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.
Wear loose fitting, comfortable clothing for mindful movement. Come for all or part of the Day of Mindfulness, and please do not wear fragrances.
Registration not necessary: RSVP's appreciated: to email@example.com
This Day of Mindfulness is offered by donation.
TentativeSchedule 10:00 am to 4:30pm
(The schedule is subject to change.)
10:00-12:30 Opening Circle: Welcome and introductions, guided sitting and walking
meditation, mindful movement, Dharma talk, individual and group reflection
12:30-2:30/3:00 pm Silent lunch-mindful eating (Bring your own veggie lunch), deep
relaxation, outdoor walking-weather permitting
2:30/3:00-4:15 pm Individual and group reflection and sharing
4:15 pm Closing Circle
About Your Facilitator: Valerie Brown, ‘True Sangha Power,' received Lamp Transmission at Plum Village, June 2018, and is a Dharma Teacher in the Plum Village tradition, and has been a member of the Order of Interbeing since 2003. She has been practicing in the Plum Village/Thich Nhat Hanh tradition since 1995. Valerie is a member of the Plum Village ARISE sangha [https://arisesangha.org].
Valerie transformed her high-pressure, twenty-year career as a lawyer-lobbyist, representing educational institutions and nonprofits, to human-scale work with leaders and teams to foster trustworthy and authentic connections. Through her writing, she seeks to foster a more compassionate and peaceful world.
Valerie is a member of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers), and as a certified Kundalini yoga teacher, she helps ‘leaders’ discover the wisdom of the body. She leads an annual transformational pilgrimage to El Camino de Santiago, Spain, to celebrate the power of sacred places.