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<2017 Tokyo Sangha NEWS>



OHANAMI - Sangha Picnic on a Sakura Sunday at grass field in Meiji Jingu shrine 】

2017, Apr. 2, 11:00am - 3:30pm




〓If the wether is not good, the venue will be changed to [Shukai-shitsu C at Minami Azabu Iki-iki Plaza] (1-5-26 Minami Azabu Minato-ku, Tokyo 106-0047) . And we will post it on this FB group page / Twitter. Please check that out.
https://twitter.com/tokyosangha
 

[PLACE]
We meet by Meiji-shrine, just outside of Yoyogi-guchi (North shrine gate) gate, If you come late, join us at Meiji shrine grass field in by the Homotsuden (Treasure Musium). Find us sitting in circle there! Look for some Thay's Calligraphy!
http://www.meijijingu.or.jp/english/map/1.html
 

[ACCESS]
10min walk from Yoyogi station (JR Yamanote line/Ooedo line)/ Kitasando station (Fukutoshin line) to the North shrine gate. http://www.meijijingu.or.jp/english/map/2.html 5 min. walk from Sangubashi station on Odakyu line to the west shrine gate.


[PRACTICE]
MINDFUL - Cherry Blossom loving / Walking / Sitting / Total relaxation / Lunch / Joy of touching, listening, seeing, connecting, breathing!
We just enjoy our day!
 

[Bring]
Pot luck vegetarian lunch(as Vege. as you can ;), Cushion for sitting (a neck cushion from MUJI works!) , Picnic sheet to sit on the ground.

Pls. dress warm enough !
 

[DONATION]
We put out a donation bag. Please feel free to support our sangha activities.
  

[GUIDED]
Friends of Tokyo Sangha will facilitate (Japanese / English).
 

[Reservation/Question]
plumvillagetokyo★gmail.com

 (please replace "★"to @)
 

[Presented]
by Tokyo sangha
http://tokyosamgha.blogspot.jp/

 

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↓Past events↓


Sangha Picnic /Forest meditation

 @ Koishikawa Botanical Garden

SORRY! 
POSTPONED
DUE TO A STRONG POSSIBILITY OF RAIN.

2016, Sunday, Oct. 9

10:00am - 4:00pm





[DATE + TIME] 

2016, Oct. 9, 

10:00am - 4:00pm

   

[MEETING PLACE] 

By the main entrance of Koishikawa Botanical Garden(3-7-1 Hakusan, Bunkyo-ku,Tokyo)
http://www.bg.s.u-tokyo.ac.jp/koishikawa/eng/

   

[ACCESS] 

10 minutes walk from Hakusan station of Mita subway line.
15 minutes walk from Myogadani station of Marunouchi subway line
http://is.gd/GFKyRZ

   

[PRACTICES]

Walking meditation / Sitting meditation / Total relaxation / Mindful lunch / Joy of touching, listening, seeing, connecting, breathing! 

   

[Bring]

Potluck lunch(Vege meal preferred)/Your own chop stick and plate/Cushion for sitting meditation (a neck cushion from MUJI store works!)

 http://www.muji.net/store/cmdty/detail/4549337082250?searchno=6/Picnic sheet to sit & lay on the ground. If you prefer not sit on the ground, please arrange to bring some kind of portable chair./Hat./Sangha booklet (if you have one)

 

[GARDEN ENTRANCE FEE]

400 Yen

   

[DONATION]

We put out a donation bag. Please support our sangha activities. 
    

[GUIDE]

Friends of Tokyo Sangha will facilitate (Japanese / English).

