To help transition Japan to a peace promoting post-carbon country while enjoying every step of the process. 僕のビジョンは、祖国日本で、平和文化を育みポストカーボン（Post-Carbon) 社会を促進してゆく事です。 化石燃料や原子力に頼らず、他国の資源を取らない、自給自足な国へのトランジションを実現させてゆきたいです。
10:00am Songs and introductions, 歌とイントロ 10:30 Guided Meditation 呼吸法（瞑想）の入門 10:50 Panel presentation on the practice of Mindfulness マインドフルネスと言う生き方とは？ 11:50 Walking Meditation outside 歩く瞑想 12:40pm Mindful Eating 昼食（一口一口を意識してみます） 1:40 Deep Relaxation 食後のリラクセーション（横になって瞑想） 2:40 Sharing groups on topics, like: Handling Strong Emotions (such as anger, despair, fear), Mindfulness in the Workplace, Communication in Relationships and Saving the World or Questions & Answers シェアリング（話し合い）と質問：みんなが一番話し合いテーマを共有する時間にしたいと思っています。例えば：怒りや悲しみがある時にはどうすれば良いのか、仕事場でマインドフルネスの活用法、社会活動とマインドフルネス、自分の悩みなど。 3:45 Closing Circle 最後に。
I would like to cordially invite you to a meditation and mindful living gathering called "WakeUp!". This is an international movement of young Buddhists and non-Buddhists working toward a healthy and compassionate world. This is not a religious group but a gathering of people who want to live compassionately and sustainably no matter what faith (including atheists). It is also an opportunity for young people to relax, inspire, and enjoy time together.
"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 of daily life. To be mindful is to be truly alive and present 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 take our morning cup of tea."
We plan to do guided meditation (very simple, just following your breath), presentation on mindfulness trainings, walking meditation, mindful delicious lunch, deep relaxation (aka "sleeping meditation"), sharing in groups about whatever people would like to talk about (e.g. handling strong emotions, communication, questions).
Everybody is welcome, and this will be a pleasant bilingual event.
Please let any friends know too!
Date: February 11, 2013
Time: 10:00 - 17:00
Place: Cafe Vayu (Omotesando/Harajuku, Tokyo)
Max: 15 people
Cost: 1500 yen (delicious lunch included from the cafe)
Please include age, whether you have meditation experience (beginners welcome!), and anything else you'd like for us to know.
"When you understand, you love. And when you love, you naturally act in a way that can relieve the suffering of people. " Thich Naht Hanh
WakeUp members are:
offering guided relaxation sessions to our classmates before exams
organizing sessions of conflict resolution and reconciliation amongst our friends and within our families
organizing sessions of sitting, walking and eating meditation with our friends and classmates
helping our schools and colleges to move towards more mindful consumption (for example contacting organic suppliers or setting up fair-trade vending machines)
promoting Car Free Days
facilitating Deep Ecology workshops to help us wakeup to the situation of the planet
creating organic vegetable gardens in our schools, colleges, and urban centres
using the tools and insights of Buddhism to help friends struggling with addiction and dependency
working together with local charities to help those in need, and supporting aid projects in the developing world
Our breathing is a stable solid ground that we can take refuge in. Regardless of our internal weather- our thoughts, emotions and perceptions- our breathing is always with us like a faithful friend. Whenever we feel carried away, or sunken in a deep emotion, or scattered in worries and projects, we return to our breathing to collect and anchor our mind.
We feel the flow of air coming in and going out of our nose. We feel how light and natural, how calm and peaceful our breathing functions. At any time, while we are walking, gardening, or typing, we can return to this peaceful source of life.
We may like to recite:
“Breathing in I know that I am breathing in.
Breathing out I know that I am breathing out.”
We do not need to control our breath. Feel the breath as it actually is. It may be long or short, deep or shallow. With our awareness it will naturally become slower and deeper. Conscious breathing is the key to uniting body and mind and bringing the energy of mindfulness into each moment of our life.Some of us practice the five mindfulness trainings.
Another workshop on empathetic listening and guessing needs (inspired by Nonviolent Communication aka compassionate communication). An opportunity to connect deeply with yourself and take a step deeper into authenticity and compassion.
It's 3am so I think I should sleep now but I'll try to get to an English translation soon. I haven't done the guerilla planting yet, this is just about making fig clones in preparation for guerilla gardening in Tokyo.