Day of Mindfulness (DOM) planned for Sunday May 15, 2022

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:

Singing

Sitting meditation

Walking meditation

Lunch

Sharing some favorite readings (bring your own)

Writing gathas

Stick exercises

Qi Gong

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.

With metta,

🙏🏼

Day of Mindfulness Saturday October 16

Please join us for a Day of Mindfulness (DOM) outdoors in the foothills of the beautiful Sandia mountains

in the Zen Buddhist tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh and Plum Village

9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. 

Kiwanis area, Elena Gallegos Open Space

(Rain or shine: there is a covered meeting space)

Sponsored by the Rainbow Sangha

We will bring our own lunches. You can optionally also bring individually prepackaged items to share if desired. Also bring a hat, sunscreen, blanket or yoga mat, water and other drinks desired. For everyone’s safety we will be wearing masks and distancing. 

Directions: from I-40, exit onto Tramway Blvd. north. After the Academy Road traffic light, turn right onto Simms Park Road and travel east to the entrance booth. Tell the attendant you are with the Rainbow Sangha Day of Mindfulness and you won’t have to pay to enter. Turn left and follow signs to the Kiwanis area parking lot.  

Here’s a rough program of some possible activities:

Introduction including Earth Touching 

           and what would you like to get out of the DOM

Singing

Sitting meditation

Honoring Thay’s 95th Continuation Day

Walking meditation (short and long)

Readings

Gathas

Aimless walking

Collecting a few items from the ground to draw 

            (Zen of Seeing, led by Ruth)

Singing

Closing

There is no fee, but there is a suggested donation of $10 to cover the cost of renting the facility.  More information on the Rainbow Sangha is available at http://www.rainbowsangha.org

Looking forward to seeing those able to make it then. 

With metta,

🙏🏼

Invitation to Day of Mindfulness Sunday Sept. 20

Being Joy

                                                    Rainbow Sangha’s Day of Mindfulness

                                                    Sunday, September 20, 9 am – 4 pm

                                                    2 Night Shade Court, Los Lunas

Please RSVP by Friday 9/18.

We will be wearing masks, keeping distance, and bringing our own lunches. 

9:00- 9:30 am:  Arrival. Tea in backyard. Welcome. Singing.

9:30-10:30 am: Sitting Meditation followed by Walking Meditation. Long walk around hay field or short walk around yard and corral. Meet animals.

10:30-11:00 am: Break

11:00 am: Readings and contemplations on joy. Gatha writing explanation. Singing.

12:00-1:00 pm: Lunch. First 15 minutes in silence. Five Contemplations, followed by mindful conversation. Clean up and bathroom break.

1:00-2:30 pm: Calligraphy in Thay’s style with instructions by Ruth; writing Gathas; clean up.

2:30-3:30 pm: Gather in Hogan. Sitting meditation followed by Gatha readings and Dharma sharing.

3:30-4:00 pm: Closing thoughts and singing.

4:00 pm: Depart or hike Tome Hill

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Suggested dana (donation) of $5-10 to cover cost of supplies.

PLEASE BRING FOR PERSONAL USE:

-poems, gathas, writings on joy to share

-tea cup, water bottle with water

-personal lunch (refrigerator space available)

-folding “bag” chair, cushion (if needed)

-face mask, hat, sunglasses, sunscreen

-good walking shoes

-old shirt to protect clothes from ink during calligraphy

-musical instruments, bells, rattles

Upcoming Sangha meetings

Dear Sangha Members,

When we are mindful, deeply in touch with the present moment, our understanding of what is going on deepens, and we begin to be filled with acceptance, joy, peace and love. Thay

I hope everyone is healthy and doing well. Your Transformation Committee is in communication with the management at AZC and, while the Zendo is still closed, we now we have permission to meet outside on the grounds. As soon as we receive permission to also use the bathrooms, plus guidelines on precautions to use with them, we will have the ability to meet in person at AZC. Whenever we meet in person again we will observe appropriate social distancing and other precautions.

For this coming Sunday, June 14, we will meet by Zoom. After that we’ll reconsider the situation on a weekly basis.

If you’d like the Zoom link info to join us in an online meeting from 5:00 to 6:30 p.m. on Sundays please contact any Sangha member.

Here are some upcoming meeting topics and leaders (MT = Mindfulness Training).

Jun 14Jon5 MT
Jun 21BrysonThe First Mindfulness Training
Jun 28VanessaAnxiety
Jul 5DavidDalai Lama’s Birthday
Jul 12Bee14 MT

Also, we are planning a Day of Mindfulness in September. We have booked the Kiwanis meeting area at Elena Gallegos Open Space on Sunday Sept. 20, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Please mark this on your calendar and plan to join us in this beautiful outdoor spot for practice and a potluck vegetarian lunch.