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Embracing the Inner Child with Mindfulness

~The Art of Cultivating Compassion and Happiness~

Coming Soon !!! English Speakers Welcome !!!


6 Jun. (Tue)- 11 Jun.(Sun)
6-Day Mindfulness Retreat in Kyoto with Anh-Huong and Thu Nguyen


About the retreat

Young children are beautiful, fresh and fragile like flowers. They are vulnerable and can get hurt easily. Whether or not we can remember the difficult times we have all had as children, there is a suffering child in each of us.   We often try to keep ourselves busy - either with work or through consumption - so that we do not have to experience that suffering all over again. We want to forget about those painful memories by sending this young child to a very deep place in our consciousness. But the wounded child is always there, longing for our return. Running away from this child will only prolong the suffering.

During this retreat, we come together as a community to practice mindful breathing, sitting, walking, mindful movement and eating, in order to touch the peace and happiness that are available in the present moment. Mindfulness also helps us to be there so that we can hear our inner child's voice calling for help. The community's collective energy of mindfulness and compassion will embrace and heal us, as well as  the wounded child in each of us.

About Anh-Huong and Thu Nguyen

Anh-Huong Nguyen and Thu Nguyen have practiced the art of mindful living in the tradition of Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh for more than 30 years. They have led mindfulness retreats since 1988 and in 1992 were among the first students to be ordained as Dharma teachers by the Venerable Thich Nhat Hanh. They are principal teachers at the Mindfulness Practice Center of Fairfax (

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