Day of Mindfulness on March 7, 2020

Day of Mindfulness
Mindfulness Trainings
As Our Protection
March 7, 10 am – 3:30 pm
At Canadian Mindfulness Center
1278 St. Clair Ave W. Toronto M5E 1B9

At times, we may see the Five Mindfulness Trainings (precepts) as rules based on ideas of ‘right’ and ‘wrong’, which are being imposed on us. Yet, the trainings can also be practised as tools of liberation, based on understanding how the consequences of our actions lead to suffering or happiness. Our openness to the wisdom conveyed in the Mindfulness Trainings is based on whether we perceive them as rules or guiding means.

After reciting the Five Mindfulness Trainings together, we will have an opportunity to share our experience, insights and challenges in applying the trainings to our daily life. We will also enjoy exercises, sitting & walking meditation, lunch, total relaxation.
Please bring:

• light blanket for total relaxation
• small vegetarian dish for potluck lunch and cutlery

New friends are welcomed, please share this information with your friends.
Our practice is based on Dana, suggested donation for the day is 25$.

About Ray Nakano

Ray is a retired, third generation Japanese Canadian born and raised in Hamilton, Ontario along with his 4 younger sisters. He resides in Toronto where he worked for the Ontario Government for 28 years. Ray currently practises in 2 Buddhist traditions: Jodo Shinshu and that of Thich Nhat Hanh. Ray is passionate about climate action and very concerned about our Climate Crisis. He has been actively involved in the ClimateFast group ( for the past 3 years. He works to bring awareness of our Climate Crisis to others. He has created the website, for tracking climate-related news articles, reports, and organizations. He is always looking for opportunities through the work of ClimateFast to reach out to communities, politicians, and governments to communicate about our Climate Crisis. He is married and has 2 daughters and 2 grandchildren. He says: “Our world is in dire straits. Doing nothing is not an option. We must do everything we can to create a liveable future for our children, our grandchildren, and all future generations.”
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