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COVID-19 - CORONAVIRUS - PLANETARY INTER-BEING

  • ALL the activities of the MPC-IPCAM (evenings, JPC, training) are suspended
    until further notice.
  • In this context, we would very much appreciate your donation!
  • It’s an opportunity to practice, a time to stop, reflect, meditate, look deep inside and out,
    "the truth is to be found in life, in us and everywhere around us ..."
    Be well!

Gathas

Gathas are short verses that help us practice mindfulness in our daily activities. A gatha can open and deepen our experience of simple acts which we often take for granted. When we focus our mind on a gatha, we return to ourselves and become more aware of each action. When the gatha ends, we continue our activity with heightened awareness.

As we turn on the water faucet we can look deeply and see how precious the water is. We remember not to waste a single drop because there are so many people in the world who don’t even have enough to drink. While brushing our teeth we can make a vow to use loving speech. Before turning on the engine of our car, we can prepare for a safe journey by reciting the gatha for starting the car:

Before starting the car
I know where I am going.
The car and I are one,
if the car goes fast, I go fast.

The gatha brings our mind and body together. With a calm and clear mind, fully aware of the activities of our body, we are less likely to get into a car accident.  Gathas are nourishment for our mind, giving us peace, calmness and joy which we can share with others. They help us to bring the uninterrupted practice of meditation into every part of our day. There are many gathas available in our Chanting Book.

Do not miss :

03 August 2020 - 13:00 : Méditation du lundi PM
03 August 2020 - 18:00 : Rencontre d'information
03 August 2020 - 19:00 : Méditation du lundi soir
05 August 2020 - 19:00 : Méditation du mercredi
06 August 2020 - 19:00 : Thursday evening meditation
10 August 2020 - 13:00 : Méditation du lundi PM
10 August 2020 - 19:00 : Méditation du lundi soir
12 August 2020 - 19:00 : Méditation du mercredi
13 August 2020 - 19:00 : Thursday evening meditation
17 August 2020 - 13:00 : Méditation du lundi PM
Just as vegetation is sensible to sunlight, mental formations are sensitive to mindfulness. Mindfulness is the energy that can embrace and transform all mental formations. Mindfulness helps us leave behind "upside-down perceptions" and wakes us up to what is happening.
- Thich Nhat Hanh