Deep breath for tomorrow's beautiful holiday: Thanksgiving. Remember to set intentions to give yourself some renewal time, especially if you are in charge of the turkey and hosting the holiday, but even if you are travelling to relatives and anticipate some moments of contention, we can set the intention to be kind and respectful without being a doormat or losing ourselves in past deep conditioning ways of relating to whomever we may be dreading coming in contact with.
Announcements: This Sunday, November 25th, Dina will be teaching yoga at 6 pm at the church. Bring your own mat and any other favorite props that you like to use, i.e. strap, block, blanket, etc.
The Aloka Vihara nuns will be visiting us and giving us a dharma talk on Sunday, December 2 at the church. Here is the link to their website if you would like to find out more about them. http://www.saranaloka.org/
Ayya Anandabodhi will be coming to speak so you can listen to her talks on the website to see how she offers the dharma if you are curious.
This Sunday, I will be speaking from direct experience (without airing any dirty laundry of course!!) about how to arrive at your own mutual resolution when your partner doesn't practice by relying on your inner wisdom which we all have cultivated for ourselves through this beautiful practice. This segways from my talk last Sunday on Balancing the Fetter of Delusion with Wisdom. This talk will be up on the website soon.
Hoping that you can come and explore this area of daily life householder practice with me, of course bringing any of your own insights and questions to this topic.
with metta, Pauletta