SII Monthly Sampai for March 2011 this Sunday March 11

Greetings friends,

The Bluebird of Happiness Returns

It’s official the iconic mountain bluebirds of Crestone have returned.  I saw my first March 1st and a flock of 30 or more on Monday.  A sure sign of Spring!

This coming Sunday March 11th, the Shumei International Institute will hold its Monthly Sampai.  Late last year we changed the schedule slightly to offer people interested the opportunity to view a short ‘Shumei News’ video that is shown at the monthly Sampai at our headquarters Misono in Japan.  This months video news will begin at 10:25 AM.  For people who would like to see this video, you will want to be seated in the sanctuary by this time.

We begin the sampai introduction at 10:40 and the formal beginning of the sampai ceremony is at precisely 11:00 AM.  At that time Sensei Alan Imai will lead us in chanting the Amatsunorito and Zengensanji after which he will share the healing light of Jyorei with all those present.  Following Jyorei Sensei Alan Imai will share a presentation about Shumei’s activities and the teachings of our founder Meishusama.   After the Sampai a healthy buffet luncheon with Natural Agriculture and local organic ingredients will be served. The luncheon is by donation.  We hope many of you can join us this Sunday.

Brilliant Crestone blessings,

Matthew

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