Wednesday, September 6, 2017
Monday, August 21, 2017
Thursday, August 3, 2017
Blooming Lilac Sangha is hosting a screening of "Walk With Me, A Journey into Mindfulness" Featuring our Teacher, Thich Nhat Hanh
Regal Cinemas Henrietta 18
Tuesday, October 24th at 7:30 pm.
Please join us at this special event. Ticket prices are $10.80
Please purchase tickets early, as the film will not be shown without filling a limited number of seats. To purchase tickets, go to: https://gathr.us/screening/reserve/20514
Tuesday, August 1, 2017
Wednesday, July 19, 2017
Date: July 22, 2017
Time: 10:30 AM - 4 PM
Location: Wild Hill Farm
2176 Elton Rd, Bloomfield, NY
RSVP: Annie firstname.lastname@example.org or
820-9044 by 7/20
Bring a brown bag lunch, drinks and snacks will be provided. Wear outdoor clothing, long pants tucked into socks is helpful, as is rugged footwear.
10:30-10:50 Arrival/settle in
11:00-11:15 Mindful breathing
11:45-12:00 Eating meditation
12:00-12:15 Walking Meditation
12:15-1:00 Food Contemplations throughout the Brown bag silent lunch
1:00-1:30 Sitting meditation/Break
1:30-2:00 Making seed envelopes and filling them.
2:00-2:30 Touching the Earth
2:30-2:45 Five Treasures QiGong
2:45-3:00 Silent sitting
3:30-4:00 Dharma Sharing/Departure and sharing earth’s nourishment with the world
Monday, July 3, 2017
I'm looking for support in these three ways:
I've been experimenting with a new way of sharing practice which involves setting up an interactive meditation. You and I would set it up together to optimize your dharma growth areas and to change obstacles into windows of opportunity. I'm still welcoming people to help me refine and become fluid with these methods. Thanks to Arlene, Gail and Janet for giving it a try. I'm glad you have liked it enough to continue!! If you're looking for someone to share practice with who can offer you suggestions, tried and true techniques, and new ways of looking, but not spend our time only “talking about” practice please contact me. 845-264-7000 email@example.com.
My styles of techniques are heavily influenced by Thich Nhat Hanh, Insight meditation, and the early Buddhist psychology of the Pali discourses. I encourage one common theme for all meditators of staying rooted in the senses. It requires about an hour of your time, plus some corresponding in advance to brief me about what is happening in your practice and what your meditation hopes and aspirations are. We can meet at your home or mine, or any quiet place where we can be undisturbed. If you would like to stay in touch to continue the experiment I'm happy to offer suggestions, observations or questions, by phone or email in between meeting up. Gifts are welcome to keep the project going.
Support needed for monthly practice sharing
A few months ago several friends began gathering monthly on a Saturday to share 4 hour workshops on the vipassana methods of Shinzen Young. These are internet conference calls. To continue the group needs to find a laptop or a smartphone (Android or I-phone) to borrow one weekend a month. The audio jack on my laptop has broken, and mine is a windows phone, so we are unable to put the audio into speakers so all can hear. For July the dates are 7/14 – 16. Can you help? If you'd like to learn more about this group everyone is welcome, especially beginners to meditation. Call me for more info. 845-264-7000
Do you have a couple hours this summer to meditate together and do garden chores?
Since the years when I ran the St Fiacre Microfarm CSA helpers have gathered at my home (the “microfarmhouse”) to pray or meditate together and share work. One person still comes on a regular basis, and we meditate before gardening. Others come when they can. This season I'm finding myself in particular need of support and structure as I help my good friend through aggressive cancer treatments. I would like to continue and expand this simple way of sharing a mindful approach to work and a semi-monastic lifestyle. It's a way that I can get help I need and support others in making their daily meditation routine strong. If you are interested please be in touch. At this time of year 7 30 or 8 am is good for the meditation, and I'm working for 2 or 3 hours after that. Almost any morning is good. Just call in advance to schedule.
Sunlight of the Heart
True Precious Vow
Saturday, July 1, 2017
Monday, June 19, 2017
June 25, 2017
Please RSVP by replying to this e-mail or contacting Annie at firstname.lastname@example.org by June 24
12:50-1:10 Sitting Meditation with Guided “Cyclone Meditation”
1:10-1:20 Walking Meditation outside
1:20-2:20 Recorded Dharma talk by Thich Nhat Hanh “Cultivating Peace, Joy, Happiness”
2:20-2:30 Walking Meditation
2:30-3:00 Writing a gatha to remember positive traits within
3:00-3:20 Sitting Meditation
3:20-3:30 Walking Meditation
3:30-4:00 Three earth touchings
4:00-5:00 Dharma sharing
5:00-5:15 Break and prep for potluck
5:15-6:00 Potluck dinner
Thursday, June 1, 2017
Thursday, May 11, 2017
Come and experience a farm complete with chickens, horses, veggie gardens and tractors. Bring your favorite child(ren)! We will be exploring our windhorse; planting seeds; and meditating… for all ages!
When? Saturday, May 20, 2017; 10:30 am to 4 pm.
Where? RSVP to Annie for location and directions. (See below).
What? Bring a brown bag lunch. Drinks and snacks will be provided. Wear clothing for outdoors-long pants tucked into socks is helpful, rugged footwear is recommended! If it rains we may spend a limited time outdoors.
RSVP: email@example.com or 585-820-8025 by May 18, 2017