JUNE 24 Meditation Is Happening (Schedule Change: UPDATED June 18)

Posted on : 23-05-2018 | By : dzung | In : Uncategorized

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Dear Friends,

 

For June 24, MPCV WILL have our usual evening meditation practice at Phap Hoa Temple. Brother Phap Hoan will be facilitating, and our other usual facilitators (Casey, Nghia, and Dzung) will be away. (A prior announcement said that June 24 is cancelled, but it is now back on – Thank you Brother Phap Hoan!)

We continue our usual schedule (2nd & 4th Sunday of the month) in July and onwards.

A lotus to you,

Dzung

on behalf of the MPCV Caretaking Council (Nghia, Dzung, Casey)

 

Our New Home!

Posted on : 10-11-2017 | By : dzung | In : Uncategorized

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We are very happy to announce that the Mindfulness Practice Community of Vancouver has found a new and wonderful home.

We will begin meeting on Sunday 11 March 2018, from 6:30 to 8:30 PM, at Phap Hoa Temple, 3730 Boundary Rd., Burnaby, and continue to meet on the second and fourth Sunday of every month, unless otherwise posted.

Phap Hoa Temple is very close to 22nd Avenue, and there are buses on both 22nd and Boundary. The Nanaimo Skytrain station is not too far away.

Many thanks to Su Co Minh An for welcoming us to Phap Hoa Temple.

We are looking forward to sitting and walking with you again.

Casey

For the MPC Caretakers (Casey & Dzung)

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Welcome!

Posted on : 22-03-2010 | By : harreson | In : Uncategorized

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Welcome to the Mindfulness Practice Community of Vancouver. We are inspired by the teachings of Thich Nhat Hanh.

Mindfulness is being aware of what is going on: in our bodies, in our feelings, in our minds, and in the world. When we are not aware of the present moment, our mind may be occupied with memories of the past or thoughts of the future. Quite often, such mental activity can result in a quality or feeling of dissatisfaction, unease or discontent. By being absent to what is happening in the present moment, we are absent to our lives which are only lived in the present moment.

Cultivating mindfulness involves being aware of where our attention is and training our mind to pay attention to the present moment. In the tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh, a Vietnamese Zen Buddhist monk, we pay attention to the breath, the inhalation and the exhalation, to bring us back to the here and now. When we pay attention to the present moment, we may find – among other things – a richness and peace in the simple act of being present.

Mindfulness of the breath is a simple meditation technique which anyone can do, regardless of age, sex, faith or race. It does, however, require practice in order to establish a strong continual presence. Mindfulness and meditation have proven very beneficial for one’s mental, emotional, and spiritual health. We invite you to join us!

Our Mission

“Dwelling in the present moment, we practice mindfulness and engaged Buddhism in the tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh.”

Vision Statement

“We practice engaged Buddhism in our lives, in the meditation group (sangha) and in the community. We work for the well-being of people, plants, animals and the earth. Our practice includes meditation, deep listening and loving speech. We focus attention on mindfulness (non-judgemental awareness) and cultivating states of peace and compassion within ourselves and in our relationships. We offer service where there is real need. Our community is accessible for all people who wish to join us at our meditation evenings, retreats and other events.”

 

Our Regular (Twice-Monthly) Gatherings: 2nd & 4th Sunday of Each Month, Unless Posted Otherwise

Click here for information on our regular gatherings for community mindfulness practice. Updates will be posted at this website, on our MPC listserve, and our Facebook Group.