Six friends met at Mallard Point, Fish Creek Park, led by Tracey and practiced walking meditation along the river-paths, mindful eating picnic, learned a new song and sang an old favourite.
Afterwards, we joined up with four more friends from the Sangha at Ken’s home and practiced sitting meditation, walking meditation, full relaxation, guided meditation and dharma discussion. We were lucky to have Tracey in town to lead us. The day was Peaceful, Relaxing and full of Joy. Some people stayed afterwards for a swim in the pool – it was a hot day!
The next Day of Mindfulness is 24 September 2011.
You are warmly invited to join Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh and the fourfold sangha of Monks, Nuns, Laymen, and Laywomen for a special residential retreat at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada. When we take time to slow down, breathe, and smile we can become truly present for ourselves, for our beloved ones and for our environment. We see the smiles of our children, know the wonder of being alive and understand how deeply we are connected to one another. Out of this awareness our true heart of understanding and love awakens. During this five-day retreat, we will practice together as a community, as a spiritual family, learning to lovingly embrace our sorrows and fears with the art of mindful living and bring about healing and transformation.
Date: August 8 – 13, 2011
Location: UBC, Vancouver, BC
For more information and to register see:
In February 2011, 5 people participated in a Day of Mindfulness. It was a wonderful day that included: sitting meditation, walking meditation, Touching the Earth Practice, guided meditation, and a nice pot-luck afterward. As seen in the photo, the walking meditation was delightful. Cold and sunny – it wasn’t clear to us who had more freedom, the dogs running off leash or us!