Back in November of last year we told you about Terry Brewer, a longtime EBS member and supporter, who was undergoing a stem cell transplant for lymphoma. That transplant occurred in March and we are happy to report,"so far, so good!" We also told you about a GoFundMe page which we set up to help support Terry as his treatment would impact his ability to work. Although he is getting stronger everyday, he still has a long road ahead and we would appreciate your continued support until Terry is 100% back to his old self. Here's the link if you want to contribute:
The Tuesday night Kwan Um Zen practice will be taking the summer off. Watch for the announcement for when it will pick up again in the fall!
Click here to see the Newsletter for June 2017! One item that has changed is that Dr. Hun Lye will be leading a retreat at EBS on the weekend of August 12th, so the movie night that was originally on date will be rescheduled.
Because of the Anam Thubten retreat occurring at EBS April 22nd and 23rd, several practices may be canceled on the 22nd and 23rd. On Sunday the 23rd, the 10:00 am Vajrayana practice will not be meeting and the 7:00 pm Vipassana practice will not be meeting. Stay tuned....
In this issue:
New Practice Group: Dharma in Action starting in February!
Potluck/Movie nights in February and March!
Medicine Buddha Practice in March!
Discussion of the past year, upcoming programs, the EBS monthly budget, and how to support our practice center.
Article on the Fourteen Precepts of Engaged Buddhism. You may find this to be a very timely reflection.
Kwan Um Zen is canceled for January 3rd 2017. It will resume on January 10th.
The following practices are canceled for the holiday week:
Saturday December 24th - 10:00 am Dharmata Vajrayana practice
Sunday December 25th - 7:00 pm Vipassana Practice
Wednesday December 28 - 6:00 pm Yeshe Tsongyal Vajrayana Practice
Sunday, January 1st - 7:00 pm Vipassana Practice
Terry Brewer, a longtime EBS member and a big supporter of EBS, is undergoing a cancer treatment that will impact his ability to work for the next couple of months. Some of us started a GoFundMe campaign to help support him during the difficult time. Here's the link if you want to contribute:
Visit by the Oracle of Tibet - Saturday October 22nd
Volunteer Appreciation Potluck and Dance Party - Saturday October 29th
Anna Cox Retirement Party - Thursday November 17th
EBS Holiday Party - Saturday December 10th
EBS Annual Meeting - Sunday January 8th
The monthly half-day sit is cancelled for Saturday October 1st. We should be back to normal next month, when the half-day sit will be on Saturday, November 5th.
Here's the September 2016 newsletter, lots going on at EBS --
Two retreats are coming up, a retreat in September with Joe and Terry and a retreat in October with Dr Lye.
Other upcoming events include a showing of Dirt! the movie and Dr. Jim Deitrick on American Buddhism in September, and an Avalokiteshvara compassion practice with Ellis and Charlotte in October.
The EBS board of directors would like to thank the Kwan Um Zen group for arranging and paying for the window cleaning at EBS. Many members have remarked on how much it has improved the appearance of the center. Thank you so much for this gift and for everything you do for EBS.
The Kwan Um Zen practice group that meets at 6:00 pm on Tuesday nights will not be meeting August 2nd through August 30th. It will resume on September 6th.
In a previous newsletter the July 4th Introduction to Buddhsm was listed as canceled, but it will be held as usual.
Due to the Anam Thubten retreat, the April 10th Sunday 10:00 am practice is canceled.