Dialogue On Race

I have copied this information from the Dialogue on Race Facebook page so that you can be informed about what is happening here in Cville.

Maggie and I are attending the Tuesday evening Circle. Hope to see some of you there…

Dialogue on Race is Back (bet you knew that already!) Come be part of a community initiative to translate dialogue into action. To learn more about the Dialogue on Race, please visit our website or call us at (434) 970-3023. we will have 2 different days of the week for meetings. YOu can choose either Tuesday or Saturday meeting days.
Our Weekday Study Circles will be kicking off on Sept. 26 from 6-9 pm at the Jefferson School Heritage Center. The Study Circles will meet once a month for 3 hrs from September through November with some reading materials to accompany the curriculum. To sign up to be a part of a weekday study circle, tell us you’re coming on this event and please fill out our application, which can be dropped off/mailed to the Office of Human Rights 106 5TH St. NE OR you can email it to dialogue@charlottesville.org
* Childcare will be made available upon request
** refreshments will be provided

Upcoming Times

Tue Sep 26 6:00 PM

Tue Oct 3 6:00 PM

Tue Nov 14 6:00 PM

Our Saturday Study Circles will be kicking off on Sept. 30 from 1-4 pm at the Jefferson School Heritage Center. The Study Circles will meet once a month for 3 hrs from September through November with some reading materials to accompany the curriculum. To sign up to be a part of a Saturday study circle, tell us you’re coming on this event and please fill out our application, which can be dropped off/mailed to the Office of Human Rights 106 5TH St. NE OR you can email it to dialogue@charlottesville.org
* Childcare will be made available upon request
** refreshments will be provided

Upcoming Times

Sat Sep 30 1:00 PM
Sat Oct 7 1:00 PM
Sat Nov 11 1:00 PM

Walk With Me Screening in Cville

 

A screening of Walk With Me has been scheduled here in Charlottesville, VA.

7:30 PM on October 24, 2017 at Regal Cinema in Stonefield.

Follow this link to purchase your ticket NOW: https://gathr.us/screening/21279

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With unprecedented access, WALK WITH ME goes deep inside a Zen Buddhist

community who have given up all their possessions and signed up to a life of

chastity for one common purpose – to transform their suffering, and practice

the art of mindfulness with the world-famous teacher Thich Nhat Hanh.

Filmed over three years, in their monastery in rural France and on the road

in the USA, this visceral film is a meditation on a community grappling

with existential questions and the everyday routine of monastic life.

As the seasons come and go, the monastics’ pursuit for a deeper connection to

themselves and the world around them is amplified by insights from

Thich Nhat Hanh’s early journals, narrated by Benedict Cumberbatch.

 

 

A Day of Mindfulness led by Anh-Huong & Thu Nguyen

cffwindowCloud Floating Free Sangha Presents A Day of Mindfulness, October 21, 2017

A Day of Mindfulness, October 21, 2017, 9:00AM-3:30PMIn the Tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh

In the Tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh

with Meditation Teachers Anh-Huong and Thu Nguyen,

The principal teachers at the Mindfulness Practice Center of Fairfax

 

 

 

At Thomas Jefferson Memorial Church: Unitarian Universalist, the Social Hall

715 Rugby Rd, Charlottesville, VA 22903

To be mindful is to be aware of what is going on in our body, in our feelings, in our mind, and in the world. The purpose of mindfulness practice is to experience and demonstrate that happiness is possible right here and now. Mindfulness is the basis for transforming ourselves and creating a more harmonious family and society.

On this day, we come together to learn and practice the art of mindful living as a community. We will learn to enjoy the practice of mindful breathing, sitting, walking, movement, and mindful eating.

Dress comfortably and bring a mat, cushion for the sitting and blanket for the deep relaxation. Chairs will be available. Please bring a vegetarian dish to share at lunch.