    

[Reservation/Question]

plumvillagetokyo★gmail.com  (please replace "★"to @) 

  

〓If it rains, the event will be canceled. We will inform you on our blog/twitter/FB page by 8 am in the morning. http://tokyosamgha.blogspot.jp/p/english.html

https://twitter.com/tokyosangha https://www.facebook.com/groups/sumomo/

   

[Presented] 

by Tokyo sangha  http://tokyosamgha.blogspot.jp/p/english.html




We have Vietnamese sangha page now.→ Tăng thân Việt Nam

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PAST EVENTS

Sangha Picnic /Forest meditation

 @ Koishikawa Botanical Garden 

2016, Sunday, Sep. 18

10:00am - 4:00pm



〓NOTICE〓

DUE TO THE VERY POSSIBLE RAIN ON THIS SUNDAY, WE HAVE CHANGED THE VENUE FROM Koishikawa Botanical Garden TO A TRADITIONAL JAPANESE TEA HOUSE IN HAMA-RIKYU-GARDENS.


http://teien.tokyo-park.or.jp/en/hama-rikyu/index.html



Sangha Picnic /TEA HOUSE meditation
@ Hama-Rikyu-Gardens


[DATE + TIME]
2016, Sunday, Sep. 18
10:00am - 4:00pm
   
[MEETING PLACE]
By the Tea house HOBAI-TEI.
1-1, Hama Rikyu-teien, Chuo-ku, Tokyo 104-0046
   
[ACCESS] 

http://teien.tokyo-park.or.jp/en/hama-rikyu/access.html

Toei O-edo Line Shiodome Sta. E-19, Tsukiji-shijo Sta. E-18 or Yurikamome Shiodome Sta. (7 minutes on foot)


JR or Tokyo Metro Ginza Line/Toei
Asakusa Line, Shimbashi Sta. (10 minutes on foot) G-08, A-10


Boat: Suijo Bus (Asakusa—Hama-rikyu—Hinode-Sambashi)
   
[PRACTICES]
Walking meditation / Sitting meditation / Total relaxation / Mindful lunch / Joy of touching, listening, seeing, connecting, breathing!
   
[Bring]
Potluck lunch(Vege meal preferred/Your own Chop stick and plate / Cushion for sitting meditation (a neck cushion from MUJI store works!)/chairs available.
 
[GARDEN ENTRANCE FEE]
300 Yen
   
[DONATION]
We put out a donation bag. Please support our sangha activities.
    
[GUIDE]
Friends of Tokyo Sangha will facilitate (Japanese / English).
    
[Reservation/Question]
plumvillagetokyo★gmail.com (please replace "★"to @)
  
http://tokyosamgha.blogspot.jp/p/english.html
https://twitter.com/tokyosangha https://www.facebook.com/groups/sumomo/
   
[Presented]
by Tokyo sangha http://tokyosamgha.blogspot.jp/p/english.html





We have Vietnamese sangha page now.→ Tăng thân Việt Nam

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PAST EVENTS


Sangha Picnic /Forest meditation

 @ Koishikawa Botanical Garden 

2016, Aug. 11, 

10:00am - 4:00pm




[DATE + TIME] 

2016, Aug. 11, 

10:00am - 4:00pm

   

[MEETING PLACE] 

By the main entrance of Koishikawa Botanical Garden(3-7-1 Hakusan, Bunkyo-ku,Tokyo)
http://www.bg.s.u-tokyo.ac.jp/koishikawa/eng/

   

[ACCESS] 

10 minutes walk from Hakusan station of Mita subway line.
15 minutes walk from Myogadani station of Marunouchi subway line
http://is.gd/GFKyRZ

   

[PRACTICES]

Walking meditation / Sitting meditation / Total relaxation / Mindful lunch / Joy of touching, listening, seeing, connecting, breathing! 

   

[Bring]

Potluck lunch(Vege meal preferred)/Your own chop stick and plate/Cushion for sitting meditation (a neck cushion from MUJI store works!)

 http://www.muji.net/store/cmdty/detail/4549337082250?searchno=6/Picnic sheet to sit & lay on the ground. If you prefer not sit on the ground, please arrange to bring some kind of portable chair./Hat./Sangha booklet (if you have one)

 

[GARDEN ENTRANCE FEE]

400 Yen

   

[DONATION]

We put out a donation bag. Please support our sangha activities. 
    

