Welcome to the Community of Mindfulness New York Metro[CMNY], inspired by the teachings and practice of Vietnamese Zen Buddhist Teacher Thich Nhat Hanh. The CMNY is part of a network of national and international sanghas [communities]: a “fourfold community” of laywomen and laymen, nuns and monks. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to receive announcements.
Sunday July 25, 3-8:00pm Dharma Teacher Joanne Friday will lead an afternoon and evening gathering at the Rock BlossomSangha.
There will be sitting meditation, walking meditation, a Dharma talk, and other practices. We will begin at 3:00 PM promptly; people are encouraged to arrive by 2:45 so that we may make the most of our time with our teacher. At approximately 5:30 we will enjoy a mindful meal together, so please bring a vegetarian meal or snack.
If unable to be present for the afternoon, you are also welcome to join us at 6:30, which is our normal gathering time.
Please email Dennis, email@example.com if you have a question you would like Joann to address. Dennis will pass it on to Joanne.
Address: Church of Gethsemane, 1012 8th Avenue, Brooklyn [basement entrance]. F train to 7th Avenue or 2 or 3 trains to Grand Army Plaza and walk South on 8th Avenue for about 15 minutes.
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Day of Mindfulness July 17, 10-4:30pm, at Riverside Church, room 8-T
Cultivating a spirit of "aimlessness*" in our practice will be the theme of this Day, facilitated by Walter and Tasha of the Morningstar Sangha [Queens].** The Day includes sitting and walking meditation, eating together in mindfulness, readings, Dharma Sharing practice, singing and more-all rooted in the practice of awareness of breathing. Everyone is welcome to attend.
Lunch is around 1-2:15: bring your own vegetarian food. Cushions and chairs available. Please do not wear fragrances.
*For more on aimlessness see: Chapter 19 in The Heart of the Buddha's Teachings; Chapter 9 in Cultivating the Mind of Love and Nothing to Do, Nowhere to Go.
At Riverside Church, 91 Claremont Avenue, one block west of Broadway, between 120-122nd St.