Day of Mindfulness @ University of Oregon , Eugene (Sept 29, 2012)
Sep 29, 2012
from 10:00 AM to 04:00 PM
|Where||Ben Linder Room, Erb Memorial Student Union, University of Oregon, 1228 University of Oregon, Eugene, OR 97403-1228|
|Contact Name||Wake Up NW Pacific Team|
This event is open to public! young adults between 18 - 35 yrs old - Buddhist and non-Buddhist; student and non-students are all welcome. Please register!
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Five monastic and several long term lay student of Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh will lead this workshop. We will teach, from our own experience, the art of cultivating mindfulness in everyday life.
You can REGISTER HERE for this free event!
You can download the poster for the week-end in Eugene HERE!
Things to bring with you:
- A cushion(s) / mat if you want to sit on the floor
- A blanket to lay down on for Deep Relaxation
- A water bottle
- A vegetarian/meat-free meal for lunch
IMPORTANT: Parking and getting there.
The Erb Memorial Student Union (EMU) is located on the corner of 13th Avenue and University Street.
The Ben Linder room is located on the lower level of the EMU, next to the ASUO controller's office.
Come practice mindfulness, happiness and togetherness with us!
Our society is overloaded with intolerance, discrimination, craving, anger and despair. There is stress, anxiety and frustration within us and around us, and acute pressure to succeed in our studies, work and social life. Each one of us has the power to understand why this has happened, and to transform the situation.
Mindfulness practices help us to wake up to what is going on inside and around us, and give us the tools to make a difference, in our own lives and the lives of those around us and, ultimately, in our world. Mindfulness is a simple, scientifically proven way to bring our mind back to our body, to become aware of what is happening in our present experiences so we can live with happiness, joy and freedom. When we are mindful our minds are clear and at peace, and our hearts open and light.
This workshop is a unique opportunity to come and experience for yourself how mindfulness practices can calm body and mind and release tension, reduce stress, increase clarity and promote health and wellbeing. You'll have a chance to taste the core practices of sitting meditation, walking meditation, mindfulness of breathing, deep relaxation and enjoying your food. Together we will arrive in the present moment, and have a chance to let go of our worries and regrets, stop running, and touch the wonders of life. All of these practices can be applied in your daily lives, the lives of your friends, families and patients.
A potential schedule for the day:
|9:45am||Songs and introductions, possibly slideshow|
|10:30||Panel presentation on the practice of Mindfulness|
|11:30||Walking Meditation outside|
|12:30pm||Mindful Eating (bring a vegetarian meal)|
|2:30||Sharing groups on topics, like:
Handling Strong Emotions (such as anger, despair, fear), Mindfulness in the Workplace, Communication in Relationships and Saving the World. or Questions & Answers