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.
Together, we can explore life as motion and change, like it or not. We will explore the practice of letting go of aversions to what is present and letting of of the attachments to our many preferences,
So that we may touch groundlessness, and transform suffering.
Together we practice sitting and walking meditation, mindful eating, Dharma Sharing,
Total Relaxation, and more, being wonderfully together in Sangha.
Tom Duva will lead our Day. Tom 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.
Date/Time: Saturday February 17, 2018.
Location: The Riverside Church, 91 Claremont Avenue, 20-T, NY, NY
Chairs and Cushions available.
Bring your own vegetarian lunch: lunch is around 1pm.
Please be fragrance free.
“The Way is perfect like great space,
Without lack, without excess.
Because of grasping and rejecting
You cannot attain it.” **
[Faith in Mind, Sheng Yen, Kindle Location 144]
“Nothing is born, nothing dies.
Nothing to hold onto, nothing to release.
Samsara is nirvana.
There is nothing to attain.
When we realize that afflictions are no other than enlightenment,
We can ride the waves of birth and death in peace,
Traveling in the boat of compassion on the ocean of delusion,
Smiling the smile of non-fear."
[From Transformation at the Base, Thich Nhat Hanh]