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Mindful Bedtime Reading Get Together – No Mud, No Lotus

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April 6 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Wednesday April 6, 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Port Macquarie Library
32 Grant St
Port Macquarie, New South Wales 2444 Australia

 A reading group with a difference… Mindful Bedtime Reading

To finish the session, we will host a Mindfulness Meditation in the library meeting room on April 6, 2022  It will be a wonderful opportunity to meet each other, enjoy a practice and share any thoughts or ideas for future programs.

In 2021 we shared ‘Silence: The Power of Quiet in a World Full of Noise’ and ‘The Art of Communicating’, both by revered master of mindfulness, Zen Buddhist Monk, Thich Nhat Hanh. This year we began with Thich Nhat Hanh, sharing the incredible ‘No Mud, No Lotus’.

You are warmly invited to join us, Wednesday 6th April at 5.30pm.  All welcome!

Any questions please contact Angie angie.hazelton-kelly@pmhc.nsw.gov.au 65818755 or Kate Forrest thisabundantlife108@gmail.com 0437509195.

About the book: The secret to happiness is to acknowledge and transform suffering, not to run away from it. No Mud, No Lotus offers practices and inspiration transforming suffering and finding true joy.

Thich Nhat Hanh acknowledges that because suffering can feel so bad, we try to run away from it or cover it up by consuming. We find something to eat or turn on the television. But unless we’re able to face our suffering, we can’t be present and available to life, and happiness will continue to elude us.

Thich Nhat Hanh shares how the practices of stopping, mindful breathing, and deep concentration can generate the energy of mindfulness within our daily lives. With that energy, we can embrace pain and calm it down, instantly bringing a measure of freedom and a clearer mind. No Mud, No Lotus introduces ways to be in touch with suffering without being overwhelmed by it. With his signature clarity and sense of joy, Thich Nhat Hanh helps us recognize the wonders inside us and around us that we tend to take for granted and teaches us the art of happiness.

“When we know how to suffer, we suffer much, much less”. Thich Nhat Hanh

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April 6
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Port Macquarie Library
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Port Macquarie Library
32 Grant St
Port Macquarie, New South Wales 2444 Australia
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