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Thursday 7:00pm, On-line Meditation and Discussion with Dharma Holder Kisei and Zen Teacher Bansho

Thursday, March 19, 2020 - 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

During this time of rapidly changing life circumstances, our practice can help us remain calm and open hearted, optimistic while pragmatic, kind and generous. By simply returning to the present moment of the breath we can help resettle the mind/heart if we become anxious or fall into despair during the day.

But this takes remembering and practice so that during stressful situations it is our default method of activity. We have many tools and much support. Now is the time to use them.

Tonight we will offer meditations from the Four Foundations of Mindfulness - the foundational teachings the Buddha taught their entire life. Teachings that remind us to check in with the body, to feel our feelings and connect with the Mind Ground. Loving Kindness keeps the heart afloat, open and ready to respond. 

7:00 Meditation/Guided Meditation
7:50 Dharma talk and discussion

9:00 Closing Chant

We are told to keep social distance...this is physical distance to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus...we can reach out to each other in this amazing manner and stay socially connected and interconnected without spreading this virus.

May everyone be well.

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Donations will support the on-going care and training of our resident monastics and teachers at Great Vow as well as the on-going maintenance of our wonderful practice centers Heart of Wisdom and Great Vow Zen Monastery. May we work together to create a more beautiful world, one of trust, sincerity, compassion and presence.

This is an on-line meeting