We are a group of friends dedicated to mindful living and engaged Buddhist practice. You do not have to be a Buddhist to practice with us. Many members continue to participate in other religious traditions. All are welcome.
We practice mindfulness inspired by Vietnamese Buddhist monk Thich Nhat Hanh. The foundation for our being together is the Five Mindfulness Trainings, which are the Buddha’s teachings on the basis for a happy life.
Our community practices mindful living in order to help reduce suffering while increasing joy, harmony and peace in ourselves, in our community and in the world. Mindfulness is the energy of being aware and awake to the present moment. It is the continuous practice of touching life deeply in every moment. To be mindful is to be truly alive, present and at one with those around you and with what you are doing. We bring our body and mind into harmony while we wash the dishes, drive the car or interacting with family, friends and colleagues
Our Practice includes:
We meet every Monday at 7PM at the First Unitarian Society of Franklin (FUSF).