20 Year Anniversary
Yellow Springs Dharma Center
On Friday May 3 we held a Community Meditation
A 30-minute open meditation for everyone followed by light refreshments.
On Saturday May 4 we held an Open House at the Dharma Center
The why and the how of the Dharma Center’s founding from first glimmer and early roots to the present day: a story told in three parts at 2 pm. Open house directly following with light refreshments.
On Sunday May 5 we celebrated Buddha’s Enlightenment Day
Our traditional yearly gathering to celebrate the birth, enlightenment and parinirvana of Shakyamuni Buddha, followed by lunch at noon.
On Sunday May 5 the Film: When the Iron Bird Flies
was shown at the Glen Building 405 Corry St.
The Dharma Center along with Antioch College invited everyone to this documentary film. An up-close and personal journey following the astounding path of one of the world’s great spiritual traditions from the caves of Tibet to the mainstream of Western culture. The film highlights the provocative exchange between Buddhist practitioners and Western scientists and educators now at the heart of the emergence of a genuine Western tradition of Buddhism. The film’s producer and co-director, Amber Bemak an Antioch alum, Antioch Buddhist Studies in India alum and former Dharma Center resident was on hand to answer questions about her film.
On Saturday May 18 the Zen Group’s Teacher, Roshi Daniel Terragno, presented the center with a new calligraphy for the meditation hall. Meditation at 7:30 pm followed by presentation, tea and snacks, and conversation.