Sunday, February 1, 2009

Upcoming events

Dear friends in the Dharma:

We believe that you all have had a great break and we wish you have fruitful new year!

With some member's great effort, I am pleased to announce after the suspension in January, now we are going to resume our monthly activities:

1) On. Feb. 7(Sat.), we are going to visit

Ratanapannya Meditation Center (Thai Temple)
34550 Orange Street
Wildomar, CA 92595

We are planning to arrive there at 10:00am, followed by a talk about Thai vipassana meditation by the abbot Ven. Sompoch Sripundh there and "Humanistic perspective on meditation" by Ven. Jue Wei, then we are going to have a group meditation sit (may be 30 minutes), then we will have potluck lunch (probably around 11:30am, just be aware of that Theravada monastic don't cook by themselves, their food is not vegetarian and they need to have lunch before 12pm due to the Vinaya regulations, so we need to bring our own food).

After lunch, we are going to have short walk (or walking meditation) around the Temple, then we will sit down to discuss out future plans, maintaining the blog, mailing list, and out-reach ideas etc.

We will leave the temple after that(say 2pm).

2) On March 4th(Wed.)

Ven. Jue Wei will be speaking at the Arcadia Interfaith at 7pm.

Vegetarian dinner is provided at 6pm (we suggest we make some modest contributions if we intend to eat.)

The address is
Arcadia Congregational United Church of Christ
2607 So. Santa Anita Ave.
Aracadia, CA

Those who intend to join in this event should bring a ritual object or
object of art to share with the audience.

3) On March 9th (Mon.)

Ven. Jue Wei will be speaking at the Church of Good Shepherd to the American Association of University Women at 7pm. The address is 400 W. Duarte Road, Arcadia, CA 91007 . We can arrange to be there by 6:30pm for snacks, and then proceed to dinner after the discussion.

Also, we will let you know the details when this event is coming near.


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