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Sangha Practice Monday, September 23, 2013

posted Sep 20, 2013, 5:34 PM by Five Stones
Practice will begin at 5:30 and end at 7:00, meeting at the Corvallis Friends Meeting House 3211 NW Polk, Corvallis.  
Beginning with a short guided meditation, then walking meditation, and a silent, meditation of approximately 20 minutes, we will share a dharma discussion exploring the connections between our breath and mindfulness.  Extending the discussion last week regarding our mindfulness and breath, by Irene, Bob will emphasis how mindfulness of the breath is essential to creating beautiful music, and many other activities in everyday life.   He will bring his horn and demonstrate.  The guided meditation will be offered by the sound of the bell calling us back to our true home, the present moment, with no verbal suggestions.

Notes of interest:

~~~~~~~Rumor has it that the Thai Bite will be this weekend at Wat Buddha Oregon, the Thai Temple in Salem. I believe that it is a fund raiser for the Temple. In the past there has been yummy food (donations from Oregon restaurants) and entertainment.The address         is 8360 David Lane SE, Turner OR. (off Enchanted Way) I think it starts around 11:00 ish and parking may be a bit difficult as it seems to be a  pretty big event there.

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“Healing Ourselves, Healing the World”



Thich Nhat Hanh (Thây) says a day of mindfulness can be the lever that will lift us to the habit of practicing mindfulness every hour and every moment. Everyone has the right to such a day, for without it “we will lose ourselves quickly in a life full of worry and action, and our responses will become increasingly useless.”


Please consider joining us for a day of silent mindfulness practice where we can experience the spaciousness of silence, and water the positive seeds of compassion, joy, love, and faith within us. As we practice stopping, calming and looking deeply within the atmosphere of peaceful silence at the Trappist Abbey in Lafayette, Oregon, we nourish our mindfulness and cultivate the capacity to heal the wounds within ourselves, our families, our communities, and the world. Both new and experienced practitioners are welcome!


We reserve one Friday each month (usually the third Friday) to practice at the Abbey. Our next Silent Day of Mindfulness will be on Friday, September 20th. If you are interested in coming please contact me, Denise Ségor, at dsegormizo@yahoo.com, or 503-939-6346, and leave a message with contact information. While not necessary, this helps us know the size of our group for the day.


Information and Schedule for the Silent Day of Mindfulness:



Together we will enjoy the silence and meditation experienced by the Trappist Monks.Please arrive between 8:00-8:30 a.m. and meet by 8:30 in the lower room at Bethany HousePlease refrain from using the Reception Lodge except to visit the bookstore during free time or at the end of the day. The Trappist Abbey graciously provides a cart with caffeinated coffee, hot water and a variety of teas at Bethany House. Bring something for lunch (also your own dishes and utensils if necessary), a notebook for communicating and journaling. Chairs, zafus, zabutons, and benches are available for use. Also, be prepared for outdoor walking in any kind of weather :) There are beautiful trails and a pond. The suggested donation/ dana for the day is $25.00 (as a group, not individually) and so please prepare accordingly.