Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Day of Mindfulness June 17 at Riverside Church

Community of Mindfulness New York Metro
Practicing in the tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh
Invites everyone to
A Day of Mindfulness

Achieving Happiness in Stressful Times
Saturday, June 17, 2017
10:00am-4:00pm

     

Please join us for a day of meditation, contemplation, and practice of specific strategies to calm the mind.  We will enjoy guided sitting and walking meditation, 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
(North of 120th Street and West of Broadway)
Please bring your own vegetarian lunch.
Chairs and cushions available.  Please do not wear fragrances.

Beginners Welcome!

Sunday, June 4, 2017

Five Mindfulness Trainings Transmission Ceremony July 9 2017

Dear Friends,

On Sunday July 9,  there will be the opportunity to formally receive the  Five Mindfulness Trainings, in a Transmission Ceremony.  The Transmission will be offered by our four New York Dharma Teachers: Dennis Bohn [Rock Blossom Sangha]; Jeanne Anselmo [Green Island Sangha]; David Flint [Riverside Sangha, Queens Sangha] and Marjorie Markus [Riverside Sangha, Birdbath Sangha.]
The Five Mindfulness Trainings are “a concrete expression of the Buddha’s teachings on the Four Noble Truths and the Noble Eightfold Path, the path of right understanding and true love, leading to healing, transformation, and happiness for ourselves and for the world. “
When we receive the Trainings in a Transmission Ceremony, we are supported and nourished by the collective energy of the Sangha.  

You can receive only those Trainings you feel in accord with and committed to practicing, as well as receiving all Five Trainings.

Those who wish will receive a Dharma Name, along with the Certificate of Transmission.  The Dharma Name reflects your aspirations and is an inspiration to stay connected to your aspiration. If you are interested in receiving the Trainings, and/or learning more about it, please contact:   
David Flint, davidrflint@gmail.com,  Marjorie Markus, marjoriemarkus@gmail.com, or Dennis Bohn, dbohn@pipeline.com
[If you do practice in a Sangha Meeting feel free to contact the one of us already known to you.]

See the Five Mindfulness Trainings and commentary at: http://communityofmindfulnessnewyorkmetro.blogspot.com/search/label/Mindfulness%20Practices

Date/Time: July 9, 6.30-8.30pm.  
Location: Gethsemane Church 1012 8th Avenue Brooklyn [Rock Blossom Sangha.]
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Take care,
David Flint

Friday, May 12, 2017

May 20 Day of Mindfulness: Precepts, Concentration and Insight

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

"Precepts, concentration, and Insight--the nature and function of all three are one." In our Day of Mindfulness, we will explore this insight.  Being wonderfully together we practice sitting and walking meditation, enjoy singing and total relaxation, mindful eating, mindful breathing and engage with the Fourteen Mindfulness Trainings. 

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10:00-1:00pm: Sitting and walking meditation,
                           Mindfulness Practices

1:00-2:00pm: Lunch

2:00-4:30pm: Total Relaxation, Dharma Sharing
                         Sitting and Walking Meditation
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Our Day will be led Zack Foley.  Zack has been practicing mindfulness with the Riverside Sangha since 2004. In 2011, he helped co-found the Wake Up NYC young adult sangha with several close sangha friends. Zack was ordained into the Order of Interbeing in 2013.  In 2015, he helped co-found the Middle Way all ages sangha with "graduates" of Wake Up NYC.  He is also one of the co-facilitators of the newly formed Planting Seeds Sangha for Parents and Children.
Zack is a social worker and a jazz musician. Zack says that Sangha Practice brings him great joy, solidity and freedom.   
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AtThe Riverside Church, 91 Claremont Avenue, 20-T
When:  Saturday, May 20th: 10:00am-4:30pm: come for all or part of the Day.

Chairs and Cushions Available.
Bring your own vegetarian lunch.
Please do not wear fragrances.
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The great way of Reality,
Is our true nature’s pure ocean.
The source of Mind penetrates everywhere.
From the roots of virtue springs the practice of compassion.
Precepts, concentration and insight –
The nature and function of all three are one.
The fruit of transcendent wisdom,
Can be realized by being wonderfully together.
Maintain and transmit the wonderful principle,
In order to reveal the true teaching!
For the realization of True Emptiness to be possible,
Wisdom and Action must go together.

Zen Master Lieu Quan, root teacher of the Thich Nhat Hanh/Plum Village Lineage.