March 31st, 2012 Sit in Peace with Thich Nhat Hanh

Sit in Peace with Thich Nhat Hanh: Trafalgar Square, London and Around the World
“Thich Nhat Hanh will guide a sitting meditation on Saturday 31 March in Trafalgar Square from 2:30pm. This is a free event and everyone is warmly invited to join in this celebration of peace within us and around us. Sitting meditation is one of the ways to contemplate peace. We invite you to sit together in silence, generating the energy of peace, solidity and freedom.” Groups around the world, including in Asheville, NC and Harrisburg, PA are organizing sitting meditation to coincide with the Trafalgar Square event. Organized by Wake Up London, “a group of young practitioners of the tradition of Thay, who are becoming well-known for organizing meditation flash mobs in central London every month.”
More info on the Trafalgar Square sit & cities participating worldwide
Watch a clip of the June 2011 Flash Mob meditation in Trafalgar Square

International WakeUp Movement web page


Saturday 3/31 Baltimore Day of Mindfulness with Meditation Teachers Anh-Huong & Thu Nguyen

Practicing the Art of Mindful Living: An All-Day Workshop with Anh-Huong Nguyen and Thu Nguyen
Not able to attend the April 21st Daylong Retreat in Philadelphia with these wonderful Teachers? Or want to enjoy even more? Check out this wonderful opportunity just an hour away in Baltimore! “On this day, we come together to learn and practice the art of mindful living as a community. The purpose of mindfulness practice is to experience and demonstrate that happiness is possible right here and how. We will learn to get in touch with our inherent capacity for healing and renewal that we usually take for granted in our busy lives. Dress comfortably and bring a mat, cushion for sitting, and blanket for deep relaxation. Some cushions and chairs will be available. 9:00-9:30am registration; 9:30-10:30 Introduction, guided meditation; 10:30-11 Mindful movements; 11-11:30 Indoor walking meditation; 11:30-11:50 Outdoor walking; 12-1:15 Orientation to mindful eating, Lunch; 1:15-1:45 Outdoor walking; 1:50-2:50 Deep relaxation; 2:50-3:45 Talk on mindful living/Discussion; 3:45-4 Sitting and closing circle. $80. $50-60 for those with financial difficulties. Please let us know in advance. Please bring a vegetarian dish to share at lunch, eating utensils and a plate. To register or for questions please send and email to: . Make checks payable toMPCF and send to: MPCF c/o AIS, P.O. Box 192, Timonium, MD 21904. Location: Baltimore Friends Meeting House 5116 N Charles Street, Baltimore, MD 21210 (Just North of the Friends School and South of Cathedral of Mary our Queen). (Click here for Friends Meeting House website.)”

We are Live! Thanks Mia & YIKES!

Peaceful City’s New WordPress Website is now Live–Thank you Mia of YIKES Web Design and Development

Peaceful City is deeply fortunate to have been supported in the creation of our new WordPress website by Mia Levesque of YIKES–a local Fishtown firm whose outstanding and inspired work in web design and development is grounded in wholehearted dedication to sustainable business practices. YIKES is a member of the Philadelphia Sustainable Business Network, observes the triple bottom line of people, planet, and profit, and is committed to building a more socially, environmentally and financially sustainable local economy. YIKES’s office is located in a green (soon to be LEED certified) building, powered by 100% Renewable electricity through The Energy Cooperative, and 100% Replanted. They compost, recycle, use environmentally friendly materials and products, and have Volunteer Time Off (VTO) as one of their employee benefits. Mia’s wholehearted presence, caring, clarity and openness in every communication and element of the web design process have supported and inspired us. We thank and celebrate her and YIKES for these great gifts!