Friday, May 12, 2017

May 20 Day of Mindfulness: Precepts, Concentration and Insight

Community of Mindfulness New York Metro
Inspired by the Teachings and Practice of Thich Nhat Hanh

"Precepts, concentration, and Insight--the nature and function of all three are one." In our Day of Mindfulness, we will explore this insight.  Being wonderfully together we practice sitting and walking meditation, enjoy singing and total relaxation, mindful eating, mindful breathing and engage with the Fourteen Mindfulness Trainings. 

Image result for mindfulness is a source of happiness

10:00-1:00pm: Sitting and walking meditation,
                           Mindfulness Practices

1:00-2:00pm: Lunch

2:00-4:30pm: Total Relaxation, Dharma Sharing
                         Sitting and Walking Meditation

Our Day will be led Zack Foley.  Zack has been practicing mindfulness with the Riverside Sangha since 2004. In 2011, he helped co-found the Wake Up NYC young adult sangha with several close sangha friends. Zack was ordained into the Order of Interbeing in 2013.  In 2015, he helped co-found the Middle Way all ages sangha with "graduates" of Wake Up NYC.  He is also one of the co-facilitators of the newly formed Planting Seeds Sangha for Parents and Children.
Zack is a social worker and a jazz musician. Zack says that Sangha Practice brings him great joy, solidity and freedom.   
AtThe Riverside Church, 91 Claremont Avenue, 20-T
When:  Saturday, May 20th: 10:00am-4:30pm: come for all or part of the Day.

Chairs and Cushions Available.
Bring your own vegetarian lunch.
Please do not wear fragrances.

The great way of Reality,
Is our true nature’s pure ocean.
The source of Mind penetrates everywhere.
From the roots of virtue springs the practice of compassion.
Precepts, concentration and insight –
The nature and function of all three are one.
The fruit of transcendent wisdom,
Can be realized by being wonderfully together.
Maintain and transmit the wonderful principle,
In order to reveal the true teaching!
For the realization of True Emptiness to be possible,
Wisdom and Action must go together.

Zen Master Lieu Quan, root teacher of the Thich Nhat Hanh/Plum Village Lineage.

Monday, May 8, 2017

May 21 2017 Touching Freedom from Fear, with Dharma Teacher Dennis Bohn and Order of Interbeing Member Anne Wood, at Wainwright House

Wainwright House & Quiet Harbor Sangha invite you to
“Touching Freedom from Fear”
Day of Mindfulness 
in the traditioof Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh 
With Dharma Teacher Dennis Bohn and Order of Interbeing Member Anne Woods
Sunday, May 21, 2017:  10:00am–4:00pm
Day of Mindfulness is a wonderful opportunity to learn and grow in meditation practice. Through guided breathing, walking, eating, and other practices, we will work with and transform our fears.  No prior experience is necessary.  

Image result for seeing myself as a flower, I breathe in
Here are some things to keep in mind so you will have a fulfilling day:
• Bring a vegetarian lunch and water bottle or mug with a lid
• Wear comfortable clothes and footwear for walking on the shore of the Sound if weather permits
• We will have cushions, blankets, and chairs but feel free to bring your own
• Come with an open heart
Image result for breathe and smile
To register, call 914-967-6080 or visit us at
All proceeds to benefit Wainwright House
$45 per person(WM),  $50 per person (NM)
Code 6410, WM = Wainwright Member, NM = Non-Member
260 Stuyvesant Avenue,, Rye, NY 10580