July 16, 2012

Practice for the Week: Urgency to Practice

Hello Everyone,

May this find you well. Acknowledge and give yourselves some joyful credit for coming last night and being met with the opportunity to practice in yet a different way. For those of you that came, I am referring to the beautiful, loud and amazing music that was being played across from all of us in the sanctuary. We worked in guided meditation with loud sound and from the discussion afterward, I would conclude was very successful.

John a sangha member who has been wanting to get a group together to meditate outdoors, announced last night that this will happen tomorrow, Tuesday at 4:30 pm. He and others will be at the wooden deck landing at the bird sanctuary at Alameda Beach near South Shore. Please join him if you would like to participate.

For the practice this week, please spend some time reflecting on what brought you to this practice in the first place and why you stay. You might consider ways in which your life has been different before and after starting the path.

You can also continue with the equanimity practice during sitting, repeating a phrase and reflecting on the phrase for the situation and/or person you bring up during the sitting. During the course of your day, how you can find opportunities to move back to balance and neutrality in different heightening moments.

May you all have a fruitful week of practice,

with metta and gratitude, Pauletta

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