Self-transformation Ceremony (7PM ~8:30 PM, Thursday, August 21st)
Please join us in Self-transformation Ceremony, coming up August 21, at 7pm.
What is Self-transformation Day?
In WonKi 4 (1919), Sotaesan sent his first nine disciples to the mountains for 100 days of prayer and meditation. Then Sotaesan asked whether they would be willing to sacrifice everything for the deliverance of all suffering beings. The disciples did not hesitate to say that they would even sacrifice their lives towards this. To ratify his resolve, each disciple pressed his thumb on a sheet of white paper; they used no ink, but a print emerged, red as blood. Sotaesan proclaimed this as proof of the disciples’ sincerity and faith, and endowed them with dharma names as a sign of spiritual rebirth. We call this Self-transformation or Dharma Commitment. On this day, we celebrate the Founding spirit of Won-Buddhism - a willingness to sacrifice or give away everything for the sake of dharma and all sentient beings.
Thai Massage workshop by Bob Haddad (September 20, 21)
Thai Massage Techniques for the Shoulders, Neck and Head
In this fun 10-hour workshop, you will learn and practice basic Thai massage techniques for the shoulders, neck and head. No experience in massage or bodywork is required. Participants explore many new and interesting techniques to release stored tension through stretches, compressions, fascia release, acupressure, and opening techniques.
From: 2 pm-7pm, Saturday (September 20) & Sunday (September 21)
At: Won Buddhist Temple
8021 Old NC 86, Chapel Hill, NC, 27516
Cost: $129 Fund raiser for the temple
10 hours CEU for massage therapists; certificates awarded at the end of workshop.
About the teacher: Bob Haddad has studied in Thailand since 2000, and has trained with masters of the tradition such as Ajahn Pichest Boonthumme and Asokananda. He teaches workshops internationally, and is the Director of Thai Healing Alliance International (THAI). He is based in our area and is teaching this workshop as a fund-raiser for the Won Buddhism Temple.
To register send your check with your contact information (full name, phone number & email address). For more information please contact the Temple: 919-933-6946.