Wednesday, December 22, 2010

2011 Blue Mountains yatra

I’ll lead another day of mindful walking on Saturday May 14. The day will run as before, an early start, bring your lunch and your bushwalking gear. At some stage we’ll stop and meditate 'en plein air'. We’ll enjoy each others’ company silently, and that of the wildlife of the Blue Mountains in late summer. In October there was about 7 1/2 hours of silence in the day. Thich Nhat Hanh recommends one day of mindfulness a month - this is a great way to do that, where the natural world conspires to help you.

Haiku poets might like to join us and use this as an opportunity to really concentrate on what is around them, responding in ten to fourteen syllables.

Costs of the October yatra were a little higher than I had anticipated, so this time I’ll ask participants for $20 to cover the cost of running the day. Plus dana, if you feel so moved.

So put this date in your diary! The other dates will be:

30 July
15 October

Have a marvellous Christmas fiesta, and may you have a sunny day or two these holidays!