Saturday, July 6, 2019

Day of Mindfulness July 20, 2019

Community of Mindfulness New York Metro
Inspired by the Teaching and Practice of Thich Nhat Hanh
Invites you to a Day of Mindfulness 

The Wave, The Water: Discovering the Essence of Everyday Life
With Tom Duva
July 20, 2019 at Riverside Church, 20-T

"Last Winter [a friend of mine] went through a tremendous spiritual crisis.  Hearing of this, I sent him a drawing of a wave riding on silky smooth water.  Beneath the drawing I wrote, "As always the wave lives the life of a wave, and at the same time the life of water. When you breathe, you breathe for all of us.
     As I wrote that sentence, I swam with him to help him get across that time of difficulty, and fortunately it helped us both. Most people view themselves as waves and forget that they are also water.  They are used to living in birth and death and they forget about no-birth and no-death.
    A wave also lives the life of water, and we also live the life of no-birth and no-death. We only need to know that we are living the life of no-birth and no-death.” 
[The Sun, My Heart. Thich Nhat Hanh. Kindle Location 1083-86. 1988.]

In our Day together with Tom Duva, we share the Practices of Sitting and Walking Meditation, Total Relaxation, a Dharma Talk, Deep Listening and Mindful speech in Dharma Sharing,, Mindful Eating, Mindful Movements and more: all grounded in mindful breathing and noble silence.*** 

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July 20, 2019: 10:00am-4:30pm
At Riverside Church, 20-T [91 Claremont Avenue, NY, NY]
10:00am-4:30pm. Arrive beginning at 9.50am. [Come for all or part of the Day, at anytime.]
Beginners Welcome.  
Chairs and Cushions Provided.
Please do not wear fragrances.
Bring your own vegetarian lunch.

***Noble Silence means: we refrain from all talking and "chit-chat" except during Dharma Sharing. Thus we support our Sangha Friends in their practice.  And the 'outer silence' allows us to look more deeply into our own life.