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September 20 Online Day of Mindfulness

September 20, 2020 @ 10:00 am

Autumn leaves over Lily Pond

Opening Our Hearts to Impermanence

Sangha Offerings from Morning Sun residential practitioners and ordained Dharma Teachers Fern Dorresteyn and Michael Ciborski. 

Dear friends on the path,

We feel fortunate to hold an online gathering, a Day of Mindfulness, to help us develop our highest mind and potential for ourselves, our loved ones, and the world.

Our theme this month is Opening Our Hearts to Impermanence

“The Buddha taught that everything is impermanent — flowers, tables, mountains, political regimes, bodies, feelings, perceptions, mental formations, and consciousness. We cannot find anything that is permanent. Flowers decompose, but knowing this does not prevent us from loving flowers. In fact, we are able to love them more because we know how to treasure them while they are still alive. If we learn to look at a flower in a way that impermanence is revealed to us, when it dies, we will not suffer. Impermanence is more than an idea. It is a practice to help us touch reality.”

“Understanding impermanence can give us confidence, peace, and joy. Impermanence does not necessarily lead to suffering. Without impermanence, life could not be. Without impermanence, your daughter could not grow up into a beautiful young lady. Without impermanence, oppressive political regimes would never change. We think impermanence makes us suffer. The Buddha gave the example of a dog that was hit by a stone and got angry at the stone. It is not impermanence that makes us suffer. What makes us suffer is wanting things to be permanent when they are not.”

-Thich Nhat Hanh, Heart of the Buddha’s Teaching

We will touch into the basic practices of Plum Village, such as mindful breathing, sitting meditation, deep relaxation, and dharma sharing, in order to water seeds of connection, ease, and true love.

Schedule (Eastern Time, Turtle Island/USA):

  • 10 am Welcome to the Sangha
  • 10:30 am Guided sitting meditation
  • 11:00 am Mindful movements and break
  • 11:15 am Dharma talks
  • 12:30 pm Lunch meditation/walking meditation (offline)
  • 1:30 pm Guided deep relaxation
  • 2:00 pm Dharma sharing
  • 2:40 pm Closing and gratitude
  • 2:50 pm Goodbyes

Registration does not include dana ($ gift).


After you register, you will receive an email with information on how to connect from home to this online event.


Online Day of Mindfulness Registration Form

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After you complete the registration, you will receive an email with the links for you to connect to the days activities from your own home. Please note that this information will be sent only to the email listed above, even if you have registered for more than one person.
The program cost does not include any dana (financial gift) for the teachers. Please enter an amount you would like to contribute to their livelihood here. Any amount, small or large, is gratefully received.
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Cancellations made within 24 hours of the program start date are non-refundable. All other cancellations and refund requests will be subject to a $5 administrative charge. Please feel free to email us with any questions or concerns.


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September 20, 2020
10:00 am
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MorningSun Mindfulness Center
81 Rose Apple Lane
Alstead, NH 03602 United States
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