SANGHA ONENESS

HeartBeat Sangha has “reincarnated” to become the WorldBeat Sangha!

Same meeting time and location.

Every Sunday, 5-7pm

World Beat Center (Balboa Park, San Diego)

For more information, contact the WorldBeat Center at

2100 Park Boulevard  San Diego, CA 92101

(619) 230-1190

 

See you there!

DHARMA WORK: AN OPPORTUNITY TO SHARE ENGLISH WITH MONASTIC FRIENDS AT PLUM VILLAGE THAILAND

AN OPPORTUNITY TO SHARE ENGLISH WITH MONASTIC FRIENDS AT PLUM VILLAGE THAILAND

Pics of PV Thailand

Breathing in, I breathe in, Breathing out, I smile. Recently one of our Foundation volunteers, Robin Hyerstay (Joyful Returning of the Heart), experienced the many smiles your support has brought to our worldwide Sangha when he took a detour from his vacation in Thailand to visit the Thai Plum Village International Practice Center (TPVIPC) in Pak Chong, Thailand. With your generous gifts, the Thich Nhat Hanh Continuation and Legacy Foundation is able to support the inspirational work of our monastic brothers and sisters in Thailand and Vietnam. Here are some highlights from his visit…

“First of all, many thanks to the monks, nuns and lay persons at TPVIPC. My visit there was wonderful and there was a lot of planning and coordination by local staff to make it happen. The practice center has been operating for almost four years. I was surprised to learn that there are 100 nuns and 60 monks living there making it the largest practice center outside of Plum Village. The center operates on two large parcels of land that a local business person is providing rent free. The land is a farm, so there are several buildings that are used for classes and seminars and the nuns are living in former farm worker housing. There was not housing available for all so the monks built some small one room huts and sleep several to a room. They have two mediation halls – again built by the monks that can hold up to several hundred people. When Thay last visited they had 1500 practitioners staying on-site!

The Thai center’s monthly calendar is packed full of seminars, retreats and days of mindfulness. At the end of March, they hosted an Applied Ethics Retreat in conjunction with the National Health Security Office of Thailand and the Alternative Buddhist School Network. April 27- May 1 they are very excited to host the Annual Wake Up Asia Retreat with an expected attendance of 700 people. The most exciting news is that they recently broke ground on a new practice center about 45 minutes from their current site. The new practice center is quite large – the main meditation hall will be able to seat 2,000 people.”

The Thai Center is currently looking for volunteers to come for a 3-month visit to teach English to the monastics onsite. If you have any questions please contact Robin at: rhyerstay@gmail.com.

Working mindfully and joyfully together, loving Foundation supporters are transforming suffering throughout the world, and we thank you for your compassionate heart.

A lotus to you, Buddha to be,
Board of Directors, Thich Nhat Hanh Continuation and Legacy Foundation
Sr Chan Khong
Sr. Thoai Nghiem
Br Phap Hai
Br Phap Ho
Elizabeth Hospodarsky
Laura Hunter

Thich Nhat Hanh Continuation and Legacy Foundation
Planting Seeds of Compassion
2499 Melru Lane Escondido, CA 92026
Email: Info@ThichNhatHanhFoundation.org
Phone: 760-291-1003 ext. 104
Website: www.plumvillage.org

 

 

Heart Beat Sangha Supports Wake Up San Diego

Heart Beat Sangha Supports the Wake Up San Diego Events
 
 
Dear Heart Beat Sangha,
 
Let’s join in Great Togetherness, Friendship, Sisterhood and Brotherhood with all the Wake Up San Diego events beginning today!  Together We Are One.
 
Check out the schedule below for FIVE Wake Up San Diego events happening the next few days.
 
Our first Sunday mindfulness gathering (for April 1st) will be to support the Mindfulness Workshop at City College (10am to 4pm, near World Beat Center) and to join the Walking Meditation (6pm, Balboa Park).  
 
Also, we are all invited to join the Inter-Sangha gathering prior to the Walking Meditation on Sunday. 
 
