Mindfulness Meditation Group of the Mendocino Coast is meeting Thursday, October 13th at 7 PM.
Mindfulness meditation is based on the four "mindfulnesses” as taught by Master Ji Ru abbot of Mid American Buddhist Association (MABA). (see more about MABA at http://www.maba-usa.org/ )
The four mindfulnesses are:
what is mindful
Initially, we are starting with mindfulness of the body and work primarily with the breath, intent and sense contact during sitting, standing, walking and laying down postures. Master Ji Ru meets in Oakland, CA a few times a year to teach his method. He has suggested I start my own group up here to meet regularly between his visits since I’m too far to attend the regular group meetings in Oakland.
Master Ji Ru’s approach is an authentic form of Buddhist meditation innovated for a modern world and modern people. His concern is making genuine meditation assessable and practical to everyone interested, in a way that will lead to fruition. Mindfulness means being present with the situation at hand, and adapting accordingly. The work is relaxing old behaviors and habits we use to address the stresses of life, and instead employing mindfulness as a way to meet the situation as it is, via our five senses.
Mindfulness has become a popular term in the marketplace for alternative health and spirituality. Unfortunately, most of this proclaimed mindfulness is not genuine mindfulness, but what a teacher of mine calls “monkey mindfulness.” If you are interested in authentic self-cultivation this is the group.
Donations based payment. For more information contact:
Kurt Baker, 707 489-6892
350 S. Franklin St. Suite A
Fort Bragg, CA (707) 489-6892