Mindfulness Retreat 2017: Together, We Are One

It’s that time of the year again! Sharing this beautiful mindfulness retreat with Plum Village Philippines for those who are interested. Kindly read through the details below.

We warmly invite you to practice mindfulness in the tradition of Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh as Plum Village monastics lead this retreat. So timely, this retreat hopes to share the practice of meditation and how this could radiate into the society around us. It is also a wonderful opportunity for those who have joined us in the last 6 years of the Plum Village tradition in the Philippines, to comeΒ together, celebrate and renew spiritual friendships and journeys. The retreat is open to beginners.Β 



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The Art of Now

It’s so easy to get caught up with the endless whirlwind forces of our thoughts. We vacillate in so many directions – past, present – thinking that these are more important than what’s happening now. I find that I justify my attachment to these thoughts (and emotions) by telling myself that it’s good to be prepared or it’s great to ruminate about the past and learn from it. But we don’t have to spend as much time in the past or future as we think for the true moment of power – the place where everything and anything can happen – is only in the now.

Recently, I found myself in the middle of this turbulent twister of thoughts and emotions. I let myself be dragged by them but I also realize I don’t want to continue living this way any longer.

This article on the “Art of Now” really helped ground me and remind me of how I can maneuver through these sudden storms of anxious thoughts and worries. It reminds me to be here now. Sharing this here so others in the same situation may find their way out of the chaos by becoming more present.

Respond thoughtfully, rather than automatically.


The Art of Now: 6 Steps to Living in the Present Moment

Have a great week!