Change Your Mind Day is an annual event hosted by Volusia Buddhist Fellowship and other area Buddhist groups. This year's event is this Saturday, January 19 at the First Unitarian Universalist Church of West Volusia, 116 S. Clara Ave., DeLand.
The event, which is free and open to the public, will bring together leaders from area Buddhist organizations to speak about meditation and Buddhist practice. The presentations will take place from 1-6 p.m. and will include teachings and guided meditations from several Buddhist traditions.
This year’s Change Your Mind Day will include a first: Rev. Koyo Kubose, the spiritual head of Bright Dawn Center for Oneness Buddhism located in Coarsegold, California, will make a “virtual appearance” via the internet. Kubose is the dharma heir to Rev. Gyomay Kubose, founder of the Buddhist Temple of Chicago.
Returning this year are Michael Kane of the Natural Meditation Community (Insight Meditation), Mike Ladwig of the Ormond Sangha (Tibetan), Rev. M. Sekiyo Sullivan, Volusia Buddhist Fellowship sensei, Ven. Khai Thien, abbot of White Sands Buddhist Center in Mims (Vietnamese/Zen) and Than Chaokhun Phra Vijitrdhammapani (Thai/Theravada) and Rev. Sayo Shenpen of Boundless Light Sangha, Orlando (American Buddhism).
People are welcome to attend all or part of the event. A schedule is online at www.volusiabuddhist.org.