Ojai Mindfulness

Meditation and mindfulness practice community in Ojai practicing in the tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh.

Ojai Mindfulness

Mindfulness in March -

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Loving Response to the Rohingya Refugee Crisis

A message from the Order of Interbeing community in regards to the crisis in Myanmar.

orderofinterbeing.org COORDINATED BY THICH NHAT HANH/NORTH AMERICA SANGHA Dear Friends: As many of you may know, since 2012 Ven. Thich Nhat Hanh has been consistent in his defense of the well-being of the Rohingya peopl…

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Ojai Mindfulness

Mindfulness in February -

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Ojai Mindfulness

Perhaps you’ll join us this morning?

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[12/26/17]   We are taking a break on December 25 and January 1 - please find a way to practice on your own as we cancel these two evening practice sessions.

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September's Here Again

Winter Break: Sangha Resumes January 8 -

us6.campaign-archive.com The massive heat wave we experienced this week has peaked and people in Ojai awoke to a gentle rain early this morning. The air has cooled and the sky is filled with clouds. Our practice is to be aware of what is present - be it 110° or 75° - and to know our feelings and experiences. Regular pract...

[12/11/17]   Cleaning off the ash from the porch and will be running the air filtration system this afternoon so we can meet for Sangha this evening. Will begin at 7 PM with sitting and walking meditation. Bring your practice energy to the Ojai Valley

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Hearts Open and Raw

Our Morning of Mindfulness on Saturday is cancelled this month.

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September's Here Again

Gratitude and Sharing Food -

us6.campaign-archive.com The massive heat wave we experienced this week has peaked and people in Ojai awoke to a gentle rain early this morning. The air has cooled and the sky is filled with clouds. Our practice is to be aware of what is present - be it 110° or 75° - and to know our feelings and experiences. Regular practic...

Join us for our Morning of Mindfulness beginning at 9am today.

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Walk With Me

This week's newsletter.

mailchi.mp Narrated by Benedict Cumberbatch,  WALK WITH ME is a cinematic journey into the world of mindfulness and the Zen Buddhist master Thich Nhat Hanh. Filmed over three years and with unprecedented access, this visceral film is a meditation on a community who have given up   all   their   possessions   f...

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September's Here Again

Our photo this week is from a bed of flowers in the field where we walk. They were filled with water and bees this morning. Such beauty to behold and appreciate.

us6.campaign-archive1.com The massive heat wave we experienced this week has peaked and people in Ojai awoke to a gentle rain early this morning. The air has cooled and the sky is filled with clouds. Our practice is to be aware of what is present - be it 110° or 75° - and to know our feelings and experiences. Regular practic...

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Host a screening | Walk With Me

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This means that Walk With Me will come to your city only if someone signs up to host a screening and enough tickets are reserved. Hosting a screening is FREE and EASY, we just need you to sign up to become a Movie Captain and us help spread the word!

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walkwithmefilm.com Narrated by Benedict Cumberbatch, 'Walk With Me' is meditation on a Zen Buddhist monastic community, who have dedicated their lives to master the art of mindfulness with their world-famous teacher Thich Nhat Hanh. Walk with Me will be released into cinemas worldwide in the Fall this year

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Community and Communication

Newsletter for the week of July 3.

us6.campaign-archive1.com This week the cactus tree bloomed. The image above was the first flower, and now the tree is filled with at least half dozen more flowers. Be sure to stop at the entrance of the driveway and take a look. They're quite beautiful. Tonight we'll have our regular weekly practice that includes sitting me...

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Sharing our Practice

Sharing our Practice —
Our weekly sangha practice meets for one hour on Monday nights (7pm-8pm) and this provides the space to practice silent sitting meditation and a short walking meditation. Because our time is so brief each week, we rotate different practices into each week. On this fourth Monday of June, our practice will include dharma sharing.

Learn more about dharma sharing on the link below.

us6.campaign-archive2.com Dear friends, Our weekly sangha practice meets for one hour on Monday nights (7pm-8pm) and this provides the space to practice silent sitting meditation and a short walking meditation. Because our time is so brief each week, we rotate different practices into each week. On this fourth Monday of June...

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In the Direction of Feelings

Do you know which direction you are going? I hope it's toward the Morning of Mindfulness on Saturday, June 10 at 9am. We'll have sitting and walking meditation, dharma talk and dharma sharing, as we explore the dharma of feelings.

us6.campaign-archive1.com Do you know which direction you are going? I hope it's toward the Morning of Mindfulness on Saturday, June 10 at 9am. We'll have sitting and walking meditation, dharma talk and dharma sharing, as we explore the dharma of feelings. See you soon. Kenley

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Memorial Day Sitting

Yes, we will meet for our regular sangha practice on Monday night at 7pm to enjoy sitting and walking meditation. Please join us. All are welcome.

us6.campaign-archive1.com Dear friends, Yes, we will meet for our regular sangha practice on Monday night at 7pm to enjoy sitting and walking meditation. Please join us. All are welcome. The above photo is from Magnolia Grove Monastery in Batesville, Mississippi. We have just completed a retreat for people in 12-step program...

