The Broward Lotus Sangha
The Vietnamese Buddhist Cultural Center
Invite you to
WAKE UP FLORIDA!
THE FIRST WAKE UP RETREAT IN THE STATE OF FLORIDA
Sunday, May 13th, 2012
9:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.
"Wake Up - Young Buddhists and non-Buddhists for a Healthy and Compassionate Society, is a world-wide network of young people practising the living art of mindfulness. We share a determination to live in an awakened way, taking a 21st Century version of the 5 Mindfulness Trainings as our path and guiding light.
The Wake Up network has grown out of Plum Village meditation centre in France, under the guidance of Venerable Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh. Plum Village has been offering retreats to young people for over two decades, and the Wake Up movement was formally launched in Summer 2008.
Young monks, nuns and young lay people of many different nationalities help co-ordinate groups and events from Plum Village practice centres all over the world.
We are of all nationalities and of all faiths - or none. We don't 'believe' blindly in the Buddha's teachings on mindfulness; we each experience that they do just work. When we practice mindful walking, breathing, smiling, sitting, eating, talking, listening and hanging-out together, we experience happiness and peace - a kind of oasis of relief from the junk of life. At last we have a chance to live more deeply, happily and meaningfully. There is joy, relief and healing.
We know that by getting together for an evening, weekend or short retreat, we can create a strong collective energy of mindfulness that can nourish our joy, heal our pains, and develop our understanding and love."
Join us along with Plum Village Young Monastics Brother Phap Uyen, Brother Phap Nguyen, Sister Dang Nghiem (author of Healing: A Woman's Journey from Doctor to Nun), Sister Truc Nghiem, as well as Brother Chan Huong Hue and the monastics of The Vietnamese Buddhist Temple.
Wonderful opportunity to come together as a group to deepen our mindfulness practice through movement, games, and time for reflection and silence.
We recommend that you attend the whole day; however, if unable, please let us know when you register what portion of the day you will be attending
Throughout the day, we will benefit from nourishing activities, teachings, and mindfulness practices, as well as periods of sharing and Questions and Answers. There will be friendly volleyball games and other fun activities.
This Retreat is open to Buddhist and non-Buddhist young practitioners of all levels of experience.
In order to help defray the costs associated with this retreat, the minimum donation requested to attend this event is $50.00 IF PAID IN ADVANCE, OR $70.00 IF PAID AT THE DOOR.
Cash, checks or money orders only, please.
Work Scholarships are available for students and others in financial need (Please apply early. No one will be turned away).
To register, please R.S.V.P. here AND send your check or money order payable to:
Broward Lotus Sangha
P.O. Box 245124, Pembroke Pines, FL 33024.
A delicious Vegan lunch and dinner will be provided to all fully registered participants
**Please register early as space is limited and we need to know how many meals to provide**
** Detailed instructions and Directions will be sent to all FULLY registered participants.**
In the Buddhist spirit of generosity and inclusiveness, Dharma Teachings are offered free of charge. However, additional voluntary donations are welcome and your generosity in providing a donation or Dana for the Dharma teachers and the monastic and lay Sanghas is gratefully accepted and encouraged.
BOOKS, CDs AND DVDs will be available during the retreat.
Sister Dang Nghiem will be signing copies of her book, which you can obtain during the retreat.
To learn more about the Broward Lotus Sangha, click here www.BrowardLotusSangha.org
To learn more about Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh and his tradition, click here www.plumvillage.org
To learn more about WAKE UP, click here http://www.wkup.org/
A Lotus Flower To You,
Broward Lotus Sangha
COME MEDITATE WITH US!
In the Tradition of Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh
(c) 2012 Broward Lotus Sangha