It continues to be a disorienting time. We know many of you remain concerned for your health and the wellbeing of your friends, family, and communities even while the state and federal government are opening up again. Many of you are choosing to continue to stay close to home to protect yourselves and the vulnerable in our community.
You know the truth of interdependence.
So it probably won’t come as a surprise to you that we are cancelling Sangha for the month of JUNE. It breaks our hearts, but know that this decision is motivated by sila (ethical action).
The decision for the coming months will be based on the latest health news.
We will keep you informed of these decisions in this newsletter.
In the meantime SAVE THE DATE for JUNE 14th when we will have Sanjay do his third live ZOOM for our Sangha. A special reminder with the link will be out soon.
Only in the darkness can you see the stars.
~ Martin Luther King Jr
In this moment I choose not to create suffering.
The late Tibetan Buddhist nun Ani Trime developed a series of simple, straightforward affirmations to teach people to plant seeds of positivity in their minds. There are 10 affirmations from her toolkit for cultivating a freer, more open mind. Here is number 5.
SAVE THE DATE
THE ENNEAGRAM & MINDFULNESS INTRODUCTION WORKSHOP
with Christine Bates
NOVEMBER 14, 2020
9am ~ 4pm
(includes catered lunch)
The Enneagram of Personality is a model of the human
psyche which is a typology of nine interconnected personality types. The Enneagram model is used to help individuals gain insights into interpersonal dynamics, and in psychological and
contexts as a path to reach higher states of being, essence, or enlightenment. It is an elegant and robust model and aid to self-awareness and self-understanding.
In the November 14th workshop, Christine Bates will guide us to use this model, with our mindfulness practice, to deepen our ability to be present, to let go of aspects of the past which trouble us, and to reduce our leaning into the future in ways that lead to anxiety and confusion.
PLEASE KNOW OUR NEW BACK ROOM
WILL BE AVAILABLE WHEN WE REOPEN!