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BROWARD LOTUS SANGHA MEDITATION MEETING
The Broward Lotus Sangha will be meeting this Sunday for MINDFULNESS MEDITATION PRACTICE In the Tradition of Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh From 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. At: 2321 SW 127 Avenue, Davie, FL 33325 QUESTIONS? PLEASE GO HERE FIRST: http://www.browardlotussangha.org/faq/ During this evening's practice, we will enjoy sitting and walking meditation, as well as a dharma talk, discussion, and sharing. Sometimes we also offer joyful singing or a chanting service. Please arrive by 5:45 p.m. in order to give yourself a chance to mindfully settle in and become acquainted with the Sangha. We begin our first 20-minute sitting meditation promptly at 6:00 pm. PLEASE BE SEATED ON TIME and wear loose-fitting comfortable clothes THAT COVER YOUR KNEES AND SHOULDERS. PLEASE REMOVE YOUR SHOES BEFORE ENTERING the Meditation Hall. We know how precious it is to still have our dear Teacher with us, radiating great courage, strength, and presence. And we know that Thay draws his energy from the daily practice of every one of his students across the world. He is present with us, every time we take a mindful step or mindful breath, and bring peace and joy to ourselves and the world around us. As Thay said on his second return trip to Vietnam in 2007, “I’ve been a monk for 65 years, and what I have found is that there is no religion, no philosophy, no ideology higher than brotherhood and sisterhood.” Thay reminds us that with solidarity and true brotherhood and sisterhood, everything is possible. So the members of the four-fold Sangha continue to practice together to care for our teacher, to care for ourselves, and to care for the present moment; by doing so we can assure a bright future that contains the love of community, sisterhood and brotherhood. We are deeply grateful for the supportive energy that everyone is sending our teacher, and invite you to continue doing. 💜💟💛💙💚💜❤💛❤💙❤💗💜💚❤💛❤💟💜💙❤💚❤💜💟 About Us: The Blooming Lotus Sangha (BLS) is a Community of Mindful Living in the tradition of Zen Master Thích Nhất Hạnh. A “Sangha” is a congregation or community of practitioners that endeavors to live in mindfulness and awareness. We meet every 1st, 3rd and 5th Sundays of the month from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM for mindfulness meditation practice (and other times as posted in our Website www.browardlotussangha.org (http://www.browardlotussangha.org/) and our Calendar of Events http://www.meetup.com .... All are warmly welcome to come practice with us. All our Practice Centers are family-friendly and children are welcome to attend most events. However, we have no babysitting services and we do not have a separate room for the children to play in. Children are welcome to practice silent sitting and walking meditation with us and to participate in the sharing. For more information about us, please visit www.BrowardLotusSangha.org (http://www.browardlotussangha.org/) There is no charge for Sangha Meetings; however, we are a member-sustained non-profit organization and we depend on your generosity to offer our services and programs. Donations are always gratefully accepted and encouraged. Our programs would not be possible without your financial support. The suggested minimum donation for this meeting is $5-$25. To learn more about our Teacher, Zen Master Thây Nhất Hạnh and his work, please visit: www.plumvillage.org (http://www.plumvillage.org/) ( http://www.plumvillage.org/ ) Come Sit With Us! Peace is Every Step A Lotus Flower for You, Your Friends at the Broward Lotus Sangha www.BrowardLotusSangha.org (http://www.browardlotussangha.org/) http://www.bloominglotussangha.org (http://www.browardlotussangha.org/) Celebrating more than a decade of Service to the Community COME MEDITATE WITH US! www.BrowardLotusSangha.org (http://www.browardlotussangha.org/) ( http://www.browardlotussangha.org/ ) Blooming Lotus Sangha ( http://www.browardlotussangha.org/ ) CHECK OUR CALENDAR OF EVENTS ( http://www.meetup.com/Broward-Lotus-Sangha/calendar/ ) http://www.meetup.com/Broward-Lotus-Sangha/calendar/ FOLLOW THE LOTUS SANGHA ON facebook ( https://www.facebook.com/LOTUSSANGHA ) https://www.facebook.com/LOTUSSANGHA Lotus Sangha on Twitter ( https://twitter.com/i/redirect?url=https://twitter.com/LotusSangha?refsrc%3Demail&sig=b23aad58fc3efc8ec1def9c036e2334576a69c76&uid=1725960222&iid=1387ea74-8948-4a69-bda3-bd1a74af88d4&nid=5+268&t=1 ) @LotusSangha ( https://twitter.com/LotusSangha ) https://twitter.com/LotusSangha FOLLOW WkUpFLORIDA ON facebook ( https://www.facebook.com/WkUpFLORIDA ) Wake Up Florida on Twitter ( https://twitter.com/i/redirect?url=https://twitter.com/LotusSangha?refsrc%3Demail&sig=b23aad58fc3efc8ec1def9c036e2334576a69c76&uid=1725960222&iid=1387ea74-8948-4a69-bda3-bd1a74af88d4&nid=5+268&t=1 ) @WkUpFLORIDA ( http://www.twitter.com/WkUpFlorida ) http://www.twitter.com/WkUpFlorida In the tradition of Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh (c) 2018 Blooming Lotus Sangha

