Days of Mindfulness

Hartford Day of Mindfulness, October 2018

Refuge in the Three Jewels: The Buddha, The Dharma, The Sangha. Offered by the Greater Hartford Sangha

Hartford 2018, 1: Creating a Clearing. Joanne introduces the the Plum Village tradition and Thich Nhat Hanh. A Martha Postlewaite poem introduces samatha meditation, the practice of stopping. A chant to the bodhisattvas prepares for meditation. Silent and guided meditation 22:56 through 39.16. (42 min.)

Hartford 2018, 2: Taking Refuge in the Three Jewels. Joanne discusses taking refuge in the three jewels (Buddha-nature, teachings, and community) allows us to take care of our consciousness so we transmit to others freedom instead of suffering. Draws from Thich Nhat Hanh’s book, The Heart of the Buddha's Teachings. (73 min.)

Hartford 2018, 3: Questions and Answers. Joanne answers questions about practicing with worries about ill health, politics, and how to heal the past in the present moment. She introduces the practice of Metta — lovingkindness — including a guided Metta meditation (44:25-47:57) as well as the practice of deep listening. (58 min.)