(Updated: July 2018)
This started out as a post blog – which I sent live after my husband and I had the wonderful opportunity to attend a 21-day mindfulness retreat with Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh (TNH) in Plum Village back in June 2012 – as a way to share about my retreat experience. Then I kept it going, because it proved a great way to keep me writing, which I love to do. I include my thoughts and experiences relating to my own everyday path of practice in the mindfulness tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh.
My name is Nicole Dunn and I am a core member of the Order of Interbeing (OI member) and was ordained by TNH in Estes Park, CO in August of 2007 and given the dharma name True Wonderful Flower. I am 39 years old (as of July 2018) and reside in the Rocky Mountains of Montana, where I happily and gratefully practice with the Be Here Now Sangha (community), which I founded in 2002. https://www.facebook.com/BeHereNowCommunity/?fref=nf
I’m a writer and am currently working on my 2nd book (while trying to get my first one published). I’m the director of the Open Way Mindfulness Center, teach mindfulness, help lead and direct local retreats, and serve on our local and statewide sangha boards. I’ve been a hospice volunteer for 15 years and have helped to lead workshops on death and dying. I enjoy community building, meditation, writing, anything having to do with music (playing, singing, listening, live shows, dancing to), hiking, photography, volunteering, traveling, camping, and riding my motorcycle – I also have the best job ever as a grateful nanny for two little boys & a baby girl. I’ve been happily married for over 18 years and have a wonderful 18-year-old stepson. Life is good, truly.
Youtube Channel: In Mindful Motion
My writer’s Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/Nicole-Dunn-992227660825124/?pnref=story
Sound Cloud: https://soundcloud.com/inmindfulmotion
Podcast on Stitcher: https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/in-mindful-motion-podcast?refid=stpr
I’m also on twitter @InMindfulMotion
Walk softly, breathe deeply and know that you are beautifully alive.