[GUIDE]

Friends of Tokyo Sangha will facilitate (Japanese / English).

    

[Reservation/Question]

plumvillagetokyo★gmail.com  (please replace "★"to @) 

  

〓If it rains, the event will be canceled. We will inform you on our blog/twitter/FB page by 8 am in the morning. http://tokyosamgha.blogspot.jp/p/english.html

https://twitter.com/tokyosangha https://www.facebook.com/groups/sumomo/

   

[Presented] 

by Tokyo sangha  http://tokyosamgha.blogspot.jp/p/english.html




We have Vietnamese sangha page now.→ Tăng thân Việt Nam


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PAST EVENTS

Sangha Picnic /Forest meditation

 @ Koishikawa Botanical Garden 

2016, July. 24, 

10:00am - 4:00pm




[DATE + TIME] 

2016, July. 24, 

10:00am - 4:00pm

   

[MEETING PLACE] 

By the main entrance of Koishikawa Botanical Garden(3-7-1 Hakusan, Bunkyo-ku,Tokyo)
http://www.bg.s.u-tokyo.ac.jp/koishikawa/eng/

   

[ACCESS] 

10 minutes walk from Hakusan station of Mita subway line.
15 minutes walk from Myogadani station of Marunouchi subway line
http://is.gd/GFKyRZ

   

[PRACTICES]

Walking meditation / Sitting meditation / Total relaxation / Mindful lunch / Joy of touching, listening, seeing, connecting, breathing! 

   

[Bring]

Potluck lunch(Vege meal preferred/Cushion for sitting meditation (a neck cushion from MUJI store works!)

 http://www.muji.net/store/cmdty/detail/4549337082250?searchno=6/Picnic sheet to sit & lay on the ground. If you prefer not sit on the ground, please arrange to bring some kind of portable chair./Hat./Sangha booklet (if you have one)

 

[GARDEN ENTRANCE FEE]

400 Yen

   

[DONATION]

We put out a donation bag. Please support our sangha activities. 
    

[GUIDE]

Friends of Tokyo Sangha will facilitate (Japanese / English).

    

[Reservation/Question]

plumvillagetokyo★gmail.com  (please replace "★"to @) 

  

〓If it rains, the event will be canceled. We will inform you on our blog/twitter/FB page by 8 am in the morning. http://tokyosamgha.blogspot.jp/p/english.html

https://twitter.com/tokyosangha https://www.facebook.com/groups/sumomo/

   

[Presented] 

by Tokyo sangha  http://tokyosamgha.blogspot.jp/p/english.html




We have Vietnamese sangha page now.→ Tăng thân Việt Nam


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PAST EVENTS

 

Sangha Picnic /Forest meditation

 @ Koishikawa Botanical Garden
 


 

[DATE] FINISHED

2016, May. 8, 

10:00am - 4:00pm

   

[MEETING PLACE] By the main entrance of Koishikawa Botanical Garden(3-7-1 Hakusan, Bunkyo-ku,Tokyo)
http://www.bg.s.u-tokyo.ac.jp/koishikawa/eng/

   

[ACCESS] 10 minutes walk from Hakusan station of Mita subway line.
15 minutes walk from Myogadani station of Marunouchi subway line
http://is.gd/GFKyRZ

   

[PRACTICES]Walking meditation / Sitting meditation / Total relaxation / Mindful lunch / Joy of touching, listening, seeing, connecting, breathing! 

   

[Bring]

Potluck lunch(Vege meal preferred, Cushion for sitting meditation (a neck cushion from MUJI store works!), Picnic sheet to sit & lay on the ground. If you prefer not sit on the ground, please arrange to bring some kind of portable chair.

 

 

[GARDEN ENTRANCE FEE]

400 Yen

   

[DONATION]We put out a donation bag. Please support our sangha activities. 
    

