SUMMER BREAK UNTIL LABOUR DAY

WE WISH YOU A WONDERFUL SUMMER

This is a great time for meditating outdoors. Buddha meditated outdoors under a fig tree for 6 years. This is an appropriate practice for realizing the oneness of nature inside and outside.
We might call it Nature-Gazing. In this meditation, we see, smell, hear, and feel nature with a non-dualistic mind. Here, the mind and the senses are ONE.
Nature is here-and-now all the time, inside us and outside us. The challenge is to keep the mind with it, and not to let it wander into imaginary spaces.
“I promise to keep the awareness alive that you are always in me, and I am always in you,” said Thich Nhat Hanh in his Love Letters to the Earth.
Let’s make this saying a meditation theme, and keep it in mind with each breath while meditating in nature.

PAST PROGRAM

6 ELEMENTS OF A MINDFUL LIFE

Mindful eating

Mindfulness at sleep time

Mindful driving

Mindful shopping

Mindful relationships

Mindful communication

Mindfulness in these areas is good for us as well as for those around us and for the Earth; it is beneficial all around. This is because the Buddhist tradition that created the notion of mindfulness defined it as awareness of the present moment uncoloured by emotions, ideas, memories, beliefs, and habits.

Thus, without mindfulness in this sense, we would have Emotional eating. Emotional driving, and Emotional shopping. We would have relationships based on beliefs about sex, and we would be prey to memories interfering with sleep at bedtime.

4 -Week Session Started Tuesday April 16, 2024, from 7:30 to 9 pm
at 43 ave De Breslay, Pointe-Claire, Qc.
BILINGUAL, WITH APPROPRIATE DONATION