The Social Action Committee launched our Day Laborer Lunch Program in October, 2013, on the first Saturday of each month. Join us on November 2 and December 7, 2013. Dates for 2014 will be announced at a later time. Lunch preparation and distribution will be from 8:30 to approximately 10:00 a.m.
Sign up sheets will be available at the Happenings Table in the core area after services. We encourage our members and those families with children to help in the preparation of approximately fifty lunches and in their distribution, which will be at two or three sites in Encinitas. We will have “Standing on the Side of Love T Shirts” for all participants to wear as we interact with the day laborers at designated areas. While the ability to speak Spanish is not necessary to participate in the project we do encourage those who speak Spanish to join us. For additional information on this project please contact (and cc ) Liv Walsh at: firstname.lastname@example.org and Nancy Harmon at: email@example.comThanks!
Free Public Talk November 1, 2013 at Founders Hall 7:00 – 9:00 PM
Rinpoche discusses the importance of Lineage to the transmission of Genuine Dharma, and hence to you and your practice, with a focus on the Karma Kagyu Lineage.
Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche, Tibetan teacher and head of Karma Triyana Dharmachakra Monastery in Woodstock, New York, will give a free public talk. Rinpoche escaped from Tibet in 1959 along with Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche and Thrangu Rinpoche. These are three of the most learned and esteemed teachers in the Tibetan pantheon. His talk will be translated from the Tibetan into English. All are welcome. Contactchristieturner@gmail.com for more information.
Saturday, November 2 Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of San Dieguito, Solana Beach, CA Entering the Path of the Bodhisattvas
Session one: 10:30 AM – 12:00 Noon
Session two: 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM
To enter the path of Bodhisattvas, we must generate the enlightened attitude, or Bodhicitta. With this most profound and important attitude, seeing that beings all around us are caught up in many kinds of confusion, suffering and difficulty, we have the spacious and courageous aspiration to work for the benefit of all these beings. –Dharma Paths, Ven. Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche
Sunday, November 3 Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of San Dieguito, Solana Beach, CA 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM Final Questions and Closing Remarks – Rinpoche’s closing remarks to the attendees, the Sangha and his students
Refuge Vow Ceremony – Taking Refuge is the first step on the Buddhist Path. It is conducted as a formal ceremony during which a person officially becomes a Buddhist. It occurs for most of us as a natural outgrowth of learning about Buddhism and reflecting on what the teachings really mean to us in light of our human condition. It represents our first turning away from our own suffering in the world, and turning toward a genuine spiritual path that can be of benefit not only to ourselves but to others as well.
Medicine Buddha Empowerment - (refuge required) Medicine Buddha, the Medicine Master and King of Lapis Lazuli Light, is the buddha of healing and medicine in Mahāyāna Buddhism. Commonly referred to as the “Medicine Buddha”, he is described as a doctor who cures suffering using the medicine of his teachings. The Medicine Buddha Empowerment is considered to be the most powerful blessing for healing, dispelling sickness and for awakening the innate healing wisdom that lies within every individual. The practice of the Medicine Buddha meditation (sadhana), and all the other ways of connecting to the blessings of the Medicine Buddha are much more effective when one has received the Medicine Buddha Empowerment
Friday Evening public talk – Free Saturday or Sunday Only – $60.00 suggested donation for either single day Both Saturday and Sunday – $108.00 suggested donation
Thursday Nov. 7th is our next volunteer evening at the San Diego Food Bank in the Miramar area; just 20 minutes from UUFSD! It’s from 6:00 – 8:00 PM – anyone over 7 years old can help! Mostly we just put food in boxes on an assembly line – really easy, no lifting, no bending, great camaraderie. This is a wonderful way of helping locally those in need and strengthening our UUFSD community as well. The San Diego Food Bank distributes over 20 million pounds of food annually to individuals, families and a network of nonprofit organizations that work to alleviate hunger throughout San Diego county. They need our help! Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you’re interested in joining us.
November 2013 we boxed over 7 TONS of food for those in need! October 2013 we packed 1,565 lbs. of food for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) and 16,741 lbs. for Seniors! September 2013 we packed 480 boxes of food!
There is good news from the UUFSD Mindfulness Meditation Group. We are adding a Monday evening session, starting Monday, October 21st, for those members who cannot participate in our Tuesday morning session. The session will take place off campus, at the home of Livia Walsh.
Mindfulness Meditation Group Monday Evening Session: The group will meet at the home of Livia Walsh, Monday, October 21st, from 7:00-8:30 pm. For information and directions email: email@example.com or call 760-274-6041.
Mindfulness Meditation Group Tuesday Morning Session: The group will resume on Tuesday, October 22nd from 9:00-10:30 am at the UUFSD Library. Contact Livia Walsh at: firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Generosity Sunday Benefits Locals and International Communities
Did you know you can help your favorite nonprofit by simply forwarding the Generosity Sunday application link? UUFSD members, Committees or staff may encourage organizations to apply.
One of the ways our congregation participates in outreach and social justice work is to designate one Sunday in each month as a Generosity Sunday. On these Sundays, we donate the offering to an organization or project that serves the community or the cause of social justice. Generosity Sunday is one of UUFSD’s Social Action Committee projects and our goal is to serve a variety of needs and organizations.
Provides an overview of the organization’s mission, financial status and
intended use of funds.
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Provides information for use in UUFSD communications related to Generosity Sunday beneficiaries.
Completed applications should be emailed to email@example.com. Although our preference is email, at this time applications may also be mailed to UUFSD Generosity Sunday, P.O. Box 201, Solana Beach, CA 92075.
Do you like to eat? Are you eager to meet new people in the congregation? Do you want to do something that will benefit the Fellowship, feed your soul, and create joy in the world? Then sign up to host an event for this fall’s Dining, Doing, Dancing … For Dollars (D4$).
What is D4$? Twice a year, UUFSD members and friends offer wonderful social and culinary experiences in exchange for financial contributions to the Fellowship. These events provide great opportunities to meet new people and deepen your connection to people you already know. Will you be an organizer or host?
Although we use the term “Dining for Dollars,” in fact your offering doesn’t have to be a dinner, it doesn’t need to be costly, and it doesn’t have to be at your home. Two or more people, couples, or families may jointly offer an event. Here are some ideas:
Watch a movie or sports event with snacks or dinner
A dozen gourmet cookies, home made bread, scones & marmalade
Cookie baking and decorating
Scrabble and alphabet soup; jigsaw puzzle and a jug of wine
Poker and barbecue
Yoga, appetizers and wine
Poetry reading and wine in your garden
Stitch ‘n bitch party
We will have a D4$ table on the patio between and after the Sunday services October 13, 20, and 27. Please sign up to offer an event. Event forms are needed by October 27. The events should be scheduled between January 1, 2014 and June 30, 2014. More details are provided in the D4$ signup Application form that is available OnlineHEREor you in a PDFHERE.
Bidding for the events will take place on November 10 and at the Art Fair on November 17.
If you want to be part of offering an event but can’t do the whole thing, let me know and we’ll try to find you a partner. One of our goals is to have a range of events at a range of prices – something for people of all ages, interests, and financial abilities. Think creatively, think fun, think fellowship.