In January each year, we are fortunate in this region to be able to participate in a transmission ceremony for the Five Mindfulness Trainings. Together we recite the five Mindfulness Trainings and transmit them to any sangha members who wish to receive them. The ceremony is held at the Mindfulness Practice Center of Fairfax with Anh Huong and Thu Nguyen and other dharma teachers from the region. It is a regional gathering of all sanghas in DC/MD/VA/PA, and sometimes other areas too; it really is a beautiful morning together.
In preparation for the transmission ceremony, the WMC will present the Trainings as a topic for sharing on the first Sunday of each month through December. This Sunday, 10/6, we will have a panel discussion and dharma sharing about the first two Mindfulness Trainings: "Reverence for Life" and "True Happiness." All are invited to come and learn about these practices and well as share about your experience of working with them.
You can take all five at once or any of them individually at the ceremony. You can read the full text of the Trainings here: http://mpcf.org/r_5MT.html