The Habit of Happiness: An introduction to Mindfulness Practice

If you haven't lived the best day of your life yet, says Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh, the chances are that you will never experience it. We wait for happiness to come to us, for example, hoping to meet the right person, or to get the right job. Perhaps we even think that we will only find true happiness when we die.

The good news is that if we can truly awaken to each moment of our daily life we can experience happiness right here and now, whatever our situation. With mindfulness, we train the mind to cultivate happiness within ourselves. We learn that our happiness and suffering are deeply connected. Embracing our suffering with the energy of mindfulness we can transform our “mud” to grow lotus flowers of happiness, in any moment.

Dharma teachers from Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh's monastic community will come to NYU to offer a special evening of mindfulness practice and teaching. We will have a guided sitting meditation, walking meditation, Dharma talk and Q&A.  We look forward to practicing with you!

NYU Global Spiritual Life - 238 Thompson Street - 4th Floor, New York, New York 10012 | 212.998.4959

No registration required. All are welcome. Donations welcome.

For more information - nyc2015ustour@bluecliffmonastery.org

This event is part of the Miracle of Mindfulness Tour 2015, marking the 40th anniversary of the publication of Thich Nhat Hanh’s pioneering first book, The Miracle of Mindfulness, which first introduced mindfulness to a broad audience in the West.