- circle up at the far end of the YALE AVE parking lot in front of the ball field.
- sound the bell for noble silence at 1:25,
- offer 5 minutes of noble silence in stillness for peace around the world,
- listen to a letter from Plum Village,
- walk slowly along the (wide hard packed dirt) canal path silently embodying peace through the quality of each step,
- return near our starting place (~ 30 minutes total walking meditation) and
- circle up again offering a final 5 minutes of still noble silence.
Hello Dear Sangha,
Our sangha will be gathering for a picnic in the park, followed by our annual meeting, and hope you can join us!
Date: Sunday, August 20, noon – 3 pm
Place: Cook Park, 7100 Cherry Creek South Drive, Denver (near the intersection of Cherry Creek South Dr. and S. Monaco Pkwy). Enter the parking lot off Cherry Creek South Drive, look to the west, and you will see a pavilion just a short walk away. You have arrived! We had a sangha picnic here a couple of years ago. See below for the link to a map of the park.
Food and Drink: Please bring your own vegetarian sack lunch, tea, coffee, or other non-alcoholic drink, and a reusable water bottle. We’ll also have water available in a cooler.
And–there will be cake.
Also, we’ll have a flip chart suggestion session, so bring any ideas of what you’d like to see our sangha do as we continue beautifully into the future. This day will provide a leisurely opportunity to get to know each other better and strengthen our community.
The Eyes of Compassion Care-Taking Council
On this park map, look for Picnic Area #2.
Our beloved friend and dharma teacher, Matt Sherman, passed away on July 18, 2023, at about 6 pm MT. Our whole community deeply mourns his passing.
Matt was the face of Eyes of Compassion Sangha for many years. He and his wife Margit are dear to us. Matt will be missed so very much, but interbeing tells us he lives in the spirit if our Sangha. We send love and compassion to Matt and to Margit. Continue reading “Matt Sherman”
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”
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”
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.
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!
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.