Date(s): Mar. 10, 2016 - Apr. 10, 2016
TX, CA, WA, FL, Toronto
Please join young monks and nuns, students of Zen Master Thích Nhất Hạnh, for a series of week-end camp-outs and get togethers across North America during the Spring Break 2016.
We’ve grown up in the West, with both Vietnamese and Western cultures, we will share insights into the issues that concern the new generation of Vietnamese Americans and Canadians.
A message from the organisers:
You’ve arrived at just the right time and you’re in just the right state of mind. All of the things you did prior to now are done and everything you need to do later can wait. You are here!
As for us, well, we’re here as well. We’re part of the Wake Up movement. We represent a world-wide network of young people practicing the living art of mindfulness.
If you know a thing or two about mindfulness, great. If you’re new to the practice, even better. The most important thing to remember about mindfulness is that it is to be experienced. Words and people can describe it, but its true transformative power will be seen when you are able to practice it for yourself. That’s what we’re here to help you with.
Being mindful is simple, but not always easy. The practices we’ll cover will equip you with your own ‘mindfulness toolkit’ that you can use anywhere, anytime, with anybody. Practicing mindful breathing, sitting, walking, eating, talking and listening… all of these can open doors of happiness and peace. They provide some space between you and the stress found in the realities of everyday life. With this space comes joy, relief, and healing; you are free to just be.
2016 Events will include:
March 10 – 13, 2016: a Wake Up Spring Camp outside Dallas, Texas
March 17 – 20, 2016: Wake Up Spring Retreat in Seattle
March 14-27, 2016: Wake Up Spring Retreat in Miami, Florida
March 31 – April 3, 2016: Wake Up Spring Retreat in Toronto
April 7-10, 2016: a Wake Up Spring Camp at Harmony Pines in the forests of the San Gabriel Mountains, just 1.5 hours from LA
For more information and to register, please visit vietwakeup.org