August 8, 2011
My name is Barbara Lucia. (i received the Dharma name: Fragrant Lotus Smile of the Heart)
Yes. i have been meditating diligently for 7 years.
Yes. i have been reading his books even before i began practicing meditation.
Yes. i practice three times a week Rinzai Zen meditation and attend a whole mindful day each month with frequent three to five day retreats in this Japanese tradition. i also have been practicing twice a month in the tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh with the Broward Lotus Sangha since 2008. Throughout my daily activities, i also practice mindfulness and focused breathing.
i always do.
i began my quest in Buddhism 7 years ago. Along my path, i discovered Thay's groups and have been practicing with the Broward Lotus Sangha since 2008. i'm very enthusiastic practicing with it, which is commited to Thay's Engaged Buddhism.
Our group begins the meditation at 6:30pm. As an assistant organizer being a regular in this group, i was amazed that most of the assistants showed up early and they were already sitting in their cushions at 6:10pm. Everybody followed the instructions like old practitioners and we had a wonderful and mindful time together. i'm greatful to Adam, Mike, Lynn and others who helped me pick up the meditation hall. i am also greatful to Maddi's stories enriching my experience. To Patrick, John and all the new comers, please come back to continue enhancing our powerful energy of mindfulness. Thanks for sharing your thoughts, your time and your precious presence!