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June 2019 Mindfulness Sessions

Plum Village Thailand

Dear Friends

The weather has been beautiful as we have enjoyed our walking meditation outdoors these past couple of weeks.

We have four more sessions before our Sangha takes a break for the July and August summer months.

Tuesday, June 4, 2019:    Deep Relaxation  (Bring your yoga mat)

Tuesday, June 11, 2019:  Recitation of the Five Mindfulness Trainings

Tuesday, June18, 2019:   Dharma Reading

Tuesday, June 25, 2019:  Mindful Tea Meditation 

Our sessions will resume on Tuesday, September 10, 2019.

Please arrive at St. Stephen’s Church a few minutes early to start our practice at 7:00pm. Some folks sit on chairs available at the church, and others bring their own cushion or bench. You are invited to stay on at 8:30 PM for a social cup of tea. 

JUNE 22: DAY OF MINDFULNESS with TRISH THOMPSON

On Saturday, June 22, the North Shore Mindfulness Sangha will host a Day of Mindfulness in Vancouver led by Dharma Teacher Trish Thompson (True Concentration on Peace), Founder and Director of The Loving Work Foundation in Vietnam.  We will enjoy an inspiring day of sitting and walking meditation, dharma talk, and dharma sharing together.  Some of you have already registered but there are still spots available.  For further details please refer to the Day of Mindfulness post at northshoremindfulness.com.

Warmly, 

Linda on behalf of 

North Shore Mindfulness 
Tuesday, 7-8:30pm @ St Stephen’s Church, 885 22nd St, West Vancouver
 

www.northshoremindfulness.com

DOM: Thank You to All

Dharma Talk by Trish Thompson

Dear Friends
Last Saturday, Trish Thompson offered a most enlightening day and it was very enjoyable because of your presence. This was the first Day of Mindfulness hosted by North Shore Mindfulness in recent years and oh boy, did we learn a lot!  But mostly we are grateful for the genuine support of everyone involved in this event from Trish Thompson and Jeanie Seward-Magee to the warm-hearted interactions we experienced with all of you.

To continue your practice, here are links to three local Sanghas:

Vancouver:  http://wavesandwater.org/site/
https://www.meetup.com/Mindfulness-Practice-Community-of-Vancouver

North Shore: www.northshoremindfulness.com
For further information about:

With Abundant Gratitude 

🙏

Linda, Ian, Janet, and Sharon on behalf of
North Shore Mindfulness

Our Day of Mindfulness ‘Sangha’
Walking meditation in Stanley Park
Mindful picnic in the park
Walking in the West End Neighbourhood of Vancouver
Mindful movements

Trish Thompson to Lead Sangha Tuesday June 18

Dear Sangha members
Exciting news! Trish Thompson will be leading the North Shore Mindfulness meditation practice on Tuesday, June 18th, 7PM – 9PM.
A number of you have already registered for the June 22nd Day of Mindfulness but if you cannot attend this event, Tuesday, June 18th is a chance for you to meet Trish and experience meditation practice with her guidance.  Even if you are going to the Day of Mindfulness, enjoy a more personal time with her in a small group setting on Tuesday, June 18th.

Here is a brief bio from the  https://www.lovingworkfoundation.org/ website:
Trish Thompson is the founder of the Loving Work Foundation which supports “…humanitarian programs that improve the lives of disadvantaged Vietnamese children and families….In the mid 1990s she was a student of His Holiness, the Dalai Lama for six months and was the first western retreatant to live with the Tibetan nuns at Dolma Ling Nunnery….In 1997, she became a student of the Zen Master, the Venerable Thích Nhất Hạnh. She is a Dharma Teacher in the Plum Village tradition, having received the Lamp of Wisdom Transmission from her teacher (Thay).”

Information for June 22 DAY of MINDFULNESS

Dear Friends:
Our Day of Mindfulness is a week and a half away.  Here is further information to help you settle in for the day:

  • 1863 Alberni is on the north side of Alberni, close to Denman Street on the Stanley Park side.
  • Please arrive in silence by 9:45AM on Saturday June 22nd. 
  • When you arrive at the front doors of 1863 Alberni, wait mindfully until someone lets you into the building.
  • If for some reason you arrive later than10:00AM, please wait by the large window to the left-hand side of the entrance until someone comes to the front door to quietly let you in.  If you happen to arrive during sitting meditation, please sit on the wall by the window outside and do the sitting meditation with us.  Once we finish, someone will come and let you in.
  • Please bring your cushion or meditation bench if you use one.
  • Drink only water indoors to avoid coffee or tea spills staining the carpet. 
  • Bring a vegetarian lunch plus any snacks and drinks you may need during the day. There will not be an opportunity to buy food. Weather permitting, we will picnic at the park.
  • Turn off your mobile phone or leave it at home.
  • For deep relaxation, bring what you need to be comfortable, such as a yoga mat and/or blanket.
  • Your registration fee covers expenses such as the room rental, and a portion will be donated to the Loving Work Foundation. DANA is also warmly welcomed.

We look forward to spending a mindful day with Trish Thompson and all of you.

May 21st: World Meditation Day

Did you know about this? It’s news to me. A local yoga and meditation studio here in West Vancouver just sent me an invite to join their special session today. In London, England they are setting up recreation centres and parks for group meditation. There is a Brit who is hosting a meditation session in London this morning and flying to Vancouver to hold a group session at our Museum of Anthropology tonight.

Kind of wonderful for more and more people to de-stress and enjoy mindfulness. Our appointment with life is in the present moment. If we do not have peace and joy right now, when will we have peace and joy – tomorrow or after tomorrow? What is preventing us from being happy right now? As we follow our breathing, we can say, simply, “Calming, Smiling, Present moment, Wonderful moment.” (Thich Nhat Hanh: ‘Peace Is Every Step)

How appropriate that our North Shore Sangha meets tonight and will meditate together with people around the world.

Enjoy your day!

Janet

June 22 DAY of MINDFULNESS

Please join us for a Day of Mindfulness on Saturday, June 22, 2019 led by Dharma Teacher Trish Thompson (True Concentration on Peace), Founder and Director of The Loving Work Foundation in Vietnam.  

Date:                     Saturday, June 22, 2019

Time:                     10:00AM to 4:00PM

Cost:                     $15

Location:               1863 Alberni Street (at Denman), Vancouver, BC   

                              Readily accessible by transit  

                              Parkade on east side of the building

Wheelchair accessible building

We will enjoy an inspiring day of meditation, dharma talk, walking, deep relaxation, and sharing together.  Our venue is a comfortable space steps away from Stanley Park. 

Please bring:

  • packed lunch, snacks and drinks for the day.  If weather permits, we will eat mindfully in Stanley Park
  • meditation cushion if you prefer, otherwise chairs are provided
  • yoga mat or blanket for deep relaxation 

Registration:

Space is limited.  Please register by emailing: nsmindfulness@gmail.com with your full name and we will send you Interac information or an address to mail a cheque to complete the registration process.

For more information about Trish Thompson please visit her website www.lovingworkfoundation.org.  

For inquiries email nsmindfulness@gmail.com.  Visit our website www.northshoremindfulness.com and our new Facebook page at North Shore Mindfulness.