Come this Saturday, March 21st. Learn the personal and community building power of face to face conversation and storytelling, with Elaine Blanchard, Storyteller. See film "Inside Story."
PLEASE SHARE! Come to Quan Am Buddhist Monastery and Temple this Saturday morning (March 21) at 10:00 to see the documentary, "Inside Story," and to learn about the personal and community building power of face to face conversations and storytelling.
RECAP: 10am MEDITATION yesterday, Sunday, March 15, 2015 was very, very nice! More people are coming, and more are getting to know Quan Am Buddhist Monastery and Temple and enjoying all we have to offer. See post the "Comment" (attached to the Blog Post of Sunday, March 15, 2015) from one of our "newcomers" who enjoyed her day. The Dharma Talk was about the importance of the "Heart Sutra" and how all the material things that we "attach" to in this world are a whole made up of parts. Many things come together to make up our body. We call it "my body," and "my house," "my car," "my family," etc. Yet these are all temporary. Actually "FORM" is "EMPTINESS" and "EMPTINESS" is "FORM." After the Talk, and a Veggie Lunch we watched a Video on "THE FOUR NOBLE TRUTHS." Join us! to learn more. CALL (901) 679-4528 for info.
10am SUNDAY, MARCH 15, 2015: MEDITATION in ENGLISH
10am Sunday MEDITATION & DHARMA TALK in ENGLISH - WEEKLY
Sessions are broken up into:
1) Chanting the "Heart Sutra" in English;
2) "Silent Sitting Meditation"
3) Dharma Talk with Question & Answer and/or Book Discussion
Bring the FAMILY! Bring a FRIEND! Running Late? No worries. Just come in and find a cushion and JOIN IN! Chanting Books in English - just read along.
11am Veggie LUNCH after Meditation.
After Lunch we have Group Discussion and maybe watch a Video on Buddhism.
CALL (901) 679-4528 for INFORMATION on Where & How to enter the Building, Attire, Directions, etc. See you there!
RECAP: Meditation, tonight, Friday March 13, 2015, was really nice. Several of our "regular meditators" were there, and some people who have been several times before, and one new lady were welcomed. They all said they'll be back real soon. And three of the ladies and a few of the guys said they are coming to the DAY RETREAT with Elaine Blanchard. After Meditation we enjoyed rice and veggies. We discussed Buddhism, and then watched a Video, The FOUR NOBLE TRUTHS, and discussed this. CALL (901) 679-4528 for more information and join us for MEDITATION.
10am - 12 NOON, SATURDAY, March 21st - MEET the STORYTELLER, with Elaine Blanchard, Storyteller and Screening of her AWARD WINNING FILM, Inside Stories. Join us for a "Meet & Greet" with Elaine Blanchard, Storyteller and see her Film which won a Regional Emmy Award. Elaine Blanchard will lead the Retreat, hosted by Quan Am Monastery coming up Friday, March 27th and Saturday, March 28th. CALL (901) 679-4528 for more information. www.buddhistmemphis.com ~ Facebook: QuanAm Monastery
6pm - 7pm FRIDAY, March 27th
MEDITATION in English (This is as usual - our WEEKLY Meditation and Chanting the Heart Sutra, with a period of Silent Meditation).
This Meditation is Part 1 of the Friday night program. After Meditation, Elaine Blanchard will present AN INTRODUCTION to STORYTELLING (see Event below), which will prepare us for our RETREAT the following day - Saturday,March 28th, Feel free to bring a friend. If you are running late, no worries. Just grab a cushion and join in. Plenty of Cushions and chairs at the Monastery. CALL (901) 679-4528 for more info. www.buddhistmemphis.com Facebook: QuanAm Monastery
7pm - 9pm FRIDAY, March 27th
INTRODUCTION to STORYTELLING with Elaine Blanchard, Storyteller This is Part 2 of our Friday night Program. After our 6pm MEDITATION, Elaine will lay the foundation for our RETREAT the following day - SATURDAY,March 28th, The Power of Listening and Storytelling to Create Inner Peace. CALL (901) 679-4528 to Register or to ask about Scholarships. (Veggie/Vegan Foods will be available as this is near the Dinner hour). www.buddhistmemphis.com Facebook: QuanAm Monastery
10am - 4pm SATURDAY, March 28th
DAY RETREAT with Elaine Blanchard, Storyteller, The Power of Listening and Storytelling to Create Inner Peace. Connect with the best in yourself and embrace your compassion to enhance inner peace. Retreat Cost: $45 with some scholarships available. CALL (901) 679-4528 for more information, or to Register or ask about Scholarships. www.buddhistmemphis.com Facebook: QuanAm Monastery
MARCH 27-28 , 2015 STORY TELLING DAY RETREAT
"The Power of Listening and Storytelling to Create Inner Peace"
Join Elaine Blanchard on March 27-28 for a storytelling retreat. CLICK HERE Bit.ly/NaturalMemphis0315 to read about it in this month's Natural Awakenings Magazine. It will be hosted at Quan Am Buddhist Monastery and Temple, 3500 S. Goodlett Street, Memphis, TN 38118. Call (901) 679-4528 to REGISTER or ask about Scholarships. Ad and Article Re-printed with permission of Natural Awakenings of Greater Memphis - go toBit.ly/NaturalMemphis0315 or to www.naturalmemphis.com