What we're about

This is a group for everybody who is interested in making 'mindful' walks together in the beautiful nature in the South of the Netherlands and part of Belgium and Germany and occasionally in different areas.

The goal is to organize weekly walks in which respect for each other and nature are central elements during the walks. Being deliberately aware of your body, mind, and feelings in the present moment, in order to create a feeling of calm during the walks. Being mindful about yourself and the surroundings. The walking speed depends on the group but enjoying the surroundings is more important than the walking speed.

On some of the walks we'll find a nice spot in nature to have a break with a short meditation session. I'll, as much as possible, state such an intention to meditate during the walk up front. Although it can happen spontaneously as well. The meditations will be unguided.

Note about participant limit:

A big component of the strength to walk together is the group and it's dynamics. I do strongly feel that having walks with more than 12 people does impact the group in such a way that it becomes more an "individual walking within a big group" experience. It also defeats the purpose of being mindful for the other walkers (in a specific area) when walking with 20+ people.

About COVID:

The group will always follow the advise and restrictions as send out by the government. There will be no exceptions to this rule. There is a lot of debate about if the government takes the right actions or not. Every restriction and advise can be debated but it's my strong intention to keep it simple and not pull these discussions (ideological and political) into the realm of this group.

Hence "always follow the advise and restrictions".

Is the group full or are you on the waiting list? Maybe look the pages below to see if there are other walks in the area or submit your own request to those pages. There is always somebody around to have a walk with.

Wandelen in Zuid Limburg

https://m.facebook.com/groups/269235373514748

Maastricht Hiking Group

https://m.facebook.com/groups/243510399696566?group_view_referrer=profile_browser

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Wake up and breathe in community, Monday through Friday Meditation

No need to RSVP at meetup. Participants usually[masked] people. Join up @ https://sangha.live/daily/ Use "let me in" if you have no password or sign back in if you have a password) When using "let me in" a link will be send to your mail address which you can use to access the session. Come together and practice in community, so that we may ground ourselves, feel more connected, and be able to bring more wisdom and compassion into a world in need. This series is led by Martin Aylward. Format: Online, no cam or mic needed. 20-25 mins meditation with a themed dharma talk. Using crowdcast (follow link below) About Martin. Martin Aylward went to India aged 19 and spent almost 5 years living in Asian monasteries, retreat centers, and with Himalayan hermits. He has been teaching dharma worldwide for 20 years. Martin co-founded and is guiding teacher of the retreat center MoulindeChaves.org in SW France, where he lives with his wife Gail, and where their (now adult) 2 children were raised. He is founding and guiding teacher of WorldwideInsight.org, and co-founder and director of the MindfulnessTrainingInstitute.com which has trained over 200 Mindfulness teachers in 25 countries. He takes groups of Dharma students to India and Bhutan, and in 2015 was invited by the Bhutanese government to speak at TEDx Thimphu. His teaching integrates a depth of experience in the Asian traditions in a contemporary context and language, and focusses on the inherent free-ness that is the ground of our human nature. 1 Build the daily habit Building the habit of sitting daily for just five days will transform your practice. It may feel like a stretch to commit to the full five days, so if this feels too much, commit to two or three days instead. #2 Be part of the community Our community members tell us one of the most valuable reasons for joining is to leave behind the feelings of loneliness and isolation that have become common under the "new normal". While lockdown has eased in many places, we're still not back to how it was. The feedback we most loved reading when we last ran the series was how so many in our community felt connected with others. Even if you only join to feel a sense of belonging and togetherness again, you're welcome. There's no other place where you can sit with a teacher for so long and come together online with others. #3 Deepen your practice and connection If you've been practising for some time, the Daily Meditations are a great way to go deep with one teacher over a period of several weeks. That's multiple hours spent with a world-renowned Buddhist teacher right in your home - a truly unique opportunity.

Wake up and breathe in community, Monday through Friday Meditation

No need to RSVP at meetup. Participants usually[masked] people. Join up @ https://sangha.live/daily/ Use "let me in" if you have no password or sign back in if you have a password) When using "let me in" a link will be send to your mail address which you can use to access the session. Come together and practice in community, so that we may ground ourselves, feel more connected, and be able to bring more wisdom and compassion into a world in need. This series is led by Martin Aylward. Format: Online, no cam or mic needed. 20-25 mins meditation with a themed dharma talk. Using crowdcast (follow link below) About Martin. Martin Aylward went to India aged 19 and spent almost 5 years living in Asian monasteries, retreat centers, and with Himalayan hermits. He has been teaching dharma worldwide for 20 years. Martin co-founded and is guiding teacher of the retreat center MoulindeChaves.org in SW France, where he lives with his wife Gail, and where their (now adult) 2 children were raised. He is founding and guiding teacher of WorldwideInsight.org, and co-founder and director of the MindfulnessTrainingInstitute.com which has trained over 200 Mindfulness teachers in 25 countries. He takes groups of Dharma students to India and Bhutan, and in 2015 was invited by the Bhutanese government to speak at TEDx Thimphu. His teaching integrates a depth of experience in the Asian traditions in a contemporary context and language, and focusses on the inherent free-ness that is the ground of our human nature. 1 Build the daily habit Building the habit of sitting daily for just five days will transform your practice. It may feel like a stretch to commit to the full five days, so if this feels too much, commit to two or three days instead. #2 Be part of the community Our community members tell us one of the most valuable reasons for joining is to leave behind the feelings of loneliness and isolation that have become common under the "new normal". While lockdown has eased in many places, we're still not back to how it was. The feedback we most loved reading when we last ran the series was how so many in our community felt connected with others. Even if you only join to feel a sense of belonging and togetherness again, you're welcome. There's no other place where you can sit with a teacher for so long and come together online with others. #3 Deepen your practice and connection If you've been practising for some time, the Daily Meditations are a great way to go deep with one teacher over a period of several weeks. That's multiple hours spent with a world-renowned Buddhist teacher right in your home - a truly unique opportunity.

