‘Days of Mindfulness’ program starts second year


The public is invited to attend a “Day of Mindfulness” from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 27 in Hawaiian Paradise Park. The focus will be on “Watering Fragrant Flowers.” This month starts the second year of the series of meditation days, which are held quarterly.

The day includes silent meditation while sitting and walking, a short talk, mindful movements, eating in silence, deep relaxation, a one-on-one sharing period and a social time.

Vietnamese Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh made “Days of Mindfulness” famous, maintaining they should be held on a regular schedule and especially in the Buddhist Mahayana

tradition.

During the past year the four days (attended by 42 people) were

thematically named to reflect the eloquence of Thich Nhat Hanh: Return to the

Island Within, Happiness Is The Way, Enjoy The Dharma Rain and Planting Seeds

of Emptiness. Attendees were treated to short peaceful verse.

Targeted at beginner/intermediate levels, each session makes

available increased awareness, understanding and compassion, both in the

practitioner and in the world. Everyone is invited to take a day from your busy schedule for

this rejuvenating mini-retreat on April 27. Cost is $10. To attend, get a

schedule and find out what to bring, please email admiplace@yahoo.com

or call 315-7285.

“For well over 60 years, Thich Nhat Hanh has been blazing a

trail for how all people, cultures and nations can regard their community and

each relationship based on kindness, open-mindedness and non-duality. This

summer/fall he will lead several retreats and public talks on the mainland,” said coordinator Marty Mimmack, an educator and speaker who has

been learning the teachings of Thich Nhat Hanh since 2004.

 

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