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Mindfulness Video Series: “Body and Mind Are One”

The Thich Nhat Hanh dvd series “Body and Mind Are One: A Training in Mindfulness” will be shown the first Saturday of each month, Oct., 2017-Feb., 2018, 9-11am at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the Quad Cities, 3707 Eastern Ave, Davenport, IA 52807.  Families are welcome to participate; Childcare and yoga with mindfulness activities will be provided for youth.

Annual Day of Mindfulness a Success

photo credit: Cath Bolkcom 2017

Thanks to all who joined us for our annual Day of Mindfulness co-sponsored by the Prairie River Sangha and The Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the Quad Cities. We gathered together  to meditate, walk, and eat mindfully. Jack Lawlor provided teachings on transforming  anger into mindful action.

May all beings be safe.

May all beings be happy.

May all beings be healthy.

May all beings live with ease.

You are invited to “Socially Engaged Mindfulness: A Day of Mindfulness”

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.

VIEW AND DOWNLOAD REGISTRATION FORM HERE

CHERI MAPLES — THE HUMAN CHALLENGES OF POLICE WORK

Reposting this gem from the NPR “On Being” podcast.

Bill Moyers on Faith and Reason With Pema Chodron – Part 6

Mindfulness Practice at Kim Cang Buddhist Temple

Mindfulness practice at Kim Cang Buddhist Temple
4630 N Pine St, Davenport, IA 52806
 2 – 4 PM  Saturday,  July 18th

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.

Bill Moyers on Faith and Reason With Pema Chodron – Part 5

Bill Moyers on Faith and Reason With Pema Chodron – Part 4

Bill Moyers on Faith and Reason With Pema Chodron – Part 3

Bill Moyers on Faith and Reason With Pema Chodron – Part 2