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InterMindful Weekly
Week of September 21, 2008

Buddha New Flyer and Upcoming Mindful Events

Awakening Heart flyer
Click to get the PDF version.
In the box at the right is a link to the new flyer for "Awakening Heart." Click to get the PDF version. Please take a look, I hope you like it. It's simpler than the last flyer, but I think it's better that way. It's been a great month so far at the meditations, with an average attendance of about 50 persons each Sunday.

Also, please tell friends about the "Evening of Mindfulness" that is taking place this Wednesday at Unity Church of Dallas (6:30 pm), as well as the "Evening of Mindfulness" at Center for Spiritual Living (7:00 pm) next Monday. Especially for those who don't have time for a full "Day of Mindfulness." It's a great 3-hour intro to our practice. And a great refresher. Any volunteers who can attend and help me out on either evenings will also be greatly appreciated.

Also, if you are a regular attendee of our Sunday meditations, then you are greatly encouraged to check out as well our "Diving Deeper" meditations on Thursday evenings at Monica Blossom's house (7:00 pm). So far, we are averaging about 10 persons, and everyone so far this month has been remarking about how surprisingly deep, transformative and insightful this small mini-sangha experience has been. This is primarily for those who are regulars of the Sunday meditations, but you are also welcome to attend Thursdays if your schedule doesn't permit you to attend on Sundays.

Please pray for me as I go to Los Angeles this Saturday to facilitate a "Day of Mindfulness" at "Animal acres," a sanctuary for rescued farm animals. We are going to meditate AND pet pigs, LOL! Walking meditation will never be the same again for me after this weekend, ha ha! ;-)

This Sunday will conclude our celebration of "Women's Wisdom" Month with special guest, Ven. Boep Jun Sunim, a Zen Buddhist nun from South Korea. Please bring food (perhaps fruit or other vegetarian food) to offer to the nun during the food offering ceremony. This is a beautiful Buddhist custom. And it will transform your karma! (Really!). I will be present, and Monica and others will help facilitate. We will chant "Kwanseum Bosal" (Avalokiteshvara Bodhisattva) in honor of the nun (it is a Korean Buddhist chant of gratitude to Quan Yin, the Awakening Being of Compassion). I think she will really be surprised and touched that we will be chanting in her language! It is to the same tune as "Amitabha" and "Avalokita." :-)

And don't forget, October is "Bodhisattva Month" in which we celebrate Buddhist Awareness Month and Thich Nhat Hanh's birthday, as well as honoring Master Cheng Yen, founder of Tzu Chi, the great worldwide Buddhist Compassion Relief organization (they have a large new headquarters here in Dallas now). And please register soon for the "Day of Mindfulness" retreat on Saturday, October 4, at CSL.

Thank you! :-)

In joyful gratitude,
Br. ChiSing

SEPTEMBER 2008 "WOMEN'S WISDOM Month"
SUNDAY "Meditation & More"
Every Sunday, 5:30-7:30 pm
AWAKENING HEART / BREATH OF LIFE
(Community of Mindful Living)
@ Unity Church of Dallas
Walking and sitting meditation. Music, teaching, sharing.
Facilitated by Br. ChiSing.
Mindfulness Yoga at 4:00pm
Brief beginner instruction & optional early meditation 5:00-5:30pm
Click here for details.
THURSDAY "Meditation & More"
Every Thursday, 7:00-9:00 pm
On Thursday evenings, Br. ChiSing invites regular
Awakening Heart attendees and core members to attend
the "diving deeper" mini-sangha practice.
Includes deep practice, teaching, and sharing.
Facilitated by Br. ChiSing, Monica Lecrone. and Cornell Kinderknecht.
Hosted at Casa Ziba, the home of Monica Blossom Hochberg.
6809 Barkworth Dr Dallas TX 75248
Wednesday, September 24, 2008 - 6:30-9:30 pm
EVENING OF MINDFULNESS
@ Unity Church of Dallas
Facilitated by
Br. ChiSing.
Experience a heart-opening evening of peace, joy, wisdom,
and community through sitting and walking meditation, journaling,
mindful movement.
Location: Unity Church of Dallas
     6525 Forest Lane, Dallas, TX 75230 website
Monday, September 29, 2008 - 7-10pm
EVENING OF MINDFULNESS
@ Center for Spirtual Living - Dallas
Facilitated by
Br. ChiSing.
Experience a heart-opening evening of peace, joy, wisdom,
and community through sitting and walking meditation, journaling,
mindful movement.
Location: Center for Spiritual Living
International Place, 4801 Spring Valley Rd., Suite 115, Dallas, TX 75244
Website: www.csldallas.org
OCTOMBER 2008 "BODHISATTVA Month"
MONDAY "Awakening Heart: The Art of Mindful Living"
Awaken to You Inner Buddha through Meditation & Mindfulness—Joyfully!
Every Monday Evening in October, 7:00 p.m.
Facilitated by Br. ChiSing.
Location:
Center for Spiritual Living
International Place, 4801 Spring Valley Rd., Suite 115
Dallas, Texas 75244
Web: www.csldallas.org, Phone: 972-866-9988
Day of Mindfulness
Saturday, October 4, 2008 - 9am-5pm
DAY OF MINDFULNESS Retreat
Treat yourself to a heart-opening day of peace, joy, wisdom,
and community through Sitting & Walking meditation,
Eating meditation, Mindful movement, Teachings,
Journal-writing, Sharing circles, Music, etc.
Facilitated by Br. ChiSing
Location:
Center for Spiritual Living
International Place, 4801 Spring Valley Rd., Suite 115
Dallas, Texas 75244
Web: www.csldallas.org, Phone: 972-866-9988
Click for more information and online registration
Download a flyer: Day of Mindfulness.