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Day of Mindfulness, Feb. 10, 2018 Description

Cultivating a Loving, Meditation-Based Mindfulness in the Midst of Today’s Challenges

DATE: Saturday, February 10, 2018, 9:00 AM – 3:30 PM

PLACE: Schoolhouse at Simply Dunn, Downsville, WI

CONTACT: Marion Lang, marionlang@charter.net, 715-235-5686

Peace in oneself, peace in the world. How do we lovingly respond to the anger, fear, and distrust that characterize much of American civic discourse?  How can we work together to transform and reduce the suffering in ourselves, society and in the world?

Saturday, February 10, A Day of Mindfulness will be held from 9AM -3:30 PM at the Schoolhouse at Simply Dunn, Downsville, Wisconsin. In the tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh, Dharma Teacher Jack Lawlor will offer ways we can develop open-hearted and clear awareness through the practice of sitting meditation, indoor and outdoor walking meditation and mindful eating.

These simple mindfulness practices can become the foundation for touching peace within yourself, connecting to an inner refuge as you move through disorienting times.  These same mindful practices enable us to look more deeply, listen more carefully, and better understand what’s best in one another and how to work together, supporting each other in love and understanding.

Jack Lawlor was ordained as a Dharma Teacher by Ven. Thich Nhat Hanh in a Transmission of the Lamp Ceremony in Plum Village, France in 1992.  Jack has been practicing Zen meditation consistently in organized meditation groups since 1974.  He has served as the President of the Buddhist Council of the Midwest in Chicago, on the national Board of Directors of the Buddhist Peace Fellowship, and on the Care-Taking Council of the U.S. and Canadian Dharma Teacher’s association in Thich Nhat Hanh’s tradition.  He is also a co-founder of Lakeside Buddha Sangha in Evanston, Illinois, which just celebrated its 25th year.  Jack has also worked for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and has been involved in many political campaigns and environmental initiatives in Illinois, Wisconsin and elsewhere.

The day is organized by Red Cedar Buddha Sangha, a community of mindfulness that meets weekly at Simply Dunn. Participants are invited to enjoy the grounds at Simply Dunn, a nature preserve located on the beautiful Red Cedar River Bottoms, before or after the Day of Mindfulness. http://www.simply-dunn.com/.

A registration form and more details are posted at redcedarbuddha.org. For more information contact Marion Lang, marionlang@charter.net, 715-235-5686.