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Vesak Celebration in India

Dear friends,
Please join us with your family and friends for an evening of Mindfulness to commemorate Buddha Purnima (otherwise known as Vesak), marking the Buddha’s Birth, Nirvana and Mahaparinirvana. 

In this time of great individual and collective suffering in India, the land of the Buddha, it feels important to hear what he may have shared at such a time. There were pandemics in his time too, and he taught us how to handle our feelings and mental formations such as fear, anxiety and grief. He also shared how we may water the seeds of gratitude and well-being. How we can, through mindfulness and concentration, look deeply and develop insights that can transform the compost of our suffering into flowers of liberation.
The details are as follows:
Date: Wednesday, the 26th of May 2021

Time: 6.00 p.m. to 8.00 pm  (Indian Time)
(If you are based outside of India, kindly use the link https://www.thetimezoneconverter.com/?t=6%3A00%20PM&tz=India& to check your time zone)

Venue : Live streaming on YouTube. The link is https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJ3z1VauO-Iyaa9tlHqeXTw

You can subscribe to our YouTube channel Buddha Path – Ahimsa Trust.

Please click on the YouTube link to join us. Do sit comfortably in front of your screens a few minutes before 6.00 pm, so that we are able to connect with each other with an attentive presence.

Dharma Talks, Chanting and Practices will be offered by Brother Phap Lai, Brother Bao Tich, the monastics of Plum Village, Dharmacharya Shantum and volunteers of Ahimsa Trust.

Please keep a cup of tea and biscuit handy as we will practice Tea Meditation. Also keep a candle (and matchbox) so that we can make an offering of light at the end of our session.
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What is Mindfulness

Thich Nhat Hanh January 15, 2020

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