Coming Home, A Day of Mindfulness

18013_383507748403887_1513718845_na Daylong Retreat

in the tradition of Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh

Saturday, March 29th, 2014
(Registration/arrival time 8:30-8:45am; retreat ends 4:30pm)
Philadelphia, PA

with Meditation Teachers Anh-Huong and Thu Nguyen

How often in our daily lives do situations arise where we wish we could just ‘go home’—not be here anymore and not have to suffer? And when this happens what do we do? Do we close our eyes? Open the refrigerator? Turn up music to drown out the anxious voices in our head?

Mindfulness practice offers another option. It shows us the way home to a place inside ourselves that is still, clear, joyous, loving and safe.

A little child inside us has been crying a long time. Her pain, his loneliness, feel so big and real—so much like our own—that we’ve been afraid to hear. Now, in the light of mindfulness, our deep and ancient fear begins to dissolve. We can go back and help. We have what our little child has been yearning for all these years.

A great fruit of mindfulness practice is that, gradually, we become able to take our tender, hurting self in our arms. And as we do so, we become able to embrace our loved ones’ hurt—and our colleagues’, and the planet’s. We find ourselves more and more able to stay open to reality—in all its pain and wonder. We can go out into the world and not be overwhelmed by the world. We are grounded in the safety of our true home.

This retreat welcomes everyone, from long-time practitioners to total beginners! Practices will include: mindful breathing, mindful walking, mindful movements, mindful eating, total body relaxation, 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 were among the first students to be ordained as meditation teachers by
 Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh. They have led mindfulness retreats since 1988 and are the 
principal Teachers of the Mindfulness Practice Center of Fairfax.

Wheelchair accessible. Public transportation and parking nearby. 
There is no set fee for the day, and no one will be turned away because of cost. 
Financial support as appropriate to your circumstances is greatly appreciated.

Advance registration is required.

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