Saturday, July 8, 1:00-3:00pm
Please join us for a family friendly open house at KMC San Francisco.
Every wondered what the meaning of a Buddhist shrine is, how to do water the seven water bowl offerings, or how to build a mandala? Come on by and learn all these things and more in a relaxed setting. Snacks and refreshments included during the break. Feel free to arrive at any time between 1:00 and 3:00pm. Everyone welcome. Free. No pre-registration necessary.
1:00-1:05pm: Setting intention and guided breathing meditation with Cate Fields
1:05-1:35pm – Shrine tour with Remi Voltaje: Learn about all the Buddhas in our shrine. Why do we have a shrine and what does it all mean? This will be concluded by a short meditation.
1:45-2:15pm – Brief instruction on how to do the 7 water bowls offerings with Tom Dempsey: Learn the significance and symbolism of the water offerings and how to do them.
2:30-3:00pm – How to make a mandala with Kelsang Samsang: Ever heard of a mandala? In Buddhism, this is a pure universe of an enlightened being. In this practice we build and offer a pure world with a good intention. We do this using a mandala kit, which has 3 metal rings and a treasure top. The mandala is built upwards with rice (or grains) and some small jewels. Children particularly like this practice.
The open house will be concluded with a short meditation setting a good intention and dedicating for the benefit of all living beings.