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Dear Still Water Friends,
This Thursday, August 18, we will meet for sitting and walking meditation beginning at 7:00 PM. Following this meditation period, we will explore the concept of interbeing. Weve heard the term Thay touches on interconnectedness regularly in his teachings but how do we experience this in our daily reality? Also, how do we maintain awareness of this interconnectedness applying the balm of compassion to the wounds of hatred and suffering in our daily lives?
In the book, Creating True Peace, Thay writes:
We are a continuation of our ancestors. We contain all the beautiful qualities and actions of our ancestors and also all their painful qualities. Knowing this, we can try our best to continue what is good and beautiful in our ancestors, and we will practice to transform the violence and the pain passed down to us from so many generations. We know that we practice peace not only for ourselves, but for the benefit of all our ancestors and all our descendents.
Please join us if you can this Thursday evening for meditation and a discussion of inter-being. The best times to join are just before the first sitting at 7 pm; at 7:25, at the beginning of walking meditation; and, at 7:35, at the beginning of the second sitting. (To allow others to maintain concentration and continuity, we ask that practitioners not enter during the walking meditation period.)
A Lotus to You, Buddha to Be.