Thursday, December 2, 2010

December 18: 2 Days of Mindfulness: Manhattan and Brooklyn

The Community of Mindfulness New York Metro

inspired by the teachings and practice of Thich Nhat Hanh

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"The Gift of Peace"
Give yourself a gift this holiday season, and join us for a Day of Mindfulness on Saturday, December 18. In this very busy and sometimes challenging time of year, we are reminded that when we practice love and compassion for ourselves, we generate peace in ourselves. When we are peaceful, we are able to offer the gift of peace to others.

Together we will hear a beautiful Dharma talk by our teacher, Thay, and practice sitting and walking meditation, mindful eating, deep relaxation, and compassionate listening. Going mindfully as a Sangha, we will nourish and support one another on the path of peace.


10:00 welcome remarks

10:05 sitting meditation

10:30 indoor walking meditation

10:45 Thay's Dharma talk

11:50 sitting meditation

12:20 mindful movement

12:30 mindful lunch

1:15 walking meditation

2:00 total relaxation

2:50 tea ceremony

3:45 Dharma sharing

4:30 closing

We will enjoy


for the entire day unless otherwise instructed

Chairs and cushions available. Bring a vegetarian lunch. Please do not wear fragrances. Beginners Welcome.

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

Facilitated by Nina Teng and Anne Woods. Nina practices with the Morningstar, Riverside and Green Island Sanghas. Anne practices with the Quiet Harbor Sangha and is currently spending two weeks at Blue Cliff Monastery.

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Rock Blossom Sangha invites you to a Day of Mindfulness on Saturday, December 18 from 10am-4pm at Dance Theatre Etcetera (480 Van Brunt Street) in Red Hook, Brooklyn.

While some details are still being worked out, the day will likely include sitting and walking meditation, readings from Thay and outside the tradition, dharma sharing, deep relaxation, mindful movements or light yoga, some songs, and more. We ask that everyone bring a veggie lunch and please refrain from wearing strong fragrances.

Practitioners from all area Sanghas are welcome. Please RSVP to Joey at

Stay tuned for more details in the coming weeks.

A bow,