Sangha 20th Anniversary Celebration
The Breathing Heart Sangha is celebrating its 20th anniversary of offering Mindfulness Meditation in Atlanta and across Georgia onÂ Saturday, December 16, 2017Â as a Day of Mindfulness from 9am to 5pm.. This announcement is being sent to those who over the yearsÂ have participated with our many varied sangha experiences. In order to assure participation,Â it is requestedÂ that those choosing to attend would RSVPÂ byÂ Saturday December 2nd via email address below.
In November of 1997, following a retreat with Thich Nhat Hanh in Key West Florida, some twenty or so individuals from this region gave form to exploring how to become a Buddhist sangha inÂ the Vietnamese tradition of Plum Village France.Â Our first regular meetings were held in homes in both Athens and Atlanta.Â Over time and early on there developed two sanghas,Â the Breathing Heart Sangha in Atlanta, andÂ the Mindful Breath Sangha in Athens.Â These two sanghas have offered days of mindfulness, retreats and other opportunities to grow and develop in the Zen practice of mindfulness meditation.Â Later, several other sanghas have come into being during these twenty years across this region and in the Atlanta metropolitan community.
This 20th Anniversary of the Breathing Heart Sangha will occur onÂ December 16thÂ at our Mindfulness Practice Center from 9am to 5pm in Decatur Georgia.Â The anniversary format will be a Day Of Mindfulness beginning for families and adults with aÂ 9am-10amÂ optional sitting/walking meditation and will conclude with another optional sitting fromÂ 4pm-5pm.Â The gathering for the 20th anniversary celebration will begin atÂ 10amÂ with singing, a mindful walk, and a dharma talk shared by Lay Dharma Teacher, Kaira Jewel.Â AroundÂ noonÂ aÂ silent lunch of catered vegetarian dishes will be shared. Â In the afternoon relaxing Inter/Play practices will be introduced.Â Our anniversary celebration will be concluded with a formal Tea Ceremony and with the songs of Plum Village tradition byÂ 4pm.
Please consider being with us onÂ December 16thÂ at our Mindfulness Practice Center,Â 1748 Old Hickory St. Decatur Ga. 30032.Â Please respond viaÂ email@example.comÂ no later thanÂ December 2ndÂ to facilitate our planning for you and your children’s presence.Â Should you require other than a vegetarian meal, feel free to provide for yourself any necessary foods.Â Casual comfortable clothing is suggested.
There will be an opportunity for you to offer Dana in support of this event at the anniversary celebration.
Al Lingo, Lay Dharma Teacher