Invitation to Day of Mindfulness Sunday Sept. 20

Being Joy

                                                    Rainbow Sangha’s Day of Mindfulness

                                                    Sunday, September 20, 9 am – 4 pm

                                                    2 Night Shade Court, Los Lunas

Please RSVP by Friday 9/18.

We will be wearing masks, keeping distance, and bringing our own lunches. 

9:00- 9:30 am:  Arrival. Tea in backyard. Welcome. Singing.

9:30-10:30 am: Sitting Meditation followed by Walking Meditation. Long walk around hay field or short walk around yard and corral. Meet animals.

10:30-11:00 am: Break

11:00 am: Readings and contemplations on joy. Gatha writing explanation. Singing.

12:00-1:00 pm: Lunch. First 15 minutes in silence. Five Contemplations, followed by mindful conversation. Clean up and bathroom break.

1:00-2:30 pm: Calligraphy in Thay’s style with instructions by Ruth; writing Gathas; clean up.

2:30-3:30 pm: Gather in Hogan. Sitting meditation followed by Gatha readings and Dharma sharing.

3:30-4:00 pm: Closing thoughts and singing.

4:00 pm: Depart or hike Tome Hill

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Suggested dana (donation) of $5-10 to cover cost of supplies.

PLEASE BRING FOR PERSONAL USE:

-poems, gathas, writings on joy to share

-tea cup, water bottle with water

-personal lunch (refrigerator space available)

-folding “bag” chair, cushion (if needed)

-face mask, hat, sunglasses, sunscreen

-good walking shoes

-old shirt to protect clothes from ink during calligraphy

-musical instruments, bells, rattles