On March 21, 2017, sangha member Ruth shared her experiences and photographs from her pilgrimage to India with her fellow sangha members.  With snacks and beverages, the group enjoyed seeing many of the significant places that the Buddha visited during his life through Ruth’s eyes and experiences.

 

Ruth organized her presentation in pretty much a chronological order, taking the group from Lumbini, Nepal, Buddha’s birthplace to Kushinagar, India, where the Buddha experienced his Parinirvana.  Along the way, she showed us many of the places where the Buddha taught that we hear when we read the sutras, including Vultures Peak, Jetavana and the Deer Park. 

 

The group thoroughly enjoyed talking with Ruth about her experiences during and after her presentation.  Who knows, she may have inspired one or more in the group to plan their own pilgrimage one day.

Mark Palamara, March 31, 2017

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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