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Mindfulness: Stop Waiting, Start Living

  • The Town Hall 123 W 43rd St, New York New York USA (map)

"It is possible to live happily in the here and now. So many conditions of happiness are available—more than enough for you to be happy right now. You don't have to run into the future in order to get more."  --  Thich Nhat Hanh

Many people wait to get the right job, the right partner, the right vacation before they can let themselves really live and be happy. But if we're always running, we'll never stop.

Join us for a talk about mindfulness as a path to happiness here and now, by Sister Jina and Brother Dharma Embrace, senior monastics in Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh’s tradition.

Sister Jina

Sister Jina

Sister Jina (Chan Dieu Nghiem - True Wonder) is an Irish-Dutch nun who ordained in Japan in 1985 and joined the Plum Village community in 1990, one of Thich Nhat Hanh's first European monastic disciples.   After serving as the dearly loved Abbess of Lower Hamlet, Plum Village, for 16 years, she now lives at Deer Park Monastery in California.  Sister Jina's teachings have inspired generations of practitioners around the world.  She is an avid mountain-hiker, bird-watcher and to relax, loves folk-dancing.


Brother Dharma Embrace

Brother Dharma Embrace

Brother Dharma Embrace (Chan Phap Dung) is a Vietnamese-American monk who came of age as a San Fernando “Valley Boy” break dancing and skateboarding.  He struggled in school before eventually graduating from USC and working as an architect in Santa Monica.  Disenchanted with the corporate world, he decided to ordain on visiting Deer Park Monastery .  He is loved by young and old for his dynamic creativity and urban cool.  He is involved in many initiatives to bring mindfulness into schools, business, and politics.

The evening’s program includes guided meditation, chanting, teaching on mindfulness, and Q&A. Doors open at 6:30pm. ASL translation available.

Tickets available online through TicketMaster (1-800-982-2787)

Tickets are also available from The Town Hall 
Box Office: 12-6pm, Mon-Sat. (1-212-840-2824)
Tickets can be purchased at the door if space is available.

All proceeds benefit Blue Cliff Monastery.

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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.