now has available a selection of great merchandise! Please stop by to purchase a temple t-shirt or the favorite "WHO AM I?" koan t-shirt
Offer a talk or workshop!
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.
Buy a special book!
Aerim Kim,the author of this lovely book of poetry is a frequent visitor at Dae Yen Sa Temple. Her poetry style is free, fresh, heartfelt, and full of a joyful sparkle of emotion. The late Zen Master Seung Shang described Aerim's poetry as "zen 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 Sunim 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.
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 big thank you to Eduardo and Aaron leading the Dharma talks on Wednesday night at Dae Yen Sa. Also thanks to Robin for the Thursday night Yoga class!
Please consider donating to the temple!
Your assistance, no matter what amount, is greatly appreciated!
Dae Yen Sa International Buddhist Temple and Meditation Center is a non-profit religious organization serving the spiritual needs of a diverse and dedicated community of lay practitioners. We offer instruction and participation in Buddhist religion, meditation forms, devotional chanting and worship, dharma principles and practices, yoga and other relevant programs. We welcome all who seek enlightenment of mind and freedom from suffering caused by human greed, hatred and delusion.
Dae Yen Sa International Buddhist Temple and Meditation Center is a non-profit 501(c)(3) religious organization. Charitable contributions are tax exempt. Thank you in advance for your generosity. Namu,