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Update for: TibetFest & NYC trip & Other Summer events: RSVP necessary

From: Buddhist Faith F.
Sent on: Wednesday, July 22, 2009 9:40 AM
Mid-Summer Buddhist Weekend
(7/25 ? 26)




7/25. Tibetfest V Field Trip
. This annual festival celebrates the Buddhist nation of Tibet and is dedicated in helping to preserve its endangered culture. Includes Tibetan food and performances, and art and religious items for sale. Location: Goshen Fairground, 116 Old Middle St, Goshen. Goshen Ct $10 admission $5 for children. Google Tibetfest V for more details.

http://www.tibetfest.com/


CARPOOLING: from Wethersfield (e-mail us for address) & we need 2 volunteers to drive (gas & parking expenses will be shared)

TIME: meeting up @ 9:45 a.m. leaving @ 10 a.m. sharp.

RSVP: it?s necessary for that we know who is going and volunteering, by Friday, 7/24

IMPORTANT: We received news that due to a lack of state grants, this will be the LAST Tibetfest in Ct. We hope you can attend for this unique event.


7/26. New York Buddhist Church & Rubin Museum Field Trip. Leaving: Wethersfield @ 8:15 a.m. English service: 11:30 ? 12:30 p.m. followed by lunch in the City. Dharma Talk topic: ?Life in this Human Form.? Location:[masked] Riverside Drive, Manhattan. Then, a visit to Rubin Museum of Art to look at NYC?s most comprehensive collection of Himalayan (Buddhist) Art. We?ll have lunch in NYC.

Buddhist Church http://www.newyorkbuddhistchurch.org/

Rubin Museum http://www.rmanyc.org/

CARPOOLING: from Wethersfield (e-mail us for address) & we need 2 volunteers to drive (gas & parking expenses will be shared)

TIME: meeting up @ 8:00 a.m. leaving @ 8:15 a.m. sharp.

RSVP: it?s necessary for that we know who is going and volunteering, by Friday, 7/24


Our Upcoming Buddhist Summer Activities



08/07 - 09. Shin Buddhism Weekend Retreat @ the Barre Center for Buddhist Studies in Barre, Massachusetts with Dr. Taitetsu and Mark Unno. This is not a BFF of Ct retreat but is highly recommended for beginners and advanced practitioners. Register soon because it fills up quickly. See link below.
https://bcbs.dharma.org/Pages/course_registration.lasso


8/15. BFF of Ct?s Buddhist Pilgrimage 2009.
This annual event explores the Buddhist monasteries of NY State. On Sat. visiting Kagyu Thubten Choling (10 a.m. prayer service) Chuang Yen Monasteries. Car pooling & leaving from Wethersfield @ 7:15 a.m.

CARPOOLING: from Wethersfield (e-mail us for address) & we need 2 volunteers to drive (gas & parking expenses will be shared)

TIME: meeting up @ 7:15 a.m. leaving 7:30 a.m. sharp.

RSVP: necessary for that we know who is going and volunteering, by Thurs., 8/13


8/16. Tentative Extended Pilgrimage: If enough people RSVP for an extended day trip to the Catskills Mtns., we can have an overnight & second day trip on the following Sunday to Zen Mountain Monastery to experience Sunday morning practice @ 9:30 p.m. in Mt. Tremper & then to KTD Monastery in Woodstock with a walk, lunch and window shopping in Woodstock center. Participants must make their own motel, hotel camping accommodations in Mtn Tremper/Woodstock area. Returning 6 p.m. E-mail for information, interest or RSVP sign up.

RSVP: to make this official, if you want to go, contact us.


8/22. Blueberries, Black Raspberries & Mindfulness. Pick your own blueberries and practice mindfulness, and also let?s have fun. Location: Rose Berry Farm, Matson Hill Road, Glastonbury. Time: 10 a.m. Google Rose Berry Farm for details & directions. Tentative trip:

WANTED: volunteer(s) needed to be field contact(s). E-mail to sign up.



For BFF of Ct?s 2009 schedule & web site

www.bffct.net

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