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The Mystic Way – A Life Review

June 22 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Dear Mystic Friends (new and returning!),

You’re invited to join us for a day of mindfulness practice and celebration on
Saturday, June 22nd, at the Trappist Abbey. Our focus for the day will be “A Life
Review.” We’ll practice taking stock of our lives to date, untangling knots from the
past, and opening our hearts to the fullness of our true selves. We’re blessed to have
the benefit of Jerry Braza’s sharing his life lessons as he greets his 80th continuation
day and celebration.
As usual, we’ll gather in the lower level of Bethany House at 9:00 A.M. for check in
and orientation. The morning will include sitting and indoor walking meditation,
followed by a break and time for Dharma Dialogue. This will be followed by outdoor
walking meditation on some of our favorite trails. Please bring your own lunch and
drinks for the day, (and a cup for coffee or tea), which we will enjoy together as a
silent meal, and bring appropriate clothing for outdoor walking meditation, as well as
any blankets or special cushions for meditation. Please also bring materials for
journaling and reflection. We are invited to attend the monks chant at 12:30. We will
end the day with deep relaxation, sitting and walking meditation, Dharma Sharing
and a closing circle. We plan to clean up and leave the Abbey by 4:00 PM.
We look forward to seeing you and we see this gathering as a way to develop our
intention to look deeply at the interbeing nature of all and how we develop Mystic
practice as a foundation for being engaged in the world.

“Today, the United States is a divided country, one of many countries experiencing
bitter, deep, and seemingly insurmountable division. At the core of Nhat Hanh’s
teachings about mindfulness is non-duality (interbeing): as peace flowers in your heart, so it flowers in the universe. As the Beloved Community is repaired, built, and
manifested in your consciousness, so is it healed for all beings.” — Marcus Andrus,

“Brothers in the Beloved Community: The Friendship of Thich Nhat Hanh and Martin
Luther King”

Together we will look deeply at the path of Mystic which includes unconditional love
for all beings. With this awareness, we will find the resources and resilience to
emerge from what divides us. How do we create connection rather than division and
cultivate love instead of fear?

Please Note: All are welcome to attend these Saturdays, (both new and returning
Mystics), but pre-registration is required by e-mailing John at:
johnsonwadsworth@msn.com. After pre-registering, you will receive a response
notifying you whether there is space for you to attend that particular Saturday or
We look forward to your participation and together we will find both refuge and
beloved community. With love and gratitude,
Dharma teachers:
Jerry Braza, (he, him)True Great Response
John Wadsworth,(he, him) True Land of Fortunes

Dana is the practice of generosity and your support is appreciated!
Our Lady of Guadalupe Trappist Abbey, 9200 NE Abbey Rd,
Carlton, Oregon 97111
Have questions or need directions? e-mail John at:


June 22
9:00 am - 4:00 pm


John Wadsworth


Our Lady of Guadalupe Trappist Abbey
9200 NE Abbey Road
Lafayette, OR 97111
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