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2012 California Wake Up Tour: Day of Mindfulness at Stanford
Monastic and lay students, Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh,Deer Park Monastery
The Wake Up Tour: The monastic and lay students of Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh are touring the US, bringing mindfulness workshops to Major Universities. They will be at Stanford on April 14. The Buddhist Community at Stanford and the Ho Center for Buddhist Studies will co-sponsor this event at Stanford.
Our society is overloaded with intolerance, discrimination, craving, anger and despair. There is stress, anxiety and frustration within us and around us, and acute pressure to succeed in our studies, work and social life. Each one of us has the power to understand why this has happened, and to transform the situation.
Mindfulness practices help us to wake up to what is going on inside and around us, and give us the tools to make a difference, in our own lives and the lives of those around us and, ultimately, in our world. Mindfulness is a simple, scientifically proven way to bring our mind back to our body, to become aware of what is happening in our present experiences so we can live with happiness, joy and freedom. When we are mindful our minds are clear and at peace, and our hearts open and light.
This workshop is a unique opportunity to come and experience for yourself how mindfulness practices can calm body and mind and release tension, reduce stress, increase clarity and promote health and wellbeing. You'll have a chance to taste the core practices of sitting meditation, walking meditation, mindfulness of breathing, deep relaxation and enjoying your food. Together we will arrive in the present moment, and have a chance to let go of our worries and regrets, stop running, and touch the wonders of life. All of these practices can be applied in your daily lives, the lives of your friends, families and patients.
Saturday, April 14, 2012 | 9:45 am — 4:00 pm
Ho Center for Buddhist Studies at Stanford