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OPEN HOUSE

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.

SCHEDULE:

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.