Community of Mindfulness New York Metro
Inspired by the Teaching and Practice of Thich Nhat Hanh
Invites you to a Zoom Day of Mindfulness
Walking Joyfully in the Ultimate Dimension
With David Flint
Saturday August 15, 10:00am-1:30pm. Enter beginning at 9:55am
Email firstname.lastname@example.org to receive the Zoom link.
In our time together, we share the Practices of Sitting and Walking Meditation, Total Relaxation, Dharma Sharing, and more: all grounded in mindful breathing and noble silence.
“No one who has ever touched liberation could possibly want anything other than liberation for everyone.”
Reverend Angel Kyodo Williams, https://www.lionsroar.com/your-liberation-is-on-the-line/
Walking joyfully in the Ultimate Dimension,
Walk with your feet,
not with your head.
If you walk with your head you’ll get lost.
Teaching the Dharma in the Ultimate Dimension,
Falling leaves fill the sky.
The path is covered in Autumn Moonlight.
The Dharma is abundant in all Directions.
Discussing Dharma in the Ultimate Dimension,
We look at each other and smile.
You are me, don’t you see?
Speaking and listening are one.
Enjoying lunch in the historical dimension,
I feed all generations of ancestors
And all future generations.
Together, we will find our way.
Getting angry in the historical dimension,
We close our eyes and look deeply.
Where will we be in 300 years?
We open our eyes and hug.
Resting in the Ultimate Dimension,
Using snowy mountains as a pillow
And beautiful pink clouds as blankets.
Nothing is lacking.
Meditating in the Ultimate Dimension,
Sharing Prabhutaranta’s Lion Seat,
Every moment is a realization,
Every fruit is ripe and delicious.
[Cultivating the Mind of Love, Kindle Location 887; end of Chapter 14.]
Related Teachings for Contemplation
“the effect of meditation is the fire under a pot, the sun’s rays on the snow, and the hen’s warmth on her eggs….there is no attempt at reasoning or analysis, just patient and continuous concentration [allowing truth to reveal itself.]” With our patient and continuous practice we will “follow our breathing and meditate on the beginningless and endless nature of ourselves and the world.” [From The Sun, My Heart]”
“Ræhula, develop meditation that is like space; for when
you develop meditation that is like space, arisen agreeable and
disagreeable contacts will not invade your mind and remain. Just
as space is not established anywhere, so too, Ræhula, develop
meditation that is like space for when you develop meditation
that is like space, arisen agreeable and disagreeable contacts will
not invade your mind and remain.”
~ M 62.17, (Bhikkhu Bodhi & Bhikkhu Ñæ1⁄4amoli trans.)
“When we see there is already a precious jewel in our pocket,
We give up every attitude of craving or coveting…..
Seeing that we are the sun, we give up the candle’s habit of fearing the wind.
Seeing that life has no boundaries, we give up all imprisoning divisions.”
[Breathe! You are Alive, 3rd edition, Kindle location 841]
“The present moment
Contains past and future.
The secret of transformation
Is in the way we handle this very moment.
Transformation takes place
In our daily life.
To make the work of transformation easy,
Practice with a Sangha
Nothing is born, nothing dies.
Nothing to hold onto, nothing to release.
Samsara is nirvana.
There is nothing to attain.
[From the “Path of Practice” verses, in Transformation at the Base]