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5431 NE 20th Avenue
Portland, OR  97211
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Buddhist Meditation and Mindfulness

Saturdays, 9-10:30 am

May you be well, happy, and peaceful.
May your compassionate efforts always meet with success.
May you have the patience, courage, understanding, and determination to meet and overcome the inevitable difficulties, problems, and failures in life.
May you always rise above them with morality, integrity, forgiveness, compassion, mindfulness, and wisdom.


SOME RESOURCES...

Watch Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi’s TED Talk on flow, it’s a great inspiration.

Here are a few articales for diving in and getting your creative juices flowing:
How to Unleash the Great Perfection of Creativity, by Geshe Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche
Mindfulness and Creativity: Do They Mix?, by Sara Schairer
How to Apply Mindfulness to the Creative Process, by Crystal Goh


 Buddhist Meditation and Mindfulness is a Leaven Community spiritual circle. Join us Saturday mornings in the Leaven Community sanctuary from 9:00 am to 10:30 am (5431 NE 20th Ave). We are learning, discussing and practicing the many teachings found in Buddhism. 

We meditate for fifty minutes (divided into three parts: two twenty minute sitting periods broken up by a ten minute walking meditation). No prior meditation experience needed, just come as you are and be prepared to learn something new about yourself! Please show up 15 minutes early if you would like a quick how-to on meditation.

Following meditation a team leader offers a topic and story for group discussion and reflection based on a basic Buddhist concept. By coming together each week we strengthen each other's mindfulness practice, enjoy community and develop a more mindful outlook with which to live in our interconnected world. Refreshments and conversations occur afterward in the sunroom.

 

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