Cultivating mindfulness is a necessary skill for achieving genuine happiness and freedom from suffering. By paying close attention to the body and breath we learn to relax. We can then use that relaxed state to examine our minds, which ultimately allows us to see all phenomena just as they are.
One of the Holy days of the Buddhist calendar commemorating the Buddha returning to earth after having given teachings to his mother in the Heaven of the Thirty Three. We will be doing precepts at 5 am, followed by recitation of the Vajra Cutter sutra. You may join the sutra reading at any time.