Visit in Europe



 

15 September – 4 October 2017 

Our theme for the delegation is Great Compassion as embodied by Guan Yin Bodhisattva.

Guan Shi Yin Bodhisattva (or simply “Guan Yin”) is considered an embodiment of Great Compassion. Her name literally means “She who Hears the Cries of the World.” As a Bodhisattva who is dedicated to the welfare of all beings, she listens deeply to each of our sounds and responds accordingly.

The event held in Poland will give us a chance to investigate more deeply into many aspects of great compassion and wisdom embodied by Guan Yin Bodhisattva. We will be encouraging everyone to discover all of these qualities that comes from the same source that is found within us.

 


Visit in Europe contains:

 

London  15th – 21th September

Warsaw 21th – 30th September

Krakow   30th September – 3rd October

 


 

Delegation

 

monks:

Bhikshu Heng Sure

 

 

Bhikshu Heng Chiang Shr

 

 

Bhikshu Jin Xiao Shr

 

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Bhikshu Jin He Shr

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nuns: 

Bhikshuni Heng Re

 

 

Bhikshuni Heng Yin

 

 

Bhikshuni Heng Yi

 

 

Bhikshuni Heng Rong

 

 

Bhikshuni Jin Ying

 

 

Bhikshuni Heng Yuan

 

 

 

and special guest from Service Space

ServiceSpace is an organization run entirely by volunteers. We leverage technology to encourage everyday people around the world to do small acts of service. Our aim is to ignite the fundamental generosity in ourselves and others, creating both inner and outer transformation.
ServiceSpace was conceived by volunteers, was built by volunteers, and is run by volunteers — all for the benefit of volunteers. Our projects range from a daily positive news service, to an acts-of-kindness portal, to a gift-economy restaurant. Regardless of the endeavor, we act in concert to create service opportunities for each other and to support each other’s service journeys.

In September of 2011, we formally changed our name from CharityFocus to ServiceSpace. Founded in 1999, ServiceSpace was originally started to help non-profits with technical services. Over the past dozen years, the organization has become an umbrella for many generosity-driven projects. Thus we have expanded our services from focusing just on helping charities, to encouraging everyday people to contribute in meaningful ways to the world around them. As the name suggests, our new expanded ServiceSpace platform allows people to stay connected with others interested in service, participate in service opportunities through any of our dozen projects, organize their own local service event using our tools, and stay connected to inspirational content. Above all, we believe in the inherent generosity of others and aim to ignite that spirit of service. Through our small, collective acts, we hope to transform ourselves and the world.

 

Nipun Mehta

 

 

Sheetal Sanghvi

 

 

Kushimata Sanghvi

 

 

Audrey Lin

 

 

 

 

 

England  15th September – 21th September 2017

 

Schedule of events:

17th September (Sunday) 2:00 pm:  Lecture and Q&A session in Theravada Monastery Amaravati – Ajahn Chah’s forest traditionati  
http://www.amaravati.org/

19th September (Tuesday): Lecture organized by Service Space

20th September(Wednesday):  Awakening Circle organized by Service Space

 

 

 

Poland (Warszaw and Krakow)
21st September – 4th October 2017 r.

 

Warsaw

 

23rd September (Saturday): 6.00 p.m – 8.00 p.m
evening in Muzeum Azji i Pacyfiku (Asia Pacific Museum),
Adress ul. Solec 24, 00-001 Warszawa.

Songs of great compassion – Guan Yin in the music
Performer: Rev Heng Sure

Rev. Heng Sure will share original English-language Buddhist folk songs (in the style of Pete Seeger,) based on Guan Yin Bodhisattva, the enlightened being of Great Compassion. Playing guitar and banjo, Rev. Sure will invite the audience to sing along as devotion to Avalokitesvara

Fee for Museum – 10 zł, No registration


24th September (Sunday): 9.00 p.m.– 13/14.00 p.m
Visit at the Buddhist Vietnam Temple “NHAN HOA”
Ul. Przyszłości 21A , 05-552 Łazy, Lesznowola, Piaseczno.

Link to the event

Meeting with Vietnamese monks and the Vietnamese community, Dharma talks and lunch.

Event is free of charge

Registration is required , Click to register


24th September (Sunday): 6.00 p.m.– 8.00 p.m
evening in
Muzeum Azji i Pacyfiku (Asia Pacific  Museum),
ul. Solec 24, 00-001 Warszawa.

“Guan Yin Bodhisattva and the Many Faces of Compassion”
Speaker: Rev. Heng Sure

In this lecture, Rev Heng Sure  will investigate how  Guan Yin  Bodhisattva (Avalokitesvara)  provides, for Buddhists in Asia and the West as well, a feminine representation of Great Compassion (Mahakaruna) .

