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.
Please note that, because we’re having a Day of Mindfulness (DOM), there will not be a regular Quiet Mind Sangha the evening of Sunday May 15. The site for the DOM is handicapped-accessible. Hope to see you there.
in the Zen Buddhist tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh and Plum Village
9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Carolino Open Space Upper Area
(Rain or shine: there is a covered meeting space)
Sponsored by the Quiet Mind Sangha
Please join us for an outdoor Day of Mindfulness (DOM) in a beautiful spot off of Highway 14 south of Tijeras.
We will bring our own lunches, plus plenty of our own water and drinks. You can optionally also bring individually prepackaged items to share if desired. Also bring a hat, sunscreen, jacket, water, cup, cushion, blanket, beach towel, or yoga mat.
Directions: The Carolino Open Space is about a 30-minute drive East then South from central Albuquerque. From I-40, take exit 175 (Tijeras exit) south on Highway 337 (South 14). Proceed 9.3 miles and look for a sign to the Carolino Canyon Open Space on your left. Turn in and proceed to upper meeting area, then park in the lot.
Here are some of the possible activities for the day:
Sharing some favorite readings (bring your own)
Guided deep meditation
There is no fee, but there is a suggested donation of $10 to cover the cost of renting the facility. More information on the Quiet Mind Sangha is available at http://www.quietmindsangha.org
Looking forward to seeing those able to make it then.
A downloadable and printable flyer is attached below.