Thursday, November 17, 2011



Dae Yen Sa International Buddhist Temple and Meditation Center

There are many reasons to visit the temple! Here are just a few:


Art Experience!

Thanks to Bo Kag for the photo and to Lori and Nestor for their snow Buddha handiwork during the October storm anomaly! Dae Yen Sa is packed with traditional art from Korea as well as more contemporary spiritual art.

Take a Trip!

Jason on the steps of one of the beautiful temples at Bak Lim Sa during the group trip to Bak Lim Sa's 13th Annual Open Mountain Ceremony. Dae Yen Sa members gather for group trips a few times every year. Thank you Jason for the photo!

Participate in beneficial shopping and resolve a koan!

The temple now has available a selection of great merchandise! Stop by to purchase a temple t-shirt or the favorite "WHO AM I?" koan t-shirt. Your shopping benefits the temple and you may resolve your favorite koan!

Watch a Movie!

Dae Yen Sa's currently is running a "Film Festival" Series showing movies every Friday!

Keep apprised of historic events in the Buddhist world!

Enlightened Seon (Zen) Master Jinje , the 79th Patriarch in the Korean lineage of the Buddha, traveled to the West for the first, and perhaps only, time.

Go to the page and click "LIVE" to watch!

Experience a Temple Retreat.

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!

Volunteer Your Skills!

There are many ways to support your temple including donations. If you have something special to contribute, please let us know! Offer a talk or workshop. 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.


Meet other interesting and talented people!

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 generously 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.

Appreciate the cultural exchange.

Learn about the symbolism and meaning of Korean spiritual art. Meet a Tibetan monk. See a sand mandala being constructed.

Share a vegetarian meal with friends.

Many events include a Korean vegetarian lunch!

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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