Registration, fee: $40.00 + donation cloudfloatingfree@gmail.com

 Schedule:

9:00     – Registration – Welcome

9:30     – Guided Meditation

10:30   – Mindful Movements

11:00   – Indoor walking meditation

11:30   – Outdoor walking

11:50   – Orientation on mindful eating

12:00   – Potluck preparation – Lunch

1:30     – Deep relaxation

2:30     – Dharma talk, Q/A

3:30     – End of day of mindfulness

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Anh-Huong and Thu Nguyen have been practicing mindfulness in the tradition of the Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh for more than 30 years. They have led mindfulness retreats in the United States since 1988 and in 1992 were among the first students to be ordained as meditation teachers by Thich Nhat Hanh. Anh-Huong is the author of “Opening the Heart of Compassion”, a guided meditation CD and co-author with Thich Nhat Hanh of “Walking Meditation”, a multimedia manual on mindful walking. She has translated several of Thich Nhat Hanh’s books into English including “The Sun My Heart” and “The Diamond that Cuts Through Illusion.” They are principal teachers at the Mindfulness Practice Center of Fairfax (www.mpcf.org).

Registration fee: $40.00 + donation

DOM register and inquiries email: cloudfloatingfree@gmail.com

Anh-Huong & Thu: Public Talk to be Held in Cville, Oct 20, 2017

Cloud Floating Free Sangha Presents

A Public Talk By Anh-Huong & Thu Nguyen

For a Future to be Possible: The Wisdom of Interbeing

October 20, 2017, 6:30-8:00 PM

 

At Thomas Jefferson Memorial Church: Unitarian Universalist in the Sanctuary

715 Rugby Rd, Charlottesville, VA 22903

Anh-Huong and Thu Nguyen have been practicing mindfulness in the tradition of the Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh for more than 30 years. They have led mindfulness retreats in the United States since 1988 and in 1992 were among the first students to be ordained as meditation teachers by Thich Nhat Hanh. Anh-Huong is the author of “Opening the Heart of Compassion”, a guided meditation CD and co-author with Thich Nhat Hanh of “Walking Meditation”, a multimedia manual on mindful walking. She has translated several of Thich Nhat Hanh’s books into English including “The Sun My Heart” and “The Diamond that Cuts Through Illusion.” They are principal teachers at the Mindfulness Practice Center of Fairfax (www.mpcf.org).

Donations at the Door

register and inquiries email: cloudfloatingfree@gmail.com

The Sun Always Shines, Thich Nhat Hanh

#233 The Sun Always Shines

Your True Home, Everyday Wisdom of Thich Nhat Hanh

 

 

When it is raining, we think there is no sunshine. But if we fly high in an airplane and go through the clouds, we rediscover the sunshine again. We see that the sunshine is always there. In a time of anger or despair, our love is also still there. Our capacity to communicate, to forgive, to be compassionate is still there.

You have to believe this. We are more than our anger; we are more than our suffering. We must recognize that we do have within us the capacity to love, to understand, to be compassionate. If you know this, then when it rains you won’t be desperate. You know that the rain is there, but the sunshine is still there somewhere. Soon the rain will stop, and the sun will shine again. Have hope. If you can remind yourself that the positive elements are still present within you and the other person, you will know that it is possible to break through, so that the best things in both of you can come up and manifest again.

Beyond Labels

As human beings, we’re exactly the same. But the many layers of labels prevent other people from seeing you as a human being. Thinking of yourself as or calling yourself a “Buddhist” can be a disadvantage, because if you wear the title “Buddhist” this may be an obstacle that prevents others from discovering the human being in you. The same is true whether you are

Christian, Jewish, or Muslim. This can be an important part of your identity, but it is not the whole of who you are. People are caught in these notions and images, and they cannot recognize each other as human beings. The practice of peeling away all the labels so that the human being can be revealed is truly a practice of peace.

 

Your True Home the everyday wisdom of Thich Nhat Hanh