Spiritual Meditative PPT Template

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Establish an atmosphere of repose and calmness with this spiritual meditative PowerPoint template. The visual connection of nature and spirit help to create the ideal state of mind for deep thought and reflection. Invite others to enrich their spirit and strengthen their unity with all of their surroundings.

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Spiritual Meditative PPT Template

  1. 1. Welcome<br />
  2. 2. Our Teachings<br />Since the founding of the first Shin Buddhist temples hundreds of years ago, the temple has been the center of community and daily life. Our BCA temples are no different today. Besides serving as spiritual centers, the temples serve a variety of needs and concerns of the membership and community.<br /> <br />Everyone is welcome to attend 11 am Sunday services and scheduled open-ended classes and meditation<br />Main Temple HoursMondays - 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.Tues to Fri - 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.Telephone: (972) 245-4467<br />
  3. 3. Our Staff<br />Rinban: John Doe<br />Reverend: John Doe II<br />Reverend: John Doe III<br />Reverend: John Doe IV<br />Reverend: John Doe V<br />
  4. 4. Service<br />Services are usually held three times weekly: Sunday mornings - 10:00am to 12:00 noon <br />Sunday afternoons - 2:00pm to 4:00pm <br />Wednesday evenings - 7:00pm to 9:00pm <br />Services last for approximately two hours and include chanting, seated meditation (zazen), and walking meditation (kinhin). Kinhin allows us to learn to take the mindfulness that we cultivate during zazen and apply it to the simple movement of walking, which is our first step in taking zazen off of the meditation cushions. Chanting opens and closes the service, helping to regulate the breath and settle the mind. Our standard order of service (with approximate timings) is: Chanting in English & Japanese - 10 minutes<br />Zazen - 40 minutes<br />Kinhin - 10 minutes<br />Zazen - 40 minutes<br />Chanting in Japanese - 10 minutes<br />
  5. 5. Temple MembershipPlease support the temple by becoming a member.  Temple Membership is valid from January 1 through December 31 in the following amounts:<br />$230 per family <br />$115 per individual<br />To become a member, please do the following:<br />1.  Pick up a membership form at the temple fill it out. <br />2.  Write a check payable to the temple.<br />3.  Mail to or drop off at the office the form & check.<br />
  6. 6. Upcoming Events<br />Going Through Anger and Greed Seminar – The Parable of the White Path – Lecture and discussion about the seeker making his way through the fires of anger and floods of greed to reach the realm of spiritual liberation.<br />Please join us for Temple Clean-up as we prepare for a fresh start for the 2010 year.<br />Joya-e: the last service of the year, a time of reflection and an opportunity to express gratitude to the blessings of Amida Buddha. Following the service, Toshikoshi Soba (buckwheat noodles), siginifyinglongivity, will be served.<br />For more information, please contact the church during main temple hours.<br />
  7. 7. Announcements<br />Please join us for the O-Bon Special Service to honor all of our ancestors. The service will include zazen, special chants, offerings and a dharma talk. A lunch outing in the neighborhood follows the service. *Please note that there will be no 2 pm service on this day.<br />Please join us for the O-Higan Special Service to celebrate the autumnal equinox. The service will include zazen, special chants, offerings and a dharma talk. A lunch outing in the neighborhood follows the service. *Please note that there will be no 2 pm service on this day.<br />
  8. 8. Job Opportunities<br />We will post open positions on our message board at the temple office every Monday morning at 6am. If you are interested in one of our open positions, we request that you submit a personal resume to our secretary by letter or email. <br />Please include the following information in your letter or e-mail:<br />Title of the open position<br />Your full name<br />Contact information<br />Current open positions are:<br />Vegetarian Cook and Kitchen Keeper<br />Residential Zen Teacher<br />IT Professional<br />

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