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Jim Dalton, Mindfulness Mentor

Mindfulness Training and Practice

Retreat Schedule

Exploring the Seven Energies of Awakening

 A Day of Practice

with Jim Dalton and George Draffan

Sunday, May 15, 2011

9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

9240 SW Wilshire St. Beaverton

By donation - $35 suggested

Bring a sack lunch

& something to share with others

Rhythms of breath, energy, awareness.

Energy rising and falling,

expanding and contracting.

Movement and stillness.

The Buddha pointed to seven factors which are brought together as we awaken to full presence. What are these qualities? How do they feel physically and energetically in the body -- the first foundation of awareness?

Energy rising

Investigation, Enthusiasm, Joy

Energy settling

Calm, Concentration, Equanimity

Energy of mindfulness

embracing all

Spend a day of practice with George Draffan and Jim Dalton focused on the Seven Factors of Awakening as they are revealed through sitting, mindful movement and mindful discussions.

Natural Tai Chi

True understanding in a person has two attributes:

awareness and action.

Together they form a natural tai chi

Who can enjoy enlightenment and remain indifferent to suffering in the world?

This is not in keeping with the Way

Only those who increase their service along with their understanding can be called men and women of Tao.

-- Hua Hu Ching, Lao Tzu

The Hands That Work On Us...

What is required of us is that we love the difficult and learn to deal with it. In the difficult are the friendly forces, the hands that work on us.

-- Rainer Maria Rilke (1875 - 1926)

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