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Theme - This Present Moment


with Dharma Teacher Daikan


Sunday June 8, 2014


Registration ends June 3, 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 instruction will be given to beginners. Our sesshin includes: sitting meditation walking meditation, qigong, voice meditation, noble silence, discussions, and a delicious Korean vegetarian lunch.


Buddhist retreat in Connecticut
A look at our annual retreat.

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Participating Buddhist Communities:


Buddhist Faith Fellowship of Connecticut

Dae Yen Sa Temple

Buddhist 12 Step Group of Ct




Retreat Time: from 9 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.


Intro to Meditation for Beginners: 8:30 a.m.

(please be punctual)


Arrival:  8:30 a.m. to 8:50 a.m.


Location:  Dae Yen Sa Temple, 19 Kinsey Road (off Route 202), New Hartford, Connecticut


No prerequisites: for beginner to the most experienced


Donation: $60 for non-member, $40 for members


Open to the public: for non-members, non-buddhists, members and buddhists


Korean Vegetarian Lunch Included


The sesshin’s program will include talks and practices on:



 The Art of Sitting & Walking,  

Eating and Voice Meditation,

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 Scott, M.S.


What Are The Benefits of Mindfulness?


Recent scientific 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


Registration Information


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


Buddhist Retreat at Dae Yen Sa Temple
Buddhist Retreat at Dae Yen Sa Temple

Our Buddhist Faith Fellowship's Retreat
Our Annual Buddhist Retreat

Buddhist retreat in Connecticut
Our retreat includes Yoga practice


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