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A Day Of Mindfulness Celebrating The Miracle Of Our Practice

April 6 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm

Many Rivers Sanghas & Open Heart Sangha


 Saturday April 6, 2024
8:30am – 3:30pm

Portland Friends of the Dhamma  www.pdxdhamma.org
1404 SE 25th Avenue.  Corner of SE 25th & SE Madison
One block North of Hawthorne.

 Contemplating the Five Mindfulness Trainings
followed by Transmission of the Five Mindfulness Trainings Ceremony 

 This is a wonderful opportunity to receive the Five Mindfulness Trainings for the first time or to renew them supported by your sangha family.  The Buddha offered the Five Wonderful Precepts to guide us in our lives. Thich Nhat Hanh translated these precepts for modern times with mindfulness at the foundation of each one.

Thay reminds us “It is enough to study and put them [the Five Mindfulness Trainings] into practice for ourselves, but it’s easier when we’ve made a public commitment and received support from a whole community to practice the trainings….When we have the energy of a whole community that has witnessed us make a commitment to the trainings, it’s easier to practice.”

Our Dharma Teachers, Nisi Segor, True Recollection of Virtues, Sheila Canal, True Spiritual Understanding and John Wadsworth, True Land of Fortunes, will lead the contemplation of the Five Mindfulness Trainings followed by the transmission ceremony.

Please join us whether you plan to receive the transmission or if you want to simply spend a day of mindfulness with your sangha family.  If you would like to receive the trainings, you can receive the full transmission of the Five Mindfulness Trainings or any number of trainings. Or if you’ve previously received the transmission, let us know you want to renew and include the lineage name you were given when you received the Five Mindfulness Trainings.  To quote our teacher, Thay, “it is perfectly good to pick just one training to focus on, because the one contains the all.”

Please complete the short form at the end of this announcement and email it to one of the Dharma teachers by March 31.
Dharma teachers emails:  Nisi Segor:  nisisego@gmail.com, Sheila: mimesh@jeffnet.org, John:  johnsonwadsworth@msn.com

Contact Mary Buckley at 310-405-3448 or mfbuckley@sbcglobal.net if you have any questions. An email providing additional information on the day’s schedule will be emailed a week prior to the date of the event.


Thay tells us the Five Mindfulness Trainings are love itself.

Here is the application form to request the transmission of the five mindfulness trainings of the Order of Interbeing

The Five Mindfulness Trainings – Application form

Name _______________________________________________________________________
I would like to receive the Transmission Ceremony in person on April 6.
Phone ____________________________ Email _____________________________________
Mailing Address_______________________________________________________________
Birth date (d/m/y) _________________________________________  Gender _____________
I want to renew the Mindfulness Trainings.  My lineage name is _____________________________________
Which of the Trainings would you like to receive or renew? (You are encouraged to take all five but you can select particular ones if you prefer).
__ All Five         __ First             __Second         __Third             __ Fourth          __ Fifth
Would you like to receive a Dharma Name to encourage you in the practice?        __ Yes  __ No
Please share your aspirations and commitments below.  This will help in choosing your Dharma name and will help you look deeply and gain more clarity about why you want to receive the trainings.

Dharma teachers emails:  Nisi Segor:  nisisego@gmail.com, Sheila: mimesh@jeffnet.org, John:  johnsonwadsworth@msn.com


April 6
8:30 am - 3:30 pm


John Wadsworth
Nisi Segor


Friends of the Dhamma
1404 SE 25th Ave
Portland, OR United States
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