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Feed Your Mind - Feed Your Neighbor

Volusia Buddhist Fellowship has often supported the Neighborhood Center, a DeLand organization that feeds the hungry, houses the homeless and prevents homelessness through rent and utility assistance.

In past years, we have done food drives and other projects during the holiday season. The Neighborhood Center is busy all year long helping your neighbors, but during this time of year, the need is especially dire, and with the economic downturn there is a growing need for assistance.

This year, we are organizing Feed Your Mind – Feed Your Neighbor, an event that gives are members and our community a chance to take a break from the chaos and consumerism of “Black Friday” shopping and celebrate their good fortune by meditating and cultivating a giving heart.

Feed Your Mind – Feed Your Neighbor is an around-the-clock opportunity to hear teachings about Buddhism and living the spiritual life to learn about and practice meditation. Participants are welcome to join us for a few minutes of calm and quiet, to stay for a dharma talk, or even meditate all night. The event is open to the public; everyone is welcome, regardless of meditation experience or religious affiliation. The only requirement is an open mind and a donation of non-perishable food or a monetary donation to The Neighborhood Center.

The schedule will include short talks, guided meditations and periods of formal silent meditation, plus breaks. The dharma talks are geared toward people interested in Buddhism or simply in deepening their spiritual practice, whatever that means to them. Guided meditations will serve as good introductions to meditation for people who do not have a regular meditation practice. Of course, experienced meditators are welcome to take advantage of this rare opportunity to devote time to their practice.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    We were very happy with the turnout and with the amount of food raised. There was a LOT of food to be picked up by The Neighborhood Center, including 300 POUNDS of rice!

    November 25, 2012

  • Christopher

    I was only there for a few hours but it was a great sit with great people. I look forward to the next one.

    November 24, 2012

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