Monday, July 4, 2011

2011 July Announcements

July Announcements

Dae Yen Sa International Buddhist Temple and Meditation Center


Join Chris every other Saturday evening for group meditation and teachings!


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


Mindfulness for Daily Living

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

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

New 25-Week Dharmy Study Course!

On July 13 a new 25-week Dharma Discovery begins at Dae Yen Sa. Please see the attached syllabus for details, and pass it on to anyone you know who may be interested. If you are able and allowed to post it where it can be seen by many people, please do. Thanks you for your interest!

Classes take place Wednesday evenings from 7-9 PM and include meditation, shared reading, dharma talk, discussion, tea ceremony and a fruit party social. This course runs from July 13 through December 28, 2011. There are no attendance expectations; Please come whenever you can!

Dharma study is tuition-free! Sangha members are instead suggested to practice the paramita of [reciprocal] generosity,donating commensurate to the benefits of participating and their financial ability.

Dae Yen Sa is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization,and donations are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law. Receipts provided upon request.



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 7 PM for meditation, meditation, 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

Thanks and Namu!

Much Metta.


We live in THE country of Freedom. Many people have lost lives to protect and advance this.

Yet many are still not free... trapped by attachments or denial. We each must strive to practice deep and honest looking to know liberation from our own greed, anger and ignorance, to become completely free, to give and receive love as a bodhisattva, and to ease the pain of the world.

What will you let go of right now in order to be more free?

Happy Independence Day.


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!

Every other Saturday Evening Insight Meditation Group

6:00 PM -7:30 PM


Aaron speaking about the Buddha and the Stupa.
2011 Dae Yen Sa Lotus Retreat Presentation


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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