1. A Day of Wakefulness: 

  2. Renewal for a New Year 

Saturday, January 9, 2016   

9am to 4pm 

Unitarian Universalist Church of Ventura

Practicing living joyfully in the present moment

With Leslie Rinchen-Wongmo

Leslie Rinchen-Wongmo has been a beginning meditator and aspiring mindful person for over 40 years. Drawn to Tibetan Buddhism, she lived among the Tibetans in Dharamsala, India throughout the 1990s and studied traditional Tibetan applique, Buddhist philosophy, and Tibetan language there. Now resettled at the Channel Islands Harbor, she continues to make Buddhist textile art on commission and to teach mindful art-making to students around the world through her Stitching Buddhas Virtual Apprentice Program. Leslie has always felt that joy is her greatest gift, which led her to become a certified laughter yoga/wellness leader in 2013. She will bring all her experience with Tibetan Buddhism, meditation, laughter practice and embodied delight to our mindful day together. 

The day will begin with the documentary film Creating Buddhas: the Making and Meaning of Fabric Thangkas, featuring Leslie's story and artwork, and will be filled with opportunities to practice living joyfully in the present moment. 

  1. Dress in comfortable clothing 
  2. Bring a vegetarian potluck dish (ready to serve) to share for lunch 
  3. A gratitude offering will be gratefully accepted, but is not required
    ($35 suggested)

Sponsored by the Friendship Sangha of the Heart 
A Spiritual Growth Program of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Ventura