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An Opportunity To Experience The Art Of Mindful Living

An Opportunity To Experience The Art Of Mindful Living

Sister Shalom

Nelsonians are being offered an opportunity to experience the art of being truly present in the here and now known as mindfulness.

The Nelson Centre of Mindful Living is bringing Sister Shalom, an ordained Buddhist nun with 20 years of training and practice in mindfulness, to Nelson to give a public talk and to run a ‘mindful weekend.’

Centre spokesperson, Libby Newton says mindfulness is for people from all walks of life and traditions. She says the centre is delighted to be hosting Sister Shalom and to be able to offer the public an opportunity to find out more about the art of mindful living.

“We welcome people to come and hear Sister Shalom’s teachings on the joy of being fully alive in the present moment,” she says. “There’re also practical sessions where people can experience and practice mindfulness and feel the stability and clarity that comes from responding to life with calm and wisdom,” she says.

Sister Shalom brings experiences from her pre-ordination life as a single parent, cancer survivor and therapist to her teachings. Libby says she has an infectious joy for life and a deep commitment to passing on the tools that have transformed her life.

Sister Shalom is from Coromandel, but she spent many years as a student of Thích Nht Hnh, a Vietnamese Zen Buddhist monk, teacher, author, poet and peace activist living in France. Thích Nht Hnh has dedicated himself to the enlightenment of others through his teachings of mindfulness and mindful living through mindful meditation.

Sister Shalom will present a public talk on mindfulness at Fairfield House at 7pm on Thursday 9 October. On Friday there is a Mindfulness workshop for young people (ages 18 – 35) at 7pm and starting on Saturday 11 October at 9.30am is ‘Two days of Deepening Mindfulness.’ Registration for the two-day weekend event is essential. All events are at Fairfield House.

Registrations to: libbynewton@xtra.co.nz or 021 032 6476


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