Overview This report will cover three areas of Bahay Dalangin from 2007-2009 Sangha Life: Membership, organization and places for meditation Dharma Transmission: Training and training materials Buddha Nature: Personalization and Social Engagement
Theme Inter-connectivity: We are one.
Sangha Life Membership, Organization and Places for Meditation
Sangha Life Zazen were held regularly and consistently at three different zendos Zazenkai were held consistently every month Sesshin were held consistently every quarter Attendance to all have been consistent
Sangha Life Small group fellowships and activities were created to support members on their daily sit (i.e. Agahan, etc.) Beh loop continues to support members on their daily sit Email exchanges support members’ practice
Sangha Life Officers were re-organized to perform four key functions: organization, finance/logistics, education and special projects New jikis were trained. Each zendo was assigned a jiki, an assistant jiki, and an apprentice Jikis cross-trained in the different zendos Members identified their home zendo for better information dissemination
Sangha Life Regular samu periods were conducted at each zendo Each zendo was provided with complete materials for zazen A sangha directory was prepared for jiki reference A product line for the sangha store was created
Sangha Life Collection of pledges was strengthened Financial statements were put in order Some outstanding loans were collected Sta Ana zendo was repaired and refurbished New places for zazen were provided: Pahingalay Zendo and Nat Han Zendo At least 12 orientees took their shoken or became sangha members
Dharma Transmission Training and training materials
Dharma Transmission An assistant teacher was confirmed Teachers participated in two international teachers’ meetings (kenshukai) Members assisted at Kenshukai in Tagaytay Jiki orientation manual was accomplished and used as standard Orientations were conducted by jikis at three zendos
Dharma Transmission Samu directives were written Meal (Oryoki) directives were written Bahay Dalangin primer was completed (but not yet printed) Translation of Miscellaneous Koans to Tagalog was completed (but not yet printed) Tagalog prayers are now said in all three zendo
Buddha Nature Personalization and Social Engagement
Buddha Nature Lita was healed and recuperated at Nat Han Zendo Two medical missions were conducted at Pahingalay Zendo, Romblon Support and sit for farmers on strike at DENR Support and sit for farmers on strike at DAR
Buddha Nature Relief operations for victims of Typhoon Ondoy at Nat Han Zendo Relief operations for victims of Typhoon Ondoy thru ABS-CBN Sagip Kapamilya Rehabilitation and Stress De-briefing for Typhoon Ondoy victims at Bagong Silangan Support and donations for Mandaluyong in- mates
Buddha Nature Conducted orientations for meditators of Lightworkers in Sucat and Leveriza Body Talk workshop
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