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New Meetup: The Buddhist Peace Fellowship - Change Your Mind Day 2010

From: Tom L.
Sent on: Friday, January 8, 2010 10:38 PM
Announcing a new Meetup for The Buddhist Peace Fellowship - Tampa Bay!

What: The Buddhist Peace Fellowship - Change Your Mind Day 2010

When: Saturday, March 6,[masked]:00 AM

Philippe Park
2525 Philippe Pkwy Shlter #1
Safety Harbor, FL 34695

Change Your Mind Day 2010 - Tampa Bay

A day of coming together by Buddhists in the Tampa Bay Area.

Sharing ideas; presentations about traditions and practices


When: Saturday, March 6,[masked] am - 4 pm

(arrive & leave at any time)

Philippe Park Shelter #1
2525 Philippe Pkwy,
Safety Harbor, FL 34695


Presentations by local Buddhist groups

Pot-luck vegetarian lunch

Free books and other literature

Who: Anyone interested in Buddhism

Cost: No charge or obligation

Sponsored by: Buddhist Peace Fellowship of Tampa Bay

Contact: Rick Ferriss (813)[masked] or Tom Lacey (727)[masked]

For more information visit:

Preliminary Schedule for March[masked](expect some changes)

9:50 Sounding the large bowl 108 times by Clear Water Zen Center
10:00 Pali Chanting and Dhamma talk -- Florida Buddhist Vihara
10:30 Bathing the Baby Buddha -- Dr Frank Tedesco of True Dharma Intl Buddhist Study Group
10:50 Meditation and Buddhism for Kids -- Dr Anika Trancik of Parbawatiya Buddhist Center
11:10 Sewing as Meditation Practice -- Betsy Blaungtook of Clear Water Zen Center
11:30 Offering of alms food for monastics -- start of Lunch
11:30-12:30 Lunch Time
Pot-Luck Vegetarian Food
12:30 Engaged Buddhism Discussion -- Buddhist Peace Fellowship
12:45 Chenrezig (Compassion Buddha) Mantras -- Katsel Dharma Center
1:00 Courage Through Compassion: Facing Life's Difficulties Without Fear -- Gen Kelsang Demo of Parbawatiya Buddhist Center
1:15 Nichiren Shu Buddhism -- Erin & Patrick Lauer of Nichiren Shu
1:30 Practice in a Time of Chaos -- Will Ryken of Shambhala Meditation Group of St. Petersburg
1:45 Short Sadhana in Tibetan -- Dzogchen Buddhist Society
2:00 Break
2:15 Good in the Beginning, Good in the Middle and Good in the End -- Richard Weissman of Ratnashri Sangha of Tampa Bay
2:30 The Way of the Bodhisattva: The FPMT (Foundation for the Preservation of the Mahayana Tradition): Study, Action and the Dalai Lama -- Dr Frank Tedesco of True Dharma Intl Buddhist Study Group
2:45 Lovingkindness Meditation -- Rick Ferriss of Buddhist Peace Fellowship
3:00 Tom Lacey of Middle Way Buddhist Association
3:15 Introduction to Zen meditation -- John Simon of Tampa Zen Center
3:30 The Heart of Zen -- Betsy Blaungtook of Clear Water Zen Center
3:35 Sutra chanting -- Clear Water Zen Center
3:50 Sounding the large bowl 108 times by Clear Water Zen Center

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