Monthly Sampai this weekend 5/11 and SII 12th Anniversary 5/17 & 5/18

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Monthly Sampai for May 2014 Sunday May 11

This coming Sunday­­­­­­ May 11th, the Shumei International Institute will hold its monthly sampai for May 2014.

We begin the sampai introduction at 10:40 with the formal sampai ceremony beginning at precisely 11:00 AM.  Please arrive at least 10 minutes early for the sampai.  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, local and organic ingredients will be served. The luncheon is by donation.  We hope many of you can join us this weekend for our regular monthly sampai gathering.

12th Anniversary Saturday and Sunday May 17 – 18

Then, the following weekend May 17 & 18, the Shumei International Institute will celebrate its 12th anniversary in Crestone.  Activities will begin with an all new Interfaith Program starting at 1:30.  We will see and hear ‘teaching stories’ from 10 different spiritual groups in Crestone with many of them being enacted and dramatized on the stage of Shumei’s sanctuary.  This will be followed by the always popular taiko concert.  We will wrap up Saturday’s activities with a special sampai for world peace lead by Sensei Tamao Koyama.

The 12th anniversary Sampai will begin at 10:30 AM and will include a keynote speech by Sensei Tamao Koyama who will travel from Japan to join us and share the healing light of Jyorei with all those present.  There will be a free community luncheon, garden tours and a special art exhibition highlighting artists and imagery of the San Luis Valley.

A complete schedule of events for the weekend is listed below and in the Crestone Eagle.  No RSVP’s are required for any of the weekends events.  We highly recommend arriving at least 1/2 hour early to park and be seated prior to events beginning.

A heartfelt thank you to each and every one of you who welcomed Shumei into this wondrous community.

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SII’s Monthly Sampai for April 2014 this Sunday 4/13 starting at

Greetings friends,

This coming Sunday­­­­­­ April 13, the Shumei International Institute will hold its monthly sampai for April 2014.

The sampai introduction begins at 10:40 with the formal sampai ceremony beginning at precisely 11:00 AM.  Please arrive at least 10 minutes early for the sampai.  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, local and organic ingredients will be served. The luncheon is by donation.  We have begun showing the short ‘Shumei News’ video that is also shown at the monthly Sampai at our headquarters Misono in Japan during lunch following Sampai.  We hope many of you can join us this Sunday.

Brilliant Crestone blessings,

Matthew

 

 

 

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This Week at Shumei – an Art Symposium

April 6th, Sunday, 3 to 5pm

Local photographer and world traveler Martin Macaulay will be Shumei’s featured artist for April, his Art Symposium is this Sunday April 6th from 3 to 5pm. With photos from the Antarctic to the South West and from Patagonia to Namibia. Meet with Martin and learn more about his work on Sunday April 6th starting at 3pm to 5pm. A reception will follow. His exhibition will run the entire month of April. This event is free to the public, please visit www.shumeicrestone.org or call 256-5284 for more information. The Shumei gallery is open every day 9 to 5pm.

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March Free Movie and Art Symposium this week at Shumei in Crestone

March 15, Sat, 3pm

Please note the new day and time! Shumei Free Movie hosts “Surviving Progress.” This bracing documentary considers whether human “progress” stemming from the Industrial Age could be paving the way for civilization’s collapse. The film asks a range of thinkers whether the modern world might be headed for a “progress trap.” Refreshments provided, 3pm, 256-5284.

 

March 16, Sunday, 3 to 5pm

Art Symposium at the Shumei Gallery for Plein Air Painter David Montgomery. He has been living and painting in the San Luis Valley of Southern Colorado for over thirty five years. Refreshments follow the artists’ presentation. Call 256-5284 for more information or visit www.shumeicrestone.org.

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SII’s Monthly Sampai this Sunday 3/9/2014 10:30 AM (Don’t forget – Daylight Savings Time begins!)

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Hooray – our blue feathered friends are back, Spring can’t be too far behind!

Greetings friends,

This coming Sunday­­­­­­ March 9, the Shumei International Institute will hold its monthly sampai for March 2014.  Most months we now show a short ‘Shumei News’ video that is also shown at the monthly Sampai at our headquarters Misono in Japan each month.  We will begin this video (typically about 10 minutes long) each month starting at 10:30 AM.  For people who would like to see this video news, you will want to be seated in the sanctuary by this time.

