30 Jul. 2018

Here & Now Newsletter 3rd Quarter 2018

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Here & Now Newsletter 2nd Quarter 2018

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Chanting Book: Vandana

VANDANA BOOK 30 JULY 2018 BP

This is the book we use during our Wednesday meditation session. Please download to be familiar with the chants. You can also use this book at home. 

25 Jul. 2014

Forgiveness – Nelson Mandela

bodiOnce the Buddha asked monks: “Suppose that a man were to come along carrying paints of lacquer, turmeric, indigo or carmine lac, saying, ‘I will draw pictures in space, I will make pictures appear on space.’ Now, what do you think — would he draw pictures in space & make pictures appear on space?”

 

Monks answered: “No, Venerable Sir. Why is that? Because space is formless & featureless. It’s not easy to draw pictures there and to make them appear. The man would reap only a share of weariness & disappointment.”

Then the Buddha admonished that in the same way when we encounter anger and harsh speech, we should train ourselves to make our mind a sky (spacious and retaining no trace of bitterness). Read More


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