ABC-TV Documentary The film, "Search for Spirituality," which aired nationally in the U.S. in January, featured Thich Nhat Hanh, David Steindl-Rast, Matthew Fox, Joko Beck, and others. The footage of Thay is from the Veteran's retreat at Omega last June. It is, perhaps, the most moving footage in the film. Copies of the videotape can be purchased for $39 from Ecufilm, 810 12th Avenue South, Nashville, TN 37203; (800) 251-4091.
Aid to Ladakh
The Jamyang Choling Institute for Buddhist Women, established in 1988, has 26 student nuns enrolled in a full-time monastic curriculum which will prepare them as teachers of Buddhism. Donors wishing to contribute towards this training of Buddhist nuns can send checks payable to Jamyang Choling to the Community of Mindful Living, P.O. Box 7355, Berkeley, CA 94707.
A Buddhist library, school for youth, and meditation center are being built in Ladakh under the sponsorship of the Thai-American Project, 1440 Harvard Road, Santa Monica, CA 90404. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
The Healing Woman
A monthly newsletter for survivors of childhood sexual abuse that provides information and support to women who are recovering from the physical, emotional, and spiritual trauma of childhood sexual abuse. For further information or to subscribe ($24 for 1 year), contact: The Healing Woman, P.O. Box 370870, Montara, CA 94037.
Volunteer Help Needed
The Community of Mindful Living is growing leaps and bounds and our staff of one-and-a-half is having difficulty keeping up. If you have office skills including experience on the macintosh, and/or can speak or write Vietnamese, and have some extra time to volunteer and work with us, please call us at (510) 527-3751.
Winter Family Practice at Plum Village
Couple with a 3 1/2 year old daughter are thinking of attending the winter course at Plum Village from Nov. 1992 to February 1993. Are there any families interested in the same, but have hesitated because of the lack of kids at Plum Village during the winter months? If interested, call or write Eileen Kiera at 5999 Schornbush Road, Deming, WA 98244; (206) 592-5248.
Retreats with Sisters Annabel and Jina
Annabel Laity and Jina van Hengel, ordained students of Thich Nhat Hanh in residence at Plum Village, will lead retreats and give lectures on mindfulness in everyday life.
Mar. 17-25 5 Evening Seminar—Sutra on the Middle Way & Mar. 20-22 Retreat Contact: Community of Mindful Living, Box 7355, Berkeley, CA 94707 (510) 527-3751
March 28-29 Contact: Ordinary Dharma 247 Horizon Avenue, Venice, CA 90291 (310) 396-5054
March 12-15 Houston Zen Community 5200 Fannin, Houston, TX 77004 (713)526-5200
April 1-5 Open Way Sangha P.O. Box 7281 Missoula, MT 59807 ph.: (406) 626-4463
April 6-8 Lakeside Buddha Sangha P.O. Box 7067 Evanston,IL 60201 ph.: (708) 475-0080
April 10-12 Buddhist Peace Fellowship 115 West 86th Street, #9B New York, NY 10024 ph.: (212)873-3142
April 16-19 Washington Mindfulness Community 332 Boyd Avenue TakomaPark,MD 20912 (301) 270-3923
April 24-26 Barre Inst of Buddhist Studies Lockwood Road Barre, MA 01005-9707 ph.: (508) 355-2347
May 1-3 Cambridge Insight Meditation Center 331 Broadway Cambridge, MA 02139 (617)491-5070
May 8-10 Maple Village 2690 Glencoe Avenue Montreal, Quebec H3R 2B7 Canada ph.: (514) 342-2981
May 21-24 House Tao Meditationszentrum CH-9427 Wolfhalden, Switzerland (071) 44.41.83, or 44.35.39 Jina van Hengel and Marcel Geisser
Meditative Hikes in the Pacific Northwest
If you would like to participate during late July and early September, contact Eileen Kiera, 5999 Schornbush Road, Deming, WA 98244.