Finding Peace in the midst of uncertainty and chaos

Mindfulness in the Time of Pandemic

On Friday May 1st, I started a 10-day virtual Mindfulness retreat. Sounds curious, doesn't it. It is probably one of the first web-based retreats ever, maybe a trend setter?
 
 
Birken Forest Buddhist Monastery and Pacific Hermitage are premiering their first web-based virtual meditation retreat, centered on the Four Foundations of Mindfulness.
 
Since I am at home and I have not totally delegated all my responsibilities, this retreat is inevitably some kind of hybrid version, not anything like being in a monastery. I have to create a sacred time and place for myself to get the benefit.
 
I want to report how this is going for me, and share with you some of the very basics of the Buddha's teachings and Mindfulness.
 
Birken Forest Monastery
 
"Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom." —Viktor Frankl
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