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The Mystic Way – Practicing Forgiveness and freeing our hearts

July 27 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Dear Mystic Friends (new and returning!),

We are happy to be able to gather together at the Trappist Abbey for a day of
mindfulness practice on Saturday, July 27th, with our focus on Practicing Forgiveness
and freeing our hearts. This is an opportunity to look deeply into self and other
forgiveness and to transform obstacles that may be limiting us . We’ll meet in the
lower level of Bethany House at 9:00 AM instead of 8:30 AM, (please arrive before 9
AM). The morning will include sitting and indoor walking meditation, followed by a
break and time for Dharma Dialogue. We’ll also have time for outdoor walking
meditation on some of our favorite trails. Please bring your own lunch and drinks for
the day 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 and
another hour of sitting and indoor walking, 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), and there is no fee, 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 972111
Have questions or need directions? email John at johnsonwadsworth@msn.com


July 27
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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