The Habit of Happiness: An Evening on Mindfulness with the Blue Cliff Monastic Community
Eisner and Lubin Auditorium
Thursday September 10th, 2015
60 Washington Square South, 4th floor
New York, NY 10012
Light Refreshments will be served.
FREE and open to the public.
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Fifteen Dharma teachers from Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh’s monastic community, in partnership with Global Spiritual Life’s MindfulNYU, will offer an interactive evening of practice and teaching through sitting and walking meditations, a talk and period of time for Q&A. Light refreshments served.
If you haven’t lived the best day of your life yet, says Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh, chances are that you never will. We wait for happiness to come to us from external events, things, and people. We hope it will find us when we meet the right person or get the right job but when it proves fleeting, we are often left with anxiety, depression, and despair.
The good news is that if we can truly awaken to each moment of our daily life we can experience happiness right here and now, no matter our situation. With mindfulness, we train the mind to cultivate happiness within ourselves and we learn that our happiness and suffering are deeply connected. Embracing our suffering with the energy of mindfulness can transform the necessary “mud” of our lives into lotus flowers of happiness, at any moment.
This special event is part of their Miracle of Mindfulness 2015 US Tour. Should you have any questions, please contact reka[at]nyu.edu.
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