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posted Apr 1, 2011, 3:49 PM by Five Stones   [ updated Apr 1, 2011, 3:51 PM ]

5 MT and book discussion on Saturday 2 April

Please call 541.760.9760 or email ken.oefelein@gmail.com to car-share

I apologize for this late notice.  :)


Formal Recitation of the Five Mindfulness Trainings

Saturday, April 2 (Arrive: 8:45 a.m.) 9:00-10:00 a.m.

Book Discussion 10:00-11:00 a.m.

At the Braza's (directions below)

Mark your calendar for this opportunity to deepen your practice by formally reciting the Five Mindfulness Trainings together with a continuation of our book discussion. Thay has recommended that all lay friends who have taken the Five Mindfulness Trainings gather at least once a month to formally recite these Trainings. 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

If you cannot attend on Saturday, please let Larry or Jerry know so that your name can read during the Sanghakarman Procedure (during this part of the ceremony the names are read of those who are unable to attend and have asked to be represented).

The Mindfulness Trainings are the core of the practice for the lay community. The Trainings are our commitment to our teacher and the practice. Without this continuity of practice, we lose our connection with the teacher and the teachings.

Join us on Saturday, April 2, when we will formally recite the Trainings and continue to informally recite the Trainings during our normal Sangha gatherings. Ideally, we will create the opportunity to (formally or informally) recite the Trainings every two weeks.

You are invited to our book discussion which is led by Larry. We have selected Reconciliation: Healing the Inner Child by Thich Nhat Hanh as our current book for study. Jerry and Larry are searching for copies of the book which can be purchased by the Sangha at a discount price. If you have the book, please read the introduction and the first section; if you do not have the book, please come anyway. Our discussion will focus on the following question: How do we cultivate the energy of mindfulness to heal the child within? We will study together with openness, lightness of heart, and sharing of experience with the practice.

Directions to Jerry's Home:

Cross the Marion Street bridge. On the bridge stay in the RIGHT lane towards "EDGEWATER, DAYTON" You will see a sign that says WEST SALEM, WALLACE ROAD) Stay right. You will get off the bridge right onto Wallace Road.

Gradually get into the left lane. The second stoplight is GLEN CREEK. (You will see a Chevron station and Dairy Queen ahead).

Turn left on GLEN CREEK. It curves around for about 2 miles. Look for DOAKS FERRY RD. Doaks Ferry goes right at one place (a stoplight), but do not turn right. Go a bit further and you will see Doaks Ferry again and it only goes left. Go left on Doaks Ferry Rd.

You are almost there! Take the first street RIGHT that is Hidden Valley Dr. Go almost to the end of the street. Our house is the grayish one on the right. 3447. Phone is 503-391-1284. When you hear Bailey our Tibetan Guard Dog J you will know you have arrived! J

"The Sangha is a wonderful home. Every time you go back to the Sangha, you feel that you can breathe more easily, you can walk more mindfully, you can better enjoy the blue sky, the white clouds, and the cypress tree in your yard."

–Thich Nhat Hanh