Friday, October 17, 2014

Nurturing the Teacher Within: The Teacher is in the Student
The Student is in the teacher

Join us in Celebrating  our dear teacher’s 88th Continuation Day

by also honoring our teacher within

SATURDAY October18, 2014 

10:00 am – 4:30 pm

The Riverside Church

91 Claremont Avenue, Manhattan

Room 20T

north of 120th Street and west of Broadway 

We will enjoy sitting, singing, walking and eating together in Mindfulness. Chairs and 

cushions are provided. Please bring a vegetarian lunch. Come for all or part of the Day. 

“Of course we can buy a present from the market and we put a lot of love into it. But to tell you the truth, my hut in Upper Hamlet is not large enough to store all these kinds of presents.

 I would like to have a kind of present that I can enjoy every day – a present that can last for a long time, a present of the heart. I think that the best of kind of present you may like to offer is a promise that you are sure you can honor, like ”Dear Thay, I promise that from now on, every time I 
hold a cup of tea, I will see the cloud the tea and the cloud within myself. That kind of present will be wonderful 

Don’t make a big promise, like “Dear Thay, I promise that from now on every step I make will be in mindfulness” That may be a little bit too difficult! So, look deeply and make the kind of promise that you believe you can honor. Not too much, 

.... I suggest only one promise... the kind of promise you are sure you will do. Just a 
little promise that will last all your life. That would be the most wonderful birthday present for Thay.” 

 - Thich Nhat Hanh