Positive Mind, POSITIVE LIFE


2015 Camp Videos & Pictures

Thank you for letting us capture your moments at the 3rd Annual Retreat of Awakening.

These pictures and videos summarize all the wonderful memories shared at the 2015 Retreat.

We hope it will lift your spirits and bring you peace and joy as you view them.

Retreat of Awakening's Got Talent!

  1. Staff: “Happy
  2. Team EHhhh: “Trại Tỉnh Thức Funk
  3. Team Bùng Nổ: “Fireworks
  4. ** SONG CA: Quê Hương Ba Miền
  5. Team G-G-G Unit: “Lắc It Off
  6. Baby Boomers: “Wake Up and Dance With Me
  7. Staff: “I Will Follow Him
  8. Team Monk-tallica: “Don’t Stop Believing
  9. Team Simple Minded: “Thriller
  10. Team Harmony: “I Will Fly High
  11. Team Beliebers: “Em Ơi
  12. Team Mindful Jacksons: “Breathe In

2015 REFLECTIONS – Signature ROA 2015 Moments

Staff: HAPPY at Retreat of Awakening's Got Talent!


Positive Mind - Positive Life

Did you ever look back at life and ask yourself, “when was the most insightful moment”, “where was the most beautiful picture”, “what was the most memorable and meaningful action” in your life? If they indeed exist, I sincerely believe that it was not the time that we had the most money, nor the time that we relished the sensual gratifications. Those are but fragile and fleeting. It was also not the time that we engaged in controversial challenges with others since the happiness of one person becomes the suffering of another.

If they indeed exist, I sincerely believe that those are the presence of true friendship and the reflection of pure love as those are the actions with loving kindness to help others in their time of trouble. To have such moments, such reflections, such noble actions, our mind has to possess the appropriate and respectful qualities. Please keep in mind that the qualities of our mind shape the qualities of our lives. That, I believe, is the meaning of the theme of this third

retreat, “Positive Mind, Positive Life”. With the opportunity we have today, I wish all of us will promote good qualities in our hearts and our way of life. Thank you very much.

Thích Nguyên Hạnh

2015 Program and Keynote Speakers


The New Era of Decision Making: A Stronger Connection Between the Mind & Body

Joan Frances Moran Creative Thought Leader and motivational speaker, Joan Frances Moran, teaches management, employees and business leaders how to inspire creativity in the workplace, adapt to change and achieve balance in work and in life. Using improvisational techniques to unlock old mindsets and create new paradigms of thought, Joan empowers her audience nationwide with a program for daily mindfulness. http://www.joanfrancesmoran.com/ In the Media: http://www.joanfrancesmoran.com/media/ Self Reflection : https://youtu.be/qPDPR4Wk9M4 The New Era of Decision Making: https://youtu.be/EwOQXae5c2E Interview with Jess Mitchell: https://youtu.be/zgdAOyXS_qk

Embodying Self-Empowerment: Increasing Quality of Life and Personal Effectiveness Through Mindfulness Practices

Dr. Margot Hasha Dr. Margot Hasha, a Professor in the Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Child and Family Studies at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. Her regular course offerings include Death and Dying, Marriage and Families, Sociology of Religion, Medical Sociology. Dr. Hasha has been a practicing psychotherapist since 1988 (27 years). She has taught mindfulness meditation to clients for the past 15 years and is a Level One Provider for the Mindfulness – Based Stress Reduction Program developed by Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn.

“We hope everyone had an unforgettable experience at the 2015 Retreat!!” — 2015 Camp Staff

“We hope everyone had an unforgettable experience at the 2015 Retreat!!” — 2015 Camp Staff

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