[GUIDE]Friends of Tokyo Sangha will facilitate (Japanese / English).

    

[Reservation/Question]plumvillagetokyo★gmail.com

 (please replace "★"to @) 
  

〓If it rains, the event will be canceled. We will inform you on our blog/twitter/FB page by 8 am in the morning.http://tokyosamgha.blogspot.jp/p/english.htmlhttps://twitter.com/tokyosangha https://www.facebook.com/groups/sumomo/

   

  [Presented]by Tokyo sangha http://tokyosamgha.blogspot.jp/

 


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Cherry Blossom Sangha Picnic 

on the grass field 
Meiji Jingu shrine  

2016, Apr. 3, 11:00am - 3:30pm


〓If the wether is not good, the event will be canceled. And we will post it on this FB group page / Twitter. Please check that out.
https://twitter.com/tokyosangha
 

[PLACE]
We meet by Meiji-shrine, the Yoyogi-guchi (North shrine gate) gate, in front of a board of the map.If you come late, join us at Meiji shrine grass field in by the Homotsuden (Treasure Musium). We hung a red color cloth near we sit around.
http://www.meijijingu.or.jp/english/map/1.html
 

[ACCESS]
10min walk from Yoyogi station (JR Yamanote line/Ooedo line)/ Kitasando station (Fukutoshin line) to the North shrine gate.http://www.meijijingu.or.jp/english/map/2.html5 min. walk from Sangubashi station on Odakyu line to the west shrine gate.

[PRACTICE]
MINDFUL - Cherry Blossom loving / Walking / Sitting / Total relaxation / Lunch / Joy of touching, listening, seeing, connecting, breathing!
We just enjoy our day!
 

[Bring]
Pot luck vegetarian lunch, Your own chopstick and plate, Cushion for sitting (a neck cushion from MUJI works!) , Picnic sheet to sit on the ground.

 

[DONATION]
We put out a donation bag. Please feel free to support our sangha activities.
  

[GUIDED]
Naoto, Yen, Takahashi from Tokyo Sangha will facilitate (Japanese / English).
 

[Reservation/Question]
plumvillagetokyo★gmail.com (please replace "★"to @)
 

[Presented]
by Tokyo sangha
http://tokyosamgha.blogspot.jp/
 


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〜MINDFUL DAY〜 

@ Forest Terrace
 (Sengawa, Tokyo) 
 

2016, Sunday, April. 17

10am - 4pm

 


[PLACE] 

FOREST TERRACE 

1-32-13 Wakaba-cho, Chofu-shi, Tokyo 

 

At 9:40am, we all leave from our meeting place ; by the Sakura(cherry) tree in front of ticket taker of Sengawa station on KEIO line. Please try to come early enough, so we can all leave the station  ahead to FOREST TERRACE.


[PRACTICES] 

Walking meditation / Sitting meditation / Total relaxation / Mindful lunch /THAY's video / Joy of touching, listening, seeing, connecting, breathing! 
 


[Bring]

 Potluck lunch(Vege meal preferred), Your own chopstick and plate, Cushion for sitting meditation (a neck cushion from MUJI store works!), we also have chairs there.

 

[DONATION] 

We put out a donation bag. Please support our sangha  activities (covering expenses.) 

 

Suggested donation : from 1,500-yen.

 Sorry, previously we miscalculated the venue cost for Forest Terrace, 1,250- The right suggested donation is as above.

[GUIDE] 

Naoto, Yen, Takahashi from Tokyo Sangha will facilitate (Japanese / English).

[Reservation/Question] 

plumvillagetokyo★gmail.com

 (please replace "★"to @) 


〓This is an inside event, rain would not stop us.



