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

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.   
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.

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.