Wednesday, June 29 at 6pm to Thursday, June 30 at 6:00pm
In a time of economic and environmental uncertainty, unceasing negativity and fear mongering in the news, scandals, gossiping and image bashing, the only way to respond responsibly is from a foundation of inner peace. It is our duty to ourselves and those around us, to create a tranquility within even as in the eye of the storm. Let us come together in solidarity by making a commitment to peace building through kindness and wisdom. Visit contemplativecircle.com.
You are invited to take part in this Building Peace 24-Hour Contemplative Circle, inspired by the practice of self-awareness and human collaboration. Through the practice of mindful contemplation, we purify our mind and heart, and come back to social engagement in a more wholesome state of being. We then set the stage by creating an environment of supporting conditions for others to practice also. In order to build momentum, we set a determination that the Contemplative Circle will be continuous for 24 hours.
All are invited to come sit to help Build Peace – for any length of time you are able to attend.
WHY DO WE GATHER IN THIS CONTEMPLATIVE PRACTICE TO BUILD PEACE?
Universal questions such as these captivate people of all ages: What Is the Meaning of Life? Who Am I? Where Am I Coming from? Where Am I Going? What Is a Good Life Worthy of Living? What Can I Do to Build a Peaceful World? The Contemplative Circle is a community the function of which is to support each other’s contemplation. By taking a part in practice, we give value to contemplation because we believe that it's where all useful action starts and we give each other the opportunity to partake in this practice.
SCHEDULE: Wednesday, June 29 to Thursday, June 30
6:00pm Building Peace 24-Hour Contemplative Circle begins with setting an intention and dedication. Introduction to Contemplative Circle, what it represents, and the role of community in personal practice.
6:30 – 7:00pm Silent Meditation
7:00 – 8:00pm Community Meditation for all who attend with Tibetan chanting and silent meditation
8:00 – 9:30pm Introduction to Mindfulness: Sitting, Standing, and Walking. Brief overview of mindfulness practice, followed by an invitation to practice alternate 20 minutes of sitting, standing, walking, and sitting again.
9:30 – 10:00pm Silent Meditation
10:00 – 10:30pm Philosophical discussion about meditation, monasticism and relationship with community.
9:30pm – Noon Silent Meditation
Noon – 1:30pm Introduction to Mindfulness: Sitting, Standing, and Walking. Brief overview of mindfulness practice, followed by an invitation to practice alternate 20 minutes of sitting, standing, walking, and sitting again.
1:30 – 4:30pm Silent Practice
4:30 – 5:30pm Meditation for Building Peace
5:30 – 6:00pm Closing of Building Peace 24-Hour Contemplative Circle with time for comments, questions and suggestions.
Free. All are welcome!