Wake up and breathe in community, Monday through Friday Meditation

No need to RSVP at meetup. Participants usually[masked] people. Join up @ https://sangha.live/daily/ Use "let me in" if you have no password or sign back in if you have a password) When using "let me in" a link will be send to your mail address which you can use to access the session. Come together and practice in community, so that we may ground ourselves, feel more connected, and be able to bring more wisdom and compassion into a world in need. This series is led by Martin Aylward. Format: Online, no cam or mic needed. 20-25 mins meditation with a themed dharma talk. Using crowdcast (follow link below) About Martin. Martin Aylward went to India aged 19 and spent almost 5 years living in Asian monasteries, retreat centers, and with Himalayan hermits. He has been teaching dharma worldwide for 20 years. Martin co-founded and is guiding teacher of the retreat center MoulindeChaves.org in SW France, where he lives with his wife Gail, and where their (now adult) 2 children were raised. He is founding and guiding teacher of WorldwideInsight.org, and co-founder and director of the MindfulnessTrainingInstitute.com which has trained over 200 Mindfulness teachers in 25 countries. He takes groups of Dharma students to India and Bhutan, and in 2015 was invited by the Bhutanese government to speak at TEDx Thimphu. His teaching integrates a depth of experience in the Asian traditions in a contemporary context and language, and focusses on the inherent free-ness that is the ground of our human nature. 1 Build the daily habit Building the habit of sitting daily for just five days will transform your practice. It may feel like a stretch to commit to the full five days, so if this feels too much, commit to two or three days instead. #2 Be part of the community Our community members tell us one of the most valuable reasons for joining is to leave behind the feelings of loneliness and isolation that have become common under the "new normal". While lockdown has eased in many places, we're still not back to how it was. The feedback we most loved reading when we last ran the series was how so many in our community felt connected with others. Even if you only join to feel a sense of belonging and togetherness again, you're welcome. There's no other place where you can sit with a teacher for so long and come together online with others. #3 Deepen your practice and connection If you've been practising for some time, the Daily Meditations are a great way to go deep with one teacher over a period of several weeks. That's multiple hours spent with a world-renowned Buddhist teacher right in your home - a truly unique opportunity.

Wake up and breathe in community, Monday through Friday Meditation

No need to RSVP at meetup. Participants usually[masked] people. Join up @ https://sangha.live/daily/ Use "let me in" if you have no password or sign back in if you have a password) When using "let me in" a link will be send to your mail address which you can use to access the session. Come together and practice in community, so that we may ground ourselves, feel more connected, and be able to bring more wisdom and compassion into a world in need. This series is led by Martin Aylward. Format: Online, no cam or mic needed. 20-25 mins meditation with a themed dharma talk. Using crowdcast (follow link below) About Martin. Martin Aylward went to India aged 19 and spent almost 5 years living in Asian monasteries, retreat centers, and with Himalayan hermits. He has been teaching dharma worldwide for 20 years. Martin co-founded and is guiding teacher of the retreat center MoulindeChaves.org in SW France, where he lives with his wife Gail, and where their (now adult) 2 children were raised. He is founding and guiding teacher of WorldwideInsight.org, and co-founder and director of the MindfulnessTrainingInstitute.com which has trained over 200 Mindfulness teachers in 25 countries. He takes groups of Dharma students to India and Bhutan, and in 2015 was invited by the Bhutanese government to speak at TEDx Thimphu. His teaching integrates a depth of experience in the Asian traditions in a contemporary context and language, and focusses on the inherent free-ness that is the ground of our human nature. 1 Build the daily habit Building the habit of sitting daily for just five days will transform your practice. It may feel like a stretch to commit to the full five days, so if this feels too much, commit to two or three days instead. #2 Be part of the community Our community members tell us one of the most valuable reasons for joining is to leave behind the feelings of loneliness and isolation that have become common under the "new normal". While lockdown has eased in many places, we're still not back to how it was. The feedback we most loved reading when we last ran the series was how so many in our community felt connected with others. Even if you only join to feel a sense of belonging and togetherness again, you're welcome. There's no other place where you can sit with a teacher for so long and come together online with others. #3 Deepen your practice and connection If you've been practising for some time, the Daily Meditations are a great way to go deep with one teacher over a period of several weeks. That's multiple hours spent with a world-renowned Buddhist teacher right in your home - a truly unique opportunity.

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