Donation

Day of Mindfulness in Memphis : Be Free Where You Are

Event Information

Share this event

Date and Time

Location

Location

The Church of the River

292 Virginia Avenue West

Memphis, TN 38103

View Map

Friends Who Are Going
Event description

Description

“If we are peaceful, if we are happy, we can smile and blossom like a flower, and everyone in our family, our entire society, will benefit from our peace.”
- Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh


Excerpt from Answers from the Heart by Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh

There are many of us who are eager to work for peace, but we don't have peace within. Angrily we shout for peace. And angrily we shout at the people who, like us, are also for peace; even people and groups dedicated to peacemaking sometimes fight amongst themselves. If there is no peace in our hearts, there can be no harmony among the peace workers. And if there is no harmony, there is no hope. If we're divided, if we're in despair, we can't serve; we can't do anything. Peace must begin with ourselves: with the practice of sitting quietly, walking mindfully, taking care of our body, releasing the tension in our body and in our feelings. That is why the practice of being peace is at the foundation of the practice of doing peace. Being peace comes first. Doing peace is something that comes from that foundation.

The Monks and Nuns of Magnolia Grove, Blue Cliff, Deer Park and Plum Village are happy to present an opportunity for all who are interested in learning how to cultivate peace in ourselves and offer peace to the world. This precious time together invites us to learn more about mindfulness practices to use in their daily life. We invite the people of Memphis to join us in understanding more about how we can touch the peace inside in simple ways. Together we will learn and apply concrete practices such as sitting quietly, following our breath, walking meditation, relaxing our body and mind, and mindful eating that increase happiness, stability and freedom in ourselves and others.

We welcome the participation of people from all backgrounds and lifestyles. We are committed to fostering a practice environment where all may touch the Dharma and find healing and nourishment.


Where: The Church of the River
292 Virginia Avenue West
Memphis, TN 38103

When: Saturday, October 05, 2017 : 9:00am - 4:30pm

Sample Schedule (subject to change):

9:00am Singing and sharing about mindful walking
9:30am
Gathering outside for walking meditation
10:30am
Dharma Talk
11:30pm
Slide show about Magnolia Grove Monastery
12:00pm
Mindful Lunch
13:00pm
Deep Relaxation
14:00pm
Questions and answers with Monks and Nuns
15:30pm
Closing circle

Things to bring: Please bring your own vegan/vegetarian lunch. If you have your own cushion and yoga mat, please bring them.

Admission: There is no charge for the Day, but donation is greatly appreciated.

Registration is required.

Contact:

Email: office@magnoliagrovemonastery.org

Website: www.magnoliagrovemonastery.org

We look forward to being with you on this special day.


Share with friends

Date and Time

Location

The Church of the River

292 Virginia Avenue West

Memphis, TN 38103

View Map

Save This Event

Event Saved