Friday, June 20, 2008

Day of Mindfulness June 21, June 22 Dharma Teacher at Queens Sangha

The Community of Mindfulness Inspired by the Teachings and Practice of Thich Nhat Hanh invites you to enjoy a Day of Mindfulness Solstice Saturday June 21, 2008 , at Riverside Church, 19-T. 10-4:oopm
"Solstice" is derived from two Latin words: "sol" meaning sun, and "sistere," to cause to stand still. This is because, as the summer solstice approaches, the noonday sun rises higher and higher in the sky on each successive day. On the day of the solstice, it rises an imperceptible amount, compared to the day before. In this sense, it "stands still." (googled)At this Day of Mindfulness let's stand and sit together as the sun of mindfulness rises, sharing the stillness of the moment.
Please arrive a bit before 10 am so that we may begin together enjoying sitting meditation, walking meditation- in and out doors- Five Mindfulness Trainings, mindful eating (outdoor picnic, weather permitting), deep relaxation, Dharma sharing, singing ... -
Please bring your own vegetarian bag lunch Please, refrain from wearing fragrances to protect those with environmental allergies.
Sunday, June 22nd, 4:30-6:30
Our good Friend and Dharma Teacher Joanne Friday will join the Morning Star Sangha (Sunnyside, Queens Sangha Meeting) this Sunday, June 22, 4:30-6:30pm. Please arrive on time, between 4:15-4:25. [Address is below]
There may be time to 'hang out' and socialize after the meeting too.
Joanne offers a strong and joyful presence, love of sharing Thay's teachings and direct guidance in how to apply the practice to our lives.
She will also address some sangha questions around the 'aspirant mentoring process' and what it means to be a member of the Order of Interbeing. [The 'brown jackets' at retreats are lay members of the Order of Interbeing.] Please join us for this special event.
At Walter's home: 48-19 44th Street, Queens, second floor
From Manhattan: Please take the #7 train to the 46th/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 1 block you will come to a 6 way intersection of Greenpoint Avenue, 47th Avenue and 44th St. After 2 blocks you will arrive at 48th avenue. On the southeast corner of 48th avenue 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. Please press the top doorbell for the 2nd floor apartment