Day of Mindfulness
NEW DATE: Saturday, May 20, 2017
8:00 am – 4:00 pm
We are living in a time where all those who wish to see a world of true equality, liberation, compassion and justice must cultivate the energy to bear witness, and resist the forces of bigotry, hatred, greed and ignorance. Samantrabhadra is the bodhisattva/mahasattva of “Great Action.” In this way, s/he can be seen as an archetype of inspiration for activsim.
Over the next two years, our Days of Mindfulness will focus on the paramitas as principles and active practices through the perspective of activism.
The second paramita is sila, most often translated as “ethics” but more accurately understood as “trainings” that help to serve as a “channel” or “conduit” for our life choices, actions and general orientation to the world.
Samantrabhadra is the maha-sattva (great being) representing “great action” in the world and can serve as an inspiring focal point for social, cultural and political activists. In this Day of Mindfulness, our goal for practice and study is to learn how to bring the ethical trainings of the mahayana tradition of buddhism, the fundamental precept being: “Avoid causing harm; Cultivate reverence for life.”
Join us promptly at 8:00 am or between 9:30 and 9:45 when doors open for a second entry.
**Bring a bagged lunch. Coffee, tea and water are provided
**Wear comfortable clothes for yoga and sitting meditation.
Registration Fee: $20
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No one is turned away for lack of funds. Scholarships are available.