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Please join us for one of our weekly sittings:

  • Monday morning: Newton Highlands
  • Tuesday evening: Beacon Hill
    (please note new time is 6:30-8:30pm)
  • Wednesday evening: Coolidge Corner
    (please note new time is 7:30-9 pm)
  • Thursday morning: Chestnut Hill
  • (please note new time is 6:30-8:30am)
  • Thursday evening: Jamaica Plain
  • Friday afternoon: Mindful Parenting, Brookline
  • Saturday morning: Chua Vietnam
  • Sunday evening: Cambridge

  • Check Facebook for up-to-date events and schedule changes

    Day of Mindfulness: Saturday,
    July 26

    Transformation and Healing

    led by Bill Menza

    9:30–2:00, Chua Vietnam, 68 Bradeen Street, Roslindale

    "We practice full awareness in order to realize liberation, peace, and joy in our everyday lives." (Thich Nhat Hanh)

    Transformation and Healing: The Sutra on the Four Establishments of Mindfulness (Satipatthana Sutta)

    Why does Thich Nhat Hanh say this Sutra is a very important discourse of the Buddha? What does it mean: awareness of the body in the body, of feelings in ? ? feelings, of the mind in the mind, of the objects of the mind in the objects of the mind? How do you use the four establishments of mindfulness to reduce your suffering and become more happy? To love yourself more deeply?

    We will be looking into these questions at our July 26 Day of Mindfulness. So do please join us at any time that works best for you.

    9:30 to 10:30 Chanting, sitting, walking meditation
    10:30 to 11:30 Dharma Talk
    11:30 to 11:45 QiGong/Stretching
    11:45 to 1:00 Picnic Lunch/Clean Up*
    1:00 to 2:00 Dharma Questions

    Dharmacharya Bill Menza (True Shore of Understanding) will be helping to facilitate this Day of Mindfulness. Bill has been a student of Thich Nhat Hanh since 1990, and a member of the Order of Interbeing since 1996. He was called to be a Dharmacharya by Thich Nhat Hanh in 2003. He practices with the Florida Community of Mindfulness, and when possible with Old Path Sangha, other Sanghas in New England, as well as with his root Sanghas in Washington, DC and Fairfax, VA.

    *For our picnic lunch please bring a sandwich, salad, or other food item you would like to have for lunch. And if you would like to bring something else to share with others that is good too. The aim is simplicity so we can relax and enjoy the present moment together.

    Note: you can download Thay's book Transformation and Healing: The Sutra on the Four Establishments of Mindfulness at