We will reconvene on Wednesday, November 28th.
Hope you have happy and thankful holiday weekend!
We chant the name of Avalokiteshvara in order to get in touch with suffering and help relieve the pain and suffering of others. In Mahayana buddhism, Avalokiteshvara is the Bodhisattva of compassionate listening; the one who listens with compassion to the suffering of the world. He is a person who listened to his own suffering, and came to understand it, and that is why he overcame suffering and he was able to listen to other people and help them to suffer less. The purpose is simple, clear. To allow the energy of compassion to be born. To help heal us, and to help heal the other person, the world. When we chant or listen to his name the first time, we touch personal suffering. The second time, we reach out and try to see the suffering of the people in front of us, on the left, the right, because everyone has suffering inside. The purpose is the same; to allow compassion to be born. The third time, we reach out and touch the suffering in the world, everywhere. As you listen, you may wish to bring your loved ones to mind, or anyone you wish to send the healing energy of love and compassion.
(The pronoun ‘he’ can be interchanged with ‘she’, as both are correct)
Namo: bowing, honor
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There will be no sangha practice tonight. Our cancellation policy for inclement weather follows the Green Bay Area School District.Stay safe and warm!
You are invited to the Greater Green Bay Area Annual Thanksgiving Interfaith Prayer Gathering, Hosted by G.I.F.T. (Gathered In Faith Together).
Tuesday, November 21, 2017 @ 7:00 p.m.
Cnesses Israel Congregation Temple
222 South Baird Street—Green Bay’s East Side
Our Sangha will be present together with our friends of other faiths. This is our second year participating in the service, and Jody and Jeanne will share the Discourse on Love. Please consider joining us for this special service. We will have the opportunity to deeply touch our nature of interbeing with others in our community, and share our faiths and practices together.
More information is on the attached brochure. Please share with others who may be interested.
“When you learn about the teaching and the practice of another tradition, you always have a chance to understand your own teaching and practice.” -Thich Nhat Hanh
We are happy to invite you to join us on Saturday, October 28th from 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. for a day of mindfulness practice. The focus of the day is to nourish and deepen our community in the Thich Nhat Hanh tradition. We will share several mindfulness teachings that you can carry home with you, and many of the teachings are based upon our experiences on retreats with Thich Nhat Hanh and the monastic community. Beginners and newcomers are welcome to join us, as well as those who have an established practice in any tradition.
Open Heart Mindfulness Community
Day of Mindfulness: Deepening Our Practice
Saturday, October 28th, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
The Richard Mauthe Center, UWGB campus, 2418 Leon Bond Drive, Green Bay, WI.
Please RSVP to hold your space at OpenHeartMC@gmail.com
$15 Suggested Donation
No one turned away and your presence is welcomed.
Bring your own lunch. Snacks, water, and tea provided.
Please plan to arrive around 8:45 a.m. so you have time to settle in before we begin.
We will hold noble silence except for discussion periods.
You may wish to bring a blanket and/or mat for deep relaxation, and a sweater as the temperature can sometimes fluctuate.
Please refrain from wearing strong scents or perfume/cologne.
The day will include:
Mindfulness & Stopping
Explanation of practices
Guided Meditation w/ inviting the Bell
40 minute Plum Village video: Mindful Living Every Day
The Three Refuges
Lunch in Silence w/ 5 Contemplations
Touching the Earth
Avalokitesvara & Meditation
“I know you are there, and I am very happy.” -Thich Nhat Hanh
When we first planned this day, Cheri Maples had agreed to be our teacher. With her passing, we will hold Cheri with us as we practice together.
Click here for more information and frequently asked questions:
Day of Mindfulness – FAQ 10.28.17
Buy tickets and reserve your spot here: