~ Pema Chodron
Our hearts have the power to take in suffering, heal it, and broadcast joy. What we call the "difficult states of mind" are those we intuitively wish to end, or avoid. Buddha's teaching is counter-intuitive. He said we should turn toward these forms of suffering and embrace them with compassion and good will. Then the heart will blossom with love and joy for the benefit of all.
This Sunday, 7-8:30 pm we'll look at how this alchemy works in our real lives. Bring your stories about opening to fear, grief, anger, dislike, regret or other difficult states of mind. We need to hear -- often -- about how this works, in order to have the trust and courage to make this our own every day practice.
Looking forward to seeing you there,