Tai Chi, Yoga, and Meditation Day Retreat with Veggie Lunch included - Saturday, June 13, 2015 Beginners and experienced practitioners are welcomed. Suggested Donation: $20 for each or $40 for the Day. (Do not allow limited ability to donate prevent your participation. Ask about Scholarships). Register at (901) 679-4528 or www.buddhistmemphis.com
9:30am Registration and Light Breakfast, Cereal, Fruit, Tea
10am - 11:30am Tai Chi for Health (Yang Style) with Nicholas Cupples, Instructor
11:30am Sitting Meditation, with Guidance and Question/Answer if needed
12:15 Noon Veggie Lunch, provided
1:00pm Walking Meditation, Demo and explanation if needed
1:30pm Yoga with Stephen Black, Instructor or "Yoga Cowboy Yoga"
by Nicholas Cupples, Tai Chi Instructor
The practice of Tai Chi provides a profound sense of the interconnectedness of one’s physical, mental, emotional and energetic aspects of self, and many health benefits follow with the healthful circulation of "chi," the internal and external energy flows. The Yang style short form is an introduction to the beautiful and tranquil inner art of Tai Chi in which you will learn how to tap into your own energetic flows through the use of Qi Gong energy cultivation methods.
by Stephen Black, Yoga Instructor, "Yoga Cowboy Yoga"
Originally, meditators used yoga stretches for relief during long meditation periods. Sitting crosslegged for hours on hours stiffened the body and made meditative concentration difficult. Stretching freed the body, and meditators found that the mind was also more supple and focused as a result. Over centuries, guided by the belief that a flexible mind required an equally flexible body, practitioners refined the postures and the order in which they are performed. As a result, doing yoga, especially while remaining connected to the breath, makes meditation more accessible both to experienced and first-time meditators by giving rise to the feelings of inner stability, groundedness, and peacefulness that settle the body and mind.
Day Retreat Schedule June 13th:
Next: Buddha's Birthday Weekend
Ancient Practice, Modern Monk: H.E. Tulku Yeshi Rinpoche leads 5-Day Retreat, May 28th - June 1st at Quan Am Monastery
H.E. Tulku Yeshi Rinpoche will lead a 5-Day Retreat at Quan Am Buddhist Monastery and Temple Wednesday, May 27th - 31st. He has an "Ancient Practice" yet is a "Modern Monk." See an Introduction to him in this You Tube Video - "How to Enjoy Your Life" - by Tibet Tech (H.E. Tulku Yeshi Rinpoche) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-N9gKExOcRA
— at Quan Am Buddhist Monastery and Temple.
SESSIONS ARE BROKEN UP INTO:
1) Chanting the "Heart Sutra" (led by the Monk);
2) Silent "Sitting Meditation"
3) Dharma Talk with Question and Answer and/or Book Discussion
Feel free to bring a friend. If you are running late, no worries. Just grab a cushion and join in. Cushions and chairs are available at the Monastery.
Bring any questions you may have. It's a good time to ask and for discussion