SGI Manatee Districts of Manatee County Florida

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This site is a way for members in Manatee County to communicate and find out what is going on in these districts.

Location: Manatee County Florida USA
Members: 3
Latest Activity: Dec 27, 2010

January update
East Manatee DISTRICT (East Bradenton, Palmetto, Ellenton, Myakka area) Thursday’s at 7:00 PM at Alexa Parker’s at

635 48th Street CT West Palmetto, 34221 tel 721-7104

For more information call Alexa 321-8528 or Jeannie 721-9331



Jan 7th Thurs planning meeting to discuss future meeting locations, schedule, and Home visits for the month



Directions:

http://www.mapquest.com/maps?city=Palmetto&state=FL&address=635+48th+Street+CT+West+%2C+&zipcode=34221





Palma Sola DISTRICT (West Bradenton area) on Wed’s at 7PM at Joanne’s at 5303 9th Avenue Drive West , Bradenton, 34209 Tel 941-761-9333



Any questions contact Joanne 761-9333, or Phil 941-545-0723 for details on the meetings.



Directions:

From South Bradenton take US-41 North make a LEFT on to Cortez Rd (going West) make a RIGHT turn on to 51st ST. West, Make a LEFT turn on to 9th Ave Dr. West. The house is on the Left side of the street look for 5303

From North Bradenton take Manatee Ave traveling WEST make a LEFT turn at 51st St West, then make a RIGHT turn on to 9th Ave Dr. West house is on the Left side of the street look for 5303


WEEKLY DISTRICT MEETING Updates ;-))

Stay tuned in the future moving to more phone communication from the districts leaders and less emails!!!



East Manatee DISTRICT (East Bradenton, Palmetto, Ellenton, Myakka area) Thursday’s at 7:00 PM David’s

10216 35th Street East Parrish 34219 tel 941-981-9932



For more information call Alexa 321-8528 or Jeannie 721-9331

No meeting 12/24 or 12/31



Palma Sola DISTRICT (West Bradenton area) on Wed’s at 7PM at Joanne’s at 5303 9th Avenue Drive West , Bradenton, 34209 Tel 941-761-9333



Any questions contact Joanne 761-9333, or Phil 941-545-0723 for details on the meetings.



Directions:

From South Bradenton take US-41 North make a LEFT on to Cortez Rd (going West) make a RIGHT turn on to 51st ST. West, Make a LEFT turn on to 9th Ave Dr. West. The house is on the Left side of the street look for 5303

From North Bradenton take Manatee Ave traveling WEST make a LEFT turn at 51st St West, then make a RIGHT turn on to 9th Ave Dr. West house is on the Left side of the street look for 5303


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Comment by rhonda ward on October 26, 2010 at 4:22pm
good afternoon
Comment by rhonda ward on April 7, 2010 at 4:58pm
see that sarasota may be in another county oops, can i still join since i am suncoast florida
Comment by Doubledaves on January 10, 2010 at 7:25pm
Wisdom for Modern Life, Jan 11th Jan 10, '10 11:33 AM
by Robert for everyone



One tragedy of our times is the willingness of realists, in spite of

impending crises, to criticize and obstruct people who expend their

energy toward finding solutions. Their judgments, however, are

superficial and conventional, and their attitude distances them from

the essential quality of reality----change. Often the wisest realists

cannot escape this trap. The challenge, then, is to create a new

kind of reality that offers hope for changing the world.

Daisaku Ikeda

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Comment by Doubledaves on December 14, 2009 at 8:58pm
Trees and Buddhism

In Buddhist sutras and folklore, plants, especially flowers and trees, are often used for symbolic purposes. Five tree types commonly referred to in Buddhist writings are the ashoka, sal, bodhi, eranda and sandalwood. All five have medicinal properties.




The ashoka, sometimes called the “sorrow-less tree,” is a large legume plant with bright orange-yellow flowers in the springtime that turn red before wilting. Its bark is used to treat digestive and menstrual irregularities. Queen Maya, Shakyamuni's mother, is said to have given birth to him beneath an ashoka tree at Lumbini Gardens. Ashoka of Ashoka Maurya---a king who, several centuries after the Buddha died, converted to Buddhism---also means “without sorrow.”




Some accounts have Queen Maya giving birth in a grove of sal trees. The sal tree is a hardwood native to northern India. Its resins are used as an astringent and as incense. Sal seed oil is used in lamp fuel. Shakyamuni is said to have died in a grove of sal trees in Kushinagara.




The bodhi tree, so named because Shakyamuni is thought to have attained enlightenment beneath one, is a pipal fig tree, Ficus religiosa. Its roots and bark possess a wide range of anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties. A child of King Ashoka is said to have brought a cutting from Shakyamuni's bodhi tree to Sri Lanka in 288 BCE. If true, the tree grown from that cutting would be the oldest living tree known to have been planted by a human being.




The eranda tree is thought to have been a relative of the castor oil plant, whose seed coating contains the deadly poison ricin. The oil from the castor seed is used as a laxative. While the common castor oil plant has no particular odor, Buddhist scriptures describe the cranda as having an incredibly foul aroma, which functions as a metaphor for delusion and suffering.




In contrast to the stench of the eranda, the sandalwood tree is famed for its pleasant fragrance and is therefore symbolic of the benefits of Buddhist practice. The Lotus Sutra mentions oil and incense as suitable offerings to the Buddha. Sandalwood is perhaps the most popular incense used in contemporary Buddhist settings.




(excerpt from the November-December issue of Living Buddhism magazine)

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