Five Mindfulness Trainings Online Transmission Ceremony

from Jo-ann Rosen

Solstice   7:00 a.m. pdt. June 21, 2020

Dear Community, 

So many are asking now, “WHAT CAN WE DO?”  

One big step is to commit to a life guided by fierce, compassionate, and wise principles.  We offer this guidance in our Five Mindfulness Trainings. 

The Sugarplum Sangha at Mariposa Institute is offering the opportunity to explore and to commit to these trainings during our upcoming 21-day retreat from June 7-28. Those interested in the trainings are not required to attend the retreat; they can participate solely in one or both the following offerings:

1.     Those wanting to explore and discuss the trainings may do so with Dharma Teacher Karen Hilsberg, in two sessions: Thursdays June 11 and 18, 5:00 – 6:00 PM PDT

2.     Those interested in making the commitment to the Five Mindfulness Trainings, or in renewing their commitment, may do so during our formal ceremony, scheduled for the Summer Solstice: June 21, 7:00 AM PDT.  All community members welcome to join, space is limited to 100, those receiving the trainings will have priority.

The Venerable Thich Tu Luc, transmission master for Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh, will be presiding over the ceremony. Monks, Nuns and Lay Dharma Teachers of the Plum Village Community of Engaged Buddhism will also be in attendance. You are also welcome to witness and support the community of aspirants during this ceremony.

The ceremony is offered as a gift. Any donations will be given to the Hayward Compassion Meditation Center. 

To join the Ceremony or discussion simply go to: