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Joyful Introduction to Buddhism Held by Unity Made Visible

August 21, 2009, 3:14 pm
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Unity Made Visible, a cooperation circle of the United Religions Initiative in Northern Westchester, is organizing a “learning series” with guests from different religions telling us about their tradition. Following the success of our introduction to the Baha’i faith in June, UMV hosted a presentation on Buddhism by Venerable Ji-Xing on Thursday evening, August 20, 2009, at Croton Falls Presbyterian Church, a chapel for spiritual seekers.

Ven. Ji-Xing, the President of the Buddhist Association of the United States (BAUS), is the Superintendent of the Buddhist Triple Wisdom Hall in Penang, Malaysia and a lecturer at the Malaysian Buddhist Institute. His smiling presence immediately lit up the small chapel and put the audience of diverse faiths at ease.

 

We learned the four levels of wisdom and quickly realized that most of us have a lot to learn! Ven. Ji-Xing taught us how to be happy – the most important aspect of success in life, how to be healthy and how to cherish our spouses and their parents. We learned how to improve our eyesight, our hearing and our balance, and just maybe we learned how to fly. After questions from the audience, light refreshments were enjoyed by all.

                               

Pastor Hans Hallundbaek was excited that Chapel at Croton Falls was chosen as the venue. He reported that when he drove the Ven. Ji-Xing back to Chuang Yen Monastery in Carmel, the monk expressed his delight in having been invited and meeting so many new interesting people. He reiterated his invitation for us all to visit to the monastery, which houses the largest Buddha statue in the Western hemisphere.

Unity Made Visible, meeting now over four years in Bedford Hills, is planning to re-dedicate the Peace Pole at Antioch Baptist Church in Bedford Hills on the International Day of Peace (21 September) and will host our ever-popular Food & Faith event in November. 

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Moldow, D. (2009). Joyful Introduction to Buddhism Held by Unity Made Visible. Retrieved from http://www.trunity.net/unitymadevisible/view/news/51cbeb597896bb431f688286

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