Wednesday, February 22, 2012

The Morningstar Sangha is happy to announce that Dharma Teacher David Flint will join us Sunday February 26, 4-6:30pm.

The Morningstar Sangha is happy to announce that David Flint will join us Sunday February 26, 4-6:30pm.  

David will give a Dharma Talk and respond to our questions and concerns in our mindfulness practice.  David was ordained as a Dharma Teacher, by Thich Nhat Hanh. at Plum Village one year ago,** and is a Co-founder of the Community of Mindfulness New York Metro.

Please Note we begin at 4pm and not 4:30pm.

Schedule: 4pm-4:45: Sitting and Walking Meditation.
                 4:50-6pm: Talk/Questions and Response
                 6:10-6:30: Sit/Close


 48-19 44th Street, 2nd floor, Sunnyside, Queens


Please 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 church.
Continue past the church on 44th St.
48-19 will be the second house on the left after the church.


Take care,

**Dennis Bohn, Jeanne Anselmo, Marjorie Markus and David were ordained together.

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Who are We? A Day of Mindfulness February 18 at Riverside Church

Who  Are  We
are we our perceptions? are we our skin color? are we our parents and ancestors? are we our livelihood or lack of livelihood? 

Please join us for a Day of Mindfulness on February 18, 10 am - 4:30 pm at Riverside Church, Room 411 MLK,  91 Claremont Avenue, north of 120th Street, Manhattan. 

We will explore touching our true identity/ finding our true voice through the practice of sitting and walking meditations, total relaxation, dharma sharing, and singing. We will also watch an interview with Sister Dang Nghiem from Colors of Compassion, a film of Thich Nhat Hanh's first People of Color Retreat at Deer Park Monastery in 2004. Sister Dang Nghiem (adornment with nondiscrimination) was ordained as a nun in the Plum Village tradition in 2000; she is also the author of the book, Healinga woman's journey from doctor to nun

All are welcome to join us for any part of the day. No experience necessary. Please arrive before 9:50 if you intend to start the day with us. 

Chairs and cushions will be available. Please bring a vegetarian lunch. Our practice of mindful eating will take place between 12:30 and 1:30 pm. 

We will enjoy a fragrance-free, smoke-free, and alcohol-free environment. 

The Day will be facilitated by Nina Teng and Marjorie Markus of the Riverside Sangha.

" Wherever we stand, wherever we sit, we are the true person. We are masters of ourselves and wherever we are, we are ourselves ......... Our true person is truly without sign, without basis or foundation, and is not created by causes and conditions. But our true person is very alive. Right in this moment that person is present and we have to be able to recognize that person" 
- Thich Nhat Hanh, Nothing to Do, Nowhere to Go
"To love is first of all to accept yourself as you actually are. 'Knowing thyself' is the first practice of love."
Thich Nhat Hanh, Teachings on Love

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