Summer Skills for All Year Long
Recently a few of the CMP founders have started surfing. It turns out that, like almost any physical activity, surfing requires some of the traits we practice in meditation. Concentration, a keen sense of the body, a beginner's mind attitude, moment-to-moment nonjudgmental awareness-all these sensibilities lead to the core requirement of surfing.
It's the foundational skill needed to stand up on a surfboard and navigate the rapidly changing conditions of water and wave.
Surfing is a great metaphor for life. Aren't we all responding to the arisings of this moment? Isn't every moment different? Instants of joy and sadness, elation, frustration, confidence and doubt, weakness, strength, success and failure. These shifting senses are the waves of our lives, coming continuously, unstoppable.
How can we deal with these waves in a way where we can greet the next second, poised and engaged, ready for whatever comes our way?
Find out at this week’s practice! Equanimity toward everything.
Community Sits this Week:
• Monday 7:30 PM Sama Yoga 45 Grove Street, New Canaan
• Tuesday 1:00 PM Ferguson Library, 1 Public Library Plaza, Stamford (made possible by a grant from Bankwell)
• Wednesday 12:00 PM New Canaan Library 151 Main Street, New Canaan
Wednesday 7:30-8:30 PM, Mindfulness for People in Recovery,Grace Episcopal Church, 5958 Main Street, Trumbull.
One Day Silent Retreat Saturday September 29th, St. Paul’s on the Green in Norwalk. Here is more information.
CMP is a 501c3 nonprofit.. All of our weekly sessions are free and open to the public, but donations are essential to our sustainability. Checks, cash and credit cards are accepted and donations are tax deductible.
Checks can be given to facilitators at our weekly sits or mailed to:
Community Mindfulness Project
P.O. Box 1713
New Canaan, CT 06840.
Credit card donations are accepted on our website: CommunityMindfulnessProject.org.
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