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MEMBERS SITTING

BELL GATHA, YEBUL, and SITTING AND WALKING MEDITATION



Thursday evenings at 7:30 p.m.  (Please check for cancellation dates)

June  29 Homage to Buddhas & Bodhisattvas; Sitting and Walking Meditation
July 6, August 3, & September 7 - Precept Recitation
August 17, & 31; September 14, 21, & 28 - Homage to Buddhas & Bodhisattvas; Sitting and Walking Meditation



PLEASE NOTE:  The following Thursdays are cancelled during Vassa.
July 13, 20 & 27; August 10 & 24


Important:  Be seated 10 minutes before the beginning of the Bell Gatha.



Members are anybody who has taken the Five Precepts with Su Co Tinh Quang.  However, experienced meditators are welcome to join us.

CANNOT MAKE IT?

The people who come on Thursday evenings are your sangha.  Going for Refuge in the sangha is one of the Refuge Vows, and meeting and practicing with your sangha is part of that vow.  However, if you cannot make it, then ask a sangha member to stand in for you on that day.  They simply announce that they are standing in for you.  No more than that. If more than three weeks are missed, without letting one of your fellow sangha members stand in for you, then Refuge Vows must be taken again next Vesak.
 "In my tradition we learn that as individuals we cannot do much. That is why taking refuge in the sangha, taking refuge in the community, is a very strong and important practice. When I say, “I go for refuge in the sangha,” it does not mean that I want to express my devotion. No. It’s not a question of devotion; it’s a question of practice. Without practicing in a sangha, without being supported by a group of friends who are motivated by the same ideal and practice, we cannot go far."  ~ Thich Nhat Hanh



Please confirm attendance 24 hours in advance.