August 10, 2012

Candlelight Prayer Vigil for Oak Creek Shooting Victims

On Tuesday, August 7, 2012 The Somerset County Cultural Diversity Coalition held a memorial candlelight vigil at the Gurudwara Sikh Temple in Bridgwater. So Shim Sa was only one among the many representatives form the interfaith community who were present to show their support to victims of the Oak Creek shootings.  

A spokesperson for the Somerset County Cultural Diversity Coalition stated that the victims “and Central New Jersey must know that the New Jersey community people have them in their thoughts and prayers, and our hearts go out to the families and friends of those who were killed and wounded. Please keep our Sikh community members in your prayers.”

August 1, 2012

Get to Know Yourself Presentation at Sparta Public Library

Those of you who follow our activities know of our community outreach efforts and just how much we emphasize giving back. As a monk one does not possess much of material goods but sharing the teachings is one of the primary task of a monastic life. To this extent we make the best effort to accept all invitations from the community to provide teachings via lectures, workshops and presentations. One of our presentations initially given at Drew University seems to have struck a note with the public library circuit. On July 24, So Shim Sa gave a presentation at the Sparta Public Library entitled Get to Know Yourself; Mind, Body and Soul. The 1.5 hour presentation received a thunderous ovation and plans for more programs were discussed. Piscataway Public Library has scheduled a four-part Stress Reduction training workshop to be held in Nov. If you or your organization is interested in any of the programs we offer feel free to contact the Zen Center at 908 377-9803 or via email at Many of the programs are customizable to fit your specific needs.