Come celebrate Buddha's Birthday with the Lotus Heart Zen sangha in their new location at 163-181 Kenwood Ave, Oneida! June 4th, 2016 at 3pm.
Buddha's Birthday (Vesak), is one of the most important days in the Buddhist calendar, also known as "Buddha Day", it commemorates the birth of the Buddha, Siddhartha Gotama.
There will also be a Precept Ceremony for those members of the Lotus Heart Zen sangha who choose to deepen their practice and receive precepts. All are welcome to attend in support of the preceptees' committment to practice for the benefit of all living beings.
Ven. Hyeonmin Prajna will be visiting from New York City. About Ven. Hyeonmin:
Bishop Sergio Hyeonmin Prajna is an authorized Zen teacher and Buddhist priest ordained in the Zen tradition as represented by the Five Mountain Zen Order. Hyeonmin received Inga at a Ceremony in Bar Harbor Maine at the True Nature Zen Center on October 24, 2015 A native of San Jose, Costa Rica he began practicing mindfulness meditation in 2003 while living in Savannah, GA. His involvement with Buddhism started in 2010 after moving to New York City, where he lives at the present time. Ven. Sergio Hyeonmin Prajna is presently working on plans to start offering the dharma en Español to the Spanish-speaking immigrant community of the Big Apple (most likely the biggest social group still largely untouched by the dharma.)
Fellowship, tea & snacks to follow the Ceremony.
All faiths are welcomed!
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