Wonderful news. One of our own Eyes of Compassion sangha members, David Hughes (Chân Lac Ðô, True Land of Happiness), is now a dharma teacher. He received the lamp transmission on Sunday, October 3, at the Deer Park Monastery in Escondido, California. Many of us were able to watch this event via Zoom. David is on the left in the above photo, with his two attendants behind him. Three more photographs are below. Thanks, Inyeong, for sending us the screen shots.
(UPDATED August 11) This summer, three brothers from Deer Park Monastery will travel 4500 miles to visit Sanghas in ten western states, in the “Happiness is the Way: Road Retreat.” Two of their stops will be in Colorado: a three-day retreat in Fort Collins on August 20-22 (Friday to Sunday), and a single evening in Denver on Monday, August 23.
Both events are free, though if you are able to do so, donations are welcomed. However, you MUST REGISTER for the Ft. Collins event by Friday, August 13, at noon MDT in order to attend (it is almost “sold out” already). You MUST REGISTER for the Denver event by August 18. You also MUST BE VACCINATED to attend either event and must wear a mask. Space is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. Because of response to this event, we cannot guarantee that everyone who registers will be able to attend. Continue reading ““Happiness is the Way” comes to Fort Collins and Denver!”
10:00am – English Dharma talk by Brother Thich Thien Tu (Quang Phap)
11:30am – Buddha’s Birthday Ceremony
1:00pm – Lunch (in individual boxes)
To protect the sangha during this gathering, participants will be asked to please:
– Wear a mask
– Social distance from people outside of your household
– Stay home if you are not feeling well
We are happy to have you come see the exciting progress on the new meditation hall (check out the photo)! We also want you to be aware that a new matching grant has become available. An anonymous donor will match up to $25,000 in donations to be used to complete the roof to protect the beautiful wood of the upper level and the work that has been finished in the lower level.
Those of you on our email list know that our theme for our Thursday evening sangha meetings this month is “Honoring women’s voices in our Plum Village tradition.”
In celebration of Women’s History Month, The Mindfulness Bell magazine has shared a selection of articles from its archives by women teachers. You can read it here. You will find articles by Sisters Chan Khong, Chan Duc, and Dang Nghiem, as well as Dharma Teachers Kaira Jewel Lingo and Leslie Rawls.
The Lotus Institute is offering a retreat on “Lived Emptiness, The Heart of Anti-Racism” which takes place, online, from Friday, December 4 to Sunday, December 6, 2020. It is offered by Registration closes on December 2. Go here to register.
Our sangha’s Plant-Powered Practitioners Support Network (PPPSN) has been mostly inactive these last months, since the pandemic has prevented us from gathering in person to share food and videos. However, now that the holidays are approaching, we’d like to offer support to those of you who want to leave animal products off your holiday table.