EAST-WEST ACADEMY OF HEALING ARTSí
SECOND ANNUAL RETREAT AT THE CITY OF TEN THOUSAND BUDDHAS
People from differing professions but sharing a common interest in the art of healing and holistic health, gathered recently at the City of Ten Thousand Buddhas for the Second Annual Retreat of the East-West Academy of Healing Arts.
below the group strolled the grounds of the 257-acre City and until they
came to a meadow where they sat in meditation and received instruction in
the practice. One member of the group relates, "I felt this afternoon
like I was in a temple as we sat meditating in a circle in the long grass
that had a clean smell to it with the sound of the stream so soothing.
Just to be in the presence of the earth was quieting and as I was
meditating I felt very calm."
however, found their visit to the City earthshaking and were moved to do
some serious reflection. Cindy Chang, an instructor at East-West notes,
"The experience made me aware that we have been taking too many
things in life very lightly; the Master chided us for being little
children. But I think now is the time for us to look at what we are doing
and to make an account of what we want to do with our lives."
Many members of the group extended their planned Sunday departure to join in the afternoon Avatamsaka Assembly and hear the Venerable Master expound the Dharma. Shown below are members of the assembly at the Sutra lecture.