for 16 May 2023 Sangha
steps in to lead a discussion on
Pema Chödrön's book
How We Live Is How We Die
"As much as we might try to resist, endings happen in every moment—the end of a breath, the end of a day, the end of a relationship, and ultimately the end of life. And accompanying each ending is a beginning, though it may be unclear what the beginning holds. In How We Live Is How We Die, Pema Chödrön shares her wisdom for working with this flow of life—learning to live with ease, joy, and compassion through uncertainty, embracing new beginnings, and ultimately preparing for death with curiosity and openness rather than fear.
Poignant for readers of all ages, her teachings on the bardos—a Tibetan term referring to a state of transition, including what happens between this life and the next—reveal their power and relevance at each moment of our lives. She also offers practical methods for transforming life’s most challenging emotions about change and uncertainty into a path of awakening and love."
---lifted from The Pema Chödrön Foundation website
Cynthia hopes to focus our discussion on predilections.
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Rounding Out May
16 May Book Discussion with Cynthia Schlie
23 May Win Ark
30 May Paul Shippee
Upcoming on 23 May
Win Ark PsyD
will address the Sangha concerning
Buddhist practice and Psychological Health
"In this meditation and talk we’ll explore the connection between Buddhist practice and the cultivation of psychological health and well-being."
More Information to Follow Next Week
The national flowers above remind us of the locations of much suffering in this world
where sending metta can help.
Sunflowers for Ukraine
Jasmine for Pakistan
Tulips for Turkey
Tuesday Evening Sanghameets at 6:30 pm
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