The first Root to Mindfulness outdoor meditation presented by Nan Hua Temple took place on 11 January 2020 at the Walter Sisulu National Botanical Gardens. Nan Hua Temple embarked on their ‘Root to Mindfulness’ initiative in order to bring meditation practices to the general public outside their meditation centres. Everyone was very excited and at the same time worried about whether the event can be successfully carried out. To their pleasant surprise over 60 participants attended the event. Although the day was overcast with grey clouds we were lucky enough to be blessed with a morning without rain. Under the guidance of the Venerables, everyone warmed up their bodies through a series of Tai Chi movements. It was then followed by a peaceful and mind-calming meditation which allowed everyone to relax and become one with nature. Overall today has been a fruitful event for all, and we hope that this opportunity will be used as a stepping stone to develop everyone’s spiritual journey and plant a seed of mindfulness.