Practicing Mindfulness in the Tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh: Deep Gratitude in the Face of Despair

A student of the teachings of Thich Nhat Hanh, Chelsea Ray will present on mindfulness and gratitude and how it can be nurtured for a happier and more fulfilling life.  Gratitude for what already exists helps ground us as we move towards action to better our world.  In a time that can be exhausting with so much change in the country, how can we use mindfulness to carefully select how we wish to act in the world and make a difference, while also staying nourished and loving to ourselves?  Chelsea will dedicate this service to the memory of church member Rachel Elmore, who passed on June 3rd 2019. 

Chelsea Ray has been a student of different yoga traditions for more than 20 years and has studied mindfulness in the tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh for the past 9 years, including attending a weeklong retreat in Plum Village in France and at Blue Cliff Monastery in New York. She is currently a member of the Open Heart Sangha, a meditation group in the tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh.