Archive for November 2012

SITTING WITH SOMNIENG

Our dear friend, the Cambodian Buddhist monk, Somnieng, will be visiting us during Thanksgiving.  We have 3 events planned at the Satva Center, where Somnieng will be staying Wednesday and Thursday.  Just like old times.  The Satva Center is located at 1918 7th Avenue in Rock Island. (309) 793-7881 .

The schedule is:

Sitting meditation, guided by Somnieng,  7 pm  Wednesday, November 21 and 7 pm Thursday, November 22 (Thanksgiving Day).  You have two opportunities to sit with Somnieng during the Thanksgiving holiday. ( The regular Thursday group meditation is cancelled for Thanksgiving Day.)

Sutra chanting, led by Somnieng,  10 am Thanksgiving Day

followed by a potluck starting around 11 am Thansgiving Day (this Thursday).

A wonderful opportunity to experience authentic Khymer Buddhist religious culture and taste Thai and Laotian delicacies along with our American Thanksgiving dishes.  It it a potluck, so bring a Thanksgiving dish, if you can.

Cost is your potluck offering and free will dana.  Somnieng’s plane ticket was quite expensive, so consider dana, if you have the means.