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Everyone is welcome to this drop-in practice in the Plum Village tradition for creativity, community and compassion.
The first Sunday of the month, at 9AM, for 30-50 minutes
This is a Special Interest Creativity Sangha
The Sangha, in modern definition, is the Buddhist community; it is the men, women and children who follow the teachings of the Buddha. The lineage will dictate the focus of the teachings. Plum Village and Breathe Sangha, focus on mindfulness.
The term, which in Sanskrit and Pāli means “collection” or “assemblage,” a group of people living together for a certain purpose, has come to have two different referents.
Special Interest: This Sangha is focused upon trauma-informed creativity as a mindfulness practice.
The usual schedule is:
Bell, Gathas, Bow, Five Mindfulness Trainings/Reading, Bell, Creativity, Sharing, Bell
- Bell: The bell (or Tibetan Bowl) is rung to bring us to and back from breathing/mindfulness)
- Gathas : Short verses to help us be mindful.
- Five Mindfulness Trainings (The Buddhist path for peace) and/or a Reading from a book of THT/PV Tradition.
- Creativity: This will be a creative meditation.
- Sharing: You have the opportunity to share just a short thought that surfaced during your sitting (time in Sangha)
This is not a support group, or program/course. I am a Sangha leader under leadership of Plum Village; and this Sangha is under the umbrella of Plum Village, founded by the late Thich Nhat Hanh, and an integral foundation of my personal and professional life, therefore, you by signing up to the Sangha each week month, you will be added to the practice mailing list.
The emails that are Sangha released will begin with SANGHA in the subject line, for filtering purposes, if need be.
Arrive and depart quietly. Minimal Speaking. Refrain from "helping" or the need to fill quietude with interaction. Refrain from chat area as this will cause distraction. Any questions? Contact me HERE.