We begin the sampai introduction at 10:40 with the formal sampai ceremony beginning at precisely 11:00 AM.  Please arrive at least 10 minutes early for the sampai.  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, local and organic ingredients will be served. The luncheon is by donation.  We hope many of you can join us this Sunday.

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And a friendly reminder… don’t forget to turn your clocks ahead one hour before you go to bed Saturday night – lest you find yourself arriving an hour late!

Brilliant Bluebird blessings,

Matthew

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Movie Night Moves to Saturday – This Saturday at 3pm

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Please note the new day and time! Shumei Free Movie hosts “Béla Fleck: Throw Down Your Heart” Inspired by a love of African music and an interest in tracing the roots of the banjo, American banjo great Béla Fleck embarks on a musical journey through Uganda, Tanzania, Gambia and Mali, playing with locals and discovering the beauty of the land. Although often associated with the American South, the banjo is actually a descendent of an African instrument, which was brought across the ocean by slaves. Refreshments provided, 7pm, 256-5284.

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SII’s Monthly Sampai for February 2014 this Sunday 2/9 at 10:30 AM

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Greetings friends,

This coming Sunday­­­­­­ February 9, the Shumei International Institute will hold its monthly sampai for February 2014.  Most months we now show a short ‘Shumei News’ video that is also shown at the monthly Sampai at our headquarters Misono in Japan each month.  We will begin this video (typically about 10 minutes long) each month starting at 10:30 AM. For people who would like to see this video news, you will want to be seated in the sanctuary by this time.

We begin the sampai introduction at 10:40 with the formal sampai ceremony beginning at precisely 11:00 AM.  Please arrive at least 10 minutes early for the sampai.  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, local and 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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Concert This Thursday at Shumei!

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This Thursday February 6th at 7pm Shumei in Crestone hosts a Father-Daughter-Father-Son Quartet. Scott and Abby Swartz, along with Steve and Trevor Storm have joined to become a father-daughter-father-son quartet called Vicious Cycle.  Scott and Steve are playing acoustic guitars and singing, Trevor on electric guitar and Abby on bass. Join us on Thursday February 6th at 7pm at Shumei in Crestone, $10 suggested donation at the door. Call 256-5284 or visit www.shumeicrestone.org for more information.

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This week at Shumei in Crestone: Free Movie Night and an Art Opening

January 17, Friday, 7pm

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Shumei Free Movie Night hosts “I Am” In this contemplative documentary, filmmaker Tom Shadyac conducts in-depth interviews with prominent philosophers and spiritual leaders — including Archbishop Desmond Tutu — about what ails the world and how to improve it. Refreshments provided, 7pm, 256-5284.

And then on Sunday January 19th from 3 to 5pm

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Art Opening at the Shumei Gallery for Marika Popovits, James O’Dea will be reciting poetry inspired by Marika’s paintings. Refreshments follow the artists’ presentation. Call 256-5284 for more information or visit www.shumeicrestone.org.

Live streaming is available for this event at: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/shumei-art-symposium
Archived symposiums are also available for viewing at any time at this link.

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Monthly Sampai for January 2014 this Sunday 1/12 at 10:30 AM

New Year's Eve Fire Ceremony courtesy of Bill Ellzey

Happy New Year!

Many of us greeted the New Year  with great peace and beauty with Shumei’s annual fire ceremony pictured above as well as by chanting in our beautiful sanctuary at the stroke of midnight.  We hope you all found ways to end the old and ring in the new years with grace, beauty and peace.

The Shumei International Institute will hold it’s first regular monthly sampai of 2014 this coming Sunday January 12 beginning at 10:30 AM.  We have a extra dose of beauty in store in what has grown to be a January tradition with long time friend and board member of Shumei – Bill Ellzey sharing beauty as seen through his eyes and lenses in a slideshow and presentation this Sunday at our monthly sampai.

Most months we now show a short ‘Shumei News’ video that is also shown at the monthly Sampai at our headquarters Misono in Japan each month.  We will begin this video (typically about 10 minutes long) each month starting at 10:30 AM.  For people who would like to see this video news, you will want to be seated in the sanctuary by this time.

We begin the sampai introduction at 10:40 with the formal sampai ceremony beginning at precisely 11:00 AM.  Please arrive at least 10 minutes early for the sampai.  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.   After the sampai and Bill Ellzey’s presentation a healthy buffet luncheon with Natural Agriculture, local and 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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