When we touch the Earth, we breathe in all the strength and stability of the Earth, and breathe out our suffering – our feelings of anger, hatred, fear, inadequacy and grief. We touch the Earth to let go of the idea that we are separate and to remind us that we are the Earth and part of Life…. and to recognize that we are not alone but connected to a whole stream of spiritual and blood ancestors.
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 Sep. 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 Dharma Talk Video
11:30 Mindful Eating
12:30 Total Relaxation
13:30 Sharing Circle
14:00 Touching the Earth (Five Earth Touchings)
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.