Cultivating Happiness

A special opportunity to practise with Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh

5  to 10 April 2012  East Midlands Conference Centre, The University of Nottingham, University Park, Nottingham  NG7 2RD

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‘Every step and every breath can be an opportunity for joy and happinessLife is full of suffering. If we don’t have enough happiness on reserve, we have no means to take care of our despair.’  Thich Nhat Hanh

This is a residential retreat with Thich Nhat Hanh and the monks and nuns from Plum Village. Together we will learn and practise ways to live mindfully each moment of our lives. We will learn to breathe, walk and perform daily tasks aware of each moment, so that we can touch the refreshing and healing elements within and around us.  Learning to relax and release tensions within us, to take care of ourselves, our families. Nourishing peace, joy, love and understanding in our individual and collective consciousness.

Whatever your age, faith or experience we welcome you to join us for this retreat.

Thich Nhat Hanh (known as Thây, pronounced ‘tie’) especially welcomes families with children and teenagers, and the first part of his daily talks will be dedicated to them. Mindfulness practice programmes led by monks, nuns and lay practitioners (with help from parents of the younger children) will be offered for children and teenagers (5-18) and for young adults (age 16-32). Under 5s are welcome to join the retreat under the care of a parent or guardian, a Children and Parents Room will be available for their use.

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