Blue Water Community of Mindful Living

Our Practice


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We will begin meeting again in person on Sunday, May 16, 2021 at 4 PM. Our new meeting place is at the Unity of Bluewater Church, 431 7th Street, Port Huron, MI 48060. Please come early if you can to help set up. Doors open at 3:30 PM


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We practice sitting and walking meditation in the tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh, the Vietnamese Buddhist teacher, which emphasizes mindfulness

According to  The Mindfulness Bell, the national publication and website of The Community of Mindful Living,  "To be mindful means to dwell deeply in the present moment, to be aware of what is going on within and around us

  
Practicing mindfulness cultivates understanding, love, compassion and joy. This practice helps us to take care of and transform suffering in our lives and in our society

Our meetings are held the second and fourth Sunday of every month in Port Huron and every Tuesday at Buff Bodies Boot Camp in Marysville

In Port Huron we normally sit for around twenty-five minutes, followed by fifteen minutes of walking meditation and another, shorter period of sitting meditation. Simple instructions are offered to newcomers. We recite the  three refuges and sometimes there is a reading. Once a season,  we recite The Fourteen Mindfulness Trainings, which are provided on our Study page. The Marysville meetings have a somewhat different format and consist of  sitting and walking meditation with a short dharma discussion.

Other activities are planned  throughout the year