[Presented]by Tokyo sangha

 http://tokyosamgha.blogspot.jp/


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〜〜Past Events〜〜

【MINDFUL DAY@ KAMAKURA】


2016, Sunday, FEB. 21

10:30am - 17:00pm



Photo:Chizuko Takeda http://is.gd/xwSDq1


  

[PLACE] DONGRI KO-BO 

5-10-21 Inamuragasaki, Kamakura-shi, Kanagawa-ken

  At 10:30am, we all meet at GOKURAKUJI STATION on ENODEN LINE.Please try to come early enough, so we can all go short hiking trail together ahead to DONGRI KO-BO where we have our Mindful Day.
 

 

[ACCESS] 

ENODEN LINE "GOKURAKUJI STATION" IS : about

  1&1/2 hour from Shinjuku station via Fujisawa st.

  40 min from Yokohama station.

  26 min from Fujisawa station.

  7 min from Kamakura station.

  

 

[PRACTICES] 

Walking meditation / Sitting meditation / Total relaxation / Mindful lunch /THAY's video/Joy of touching, listening, seeing, connecting, breathing! 

 

 


[Bring] 

Potluck lunch(Vege meal preferred, Cushion for sitting meditation (a neck cushion from MUJI store works!), we also have chairs there.

 

  
[DONATION] 

We put out a donation bag. Please support our sangha activities.
     
   
 
〓This is an inside event, rain would not stop us!

  
    

[GUIDE] 

Naoto, etc. from Tokyo Sangha will facilitate (Japanese / English).

 

  

[Reservation/Question]

plumvillagetokyo★gmail.com (please replace "★"to @) 

   

    

[Presented] by Tokyo sangha

 http://tokyosamgha.blogspot.jp/



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                ★Tokyo Aoyama★  

WEEKLY EVENING SANGHA


Is now 

provided by a new sangha:


〜HEART OF TOKYO SANGHA〜


Please visit their web site for the detail.


http://belovedcommunity.jimdo.com/heart-of-tokyo-sangha-english/


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〜〜Past Events〜〜


Sangha Picnic

 @ Forest Terrace (Sengawa, Tokyo) 



Enjoy happy mindful practice together. All are welcome!


[DATE] 2016, Sunday, Jan. 24, 12:00 - 4:00pm


[PLACE] FOREST TERRACE 1-32-13 Wakaba-cho, Chofu-shi, Tokyo


[ACCESS] At 11:55am, we all meet by the ticket taker of SENGAWA  station on KEIO line. Please try to come early enough, so we can all leave the station at noon ahead to FOREST TERRACE.


[PRACTICES] Walking meditation / Sitting meditation / Total relaxation / Mindful lunch /THAY's video/Joy of touching, listening, seeing, connecting, breathing! 

[DONATION] We put out a donation bag. Please support our sangha activities. Suggested donation : from 1,000-yen.

[GUIDE] Naoto, Yen from Tokyo Sangha will facilitate (Japanese / English).

[Reservation/Question] plumvillagetokyo★gmail.com (please replace "★"to @) 

〓This is an inside event, rain would not stop us.

[Bring] Potluck lunch(Vege meal preferred, Cushion for sitting meditation (a neck cushion from MUJI store works!), we also have chairs there.

[Presented]by Tokyo sangha 

http://tokyosamgha.blogspot.jp/



< 2015 Tokyo Sangha events >



【Sangha Picnic /Forest walking meditation @ Meiji Jingu shrine 】





Photo:ChizukoTakeda   http://goo.gl/QLjPA1

[DATE]
2015 / Sun. Dec. 20, 11:00 - 15:30


【Sangha Picnic /Forest walking meditation @ Meiji Jingu shrine 】


[DATE] 2015, Sunday, Nov. 29, 11:00am - 3:30pm

[PLACE] We meet by Meiji-shrine, the Yoyogi-guchi(North shrine gate) gate, in front of a board of the map.If you come late, join us at Meiji shrine grass field in by the Homotsuden (Treasure Musium). We hung a red color cloth near we sit around.http://www.meijijingu.or.jp/english/map/1.html


[ACCESS] 10min walk from Yoyogi station (JR Yamanote line/Ooedo line)/ Kitasando station (Fukutoshin line) to the North shrine gate.http://www.meijijingu.or.jp/english/map/2.html
5 min. walk from Sangubashi station on Odakyu line to the west shrine gate.

