Eyes of Compassion Sangha sponsored a Day of Mindfulness on Earth Day, April 22, with dharma teacher Viviane Ephraimson-Abt. Held at the Church of the Transfiguration in Evergreen, the theme for the day was “Love Yourself, Love the Earth.” Once registration opened, the event quickly filled up to the maximum of 45 attendees the space could hold. A deep bow of appreciation to Sandy Cowden for organizing the event, along with many volunteers who helped make it happen, and to Craig Cowden for taking these photos. Continue reading ““Day of Mindfulness” on Earth Day”
Celebration of the life of Dave Hughes
Instead of our usual Thursday evening sangha gathering, on Thursday, January 26, Eyes of Compassion Sangha celebrated the life of our beloved dharma teacher, David Hughes, in the regular place at the regular time, University Park United Methodist Church, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm. Continue reading “Celebration of the life of Dave Hughes”
David Hughes (1947–2022)
Our beloved local dharma teacher, David Hughes, passed away on October 31, 2022. Our whole community deeply mourns his passing. A Celebration of Life will be held in Maine on Saturday, December 17, from 11am-2pm at the Nonantum Resort in Kennebunkport. Eyes of Compassion Sangha is planning a local celebration of his life to take place after the first of the year, which will be announced on the EoC email list and on this website. In gratitude for and in honor of Dave’s life, the family requests any donations be made to the Thich Nhat Hanh Foundation, which fosters peace and community among all people, animals, plants, and our planet.
We are copying in his full obituary, from this site, below.
Mindfulness retreat near Colorado Springs
Change to Third Mindfulness Training on “True Love”
Our local dharma teacher, Dave Hughes, has brought our attention to a letter from Brother Thay Phap Dung to the international dharma teachers concerning revisions to the third mindfulness training, on “True Love.” We’ve revised the current version of the five mindfulness trainings on our site to reflect these changes.
These changes were initiated to be more inclusive of our LGBTQIA+ community. Continue reading “Change to Third Mindfulness Training on “True Love””
Walk in the Park
On Sunday we were in Cheesman Park with Wake Up Denver and Eyes of Compassion sangha members. We enjoyed a mindful walk, followed by a delicious vegan chocolate cake prepared by Dana, which we ate in celebration of Buddha’s birthday in the gazebo while it rained. Happy birthday, Buddha!
“Three Jewels” (from 2016)
A brief memory of the past! Here’s a short video of an EOC gathering, singing the “Three Jewels,” from the celebration of Thay’s 90th continuation day in 2016.
Wake Up Denver!
We are pleased to introduce a new subgroup of the Eyes of Compassion Sangha for young adult practitioners: Wake Up Denver. This is a meditation and mindfulness group in the Plum Village tradition for folks in their 20’s and 30’s. The group will practice sitting meditation, walking meditation, Dharma reading, and deep sharing and deep listening. Meetings will happen on 1st and 3rd Wednesdays beginning March 2, 2022 from 6:30-8:00pm at the University Park United Methodist Church, 2180 S. University Blvd., Denver, Colorado. Attendees, please enter through the North facing door by the parking lot with the rainbow ‘Welcome’ sign. See the attached flyer (below) for more details.
EoC ceremony honoring Thay
Here is the recording of the local ceremony that Eyes of Compassion Sangha held on Thursday, January 27, via Zoom, to honor our teacher Thich Nhat Hanh.
Thay’s 95th continuation celebration and 20th Anniversary walk
Here are some photos of our October 9th celebration of Thay’s 95th continuation and the 20th anniversary of our Eyes of Compassion sangha. We had a mindful walk, conversations, and ate vegan cupcakes.
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