Dae Yen Sa International Buddhist Temple and Meditation Center
The Dalai Lama said animations work just as well as traditional prayer wheels. As the image spins, waves of compassion emanate in all directions purifying the area. The spinning of hard drives of several thousand rotations per minute can also add to the effect!
1. Events and Announcements
EVENTS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS!
Dae Yen Sa Film Festival!
Dear Sangha: We are pleased to announce the start of our nine-week "Film Festival" Series, this Friday, the 9th of September. We will gather at 7:00 PM, and will start the movie at 7:30. Our intention for this first showing, and as many thereafter as weather will permit, is to have the film outdoors - kind of like a "drive-in"! Should be fun!! With that in mind, dress accordingly, bring lawn chairs, cushions, blankets, what have you. Also, you might want to consider some bug repellent - you never know what other sentient beings may want to attend.
We're All Invited to an
INTERFAITH PRAYER GATHERING TO REMEMBER 9/11
This year marks the 10 year anniversary of the tragedy of 9/11. Pastor Kim Wadhams from the Morris UCC church has invited the Dae Yen Sa Sangha to participate in a remembrance ceremony officiated by spiritual leaders from the Buddhist, Islamic, Jewish, Catholic, and Christian traditions.
Sangha member David Zucker will be offering music throughout the service and a concluding candle lighting ceremony will take place in remembrance of the lives lost on 9/11.
You are all invited! As Pastor Wadhams has stated, his hope is to fill the church! Come offer your prayers and aspirations for peace.
Date: Sunday Sept. 11, 2011
Time: 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Location: Morris Congregational United Church of Christ, 9 East St., Morris, CT. 203-910-8386.
WE INVITE YOU TO BE A PART OF THIS ONCE-IN-A-LIFETIME HISTORIC EVENT.
Enlightened Seon (Zen) Master Jinje , the 79th Patriarch in the Korean lineage of the Buddha, will travel to the West for the first, and perhaps only, time.
The Riverside Church in the City of New York
490 Riverside Drive at 120th Street
New York City
Thursday, September 15, 2011
Seating begins 6:30 PM
Program begins promptly at 7:00 PM
Please Contact Su Yen Sunim 860-459-6255 for carpooling opportunities.
Print and share the brochure here.
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.
Share the Brochure! Click the link to print or share the brochure on your favorite online sites!
New 25-Week Dharma 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
DHARMA SCHOOL SERIES
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.
This is a very rich and exciting new 25-week study beginning next Wednesday.
The course, entitled "Finding One Buddhism: From Scripture to No Doctrine", is being led by Brother Aaron Doyle. We are all grateful for his time, teaching, insights and big heart!
This terrific sharing of Wisdom will help us enter into questions of Buddhist identity, provide new insights on Buddha-Dharma and help nourish us on the Bodhisattva path.
Participate for all 25 weeks, or as you can. Syllabus is attached.
Also, there is great beauty in the support of the Sangha (community). We may practice individually, but we do not walk the path alone. We have each other.
I am grateful for your wisdom, encouraged by your commitment to the practice, and feel privileged to be able to gather as community in this very special way.
If you are a regular visitor to Sangha, then you understand. If you have not yet experienced Dae Yen Sa, we invite you, with the wide open 1,000 arms of Kwan Seum Bosal,the Bodhisattva of Supreme Compassion, to come and see.
So Welcome ... we hope to see you on Wednesday 7/13/11 at 7pm.
ps. Feel free to bring a dharma buddy with you!
Chanting & Meditation 7 pm - 7:45 pm
Dae Yen Sa Dharma School 7:45 pm - 8:30 pmThanks and Namu!
Om Mani Padme Hum
Mantra in Tibetan script
Tibetan Buddhists believe that saying the mantra (prayer) Om Mani Padme Hum, invites the blessings of Chenrezig, the embodiment of compassion.
They also believe you can produce the same effect by spinning the written form of the mantra around in a prayer wheel (called "Mani wheels" by the Tibetans). The effect is said to be multiplied when more copies of the mantra are included, and spinning the Mani wheels faster increases the benefit as well.
See more information and digital prayer wheels here.
Wednesday Dharma School
7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
9:00 AM to 10:00 AM Yoga or Qi Gong
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
DAE YEN SA VIDEO
Largest Prayer Wheel in the World
The largest prayer wheel in the world is located in Zhongdian / Shangri-la, China. It is a Tibetan buddhist prayer wheel. A prayer wheel is a cylindrical "wheel" on a spindle made from metal, wood, stone, leather, or coarse cotton. Traditionally, the mantra Om Mani Padme Hum is written in Sanskrit on the outside of the wheel. Also sometimes depicted are Dakinis, Protectors and very often the 8 auspicious symbols Ashtamangala. According to the Tibetan Buddhist tradition based on the lineage texts regarding prayer wheels, spinning such a wheel will have much the same meritorious effect as orally reciting the prayers.
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!
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!
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!
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!
Donations greatly appreciated!
VISIT DAE YEN SA ON FACEBOOK!
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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