A new group of Mindfulness Meditation is forming and meeting at the Village center on the last day of the month at 2pm. Sessions will last about 45 minutes.
Village Member Gail Frances will guide the gathering in Mindfulness. Gail is a life long meditator and has studied under Thich Nhat Hanh and two of his disciples from Plum Village. Thich Nhat Hanh was a Vietnamese Buddhist monk. He is known as 'the father of mindfulness.'
Hanh watched fellow monks self immolate as protest during the Vietnam war. He took orphaned Vietnamese children to France and opened Plum Village as their refuge. He came to the United States to introduce westerners to mindfulness and lead a retreat in Vermont. After a 39 year exile he was allowed to return to Vietnam. In 2018 he returned to his 'root' temple.He died at the age of 95 at a Buddhist temple in Hue, Vietnam in 2022. He was a prolific author, publishing more than 100 books in English ranging from classic manuals on mindfulness, engaged Buddhism, poems and children's stories. If you want to read some, a good start would be: "The Miracle of Mindfulness" , "Peace is every step" and "You are Here."
All levels of meditators are welcome.