Sunday, May 9, 2010

May 15 Day of Mindfulness

Dear Friends,
Ishmael Wallace will lead the May 15 Day of Mindfulness at Riverside Church. The Day includes sitting and walking meditation, eating together in mindfulness; deep listening and mindful speaking; singing and more.

The theme for the Day is "Breaking free from society's molds" and Ishmael will share readings from Thich Nhat Hanh's book 'Fragrant Palm Leaves.' [Fragrant Palm Leaves is a book of selections from Thay's diaries.]

Bring a vegetarian lunch [lunch is around 1-2:15pm]. Chairs and cushions available. Beginners welcome. Please do not wear fragrances.

AT Riverside Church, 91, room 8-T, 91 Claremont Avenue, one block west of Broadway, between 120-122nd Street.

People of Color Retreats and Days of Mindfulness

Gatha for Healing Racial, Systemic and Social Inequity

Offered by the ARISE Sangha
Awakening through Race, Intersectionality, and Social Equity

Aware of the suffering caused by racial, systemic, and social inequities, we commit ourselves, individually and as a community, to understanding the roots of these inequities, and to transforming this suffering into compassion, understanding and love in action.

As a global community of practitioners, we are aware of the disproportionate racial violence and oppression committed by institutions and by individuals, whether consciously or unconsciously, against African Americans and people of color across the United States and beyond.

We know that by looking deeply as individuals and as a community, we can engage the collective wisdom and energy of the Sangha to be our foundation for Right Thought, Right Speech, Right Action, Right Mindfulness, and Right Insight. These are the practices leading to nondiscrimination, non-harming, and non-self which heal ourselves and the world.