Days of Mindfulness

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 JOY

Creating Conditions for Joy to Arise and
Taking Care of Our Suffering
with Dharma Teacher Richard Brady
9:00am – 3:30pm
Saturday, March 11, 2017
Temple Vietnam, 68 Bradeen Street, Roslindale, MA 02131

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During this day, we will generate Right Mindfulness (sammasati), learning to remain stable and free in the moment, calming and embracing our habit of running, striving, needing, and stressing out. We will also develop the practice of Right View (sammadhitti) to generate the insight that can transform our habit energy and release old stories of suffering that often drive us into anxiety. With the support of the community we will be able to touch the great freedom, happiness and compassion that lives deep within us.

Richard writes: “During our day together we’ll have the opportunity to strengthen our inner resources and deepen our understanding and practice of joy. Joy arises when causes and conditions are sufficient. Causes and conditions are both
external and within us. These days external conditions for suffering are abundant. The Buddha teaches us that suffering and joy inter-are. We will contemplate sources of joy and learn to care for suffering in such a way that it too becomes a
condition for manifesting joy.
Richard founded the Washington D. C. Mindfulness Community in 1989 and the Mountains and Rivers Mindfulness Community in Putney, Vt.

The registration fee of $15.00 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 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.

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Future Days of Mindfulness:

  • April 8, 2017 — Dharma Teacher John Bell: “Climate Change as a Door of Awakening”
  • May 13, 2017 — Frances Bigda-Peyton: TBD

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) — Dharma Teachers Fern Dorresteyn and Michael Ciborski: “Busyness”