“Living in Interesting Times”

Living in Interesting Times: Mindfulness and Deep Listening – the path to peace and justice
A day of Mindfulness in the tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh led by Dharma Teacher Jack Lawlor Saturday, Apr. 8th 2017, in Grand Rapids.

Withered Tree Mindfulness Meditation Community welcomes Chicago-area Dharma Teacher Jack Lawlor to Grand Rapids to lead a Day of Mindfulness on April 8th. The day will include sitting and walking meditation and instruction; time for reflection; and Jack will speak about mindfulness and deep listening as vital components in peace and social justice work. Jack was is ordained in 1992 and given the name True Direction; he is one of only a few Dharma Teachers that represent Thich Nhat Hanh. In addition to facilitating Lakeside Buddha Sangha (or ‘meditation group’) in the Chicago area, he has led numerous retreats and Days of Mindfulness in the Midwest and northern Rocky Mountain States. He has been married for thirty-five years and has two adult children. Jack has a warm personal style and the ability to bring humor and fun to the teachings. He also has a gentle approach, such as inviting practitioners to adjust their posture if they become uncomfortable while sitting in meditation. This is a unique opportunity to practice mindfulness in Thich Nhat Hanh’s tradition with such a skillful teacher. A vegetarian lunch will be served. A donation of $20 to cover expenses is encouraged. Meditation instruction provided, there will be cushions, bench and chairs available.

9:30am to 4:30pm
24 Fountain St. NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Space may be limited, please contact Eric at 616-666-9443 or [email protected] to register or for more information.