The Mindfulness Trainings are the core of the practice for the lay community
Thich Nhat Hanh, our teacher, has recommended that all lay friends who have taken the Five
Mindfulness Trainings gather at least once a month to recite these
Trainings. (As we do on the first Monday of every month.) Of course all others are welcome to attend since this is not an
exclusive group and basically a chance to practice together and support each
other along the way.
The Trainings are our commitment to ourself, our teacher and the practice. Without this
continuity of practice, we lose our connection with the teacher and the
Join us every Monday at 5:30 PM in our practice space at Mystic Mountain, 435 NW Fourth Street.
We will study together with openness, lightness of heart, sharing of experience with the practice, and deep listening.
(You may receive these trainings formally at the upcoming retreat at Great Vow, on Sunday. There is still some possibility to have another opportunity to receive the trainings (precepts) formally from a Dharma Teacher, but that is not definite yet. The location would probably be Portland. More details will be forthcoming IF this becomes available.)
Breathe and smile,