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Buddhist Temple?

SuzanneB
April 02, 2007 11:06PM

Registered: 12 years ago
Posts: 121

Can anyone give me any information on the new Buddhist temple on STT in Mandahl? A name and contact number would be most appreciated.

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Trade
April 03, 2007 05:31AM

Registered: 11 years ago
Posts: 3,904

There was a story in the Daily News. If noone can answer your question, the reporter on that story lists her email address at the bottom so might be able to help:

[www.virginislandsdailynews.com]

~Trade~

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SuzanneB
April 03, 2007 09:17AM

Registered: 12 years ago
Posts: 121

Thanks Trade,
That's the article that I found, too. I was hoping that someone from this board might have attended the New Year festival and could point me in the right direction. I did find a phone listing for temple founder May Trieu listed in the phone book. She has an acupuncture and oriental medicine practice-715-2700. I will start there.

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agv
April 03, 2007 09:19AM

Registered: 11 years ago
Posts: 100

keep us updated please suzanne!

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mell
April 03, 2007 09:37AM

Registered: 12 years ago
Posts: 463

Hi SuzanneB,

I'm sorry that I cannot answer your question about the temple, but I would like to say WOW!!! That is a really interesting, beautiful, and impressive structure!!!! I have not been inside, but I have enjoyed looking at it from afar.

Please let us know if you find anything out. I would really love to visit the temple one day and see what it looks like inside.

smiling

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SuzanneB
April 03, 2007 10:03AM

Registered: 12 years ago
Posts: 121

I just called the number and it has been changed, the new number is 714-2700. I spoke at length with May Trieu and here is the run down:

1) The website is under construction but there are some excellent photos to check out: [www.nirvanatemple.org]

2) There was a Full Moon meeting yesterday that we missed sad smiley

3) On Saturday, April 14th from 4:45-5:45 PM there will be a Tai Chi teaching session conducted by the Monk in residence, a $10 donation is requested.

4) On Sunday, April 22nd, there will be an all-day workshop covering Tai Chi, Meditation, Yoga, Qigong, massage, etc. and includes a vegetarian lunch. Donation is $100, or pay what you can.

5) There is a children's meditation group that is in the process of forming and will last approximately one hour each week after school. The first meeting should be in 2 weeks. More info. to follow.

May stressed that they do not worship a God, but worship love and compassion. I am very interested in learning more about the Buddhist philosophy and I could really use some peace in my life.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 04/03/2007 10:31AM by SuzanneB.

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Onika
April 03, 2007 11:55AM

Registered: 12 years ago
Posts: 859

What timing Suzanne!
My hubby was just there yesterday!
He said the Buddha being crafted by the visiting monk is gorgeous.
We know some practicing Buddhists who are very involved with the construction of Nirvana. if you are interested, feel free to PM me.
BTW, May is superb at acupuncture and I suspect that even one session with her will bring some of the peace you seek?

Onika

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SuzanneB
April 03, 2007 12:30PM

Registered: 12 years ago
Posts: 121

Thanks Onika,
I was a bit bummed out when I heard that I just missed the meeting yesterday but at least I can look forward to the 14th. I will PM you, it looks like they may need some help with the website? I don't know if I need acupuncture just yet. I would like to start with learning some meditation techniques and meeting others that are like-minded, supportive and on a spiritual path.

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Trade
April 03, 2007 07:08PM

Registered: 11 years ago
Posts: 3,904

Wow, an acupuncturist, huh? I'll file that bit of info away. Thanks for posting about it.

~Trade~

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mell
May 04, 2007 07:32AM

Registered: 12 years ago
Posts: 463

Here's an article from today's Source about the temple.

[www.onepaper.com]

smiling

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SuzanneB
May 04, 2007 09:24AM

Registered: 12 years ago
Posts: 121

What a beautiful sculpture! Thanks for the link. There will be a children's meditation group (parents also allowed) meeting this Saturday from 4-5 PM. I really hope to make it but my daughter is on the swim team and they have a meet tomorrow on STX. We'll see how the time works out.

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