At Waves and Water Sangha’s Day of Mindfulness, September 9, 2017, there will be an opportunity to take Refuge in the Buddha, Dharma, Sangha and to receive the Mindfulness Trainings. You may choose to receive any or all of the Five Mindfulness Trainings. At the same time, others may choose to renew or add to their earlier transmission. You may find the Five Mindfulness Trainings at this link.
You do not need to be a long-term or consistent practitioner. You do not need to currently attend a Sangha in the Tiep Hien/ Interbeing tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh. You simply have, in your heart, an aspiration to do your best in your daily life to increase happiness and decrease suffering in the world.
In this way, coming forward to take Refuge and receive the Mindfulness Trainings is an act of generosity. You are expressing generosity not only to yourself, your family and friends but also to all beings – animal, vegetable, and mineral. As we are taught, none of us are separate-self entities. All
our actions of body, speech and mind are interconnected.
Our Day of Mindfulness will begin at 10:00 in the morning. The Ceremony will take place at 3:00 in the afternoon and last approximately an hour. Each of us brings our own bag lunch and we will offer a light social supper following the Ceremony. Family and friends are welcome to join for the Day of Mindfulness or simply for the Ceremony and/or the supper.
If you wish to take Refuge and receive some or all of the Trainings, please let us know as soon as possible (wwsangha[at]gmail.com) so we can send you an Application. We are happy to answer any questions you might have.
If you are interested in attending the Day of Mindfulness and/or the social supper let us know in advance so that we prepare. There is no charge. A suggested donation is $20-$40; any amount is gratefully accepted!