Mindful Movement Milwaukee
"A sangha is a garden, full of many varieties of trees and flowers. When we can look at ourselves and at others as beautiful, unique flowers and trees we can truly grow to understand and love one another. One flower may bloom early in the spring and another flower may bloom in late summer. One tree may bear many fruits and another tree may offer cool shade. No one plant is greater, or lesser, or the same as any other plant in the garden. Each member of the sangha also has unique gifts to offer to the community. " - Thich Nhat Hanh
- Monday's 7:15-8:15 pm
- Full Moon - Please check our events, email, text or check our facebook page for the time of this special 2 hour monthly meeting
- New Moon - Please check our events, email, text or check our facebook page for the time of this special 2 hour monthly meeting
Location - Superb Health, 2625 South Greeley Street, Suite 120, Milwaukee, WI 53207
Our Tradition: In this group we practice mindfulness, peaceful living, and meditation in the Plum Village tradition of Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh. Often, he is referred to as ‚Thay‛ or teacher, in Vietnamese. Thay has developed the practice of ‘Engaged Buddhism’ although we welcome any practices or cultural traditions that are healthy and wholesome.
What is a sangha and what do we do at our meetings?
The World Beat Sangha in San Diego has said it best, so we're just going to quote them. Here goes:
If you aren’t familiar with the term sangha, it means a community of friends practicing mindfulness and mindful living in order to bring about and to maintain awareness.
At the Mindful Movement Milaukee Sangha we have a chance for all of us busy and committed people with a lot on our minds, to come together in community with mindfulness and awareness, to stop, to be quiet, to calm down, to let go—together.
We come to the sangha to take care of ourselves in a safe place and in community with others who share our practice.
Reassure New People: Our sangha is made of people of all ages and all kinds of experience at all levels of practice. You don’t need to be a Buddhist to practice. You don’t need to be anything—just a real human being. Everyone can practice because everyone can breathe. If you are new, or this is your first time ever doing something like this, we welcome you and we will all benefit from your presence. Don’t worry, there are no rules to break and nothing to do wrong. In fact, there is nothing to do! You are lucky to have what we call a ‘beginners mind’ and many of us work hard to cultivate our beginners mind.
Following the Buddhist tradition of practicing generosity, called dana, we are invited to give to the sangha whenever we meet. Any amount will be joyfully accepted. Dana is used to sustain the sangha such as supporting the website, off-site rentals and for other incidential costs as well as causes the sangha agrees to support.
Questions? Please contact us here: email@example.com or 414-477-2071
Thank you very much for taking the time to read and consider joining our sangha. May you have peace and happiness.