BLS Davie/Weston/SW-Ranches

2321 SW 127 Avenue · Davie, FL

What we're about

Mindfulness Meditation Practice in the tradition of Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh South Florida and beyond

We gather as a Sangha (community of practitioners) in the tradition of Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh to provide an opportunity to those that wish to deepen their Mindfulness Meditation Practice in the Buddhist Spiritual Tradition.

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Sitting and Walking Meditation, Recitation of the Mindfulness Trainings, Dharma teachings, discussions and sharings are an integral part of our Sangha meetings.

We also offer Meditation Classes, Days of Mindfulness, Retreats, Tea Ceremonies and other Vietnamese Zen practices.

Additionally, we provide a chance to mindfully commune with nature with our Eco-Activities, Mindful Hikes, bike rides, picnics, and field trips, as well as to make new friends and socialize with a focus during our outings and Dharma Activities.

As Thay said during a Dharma Talk at the Hand of the Buddha Retreat in Plum Village:

"If we know how to live our daily life in mindfulness, concentration, and harmony, then peace, happiness, and brotherhood become a reality."

For more information about our organization and gatherings, please click here http://www.browardlotussangha.org/faq/.

For detailed directions to our centers, please click here http://www.browardlotussangha.org/directions .

We welcome the participation of people from all backgrounds, regardless of ethnic origin, race, cultural background, socio-economic class, age, gender, sexual orientation, religious affiliation, or physical ability.

We are committed to fostering a practice environment where all may touch the Dharma and find healing and nourishment.

"In society, much of our suffering comes from feeling disconnected from one another. We often do not feel a real connection even with people we live close to, such as our neighbors, our co-workers and even our family members. Each person lives separately, cut off from the support of the community. Being with the Sangha can heal these feelings of isolation and separation. We practice together, we meditate, and, together, we share and discuss the Dharma as a way of life. Just by participating with other fellow practitioners in these activities, we can experience a tangible sense of peace, love and acceptance.

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Thây often says that the Sangha is a garden, full of many varieties of trees and flowers. When we can look at ourselves and at others as beautiful, unique flowers and trees we can truly grow to understand and love one another. One flower may bloom early in the spring and another flower may bloom in late summer. One tree may bear many fruits and another tree may offer cool shade. No one plant is greater, or lesser, or the same as any other plant in the garden. Each member of the Sangha also has unique gifts to offer to the community. We each have areas that need attention as well. When we can appreciate each member's contribution and see our weaknesses as potential for growth we can learn to live together harmoniously. Our practice is to see that we are a flower or a tree, and that we are the whole garden as well, all interconnected."

Source (http://www.plumvillage.org)

COME SIT WITH US!

A Lotus Flower for you,

Broward Lotus Sangha

www.BrowardLotusSangha.org

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