Omaha Yoga Path Post
Realizing the Path of Awareness:
“A Return to the Fundamentals of Mindfulness, Understanding and Compassion”
The Honey Locust Sangha Spring Retreat
Thursday, April 25 – Sunday, April 28
Creighton University Retreat Center, Griswold, Iowa
With teachings and meditations on breathing, walking, deep listening and loving speech, we will practice together. We will invite our ancestors, with both their suffering and their happiness, to join and support us, as we offer our awakening for the benefit of our families, our society and the Earth.
During this program we will focus on fundamental practices – skill building to solidify our experience of inner stability and freedom. Guidance on conscious breathing and walking will be a base for deepening our communication and understanding within ourselves and with our loved ones. Sessions of guided deep looking will support us to reflect on the way we have been living our life, to understand what deep habits and fears have been driving us, and to find new understanding and compassion to realize transformation.
Michael Ciborski is a Mindfulness Dharma teacher in the Buddhist tradition of Venerable Thich Nhat Hanh. He was ordained as a monk for seven years at the Plum Village Monastery, France. Michael practiced mindfulness meditation and joined the monastic community to organize mindfulness retreats to lay practitioners around the world.
An eloquent musician, Michael also studied several European and Asian voice training and chanting traditions and served as an English language chant master in the monastery.
After leaving the monastery in 2003, Michael returned to the US and along with his wife Fern, has helped to establish spiritual community and mindfulness center in Southern New Hampshire known as MorningSun. He offers many workshops and retreats in mindfulness practice and meditation around the country. To listen to his Dharma talks, please visit (http://truemiddleway.org/dharma-talks/)
Held in the tranquil setting of the
Held in the tranquil setting of the
Creighton University Retreat Center
It is a quiet place in nature, near Griswold Iowa, about 45 minutes from Omaha. CURC is a full-service retreat center with excellent meeting/conference rooms, overnight facilities, dining hall, and chapel.
The comfortable facilities and hospitable environment are set in 157 acres of wooded area, with ambling trails along a river teeming with wildlife, song birds, and a sublime night sky.
This residential retreat is designed for both beginning and experienced practitioners. It will center on periods of sitting and walking meditation and Dharma talks by our teacher. There will be small-group Dharma discussions, meal meditations, and active, mindful work practice. Periods of silence will deepen and enrich the experience by allowing time for personal reflection.
Thursday Evening – Sunday
Double Occupancy: $310.00*
Single Occupancy: $375.00
Friday – Sunday
Double Occupancy: $240.00*
Single Occupancy: $305.00
Price includes meals, dana, room costs, and dharma hall fees
*Rooming with another person will allow us to increase the number of people who can attend the retreat, so if you are able to choose double occupancy, it would be appreciated.
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The Honey Locust Sangha / Omaha Community of Mindful Living is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.
The Six Mantras
June 16, 2012. 99-minute dharma talk by Thich Nhat Hanh from Upper Hamlet in Plum Village during the 21-Day Retreat with the theme The Science of the Buddha. The talk is given in English and this is the eleventh dharma talk (of 15). The podcast is available at this link.
1. Darling, I am here for you.
2. Darling, I know you are there and it makes me happy.
3. Darling, I know you suffer.
4. Darling, I suffer, please help.
5. This is a Happy Moment.
6. Darling, you are partly right.
The last one is new and for when someone congratulates or criticizes you.
Students at the Yoga Path have been invited to share images of the meditation space in their homes. Here are some of the initial entries.
“One of the most important ways you can transform your home space is to make a place to sit. Creating a peaceful sitting area can transform your whole house. This also an important way to support your meditation practice. If we sit in the same place each day, it takes us less and less time to remember to stop and return to our breath. Here, in this place, our bodies and minds can help each other relax” Thich Nhat Hanh
Here is the announcement about Spring Mindfulness Retreat 2014 sponsored by the Honey Locust Sangha / Omaha Community of Mindful Living.
This weekend I attended a Mindfulness Retreat in the Tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh. It was put on by the Heartland Community of Mindful Living lead by the dharma teacher Joanne Friday. It was a transformative and refreshing experience, but that is not what I want to talk about right now. What I want to talk about it this women I met there. Perhaps some of you have heard of Dr. Mary Pipher. When I was talking to her I didn’t know who I was talking to. Now I know. Author of Reviving Ophelia and her most recent book The Green Boat: Reviving Ourselves in Our Capsized Culture. Here is a talk she gave recently about her newest book. I believe there is significance in that I would me this women in context of this Buddhist retreat.