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Appreciating Beauty

Appreciating Ojai —

us6.campaign-archive2.com We are blessed here in the Ojai Valley with beautiful landscape and beautiful people. It's important to pause and take in the beauty around you whenever possible. Our conscious breathing is an anchor for harmonizing the body, mind, and external conditions. A gentle smile brings calmness and apprecia...

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Mindfulness of the Body

Mindfulness of the Body — Greetings from a cool and rainy Sunday morning in Ojai. Yesterday, during a break in the rain, I was offered this gift of the Matilija poppy and stopped to take a picture so to offer to you. I hope you enjoy the photo.

This coming week we have our regular weekly practice on Monday night at 7pm for sitting and walking. Then on Tuesday, again at 7pm, a group is studying the book “The Sun My Heart” by Thich Nhat Hanh and they’ll have their fourth meeting (no advance reading or knowledge required). Our week concludes with our monthly Morning of Mindfulness on Saturday, May 13 at 9am. The theme on Saturday will be Mindfulness of the Body.

us6.campaign-archive2.com Greetings from a cool and rainy Sunday morning in Ojai. Yesterday, during a break in the rain, I was offered this gift of the Matilija poppy and stopped to take a picture so to offer to you. I hope you enjoy the photo. This coming week we have our regular weekly practice on Monday night at 7pm for s...

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The Sun my Heart

Today, Monday, April 3 is our regular weekly sitting and walking practice. We begin at 7pm and tonight we will have have a Sutra reading. Click below to learn more about what is happening this week.

us6.campaign-archive2.com Hello community! The photo this week is a hummingbird nest perched on top of a pine cone in a heavily trafficked area at Deer Park Monastery. I just returned from a 5-day retreat with about 150 people practicing Turning Outward with Inward Stability. I hope to bring some of the peacefulness and stab...

The People’s Climate Mobilization in Washington DC on April 29th is a unique opportunity for our community to put the Dharma teachings into action. We come together with other Buddhist and mindfulness practitioners and communities on behalf of our own wholeness and all beings.

More than a single day of marching and support for climate justice, this event is part of a long-term mobilization of our communities to mindfully and energetically commit to the cause of environmental health and justice. Together we offer the gifts of mindfulness and the Dharma to heed urgent calls for climate action and the protection of our Mother Earth and all beings.

Join the event and learn more at https://www.facebook.com/events/1436460849731945/

Walk With Me Trailer

"So the practice of mindfulness helps us to learn how to live our lives deeply, that way we will not waste our life."

Please enjoy our trailer and then follow Walk With Me to learn when the film will be available worldwide.

[03/11/17]   Today is a Day of Mindfulness. Formal schedule begins at 9am. Listen to the voice of the Buddha and learn how to make space for mindfulness.

Deep Listening

Protected by Compassion - an 18-minute teaching on deep listening. It is a portion of a longer dharma talk from June 2000, available in audio format at https://tnhaudio.org/2017/02/26/practice-engaged-buddhism/

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Sangha Practice Tonight

Sangha Practice Tonight — A pleasant greeting to you on this rainy Monday morning. You are invited to join us tonight for our weekly practice. We will have sitting meditation, walking meditation, and then recite the Five Mindfulness Trainings.

us6.campaign-archive2.com A pleasant greeting to you on this rainy Monday morning. You are invited to join us tonight for our weekly practice. We will have sitting meditation, walking meditation, and then recite the Five Mindfulness Trainings. We hope to see you. Kenley

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Morning of Mindfulness

Morning of Mindfulness — Dear Ojai Friends,
The gentle rain continues to fall on our valley after the short break over this past weekend. The photo is from Saturday morning looking eastward. Dwelling in the present moment, we can breathe and smile to the beauty. Dwelling in the present moment, we can be completely free.

This Saturday, February 11 at 9:00am we will begin to explore some of these themes of understanding, compassion, loving speech, deep listening, and the practice of love letters. Please join us.

Follow link below for more information.

us6.campaign-archive2.com Dear Ojai Friends, The gentle rain continues to fall on our valley after the short break over this past weekend. The photo above is from Saturday morning looking eastward. Dwelling in the present moment, we can breathe and smile to the beauty. Dwelling in the present moment, we can be completely fre...

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The Power of Nature

The Power of Nature — This weekend I spent some time pondering our ability to control and manipulate nature. There are cases where we do have that capacity, but then we are reminded by a simple rain that even a large oak can be impacted by water. I do hope that you are safely enjoying the rainfall this weekend and also the sunshine we enjoyed on Saturday. Both are quite beautiful.

