Talking to Terry Cortes about this yesterday, the $10 cost is for lunch. Meanwhile, the $20 is only a suggested donation for the program, which can be whateverMessage 1 of 1 , Feb 18View SourceTalking to Terry Cortes about this yesterday, the $10 cost is for lunch. Meanwhile, the $20 is only a suggested donation for the program, which can be whatever one can afford. Also, this temple has just been totally rebuilt and is said to be beautifully done.Please let me know by this Wed. if you would like to attend so that they can plan for the food purchases.Bows,John----- Forwarded Message ----
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Subject: Sitting at a Buddhist Temple
Here is an opportunity to sit at a Buddhist Temple.As background, Thich Nhat Hanh's Plum Blossom sangha here in Austin meets weekly on sunday evenings, but in addition, once a month they meet on a Saturday to do some sitting and walking meditation, have some lunch, and listen to a talk from one of Thich Nhat Hanh's monks that is broadcast from Viet Nam. Usually these Saturday meetings are at someone's home. However, on Saturday, February 23, it will be held at a Buddhist Temple.I asked if we could join them for this get together, and they said that would be great! Sue and I are attending. Please let me know by Wed. Feb. 20 if you wish to attend. The cost is $10 for the lunch and $20 for the program. For those who wish to attend, I will send you some readings to look at before hand that will orient you to the Saturday Dahrma talk.Here is how Terry Cortes of Plum Blossom describes the day:February 23 is our next International Day of Mindfulness. (“International” because our teacher, Chat Huy, will be offering the Dharma Talk from Vietnam and the Sanghas that will be attending are from Canada and from coast to coast to coast in the United States!)
We are happy to announce that our friends at the Linh-Son Vietnamese Buddhist Temple
have invited us to enjoy this Day of Mindfulness
at their Temple!Here is the schedule for the day:February 23, 20139:00-9:15 Gather at the Linh-Son Temple, 4604 Duval Road, Austin, 78727
9:15-9:45 Sitting meditation in Chánh Điện, the main praying room
10:00-10:30 Walking meditation around the Temple grounds.
10:45-11:00 Gather for the Dharma Talk with Chan Huy in Hội Trường, the big meeting hall.
11:00-12:00 Dharma Talk. The topic, part of the series from the Diamond Sutra, is “Freedom from Desire.”
12:00-1:00 lunch (Vietnamese food prepared by the “kitchen ladies” of the Temple. Suggested dana: $10)
1:00-2:00 Dharma sharing in Hội Trường, the big meeting hall.Here is some information about the teacher:
Dharmacarya Chan Huy, a senior Dharma Teacher in the Thich Nhat Hahn tradition will present an online talk to us on Free from Desire.
Dharma Teacher Chân Huy, B.Sc, MSc. and MBA, teaches the art of mindful living in the tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh and Plum Village. Ordained by Thich Nhat Hanh in 1994 as a lay dharmacarya (dharma teacher), Chan Huy offers Dharma talks and leads retreats and other mindfulness activities across Canada and the United States. Chan Huy also serves as the main teacher for our community and many other communities such as Laughing Rivers Sangha in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Beginner’s Mind Sangha in Boise, Idaho, Heartland Sangha in Kansas City, Missouri, and Wabi Sabi Sangha in Santa Barbara, California. In Canada where he resides, Chan Huy serves as the principal teacher of the Community of Mindful Living of Montréal in 1997, which he founded.