Tuesday, August 17, 2010

September Schedule

Green Island Sangha
September Schedule

Please note that beginning September 12th the times have been changed for all of our gatherings. Our regular sitting practice will be from 10:30am until 12:30pm and our Beginner's Mind gathering will be from 10am until 10:30am.

Sangha Generosity Practice non perishables and canned goods for a local food pantry Collection at our September 26th sit

SUNDAY September 5th

St. Ignatius Retreat House will be closed so Green Island Sangha Will Not Be Sitting there.

SUNDAY September 12th

St Ignatius Retreat House
10:00AM - 10:30 AM
Beginners Mind Gathering
Our Once a Month Pre Sit Intro Meeting for Those New to Mindfulness or New to the Tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh

10:30AM - 12:30 PM
Our Regular Sitting Practice
5 Mindfulness Training Recitation (New Version)
Please Bring your Chanting Books with you if you have them.

SUNDAY September 19th

10:30-12:30 PM
Our Regular Sitting Practice
We Will Be Reading From Peace Is Every Step.
Please Bring your Books with you if you have them.

SUNDAY September 26th

St Ignatius Retreat House
10:30AM - 12:30 PM
Our Regular Sitting Practice
Local Food Pantry collection

Your Free Will Donation Helps to Support Our Community
& our hosts St Ignatius Retreat House

Monday, August 16, 2010

New Videos Posted

Dear Friends,

Please scroll down to the bottom of this page to enjoy new videos from the 4 fold sangha. Additionally please take a look at the various videos from the 2010 England retreat to be found at the link on the right hand side of this blog.

Blue Cliff Day of Mindfulness

what follows are some photos taken from the Budding Flower Facebook site. If you have any photos from the day that you would like to share please email them to Grnislandsangha@aol.com and we will gladly add them here!....

The community of monk/nuns of Blue Cliff invited practitioners from around the region to a Special Day of Mindfulness on AUGUST 15th 2010 (Sunday) in Blue Cliff Monastery. This DOM was hosted by the monastics of Deer Park and Blue Cliff. During lunch, the monastics participated in an alms round, begging for food as lay practitioners offered cooked food into their bowl. The lay practitioner also followed behind the monastics serving the food provided on the serving tables. Everyone walked mindfully in two lines men & women then eating together in the big Meditation Hall. According to the monastics It happened like that every day during the Buddha's time.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

The 4 fold Sangha Arrives Via The Internet

Our Brothers and Sisters in the practice have been diligently working to bring the entire world wide sangha the most up to the minute access to our dear teacher's current talks. Please see the below information to hear new talks and to find out about up coming streaming dharma talk opportunities.

Thich Nhat Hanh - Global Ethics for Our Future from Brother Stream on Vimeo.

Thich Nhat Hanh -- Live from London -- Global Ethics for Our Future
Thank you to the London Sangha for helping us to arrange with the Hammersmith Apollo to stream this talk live. Please consider making a donation to cover the cost of offering this for all. Thank you.

We are planning to stream a good part, if not all, of Thay's talks at the Nottingham England Retreat from 13-18 August. The orientation will take place at around 7:30 PM BST (UTC +1) British Summer Time, on 13 August, 2010. Stay tuned to Thay's Facebook Page for more details.
The following links bring you to a talk was offered by Thich Nhat Hanh on the 11th of August, 2010, at the Hammersmith Apollo Theatre in London. Thay teaches about the Noble Eightfold Path, and offers a session of questions and answers. This talk was streamed live at stream.pvweb.org.

http://stream.pvweb.org/ or http://vimeo.com/14088277
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The following link will bring you to the preparation for a talk by Thich Nhat Hanh given in London, U.K. on the 11th of August, 2010. This part includes singing by Sister Chau Nghiem and Brother Phap Lai as the audience enters, and a guided meditation by Sister True Virtue. The talk itself is labeled "Global Ethics for Our Future - Talk" and is also on vimeo.com.

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