Archive for June 2013

SATURDAY RECEPTION, LUNCH AND BUDDHIST SERVICE WITH SOMNIENG

The Venerable Somnieng, our dear friend and Buddhist monk from Cambodia, is visiting here for a few days.  You are invited to a Buddhist Service at 10:30 am  Saturday, June 8th, followed by an Asian food lunch and a reception from noon to 1 pm.

Erawan Restaurant   3rd Avenue and 17th Street in Rock Island.

After the reception, Somnieng leaves for Des Moines and then Cambodia.  Meet his mother and Venerable Chhoeum, visiting from Cambodia.

Today’s (Wed) and Thursday Group Meditation Location Changes, This Week Only

This week the locations of the Wed and Thurs meditations are changed.  The Wednesday (today) meditation will begin at 6:45 pm at Vanderveer Park, near the Main Street fountain.  In case of rain, meet at Christ the King Chapel on the St. Ambrose campus at 7 pm.

The Thursday evening meditation will begin at 6:30 pm at the Satva Center, 19th Street and 7th Avenue in Rock Island.

Both Friday groups and the Sunday group meditations will be at the usual locations.

 

PEACE MEDITATION WALK WITH SOMNIENG & CHAPEL SERVICE WEDNESDAY EVENING

The Venerable Somnieng, our dear friend and Buddhist monk from Cambodia, is visiting here for a few days.  You are invited to a Peace Meditation Walk on Wednesday from 6:45 to 7:45 and a chapel service following at 8 pm.

We will gather at 6:45 pm Wednesday, June 5th, at Vanderveer Park, near the Main Street fountain at the south end of the park.  Look for the Quad City Meditation banner and the rainbow colored prayer flag teepee.

The Walk will end at 7:40 and we will reconvene at Christ the King Chapel on the St. Ambrose campus for an 8 pm meditation service.

Use the St. Ambrose parking lot across from the Galvin Fine Arts Center (Gaines & High Streets).  You may park there and walk to the park if the weather is good.  Please bring an umbrella if the weather calls for light rain.  If there is heavy rain, we will gather at the St. Ambrose chapel at 7 pm.  For gnats we will have some coconut oil and some lotion to share.

Kindly invite others to share this practice time with Somnieng.

For those who will be unable to attend, there will be a Meditation with Somnieng on Thursday, June 6th, starting at 6:30 pm at the Satva Center in Rock Island.