Friday, October 9, 2009

Mindful in Manhattan

So, tomorrow I'm going to do an all-day mindfulness retreat with Thich Nhat Hanh, my most favorite Zen Buddhist ever. I have heard him speak in LA, and did a week-long, silent meditation retreat with him in Santa Barbara (talk about - no pun intended! - meeting yourself, just be silent for a week), and am so thrilled I get to do a mini-version of that tomorrow. At the retreat in Santa Barbara, we did our mindful walking meditation on the beach; tomorrow's will be on the streets of the Upper West Side - closed to traffic, of course! ;) So I guess the roar of the ocean will be replaced with the roar of traffic on Broadway.

Thich Nhat Hanh
Building a Peaceful & Compassionate Society
A Full Day of Mindfulness

Beacon Theatre • Saturday, October 10

9:30 a.m.


10:00 a.m.

Dharma Talk

11:30 a.m.



Mindful Lunch
A mindfulness-based eating meditation is part of this program.

12:45 p.m.

Mindful Walk
The walk will take place outside the theater on streets closed to traffic.

3:00 p.m.

Beginning Anew

4:00 p.m.



Blogger Sheila Deeth said...

Silent for a week! Wow! The mini-version sounds wonderful. And traffic has its peacefulness too.

October 9, 2009 at 11:03 AM  

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