Cloud 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 email@example.com
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
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Awareness of the body #31 your true home the everyday wisdom of Thich Nhat Hanh
IN sitting meditation, the first thing is to be aware that you are in a sitting position. Then, you can sit in a way that brings you calm, solidity, and well-being. We can notice the position of our body in each moment, when we are sitting, walking, standing, or lying down. We can be aware of our actions, whether we are sitting up, bending down, or putting on a jacket. Awareness brings us back to ourselves, and when we are fully mindful of our body, and living in the here and now, we are in our true home.