We are going to experiment with new, additional, practice for the sangha which we are calling LISTEN/SHARE.
Over the next few weeks we will create an opportunity to listen to longer dharma talks by our beloved teachers and take time for dharma sharing.
Our intention is to build community and deepen our practice.
The first “Listen and Share” practice will be this Saturday morning, June 13 at 10:00am. The second Listen and Share practice will be on Friday afternoon, June 19 at 4:00pm.
This Saturday we will be listening to a dharma talk by Brother Phap Hai – Talk: The Miracle of Mindfulness. This is a very insightful talk that is both easy to understand and deeply moving. Because it takes about an hour, it’s something that we wouldn’t be able to share on regular Monday nights. The facilitators have access to these longer dharma talks for the purpose of developing our Monday night practice. At the business meeting on Monday we agreed that the whole Sangha should have the opportunity.
The talk was recorded for the Buddhist Wisdom Summit “In the Footsteps of Thich Nhat Hanh”.
We will meet on the regular Wild Rose Zoom location. To participate in this event please join our list-serve. You can join our list serve here
Please plan to arrive a few minutes early to settle and breathe.
Days of Mindfulness are a time for practicing mindfulness, in the Plum Village style, as a community. Sangha friends come together to listen to a Dharma Talk (ie. a teaching), and to practice sitting meditation, walking meditation, mindful eating, smiling and breathing together.
We are very excited to announce that our Dharma Teacher for the day will be Alexa Singer-Telles from Redding, California.
The theme for the day will be On Knowing the Better Way to Live Alone. To learn more about the sutra, go to: https://plumvillage.org/sutra/discourse-on-knowing-the-better-way-to-live-alone/
When: Saturday, May 23 09:15 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Where: Online at the Wild Rose Sangha Zoom Platform
9:15-9:40 Welcome and Introductions. Morning Sutra
9:40-10:05 Guided Sitting Meditation
10:05 – 10:15 Walking Meditation
10:15- 10:40 Sitting Meditation and Heart Sutra
10:40 – 11:25 Dharma Talk
11:25 – 11:35 Writing Exercise
11:50- 12:15 Dharma Discussion
12:15- 12:30 Opening Sutra, Heart Sutra, Formal Sharing of Joys, Dedication of Merit
12:30-1:00 Optional online lunch and socializing
Suggested Donation: $20
How to Join our Day of Mindfulness : If you want to attend the Day of Mindfulness, but are not yet a member sign up for our list serve at https://wildrosesangha.ca/members
About Dharma Teacher Alexa Singer Telles: Alexa Singer-Telles, True Silent Action, co-founded the River Oak Sangha in Redding, California, in 1991 and was ordained as an OI member in 2004. She is a licensed marriage and family therapist, offering the practices of mindfulness and the expressive arts to deepen one’s experience and enliven the creative process. Anchored in Awareness article by Alexa Singer-Telles.
Dear gentle friends, dear community, dear Thay,
Like a lotus in muddy water the Wild Rose Sangha is continuing our practice of love and understanding together. We are here for you in mindfulness although we may not be there in person. We are building an on-line sangha that you can participate in by phone or computer.
Currently our online practice includes:
Online Sangha Practice: Mondays 7:00-8:15 pm
Online Morning Meditation: Monday-Friday 7:45-8:15am
Online Days Of Mindfulness: Announced via website.
With smiles of simple joy,
The Wild Rose Sangha Facilitator Group
Directions on how to access our online Sangha will be sent via our list-serve. To join our list-serve please subscribe here
PLEASE NOTE THAT DUE TO COVID-19 THIS RETREAT HAS BEEN CANCELLED
Saskatoon Community of Mindful Living, a sister Sangha to the Wild Rose Sangha that is also practicing in the Plum Village Tradition is offering:
Relationship Matters: Bringing Mindfulness, Wisdom and Compassion to All Our Interconnections A Mindfulness Meditation Retreat in the Tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh with Lay Dharma Teacher Michael Ciborski.
4 day retreat: Friday, May 22, through Monday, May 25, 2020. Registration is now open.
For more information, please visit their website:http://mindfulsaskatoon.ca/SCML_retreat_may_2020.html