Boston Old Path Sangha, along with the Mindfulness Practice Community of Greater Boston, holds a Day of Mindfulness periodically throughout the year.
Day of Mindfulness on
The Art of Listening: A Path of Love
With Sister Ocean, Sister Trăng Hải Ấn
9:00am – 3:30pm
Saturday, October 14, 2017
Temple Vietnam, 68 Bradeen Street, Roslindale, MA 02131
Deep listening is a practice that can transform our conversations and our whole lives. It involves listening to ourselves, to those around us, and to life itself by bringing an open heart and curious mind to every moment of life. Having the intention to listen deeply, however, is easier said than done. In the day of mindfulness we will explore what blocks and what allows for Deep Listening, through silence, speech, and song.
Sister Ocean is ordained as a nun in the Plum Village tradition and has been living at Blue Cliff Monastery in upstate New York. As a musician and poet and with her beautiful practice, Sr. Ocean brings joy and lightness everywhere. She is a member of ARISE (Awakening through Race, Intersectionality, and Social Equity), a Plum Village initiative. ARISE seeks to alleviate the effects of violence, fear and hatred, knowing that the suffering of one person is the suffering of us all.
The registration fee of $20.00 supports the temple. However no one is required to pay to attend any Day of Mindfulness. Checks should be made out to Temple Vietnam. In addition, a Dana basket will be available for the teacher(s). Please dress warmly, especially with socks and slippers, and wear comfortable clothes. Kindly bring a vegetarian bag lunch, a cup and a napkin. Tea and light snacks will be available.
Temple Vietnam is one mile from Forest Hills MBTA and the Arborway. You can reach it via the Arborway to Washington Street or via Forest Hills Orange Line MBTA. Search 68 Bradeen Street, Roslindale, MA 02131 in your navigation. Drive inside the gate for plenty of parking or park at end of the street.
Future Days of Mindfulness:
- Check back for information later in the year.
Previous Days of Mindfulness:
- November 12, 2016 — Dharma Teacher John Bell: “The Heart of Our Practice”
- December 10, 2016 — Dharma Teacher Joanne Friday: “Freedom from Fear and Separation”
- January 14, 2017 — Dharma Teacher Elizabeth Wood with Margrit Romang: “Wonder as the Antidote to Worry”
- February 11, 2017 (CANCELLED)
- March 11, 2017 — Dharma Teacher Richard Brady: “Joy”
- April 8, 2017 — Dharma Teacher John Bell: “Climate Change as a Door to Awakening”