By invitation of Sara Gain,  the Adult Progam Director at the Virginia Beach Public Library, our Venerables Thay Thanh and Bhante Vivek presented an evening program there on Meditation. Those that attended were small in number, but large in enthusiasm.

The Venerables presented several forms of meditation, starting with basic postural instructions and practice, and then moving on through several meditation techniques.  Thay Chuc Thanh led the group through Breathing, and Walking Meditations, which were followed by the Metta Meditation as sung by Bahte Vivek. A period of questions, answers, and discussion ended the one-hour program. 

It seemed to be a success, and the director asked if the Venerables could return with this program again.  And of course, they said, "Yes!"!

By Ruth Peele

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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