Saturday, August 29, 2009

Day of Mindfulness and Community Meeting, Sept 12 at Riverside Church

Breathe Slowly, Breathe Deeply
A Day of Mindfulness September 12,
At Riverside Church, 8-T.
Facilitated by Nina Teng and Walter Lyons, of the Morningstar and Riverside Sanghas.
Followed by a Community Meeting, 3-5:00pm, same location.
At Riverside Church, 8-T, at 91 Claremont Avenue, beetween 120-122nd Street, one block west of Broadway
[Please note that this September Day of Mindfulness is on the 2nd, not the 3rd Saturday of the month.]
October 17: Day of Mindfulness with Dharma Teacher Joanne Friday
Room 10-T at Riverside Church
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Monday, August 10, 2009

Day of Mindfulness August 15, 10-4:30pm, Riverside Church

Dear Friends,

Our August Day of Mindfulness is Saturday August 15, 10-4:30pm, at Riverside Church, room 8-T. The Day will be led by Ishmael, of the Riverside Sangha, and Walter, who practices with the Morningstar Sangha and Riverside Sangha [Queens and Manhattan.]

There is a Day of Mindfulness this Saturday, August 15, 10-4:30pm, at Riverside Church, room 8-T. The Day will be facilitated by Ishmael Wallace and Walter Lyons. Ishmael practices with the Riverside Sangha and Walter with the Morningstar Sangha [Queens] and the Riverside Sangha.

Over and over Thay [Thich Nhat Hanh] instructs us to practice mindfulness of breathing and this will be a focus of the Day: in sitting, walking, eating, dharma sharing and so on. Sometimes we may be calming and resting in the breath; sometimes the breath is supporting us in staying present with a difficult feeling or in looking deeply. Or we may look into the impermanent and interbeing nature of the breath [and 'the breather'].

The Day includes sitting and walking meditation; eating together in mindfulness; dharma sharing; walking outside [weather permitting]; mindful movements and more.

Chairs and cushions available; bring a vegetarian lunch for yourself; please do not wear fragrances.

Beginners Welcome.
Riverside Church is between 120-122nd St. at 91 Claremont Avenue, one block west of Broadway. Contact with any questions.

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