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 but previously hadn’t made much time for. 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 in the Plum Village tradition and was ordained by TNH in Estes Park, CO in August of 2007 and given the dharma name True Wonderful Flower. I am 40 years old (as of July 2019) 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 and continue to serve as program director for. https://www.facebook.com/BeHereNowCommunity/?fref=nf
I write monthly for the Montana Woman magazine for a column called “Mindfulness Matters” and I’m currently working on two non-fiction book projects. I’m also a spoken word artist. Give a free listen to my debut album Bird on a Wire (March 2018), available on my website (see link below).
I’m the director of the Open Way Mindfulness Center and I help lead and direct local retreats, organize local events, and serve on our local and statewide sangha boards. I’ve been a hospice volunteer for 17 years and I enjoy: community building, writing, anything having to do with music (playing, singing, listening, live shows, dancing), 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 19 years and have a wonderful 19-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.