(Updated: September, 2017)
This started out as a post blog, which I posted 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.
As for me, my name is Nicole Dunn. 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 38 years old (as of July 2017) 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.
I am an aspiring 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 meditation classes, 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. I’ve been happily married for over 17 years and have a wonderful stepson who’s a senior in high school. Life is good!
Be Here Now Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/BeHereNowCommunity
My writer’s Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/Nicole-Dunn-992227660825124/?pnref=story
I’m also on twitter @InMindfulMotion
Walk softly, breathe deeply and know that you are beautifully alive!