Theme - This Present Moment
Sunday June 8, 2014
Registration ends June 5, 2014
Our 12th annual one day Buddhist retreat (sesshin) will take place at the beautiful Dae Yen Sa Temple. The theme is This Present Moment where life is truly lived. Practice calming the mind so you can
open your heart to true peace and gratitude. Beginners to the most advanced are welcomed. Basic intruction will be given
to beginners. Our
sesshin includes: sitting meditation walking meditation, qigong, voice meditation, noble silence, discussions, and a
delicious Korean vegetarian lunch.
|A look at our annual retreat.
Directions - Google Maps
Participating Buddhist Communities:
Faith Fellowship of Connecticut
Yen Sa Temple
Buddhist 12 Step Group of Ct
Time: from 9 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
to Meditation for Beginners: 8:30 a.m.
Arrival: 8:30 a.m. to 8:50 a.m.
Dae Yen Sa Temple, 19 Kinsey Road (off Route
202), New Hartford, Connecticut
for beginner to the most experienced
$60 for non-member, $40 for members
the public: for non-members, non-buddhists, members and buddhists
program will include talks and practices on:
The Art of Sitting & Walking,
Eating and Voice
qigong & Everyday Mindfulness
Retreat Online Registration – Non-Member - $60
Retreat Online Registration – BFF of CT Member - $40
What Is Mindfulness?
“Mindfulness is the practice of becoming more fully aware of the present moment--non-judgmentally and
completely--rather than dwelling in the past or projecting into the future. It generally involves a heightened awareness of
sensory stimuli (really noticing your breathing, feeling the sensations of your body, etc.) and being "in the now." While
mindfulness has origins in Eastern philosophy and Buddhism, there is no necessary religious component to mindfulness -- anyone,
with any belief system, can enjoy the benefits of mindfulness. How Is Mindfulness Attained?
Mindfulness can be achieved through meditation, but one can also practice mindfulness through daily living.
Simply focusing on the present moment and quieting your inner dialogue can help you attain mindfulness.” - By Elizabeth
What Are The Benefits of Mindfulness?
findings about mindfulness practice’s efficacy include the following.
- Improved physical and emotional well-being
- Decrease in symptoms of anxiety and depression
- Deal with relationship conflicts better
- Have a happier life and better relationships
- Increase in sleep quality
- Become satisfied with your self, body and less preoccupied with weight
- Helpful in reducing daily stresses
For more information on mindfulness practice
Members use Registration Form web
page to sign up
or register on Sunday mornings at BFF of Ct
Non-members may use Registration Form web page
or visit our Paypal Online Registration web page
Below are photos from retreat from year's past