Experience Life in San Bao Temple

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Have you ever wondered what life in the temple is like? Do you want to learn more about yourself?

We invite you for a weekend stay at our San Bao Temple! Experience life in a temple, from morning chanting, meditation, vegetarian meals and Buddhism classes. We will also explore topics (see below) that applies to our everyday life in this modern age, and hope these will provide you with new perspectives after you leave.

  • Weekend 1: Science vs Buddhism
  • Weekend 2: How to Live a Balanced Life

You can join us on any of our weekend on 6/3-4 & 6/10-11! Please be sure to sign up early here!

Registration deadline: 5/20


Details below

Date:

  • Weekend 1 – 6/3 to 6/4
  • Weekend 2 – 6/10 to 6/11

Location: San Bao Temple, 1750 Van Ness Ave, San Francisco

Cost: Open Donation


Schedule

Weekend 1: Science vs Buddhism

3rd Jun 10am – 4th Jun 10am

Day 1

  • Morning: 10am – 11:30am
    • Briefing of Temple Life Event + Temple Tour + SFYAD Introduction
    • Ice Breaker – Self Introduction
  • Afternoon: 11:30am – 5pm
    • Lunch
    • Buddhism Class I – Science and Buddhism
    • Learning Chinese Knots
    • Buddhist Etiquette Class – Half Bow, Prostration, Holding Incense,  BLIA Four Line Verse
  • Evening: 5pm – 10pm
    • Dinner Preparations
    • Dinner
    • Evening Prayer
    • Buddhism Class II – Science and Buddhism
    • Reflection

Day 2

  • Morning: 6am – 10am
    • Morning Prayer/Sitting Meditation
    • Breakfast Preparations
    • Breakfast and wash dishes
    • Wrapping Up
  • Optional: 10am-12:30pm
    • Dharma Service

Weekend 2: How to Live a Balanced Life

Jun 10th 10am – Jun 11th 10am

Day 1

  • Morning: 10am – 12noon
    • Buddhism Seminar (Special Lecture from Ven. Jue Wei): Turning Point – How to Live a Balanced Life
  • Afternoon: 1200 – 5pm
    • Lunch
    • Sutra Transcribing
    • Meditative Exercise
    • Sitting Meditation
    • Buddhist Etiquette Class – Buddhist Instrument
  • Evening: 5pm – 10pm
    • Dinner Preparations
    • Dinner
    • Evening Prayer
    • Buddhism Class II – How to Live a Balanced Life
    • Reflection

Day 2

  • Morning: 6am – 10am
    • Morning Prayer/Sitting Meditation
    • Breakfast Preparations
    • Breakfast and wash dishes
    • Wrapping Up
  • Optional: 10am-12:30pm
    • Dharma Service

 

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2017 花藝班 Flower Arrangement class

Finding Yourself in Nature: Meditation & Nature Hike Retreat

Point Reyes

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Get yourself immerse in the middle of nature over the Memorial Weekend!

Join us at Point Reyes for a Meditation and Nature retreat during Memorial Weekend (5/27 – 5/29), where we will be in the middle of nature and many more miles from the WI-FI signals. But you won’t need it since we will spend the days kayaking with a tour guide (optional), hiking along scenic trails, meditating in the sunlight, enjoying self-cook meals, laughing while playing games, and most importantly, finding yourself!

Limited spots only. Sign Up now to have more fun this holiday!

Who: Students, working adults, everyone is invited

When: 5/27/2017 9am to 5/29/2017 5pm

Accommodation: Point Reyes Hostel

Food: Vegetarian

Cost: $110, including logistics, accommodations and meals

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About BLIA SFYAD

BLIA SFYAD (Buddha’s Light International Association – San Francisco Young Adult Division) is a young adult Buddhist group affiliated with Fo Guang Shan, San Bao Temple. We focus on providing a fun atmosphere for young adults (< 35 years) to contribute to the community and learn about Buddhism. We engage with local communities through social services such as volunteering at Food Banks, Homeless Shelter, Nursing Homes, Habitat for Humanity, etc., and also organize buddhist classes, retreats, meditation classes, etc.

No prior buddhist knowledge is required, everyone of any background, race, gender, sexual orientation, religion can join the discussion!

Website: http://sanbaotemple.org/san-francisco-yad/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/SFYAD/

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