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A Day of MIndfulness
Happiness for the Individual, the Family, Our Communities:
the Spiritual Genius of Thich Nhat Hanh

Led by Jack Lawlor, Dharma Teacher
in the Tradition of Zen Master Ven.Thich Nhat Hanh.

Saturday, Feb 16, 2019, 9:00 AM – 3:30 PM
The Schoolhouse at Simply Dunn, Downsville, Wisconsin

Come join us for a Day of Mindfulness in the tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh which will enable us to gain nourishment from his simple, unique but effective approach that reverberates through our life and the life of our families and community with grace and ease.

Our facilitator will be Jack Lawlor, who was ordained as a Dharma Teacher by Thich Nhat Hanh in 1992, and has served as the President of the Buddhist Council of the Midwest, on the national board of directors of the Buddhist Peace Fellowship, and on the Care-Taking Council of the North American Dharma Teachers Council. Jack has practiced consistently with local sanghas since 1975 and was a co-founder in 1991 of Lakeside Buddha Sangha in Evanston, Illinois.

The day will include sitting and walking meditation, a dharma talk, outdoor walking meditation, mindful listening and speaking, and the wonderful opportunity to stop, breathe, and generate the healing energy of mindful awareness.

There will also be an opportunity to receive or renew the Five Mindfulness Trainings. If you are interested, Jack has asked that you contact Marion Lang, marionlang@charter.net, in advance of the Day of Mindfulness about writing a letter of intention.

Registration: Register online at https://tinyurl.com/ycdrf22q. You can also register by printing and mailing a registration form.  Please contact Marion Lang (marionlang@charter.net) for a mailable form. The cost is $25 to be paid the day of the event either by a check written to Simply Dunn or with cash (exact change, if possible). Scholarships can be requested on registration form.

Registration Deadline: Wed., Feb. 13

Lunch: Please bring a bag lunch for the mindful midday meal. We’ll provide tea and treats

Location: The Schoolhouse at Simply Dunn is located in a beautiful setting near the Red Cedar River. You are welcome to walk on the land before or after the DOM. Simply Dunn is located 6 miles south of Menomonie on HWY 25. There are directions on the Simply Dunn website: http://www.simply-dunn.com/contact/

Questions? The event is organized by Red Cedar Buddha Sangha. If you have questions you can contact Marion Lang at marionlang@charter.net or Warren Lang at warrenlang@charter.net, or call 715-235-5686.

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“Meditation Now or Never” is the subject of a talk by Zen teacher and author Steve Hagen, October 27, 1:30 – 3:30 at The Schoolhouse at Simply Dunn, Downsville, Wisconsin. Hagen is the founder and Head Teacher at Dharma Field Zen Center, Minneapolis. He has been a student of Buddhist thought and practice since 1967. In 1975 he began practicing with Dainin Katagiri Roshi in Minneapolis and was ordained by him in 1979. He has studied with teachers in the U.S., Asia, and Europe, and received Dharma transmission (endorsement to teach) from Katagiri Roshi in 1989. Hagen is the author of several books including “Meditation Now or Never”, “Buddhism is Not What You Think”, and “Buddhism Plain and Simple” and is currently working on another book.

The afternoon will include the talk, Q&A, meditation (instruction provided).

Sponsored by Red Cedar Buddha Sangha, Hagen’s  talk is open to all and is free. Donations are gratefully accepted.  A reception with light snacks will follow the talk.

For more information contact Warren Lang, warrenlang@charter.net, 715-235-5686

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Sunday August 19, 2:15 PM – 7:00 PM, monastics from the Plum Village Tradition of Venerable Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh will offer an afternoon of mindfulness, “Walking in Beauty, Walking in Peace.” The event will be held at Simply Dunn, a center for community gatherings located in Downsville, Wisconsin.

The monastics will offer several mindfulness practices including mindful sitting and outdoor walking meditation, singing, a mindful potluck and a talk, all concrete practices which help us care for ourselves as well as engage in society.

The event is taking place in “The Creamery,” a comfortable space located next to the octagonal school house where we usually meet. There is a large parking lot adjacent to the Creamery.

We recommend simple summer food for the vegan pot luck. Raw vegetables and dip, crackers or bread, salads, and desserts. We will have dishes and utensils. Please bring your potluck items in an insulated carrier since we have limited refrigeration.

If you wish to sit on the floor, please bring your own cushions. We have chairs, but do not have cushions.

There is a $5 registration fee payable the day of the event. Also, donations for the monastics are welcome. Register at Eventbrite page http://tinyurl.com/y93h2ex6

The Afternoon of Mindfulness is one of several events happening August 15 – August 26 as part of “Go as a River,” a Midwest tour by eight monastics. The tour includes a five day mindfulness retreat at Camp Courage in Maple Lake, Minnesota. The events are open to new and experienced mindfulness/meditation practitioners alike.

For information about all tour events go to https://earthholder.org/monastic-tour/

For questions about the Afternoon of Mindfulness or the tour, contact marionlang@charter.net

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