No registration,  free of charge


25th September (Monday)  : 7.00 p.m.– 8.30 p.m ,
Karma Dechen Chöling – Center of Mahayana Buddhism,
Address: ul. Jana Nowaka Jeziorańskiego 49/U12,
03-982 Warszawa

“Avatamsaka Sutra ABCs
Speaker: Rev. Heng Sure

An introduction to the Buddha’s teaching on the Bodhisattva path, providing a “practice-centered” interpretation of the compassionate aspects of the Flower Garland Sutra, a text often considered to be a pinnacle of Buddhist philosophy and cosmology.

Event is free of charge

Registration is required , Click to register


26th September (Tuesday): 7.00 p.m.– 9.00 p.m
Związek Buddystów Zen “Bodhidharma”,
Address: Filmowa 32, 04-935 Warszawa – Falenica

Tea & Dharma
S
peakers: Rev. Heng Sure, monks and nuns from City of 10.000 Buddhas, and laity.

In the roundtable conversation format, this session will provide an opportunity to ask questions face-to-face with Buddhist monastics and laity.

Event is free of charge

Registration is required , Click to register


28th September (Thursday): 7.00 p.m.– 8.30 p.m ,
Karma Dechen Chöling – Center of Mahayana Buddhism,
Address: ul. Jana Nowaka Jeziorańskiego 49/U12,
03-982 Warszawa

Buddhism in the Contemporary World – Discussion panel

Panelists:

Rev. Heng Sure – City of Ten Thousand Buddhas , California
Lama Rinchen -The main Lama of the Benchen Center in Grabnik
Wojciech Czypicki – President of Foundation Theravada Poland
Tomasz Szczygielski – Marpa Institute , Host & Moderator

1) Beyond Mindfulness: Taking your mindfulness out of the meditation hall;

2) Environmental Impact of the Three Aspects of Existence: Dukkha, Anatta, Anicca (Suffering, not-self and impermanence)

3) The Buddhist Sangha as a Role Model for Sustainability in the 21st Century

 

Event is free of charge

Registration is required , Click to register


 

29th September (Friday): 8.00 a.m.– 10.0 a.m
Ośrodek Bodhidharma, Filmowa 32,
04-935 Warszawa – Falenica,


Transmission of Three Refuges and Five Precepts

Ceremony of formal enter on the Buddhist Path and becoming disciple of the Buddha (sanskrit Upasaka/Upasika)


29th September (Friday): 7.00 p.m.– 9.00 p.m ,
Karma Dechen Chöling – Center of Mahayana Buddhism,
Address: ul. Jana Nowaka Jeziorańskiego 49/U12,
03-982 Warszawa

Awakening Circle

With presents Rev. Heng Sure, Niphun Metha from Berkeley in California – the founder of Service Space and Awakin Circle and Sheetal Sanghvi ,  Khushmita Sanghvi from  Pune in India and  Audrey Lin from Oakland in  California  – friends from Service Space

 

Event is free of charge

Registration is required , Click to register


 

 

Krakow

 

1st October (Sunday) 11.00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m
Vegetarian restaurant Cafe Młynek,
Plac 
Wolnica 7, 31-060 Kraków

Special Guest: Nipun Mehta, founder Karma Kitchen and  friends from Service Space

Karma Kitchen

First time in Poland!  Everyone is welcome!

Imagine a restaurant where there are no prices on the menu and where the check reads $0.00 with only this footnote: “Your meal was a gift from someone who came before you. To keep the chain of gifts alive, we invite you to pay it forward for those who dine after you.” Run by volunteers, our meals are cooked and served with love, and offered to the guest as a genuine gift. To complete the full circle of giving and sustain this experiment, guests make contributions in the spirit of pay-it-forward to those who will come after them. In keeping this chain going, the generosity of both guests and volunteers helps to create a future that moves from transaction to trust, from self-oriented isolation to shared commitment, and from fear of scarcity to celebration of abundance. Movie about Karma Kitchen

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1st October (Sunday)  7.00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m
Vegetarian restaurant Cafe Młynek,
Plac 
Wolnica 7, 31-060 Kraków

Awakening Circle

With presents Rev. Heng Sure, Niphun Metha from Berkeley in California – the founder of Service Space and Awakin Circle and Sheetal Sanghvi ,  Khushmita Sanghvi from  Pune in India and  Audrey Lin from Oakland in  California  – friends from Service Space

Event is free of charge

Registration is required , Click to register


3rd October (Tuesday) 4.00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m
Jagiellonian University in Krakow

Four Places Where Buddhism Will Influence Western Culture (And Where Buddhism Will Be Influenced By It)

Speaker: Rev. Heng Sure Ph.D. – City of Ten Thousand Buddhas/ Dharma Realm Buddhist University, Ukiah , California

 

Historically, wherever Buddhism traveled it changed each new culture it encountered and was in turn changed by each culture. Western culture, with its emphasis on science, psychology, democracy and anthropocentrism will likely follow the pattern and feel the influence of Buddhism’s teachings. Here are four areas where that influence will perhaps first appear.

 

Event is free of charge