Friday, February 2, 2018

February 17 Day of Mindfulness: Groundlessness

Community of Mindfulness New York Metro
Practicing in the Tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh

Fluidity in life, Fluidity as practice
A Day of Mindfulness February 17 2018

Together, we can explore life as motion and change, like it or not.  
We will explore the practice of letting go of aversions to what is present
and letting of of  the attachments to our many preferences,
So that we may touch groundlessness, and transform suffering.

Together we practice sitting and walking meditation, mindful eating, Dharma Sharing,
Total Relaxation, and more, being wonderfully together in Sangha.

Tom Duva will lead our Day.  Tom is a co-founder of the PoJama Sangha in Connecticut,
which formed in 1997.
 He received Ordination into the Order of Interbeing in August 2007.

Date/Time: Saturday February 17, 2018.
Location: The Riverside Church, 91 Claremont Avenue, 20-T, NY, NY
Chairs and Cushions available.
Bring your own vegetarian lunch: lunch is around 1pm.
Please be fragrance free.

“The Way is perfect like great space,
Without lack, without excess.
Because of grasping and rejecting
You cannot attain it.” **
[Faith in Mind, Sheng Yen, Kindle Location 144]

“Nothing is born, nothing dies.
Nothing to hold onto, nothing to release.
Samsara is nirvana.
There is nothing to attain.

When we realize that afflictions are no other than enlightenment,
We can ride the waves of birth and death in peace,
Traveling in the boat of compassion on the ocean of delusion,
Smiling the smile of non-fear."
  [From Transformation at the Base, Thich Nhat Hanh]

Monday, January 1, 2018

Day of Mindfulness January 20 2018

Community of Mindfulness New York Metro
Practicing in the tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh
Join Us for a Day of Mindfulness
Saturday, January 20, 2018   10:00am-4:00pm

“The broom forgets about the snow
as it sweeps the garden.” ~ Basho

Please join us for a day of guided sitting and walking meditation, contemplation,
and practice of specific strategies to calm the mind and nourish ourselves in Noble Silence.  

The day will be facilitated by Heidi Spitzer. 
Heidi practices with  Sangha on the Hudson in Piermont, NY.  
She was ordained into the Order of Interbeing in 2005.  

Riverside Church, 91 Claremont Avenue, Manhattan
Room 20-T
(North of 120th Street and West of Broadway)
Please bring your own vegetarian lunch.  Please do not wear fragrances.  
Beginners Welcome!

Monday, December 4, 2017

December 16 Holiday Season Day of Mindfulness: Children and Parents invited to afternoon.

Inspired by the Teachings and Practice of Thich Nhat Hanh
invites you to a
Holiday Season Day of Mindfulness
Saturday, December 16, 2017
Please join us at 10am to begin our day
as we support each other in Sangha  by enjoying  sitting &
walking meditation together as one body

We are also inviting Sangha Parents with their *young  folks to join
us for a POT LUCK Veggie Lunch at 1pm.

After lunch  we will have time to meet and practice with our
Sangha’s young Buddhas and their loved ones.
We look forward to celebrating the joys of multi generational Sangha.
All young folks, Infants to Teens,  are welcome and the afternoon activities will center on getting to know eachother better,
enjoying music & more as we  build community.
Please bring musical instruments, a story, song, poem, artwork,dance, if you wish

This is a precious opportunity for parents and children to spend time with the larger Sangha and for the community to be nourished by their presence!  Within the energy of a social gathering, we will be able to
share our experiences of practicing with our families and sangha over beverages and snacks.

Please RSVP: (helps us to set up a comfortable space....but not required)
Please bring a Veggie offering to our POTLUCK MIndful Lunch

*Zack Foley  and Leora Amira  facilitate our monthly Planting Seeds/Generations Sangha and will guide our afternoon practice together.

At:  The Riverside Church * Room 20T*   91 Claremont Avenue,  between 120-22nd, one block West of Broadway.
       10:00am-1:00pm: Adult Practice.
       1:00-4:30pm: Multi-Generational Sangha: Parents/Children, with 1:00-2:00pm Vegetarian Potluck.