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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Free Movie Night 7pm This Friday Dec. 20th at Shumei

Dec 20, Friday, 7pm

Shumei Free Movie Night hosts: “A Christmas Carol” Oscar winner George C. Scott stars as penny-pinching miser Ebenezer Scrooge in this critically acclaimed television adaption of Charles Dickens’s holiday classic. After working into the wee hours on the night before Christmas, Scrooge returns home to find the ghost of his former associate (Frank Finlay) and the promise of visits from three more spirits. Will the dawn of a new day bring a new Scrooge? David Warner co-stars as Bob Cratchit.Refreshments provided, 7pm, 256-5284.

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SII’s Monthly Sampai for December 2013 Sunday 12/8 at 10:30 AM

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Greetings friends,

This coming Sunday­­­­­­ December 8, the Shumei International Institute will hold its 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.  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 Wintery Crestone blessings,

Matthew

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Free Movie Night at Shumei this Friday Nov. 22nd at 7pm

Nov 22, Friday, 7pm

Shumei Free Movie Night hosts: “Monty Python and the Holy GrailThe Monty Python comedy clan skewers King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table as they quest far and wide for the Holy Grail. The Black Knight suffers gory dismemberment at the hands of Arthur himself yet maintains “it’s just a scratch.” Refreshments provided, 7pm, 256-5284.

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Art Symposium This Sunday November 17th from 3 to 5pm

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Local artist Sergey Noskov ‘s works will be on display at the Shumei Gallery in Crestone for the months of November and December. A symposium with Sergey will be held on Sunday November 17th starting at 3pm. A reception will follow.

Sergey Noskov was born in 1961 in St. Petersburg, Russia. His grandmother was raised in Mongolia and owned a significant collection of thanka paintings (traditional paintings of Buddhist deities and symbols originating from Tibet). From early childhood Sergey was inspired by these works and desired to learn this art. In 1987 he met famous Buriat thanka painter Nima Tseren and renowned Mongolian sculptor and painter, Danzan Lama. He moved to Buriatia, Siberia, in order to study with his teacher. During this time he painted many thankas on commissions for many lamas and lay people in the area.

Come meet Sergey Noskov and learn more about his work on Sunday November 17th starting at 3pm to 5pm. 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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