Date: Saturday, July 26, 2014
Time: 9:30am – 2:00pm
Location: Chua Vietnam Temple
68 Bradeen Street
Roslindale, MA 02131
“We practice full awareness in order to realize liberation, peace, and joy in our everyday lives.” –Thich Nhat Hanh
Quote from Transformation and Healing: The Sutra on the Four Establishments of Mindfulness (Satipatthana Sutta). Download at: http://ajaytao2010.files.wordpress.com/2012/08/transformation-and-healing-nhat-hanh-thich.pdf
Why does Thich Nhat Hanh say this Sutra is a very important discourse of the Buddha?
What does it mean: awareness of the body in the body, of feelings in feelings, of the mind in the mind, of the objects of the mind in the objects of the mind?
How do you use the four establishments of mindfulness to reduce your suffering and become more happy? To love yourself more deeply?
We will be looking into these questions at our July 26 Day of Mindfulness. So do please join us at any time that works best for you.
9:30 to 10:30 Chanting, sitting, walking meditations
10:30 to 11:30 Dharma talk
11:30 to 11:45 Qigong & Stretching
11:45 to 1:00 Picnic Lunch* & Clean Up
1:00 to 2:00 Dharma Questions & Sharing
* please bring a sandwich, salad, or other food item you would like to have for lunch. And, if you would like to bring something else to share with others that is good ,too. The aim is simplicity so we can relax and enjoy the present moment together.
Dharmacharya Bill Menza (True Shore of Understanding) will be helping to facilitate this Day of Mindfulness. Bill has been a student of Thich Nhat Hanh since 1990, and a member of the Order of Interbeing since 1996. He was called to be a Dharmacharya by Thich Nhat Hanh in 2003. He practices with the Florida Community of Mindfulness, and when possible with Old Path Sangha, other Sanghas in New England, as well as with his root Sanghas in Washington, DC and Fairfax, VA.
Suggested Dana (donation): $20