Friends from other sanghas in San Diego will be gathering near Botanical Garden in Balboa Park at 4:30pm to sit together and share time with one another.  
 
We will then walk together to join the Wake Up Walking Meditation gathering at 6pm, near the fountain by the Space Center.
 
I hope you have an open moment
(or two or three!)
to gather with friends,
going as a river,
on this living path
that turns to Joy.
 
 
 
 
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Wake Up California Tour
March 31 – April 15, 2012
To be alive, to be able to breathe, here and now – awesome!
The art of mindful living! Ready to continue your learning, practice and mastery?

Join us during the Wake Up California Tour, and let your friends know!
Help share the good news!
 
“Freedom is not given to us by anyone; we have to cultivate it ourselves. It is a daily practice… No one can prevent you from being aware of each step you take or each breath in and breath out.” – Thich Nhat Hanh (our teacher in a interview with Oprah) 

These are the open events
(* *- please register online):  
·         March 31 – *Mindfulness Workshop at SDSU 10am-4pm*
·         March 31 – Sitting is Peace in San Diego, Downtown 6pm
·         April 1 – *Mindfulness Workshop at SDCC 10am-4pm*
·         April 1 – Walking is Peace in Balboa Park, San Diego 6pm
·         April 3 – Wake Up @ Dharma Bum Temple, San Diego 7-9pm
·         April 4 – Wake Up @ Against the Stream 7:30-9:30pm
·         April 7 – *Mindfulness Workshop at USC 10am-4pm*
·         April 7 – Sitting is Peace in MacArthur Park, LA 6pm
·         April 8 – *Mindfulness Workshop at UCLA 10am-4pm*
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APRIL 3RD: WAKE UP SAN DIEGO @ DHARMA BUM TEMPLE

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DEAR FRIENDS,

You are warmly invited to spend a spring evening learning about mindfulness for young adults with monastic and lay friends from DEER PARK MONASTERY.

This mindfulness gathering is part of the CALIFORNIA WAKE UP TOUR 2012, an effort to share mindfulness in colleges, universities, high schools with youth and young adults. WAKE UP is a world-wide network of young people practising the living art of mindfulness.

Please share this announcement with young people you know, or those who work with youth and young adults.

JOIN US FOR WAKE UP SAN DIEGO AT THE DHARMA BUM TEMPLE

~ mindfulness of sitting ~ walking & eating ~ nourish joy, learn to calm down & relax ~ sing & laugh together ~ touch our aspiration in life ~ train in how to live a happy and peaceful life ~ return to the here & now ~

Who: Friends interested in mindfulness and meditation, especially young and young adults ages 17-35

When: Tuesday, April 3rd, 2012  |  7pm to 9pm

Where: Dharma Bum Temple (downtown SD)

541 2nd Avenue San Diego, CA 92101

Parking: You will find some street and metered parking around 2nd Avenue.  You may park inside Horton Plaza parking structure making sure you get your ticket validated on one of the machines situated around the mall.  Then, head towards the Ralphs supermarket and onwards to 541 2nd Ave.

THIS EVENT IS FREE TO ATTEND FOR THE ENTIRE COMMUNITY

More info about this event: http://us.wkup.org/events/2012-california-wake-up-tour/wake-up-dharma-bum-temple-in-san-diego

More info about other WAKE UP events in San Diego: http://us.wkup.org/events/2012-california-wake-up-tour

Great thanks to the DHARMA BUM TEMPLE for always keeping the door open for all dharma friends!  Check them out here: http://www.thedharmabums.org/ and http://buddha-for-you.com/

If you have questions, feel free to email the California Wake Up Team at ca@wkup.org

HOPE TO SEE YOU AT THE DHARMA BUM TEMPLE AND OTHER WAKE UP SAN DIEGO EVENTS NEXT WEEK!


2012 JOYFULLY TOGETHER Events

2012 Schedule of Events

JOYFULLY TOGETHER

Download flyer here:

Joyfully Together Flyer (pdf)

“INSIDE THE CAVE OF ANGELS”

DAY OF MINDFULNESS LED BY LARRY WARD & PEGGY ROWE

Dharma teachers in the tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh

When: Saturday, Jan. 22, 2011

Time: 9am to 3pm

Where: World Beat Center

More detail here.

