October 9, 2014

Sun 7-8:30 Accepting Uncertainty & Picnic

Dear Friends,

They say people make plans and the gods laugh. We humans are so oriented toward the future that we cherish the predictable and loath uncertainty. We take comfort from global communications and the sense it gives us that we're in touch with whatever's happening. Yet all we know for certain is what we're experiencing right now.

In the midst of so much that we simply don't know, we go on filling out calendars and suffering when our assumptions prove false. It's remarkable we manage at all. How can we address the uncertainty of life skillfully, so that it doesn't cause so much distress?

This Sunday, 7-8:30 pm, I'll take a look at the wisdom passed down on this matter and we can discuss how it can be applied to our own way of thinking and dealing with this truly unpredictable world.

Don't forget the annual sangha picnic is this Sunday, too! We'll gather in McKinley Park (Buena Vista & Walnut St) starting around 5 pm. Bring a dish to share if you can (don't forget beverages count). Compostable/recyclable cups, plates & utensils will be provided. We clean-up in time for our regular sitting at 7pm. The class in American Sign Language will be incorporated into the picnic.

With metta,

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