Good evening dear friends –
This Thursday (tomorrow), we will begin our study of Mindfulness as Medicine: A Story of Healing Body and Spirit by Sr Dang Nghiem. If you do not have a chance to read the book in advance, do not worry! Excerpts will be provided and read before Dharma discussion.
Then, on the first Thursday of October, we will recite the Fourteen Mindfulness Trainings of the Order of Interbeing. All are welcome for the recitation and discussion.
The Plum Village meditation app –with talks, chants, meditations, and more–has been released. It appears to be available only for Apple products (please let us know if you discover otherwise). Available at: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/plum-village-zen-meditation/id1273719339?mt=8
You can also explore other Plum Village mindful apps here.
Retreat note from Calgary: November 9-12: Nothing to do, Nowhere to go.
“The Wild Rose Sangha in Calgary is holding a residential retreat with Dharma Teacher Chan Huy (from Montreal) in the mountains this year. The starry skies and mountain views are a real joy on this retreat. We would very much enjoy seeing our friends from B.C.”
For more information and registration:
Good evening dear friends
Again, our apologies for the confusion concerning the date of our Day of Mindfulness this month. We will be gathering this coming Saturday – September 15 – at 10:00 am until 3 pm.
Our fall schedule will follow a regular pattern: First Thursdays of each month, we recite and reflect on the Mindfulness Trainings. Second Thursdays we engage in Dharma study. Third Thursdays we practice with a Sutra Service. Fourth Thursdays we read from and discuss a book from the Plum Village tradition. Fifth Thursdays we practice with three periods of sitting and walking and tea.
Our book for this practice period will be Mindfulness as Medicine :
A Story of Healing Body and Spirit by Sister Dang Nghiem. Click here for more information about the book.
Please feel free to contact us at [firstname.lastname@example.org] if you any questions.
Due to a scheduling conflict for the zendo space, we are sorry to have to cancel our Day of Mindfulness tomorrow. The Caretaking Council is working to reschedule for another day in September. We will send out a blogpost as soon as we can confirm.
Please accept our sincere apologies.
May you enjoy a peaceful weekend.
on behalf of Waves and Water Caretaking Council
We have come to the end of our August summer break – we hope you have had a nourishing time. Waves and Water Sangha will be resuming our Thursday night gatherings on September 6 at Mountain Rain Zendo from 7:00 to 9:00 pm.
The beginning of a new practice period offers us an opportunity to renew our commitment to our practice. Please join us on September 6 as we offer the Ceremony for the Recitation of the Five Mindfulness Trainings.
On Saturday, September 8, we will have the first of our four Days of Mindfulness during the next year. You will find information concerning Days of Mindfulness at this link. Please arrive by 9:45 and remember to bring a bag lunch for our formal meal. We will finish at 3:00.
Please register in advance if you can by emailing [email@example.com]. This will help us to prepare for the day.
Thank you for your continued support – financial, moral and, most of all, your practice. Your generosity makes our sangha gatherings possible.
Waves and Water Sangha will not be gathering during the month of August.
Please join us again on Thursday, September 6 for the Ceremony for the Recitation of the Five Mindfulness Trainings.
May you have a nourishing summer.
Dear Friends –
On Thursday, July 19, we will be celebrating Alda, our Sangha sister and OI Aspirant. She will soon be moving to Edmonton with Sean and Tien. We have been so blessed with her presence since the very beginnings of Waves and Water Sangha. The grace and depth of Alda’s practice has helped to shape our community for the past seven years – so, she will always be with us.
We will hold this celebration as part of our regular Sangha gathering . We will have a simple social potluck at 7pm, followed by sitting, walking and singing! Please plan to arrive a little earlier if you are able so that we can set up mindfully.
Please join us to offer love and appreciation to our Alda and to release the family with our blessings.
Place : Mountain Rain Zen Community (2016 Wall Street, Vancouver)
When: Thursday, July 19, 7 pm
Please bring : vegetarian dishes to share. Tea will be provided.
Please join on this wonderful Day of Mindfulness with Dharmacharya Trish Thompson: A Journey on the Path of Social Justice and Loving Work
Saturday, July 28, 2018 from 10:00 to 3:00
Waves and Water Sangha: 2016 Wall Street in East Vancouver http://wavesandwater.org/site/location/
Please register by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org
Cost: Sliding scale $20 to $35 plus Danna for the Teacher
For more information concerning Days of Mindfulness please see: http://wavesandwater.org/site/practice/days-of-mindfulness/
There are cushions, benches and chairs.
PLEASE BRING A BAG LUNCH. Tea will be provided
TRISH THOMPSON, CHAN AN DINH (TRUE CONCENTRATION ON PEACE) is founder of the Loving Work Foundation and serves as its managing director http://www.lovingworkfoundation.org/)
From the website: [TRISH] has been living and building community in Viet Nam for over a decade, drawing on a lifetime of dedicated engagement in diverse cultures around the globe A native South Carolinian (USA), she … has travelled extensively for work and pleasure, and has done social work with communities of most of the ethnic minority groups in the U.S. ….
She became a student of the Zen Master, the Venerable Thích Nh?t H?nh. in 1997. … Knowing of her love for the country and her commitment to live and work there, he encouraged her to organize Mindful retreats in Viet Nam and to continue the social work he and his earliest students began there in the mid-1960′s.
Dear friends -
We have just discovered there are chemical fumes in the Zendo. They are significant enough to cause illness.
This evening’s gathering has been cancelled.
With gratitude, Caretaking Council
We would like to correct the error on our previous blog announcement for the July Day of Mindfulness with Trish Thompson and Waves and Water Sangha. The date is SATURDAY JULY 28 — not the 29th. We apologize for our unmindfulness. If you have already registered and paid for the day but are unable to attend on July 28, please let us know so we could reimburse you.
Day of Mindfulness: Saturday, July 28
Location : Mountain Rain Zen Centre, 2016 Wall Street, Vancouver
Dharma talk by Dharma Teacher Trish Thompson (see below)
A Journey on the Path of Social Justice and Loving Work
Please register at email@example.com
Sliding scale $15-30 If possible, please e-transfer in advance.
Trish Thompson, Chan An Dinh (True Concentration on Peace), is founder of the Loving Work Foundation and serves as its managing director ( http://www.lovingworkfoundation.org/) From the website: She has been living and building community in Viet Nam for over a decade, drawing on a lifetime of dedicated engagement in diverse cultures around the globe A native South Carolinian (USA), she … has traveled extensively for work and pleasure, and has done social work with communities of most of the ethnic minority groups in the U.S. …. She became a student of the Zen Master, the Venerable Thích Nhat Hanh in 1997. … Knowing of her love for the country and her commitment to live and work there, he encouraged her to organize Mindful retreats in Viet Nam and to continue the social work he and his earliest students began there in the mid-1960′s.
After a beautiful Day of Mindfulness at Waves and Water Sangha, I returned home (and to Facebook) to find that Dzung has posted this link to an interview with Sr Chan Khnong.
Please find her statement on his health here: https://www.lionsroar.com/thich-nhat-hanh-getting-stronger-every-day/
With a smile and a bow