Monday, September 19, 2016

September 25 Sangha Meeting in Queens

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We are happy to announce a Queens Sangha Meeting Sunday September 25th, 10am-12:00.  We will gather at the home of Walter Lyons.  Walter lives about 10 minutes from 7 train 46th street/Queens Blvd. 

There will be a round of sitting and walking meditation, listening to part of a Dharma talk by Thich Nhat Hanh and then Dharma Sharing.  Dharma Sharing will have 2 rounds: (1) sharing from the heart about our lives/mindfulness practice and (2) sharing interests and ideas about resuming Sangha meetings in Queens.***

Please RSVP to Matt if you will attend.  Or, If you cannot attend this meeting, but are interested in Sangha meetings in Queens, also let Matt know.  Email to

Please arrive between 9.45-10.00am.  Enter the house without ringing bell and walk upstairs.
Chairs available.  Bring your your own cushion or bench.

[***For about six + years the Queens Morningstar Sangha met, first at the home if Nina Teng and then at Walter's home for the last 6 years.  Some years before that, Sangha Sister Ruth Klein also hosted a Queens meeting.]

WHERE WE MEET:  48-19 44th Street, 2nd floor, Sunnyside, Queens
 HOW TO GET THERE :Take the #7 train to the 46th St./Bliss stop
Exit the station on the west stairway (stairway closest to Manhattan)  Walk two blocks west (toward Manhattan) on Queens Blvd.  You will come to 44th St.  Turn left (south) onto 44th St. and continue for two blocks
After one block you will come to a six-way intersection of Greenpoint Ave. 47th Ave. & 44th St.
After two blocks you will arrive at 48th Ave.  You will see a small laundromat.  Continue past the laundromat on 44th St.
48-19 will be the second house on the left after the laundromat.
There is no doorbell - just walk up to the second floor.  

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Monday, September 5, 2016

September 17 Day of Mindfulness: The Breath and the Steps:

Community of Mindfulness New York Metro
Inspired by the Teachings and Practice of Thich Nhat Hanh
Invites you to

The Breath and the Steps

Using the awareness of breathing and walking to transform difficulty, and to water the seeds of joy! Breath awareness and mindful steps are there for us, for whatever is coming up.

Day of Mindfulness * September 17, 2016 *

10am-4:30pm [Please arrive 9.45pm]

The Riverside Church,  91 Claremont,  NYC *Room 20T*

Our Day of Mindfulness will be led by by Tom Duva, who 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.
Tom says that: "I was reflecting recently on my early days of practice at Green Mountain Dharma Center, and Maple Forest. How much suffering I had in my consciousness and how these practices of breath awareness and of walking meditation helped me to transform. And how now after so many years these two practices remain essential to me: they nourish joy and ease."                  

Our Day will include sitting and walking meditation, walking outdoors, Dharma sharing, singing, deep relaxation and mindful eating. Chairs and cushions available.
Remember to bring your veggie bag lunch & Refrain from wearing fragrances       
Your donations make our Days of Mindfulness possible. 
Come for all or part of the Day. Lunch is at 1:00-2:00pm.