October 5, 2007

Peace in Burma Vigil at UN

Saturday, Oct. 6, 12:00-1:00

Dear friends, We plan to gather at the United Nations this Saturday, Oct. 6 as participants in "A Day of International Action for Burma." People are assembling worldwide to offer a peaceful presence, which invites the possibility of ending the violence in Burma (Myanmar). We do not claim to know what is the answer to difficult political and socio-economic issues. Through our presence, our intention is to offer an opportunity for everyone impacted by these events to pause and reflect, connect with their own heartwisdom, and act in accordance with it. Your participation matters. Please consider coming and also helping to get the word out by forwarding this invitation. We'll send out another announcement, if necessary, with any changes to the format. Questions? info@bpfny.org or call 212-545-4123

Note: On Saturday, feel free to contact event coordinator Judy Seicho Fleischman by cell at 917-667-7644. In this moment, let's pause to appreciate all the ways in which each of us, practicing diligently with heartfelt intention, embodies peace and happiness. This is a precious gift we offer together.

In peace, Judy Seicho Fleischman and Jiryu Davis for BPF/NY Buddhist Peace Fellowship/ NY Metro Chapter

www.bpf.org and www.bpfny.org

'Peace in Burma' Vigil at United Nations WHEN: Saturday, October 6 from noon to 1 PM WHERE: Dag Hammersjold Plaza (47th St. & 1st Ave.), Katherine Hepburn Garden, between 2 fountains closest to 1st Ave. WHAT: Silent meditation, Chanting the Metta Sutra (Buddha's Teaching on Loving-Kindness) including the verse: "Even as a mother protects with her life, her child, her only child, so with a boundless heart should one cherish all living beings." HOW: We'll display the BPF banner and a sign indicating our intention. We'll alternate between sitting in silence and chanting. Copies of the sutra will be available. Judy will teach us the melody. BRING: If possible, bring a cushion. Consider bringing water and a hat. If you'd like to make a sign, we suggest: 'Peace in Burma/Myanmar' WHO: Word of this event is being spread regionally and nationally. Everyone is welcome.

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