Friday, June 10, 2011

2011 June Announcements

2011 June Announcements

Dae Yen Sa International Buddhist Temple and Meditation Center


Baby Buddha


1. Events and Announcements

2. Dharma School Series

3. Buddha Thought

4. Schedule Reminders

5. Dae Yen Sa Video

6. Volunteers


Tuesday Evening Series!

This round of the temple's new series is completed! Thanks for joining in and supporting the Temple!

Buddha's Birthday!

Click here to view the photos! Thank you for joining in!

Lotus Sutra Retreat Day!

See the photos from the day here!

Mindfulness for Daily Living (Formerly known as Insight Meditation Group)

Share the new Brochure! Click the link to print or share the brochure on your favorite online sites!
Join in the support group for people learning to practice meditation in a Western society life.

This group meets every other week at Dae Yen Sa from 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm. More information can be found on the Insight Meditation Group site on Facebook or contact the numbers on the brochure. Check out the wiki about Vipassanā to understand the group focus.

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. Visit for more information. Temple merchandise is now available including the WHO ARE YOU t-shirt!

Special Request:

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!

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.

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

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

Thanks and Namu!


Buddhist Lojong Slogan: Regard All Dharmas as Dreams.

Why regard your every waking moment as a big Truman Show-like dream?

Because then you’ll chill, get a sense of humor, and go with the flow, brau. Okay, time for commentary from someone who actually knows what they’re talking about. Yes: Pema Chodron:

…simply, regard everything as a dream. Life is a dream. Death is also a dream, for that matter; waking is a dream and sleeping is a dream. Another way to put this is: “Every situation is a passing memory”. It is said that with these slogans that are pointing to absolute truth—openness—one should not say “Oh, yes, I know,” but that one should just allow a mental gap to open, and wonder, “Could it be? Am I dreaming this?” Pinch yourself. Dreams are just as convincing as waking reality. You could begin to contemplate the fact that things are not as solid or as reliable as they seem.

Read the entire writing here.


2011 Lotus Retreat Presentation


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 1
1:30 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 Mindfullness for Everyday Living Meditation Group
6:00 PM -7:30 PM every other week. Contact the temple or the numbers on the brochure for dates.


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, Aaron, Robin and Chris for leading some of the different classes 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!


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.