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Fri. July 27: Full Moon Meditation at Central Park

“Do everything with a mind that lets go.  If you let go a little, you will have a little peace; if you let go a lot, you will have a lot of peace; if you let go completely, you will have complete peace. ”  ― Ajahn Chah “As above, so below.”  The moon has been associated with changes and transformation as humans observe its changing cycle through the ages.  The full moon represents the culmination of a cycle, a ripening to completion, bringing attention to closures and setting intention for new beginnings.  We can learn to live in harmony with nature’s rhythm and harness the power of the full moon by quieting down, reflecting on what we can let go and release what no longer serve us, and allowing space for new beginnings to emerge from within. Join us for a summer evening for sitting and walking meditation in Central Park. Who: Jon Aaron and Lin Gordon When: 8-10pm, Friday, July 27, 2018 Where: Central Park, 100th St. and Central Park West Meeting Location and Time: 7:45pm …

August 24 – 26, Summer Nature Meditation Weekend Retreat (Norwich, VT)

  The Summer Day Who made the world? Who made the swan, and the black bear? Who made the grasshopper? This grasshopper, I mean- the one who has flung herself out of the grass, the one who is eating sugar out of my hand, who is moving her jaws back and forth instead of up and down- who is gazing around with her enormous and complicated eyes. Now she lifts her pale forearms and thoroughly washes her face. Now she snaps her wings open, and floats away. I don’t know exactly what a prayer is. I do know how to pay attention, how to fall down into the grass, how to kneel down in the grass, how to be idle and blessed, how to stroll through the fields, which is what I have been doing all day. Tell me, what else should I have done? Doesn’t everything die at last, and too soon? Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life? — Mary Oliver Register Here As …

Sat. April 21 – Earth Day Meditative Hike to Anthony’s Nose

6Register Here “Walking mindfully on the Earth can restore our peace and harmony, and it can restore Earth’s peace and harmony as well.  We are children of the Earth.  We rely on her for our happiness, and she relies on us also.  Whether the Earth is beautiful, fresh and green, or arid and parched depends on our way of walking.  When we practice walking meditation beautifully, we massage the Earth with our feet and plant seeds of joy and happiness with each step.  Our Mother will heal us, and we will heal her.” — Thich Nhat Hanh Feel the spring energy in the air?  How about taking a meditative hike that takes you past a crystalline lake and the lowest-elevation stretch of the Appalachian Trail (AT) to one of the most dramatic scenic destinations in the Hudson Valley? Anthony’s Nose (900 feet) is only an hour outside of the city, and it will take you to fresh air, expansive vista, and blossoming trees.  On this Earth Day (4/22) weekend, take a walk into the woods to …