Thank you for supporting the MIAM - To donate :

The accepted payment methods are: credit card OR via a Paypal account
(It is not necessary to have a Paypal account to donate with a credit card)
or by sending a check made out to MPC-IPCAM to
6000 Côte-des-Neiges, Suite 110, Montreal, Qc, H3S 1Z8

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!

To Bow or not to Bow

Thay has often said to his students, “To bow or not to bow is not the question. The important thing is to be mindful.” When we greet someone with a bow, we have the chance to be present with that person and with the nature of awake-ness, of Buddhahood, within us and within the other person. We do not bow just to be polite or diplomatic, but to recognize the miracle of being alive.

When we see a brother who joined his palms and bowed to us, we can do the same. For inspiration, we say silently "A lotus for you," during expiration, we bow and say "become Buddha." We do this by being fully aware that the person is in front of us. We bow with sincerity and with all our heart.

Sometimes we feel a very deep relationship with what is in front of us and we feel a sense of gratitude and wonder. It can be a flower, a sunset, a tree or dew drops. We bow in the same way then to offer our gratitude.

 

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
Do not lose yourself in the past; do not lose yourself in the future; do not get caught in your anger, worries, or fears. Come back to the present moment, and touch life deeply. This is mindfulness.
- Thich Nhat Hanh