Day of Mindfulness, 11-10-12

Coming Home, A Day of Mindfulness

in the Tradition of Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh
with Meditation Teachers Anh-Huong and Thu Nguyen

Saturday, November 10th, 8:45am-4:30pm
University City, Philadelphia

A wonderful introduction to mindfulness for beginners,
 this day welcomes practitioners of all degrees of experience,
inspiring and supporting each other as a family of practice.

When the world feels difficult, uncomfortable or frightening, we may feel like we want to “go home” to a place that is peaceful and solid, where we can relax, let go, and be who we really are. Mindfulness opens a path to that true home. In this daylong retreat, we will enjoy practices to rest, refresh and renew ourselves, including mindful breathing, mindful walking, mindful movements, mindful eating, and total body relaxation. All can be applied anywhere and any time, to help us to return to the true home within ourselves. There will also be a short talk on mindful living, and the opportunity to share and learn from each other’s insights and experiences.

Anh-Huong and Thu Nguyen have been practicing mindfulness for thirty years and have led mindfulness retreats in the United States since 1988. They are the principal Teachers of the Mindfulness Practice Center of Fairfax offering non-sectarian training in and practice of Mindfulness, and in 1992 were among the first students to be ordained as meditation teachers by Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh.

Registration is now open!
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There is no set fee for this retreat, and no one will be turned away because of cost. Financial support as appropriate to your circumstances is greatly appreciated. Donations are fully tax deductible. Wheelchair accessible. Public transportation and parking nearby.

Walking Meditation 9/19/2012

 In support of World Peace Day, all are invited to come & enjoy

A Walking Meditation with Peaceful City Sangha 

Wednesday, September 19th, 2012,
5:45-6:45 pm

Beginners welcome! Instructions in Walking Meditation will be provided.

The mind can go in a thousand directions.
But on this beautiful path, I walk in peace.
With each step, a gentle wind blows.
With each step, a flower blooms.

Walking meditation is a practice of mindfulness– of being fully alive and present right here and now. When we walk, we let go of all our thinking, worries and anxieties. We just enjoy walking. And the wonders of life reveal themselves: singing leaves, playing children, our own steps and breath. With every step, we come home, to ourselves and to the world. With every step we practice peace.

Please gather at 5:45pm at the South West corner of Rittenhouse Square.
(one block South of Locust Street and just West of 19th Street, Philadelphia, PA, 19103)

For more information, please email  info@ or call Sara at 215.852.4375.

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