[PRACTICES]Walking meditation / Sitting meditation / Total relaxation / Mindful lunch / Joy of touching, listening, seeing, connecting, breathing! 

[DONATION]We put out a donation bag. Please support our sangha activities. 

[GUIDE]Naoto, from Tokyo Sangha will facilitate (Japanese / English).

[Reservation/Question]plumvillagetokyo★gmail.com (please replace "★"to @) 

〓If it rains, the event will be canceled. We will inform you on our blog/twitter/FB page by 9 am in the morning.http://tokyosamgha.blogspot.jp/p/english.htmlhttps://twitter.com/tokyosangha https://www.facebook.com/groups/sumomo/

[Bring]Potluck lunch(Vege meal preferred, Cushion for sitting meditation (a neck cushion from MUJI store works!), Picnic sheet to sit & lay on the ground. If you prefer not sit on the ground, please arrange to bring some kind of portable chair.

[Presented]by Tokyo sangha http://tokyosamgha.blogspot.jp/


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Picnic Sangha & Candle Night
Sunday, 21st of Jun 2015


Notice
As rain is forcasted for tomorrow, we have decided to change our venue for sangha, from outdoor to indoor, and our meeting place. We will meet in front of the ticket office of JR Kamakura station East exit, to go to our new venue, a room of a beautiful house studio in Kamakura, facing the garden and nature. Please bring a yoga mat or a bath towel for sitting and lying down on the floor, instead of a picnic sheet. (There is a flat cushion you can borrow) For the Candle Night in Ofuna Kannon, we re going to participate, as initially planned. Let's enjoy mindful & cozy Sunday together! smile


Welcome all to join meditation of walking, singing, eating and sitting, outdoor, inspired by Thich Nhat Hanh and Plum Village, in Ofuna Botanic Garden  in KAMAKURA. Later on the same day, from around 6PM, we will join in Candle Night at Ofuna Kannon until 8PM :)
((If it rains, sangha meeting will be cancelled and we will join from the Candle Night only. Any Unexpected change of the schedule of the sangha meeting will be informed on this blog by 10:30AM on 21st, and also we'll email to those who have registered))

***<Date and Schedule>
Sunday, 21st June 2015 
12:30  Meet at in front of the ticket office of JR KAMAKURA station East Exit 
18:00-20:00 Candle Night in Ofuna Kannon

***<Cost>
Donation, 500JPY(for a candle at Ofuna kannon)

***<What to take with you>
Vegan food for sharing, a pair of chopsticks, a plate, a yoga mat/a bath towel, sangha booklet(if you have), a cushion(if you have), a bottle of water/refreshment(non-alcoholic drinks), a mosquito spray and an umbrella.

***<How to join us>
E-mail to plumvillagetokyo★gmail.com(replace★ to @) with your name, e-mail address, phone number and number of attendees. If you do not have Tokyo sangha booklet, let us know .(we distribute at 100JPY per book)


***This event is co-hosted by Tokyo sangha and Beloved Community:)





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Sangha Picnic at the grass field in Meiji Jingu shrine (Tokyo)


 Due to the weather condition, our today's sangha event has been  postponed.  m( _ _ )m

"Smile. 

This is a wonderful moment!" 

(^^)

[DATE] 2015 Apr. 4, 11:00am - 3:30pm


〓If the weather is not good, the event will be canceled. And we will post it on this FB group page / Twitter.  Please check that out.
https://twitter.com/tokyosangha

[PLACE]
Meiji shrine grass field in by the Homotsuden (Treasure Musium). We hung a red color cloth near we sit around.
http://www.meijijingu.or.jp/english/map/1.html
 

[ACCESS]
http://www.meijijingu.or.jp/english/map/2.html
5 min. walk from Sangubashi station on Odakyu line to the west shrine gate.
8 min walk from JR/Ooedo Yoyogi station to the North shrine gate.
 

