HLS News/retreats-posted on 10/30/16
Thich Nhat Hanh Book Study
First meeting will be held this
Saturday, November 5th.
Colleen and Steve Browns 15925 Jones Circle
From 3:30-5:00 pm
We have chosen to study Thich Nhat Hanh's book, Peace Is Every Step.
All Are Welcome-(even if you don't own or haven't read the book:-)
2017 Retreats and DOMS- save the date
(More info to come)
Winter Day of Mindfulness with Sister Terry
on Saturday, January 28th
Spring Retreat with Brother Michael Ciborski. is at Columban Father's on Thursday, March 30th ~ Sunday, April 2nd
Summer Day of Mindfulness led by HLS members, is on July 22nd at Knowles Mercy Spiritual Center.
Our True Heritage
The cosmos is filled with precious gems.
I want to offer a handful of them
to you this morning.
Each moment you are alive is a gem,
shining through and containing earth and sky,
water and clouds.
It needs you to breathe gently
for the miracles to be displayed.
Suddenly you hear the birds singing,
the pines chanting,
see the flowers blooming,
the blue sky,
the white clouds,
the smile and the marvelous look
of your beloved.
You, the richest person on Earth,
who have been going around
begging for a living,
stop being the destitute child.
Come back and claim your heritage.
We should enjoy our happiness
and offer it to everyone.
Cherish this very moment.
Let go of the stream of distress
and embrace life fully in your arms.
Thich Nhat Hanh
Mindfulness Study and Practice