Register at (901) 679-4528 or on the Homepage of this website
Relax after work! 5:45pm Tuesdays - Weekly! Beginners and experienced practitioners welcomed. Wear loose, light-weight, comfortable exercise clothes (don't use air-conditioning in the Temple; slip-on shoes (remove shoes in Temple); and socks (tile floors can be cool). Suggested donation: $10 Adults; $7 Students.
10 minutes from University of Memphis. 12 minutes from Midtown. Register at (901) 679-4528 or at the Homepage of this website www.buddhistmemphis.com
Vegan Group will join us for Vegan Dinner of Ethopian Food & Movie "Forks Over Knives" about the health & nutritional benefits of Vegetarian Food. Best Documentary, Toronto Independent Film Festival, 2011. Forks Over Knives is a 2011 American documentary film directed by American independent filmmaker Lee Fulkerson that advocates a low-fat whole-food, plant-based diet as a means of combating a number of diseases. Register www.buddhistmemphis.com or see Facebook www.facebook.com/buddhistmemphis.
Tai Chi, Yoga, and Meditation Day Retreat with Veggie Lunch included - Saturday, June 13, 2015 Beginners and experienced practitioners are welcomed. Suggested Donation: $20 for each or $40 for the Day. (Do not allow limited ability to donate prevent your participation. Ask about Scholarships). Register at (901) 679-4528 or www.buddhistmemphis.com
9:30am Registration and Light Breakfast, Cereal, Fruit, Tea
10am - 11:30am Tai Chi for Health (Yang Style) with Nicholas Cupples, Instructor
11:30am Sitting Meditation, with Guidance and Question/Answer if needed
12:15 Noon Veggie Lunch, provided
1:00pm Walking Meditation, Demo and explanation if needed
1:30pm Yoga with Stephen Black, Instructor or "Yoga Cowboy Yoga"
by Nicholas Cupples, Tai Chi Instructor
The practice of Tai Chi provides a profound sense of the interconnectedness of one’s physical, mental, emotional and energetic aspects of self, and many health benefits follow with the healthful circulation of "chi," the internal and external energy flows. The Yang style short form is an introduction to the beautiful and tranquil inner art of Tai Chi in which you will learn how to tap into your own energetic flows through the use of Qi Gong energy cultivation methods.
by Stephen Black, Yoga Instructor, "Yoga Cowboy Yoga"
Originally, meditators used yoga stretches for relief during long meditation periods. Sitting crosslegged for hours on hours stiffened the body and made meditative concentration difficult. Stretching freed the body, and meditators found that the mind was also more supple and focused as a result. Over centuries, guided by the belief that a flexible mind required an equally flexible body, practitioners refined the postures and the order in which they are performed. As a result, doing yoga, especially while remaining connected to the breath, makes meditation more accessible both to experienced and first-time meditators by giving rise to the feelings of inner stability, groundedness, and peacefulness that settle the body and mind.
2nd Saturday Day Retreat, 10am - 4pm Saturday, June 13th. Tai Chi, by Nick Cupples, Instructor in the morning - and - Yoga, by Stephen Black, Instructor of "Yoga Cowboy Yoga" in the afternoon. Being fit helps to enhance your meditation. Call (901) 679-4528 for more info or register at www.buddhistmemphis.com
Celebrate! Buddha's Birthday and 5-Day Retreat by Tibetan Buddhist Monk. Come to all or come to part. 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!
Here's your schedule (Below in this Post). 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.
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.
Compassion (Chenrezig) Teaching and Meditation
Saturday, (Day 3) May 30 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
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
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.
Facebook ~ Quan Am Buddhist Monastery and Temple
Monday, (Day 5) June 1 from 6p.m. to 8 p.m.
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 -
"How to Enjoy Your Life" (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-N9gKExOcRA)
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
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.