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. He resides in Toronto where he worked for the Ontario Government for 28 years. Ray was ordained by Thich Nhat Hanh in 2011 and practises in the Plum Village tradition, supporting sanghas in their mindfulness practice. Ray is very concerned about our climate crisis. He has been actively involved with the ClimateFast group ( for the past 5 years. He works to bring awareness of our climate crisis to others and motivate them to take action. He has created the website, for tracking climate-related news articles, reports, and organizations. He has created to focus on what you can do to address the climate crisis. He is always looking for opportunities to reach out to communities, politicians, and governments to communicate about our climate crisis and what we need to do. He says: “Our world is in dire straits. We have to bend the curve on our heat-trapping pollutants in the next few years if we hope to avoid the most serious impacts of human-caused global warming. Doing nothing is not an option. We must do everything we can to create a livable future for our children, our grandchildren, and all future generations.”
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