“Your anger is a kind of potato and you cannot eat a raw potato. Mindfulness is like the fire cooking the potatoes of anger. The first few minutes of recognizing and embracing your anger with tenderness can bring results. You get some relief. Anger is still there, but you do not suffer so much anymore, because you know how to take care of your baby. So the third function of mindfulness is soothing, relieving. Anger is there, but it is being taken care of. The situation is no longer in chaos, with the crying baby left all alone. The mother is there to take care of the baby and the situation is under control”
— Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh (Thay)
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.
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 email us 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.
Sun. 12 Jun. 2016
10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Poh Ming Tse Temple, 438 Dunearn Road
Singapore 289613 (directions)
(Click here for a description of these practices)
10:00 Welcome & Introduction
10:15 Guided Sitting Meditation
11:00 Dharma Talk Video
12:00 Mindful Eating
13:00 Total Relaxation
14:00 Mindful Movements/Walking
14:30 Sharing Circle; Sharing about the Five Mindfulness Trainings
15:30 * Five Mindfulness Trainings Recitation [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.