Celebrate! Buddha's Birthday and 5-Day Retreat by Tibetan Buddhist Monk.
Come to all or come to part: Please Register at the form on the Left of this Page We'd just enjoy seeing you! Please feel free to bring a friend. Please share with friends. This promises to be a really good Retreat. See you there!
We are also having "Starry Nights and Sunny Days" Sky Viewing through Telescopes some of our members are setting up. "Starry Nights" is 8pm Thursday, May 28th and"Sunny Days" is 4pm Saturday, May 30th. Gives us a sense of how we exist within the web of this vast Universe. For the Sky Viewing - Bring the Family! Hope to see you real soon.
Suggested donation is $20 for the daily teachings, and $40 for the Saturday retreat. Some Scholarships are available. Do not let limited ability to donate prevent you from attending. Call for more information.
Thursday, (Day 1) May 28 from 6 to 8 p.m. Veggie Dinner Compassion (Chenrezig)Empowerment
Thursday, (Day 1) May 28 at 8p.m. "Starry Night" - Sky Viewing through Telescope Just for Fun! One of our members is bringing a Telescope and (pending clear sky/cloud cover permitting) we hope to see a "starry" night sky. Will reschedule for Friday, June 12th after Meditation if cloud cover doesn't permit viewing.
Friday, (Day 2) May 29 from 6 to 8 p.m. Veggie Dinner Compassion (Chenrezig) Teaching and Meditation
Saturday, (Day 3) May 30 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Veggie Lunch “Day Retreat” featuring Medicine Buddha Empowerment with Medicine Buddha Teaching and Meditation (Heal Body & Mind! Awaken your inner healing wisdom.)
Saturday, (Day 3) May 30 at 4 p.m. "Sunny Day" - Sky Viewing through Telescope (Day 3) Just for Fun! Kid Friendly! Bring the Family! One of our members is bringing a Telescope with Sun Filter, and (pending clear sky/cloud cover permitting) we hope to see a "sunny" daytime sun. Will reschedule for Saturday, June 13th at Day Retreat, if cloud cover doesn't permit viewing
Sunday, (Day 4) May 31 from 10 to 11 a.m. One Hour Teaching by Buddhist Monk The Nature of Mind Learn about the Continuity of Consciousness
Sunday, (Day 4) May 31 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Buddha’s Birthday Ceremony in the Temple All are invited to participate. Everyone is welcome.
Sunday, (Day 4) May 31 from 12:30p.m. to 2 p.m. Veggie Lunch - Food Fair For Sale! Box Lunches - To Take Home Fundraiser to support the Monastery
Sunday, (Day 4) May 31 from 2p.m. to 3 p.m. “Taking Refuge” Ceremony to Become Buddhist for those who desire to do so. Call (901) 679-4528 to express your interest. Email: QuanAmMonasteryAndTemple@gmail.com Facebook ~ Quan Am Buddhist Monastery and Temple
Monday, (Day 5) June 1 from 6p.m. to 8 p.m. Veggie Dinner The Four Noble Truths (Basics of Buddhism)
Tulku Yeshi Rinpoche is a Tibetan Buddhist Master, Poet, Artist and Author, who will visit Quan Am Monastery beginning Thursday, May 28. He has an “Ancient Practice” yet is a “Modern Monk.” He will be leading teachings from May 28 to June 1, with a full "Day Retreat" on Saturday, May 30th. He advocates healing your thoughts and feelings and enjoying your life. See a You Tube Video of Tulku Yeshi -
Tulku Yeshi received teachings from 40 masters, representing all five schools of Tibetan Buddhism. He writes novels and poetry, and bestows empowerments. Currently he is working on Dharma activities at Sakya Monastery in Seattle (www.Sakya.org). He has published ten books about philosophy, life, nature, joy and peace.He is the founder of Tibetan Zen Buddhism. He has given Tibetan Buddhist teachings in many U.S. cities. His book, Handbook for the Half-Buddha, and his autobiography, A Modern Liberation Odyssey, are available for purchase at www.BodhiTreeLeaf.org.
In describing his “Tibetan Zen” practice, which he founded, Tulku Yeshi teaches 1) Look at your eyes, 2) Listen to your voice, 3) Experience your mind. He states, “Upon entering the beautiful garden, you find yourself surrounded by lovely flowers. While looking at them, do not forget to look at your eyes. At the same time, while listening to the songs of the birds in the garden, do not forget to listen to your voice. And while enjoying the whole experience, do not forget to experience your mind."
The retreat will be held at Quan Am Monastery 3500 S. Goodlett Street Memphis, TN
About Quan Am Monastery: Quan Am Monastery’s Western Sangha is the western community within the larger body of the Vietnamese membership at Quan Am Monastery, who study and practice Buddhist principles. Ven. Thich Nguyen Tahn, the Abbot of Quan Am Monastery, is the Director of the Monastery and thereby, also the Director of the Western Sangha.
Quan Am Monastery’s Western Sangha provides a Buddhist study and practice community for Westerners in Memphis and the Midsouth region. You will find a warm and welcoming community that invites everyone to learn ancient Buddhist practices that apply to the modern world. Take a mini-vacation locally, by visiting our beautiful Buddhist Temple and green space with gardens, and lovely grounds. Enjoy this rare opportunity for Memphians and Midsouth residents to access an array Buddhist education through study, practice and spiritual development. Come and learn to truly enjoy your life.