Transmission of the Five Mindfulness Trainings
Sat, January 8
Sat, January 8, 9:00 am–12:00 pm
In the Still Water MPC we often recite together the Five Mindfulness Trainings at our weekly gatherings. The trainings remind us of our deep aspiration to live every day with a calm mind and an open heart. They provide invaluable guidelines for mindful living.
The trainings enter us most deeply when we receive them formally, in a Five Mindfulness Trainings transmission ceremony. This transmission publicly joins us with the tradition of mindfulness practice passed from teacher to student in an unbroken line from the Buddha, through many Indian, Chinese, and Vietnamese teachers, through Thich Nhat Hanh, to us.
On Saturday, January 8, 2022, the Still Water Mindfulness Practice Center will join with the Mindfulness Practice Center of Fairfax (MPCF) for the transmission of the Three Refuges and the Five Mindfulness Trainings. The ceremony will take place online, beginning at 9:00 am (Eastern time) and ending no later than noon.
All Still Water practitioners are invited to attend. It is a joyous and heartening community event and our presence will support those who are receiving the Mindfulness Trainings.
The registration link for the online ceremony will be available in mid-December. The text of the Five Mindfulness Trainings is available here.