SCREENING OF “COLORS OF COMPASSION: A CINEMATIC RETREAT”

Documentary capturing the voices of retreatants from the 2004 People of Color Retreat at Deer Park Monastery

When: Saturday, January 29th, 2011

Time: 5-7pm

Where:World Beat Center

Additional details: 

Website for film: http://www.colorsofcompassionmovie.com/

Mindfulness is at the core of Zen Buddhist Master Thich Nhat Hanh’s teachings. It is explored in this new film, through Dharma talks and interviews with practitioners during a special retreat led by Thich Nhat Hanh for people of color. The film is for everyone! The film’s backdrop is the green mountain setting of Deer Park Monastery in California.

The film culminates in rare footage of a ceremony called the Five Mindfulness Trainings with subtitled verses to the “Heart of Perfect Understanding” sutra.

Trailer

SAN DIEGO SANGHAS: WEEKEND RETREAT AT DEER PARK MONASTERY

When: Feb. 10th-12th, 2012

Where:  Deer Park Monastery in Escondido, CA

What: A weekend of sangha-building and strengthening locally.

For more information, contact _________________________.

RECITATION OF THE DIVERSITY MINDFULNESS TRAININGS

AND JOYFULLY TOGETHER POTLUCK

When: Sunday, April 29th, 2012

Time: 5-7pm

Where: World Beat Center

What:

Oppression is a difficult concept to embrace, and it is a difficult experience to explain. Oppression is an intense form of suffering that often elicits seemingly immediate reactions from individuals whether they are the targets of oppression or are the instigators of oppression. For people who are directly wounded by the violence of racism, sexism, homophobia, classism, or other forms of oppression, the pain may be so great that it is difficult to examine the pain mindfully on a moment-to-moment basis. For people who perpetrate oppression or who are not the direct targets of oppression, the pain may not be acknowledged, seen, or even understood.

And yet, it exists. And it separates us from each other—in ways that harm the quality of life of all human beings. So, what to do? How do we consciously move towards the suffering, from wherever we are at?

The intention in developing these trainings is to break down the concept and experience of oppression into some salient components. 

Source: Larry Yang’s introduction to “Directing the Mind towards Practices in Diversity”

http://www.larryyang.org/images/training_the_mind.3.pdf

PEOPLE OF COLOR RETREAT WEEKEND AT DEER PARK MONASTERY

When: July 27th-29th, 2012

Where: Deer Park Monastery

What: A theme weekend retreat organized by Juliette Hwang, OI member and other sangha members opening the dharma door of mindfulness for communities of color.  Save the date and check back here for more details.  Hope you can make it!

Check out this list of other theme retreat weekends at Deer Park for 2012: http://deerparkmonastery.org/events/retreats/retreat-and-weekend-schedule-fall-2011-fall-2012-1.ics

RECITATION OF THE DIVERSITY MINDFULNESS TRAININGS

AND JOYFULLY TOGETHER POTLUCK

When: Sunday, September 30th, 2012

Time: 5-7pm

Where: World Beat Center

What:

Oppression is a difficult concept to embrace, and it is a difficult experience to explain. Oppression is an intense form of suffering that often elicits seemingly immediate reactions from individuals whether they are the targets of oppression or are the instigators of oppression. For people who are directly wounded by the violence of racism, sexism, homophobia, classism, or other forms of oppression, the pain may be so great that it is difficult to examine the pain mindfully on a moment-to-moment basis. For people who perpetrate oppression or who are not the direct targets of oppression, the pain may not be acknowledged, seen, or even understood.

And yet, it exists. And it separates us from each other—in ways that harm the quality of life of all human beings. So, what to do? How do we consciously move towards the suffering, from wherever we are at?

The intention in developing these trainings is to break down the concept and experience of oppression into some salient components. 

Source: Larry Yang’s introduction to “Directing the Mind towards Practices in Diversity”

http://www.larryyang.org/images/training_the_mind.3.pdf