Loving and Skillful Means: Living the 16 Bodhisattva Precepts
A Day of Mindfulness
Led by Jack Lawlor
Dharma teacher in the tradition of Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh
Date: Saturday, February 6, 2016
Time: 8:45 AM gather, 9:00 AM start, 4:00 PM end
Location: Simply Dunn, Downsville, Wisconsin (6 miles south of Menomonie)
Sponsored by: Red Cedar Buddha Sangha, Downsville, Wisconsin
This mostly silent day of mindfulness will cultivate awareness and compassion and include walking and sitting meditation, a dharma talk, small group discussion and a mindful meal. Jack Lawlor, leading the Day of Mindfulness, was ordained by Ven. Thich Nhat Hahn as a Dharma Teacher in 1992 at Plum Village monastery in France. Jack has been practicing consistently in organized Zen meditation groups since 1975, and leads Evanston, Illinois based Lakeside Buddha Sangha and regional retreats for communities of mindfulness in the upper Midwest.
Meditation instruction will be provided. There will also be an opportunity to take the Five Mindfulness Trainings.
Jack says, “The Day of Mindfulness offers something to those who are new to meditation and to those who have enjoyed it for some time.
Thich Nhat Hanh’s basic, poetic and memorable instructions to newcomers will be explored in an initial orientation to the Day of Mindfulness which also describes healthy meditation postures and the lovely, nourishing practice known as walking meditation.
The orientation will then explore the relationship between mindfulness, concentration and insight meditation valued by many long-time meditation practitioners.
The theme of the main Dharma Talk will be the Sixteen Bodhisattva Precepts, one of the skillful means which exist in the Buddhist tradition for manifesting our capacity in a way that embraces both wisdom and compassion, not only for our benefit but for the benefit of others.”
Please bring a bag lunch, meditation cushions or bench. Chairs are available and we will offer tea and light snacks. Space is limited. Registration fee is $25. Scholarships available. Please register by Mon. February 1.
If you have questions, please contact Warren Lang, Red Cedar Buddha Sangha at 715 235 5686 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
See other post for registration form. Find the Sixteen Bodhisattva Precepts on the Resources page under Texts.