Friday, May 6, 2011

2011 May Announcements

2011 May Announcements

Dae Yen Sa International Buddhist Temple and Meditation Center


Baby Buddha

Please join in celebrating Buddha Day, Sunday, May 8, from 1PM - 2PM.


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


Buddha's Birthday!

EVERYONE IS INVITED! Join the temple for Buddha's Birthday Ceremony on Sunday, May 8 from 1 PM to 2 PM! The day includes Dharma talk, Baby Buddha Bathing Ceremony and Korean vegetarian lunch will be served. See and share the brochure for more details!

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link to see and share the brochure!

Lotus Sutra Retreat Day!

May 21, 2011 save the date and join us from 9 AM to 5 PM!

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Insight Meditation Group

Join the support group for people learning to practice meditation in a Western society life. The group meets weekly at Dae Yen Sa from 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm. More information can be found on the Insight Meditation Group site on Facebook. Check out the wiki about Vipassanā to understand the group focus.

Share the Brochure! Click the link to print or share the brochure on your favorite online sites!

Tuesday Evening Series!

Take a look at the temple's new series!These talks are open to all Temple members as well as the general public. There is a suggested donation of ten dollars per event, per person to help cover Temple costs. Check out BUDDHA IN THE USA and ACTING TOGETHER TO CARE FOR CREATION!

Talks will cover topics concerning personal health as well as the health of the en
vironment. The speakers are all experts in their fields. This is a perfect opportunity to introduce friends and families to our Temple in a comfortable, casual yet informative setting.

Use this link to share online or print copies of the brochure!

This Unrepeatable Moment Retreat!

The 10th annual one day Buddhist retreat (sesshin) held at the beautiful Dae Yen Sa Temple on Sunday, June 12, 2011 from 9 AM to 5 PM. Contact the temple, Buddhist Faith Fellowship of Connecticut or the Buddhist 12 Step Group of Connecticut for registration and details. This Unrepeatable Moment experience underscores presence and the profound sense of gratitude. The day includes basic sitting meditation instruction and practice, walking meditation, yoga, voice meditation, noble silence, discussions & a delicious Korean vegetarian lunch. Registration is from April 9 through June 9, 2011.

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Temple merchandise is now available including the WHO ARE YOU t-shirt!


The temple needs help from sangha members and friends to pay their tax bill. Please make a donation, no matter how small or large, to Dae Yen Sa. Your donations will be a great assistance!

Make checks to mail or bring to:

Dae Yen Sa International Buddhist Temple
19 Kinsey Road
New Hartford, CT 06057

Contact: Sue Yen Sunim


Wednesday evening dharma school!

Please come on Wednesdays, at 7PM for meditation, tonglen practice, shared reading and discussion (plus a fruit party!). 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.

Chanting & Meditation 7 pm - 7:45 pm

Dae Yen Sa Dharma School 7:45 pm - 8:30 pm

Note: A few brand-new copies of the book are available at the temple for the same price you would pay at a major online bookseller (around $11), or used copies can be found at online booksellers for as little as $2 or less (plus shipping):

Thanks and Namu!

Much Metta.


Shakyamuni and the Lotus Sutra

The Lotus Sutra,... further taught the existence of an innate and universal truth known as the Buddha nature, the manifestation of which enables one to enjoy absolute happiness and to act with boundless compassion. Rather than stressing impermanence and the consequent need to eliminate earthly desires and attachments, the Lotus Sutra asserts the ultimate reality of the Buddha nature inherent in all life. It is therefore a teaching which profoundly affirms the realities of daily life, and which naturally encourages an active engagement with others and with the whole of human society.

The Lotus Sutra is also unique among the teachings of Shakyamuni in that it makes the attainment of enlightenment a possibility open to all people - without distinction based on race, gender, social standing or education.

Read the entire writing at


Tuesday Evening Series

7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

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!

Saturday Evening Insight Meditation Group

6:00 PM -7:30 PM



UNESCO: Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity - 2009
URL: Description: A central element of Korean Buddhist culture, Yeongsanjae is a re-enactment of Buddhas delivery of the Lotus Sutra on the Vulture Peak in India, through which philosophical and spiritual messages of Buddhism are expressed and people in attendance develop self-discipline.


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.

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 .

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!

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

Donations greatly appreciated!


Mission Statement:

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.

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