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Sat, 23 Mar

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Mountain Spring Monastery

Working Bee - Mindful Service

Join the monastics of Mountain Spring for a nourishing Saturday Working Bee Day! To participate in mindful service can be a great happiness. It is an opportunity to engage in the maintenance and care of our practice center while enjoying our practice of mindfulness.

Working Bee - Mindful Service
Working Bee - Mindful Service

Time & Location

23 Mar 2024, 9:00 am – 2:00 pm AEDT

Mountain Spring Monastery, 2651 Bells Line of Rd, Bilpin NSW 2758, Australia

About the event

Mountain Spring Monastery is happy to be hosting a Saturday Working Bees from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm.

It is helpful for us to have a general  sense of how many people are coming so that we can prepare accordingly.

We ask that you please register if you plan to join us.

(Tu viện Sơn Tuyền rất hoan hỉ tổ chức ngày Chấp Tác Thứ Bay, từ 9 giờ sáng đến 2 giờ chiều. Tu viện cần biết số lượng người tham dự để chuẩn bị  chu đáo. Cơm trưa miễn phí tại chùa)

-Sample tasks during service meditation: planting trees, cleaning, repairing, garden maintenance, etc...

**Lunch will be catered**

More about the practice of Mindful Service:

To participate in mindful service can be a great happiness. It is an opportunity to engage in the maintenance and care of our practice center while enjoying our practice of mindfulness. When we wash the cars, or turn the compost  piles or chop wood we stay mindful of our breathing and the activity that we are doing. We speak only when necessary and about the work at hand. We can maintain a light and easy feeling as we work. An environment that is quiet can make the work more pleasant and enjoyable.

When we work in the garden we get in touch with the plants and nourish our connection to the earth we are living on. Sweeping and mopping the meditation halls we see that we are already practicing to calm our mind and body. Please, do not be in too great of a hurry to get the job done.  Our most important contribution to the Sangha is to maintain our practice of mindfulness.

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