Thursday, October 5, 2017

Preparing for Winter: Day of Mindfulness October 21, 2017

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

Preparing for Winter: Mindfulness as Medicine
October 21: 10:00am-4:30pm, at Riverside Church, 20-T

Dear Friends,
Winter can bring many challenges from increased illness to low mood, malaise and depression (Seasonal Affective Disorder). In addition to a flu shot for our immune system, we can strengthen our spiritual life. We'll explore some methods of PM---Preventative Maintenance or Medicine-- to help nourish us through these months. 
We will use the Buddha's insights, as transmitted by our Teacher Thay, and informed by the Sutras. And we will incorporate some of the findings from neuro-science 

Our Day includes sitting and walking meditations, Dharma Sharing, Mindful Eating and singing, and breathing together in Community.

Come for all or Part of the Day.
No Experience Necessary.

The Day will be led by Dennis Bohn.  Dennis received Lamp Transmission from Thay in 2011, and practices with the Rock Blossom Sangha in Brooklyn.
When: Saturday October 21: 10:00-4:30pm
Where: 91 Claremont Avenue, The Riverside Church, Room 20-T
Chairs and Cushions available.
Bring a vegetarian lunch. [Lunch is around 1:00-2:00pm.]
Please do not wear fragrances.

Saturday, September 2, 2017

Discovering our True Home: A Day of Mindfulness September 16 2017, with John Bell

inspired by the Teachings and Practice of Thich Nhat Hanh 
Invites you to a Day of Mindfulness with *John Bell Saturday September 16th 10am-4pm � Discovering Our True Home 

Deep inside, each of us knows we are whole. But we forget because we’ve been conditioned to think that we are separate. On this Day we will experience mindfulness practices that give us glimpses of our inherent connections and free us from the feelings of separateness in order to inhabit our true home.

*The Day will be Facilitated by Dharma Teacher John Bell who has practiced with Thich Nhat Hanh for more than 30 years and was ordained as a Dharma teacher in 2010. In addition to guiding the Mountain Bell Sangha near Boston and leading Mindfulness Retreats across the USA, John co-founded Youth Build USA which offers education, construction training and leadership development to low-income young people across the USA and Internationally.

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 Please RSVP: � Please Arrive by 9:45 Remember to Bring your Vegetarian Bag Lunch & Refrain from Wearing Fragrances.

Chairs and Cushions Available.

Saturday September 16: 10:00am-4:00pm.
At The Riverside Church *Room 20T* , 91 ClaremontAvenue. Between 120-122 Streets, Manhattan.

Sunday, July 30, 2017

August 19 2017: No Day of Mindfulness at Riverside Church; We will Attend 'Walk With Me' documentary and mindfulness activities at Rubin Museum; August 20th

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

Dear Friends,
We will not have our August 19 Day of Mindfulness at Riverside Church in order to participate in and support the opening of the  'Walk With Me' documentary at the Rubin Museum.   Walk With Me "is a cinematic
journey into the world of a monastic community who practice the art of mindfulness with Zen Buddhist Master Thich Nhat Hanh." is the link to purchase tickets: there are two showings on Friday August 18, three showings on Saturday, and more on Sunday August 20th and during the following week.  

Friday August 18 
6.30-8.30: showing of 'Walk with Me' followed by Q and A.
8:50: Silent Meditation.
9:30-11:00pm: Walk With Me.
There will be Monks and Nuns from Blue Cliff Monastery attending and offering Mindfulness Practice:  It is possible to practice together from 10:00-3.50pm, as below.  Or to come for later showings and activities.
  10:00am-11:30-Sitting and Walking Meditation in Union Square led by Monastics
    11:30-12:30pm: Mindful Lunch at the Rubin Museum [bring or buy your food.]
    12:30-2:00pm:  Meet and Greet Monastics [Rubin Museum]
    2-3:30pm: Walk With Me.
   3:40-3:50:  Sitting Meditation
   4:00-5:30pm. Walk With Me
   5:40-5:50:  Sitting Meditation
    6:00-7:30pm: Walk With Me

  3:00-4:00pm: Monastic Meet and Greet [Rubin Museum]
  4:00-6:00pm:  'Walk with Me' followed by Q and A.