Without tranquility and serenity, our emotions, anger, and despair will prevent us from being able to look more deeply and see the nature of reality. Calming down, becoming serene is the first step of meditation. The second step is to look deeply to understand. Out of understanding comes compassion. From this foundation of understanding and compassion, you will be able to see what you can do and what you should refrain from doing. This is meditation. Every one of us has to practice meditation—the politicians, the military, the businessmen. All of us have to practice calming down and looking deeply.
– Thich Nhat Hanh
The Day of Mindfulness (DOM) is a one-day mindfulness retreat in the tradition of Plum Village and Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh. It is a day for the community to come back together to be nourished from the collective energies, practising leaving behind work and worries, to experience the many wonders of life. Together we learn to enjoy doing daily things with mindfulness – sitting, listening, eating, resting, walking, speaking – bringing our body and mind into the present moment.
Sun. 11 Dec 2016
10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Poh Ming Tse Temple, 438 Dunearn Road
Singapore 289613 (directions)
At this DOM, there will be an optional segment for those who wish to renew their Five Mindfulness Trainings aspirations (if you have received the trainings but are not able to attend and would like to be represented, just reply to this email to let us know). All are welcome. The Five Mindfulness Trainings are one of the most concrete ways to practice mindfulness. They are nonsectarian, and their nature is universal. They are true practices of compassion and understanding.
(Click here for a description of these practices)
10:00 Welcome & Introduction
10:15 Guided Sitting Meditation
11:00 Mindful Movement
11:30 Mindful Eating
12:30 Total Relaxation
13:30 Sharing Circle
15:00 * Five Mindfulness Trainings Recitation Ceremony [Optional]
* This optional segment is for those who wish to renew their Five Mindfulness Trainings aspirations. All are welcome.
Our DOM is organised wholly on a volunteer basis and collectively funded by participants including the organising team. We welcome donations, or dana (generosity), to continue to make this available.
The community looks forward to your presence and practising with you. Please connect if you have any questions about the community and the practice.