“Cultivating Your Inner Bodhisattva”

A Day of Mindfulness

Saturday, January 12, 2019

A Day of Mindfulness is a day chosen to be simple, quiet, and grateful in an environment that offers as few distractions as possible.  This January, the Honey Locust Sangha is offering a day of mindfulness led by dharma teacher Terry Cortes Vega. Anyone interested is invited to join our sangha for a lovely encounter to the teachings and practices of Thich Nhat Hanh. This day will be a wonderful opportunity to rest and restore yourself in the practice of mindfulness in community of others.
This practice comes from a custom in Buddha’s time for practitioners to meet regularly for one day, in order to discuss the teachings, share about their practice, and live as a spiritual family all day long. In doing so we actively flow as a river to develop understanding, love, and cutting through afflictions to realize collective awaking.

 

Carol Joy Holling Retreat & Conference Center

27416 Ranch Road, Ashland, NE 68003

To register: Click Here
There is a $30.00 fee for that will include the use of the Retreat Center, a Vegetarian Lunch and Dana for Sister Terry.This day is sponsored by the Omaha Community of Mindful Living
and hosted at Carol Joy Holling Retreat Center

 

Saturday January 12, 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m

Tentative schedule for the day:

9:00  Introduction/Orientation
9:30  Sitting Meditation
10:00 Mindful Walking
10:30 Dharma Share
12:00 Lunch*/Mindful Eating
1:00  Deep Relaxation
1:30  Small Group Sharing
3:00  Earth Touchings
3:30  Closing Circle
*Vegetarian Lunch Provided.

Tea and water will be furnished.

 

About the teacher

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Sister Terry Cortes Vega, dharma teacher

In 1998 when I was applying to receive the 5 mindfulness trainings at a retreat with Thich Nhat Hanh and his monastics, i was asked: “What is your aspiration for receiving the mindfulness trainings? ” I thought and thought (I’ve since learned that’s not the best way to answer a question.:-) And this is what I said: “One time when I was very unhappy I walked outside under the full moon, looked up (as countless ancient ancestors must have done) and I asked the moon, ‘Now what do I do?’ The moon did not say anything until more than 20 years later when the moon spoke through the nuns and monks at the 1998 retreat and gave me the name, Awakened Action of the Heart.
A couple of years later, when I was ordained into the Order of Interbeing, the monastic community kept the “action” in my name and added: True Virtuous: True Virtuous Action.  As a disciple of Thich Nhat Hanh and an Order of Interbeing dharma teacher, those names continue to direct me. Are my actions true? Virtuous? Do they come from an awakened heart?