1. Second Body Practice 2. Stillness and Presence Interfaith Group 3. New Year's Eve Alternative Celebration and Sharing
4. Save the dates for more retreats and other practice supports!
Reply to this e-mail if you have questions regarding the schedule or Blooming Lilac Sangha
Tuesday, Thursday morning every week from 7:15 - 8:15 a.m. at the home of Xiaoping and Min. Their address is: 375 WESTMINSTER ROAD 14607. On Tuesday, we practice sitting meditation for about 40 minutes and then have a reading. On Thursdays, we start with a guided meditation, then practice walking meditation, continue to sit silently and have a short reading at 8 am. We are reading No Death, No Fear by Thich Nhat Hanh. Arrive and leave as needed for all sittings.
--- Sunday, December 1 -ZEN CENTER: 3 p.m.: Newcomers Welcome ; guided meditation and sitting instruction (For new and old)
Please RSVP by November 30, if you or a friend are attending the 3 pm session by replying to this e-mail
--SUNDAY, December 1, ZEN CENTER: 4 - 6 pm: Meditation, Dharma talk by Thich Nhat Hanh, 5 Mindfulness Trainings, Dharma Sharing.
-- Thursday, December 5, 7- 8:30 pm Study and Meditation: Buddha Body, Buddha Mind 375 WESTMINSTER ROAD 14607.
-- Sunday, December 8, 4-6 pm, Wake Up Practice Sessions for those age 18 - 35ish: sitting and walking meditation, 5 mindfulness trainings discussion, group sharing; MK Gandhi Institute for Nonviolence at 929 South Plymouth, Rochester, NY 14608.
-- Thursday, December 12, 7 - 8:30 pm Mindful Sangha Business Meeting. All welcome! Location to be decided.
- Sunday, December 15 - ZEN CENTER, 7 Arnold Park 14607: 4 - 6 pm, Guided and Silent Meditation; Readings; Dharma Sharing If you wish, please bring a reading.
-- Thursday, December 19, 7- 8:30 pm Study and Meditation: Buddha Body, Buddha Mind 375 WESTMINSTER ROAD 14607.
--Saturday, December 21, DAY OF MINDFULNESS. Times to be decided. Location: 42 Southridge Trail, Fairport NY 14450 Give feedback on what themes and practices you need for this day.
--Tuesday, December 31, Tea Ceremony New Year's Eve!, 5- 10 pm, 257 Fishell Rd., Rush 14543. More information below!
Announcements & Sharing:1. SECOND BODYThe Blooming Lilac Sangha encourages members to find people within the group with whom to do Second Body practice. This is a kind of "buddy system" for mindful living. Chris Phillips puts together a list of interested parties every year or so in order to help folks pair with a Second Body.
For more information, please go to: https://sites.google.com/site/secondbodypracticeforum/
2.STILLNESS & PRESENCE INTERFAITH GROUP
Sangha member, Chris Phillips, hosts an interfaith group which explores and practices Buddhist Shamata-Vipassana practice and Christian silent prayer. New members are welcome to join the original group, which meets in east Irondequoit every 3 weeks on Tuesdays, or to join a new group which will be forming this winter. Where is the common ground? What are some differences? How can we support each other to live these radical lifestyles?
For more information, please visit: https://sites.google.com/site/stillnesspresence/
3 . Alternative Celebration New Year’s Eve on Tuesday December 31, 2013, 5 - 10 pm
Vegetarian Potluck.... plus bring something of yourself to share: a song, a movement or dance, a poem, a piece of art, a tall tale, a joke, a story, a dream, a skit, a spontaneous utterance, something you find inspiring or something you created - let it be something from the heart.
that gives you INSPIRATION and INTENTION for 2014
bring family members or friends! ---Dress casual
The potluck dinner will be from 5:30 - 6:30 pm, so if you wish, please bring food or a nonalcoholic beverage to share and include what you are bringing in the RSVP.
Location: 257 Fishell Rd., Rush, 14543
PLEASE RSVP BY December 27:
533-1461 or email@example.com
4. Save the dates: February 6-9, 2014 Retreat with Dharma teachers: Michael Ciborski and Richard Brady :Tending the Hearth: Nourishing Ourselves Deeply in the Winter Season, at Wonderwell Mountain Refuge in Springfield, NH. For more information go to: www.8limbsHolisticHealth.com , click on: Regional Retreat.
-- April 10 - 14, 2014 , Rochester, NY, sponsored by Blooming Lilac Sangha: Retreat with Dharma Teacher Joanne Friday at Springwater Center.BLUE CLIFF MONASTERY EVENTS (just 4 hours from here in the Catskills!)
2013November '13 - February ' 14 - (3 month winter retreat - come to any part)
Thanksgiving Weekend Nov 28-Nov 29 (Thu-Fri)
Holiday Retreat Dec 29-Jan 02 (Sun-Thu)2014
TET Celebration JAN 30 - FEB 2
Young Adult Retreat MAR 19 - 23
Interfaith Retreat APR 17 - 20
Order of Interbeing Retreat APR 23 - 27
Canadian Sangha Weekend MAY 8 - 11
Mother's Day Weekend MAY 9 - 11
Vesak (Buddha's Birthday) MAY 23 - 25
People of Color Retreat JUN 4 - 8
Father's Day Weekend JUN 13 - 15
Vietnamese Retreat JUN 18 - 22
Summer Family Retreat JUN 30 – JUL 6
Open House JUL 19
Educators Retreat JUL 23 - 27
August Mindfulness Retreat AUG 5 - 10
Law Retreat SEP 5 - 7
Wake-Up Retreat SEP 12 - 14
Creative Arts Retreat SEP 24 - 28
Health Professionals Retreat OCT 9 - 12
Veterans Retreat NOV 5 - 9
Thanksgiving Weekend NOV 27 - 30
Christmas Celebration DEC 24
Holiday Retreat DEC 28 – JAN 1