Resting

Knowing when to rest is a deep practice. Sometimes, we try too hard in our practice or we work too much without mindfulness; thus we become tired very easily. The practice of mindfulness should not be tiring but rather, it should be energizing. But when we recognize that we are tired, we should find every means possible to rest. Ask for help from the Sangha. Practicing with a tired body and mind does not help; it can cause more problems. To take care of yourself is to take care of the whole Sangha. Resting may mean to stop what you are doing and take a five-minute walk outside, or to go on a fast for a day or two, or it may mean to practice Noble Silence for a period. There are many ways for us to rest, so please pay attention to the rhythm of our body and mind for the benefit of all. Total Relaxation is a practice of resting. Mindful breathing whether in the sitting or in the lying position is the practice of resting. Let us learn the art of resting and allow our body and our mind to restore themselves. Not thinking and not doing anything is an art of resting and healing.

Do not miss :

18 July 2019 - 19:00 : Thursday evening meditation
22 July 2019 - 13:00 : Méditation du lundi PM
22 July 2019 - 19:00 : Méditation du lundi
24 July 2019 - 19:00 : Méditation du mercredi
25 July 2019 - 19:00 : Thursday evening meditation
29 July 2019 - 13:00 : Méditation du lundi PM
29 July 2019 - 19:00 : Méditation du lundi
31 July 2019 - 19:00 : Méditation du mercredi
01 August 2019 - 19:00 : Thursday evening meditation
05 August 2019 - 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