CANCELLATION: August 13, 2017

Posted on : 10-07-2017 | By : dzung | In : Uncategorized

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Our usual August 13 (2nd Sunday of the month) gathering is CANCELLED.

Please join us for the special Aug 20 Day of Mindfulness (announced separately). We will also meet for our usual Aug 27 (4th Sunday of the month) gathering.

Day of Mindfulness: August 20, 2017

Posted on : 10-07-2017 | By : dzung | In : Uncategorized

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Invitation to Day of Mindfulness in Thich Nhat Hanh Tradition: August 20
 
Learning to Love My Non-Self
 
Dharma Teacher, Trish Thompson, will be offering us a Dharma Talk on “Learning to Love My Non-Self” during at our joint Vancouver Sanghas, Day of Mindfulness, on Sunday, August 20, from 9.30 a.m. until late afternoon at 1863 Alberni Street (at Denman), Vancouver. Please arrive on time, mindfully, and bring your own packed lunch, snacks and drinks for the day.
 
We hope you will be able to attend – there will be no charge, however Dana will be accepted.
 
Please visit Trish Thompson to find about her, and the work that she is engaged in, in Vietnam. http://www.trishthompsonasia.com/
 
For registration and/or questions, please contact:
Jeanie Seward-Magee
True Virtue and Gratitude
Dharma Teacher
jeaniesewardmagee@yahoo.com

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.