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Due to the corona virus we have suspended all in person gatherings. We are meeting online twice weekly via Zoom.

Beginners Mind meets twice weekly: on Tuesday mornings from 7:30-8:30 at the Yoga for Wellness site located at 1175 E Parkcenter in Boise; and on Wednesday evenings at 901 N 15th Street in Boise's North End: 6:30pm for social time/meditation at 7:00 pm. The location and date vary, so please contact Kathryn Montgomery for information: 208-559-6924 or check out our website at beginnersmindsangha.org. Our meetings include sitting and walking meditation, chants, recitations and Dharma discussions, all based on the daily practice at Thich Nhat Hanh's monasteries in southern France and throughout North America. They include monthly renewals of the precepts known as the Five Mindfulness Trainings. Beginners Mind Sangha was started in 1994 by members of the Order of Interbeing, a socially engaged lay order dedicated to application of the Buddhist precepts to contemporary life, founded by Thich Nhat Hanh, the widely published Vietnamese Zen master. The sangha also sponsors three and five-day retreats conducted by visiting teachers, plus individual Days of Mindfulness one Saturday each month throughout the year.

Note: The majority of members who attend our meetings don't RSVP on Meetup. So even if it looks like there aren't members attending, there are, and we invite you to join us as well with or without an RSVP.

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Beginner's Mind Sangha (Zen Mindfulness Practice&Meditation) Weekly Meetup

Beginners Mind Sangha Invites You to Our Digital Practice Wednesday evening 7:00pm - 8:00pm via Zoom link https://zoom.us/j/99848525391 The majority of members who attend our meetings don't RSVP on Meetup. So even if it looks like there aren't members attending, there are, and we invite you to join us as well with or without an RSVP. Our Dear Respected Thich Nhat Hanh tells us: "Dharma and Sangha are the doors through which we enter the heart of the Buddha." Thay's Poem "Breathing" Breathing in, I see myself as a flower. I am the freshness of a dewdrop. Breathing out, my eyes have become flowers. Please look at me. I am looking with the eyes of love. Breathing in, I am a mountain, imperturbable, still, alive, vigorous. Breathing out, I feel solid. The waves of emotion can never carry me away. Breathing in, I am still water. I reflect the sky faithfully. Look, I have a full moon within my heart, the refreshing moon of the bodhisattva. Breathing out, I offer the perfect reflection of my mirror-mind. Breathing in, I have become space without boundaries. I have no plans left. I have no luggage. Breathing out, I am the moon that is sailing through the sky of utmost emptiness. I am freedom.

Book Group on Zoom!

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We are currently reading Radical Dharma. Come join us whether you are reading the book or not. The discussion is always meaningful and fun. NEW ZOOM LINK! https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84380385931 Join Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84380385931 Meeting ID:[masked] Password:[masked] The majority of members who attend our meetings don't RSVP on Meetup. So even if it looks like there aren't members attending, there are, and we invite you to join us as well with or without an RSVP.

Beginner's Mind Sangha (Zen Mindfulness Practice&Meditation) Weekly Meetup

Beginners Mind Sangha Invites You to Our Digital Practice Wednesday evening 7:00pm - 8:00pm via Zoom link https://zoom.us/j/99848525391 The majority of members who attend our meetings don't RSVP on Meetup. So even if it looks like there aren't members attending, there are, and we invite you to join us as well with or without an RSVP. Our Dear Respected Thich Nhat Hanh tells us: "Dharma and Sangha are the doors through which we enter the heart of the Buddha." Thay's Poem "Breathing" Breathing in, I see myself as a flower. I am the freshness of a dewdrop. Breathing out, my eyes have become flowers. Please look at me. I am looking with the eyes of love. Breathing in, I am a mountain, imperturbable, still, alive, vigorous. Breathing out, I feel solid. The waves of emotion can never carry me away. Breathing in, I am still water. I reflect the sky faithfully. Look, I have a full moon within my heart, the refreshing moon of the bodhisattva. Breathing out, I offer the perfect reflection of my mirror-mind. Breathing in, I have become space without boundaries. I have no plans left. I have no luggage. Breathing out, I am the moon that is sailing through the sky of utmost emptiness. I am freedom.

Book Group on Zoom!

Online event

We are currently reading Radical Dharma. Come join us whether you are reading the book or not. The discussion is always meaningful and fun. NEW ZOOM LINK! https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84380385931 Join Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84380385931 Meeting ID:[masked] Password:[masked] The majority of members who attend our meetings don't RSVP on Meetup. So even if it looks like there aren't members attending, there are, and we invite you to join us as well with or without an RSVP.

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