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COVID-19 - CORONAVIRUS - PLANETARY INTER-BEING

  • ALL the activities of the MPC-IPCAM (evenings, JPC, training) are suspended
    until further notice.
  • In this context, we would very much appreciate your donation!
  • It’s an opportunity to practice, a time to stop, reflect, meditate, look deep inside and out,
    "the truth is to be found in life, in us and everywhere around us ..."
    Be well!

Sitting meditation

Sitting meditation is like returning home to give full attention to and care for ourself. Like the peaceful image of the Buddha on the altar, we too can radiate peace and stability. We sit upright with dignity, and return to our breathing. We bring our full attention to what is within and around us. We let our mind become spacious and our heart soft and kind.

Sitting meditation is very healing. We realize we can just be with whatever is within us- our pain, anger, and irritation, or our joy, love, and peace. We are with whatever is there without being carried away by it. Let it come, let it stay, then let it go. No need to push, to oppress, or to pretend our thoughts are not there. Observe the thoughts and images of our mind with an accepting and loving eye. We are free to be still and calm despite the storms that might arise in us.

If our legs or feet fall asleep or begin to hurt during the sitting, we are free to adjust our position quietly. We can maintain our concentration by following our breathing and slowly, and attentively change our posture.

In between sessions of sitting meditation, we practice Kinh Hanh, which is indoor walking meditation. We take one step with each in-breath and each out-breath. Aware of the Sangha around us, we feel in harmony with the larger body. Everybody is moving together, slowly, and mindfully.

We can find suggestions for guided meditations in Thay’s book,”The Blooming of a Lotus” or also from one of the Dharma teachers.

We should arrive five minutes before the meditation period starts so that everyone is comfortably seated before the bell is invited to formally begin the session. We should not enter the hall after the bell has been invited. If we are late for sitting meditation, please remain outdoor and enjoy walking meditation.

Do not miss :

10 August 2020 - 13:00 : Méditation du lundi PM
10 August 2020 - 19:00 : Méditation du lundi soir
12 August 2020 - 19:00 : Méditation du mercredi
13 August 2020 - 19:00 : Thursday evening meditation
17 August 2020 - 13:00 : Méditation du lundi PM
17 August 2020 - 19:00 : Méditation du lundi soir
19 August 2020 - 19:00 : Méditation du mercredi
20 August 2020 - 19:00 : Thursday evening meditation
24 August 2020 - 13:00 : Méditation du lundi PM
24 August 2020 - 19:00 : Méditation du lundi soir
Just as vegetation is sensible to sunlight, mental formations are sensitive to mindfulness. Mindfulness is the energy that can embrace and transform all mental formations. Mindfulness helps us leave behind "upside-down perceptions" and wakes us up to what is happening.
- Thich Nhat Hanh