A Day of Mindfulness in the Tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh with Dharma Teacher Leslie Rawls
April 6, 2019 from 9:00-4:00
Unity Church of Charleston, 2565 Leeds Avenue, Charleston, SC 29405
Registration: $25–includes a plant-based, catered meal, drinks and snacks. Additional donations in any amount to support our teacher will be welcome on the day. Scholarships are available, especially to young people (ages 18-35), people of color, LGBTQ+, and other diversities. Click here to apply for a scholarship.
Both beginners and experienced practitioners are warmly invited to join us for a day of mindfulness with Plum Village Dharma Teacher Leslie Rawls. Coming together to support each other and practice mindfulness as a community, we will cultivate our ability to touch the wonders of life and cultivate peace in ourselves and the world. Leslie will offer instructions on meditation and mindfulness practice to support us through the day. We will enjoy guided sitting meditation, labyrinth walking meditation, a mindful silent meal, deep relaxation, a time of mindful sharing with each other, and a Dharma talk by Leslie on touching peace and justice.
Leslie Rawls is a Dharmacharya (Dharma Teacher) in the 43rd generation of the Lam Te Dhyana School. She received Lamp Transmission from the Venerable Thich Nhat Hanh during the 2008-2009 Winter Retreat in Plum Village, France. In 1995, Thich Nhat Hanh ordained Leslie as a lay Buddhist minister in the core community of the Order of Interbeing with the Dharma name Chan Giâc Xú, True Realm of Enlightenment. Leslie has studied Buddhism since 1970 and been actively involved with the Plum Village community for more than two decades.
Chairs will be available for all. Participants who wish to sit on the floor are welcome to bring a zabuton and cushion. Everyone may want to bring a yoga mat or towel to support deep relaxation practice. Check-in will be from 8:00 to 8:45 so we are settled and ready to begin at 9:00 am/
People with food allergies are invited to bring their own plant-based meal. Refrigeration will be available.
Advanced registration is a must. Click the button below, complete the form, and follow the instructions to send your payment.
This event is sponsored by Indigo Sangha—the Charleston-area community of mindful living , part of the Plum Village Community of Engaged Buddhism since 2015.