[PRACTICE]
MINDFUL - Cherry Blossom loving / Walking / Sitting / Total relaxation / Lunch / Joy of touching, listening, seeing, connecting, breathing!
We just enjoy our day!


[DONATION]
We put out a donation bag. Please feel free to support our sangha activities.
 

[HOST]
Naoto, from Tokyo Sangha (Japanese / English).
 

[Reservation/Question]
plumvillagetokyo★gmail.com

 (please replace "★"to @)
 

Email on the day : to Naoto
maluna★wm.pdx.ne.jp

[Bring]
Pot luck lunch (Vegetarian preferred) , Cushion for sitting (a neck cushion from MUJI works!) , Picnic sheet to sit on the ground.
 

[Organized]
by Tokyo sangha  http://tokyosamgha.blogspot.jp/

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<Past events 2014>


★A DAY OF MINDFULNESS @ ENOSHIMA ISLAND for Everyone.



★Saturday, Nov 8

★@ Kanagawa Womens Center, Big Tamokuteki-room.


1-11-1, Enoshima, Fujisawa City, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan 251-0036

http://www.pref.kanagawa.jp/cnt/f480210/p126495.html

★1:30pm - 8:40pm (opens at 12:00pm)

★Cost : Donation

★Bring your own cushion for sitting on the floor.

★Potluck tea time and Dinner
(Vegetarian meal preffered.) 

★We enjoy various mindfulness practices in Plum village tradition, : Sitting / Walking / Singing / Eating / Sharing Meditation!
led by friends of Tokyo sangha.

★Reservation / Question : Naoto 

            plumvillagetokyo★gmail.com (replace ★ to @)

★We will put a donation box to cover our expenses.

★People who want to help out prepare the room, let us know.

★Hosted by Tokyo sangha

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★A DAY OF MINDFULNESS @ ENOSHIMA ISLAND for Everyone.

(Since the place in Enoshima will be closed at the end of 2014, this is our last DOM there!)

★Saturday, Dec 6



★12:00pm - 8:40pm (opens at 11:00am)

★@ Kanagawa Womens Center, Big Tamokuteki-room.1-11-1, Enoshima, Fujisawa City, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan 251-0036http://www.pref.kanagawa.jp/cnt/f480210/p126495.html


★Cost : *Vegetarian dinner (750- Yen)

    *Donation


★Bring your own cushion for sitting on the floor.


★Potluck lunch and tea time.(Vegetarian meal preffered.) 


★We enjoy various mindfulness practices in Plum village tradition, : Sitting / Walking / Singing / Eating / Sharing Meditation!led by friends of Tokyo sangha.


★Reservation / Question : Naoto             
 plumvillagetokyo★gmail.com (replace ★ to @)



★We will put a donation box to cover our expenses.



★People who want to help out prepare the room, let us know.



★Hosted by Tokyo sangha

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"How I enjoy my practice"

1.  Smile and relax. Stand tall and be happy just to be alive.  Let the smile spread through my whole body, to my toes and     fingers.

2.  Write a morning thank you list to show gratitude.  Thay says to remember the conditions we already have for happiness.     3-4 x a week for 5 minutes  I write a list in a notebook.    Ex.  sunshine, trains, having a job, safety, compassion, river nearby, my daughter's smile,our Sangha, friendship. This one practice has changed my life over the years.

3.  "Walk like the happiest person on Earth" reminder from Dah-san on what Thay said.  So many suffering in the world, I'm lucky.

4.  Read only the 1st contemplation before eating with my daughter, and then talk about the loving work that went into all     the elements of our meal.

5.  Have a morning routine... short but sweet. Use YouTube videos from Plum Village Morning Chant, light a candle, light incense, fill a tiny bowl with fresh cold water, invite the bell, then Great Bell Chant. Be still for 10 min. while my coffee is perking.


