Photos from recent Day of Mindfulness (DOM)

Dear Sangha,

On Sunday Oct. 30 about a dozen of us gathered at the beautiful Kiwanis area of Elena Gallegos Open Space in the foothills of the Sandias for a Day of Mindfulness. It was a beautiful, peaceful day where we strengthened our connections with nature, our practice, and each other. We sang some songs, did some mindful walking, seated meditation, had lunch, and listened to some guided relaxation and a children’s book The Coconut Monk by Thay. Altogether it was a lovely day, skillfully facilitated by Bee and David. Here are a few photos.

Upcoming topics for Sangha meetings in 2022

(Note: MT = Mindfulness Trainings)

DateCommentsLeader(s)Topic
Oct 2BeeBeginning Anew
Oct 9Ruth & TheresaZen & The Art of Saving the Planet part 4
Oct 16Thay’s birthday Oct 11JonCelebrating Thay’s life and teachings
Oct 23DavidThe Four Immeasurables (Brahmaviharas)
Oct 30DOMKiwanis area at Elena Gallegos Open Space
Nov 6Time change for mtgsJon14 MT
Nov 13DavidWalking and longer (guided?) meditation
Nov 20JonTaoism and Zen
Nov 27NO MEETING
Dec 4BeeThe Heart Sutra
Dec 11AllBusiness meeting
Dec 18David5 MT
Dec 25NO MEETING

Tentative upcoming Sangha meeting topics April-July 2022 (subject to change)

DateCommentFacilitatorTopic
Apr 17BeeLonger meditation
Apr 24Earth Day 4/22JonHonoring Earth Day
May 1David5 MT
May 8Mother’s DayBee + 1
May 15DOMNO REGULAR MEETINGCarolino Open Space Area
May 22VesakDavidMaybe read on night of awakening from Old Path, White Clouds
May 29Memorial DayNO MEETING
Jun 5JonVideo – A Cloud Never Dies
Jun 12Ruth & Theresa“Zen and the Art of Saving the Planet” thru p. 78
Jun 19JonLonger meditation, talk about breathing, sitting & walking meditation
Jun 26Bee14 MT
Jul 3Dalai Lama BDay July 6DavidDalai Lama “Beyond Religion”
Jul 10Bee5 MT
Jul 17JonLoving Kindness & Tonglen practice
Jul 24David & KenGatha Writing
Jul 31JonLonger meditation