Practicing a Life of Compassion ~ Mindfulness Retreat
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Weekend Retreat
 April 18-20,

Mindfulness practices help us to wake up to what is going on inside and around us, and give us the tools to make a difference, in our own lives and the lives of those around us and, ultimately, in our world. Mindfulness is a simple way to bring our mind back to our body, to become aware of what is happening in our present experiences, so we can live with happiness, joy and compassion. When we are present, our minds are clear, at peace, and our hearts open and light.

This retreat is a unique opportunity to come and experience for yourself how mindfulness practices can calm body and mind and release tension, reduce stress, increase clarity, and promote health and well-being. You’ll have a chance to taste the core practices of sitting meditation, walking meditation, mindfulness of breathing, deep relaxation, and enjoying your food. Together we will arrive in the present moment, and have a chance to let go of our worries and regrets, stop running, and touch the wonders of life. All of these practices can be applied in your daily lives, the lives of your friends, families and patients.

Held in the tranquil setting of Columban Fathers Retreat Center nestled in the forest & hills around Bellevue, Nebraska just 15  minutes from Omaha. The retreat will be led by members of the Honey Locust Sangha and visiting Dharma Teacher Chan Huy (True Radiance). Chan Huy is an experienced mindfulness teacher ordained by Thich Nhat Hanh in 1994 who has offered mindfulness retreats around the world.

During this retreat we will:

  • Learn the art of mindful breathing and the art of going home to ourselves;
  • Learn to sit peacefully and enjoy moments of being quiet;
  • Time for mindful walking, walking in a way that allows us to touch the wonders of life within and around us;
  • Share meals in silence,  getting in touch deeply with the food and enjoying our being together;
  • Learn to release the tension and pain in our body;
  • Learn to generate feelings of joy, happiness, and handle painful feelings and strong emotions;
  • Learn to listen with compassion and use the kind of speech that can restore communication.

This retreat will be a wonderful opportunity for us to slow down, rest, rejuvenate, and connect to our deepest source of inspiration and insight. We will practice mindful breathing, walking, and eating while observing Noble Silence in a spirit of togetherness, growing our peace, calm, joy for our loved ones, our world, and ourselves.

For people of all religious faiths, and people of no particular faith.

Led by Brother Chan Huy
Sponsored by the Omaha Community of Mindful Living
At the Columban Fathers Retreat Center, Bellevue, Nebraska

To Register

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Registration Deadline April 15, 2014
before April 1    $185/person double occupancy
                           $245 private room (as available)
After April 1      $205/person double occupancy
                           $265 private room (as available)

Registration fees can be made online thru PayPal or check. Space is limited so register early.

For additional info: contact Mark Watson 402-905-2295 or email the Omaha Yoga Path

About Chu Chan Huy

Brother Chu Chan Huy is an experienced Dharma teacher in the Order of Inter-being, ordained by Zen Master Venerable Thich Nhat Hanh. Brother Chan Huy (his name, translated as “True Radiance,” captures his essence) offers retreats throughout North American. He comes from a family with four generations of Thich Nhat Hanh’s students.  Born in Vietnam, Chan Huy was raised in France as a Vietnamese Buddhist.  He now lives in Montreal, Canada where he established the Institute of Applied Mindfulness
His clear pragmatic teaching style helps us understand and deeply touch the practice of mindfulness.  Chan Huy's warm and engaging manner emanates joy for the practice.   Chan Huy is among the most accomplished and articulate of Thich Nhat Hanh’s Dharma teachers. A husband and father of two adult daughters, he is a master of lay mindfulness practice.  "Not a moment goes to waste.  Everything is fuel for mindful living."

Please consider  joining us for this Spring retreat with Br. Chan Huy in May .

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