Mindfulness of the Body

Notes from the Dharma Talk, Monday, May 23, 2011

Dong Hung Buddhist Temple English Language Service

Mark Palamara, May27, 2011

The Venerable Thich Chuc Hoi presided.

Matt McDonald researched and presented “Mindfulness of the Body.”

Chuc Hoi asked the group “How do you feel when you meditate?” The responses included: “Sometimes really relaxed”; “it depends on the circumstances”; “I meditate in the morning and in the evening to start and end my day”; “ I feel peace, clarity, harmony”; “relieves tension”; “meditate to fall asleep”. William shared that when thoughts invade your concentration when meditating, take them and release them. Meditation can actually become a “24 by 7” routine with practice. There is no right or wrong way to meditate-just focus the best you can.

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Conquering Hate

Notes from the Dharma Talk, Monday, May 16, 2011

Dong Hung Buddhist Temple English Language Service

Mark Palamara, May19, 2011

The Venerable Monks Thich Chuc Hoi, Thich Chuc Do and Thich Chuc Thanh presided.

Shalon and Scott prepared discussion on the topic “Conquering Hate.”

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Subduing hatred or anger

Notes from the Dharma Talk, Monday, May 9, 2011

Dong Hung Buddhist Temple English Language Service

The Venerable Monks Thich Chuc Hoi, Thich Chuc Do and Thich Chuc Thanh presided.

The discussion topic was subduing hatred or anger, especially towards those who have done evil on a large scale. Karen and Scott took the lead on the topic and noted that overcoming hatred towards others requires empathy, compassion and loving kindness.

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Comments on the Feb to Apr 2011 Buddhism Class

On April 25, 2011 we completed our first class series of 2011.  The study series was based on the study of selected verses from the Dhammapada.

The Venerable Thich Chuc Thanh provided us with his thorough understanding and insight into the teachings of the Buddha and how we translate them into practice in our daily life.  For me, the class discussions were an excellent addition to my individual study with Chuc Thanh which resulted in my formally seeking refuge in the Triple Gem in February.  My journey into the study and practice of the Buddha’s teachings is still in its infancy.

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Weekly Schedule

Sunday

8.00 am - 9.00 am: Public Services in English: Such as chanting, Meditation,  Dharma discussing

10:30 am – 12.30 pm: Public Services in Vietnamese: Such as chanting, Dharma discussing (with English translator), offering to the deceased ones 

Tuesday

English Dharma Class, open discussion.
@ Dharma Hall, Virginia Beach
1st, 2nd and 3rd  and 5thTuesdays, 7pm-8.30pm.

English Dharma Class, open discussion.
@ Pitts Center, Southern Shores, NC
4th Tuesday, 6.30pm - 8.30pm 

Wednesday

5:45 - 6:45 pm: One Hour Meditation. Public is welcome. English language introduction. Silent, seated meditation in the Dharma Hall.

7:00 pm – 8:30 pm: Public service in English: Chanting, meditating, Dharma discussing in English

Thursday

8:00 pm – 9:00 pm: Chanting 21 time Great Compassion Mantra (Vietnamese)

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