2014 Retreat Schedule


In need of a break? Here is the schedule of retreats for the Little Village Buddhist Meditation Hall.

Little Village Buddhist Meditation Center (Centro de Meditación Budista)

We are so excited to release a meditation schedule starting June 1 2014!

Estamos muy contentos de lanzar un programa de meditación a partir 01 de junio 2014!


We’ll be offering weekly meditation every Sunday. This weekend meditation is our formal practice, but the everyday life is the real practice. This is where the breath hits the road and eases our struggle with the whole range of varieties of suffering, or dukkhain every day life.

Ofreceremos la meditación semanal todos los domingos. Esta meditación fin de semana es nuestra práctica formal, pero la vida cotidiana es la práctica real. Aquí es donde el aire sale a la carretera y facilita nuestra lucha con toda la gama de variedades de sufrimiento o dukkha, en la vida cotidiana.


The conception of dukkha may be viewed from three aspects: (1) dukkha as ordinary suffering (dukkha-hukkha), (2)dukkha as produced by change
(veparinama-dukkha) and (3) dukkha as…

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Welcome. I am happy that our paths have crossed. Here you will find various poems, articles and photography. I hope that you enjoy them and visit often. I am currently working on writing “A Haiku A Day” so that I can, perhaps, have enough good ones for publication. If you are wondering what a “Fierce Buddhist” the following declaration should clarify. The “Fierce” in FierceBuddhist I define as “an obligation to do what I can to benefit all sentient beings, not just those close to me or those I agree with. If I see something or someone that is hurting others I must step forward and do what I can to assist them.” In the Army and in the dojo I learned how to defend myself, family and country but that does not mean I endorse the use of force. Two nonviolent examples of Fierce Buddhists that come to mind are Thich Nhat Hanh and the Dalai Lama. While I do not claim be even close to them I can strive and so can you. Furthermore, my Buddhist name, given to me by Sensei Kubose, is Seiyo. His interpretation of my communication and interaction with him led him to this name. He told me Seiyo means “Fierce Sun.” The sun shines on everyone without prejudices without giving preferential treatment to anyone. This is tough to live up to, as you can imagine, but it sure sets the tone for my life. In Buddhism this is called a Fierce Bodhisattva. I am only on the path to Enlightenment and can only say to be a Fierce Buddhist.

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