Please join us on Monday night at 7 PM for our weekly sangha practice of sitting and walking meditation. This week we will recite the Five Mindfulness Trainings. We have made some small rearrangements in the Zendo to allow for a bit more capacity, so come check it out.

Be well.
Kenley

us6.campaign-archive2.com This weekend I spent some time pondering our ability to control and manipulate nature. There are cases where we do have that capacity, but then we are reminded by a simple rain that even a large oak can be impacted by water. I do hope that you are safely enjoying the rainfall this weekend and also t...

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Nourishing our Roots

Nourishing our Roots —

On Monday night, we'll continue our regular weekly practice with sitting, walking, and a reading from "The World We Have." Please join us at 7pm on Monday, January 9.

Then on Saturday, we have our monthly Morning of Mindfulness also with sitting and walking meditation. Our monthly gathering includes a dharma talk and time for sharing together. We will explore how to nourish deep and strong roots so we are not so easily uprooted when suffering comes our way. Please join us from 9am-11:30am on Saturday, January 14.

Enjoy the week.
Kenley

us6.campaign-archive2.com Dear Friends, Thank you to Donna and Julia for covering the last couple weeks at the bell. It takes a sangha to have a sangha and I treasure this gift we have. On Monday night, we'll continue our regular weekly practice with sitting, walking, and a reading from "The World We Have." Please join us at...

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A message from Deer Deer Park for the new year.

Today we hosted our New Year's Day of Mindfulness. In our Ceremony to greet the new year we read this prayer to our blood, spiritual and land ancestors. New Year Prayer to Mother Earth and All Our Ancestors Dear Beloved Thay, Dear Beloved Ancestors, Dear Beloved Mother Earth, We have gathered as a fourfold sangha in this solemn moment of the New Year to express our gratitude and aspiration as a spiritual family, and to begin anew. [ 736 more words ]

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Take Refuge in the Sangha — Thich Nhat Hanh has often taught on the subject of sangha. Thay said, “A sangha is a community of friends practicing the dharma together in order to bring about and to maintain awareness. The essence of a sangha is awareness, understanding, acceptance, harmony and love. When you do not see these in a community, it is not a true sangha, and you should have the courage to say so. But when you find these elements are present in a community, you know that you have the happiness and fortune of being in a real sangha.”

Our larger sangha (mahasangha) contains monks, nuns, laywomen, and laymen. Closer to home, we may have a family sangha. And in the context of our Ojai community, we have our sangha that meets on Monday nights and once a month on a Saturday. But a sangha is more than just the people and the place. The sangha should be a place a refuge. A sangha in the “Plum Village / Thich Nhat Hanh” Tradition is also one that practices in harmony with the Five Mindfulness Trainings.

Suffering (dukkha) is one of the biggest problems of our time. A community of practice can provide a space and opportunity to look deeply into our situation and to find a way out. Do you have the capacity to grow roots in the sangha to help transform and heal ourselves and society? And a sangha can also help you develop and maintain a mindfulness practice — you don’t need to go this alone.

If you’re still with me, and you’re free on Monday nights, then please join us from 7pm-8pm at Being Peace of Ojai.

Monday, December 19 - The Five Mindfulness Trainings
Monday, December 26 - Book Reading - “The World We Have” by Thich Nhat Hanh
Monday, January 2 - Sutra Reading - “Discourse on the Dharma Seal”

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Are you sure?

Are you sure? —

It's been quite a month and it seems the media stream won't be letting up anytime soon. For our Morning of Mindfulness on Saturday, December 10 we will have two guests from Santa Barbara leading the practice. Bob and Phill suggested the topic of "Are you sure?" We explore the teaching on right speech and deep listening in light of all the talk of fake news and misinformation in the media. It should be a great practice opportunity. Includes sitting and walking meditation. The Morning of Mindfulness is from 9am-11:30am. We hope you can join us.

us6.campaign-archive2.com Hello friends! Thank you to Susan for sharing the photo above with Leslie. It was shortly after that lovely rain we had last month. We hope there is more to come! It's been quite a month and it seems the media stream won't be letting up anytime soon. For our Morning of Mindfulness on Saturday, Decem...

Dear Friends, We will come together tomorrow for a Morning of Mindfulness at Being Peace of Ojai from 9am-11:30am. My apology for the late notice, but it has been a tumultuous and surprising week.

Our time on Saturday will be an opportunity to come back to the present moment, enjoying awareness of our breathing and the beauty of Ojai, and acknowledge and heal the suffering in our hearts and minds. Amidst the divisiveness and future uncertainty, empathy and compassion are possible.

My dear friend Br. Phap Hai suggests, "rather than allowing our hearts to shatter into a thousand pieces, let us break them open."

Let's do this together.
Kenley

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Stand with Standing Rock

An important message and call for action.

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This week we will meet on Monday night at 7pm, Halloween, to practice Sitting Meditation, Walking Meditation, and a special Touching the Earth practice to honor our ancestors.

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