Another idea I want to send out to everyone is simply an echo to the e-mail received from Marsha Kameron tonight. In addition to the quiet meditation times we have at Sangha, we often have readings or other programs carefully chosen by whoever volunteers to host that session, and I have always greatly enjoyed those occasions where we discuss and share our individual responses to the content of the program. Bouncing our different ideas back and forth can be such a good way for each of us to make new discoveries.
Especially since I live far away in Plattsburgh while many of you have opportunities to see each other more often, I particularly enjoy some of the social aspects of our get-togethers over tea after the program. Still, though, the real refuge of Sangha for me lies in being able to learn and strengthen my own practice through our dharma discussions.
May peace and joy, lovingkindness and equanimity stalk you all the days of your life!