Friday, April 7, 2017

April 15 Day of Mindfulness: Nowhere to Go, Nothing to Do

Saturday April 15 is our monthly Day of Mindfulness, at Riverside Church.  As we practice sitting and walking meditation, mindful eating, Dharma Sharing, and total relaxation we will explore what it means to have a practice of  "Nowhere to Go, Nothing to Do."

At one level, these words are an invitation to relax and be fully present at our Day; at another level perhaps they are an invitation and instruction on how to relate to our experience.

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Schedule:

10:00am-12:00pm: Sitting and Walking Meditation; Mindful Movements

12:10-1:00pm: Personal Practice [ Each of us can practice in accord with our needs: sitting, walking, contemplating a teaching and so on.]

1:10-2:00pm.  Lunch

2:10-2:40: Total Relaxation

2:45-3pm: Walking Meditation

3:00-3:30: Sitting

3:30- 4:20: Dharma Sharing/Close

At: The Riverside Church, 91 Claremont Avenue, 20-T
When:  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.

Friday, February 24, 2017

March 18 Day of Mindfulness: Breathing into Silence

Breathing Into Silence: A Day of Mindfulness

 March 18, 2017. At Riverside Church, 20-T, 10:00am-4:30pm

Together we will begin our Day cultivating  mindfulness of breathing; calming the body; and  experiencing ease, joy and quiet.

With this nourishment of calm, ease and joy we then can look deeply into impermanence of body and mind, and touch Silence.

Our Day will include time for personal practice.***


The schedule of the Day is something like this:

10-11:10am: Sitting and Walking Meditations/Mindful Movements.
                       “Breathing in, I am aware of the whole body,
                         Breathing out, I smile to my body”

11:15-12:10: Sitting and Walking Meditation:
Breathing with Impermanence [of the body, of the mind]:

12:15-12:55: Personal Practice

1:00-1:50: Lunch [Bring your own vegetarian lunch; we eat mindfully, in silence.]

2:00-2:30: Total Relaxation Exercise

2:40-2:55pm:  Walking Meditation/Mindful Movements

3:00-3:25pm:  Sitting Meditation: ‘This Silence is called Great Joy.’

3:30-4:20: Dharma Sharing/Closing

***Personal Practice is when each of us can choose our practice: we may sit, walk, move, contemplate a teaching, write.  It is done in Silence.
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10:00am-4:30pm, Saturday March 18, In Room 20-T.
At Riverside Church
91 Claremont Avenue.
Between 120-122nd Street, one block west of Broadway.
Come for all or part of the Day.

Chairs and Cushions are Available.  
Please do not wear perfumes or fragrances.

Monday, February 6, 2017

Day of Mindfulness February 18, 2017


SANGHA AS A REFUGE 
FLOWING WITH THE RIVER,  WALKING ON THE EARTH

Dear Friends,
Together, we will explore how we define sangha, the nature of sangha, and how the refuge of sangha can penetrate and help to heal ourselves and the world.
Such community practices as Dharma sharing, meditation, contemplation, touching the earth, deep relaxation, and song, are tools we can use to nurture joy and look deeply,  and to hold with care our personal and collective suffering, in order to transform and heal.

Facilitated by Tom Duva and members of the PoJama Sangha.

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Chairs and Cushions Available.  
Lunch is around 1:00-2:00pm: bring your own vegetarian lunch.  We eat together in mindfulness and silence.
Saturday February 18th, 10:00am-4:30pm. Come for all or part of the Day.
At The Riverside Church, 20-T.  91 Claremont Avenue, NY, NY

Please do not wear fragrances.
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Tom Duva 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.


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