Please come early tomorrow (4pm) to learn about the situation in Burma

From: Tom Lacey
Sent on: Friday, May 30, 2008 1:02 PM

Members from several groups are going to come early tomorrow at 4PM to discuss the situation in Burma and ways we can help. We will show some video clips with our new projector. Please come at 4PM if you can. Thanks..Tom Lacey, BPF-Tampa Bay

2008 S amadhi Vesak

Sponsor & Organizer: Samadhi Buddhist Meditation Center (SBMC)

Venue: Chinese Community Church

4600 78 Ave. N, Pinellas Park, FL 33781

Date: SATURDAY, MAY 31, 2008

Program Schedule (5.00 PM-8.00PM)  

*    108 Bell Chimes by Clearwater Zen Group

*    Welcome Speech by Venerable Bhikkhuni Sudarshana Peliyagoda, Abbess & President of Samadhi Buddhist Meditation Center

*    Opening the Altar by our Chief Guest, Venerable Siri Sumedha, and Lily Lee of Middle Way Buddhist Association

*    Pali Chanting by Samadhi devotees. The group is comprised of Bonnie Castellano, Gina Castellano, Clair Denney, Charley Denney, Jason

*    Chanting of Heart Sutra in English by Clearwater Zen Group

*    Meditation Session by Venerable Dhammawansha, Abbot & President of Dhammawheel Meditation Society, Clearwater

*    Chanting of Namu Myoho Renge Kyo by Erin Lauer of Nichiren Shu, Tampa

*    Dhamma Talk by our Chief Guest, Venerable Kahawatte Siri Sumedha, Assistant Secretary General, Mahabodhi Society of India, and Incumbent-in-Chief, Saranath Mahabodhi Center, Saranath, Varanasi, India

*    Tibetan Chanting by Venerable Dharma Master Tashi of Tibet

*    A modicum of Buddhist insight from Clair Denney, a practicing Buddhist

*    Relaxation Music by Susan Patricia Golden, Founder of Universal Music Way

*    Dhamma Talk by Venerable Upananda, Abbot of Ehipassiko Buddhist Center, Calgary, Canada

*    Devotional Music by Elli Kelly, a spiritual practitioner soothing the wounded hearts through devotional music. 

*    Dana Offering to the Sangha by Dorothy Smiljanich

*    Devotional Drumming by Marvin A. Sotoamaya

*    Blessings from the Sangha

*    Dedication of Merit by Venerable Upananda

*    Bathing the Buddha by everybody (Please, line up when announced)

*    Distribution of holy water (Please, receive yours in person from the Sangha after your turn of bathing the Buddha)

*    Refreshments, Vegetarian dinner and social time (Please, remain and enjoy free refreshments/vegetarian dinner)

For info please, contact Samadhi at [address removed]


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