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Hanmi Buddhist Temple Opens in St. Paul

Through the kindness and generosity of the owners of Psinergy Health & Wellness, SchaOn Blodgett and Andre Thomas, on February 15, the Upper Midwest Hanmi Buddhist Association opened a small Hanmi Buddhist temple at 1553 Como Avenue, in St. Paul. Special prayer services (dharma rites) for the Chinese New Year were held that evening and will continue through March 2.

In Buddhism, the first lunar month is known as a special time of miracles; to that end, a full schedule of Hanmi Buddhist Spiritual Healing Services for those in the community will be offered. These services will be held Sunday to Friday, with Thursday evening services focusing on learning a healing meditation as well. For those seeking some form of healing—physical, mental, emotional, spiritual—perhaps this time will be auspicious for you. Come and join in when you can. RSVP is preferred but drop-in is also welcome. Healing services are offered on a donation basis.

Those who would like to receive long distance healing can either ask for a photo blessing with an offering of $1/day (person's photo along with their name and birthdate is placed on the altar at the temple and prayed upon daily). The other option is to join the prayer list with name and birthdate. The offering for this is: Do whatever you can to help those in your field every day for the prayer list duration. Email your requests to

Thursday sessions will focus on learning a Hanmi Buddhist healing meditation. Topics are as follows: March 1: Balance Weight. March 8: No session. March 15: Calcium Enrichment. March 22: Diabetes Self-Healing. March 29: Self-Healing for Various Illnesses. April 5: Wisdom Dew Beauty Yoga. April 12: Balance Weight. April 19: Calcium Enrichment.

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108 Days of Kindness; 108 Days of Transformation

108 Days of Hanmi Buddhist meditation to know yourself, change yourself, overcome yourself.

Would you like to join together with others who are interested in raising the vibration of our world? Seeking 108 people who are willing to invest 108 days toward positive transformation. To this end, there is a full calendar of dharma teachings being offered for those who are interested in learning more involved Hanmi Buddhist meditations and joining the 108-Day Group.

Find a meditation practice that interests you, share your intent and begin practicing. The 108-Day Group practice is for both daily meditation as well as to resolve daily to better ourselves—to become more compassionate, selfless, more capable to respect all, help all, forgive all, and to forge and allow others an easier path ahead. There will be several opportunities for group members to meet together, share their learnings, celebrate together and practice together.

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