photo credit: Cath Bolkcom 2017
What do contemplative practices like sitting meditation and walking meditation offer a world in need of action? What can lay people who include meditation, prayer and spiritual community in their daily lives contribute to the growing manifestations of anger, fear and demonization around us?
On March 4th, Dharma Teacher Jack Lawlor will lead a Day of Mindfulness exploring these themes in a program which includes instruction in meditation in the tradition of Ven. Thich Nhat Hanh, sitting and walking meditation in silence, a silent lunch, and mindful discussion of the role of spirituality in these challenging times.
Reposting this gem from the NPR “On Being” podcast.
Once a month, the nuns of the Kim Cang Temple offer an afternoon of mindfulness practice for us. This is an opportunity to practice mindfulness in a monastic setting. The nuns practice mindfulness moment by moment. Since mindfulness has been developed over thousands of years by monastics, this is a chance to experience the joyful and nourishing roots of our practice.