Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Wesak - May 17th

Wesak/Vesak (from the name of the second month in the Hindu calendar, Vaisakha) is the most holy time in the Buddhist calendar. The decision to agree to celebrate Vesak as the Buddha's birthday was formalized at the first Conference of the World Fellowship of Buddhists (W.F.B.) held in Sri Lanka in 1950. Hence on Vesak Day, Buddhists all over the world commemorate three great events: The Birth, Enlightenment and the Passing Away of Gautama Buddha. As Buddhism spread from India to all parts of the world, the teachings were readily assimilated with the cultures of the people who accepted the teachings. As a result, Buddhist art and culture took on a rich variety of forms with profound gentleness and kindness as the Buddha expressly forbade the use of force. On this day all Buddhists are expected to reaffirm their faith in the Buddha Dhamma and to lead a noble religious life. It is a day for meditation and for radiating Loving-Kindness.


Introduction to Buddhism (Scarlet)
Who is Buddha? What life did he emerge from and what is the lore behind the man? The religion is founded on Four Noble Truths: suffering, desire is the source, possibility of freedom, through the Middle Way. The Middle Way is also called the Eightfold Path, different from the Pagan 8-Fold Path. Discover the lessons of the Buddha and how you can enrich your spirituality with these lessons. Class ends with meditation.
Monday May 16th 7-9pm $25

Série de 3 ateliers sur des méditations guidées avec le focus sur les divers chakras (Sylvie): FRENCH
Chakra 1, 2 & 3 : dimanche 8 mai de 14h00 à 16h00
Chakra 4 (Coeur): dimanche le 22 mai de 14h00 à 16h00
Chakra 5, 6 & 7 : dimanche le 29 mai de 14h00 à 16h00

The store has several items related to Buddhism and Asian practices:


Buddhism is not what you think (by Steve Hagen)

The Heart of the Buddha's teaching (by Thich Nhat Hanh)

Feng Shui for beginners (by Richard Webster)

Feng Shui your life (by Jayme Barrett)

The Feng Shui Bible (by Simon Brown)

And many more!!


Buddha World candle (by Coventry Creations)

Zen gardens

Buddha sculptures

Feng Shui incense sticks

Monk's blend tea (25 grams as example)

Meditation bath salts

Mandala chakra pendants (throat chakra shown as example)

Chakra meditation kits (heart chakra shown as example)

I Ching coins

Singing bowls

And again, many more!!! Come and see for yourself!

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