6.  Observe and notice beauty anywhere in nature, in people and their behavior. Share the beautiful things I see with whoever is with me.  Enjoy the beauty together with friends, even with strangers.


7.  Observe my own behavior...more like a detective.  Look deeply and listen deeply.  Admit how I may have created a lack of peace.  This is tough training, but day by day, it gets a little         easier.


8.   Sing PV songs often... while cooking, cleaning, walking          and on very noisy train platforms as trains come in or at stoplights in my car or while walking in the subway stations.

Create my own lyrics to some songs.

Walking, smiling, breathing, happy I am awake now;  I am alive.  becomes on a busy work day.
Reading, checking, copying, stapling I am awake now;  I am alive.

  These PV songs are my friends.  We travel together throughout the day.

9.  Write words or phrases from Thay's writings on small cards, put in a small plastic card case and keep in pocket, wallet, bag.   I also put a card near my bell and change the message often.      
Ex.  blessings   smile  interbeing   water reflecting                Enjoy your steps.   To succeed in the work of observation, we must go beyond both attachment and aversion.   Photocopy Thay's calligraphy and put it up where I can see it often...kitchen, laundry room, entry way.  Or do the  calligraphy myself.  Enjoy those words as I get ready to leave the house.

10.  Water the beauty I see in others with a compliment.  Most        people get very few compliments.  They bloom and smile        when their effort is recognized.

11.  Train myself to water my own positive seeds with actions        and by saying words of praise or encouragement for myself.      Ex.  You did that well.  You finished it finally.  You helped.

12.  When my negative seeds pop up, I take time to see them       for what they are...ex judging someone, saying rude words,        neglecting my exercise, blaming someone instead of being        responsible... then I can pull them up like weeds and see       what I need to do.

13.   In my house, I invite the bell many times.  Breathe 3 x.        Before and after some activities helps me be mindful of        what I've done or what I will start.   

14.  Learn to accept all my feelings without rushing to change       them.  Smile at my disappointment, anger, loneliness, or       sadness.  Try to be with it.  Then I can try to "cool the flames"       with mindful breathing, movement or especially for me, writing.  Let go of feelings that I don't need anymore.

15.  Do short meditations and body scans on the train.

16.  Make a list of "My Oxygen" to remind myself of the many       activities that give me air and space"deep inside of me".       Reminds me to feed my soul.  Then I'm a much happier person       to be around.         Ex. make soup, walk near the river, call a friend, dance, clean up a small area, read a few pages.

17.  Remember we are all learning.  Try to be patient, with myself, too.  

18.  Empty the little bowl of water I filled in the morning and say "That's enough for today."  "I can do more tomorrow."

19.  Read a paragraph or a page from Thay's books before       sleeping.

20.  Celebrate all the wonderful moments in a day.  Laugh and       keep things in perspective.  Be myself.The more I embrace myself and my practice throughout my day, the happier Iam, and the more calm I can offer others.Hugs and songs for you,


Connie

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  3. < Tokyo Aoyama Evening Sangha for English-speaking friends in November >
     
    @ Aoyama Iki-iki Plaza 2F, Koshu-shitsu A (Wa-shitsu)
    (2-16-5 Minami-Aoyama, Minato-ku, Tokyo)
     
    PM7:00-9:00

    NOV 6 (Fri)
    NOV 11 (Wed) / Five Mindfulness Training Recitation & Sharing

    We enjoy mindfulness meditation of total relaxation, sitting, walking, singing,..etc, in the tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh and Plum Village.
    The practices are simple, easy, yet deep and lovely. First-timers welcome !

    Participation fee : Donation

    For details, read 2nd post "★Tokyo Aoyama★ EVENING SANGHA" ↑

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  4. * NOTICE *

    The date for TOKYO AOYAMA Meditation for English-speaking friends in November will change to;

    25 Nov (Wed) Five Mindfulness Training recitation and sharing with Kanako

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