“Meditation is not a drug to make us oblivious to our real problems. Looking deeply at our own mind and our own life, we begin to see what to do and what not to do to bring about real peace in ourselves and our society.”
– Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh (Thay)
Come join us for our next Day of Mindfulness.
The Day of Mindfulness (DOM) is a one-day mindfulness retreat in the tradition of Plum Village and Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh, facilitated by Joyful Garden Sangha in collaboration with Poh Ming Tse Temple. 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 – singing, sitting, listening, eating, resting, walking, speaking – bringing our body and mind into the present moment. [Click here to register]
10:00 Singing Meditation, Welcome & Introduction
10:15 Guided Sitting Meditation
11:00 Dharma Talk Video
11:30 Mindful Eating
12:30 Total Relaxation
13:30 Mindful Movements/Walking
14:00 Sharing Circle
15:30 Reading a Discourse & Dedicating Merits
(Click here for a description of these practices)
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.