Sangha and friends announcements We are happy to continue meditation practice at the Buddha house January 3 2015 , we look forward to seeing you . All the Best to everyone in the coming new year .
Last weeks readingThe reading is from the Plumb Village Chanting and Recitation book
Compiled by Thich Nhat Hanh
( we begin practicing this love meditation focusing on ourselves ("I"). Until we are able to love and take care of ourselves, we cannot be of much help to others. Next , we can practice towards others (substitution "he/she" or "they"), first with someone we love , next with someone we like, then with someone neutral to us, and finally toward someone who has made us suffer.)
May I be peaceful, happy and light in body and spirit .
May I be safe and free from injury.
May I be free from anger , afflictions, fear, and anxiety.
May I learn to look at myself with the eyes of understanding and love.
May I be able to recognize and touch the seeds of joy and happiness in myself.
May I learn to identify and see the sources of anger,craving,and delusion in myself.
May I know how to nourish the seeds of joy in myself every day.
May I be able to live fresh ,solid, and free.
May I be free from attachment and aversion, but not be indifferent.
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